Dubai Air Show

Happy Design makes your aircraft stand out in a crowd

 - November 16, 2009, 1:19 AM

Didier Wolff, owner and sole employee of the Happy Design Studio from Strasbourg, France, is here in Dubai promoting his skills in designing original aircraft liveries and hoping to find his first customers in the region.

“For a long time, refrigerators could be found only in white,” Wolff pointed out to AIN, reasoning that aircraft–especially business jet–owners and operators will want more personalized paint schemes. Only a handful of business jets in the world have such bright-color and/or sophisticated drawings on their exteriors, he said. Also offered are paint schemes for airliners and fighters. “An aircraft can receive a special livery for a given occasion–a first delivery or a joint air force exercise, for example,” he said.

Costs for Happy Design Studio’s (Stand E650) services range from approximately $60,000 to $75,000, Wolff estimated, and can be more expensive depending on the aircraft’s size and scheme complexity. Wolff has an agreement with Aeroconseil, a Toulouse-based engineering company that helps him find the right shop for each paint job.