Designed for both MRO and OEM instruction, Sherwin-Williams has announced its new 2019 aerospace coatings training program schedule. Classes provide today’s aerospace coatings painting professionals with the continuous training required to stay current on the most up-to-date aviation coatings products and application methods available.
Both hands-on and classroom training include instruction for varying levels of experience from paint repair and surface prep to applying new chrome-hazard free primers and composite surfacer systems, as well as application tips and techniques for spraying the latest in technology-driven high-quality topcoats and clearcoats.
The extensive 2019 Aerospace Coatings Training Program schedule includes a series of two-day classes on:
• February 20-21, 2019
• April 24-25, 2019
• June 19-20, 2019
• September 11-12, 2019
• November 6-7, 2019
All classes will be held onsite at the Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings Andover (Wichita) Kan. training facility.
New for the 2019 training sessions are sessions on Sherwin-Williams aircraft cabin coatings, including its systems like JetFlex, JetFlex WR, and its latest introductions, JetFlex ELITE and Jet Suede. Known for their outstanding stain resistance, JetFlex interior aircraft coatings are available as an intermix system for both semi-gloss and flat finishes. Jet Suede is a two-component urethane topcoat designed to enhance the feel of aircraft interiors and delivers an upscale, textured feel to any surface to which it is applied.
Exterior aerospace paint system training will include work with SKYscapes and SKYscapes GA (General Aviation) Basecoat/Clearcoat and its special effects system, SKYscapes Shimmer Basecoat. Training and mastering the SKYscapes paint system allows aviation maintenance repair facilities and their paint shops to augment production schedules and turnaround more paint jobs.
Attendees will also work with the brand’s traditional single-stage technology exterior coating systems, Jet Glo and Jet Glo Express – both polyester urethane coatings
“Through these training sessions, new technicians can become better acquainted with our products and the best aerospace coatings application techniques, while seasoned professionals can take time to refine their skills in an actual shop setting,” says Richard Giles, Sherwin-Williams Global Technical Service & Training Manager for Aerospace Coatings. “In addition, all attendees will have a chance to review and update their knowledge on important base chemistry and coatings characteristics such as corrosion prevention, troubleshooting, reparability and other application guidelines.”
“Our two-day training programs are designed for all levels of paint shop personnel. Our goal is to have every participant leave with inspiration and ideas to help them create the best paint applications possible back at their own shops, on every plane, every time,” adds Giles.
All training sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. A registration fee of $349 per-person includes classroom and hands-on training with skilled industry professionals, training book and related materials, all necessary safety equipment, catered lunch each day, and certified training certificate. The training center is equipped with many types of spray equipment, including electrostatic guns. Attendees may bring their own spray equipment if they prefer.
For information on the 2019 aerospace coatings training program go to https://www.swaerospace.com/about-us/training-services or visit www.swaerospace.com. For other Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings inquiries, call 1-888-888-5593.