Envision Aviation Has a Vision for Aircraft Paint Schemes

 - November 10, 2011, 5:11 AM
Envision Aviation is using a patented software program to develop aircraft exteriors.

Envision Aviation has a vision for paint schemes that it is translating to the exterior paint of business jets. “We’ve done two airplanes and are most definitely open for business,” said Envision president Heath Moore of his newly defined company.

The key, he told AIN at NBAA 2011 in Las Vegas, is a patented software program that allows the artist to flatten the plain of the curvature and from it cut a full-size mask that is then applied to the aircraft prior to paint application. “And we can do this in any pattern–dots, lines, pixels. And if we don’t already have something, we can custom create whatever pattern or design the customer wants.”

Based in Savannah, Ga., Envision Aviation is now working on a virtual 3-D program that will allow the customer to “see” a paint scheme proposal from any angle in real time and make adjustments. Envision is currently working with the Jet Aviation paint shop at Savannah Airport and with Savannah-based OEM Gulfstream.