AMSTERDAM — Iceland's rich and vivid history is being celebrated with colorful new livery launched by Icelandair, which was created using AkzoNobel products.
The Icelandic national airline's new Boeing 757-300 looks stunning with its tri-color red, white and blue fuselage, which represents the colors of Iceland's flag. It was developed to mark the 100th anniversary of Iceland's independence and sovereignty.
Featuring the company's latest-generation basecoat/clearcoat system and Aerodur 3001/3002 range, the aircraft is also coated with Aeroflex wing coatings and Aerofine interior cabin coatings. One of its first jobs was to fly Iceland soccer fans to Russia.
"We have been partners with Icelandair for many years and were delighted to supply products for their eye-catching new livery," said John Griffin, Director of AkzoNobel's Aerospace Coatings business. "The design looks stunning, and our high-performance coatings will continue to provide the kind of protection and endurance that have helped Icelandic culture and heritage to thrive for so many years."
Added Icelandair's Jón Skafti Kristjánsson, Director of Marketing, commented, "We wanted to do something remarkable to celebrate these milestones in Iceland's history, Iceland's sovereignty and the Icelandic National team's debut at the World Cup, and are thrilled with the result. AkzoNobel products are used on the entire Icelandair fleet, and we couldn't be happier with the quality and efficiency of the solutions the company supplies. It's a winning partnership in every sense."
Icelandair's new Boeing 757-300 is the carrier's third aircraft to feature special livery. The other two are based on the Northern Lights and Europe's second largest glacier, Vatnajokull. Both were created with AkzoNobel products.
To learn more about AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings, visit http://www.anac.com/.