Aviation Shrink Wrap
Let’s take a closer look at why it’s a good idea to shrink wrap aircraft and components, and why Unlimited Shrinkwrap is the best team for the job.
Why Shrink Wrap Aviation Components?
Planes, helicopters, and other aircraft are often made of thousands of delicate and complex parts coming from many different places, all of which have to be protected as they’ve being transported to where they’ll be put together. Shrink wrap shields aviation components in transit from various weather conditions that they would not normally be subjected to during flight.
For example, take the Boeing 737. Each jet requires 367,000 parts, provided by hundreds of manufacturers scattered across every region of the United States as well as foreign countries like Japan and China. Boeing outsources engine parts to one firm, seats to another, fuselages to yet another, etc. Each of these parts needs to be engineered and manufactured to exacting standards to ensure that the plane flies the way it should.
Eventually, all of these parts have to be gathered in a Boeing assembly plant to be put together. During that trip to the assembly plant, each part has to be protected from the elements to make sure that no damage or defect is introduced, setting back the completion of the entire airplane.
A large part like a fuselage will oftentimes be transported uncovered on the open bed of a truck or train car. Rain, dusty roads, pests—the parts are exposed to all of these, which can damage the delicate inner workings.
Overseas transport includes its own risks. The high salt content in the water and air means that parts which normally are concealed within an aircraft and rarely encounter such conditions could potentially be corroded.
Shrink wrap creates a drum-tight, waterproof, durable seal around the component that effectively keeps out those harmful elements, ensuring it reaches its destination safely.
Why Shrink Wrap Entire Aircraft?
Aviation shrink wrap also effectively preserves the condition of entire aircraft that need to be transported or stored indefinitely.
There may be times when you might want to transport an aircraft in one piece. Maybe you’re delivering a fleet of helicopters to a military base, or sending a personal aircraft to a private buyer. In such cases, the aircraft may be stripped of some parts for ease of transport, leaving openings in the body of the aircraft where the elements can get in.
Alternatively, you may merely need to store your aircraft for a while when it’s not in use. During that time, it may need protection from dust, moisture, and pests, just like any boat, car, or other machine sitting in storage.
Shrink wrap is the ideal solution for protecting the equipment in these situations. Not only will it shield these assets from damages that could result in costly repairs or dangerous malfunctions, but it can even be made with access openings so that technicians can continue inspections and maintenance while the object is wrapped, transported, or stored.
Unlimited Shrinkwrap Excels at Mobile Aviation Shrink Wrap
Over the years, we’ve become the premier aviation shrink wrapping contractor in the Midwest. We’ve completed contracts for the U.S. military, large international companies, and smaller clients as well. Our professionals have years of hands-on experience wrapping all sorts of large technical equipment.