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Announcement of New Airbus Paint Approval

New Airbus Paint Approvals for South West Metal Finishing

We are pleased to announce that South West Metal Finishing Exeter sites are now holding the following Airbus Approvals for:-

Structural Paints

AIPS/AIPI 05-02-009 

Application of structural paints 


Application of corrosion inhibiting primer 


Application of flexible finish paint to an internal surface

These new approvals allow us to create a central source for NDT, TSA and Structural Paint for Airbus parts.

Associated Specifications held by SWMF:

Surface Treatment

AIPS 02-01-003                                

Tartaric Sulphuric Anodising of aluminium alloys for corrosion protection and paint pre-treatment

ABP 1-5057                                         

Conversion Coating of Aluminium

AIPS 02-05-001                                   

Chemical Conversion Coating


ABP 6-5229                                        

Testing by magnetic particle flaw detection

ABP 6-5230                                         

Testing by penetrant flaw detection

AITM 6-1001                                      

Penetrant Inspection

This is an exciting opportunity for South West Metal Finishing to work with the Airbus supply chain and develop new customer relationships.

Further approvals for Airbus are in process, details of which will be released as these approvals are confirmed. For further details please contact our business development manager Oliver Tuckett


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They are reliable, consistent and a good working relationship shared with them
They are based in a prime location and they have good technical capabilities.
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