Coating technology is progressing at a steady rate with continuous significant improvements in the coatings performance. In the aerospace field, as well as in the stationary gas turbine field, coatings deposited by different processes (thermal spray, CVD, EBPVD) play an important role in order to increase the performances of the engines. In particular, in order to improve the resistance to oxidation and corrosion at high temperature, aluminium is deposited by several techniques (pack aluminising, above the pack and CVD) in alternative or addition to thermal spray coatings (mainly MCrAlY alloys where M stands for Co, Ni or CoNi). These MCrAlY coatings are generally deposited by Low Pressure Plasma Spray (LPPS) or Vacuum Plasma Spray (VPS), but also by High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) and Air Plasma Spray (APS). This paper addresses the study of aluminium coatings deposited by CVD on CoNiCrAlY bond coats deposited by different processes: VPS with F4 gun, LPPS with EPI gun and HVOF. The aim is to verify if and how the different CoNiCrAlY coatings obtained by these three processes with different content of oxides and porosity could affect the deposition rate and quality of the Al coatings. The obtained samples have been characterized from the metallographic point of view in order to determine porosity, thickness and structure of both CoNiCrAlY and Al coatings. Al coating thickness has been taken as parameter in order to define the Al coating deposition rate on the three different CoNiCrAlY coatings. Further tests for the determination of aluminium content and chemical composition of the coatings are in progress.

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