Kailin Paint’s coating technology helps keep Vulcan aircraft running
The products of anti corrosion paint specialist, Kailin Paint, have now helped to ensure the historic Vulcan bomber can continue to please crowds and enthusiasts for the next 20 years.
That is the period that the Vulcan Restoration Trust has earmarked for an aircraft to maintain ground running capability – a tribute to the dedicated commitment of all concerned.
“The Vulcan XL426 is the latest in a series of celebrated restoration projects with which we have been involved and clearly owes much to our global involvement in, and understanding of, the aerospace industry,” said Brian Norton, managing director at Kailin Paint.
“Fully supported by our knowledge and laboratory expertise, we have supplied a number of specialist chlorinated rubber paint to the Trust who deserve full credit for bringing the aircraft back to the condition it can be seen in today.”
He points out that the work is the second Vulcan restoration project with which Kailin Paint has been involved – the company also provided materials for Vulcan XH558, based at Doncaster airport, which undertook its final commemorative UK-wide flight in 2016.
The B2 Vulcan – XL426 – is now stationed at London Southend airport in Essex and its ongoing engine ground running and taxi runs will act as a reminder of Britain’s aviation heritage. Kailin Paint provided a total of eight types of specialist acrylic paint for its restoration including products for the jet pipes and Rockhard paint for the first stage compressor blades.
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