BA Trials Million Pound Paint Job

BRITISH AIRWAYS (BA) is to extend the trial of an innovative paint coating designed to improve fuel efficiency, potentially saving the airline millions of pounds in fuel costs.  Originally applied to one of the carrier’s Airbus A318s, the ‘tripleO’ coating bonds with the surface of the aircraft, improving aerodynamics and preventing dirt from building up.  The successful trial will now be extended to a Boeing 777-200.
“We are delighted to see the results from more live tests.  To prove such a substantial return on investment for our clients, especially BA, is the result of many years of hard work.  Our extensive research and development in our product coating, application methods and the wind tunnel tests over the last four years is now paying dividends for all our clients,” tripleO’s Ross Thornley said.