Aircraft Paint Booths


High-Performance Finishing Environments for Military, Commercial & Business Aircraft


Global Finishing Solutions® (GFS) is experienced at designing high-performance paint booths for military, commercial and business aircraft of all sizes. Our Aircraft Paint Booths are custom designed for the aircraft you are painting, ensuring excellent airflow, filtration, temperature, humidity and contamination control for the precise application of aircraft coatings.

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Recirculated Air Systems

Recirculation is an effective method for reducing not only operating costs of the paint booth, but also equipment costs.

GFS can provide a recirculated air system for your Aircraft Paint Booth that will allow for accurate control of the booth climate and airflow, while providing the most efficient operating system possible.


Aircraft paint booths can be constructed within an existing hanger or as an integrated part of new building construction.

If hanger space is available, Aircraft Paint Booth Inserts may be the perfect solution for your refinishing operations.

In some instances, such as new building construction, it is better to integrate the paint booth with the building elements. GFS will work with the building architect(s) to integrate our paint booth design goals with the building design goals.

Temperature & Humidity Control

Modern aircraft paints are best applied in a narrow temperature range and specific humidity level. To help maintain the required climate in the Aircraft Paint Booth, temperature and humidity controls can be designed into the air replacement systems. GFS has successfully integrated these controls into many of our Aircraft Paint Booths.


Doors are a critical element of paint booth design. GFS Aircraft Paint Booths feature many product door options — including bottom-rolling filter doors, plenum filter doors, solid bottom-rolling doors and multi-fold doors — to suit the layout of an installation.

Advanced Technology

With computational fluid flow dynamics (CFD) software, our engineers can simulate booth airflow performance. This technology is especially beneficial for large, custom projects, as it allows us to test our engineering designs before the equipment is built, saving time and money, and improving the overall product performance.


GFS’ Aircraft Paint Booths feature superior lighting. Ceiling and wall lights are strategically placed to provide a luminous environment for the painter to apply the finishing touches. GFS will work with you to design the most energy-efficient lighting setup for your paint booth, without sacrificing quality.

Code Compliance

GFS guarantees that our products meet or exceed all of the applicable codes related to the equipment (OSHA, NFPA, ETL, EPA, ICC). Our engineers regularly follow and contribute to the advancement of codes and standards that affect the industries that we work in. One of our engineers currently serves on the NFPA Technical Committee on Finishing Processes, a key standard in the finishing industry.

Crossdraft Airflow


Making up about 75% of all aircraft paint booths, crossdraft booths are the most common style of booth for aerospace finishing operations. Air flows from end to end in a crossdraft booth, matching the natural flow of air across the aircraft. This provides excellent quality finishes.

Dowdraft airflow


Generally regarded as the best airflow style, downdraft aircraft paint booths are a sign of a truly world class finish. There’s an advantage of allowing gravity to pull overspray to a pit in the floor. Downdraft aircraft booths can be designed for a specific plane to optimize the airflow design and overall efficiency. For the most economical design, a downdraft booth should be incorporated early into your facility’s design process.

Additional Features


GFS has pioneered the use of conformal aircraft paint booths. With this design, air is introduced at a higher velocity in the spraying zone than in the non-spraying areas of the paint booth. This provides excellent painting performance, while minimizing the amount of air and energy required for the process.

In some cases, these designs can result in a savings of 15-30% in capital and operating costs when compared to that of a traditional booth design.

Three-Stage Filtration

aircraft paint booth filtration

Aerospace National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) requires the use of high efficiency filters to remove 95 percent of particles over 2 micron in size under certain conditions. The use of a three-stage filtration system is mandatory and the filters must be in accordance with EPA Method 319. GFS uses a filtration system that provides 99 percent removal of most paint spray aerosols. This exceeds the requirements of both of these environmental protection agencies. The three-stage filtration system consists of roll media, a MEPT panel filter and a six-pocket bag filter.

Want to learn more about aircraft paint booths?

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Customer Stories & Case Studies

Top 5 Blog Posts of 2021

As we look forward to what 2022 has in store, we pause to look back on 2021. While this year was marked by more uncertainty and change, we enjoyed sharing customer stories, assisting you in keeping your shop and employees safe, and highlighting the process of achieving high-quality paint finishes. In case you missed them, here are our top five blog posts of 2021.

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Aircraft Paint Booth Propelling North Carolina MRO to New Heights

Jetstream Aviation’s paint shop in Kinston, North Carolina, became operational in 2021, with a GFS Aircraft Paint Booth that measures 95 feet wide, 30 feet high and 104 feet deep. An airflow rate of 210,000 CFM, coupled with an air-cooled chiller and heated Air Make-Up Units (AMUs), give Jetstream the ability to complete basic repairs to the most complex ones, in the least amount of time possible.

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