Capabilities to complete simple to unique schemes at your request.
HELICOPTER PAINTING CONSIDERATIONS
To be able to carry out the above process, our teams are regularly trained by the world’s leading Helicopter manufacturers, getting to know each aircraft intricately.
Regardless of what custom paint job you want, JETMS can turn your ideas into concept, then into reality.
PAINTING A HELICOPTER VS FIXED WING AIRCRAFT
A one size fits all approach simply doesn’t work in the completions industry, below we discuss the difference between a helicopter & fixed wing aircraft painting project.
HELICOPTER OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS
- Offshore Industry
- Emergency Services
To perform in these unique environments, helicopters are fitted with specialist equipment to their exteriors, which can include cameras, spotlights, weapons systems and load carrying accessories. During painting, all this equipment has to be meticulously removed, treated with specialist materials and then re-fitted. In comparison, fixed wing aircraft usually have very few removable parts which require specialist care and treatment.
The ‘skin’ of a helicopter is placed in an incredibly hostile environment whilst operational. During each flight, rotor blade wash pushes exhaust heat directly onto the aircraft, whilst the rotors whip up all manner of punishing grit, earth and water onto the aircraft, meanwhile the turbine is dumping soot and hot burnt oil onto the aircraft tail.
Considering the amount of soot and dirt which can become ingrained on the aircraft, the exterior of a helicopter must be cleaned after each flight, if the right paint and protection is not applied to a helicopter, harsh cleaning chemicals used can prematurely strip the coating and paint off the aircraft. At JETMS we only use paint and coatings which have been recommended by helicopter manufacturers and are proven to perform and protect in all environments, allowing your helicopter to be kept in showroom condition.
Unlike a fixed wing aircraft, where a passenger usually only sees the paintwork immediately around the area in which they enter the aircraft, the size of a helicopter means that passengers can see the entire aircraft. To create the right first impression and to build confidence, it is vital that your helicopter paintwork is kept in pristine condition. JETMS is an established ISO 9001:2015 helicopter painting and refinishing specialist, boasting over twenty years in helicopter painting and refurbishment.
All paint projects are managed by Chris Ransley, a founding partner of JETMS, recognised as an expert in the field of helicopter painting and refurbishment, Chris has worked at a number of companies including MetAir, Hunting Aviation and Trace Worldwide, having started his career as an apprentice.