The new 2023 Aerospace Coatings calendar from The Sherwin-Williams Company features a distinctive combination of the most elaborate and classic aircraft paint schemes produced in North America in the past year. The annual program recognizes the exceptional creative craftsmanship of aircraft painters and designers across the country that rely on Sherwin-Williams aerospace coatings in their maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) facilities.
"This year we saw a record number of submissions – 40% more than last year," says Julie Voisin, Segment Manager, Aerospace, OE Interior and Commercial Refinish. "We are honored by the market's increased response to our annual platform and the pride so many aircraft painters take in their work. The vision and use of color in the winning submissions truly showcase how art can fill the sky."
"No doubt this year's calendar demonstrates one of the most inspiring collections of aircraft paint schemes, and we are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2023 Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings calendar contest."
The 2023 Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings calendar cover features a Gulfstream G550 designed and painted by West Star Aviation in a split base black and silver with distinct gold metallic stripes down the center – just one of the dozen visually arresting paint schemes showcased in the annual collection. Other selected aircraft painted include the following companies and aircraft types:
• Cirrus Aircraft – Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet and SR22T GTS Platinum
• Corrigan Air Center – Beechcraft King Air B200
• First Class Aerospace – Cessna Citation Mustang
• Spectre Aeronautics – De Havilland DHC.1B-2
• Hayes Aviation – Van's RV-14A
• West Star Aviation – Falcon 7X
• L3 Harris – F16 Fighting Falcon
• Midwest Aircraft Refinishing – Cirrus SR22
• Flyexclusive – Hawker 850XL
• ArtCraft Paint – Mooney M20J
• Aerosmith Aviation – Piper Aerostar 601P
• CC's Custom Aircraft Painting – Eclipse 550
The oversized wall calendar showcases Sherwin-Williams aerospace topcoats featured in designs that vary from single-stage systems such as JetGlo, AcryGlo and JetGlo Express and basecoat-clearcoat systems such as SKYscapes and SKYscapes General Aviation.
"In addition to several of our previously featured MRO customers, there are a number of new shops that were selected," added Voisin. "The designs chosen for 2023 represent all sizes and types of aircraft, as well as paint shops from all over the country."
The 2023 Aerospace Coatings calendar is expected to be available in late December 2022. If you would like to receive this new edition, contact your local/regional Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings representative or distributor.