FEATURES New hangar sets stage for a colorful partnership AkzoNobel colors and protective coatings ensure aircraft leave the hangar ready to impress. The new hangar is 2,853 m² and is fully booked for its first six monthsIt will provide commercial and VIP standard painting services for a wide range of aircraft, including Boeing 737max and the Airbus 320neo familyAkzoNobel supplies over 10,000 different color and effect samples via the Color Universe Paint Chip Station "We believe this dynamic new partnership will be mutually beneficial and deliver high quality results for Magnetic MRO’s wide range of customers." 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 partnership 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 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 John Griffin, AkzoNobel’s Aerospace Segment Director. “We believe this dynamic new partnership will be mutually beneficial and deliver high quality results for Magnetic MRO’s wide range of customers.” One of the first aircraft to receive the Magnetic MRO treatment 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.