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How to Wash an Aircraft

The Correct Way to Wash an Aircraft

Before we start with how to wash an aircraft correctly and successfully, maybe we should first ask, why should we wash it?

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Maintaining Ageing Aircraft

Maintaining Ageing Aircraft

All aircraft whether general aviation, business jets, commercial airliners or defence aircraft will begin the ageing process from the day they are first flown.

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Scientific testing of Zi-400 Aircraft Cleaner dates back to 1993, when the Australian Defence Force commissioned a study into the impact of 19 fully approved aviation cleaning products on the corrosion rates of aluminium alloy used in military aircraft.

The results speak for themselves. Zi-400 was found to be a powerful corrosion inhibitor, with the extraordinary ability to arrest existing corrosion after it has commenced, shutting down corrosion rates to almost zero.

Zi 400 HD Aircraft Cleaner 20L

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Paul Andronicou Aerobatics

Why Aerobatic Champion Paul Andronicou trusts Solidus products

Paul Andronicou is a Melbourne based aerobatic air show display & unlimited category competition pilot – claiming the title of Australia’s unlimited aerobatic and freestyle champion in 2011…

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ZOK Gas Turbine Compressor Cleaner Peak Performance

Cleaning Gas Turbine Compressors

If you want an excellent gas turbine compressor cleaner, then you had better use one with an established pedigree. Over 30 years ago the RAF commissioned ZOK; a UK based chemical manufacturer to formulate a compressor cleaner that would clean and at the same time protect the Sea King helicopter jet engine…

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Heliflite Authorised Reseller Solidus Products

Heliflite Services Pty Ltd authorised reseller of Solidus Industries products

Solidus Industries are excited to announce that Heliflite Services Pty Ltd have become authorised resellers of our Aviation range of products.

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CASA Airworthiness Bulletin AWB 02 019

CASA AWB 02-019

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) recently released an Airworthiness Bulletin to address the widespread trend of aircraft operators washing with unapproved cleaning products, which have been known to cause corrosion damage to the airframe…

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Airframe Corrosion

Is there a relationship between aircraft washing and corrosion?

The cost of corrosion to the U.S. Commercial aircraft industry for the year 1996 was estimated at $2.225 billion. Further, it has been stated that corrosion costs the US military about $20 billion each year.

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Corrosion of Metal

More Than Just A Risk… Minimising Aircraft Corrosion with Correct Washing

At Rotortech 2014 we talked with Charles Cheesman, Technical Manager at Solidus Industries, about the importance of washing aircraft with certified products.

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ZOK 27 Aircraft Engine Cleaner Worth Weight Gold

ZOK – More Than Worth Its Weight In Gold

Gas turbine compressor washing – to do or not to do? That’s certainly a leading question. Perhaps the answer is not that difficult in reality.

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Steve Deane Annie Mack Avalon Airshow 2013

Mutual Trust and Integrity Drives an Innovative Business

In 1989 Annie Mack, an experienced business manager, formed a new company. The plan was to manufacture and distribute environmentally responsible cleaning products for the Aviation, Power Generation and Mining Industries.

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12 Apostle Helicopters New EC120

12 Apostle Helicopters – New EC120

Solidus Industries would like to congratulate 12 Apostle Helicopters on the acquisition of their new EC120. The system incorporates four cameras providing footage of the entire tour including internal enroute video of their guests…

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