In this MRC the corrosion and corrosion protection of materials used in the Aerospace industry are studied. There is particular focus to design reproducible and robust corropsion testing procedures for new aluminium Alloys and new Surface finishes.

New regulations (REACH) have led to major changes for aluminum corrosion protection. It is necessity to find an alternative to traditional aluminum alloys and surface finishes. For the aerospace industry there is a need to qualify new materials and surface finishes and a need to develop relevant accelerated tests of aluminum alloys that exhibit good resistance to atmospheric corrosion.

Aims for MRC Aerospace

  • To perform a literature survey on the parameters affecting the corrosion of aluminum.
  • To review accelerated corrosion tests allowing the study of the corrosion resistance of aluminum alloys.
  • To select parameters to develop new accelerated corrosion tests.


An MRC comprises a number of companies that share common interests. Together, they formulate projects that are carried out in close collaboration with Institut de la Corrosion or Swerea KIMAB.

Within our MRC we create regular networking opportunities for partners in industry, public administrations, materials suppliers and researchers. This includes project meetings, seminars, conferences and courses.


  • Boeing
  • Henkel
  • PPG Aerospace
  • Safran
  • Airbus group
  • Arconic
  • Akzo Nobel
  • Socomore
  • Constellium
  • DGA
  • Liebherr
  • Institut de la Corrosion