Globally operating paint manufacturer Mankiewicz, Belgian flag carrier Brussels Airlines, global paint services provider Eirtech Aviation and airbrush artist André Eisele in a joint project have created two painted aircrafts that depict Belgian culture.
The first aircraft’s theme features René Magritte, the famous Belgian surrealist painter, and the second aircraft displayed the Belgium national football team.
Nathalie Erdmanis, vice president marketing at Brussels Airlines said: “Since the huge success of our first collaboration with Mankiewicz on Rackham, our Tintin-inspired aircraft in 2015, which became one of the most photographed planes of all time, we were sure that we wanted to continue this collaboration also for our upcoming demanding projects. Trident, the Red Devils aircraft, as well as the René Magritte aircraft contain highly complex details and brilliant colours with fadings, which come with high requirements to the painting system. Again, the results are amazing."
Implementation of the design was made possible by the ALEXI BaseCoat/ClearCoat system of Mankiewicz. Through this system, the finest structures and details could be achieved without resorting to decals; even the facial textures of Magritte and the tiny twigs of a bird’s nest were made possible.
“Using the Mankiewicz paint and colours, I could complete this exceptional design, using the finest airbrush techniques without restrictions. With the Mankiewicz paint system, I can achieve any desired design effect in record time. These coatings are simply in a class of their own”, commented Eisele.