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Demand for Jet Paint Is Booming

  • Top supplier Akzo Nobel sees sales recovery two years early
  • New-plane output rises while leasing firms step up activity
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Source: Airbus SE

A bumpy recovery among global airlines has given an unexpected early boost to one corner of the market: demand for aircraft paint. It’s come roaring back as production of new jets rises and pandemic-idled old ones change operators.

At Akzo Nobel NV, the world’s biggest supplier of plane coatings, sales across the product range were back to pre-pandemic levels during the second quarter.