State-Of-The-Art Paint Shop
PHI offers decades of experience in producing high quality, professional paint finishes for a variety of helicopter and component types.
Whether you need a minor repair or a custom design, our aircraft paint technicians deliver the highest level of accuracy and attention to detail for a near flawless finish every time. Our state-of-the-art downdraft paint booth has room to accommodate up to two Sikorsky S-92 helicopters at a time.
For completing custom, detailed paint jobs, our paint technicians use an airbrush technique to implement designs with the utmost precision.
Combining airbrushing with PHI’s high-quality paint selection creates an even consistent surface assured to last.
When you choose PHI, you receive a high level of care and attention to detail that promises consistent, superior results for every project. Essential to our paint services processes are safety, quality, and collaboration. From the preparation phase until the final coat, our teams take the extra steps needed to create a long-lasting finish that will defend your aircraft from dangers like corrosion. PHI’s dedication to quality goes beyond craftmanship, involving your input to create a final product that exceeds expectations.
Our process involves seven steps with flexibility built in to each one, allowing us to adapt to any special needs that your project has.
- Preparation (cleaning and 'dismantling')
- Paint Stripping & Corrosion Treatment
- Design Process
- Prime & Paint
The first step involves a conversation where you will get to discuss the details of your project. Our team will get an understanding of what you want the final result to look like and what services are involved in reaching that goal.
Following the inspection our A&P mechanics will do all necessary mechanical and body work to get your helicopter ready for paint. Our paint technicians will prepare the entirety of the airframe, taking special care to cover and protect the windshields and windows, other exterior components, landing gear, and anything else that needs protection before beginning.
5. Design Process
At this point, we will confirm the final design with you before putting any paint on your helicopter. After confirmation, our paint technicians will start to lay out the agreed upon design on the airframe. Communication will remain open during this phase in the case of minor changes.
After finishing the paint work, we will reverse all preparation measures and complete the necessary processes for return to service. Once that is completed, we will contact you for a final review of the work done and to pick up your helicopter.
Once we’ve confirmed the necessary work and your helicopter arrives at our facility, we will begin inspections. The inspection will further clarify the scope of the work necessary and allow our team to check for damage, surface condition, and signs of corrosion.
4. Paint Stripping and Corrosion Control
After the airframe is prepped, we use chemical stripping to remove the old coat of paint from every surface of the helicopter (for complete repaints). With the paint stripped, our team will also take the time to inspect for corrosion and offer treatment options if any is found.
6. Prime and Paint
With the design fully confirmed and outlined, we begin the process of priming and painting the airframe. Even after all design and color decisions receive final confirmation in this phase, PHI will continue to keep you informed of your helicopter’s status through progress updates.
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