In 1999, Jeff Voigt purchased a fixed base operation (FBO) in Park Rapids, Minnesota, and would soon establish Park Rapids Aviation as one of the only aircraft maintenance facilities of its kind in the upper Midwest. Initially, the facility was focused on aircraft maintenance and float modifications, but Voigt’s vision was to become a full-service … Continue reading Problem Solved – New GFS Booth Helps Aircraft Refinish Facility Reach New Heights
GFS aircraft paint booths are designed and engineered with the following in mind: safety, airflow, temperature and humidity control, contamination control, lighting and energy efficiency.
We figured we'd make it easy for you to find this helpful fact sheet made available by OSHA® regarding the safe use of Hexavalent Chromium in aerospace paint finishing applications. GFS is happy to have provided information and illustrations for OSHA® used in the creation of this fact sheet. From the article: "Hexavalent chromium or … Continue reading OSHA® Fact Sheet Download – Controlling Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium in Aerospace and Air Transport Painting
Hill Air Force Base (AFB) was in need of a multi-function prep booth for sanding, masking and prepping A-10 aircraft for painting. The booth needed to allow another aircraft to partially invade the perimeter of the insert due to space constraints. Also called the “Warthog”, the A-10 was used in Iraq as a tank and … Continue reading Problem Solved – Sanding & Prep booth for the A-10 Warthog
Run by L-3 Communications, the Bluegrass Army Depot in Kentucky is a high-technology instrumentation and maintenance facility for helicopters. L-3 Communications has maintenance contracts with the U.S. Army to service rotary wing aircraft, which includes the repainting of aircraft. L-3 was in need of a paint booth to provide a safe, productive and energy-efficient environment … Continue reading Problem Solved – Helicopter Paint Facility at Bluegrass Army Depot
Understanding how an effective spray booth works, and why the air moves the way that it does, is not as simple as many would lead you to believe. Although seemingly basic in principle, paint booth airflow is subject to many factors that can impact the movement of the air in ways that can be extremely … Continue reading Testing Paint Booth Airflow Concepts with Computational Fluid Dynamics
It's not every day you see an aircraft as big as the C-17 Globemaster, but the painters using the GFS paint booth at Elmendorf AFB in Alaska do. GFS has had the privilege to work on many special projects over the years, but few compare in sheer size and complexity to the paint booth system … Continue reading Problem Solved – Biggest. Booth. Ever. – C-17 Globemaster Paint Booth
GFS is very fortunate to have worked on some absolutely astounding projects over the years. Across all of our business units, Automotive, Aerospace, Systems and Industrial, we are constantly impressed with the ingenuity of our engineering team who is responsible for the design of products and equipment that we have put in to service all … Continue reading F-22 Gen5 Paint Booths – A true team effort!
We're really proud of our engineering team. They've consistently designed products that raise the bar for the industry in terms of quality and performance, so much so that we've almost grown accustomed to their amazing design creations. Every now and then, however, they design something that makes each and every one of us take a … Continue reading Aerospace Paint Booth Plenum Doors – A feat of engineering.
Innotech-Execaire, which is located in Montreal, is a large Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul provider and completions center for all large corporate aircraft. They operate a business jet repair facility in Montreal that does heavy maintenance, structural repair, avionics and interior furnishings and green aircraft completions for Challenger and Global Express series aircraft. The only thing … Continue reading Problem Solved – Innotech’s Advanced Aircraft Paint Facility