Aerospace & Defense

GFS aircraft prep booth
Posted on March 22, 2013

Problem Solved — Sanding & Prep Booth for the A-10 Warthog

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 […]

GFS custom industrial spray booth
Posted on February 19, 2013

Problem Solved — Helicopter Paint Facility at Bluegrass Army Depot

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 […]

Aerospace airflow model
Posted on January 14, 2013

Testing Paint Booth Airflow Concepts with Computational Fluid Dynamics

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 […]

C-17 Globe Master in Spray booth
Posted on February 01, 2012

Problem Solved — Biggest. Booth. Ever. C-17 Globemaster Paint Booth

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 […]

hill Air-force base paint booth
Posted on September 29, 2011

F-22 Gen5 Paint Booths — A True Team Effort!

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 into service all over […]

Posted on June 07, 2011

Aerospace Paint Booth Plenum Doors — A Feat of Engineering

Aerospace Paint booth Doors 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 […]

GFS aviation booth
Posted on May 05, 2011

Problem Solved – Innotech’s Advanced Aircraft Paint Facility

 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 […]

Three industrial drive thru spray booths
Posted on March 17, 2011

Problem Solved – High-Tech Environment for Painting High-Tech Helicopters

Case Study – A Technologically Advanced Paint Booth Solution for Airbus Helicopters Airbus Helicopters designs, builds, supports, reliable proven and performance rotary wing aircraft for the private, commercial and military sectors. Having built a new facility in Columbus, MS in support of the US Army UH-145 Light Utility Helicopter Program, three new paint spray booths were […]

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