The intrinsic qualities of OxSiCoat make it the perfect protective skin for use in this industry. Weight is critical to aerospace engineering and the layers of paint necessary to protect an aircraft add considerable weight to the plane, helicopter or other flight craft. OxSiCoat can provide unprecedented corrosion protection at mere microns of thickness, making a massive weight saving. Corrosion is a major problem for flight components such as rotor blades that require replacement. The entire carcass of an aircraft and the internal skin and components are subject to pressure from weathering and degradation. Coating them in OxSiCoat provides greater longevity and therefore has important cost savings. It also has very important safety benefits too, as OxSiCoat is molecularly bonded to the metal surface there is no vulnerable edging around the metal or joints, once it is bonded it is sealed, there is no peeling. This is important as components or panels are not vulnerable to degradation from UV damage or corrosion.
The heat resistant property of the skin is an extremely useful quality when used around engine components that can reach high temperatures. OxSiCoat can endure prolonged exposure to high temperature without any degradation to the coating. This makes it suitable for coating a wide range of components that are exposed to heat.
The decorative finishes that can be combined with this coating allow for individual design considerations for aircraft. Furthermore the ease with which the surface can be cleaned saves time and money spent on specialist cleaning products. Cleaning bugs off of an OxSiCoated panel or propeller is fast and simple.