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SureFlight Paints Second Trump S-76B

 - October 29, 2012, 2:50 PM
Trump helicopter

SureFlight Aircraft Completions (Booth No. 3192) recently completed the exterior paint on a Sikorsky S-76B owned by business mogul Donald Trump.

The project was the second S-76 exterior paint job for Trump, but a departure from the usual all-black theme with red striping. According to SureFlight CEO Dan Watkins, the latest helicopter will be based in southern climes, where the weather is much hotter, so the upper half of the aircraft is painted white, with the prominent Trump logo emblazoned in red-on-white on both sides of the tail boom.

Alluding to Trump’s reality television show “Celebrity Apprentice,” Watkins said with a chuckle that “You’re hired” were the two words SureFlight had anticipated. The company also painted the all-black exterior on the celebrity’s earlier S-76.

The shop used Sherwin-Williams’s new Jet Glo, high-solids, low-VOC paint for the job. SureFlight’s 78,000-sq-ft paint shop at Coatesville, Pa., can accommodate aircraft as large as a Hawker 800.

SureFlight is also a full-service interior completion and refurbishment facility for both helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft. At NBAA, the company is displaying a new upholstery design for the Gulfstream GV.

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