Production aircraft

Paint schemes

As a large sector of our business, we often get aerial filming requests from production companies but occasionally we are contacted to solely be a picture ship (to be used as props for various productions from TV through to feature film).

On a recent project we were contacted by a local production company who were creating an advert in line with the World Cup, they were specifically looking for a high-spec AW109 but with an unusual request… it had to be green! As many of you may already be aware green helicopters are few and far between, especially when specific aircraft types are requested too.

The production company had asked if there would be a chance of wrapping the aircraft or even temporary painting! Luckily we had the perfect painting contact that we have previously worked with on Transformers 5 (when one of our As355’s was painted matte black and had prop machine guns attached) and we were extremely happy with the finish and professionalism.

The paint used is a specialist aircraft paint that is waterproof but easy to remove without damaging the normal paint scheme. This allows us to customise any of our fleet to a client’s request or for specialised shoots. Other helicopter wraps and colour transformations include Transformers 5, the Nike Magista launch and Worldeez toy launch.

After a quick call around checking availability and calculations, our operations team were able to get back to the clients request. Contracts were signed and artwork visuals supplied and the painting commenced transforming our AW109SP into a green machine ready for the shoot.

The painting took one day to mark up and a day to paint and the results were amazing! We had also contacted our regular vinyl wrapping company to supply the branded aspects of the design, which were applied when the paint had dried.

Once complete we were ready to go..

If you are a production company looking for a specific aircraft colour or graphics to be added to the helicopter please contact our operations team for more information on ops@gbhelicopters.com or 0800 030 4105