Corrosion is the gradual destruction of a metal surface due to exposure to natural elements such as moisture and humidity. In aviation, corrosion is a common problem, and if it is not handled properly, it can also become an expensive problem.
During standard aircraft operations, the high ground temperatures and low in-flight temperatures create moisture condensation, which penetrates any open, unprotected surface on the airframe. An effective corrosion prevention and control program is crucial in controlling airframe corrosion and reducing the high cost of corrosion repair and metal replacement. The application of an Ardrox AV CIC (Corrosion Inhibiting Compound) is an effective tactic for initial and on-going corrosion control.