Matte black VIP paint for SCK´s Gulfstream G450, carried out at General Atomics AeroTec Systems

General Atomics AeroTec Systems' internationally renowned VIP Paint+ Shop completed its next highlight paint project. In Oberpfaffenhofen, the Gulfstream G450 from SCK AVIATION received a matte black paint job with glossy highlights and white lettering.

Matte black paint with glossy highlights

The G450 was painted in matte black after a complete chemical stripping process. To give the aircraft a unique appeal, it received several diagonal straight and asymmetrical glossy black stripes in two different sizes, from the nose section to the rear of the fuselage. The stripes were applied on the fuselage and outer wing area with a laser pointer and a computer cutted paint template. The inside of the main door was completely painted as well, for a perfect appearance when the main door is open.

Challenging implementation carried out by the expert team of GA-ATS

The most important painting technique when applying the black matte paint material is to perform the final painting step flawlessly. In contrast to high-gloss paint projects, partial reworking, such as sanding and polishing or touching up paint spots, cannot be carried out on a matt topcoat. Therefore, a particularly conscientious work of our VIP Paint+ team is necessary, which only experts can perform.

General Atomics AeroTec Systems operates a One-Stop-Shop for aircraft in the center of Europe. In addition to MRO, upgrades and modifications for the Do228 and Embraer und Bombardier Business Jets, there is a VIP Paint+ Shop at the Oberpfaffenhofen site, which can paint almost all aircraft sizes with the highest quality.

Customer impressed by the new G450 VIP Paint+

It was very important to the owner, Sandra Corinna Kinzl, that the registration and the logo matched perfectly, both visually and in terms of color. For this reason, even the registration font was specially designed by Andrin Rohner, Art Direction & Graphic Designer, while all technical markings were fulfilled in accordance with the aircraft manuals.

Sandra Corinna Kinzl was very impressed by the result: “It looks even better in real life than on the pictures/renderings, which is normally never the case”. SCK AVIATION acquires Gulfstream aircraft, overhauls them inside and outside down to the very last detail, and turns them into lifestyle statements. SCK AVIATION´s latest project, the vampish G450, is the perfect example of the high quality standards the company offers.

Efficient cooperation with project partners

The extraordinary result was made possible in good collaboration with the project partners M.R. Associates Design, Sparfell Luftfahrt GmbH and Jet Aviation AG.


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Elisabeth Mühle

Head of Marketing and Communications​

General Atomics Europe GmbH​