MAAS Aviation, a globally recognised expert in aircraft painting and exterior coatings, have painted Embraer’s latest Profit Hunter, the E195-E2 ‘Tech Eagle’.
The top-secret repainting project was completed at MAAS’ flagship facility in Maastricht, The Netherlands, last month.
An experienced and highly skilled team of 38 painters worked around the clock shifts for 15 days to ensure the unique livery was ready to be unveiled at the Dubai Airshow 2023.
Richard Marston, MAAS Aviation CCO, commented, “I would like to thank everyone involved in this project for their outstanding performance, the end result speaks for itself, you should all be very proud.
“I also extend my gratitude to our partners at Embraer for entrusting us to deliver this spectacular and iconic design.”
The Tech Eagle is the latest predator-themed livery from Embraer, following their famous shark, lion and snow leopard designs.
Darragh Hall, Jnr, Graphics Manager at MAAS said, “It was a great opportunity to be involved in this exciting yet challenging project.
“The Embraer team approached everything with the same ‘solutions, not problems’ attitude and were a pleasure to work alongside.
“This shared approach coupled with the experience of our inhouse painting team, resulted in the delivery of another fantastic livery.”
MAAS Production Coordinators also commented on their experience of working on the E2 Profit Hunter Tech Eagle.
Andrzej Calus said, “When I first saw the project, I was very impressed with the design and immediately started to plan how we would achieve such a detailed and complicated paint job.”
Adam Buczek added, “The technical drawings of the livery design are flat, but of course the aircraft itself is curved. Marking out the lines with masking tape was a difficult task that needed absolute attention to detail.
“Even the smallest deviation would have been unacceptable, so it was not easy. But in the end, it looks great, we are all very happy with the final result.”