New hangar sets stage for a colorful collaboration

AkzoNobel colors and protective coatings ensure aircraft leave the hangar ready to impress.

Estonian-based integrated maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider and asset management organization Magnetic MRO recently unveiled its brand-new and purpose-built paint hangar at Tallinn Airport. The new hangar was the perfect opportunity for AkzoNobel to support development in the region and ensure airline customers have the best options in color and protective aerospace coatings.

Magnetic MRO is a fast growing and cutting-edge technical care organization with a global presence and over two decades of experience in the field. The new hangar expands their headquarters, adding 1,628 m2 of painting space with a custom docking system and high-tech capabilities. It even uses augmented reality to visualize new livery on aircraft before paint is selected and applied.

Serving a variety of aircraft types, Magnetic MRO is one of the first MRO companies to offer a combination of base maintenance and refinishing. Their aim is to provide airlines with innovative solutions maintenance, superior operational efficiency and fresh-looking liveries – which is exactly where AkzoNobel comes in.

“With our long history of supplying the paints for a range of colorful, vibrant and eye-catching aircraft finishes, it’s always exciting to collaborate with competitive entrepreneurs in aircraft painting,” says Martijn Dieben, Regional Sales Manager for Aerospace Coatings. “We’re happy to support Magnetic MRO with their continued growth.”

One of the first aircraft to be painted in the new hangar was an Airbus A320, owned by Russia-based airline Red Wings and pictured below alongside Magnetic MRO’s skilled painting team.

The repainting was done using all AkzoNobel coatings, including topcoat Aviox Finish 77702, ensuring superior corrosion protection for the aircraft in the airline’s signature red color, communicating their unique brand identity.

“AkzoNobel is a valuable supplier and partner of Magnetic MRO,” says Kaspars Podins, Operations Manager of Magnetic MRO. “We are always glad to cooperate with like-minded professionals who are investing in and helping us to be part of the aviation industry’s effective growth.”

AkzoNobel has also supplied the new hangar with the complete Color Universe Paint Chip Station. Color Universe provides visual documentation of over 10,000 colors and effects, organized by lightness, saturation and hue. Combined with our precise color-matching capabilities, this allows Magnetic MRO and their customers to choose from a truly unlimited palette while creating their custom liveries.

“We are excited to be a part of Magnetic MRO’s continued success and growth,” added Robert Walker, Sales Representative for AkzoNobel Aerospace and account manager for Magnetic MRO. “Together, we will bring our high performance coatings and color solutions to more customers around the world.”