Thanks to an abundance of wide body paint capacity we were able to accommodate a very interesting livery transition. This was a second sand and paint event on a B747 for Everett that we have performed successfully. This project had a large Seahawks livery installed requiring more extensive preparation to get the surface ready for the new Cargo Logic Air livery. Both Boeing and their new customer were very pleased with the end result completed in a fast ground time. While we are sad to see the old livery disappear, we are pleased to support our customers put this amazing aircraft into revenue production.
Archives for May 2016
IAC – Victorville California (formerly known as Leading Edge Aviation Services, Associated Painters & Eirtech Aviation) recently completed a B777 for British Airways. This aircraft had previously suffered some damage and was going through maintenance with Boeing Fleet Services. IAC was able to coordinate with Boeing Fleet Services to support a paint slot that allowed the aircraft to be completed on time and routed back to the carrier and back into revenue service. The last minute “AOG” nature of the project always creates a challenge and we were able to work very closely with Boeing and British Airways to coordinate and support this important maintenance turnaround.
IAC – Fort Worth Texas recently completed its first Alenia C27J for the US Coast Guard. This is one of several planes to be converted from previous US Airforce livery to the US Coast Guard colors. IAC (formerly known as Leading Edge) partnered with SES to provide prime contracting and program management services. The project required our Fort Worth site to undergo extensive government audit and oversight in preparation to receive the aircraft. The paint system applied was a PPG.
International Aerospace Coatings recently helped SWISS unveil its flagship Boeing 777-300ER, now the largest aircraft in its fleet, with a very special livery. Deemed “The Faces of SWISS,” this aircraft showcases 2500 employees of the airline from all over the world and from every facet of the business including cabin crews, ground staff, pilots, and professional staff. The large decal for the design is 450 m2 large, weighs 50 kg and is only .05 mm thick and consists of more than 700 pieces of graphic. A specialist graphics application team from IAC was deployed to Zurich to apply the montage of faces to the B777 over a period of 36 hours. The aircraft had to be ready for presentation to the World’s Press and special VIP guests, so there was no room for error or late delivery. The flagship aircraft will serve on long haul international flights including Hong Kong, Los Angeles and Bangkok.