RUAG MRO International has invested in the future of its Oberpfaffenhofen site in Bavaria, Germany with the commissioning a new combined painting and drying shop for aircraft components. The facility is intended to improve quality and reduce throughput times.
Following a two-week test phase in June, the aircraft painting specialists at RUAG MRO International have now started operations at the shop. The shop consists of a paint-spraying booth and an adjacent drying booth, and offers sufficient space for painting large aircraft components such as elevators and rudders, flaps or cabin components.
The closed arrangement of the two booths is advantageous as it enables a direct transition of components from the painting to the drying process, which can help eliminate the risk of contamination and save time.
“While one component is drying in the second booth, we can get on with painting the next component in the first booth,” stated Stefan Schulz, team leader for the paint shop.