“With our newly created partnership, we both look forward to offering unmatched service to our customers, with US stock, short lead time, and color matching capability,” said Gaetan Guibert, Mapareo’s North America director, who signed the contract.
The announcement was timed to coincide with the ACPC conference in Orlando, Florida.
Earlier this year, Mapaero obtained Embraer qualifications for its cabin filler, primer and top coat and a triple OEM qualification by Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer for the new Di-Tex 50 interior top coat.
AAI will have a full tint line in Atlanta, Georgia to make top coat colors on-demand, including Mapaero’s FR2-55 waterbased fire retardant topcoat for use on aircraft cabin interiors.
AAI is targeting to have this tint line operational by November 2018. In the meantime, orders placed with Atlanta Aviation will be shipped from Mapaero corporate office located in Pamiers France.
“With AAI setting up this tint line, we can achieve quicker turn-around times on custom colors and offer turnkey paint/application services. Airlines and MROs will also see cost savings by shipping from Atlanta” said Michael Thatch, VP of AAI.