Fixed Wing & Helicopter Airframe

Fixed Wing and Helicopter Airframe

The best treatment for every part

We’ve been working with airframe design engineers for more than 50 years—developing effective solutions that precisely fit customer needs. Our coatings are used to extend the operating life of aircraft parts on fixed wing and rotary wing airframe structural components and systems. In many cases, we provide coatings where they have not been used in the past or in place of other surface treatments that cause environmental or occupational safety issues.

Coating Applications for Airframe Systems (924 KB)

Coating Applications for Helicopters (1.2 MB)

Customized solutions for every part

Whatever the problem, we have a coating solution for it. Below are some common problems you’ve likely encountered with fixed wing and helicopter structural components and systems. For us, each problem is a unique event, requiring a unique answer. Rather than forcing a standard solution, we’re interested in making more possible. That’s why we’ll work directly with you to understand your unique challenge and find the solution that gets you more performance from your parts and equipment.


Airplane Airframe Structures & Systems


Protection Against:

 

Auxiliary Systems

Auxiliary power units, bleed air valves, environmental control units, starter components and more

Oxidation
Sealing
Sliding
Wear

 
 

Landing Gear

Axles, pins, door mechanisms, pistons, retract systems, shock strut assemblies, structural components, torque tubes, wheel and brake systems, and more

Corrosion
Fatigue
Impact fretting
Material compatibility
Wear
 

 

Propulsion Structures

Engine nacelles, exhaust nozzle components, lipskins, propeller systems, pylon ducts, rub strips and more 

 

Corrosion
Erosion
Fretting
High-frequency vibration
Sliding
Wear

 

Wing Components and Hydraulics

Constant speed drive and integrated drive generator components, flap actuators and support pins, flight control actuation systems, fuel pump components, leading edge wing slats, roller bearings, slat and flap tracks, sliders, struts, wing pivot and trunnion bearings, and more 

Abrasion
Corrosion
Erosion
Fatigue
Fretting
Material compatibility
Rolling
Sealing
Sliding
Vibration
Wear 




Helicopter Airframe Structures & Systems

Protection Against:

Landing Gear

Axle pintle landing gear, linkage components, nose and tail gear axles, pistons and more

 

Corrosion
Fatigue
Wear

Main Rotor

Actuation systems; blade bolts, extension sleeves, fold pins and pistons, lock and hinge pins and radius rings; cylinder assemblies and plungers; inner race bearings; pitch lock pistons; seal spacers and nuts; spur gears; swashplate caps, pivot and collective sleeves, rings and supports, and more

Chemicals
Corrosion
Fretting
Sliding
Vibration
Wear

Tail Rotor

Lamella for flexible couplings, pulleys and idlers, shafts, spacers, tail rotor hubs and more

Corrosion
Fretting
Sealing
Sliding

Transmission

Bearing retaining nuts and drive gears; conical, input and pinion gears; horns; main gear and tail rotor housings; assorted covers and more 

Corrosion
Fretting