SYLMAR, CA — PPG announced that Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. has qualified PPG exterior paint systems for all production aircraft. The PPG paint systems are qualified to Pilatus Specification PMS0600-52-01.

The PPG coatings are qualified for application on the PC-24 Super Versatile Jet, PC-12 NG turboprop airplane, PC-6 multirole aircraft, and PC-21, PC-9 M and PC-7 MkII military trainers.

Comprising the basic system are PPG DESOPRIME® 7530 pretreatment wash primer, PPG Desoprime 7065 primer, PPG DESOFILL™ HS 8620 sanding surfacer, PPG DESOTHANE® HS 8800 topcoat and PPG Desothane HD 9008 clearcoat. Special effects options are also qualified with the same primers and sanding surfacer, PPG Desothane HS 8000 metallic topcoat and mica coat, and PPG Desothane HS 8720 matte clearcoat.

According to Thorsten Schleyer, PPG Account Manager for Pilatus, PPG formulated the coatings systems with the latest innovative technology, enabling PPG to offer a coatings system that meets the application and performance needs of Pilatus.

“Having our metallic and mica paint systems be the first PPG systems qualified to a Pilatus specification is a milestone for PPG,” Schleyer said.