EasyJet is the first airline to trial a nanotechnology coating on its aircraft aimed at reducing drag and increasing fuel efficiency. The ultra-thin coating, in use on US military aircraft, is a polymer that cross-links and bonds to the paint surface and only adds an estimated 4 oz. to the weight of the aircraft. The coating reduces the buildup of debris on the aircraft’s structure, leading edge and other surfaces, thus reducing drag on the surface of the aircraft by up to 1%-2%, ...

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