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Boeing delivers KLM a 777-300ER in special chrome-free Skyteam livery

Boeing has delivered a 777-300ER (Extended Range) to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in a special chrome-free paint and primer SkyTeam livery which celebrates the alliance’s 10th anniversary.

Aircraft registration PH-BVD.

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Boeing has introduced this chrome-free primer and chrome-free exterior decorative paint in response to environmental requests from various airlines. In addition to simplified health and safety monitoring requirements, a chrome-free primer reduces the environmental impact of the paint and stripping process, since removing chrome from the paint and primer eliminates the need for special handling of paint waste and clean-up, and designated off-site disposal areas.

Boeing will apply this non-chrome paint and primer on up to 14 airplanes across various airplane models for in-service evaluation with the intention of making it a standard option in the future.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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