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The Ups and Downs of Private Aircraft Ownership and How FUSION PLUS Aircraft Ceramic Coating Can Help

Few things offer the status and luxury of private air travel. It provides unparalleled freedom and comfort in travel, but private aircraft ownership has its fair share of challenges. Proper maintenance and keeping the aircraft's exterior clean are critical aspects of aircraft ownership that can't be understated. This blog will explore the everyday hassles of owning a private aircraft and how XPEL FUSION PLUS ceramic coating for aviation can help with aircraft maintenance.

The Ups and Downs of Aircraft Maintenance

Proper maintenance and cleaning for an aircraft come with greater demand and responsibility than for cars or boats. For example, when a car breaks down, there's usually a safe place to pull over. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said thousands of feet in the air. So, routine inspections, repairs, and cleaning are vital to keeping your aircraft in top condition to ensure safe and reliable operation.

Cleaning the aircraft's exterior is essential to prevent corrosion and damage to the paint and other surfaces.

  1. 1. Maintenance: Aircraft require regular maintenance to remain safe and airworthy. This includes inspections, repairs, and replacement of parts, which can be time-consuming and costly. Regular maintenance is essential to ensure the aircraft is in top condition and can operate safely.
  2. 2. Storage: Private aircraft require a dedicated hangar or parking space to protect them from the elements and maintain their condition. This can be a significant expense, particularly for larger aircraft.
  3. 3. Cleaning: An aircraft must be kept clean and free of dirt, dust, and other contaminants that can affect its performance and lifespan. Cleaning can be time-consuming and requires specialized equipment and chemicals.
  4. 4. Security: Private aircraft are valuable assets that require adequate security measures to prevent theft, vandalism, or unauthorized access.


The paint on an aircraft does more than add style. It serves as a protective layer for its underlying metal or composite material construction. However, like any paintwork, it's vulnerable to chips, scratches, and abrasions caused by flying debris, bird strikes, and regular wear and tear.

FUSION PLUS AIRCRAFT Ceramic Coating is a high-performance ceramic coating using cutting-edge technology. It provides an invisible barrier on the aircraft's paint, protecting it from UV rays, oxidation, and environmental contaminants. In addition, it forms a hydrophobic layer that repels water, dirt, and grime, making it easier to clean and maintain the aircraft's exterior. The ceramic coating also enhances the gloss and depth of the paint, giving the aircraft a pristine and showroom-like finish.

Benefits of FUSION PLUS AIRCRAFT Ceramic Coating

  1. 1. Protection: XPEL FUSION PLUS Ceramic Coating provides superior protection against contaminants, UV rays, and other elements that can damage the aircraft's exterior.
  2. 2. Durability: XPEL FUSION PLUS Ceramic Coating is highly durable and can last for years with proper maintenance.
  3. 3. Easy to Clean: XPEL FUSION PLUS Ceramic Coating makes cleaning the aircraft's exterior easier by creating a smooth, non-stick surface that repels dirt and other contaminants.
  4. 4. Glossy Finish: XPEL FUSION PLUS Ceramic Coating provides a high-gloss, mirror-like finish that enhances the aircraft's appearance.

Tested To Boeing Standards

Every XPEL product undergoes extensive testing to meet our industry-leading standards. However, for this unique formula of ceramic coating we went a step further and had it tested by Scientific Material International Inc. (SMI) to meet Boeing Aircraft Company (BAC) standards. SMI conducted simulated real-world stress tests on FUSION PLUS AIRCRAFT Ceramic Coating to see if it could withstand the harsh conditions of air travel. Our product passed each test with flying colors. Earning the Boeing Supply Specification Standard BSS7432 in exterior and general cleaners and liquid waxes, polishes, and polishing compounds.

Elevate Your Aircraft's Appearance and Protection with FUSION PLUS Ceramic Coating

Owning a private aircraft can be a rewarding experience, but it also comes with its own set of challenges and responsibilities. FUSION PLUS AIRCRAFT Ceramic Coating can help reduce the challenges of keeping your private plane, helicopter, or glider looking their best on and off the ground. Check out the full line of FUSION PLUS ceramic coating products. Use the Installer Locator tool to find the nearest XPEL dealer and get a free quote.