KLM 777-300ER gets ‘green’ paint job

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August 25: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ latest Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) has been delivered painted in a special ‘SkyTeam’ livery to celebrate the alliance’s tenth anniversary, but is also notable for being the start of an in-service evaluation using chrome-free decorative paint and primer.
The paint’s chrome-free status results in simplified health and safety monitoring requirements, reduces the environmental impact of the painting and stripping process and eliminates the need for special handling of paint waste with consequent designated offsite disposal areas. Boeing says it will apply the non-chrome paint and primer on up to 14 aircraft across all models in its range for in-service evaluation with the intention of making it a standard option in the future.