Within the Aircraft MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) business KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Engineering & Maintenance Division has been involved with Thermal Spraying since the late 60’s. The latest procurement on thermal spraying is the state of the art light weight electric arc spray gun (the EM-14) for the closed-loop electric arc spray system of Praxair TAFA called the CoArc. With this new piece of equipment KLM is up-to-date in the high-tech approach of applying thermal spray coatings on aircraft engines with a electrical twin-wire arc spray system. Close teamwork between an end-user in aircraft industry (KLM) and a thermal spray supplier (Praxair) resulted in a new state of the art arc spray gun. This paper shows the first spray results with the EM-14 gun.

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