Axalta Partners With SureFlight to Refinish Helicopters for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder
coatings, partnered with SureFlight premiere aviation completion
specialists to refinish two colorful, child-friendly pediatric critical
care transport helicopters for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, part of
Miami Children’s Health System.

Axalta and SureFlight spent over 1,000 man hours refinishing the
aircraft using Axalta’s Corlar 13550 S, Epoxy Primer, Imron AF700
Basecoat and Imron AF740 Clearcoat brands. Through this project, both
companies took great pride in the creativity, expertise and talent they
brought to bear on the project. But most importantly, their greatest
reward came from knowing who would benefit most from the newly
refinished helicopters.

“The care and love the team took in painting the aircraft went above and
beyond,” stated Michael Cash, President of Industrial Coatings. “It was
great to see both companies join forces to utilize their specialties for
a very rewarding and meaningful project.”

Kenneth Patino, Program Director for LifeFlight Transfer Center, Trauma
and Emergency Services for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, said, “Our
aircraft have never looked better. This recent paint job is simply

Once completed, the helicopters were given the thumbs up by their most
important critics- a group of eight children, who proudly stood beside
the aircraft for a photo.

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