- December 6, 2010, 11:15 PM
Happy Design Studio is forging a reputation for innovative and exciting aircraft paint schemes, highlighted by its recent win in a competition to design a new livery for the single-prop TBM 850 six-seater. The contest was launched in July by the TBM 850's manufacturer, Daher-Socata, to create a new paint scheme to be introduced for 2011 production aircraft in celebration of the company's 100th anniversary. Happy Design Studio, and its owner/designer Didier Wolff, scooped the prize in the face of some 40 competing designs. The new scheme will be available in 20 color options and will be unveiled officially in February.The small French business has attracted significant interest from many quarters, especially here in the Middle East. The company is the official partner for design at the Custom Jet Show, which was held last month at Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, as part of the Avex international airshow.