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PPG offers aerospace coatings customers more training programs

PPG’s Aerospace Coatings Academy provides classroom, hands-on practical sessions

Monday, October 22, 2018 3:32 pm EDT

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SYLMAR, Calif.

SYLMAR, Calif., Oct. 22, 2018 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it will offer its popular aerospace coatings training to more customers by increasing the number of programs to meet growing global demand.

Nine sessions of PPG’s Aerospace Coatings Academy are already planned in 2019 – four in the U.S. for North American customers, four in Europe for customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and one in Asia for participants from China, Japan and nearby countries. PPG may hold additional training programs to accommodate customer requests.

More than 200 painters, engineers and buyers representing around 50 airlines, aircraft manufacturers and maintenance operations have attended 14 sessions held since the academy launched in 2015. There is no charge to attend an academy session, which offers hands-on learning opportunities as well as classroom sessions on the latest aerospace coatings technologies.

“After attending the academy for the first time, I found it to be so beneficial that I participated in a second session,” said Christophe Colin, Air France material expert. “I am always learning something from this training and from the PPG experts who are here to support this program. It is good to go into a PPG facility as it gives me the opportunity to meet the PPG team involved on the different topics.”

He adds, “I would recommend the training to my colleagues because it enables customers to keep up-to-date on evolving market trends and the latest coatings technology in the aerospace business. I also like the interchange with representatives of other companies who are facing the same issues.”

PPG continues to update the program content as new technology develops and to address customer requests.

“By holding the training at PPG facilities, we also afford attendees the opportunity to see PPG coatings operations,” said Daniel Bencun, PPG global director, aerospace coatings. “Customers have told us they find value in both the classroom segments that provide technology overviews and the practical sessions, where they participate in such activities as applying paint onto panels in a spray booth.”

PPG will hold its next Aerospace Coatings Academy in December 2018 at its Barcelona, Spain, automotive refinish coatings manufacturing facility.

PPG customers may contact their local sales representatives for more information about the academy.

PPG’s global aerospace business offers coatings, sealants, transparencies, packaging and application systems, and transparent armor, as well as chemical management and other services. For more information, visit www.ppgaerospace.com.

 

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PPG’s Aerospace Coatings Academy includes classroom sessions as well as hands-on learning opportunities, such as this demonstration at a recent academy of the use of a calibrator to assess dry paint film thickness. From left are Stephane Simon, PPG product and technical service manager, Aerospace, Europe, the Middle East and Africa; Adel Khalifah Mahmoud Albqowr, Jordanian Aircraft Company paint technical leader; and Ahmed Al-Attas, PPG technical and sales manager, Aerospace, the Middle East and India.
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Attendees and PPG presenters at a recent PPG Aerospace Coatings Academy are pictured at the company’s Coatings Innovation Center in Allison Park, Pennsylvania. PPG plans to hold nine sessions around the world in 2019 and may add more to accommodate customer requests.

Contact:

Audrey Fujimoto
PPG
+1-818-741-1685
audrey.fujimoto@ppg.com
www.ppgaerospace.com

Jean Verlich
JV Communications
+1-724-916-4558
jverlich@jvcommunications.com


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