Aerocare delivers Legacy 600 project for AirX


Aerocare has completed a comprehensive refurbishment project on an Embraer Legacy 600 for air charter business AirX Group. Working closely with interiors specialist AeroVisto, the project included a luxury internal refit and the painting of a golden livery.

AirX turned to Aerocare after being commissioned by the aircraft owner to replicate the custom gold livery of their existing Boeing Business Jet (BBJ), even down to the specific paint type. The MRO (based in Chester, UK) also managed the removal and reinstallation of the new interior, which was created by AeroVisto to match the look and feel of the BBJ at its facility in Switzerland.

“Our partnership with Aerocare on this project has been a journey of shared values,” said Houssam Hazzoury, group CEO at AirX. “We have witnessed first-hand their commitment to excellence, mirroring our own, as we collaboratively redefined the boundaries of aircraft design and aesthetic appeal. This project is a testament to what can be achieved when industry partners work together to envision something compelling from an owner’s brief.”

Exterior view of aircraft with golden livery

The new golden livery

Working from photos of the existing BBJ design, Aerocare created a rendering of the complex golden livery for use on the smaller jet. To match the specific Mankiewicz paint of the original, the team liaised directly with Embraer to gain specialist approval for the required non-standard paint system. Carrying out the work from its dedicated paint shop, Aerocare was able to deliver a near perfect replica of the original.

The removal of the existing interior also took place at Aerocare’s MRO facility, before being shipped to AeroVisto in Switzerland. The new bespoke interior was created in partnership with Parisian designer Champeau & Wilde. Once the individual elements were complete, Aerocare and AeroVisto coordinated their redelivery back to Chester to be reinstalled in the aircraft.

“The aim of this project was to create a sense of luxury both inside and out, something the collaborative effort between all parties was able to truly deliver,” said Carsten Matthiesen, CEO at AeroVisto. “It has also provided a good opportunity to build a relationship with Aerocare and we look forward to working together on similarly creative solutions in the future.”

The work on the Embraer Legacy 600 for AirX is one of several successful contracts Aerocare has secured since making a major investment in its facilities. This included improvements to widen the hangar doors to 22m, which allows it to accommodate larger aircraft types.

Exterior view of aircraft

Another view of the transformed aircraft

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