Luxembourg, 06th March – BCO, the specialist in aviation markings and aircraft film-based decoration, was appointed by Sabena Aerospace, the Belgian MRO specialist, for the renewal of one Mauritania Airlines’ Boeing 737 full exterior decoration based on high performing BCO aviation adhesive film.
Mauritania Airlines mainly operates through the African continent. Since 2010, they also serve some European destinations. Their fleet is composed of 3 Boeings 737 and 1 Embraer ERJ145.
In December 2014, one of their Boeing’s 737 was in Zaventem (Belgium) for advanced maintenance check at Sabena Aerospace – a full renewal of the exterior decoration was included in the global maintenance operation. Instead of sending the aircraft to the paint shop, Sabena Aerospace suggested their client an alternative by opting for BCO external aviation adhesive film enabling the airline to save time and money with a guaranteed high-end finishing of their aircraft livery.
‘‘Thanks to BCO’s know-how, Mauritania Airlines saved a lot of money and precious time by reducing significantly the aircraft downtime. BCO provides a very innovative long-term aviation adhesive film, with the possibility to install it directly in the maintenance hangar during the technical maintenance operations. This allowed the Boeing 737 to be immediately ready for operation after the maintenance program without requiring additional downtime for painting, said Didier Dubois, Rep. Exterior lettering at Sabena Aerospace.
BCO’s high performing aviation film offers unmatched level of flexibility for airlines looking for innovative alternatives to painting. Besides its unique technical features, the adhesive film solution represents a financially interesting alternative to the complex painting operations. Indeed, BCO aviation films can installed in a very tight lapse of time, reducing significantly the aircraft downtime.
In addition, BCO external decoration aviation film enables to reduce the degradation of the aircraft fuselage as the installation and removal of the adhesive film does not required stripping operations. BCO aviation film is an ultra-performing micro-perforated adhesive film that generates very low erosion thanks to its extreme thickness, and therefore is for short, medium and long term decoration operation.
For this project BCO team integrated the requirements from the airlines marketing department and turned them into an aviation engineering approved decoration. BCO experts team accompanied the airline’s engineers and Sabena Aerospace’s MRO team from A to Z.