Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) has dipped into some paint technology already applied to U.S. AH-64 Apache helicopters and F-15 and F-18 fighters – paint without toxic, carcinogenic chromate compounds. First to receive the new paint is a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines 777-300ER delivered Aug. 25 painted in a SkyTeam livery that celebrates that airline alliance’s 10th anniversary. BCA intends to apply the non-chromatic paint to up to 14 airplanes across its model line for in-service ...

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