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VIH Aerospace delivers new-look Bell 205 to Helimax Aviation

June 10, 2015  By VIH Aerospace

VIH Aerospace has delivered its latest custom helicopter paint job on a Bell 205 for­­­­­­­­­­­ its U.S.-based customer Helimax Aviation on June 1. Helimax Aviation specializes in providing a variety of aerial support services including passenger transport; forestry firefighting and long-line lift operations.

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to undertake this paint job on behalf of Helimax Aviation,” said Arne Arneson, general manager of VIH Aerospace. “This project included a complete paint scheme and colour change, which entailed mechanically and chemically stripping the entire helicopter down to the bare metal, followed by a comprehensive inspection of all external panels and cowlings. Once completed, detailed body work and body fill were performed to ensure that our paint team had an unblemished surface to apply paint.

“The final product speaks for itself – this is an in-house custom paint job; delivered at a very high standard… and on budget.”

In addition to the complete strip and painting of the Helimax Aviation Bell 205, VIH Aerospace also performed major structural improvements and repairs including installation of a BLR FastFin and replacement of the helicopter’s damaged ‘horse collar.’



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