Unique VIP aircraft takes to the skies: BBJ livery created in cooperation with Mankiewicz.

VIP aircraft owners not only expect a luxurious interior but also demand a first-class exterior finish, an eye-catcher on the runways of Saint Barts or St. Moritz. But even by VIP aircraft standards, this livery was particularly special. The aircraft owner had something unique in mind — they wanted their plane painted to match their luxury car!

The colorimetry specialists at Mankiewicz Coating Solutions accepted the challenge and recreated the exact colour tones of the exquisite vehicle. The result was a sparkling rose gold, with additional blue and brown tones, all implemented in a high-performance aircraft coating system that can withstand the harsh conditions of flight operations for many years.

As well as expertly matching the colour shades, the paint tones also had to blend seamlessly into each other – not an easy task – because this kind of aircraft painting is all handwork, there is no automation used. Besides the challenges of the special livery, the aircraft also had to be airborne again in a very short time, adding to the complexity of the project.

The experts at MAAS Aviation and Mankiewicz Coating Solutions worked together to test the paints and plan the ideal application process, to ensure the job was completed to the highest of standards. The end result speaks for itself: a seamless colour gradient with intensely glittering micas and a very smooth VIP high-gloss finish.

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