A breast cancer awareness campaign in Australia is using a plane with custom-made pink coatings created and donated by PPG Industries' aerospace business. The aircraft is flying across Australia to help QantasLink promote awareness of the disease across remoter regions of the continent.
PPG Aerospace's Tullamarine application support centre supplied more than 50 kg of a PU topcoat and an epoxy primer for QantasLink's Bombardier Q400 'Pink Lady.'
The donated coatings, which also included QantasLink's red, white and black livery colours, would have cost about AU$20 000 ($18 000), said a 7 Jan statement from PPG.
"The size and remoteness of some areas of Australia make it difficult to get a message across the country," commented Anne Neeson, PPG business manager. The striking pink colours of PPG's high-performance aerospace coatings "give QantasLink's Pink Lady a dramatic appearance fitting its purpose," she added.