Along with the delivery of their new fleet of Airbus A380s from France, Qantas Australia also received many pieces of maintenance and diagnostic equipment that are vital in the process of keeping their planes flying. Amongst this equipment, specially constructed platform ladders from were received, allowing safe access to the aircraft’s jet engines as they are being serviced.
Within less than twelve months of operation, these ladders started showing the effects of corrosion from jet fuel and the coastal location of the Qantas jet base at Sydney’s Mascot airport. After an extensive search to find Sydney’s best powdercoaters, Impreglon Australia were asked to provide a coating solution for the corrosion problem.
The ladders, which were disassembled by the Qantas staff, were transported to our factory at Minto in Sydney’s west, where they were expertly assessed. Once the recommended processes were approved by Qantas, the ladders were sand and shot blasted to remove the old coatings. The components were then individually powdercoated in Safety Yellow to provide the optimum corrosion protection.
The components were then safely packaged and transported back to the Qantas base at Mascot for reassembly and a return to service. We are happy to report that the ladders show no further signs of corrosion, and we are expecting many more years of service before they will require further treatment.
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