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2.1 Introduction

2.2 Paint Booth Inserts

2.3 Paint Barns

2.4 Large Aircraft Inserts

2.5 Mechanical Equipment

2.6 Sizing of Systems

2.7 Plenum Doors

2.8 Lighting

2.9 Access and Fall Protection

2.10 Budget Costing

2.11 Conclusion

2.10 Budget Costing


Budget Costing

Here are budget prices for two large aircraft inserts. These sizes can be used to paint many airframes and their overall sizes will be listed.

Included in the pricing estimates are:

  • Air handling for a 70°F temperature rise but no humidity control.
  • All ductwork and seals. Intake ductwork to a rooftop mounted cupola (FBO).
  • Access platforms and walkways for the mechanical equipment.
  • Lighting in the booth ceiling and walls.
  • Plenum doors and drives.
  • Electrical control system with PLC controls.
  • Structural steel and sheet metal to completely enclose the booth.
  • 3-stage air filtration (Method 319) per NESHAP with exhaust fans and stacks.
  • Complete mechanical and electrical erection of the booth.

    Paint Booth Budget Pricing
    L x W x H
    Typical Aircraft Budget Cost
    200 x 200 x 62 C-17, B-737 $ 3,500,000
    265 x 245 x 75 C-5, B-747 $ 6,000,000

    It is not unusual to build paint barn projects for $22-25 million. Of course that figure includes site work, lockers, offices, and a weather-tight envelope, but the overall cost of a paint project should be much less with an insert than with a paint barn.

    It is also possible to imagine other scenarios that will reduce the overall project cost, yet give the same strong advantages as a paint booth insert. The structural steel that is so much a backbone of this concept can be clad with metal building panels and insulation to form a stand-alone paint hangar at very little additional cost.



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