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Aerospace and Aviation Shrink Wrap Services
Agusta Westland Mark 2 Commando Helicopter Shrink Wrapped in Fredrick, Maryland for overseas shipping
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Atlantic Shrink Wrap has built a reputation of being the nation’s premier aviation and aircraft shrink wrapping company. No, we are not the only company wrapping aviation components and aircraft but we have proven ourselves to be above and beyond the competition. We have been hired by different government agencies and DOD Contractors such as, the US Navy and US Air Force, NASA, Orbital Sciences, Northrop Grumman, Augusta Westland, J.F Taylor Inc., MAV 6, Air Methods Corp, and many more. Just read the testimonial below.

In 2011, Canada entered into an agreement with the United States to acquire a number of helicopters and related parts for use in Canada. In turn, IMP Aerospace was directed to proceed with the acquisition on behalf of Canada. The decision was made to transport the helicopters by surface means which necessitated that the aircraft be protected from the elements as they made their move north. Atlantic Shrink Wrap was selected to provide this support. Each of the helicopters was carefully shrink wrapped and included the incorporation of special water proof access openings to allow other maintenance activity to occur on the aircraft as it proceeded through the move by barge, roll on/roll off ship and transport trailers. IMP Aerospace has previous experience in dealing with companies for the provision of shrink wrap for various components and airframes. In comparison to these other jobs, the wrap provided by Atlantic Shrink Wrap is in a superior class by itself. Several personnel within IMP that have observed the shrink wrap job on these helicopters and have come away with a great appreciation of Atlantic Shrink Wrap’s capability. I would strongly recommend Atlantic Shrink Wrap to any future customer.

Thanks.
Director, Special Projects
IMP AEROSPACE, Canada

We have gone into projects of wrapping aviation components or aircraft and have been requested to follow what had been done in the past by other shrink wrappers. Once we show the customer what we suggest and what we have done, we get the go ahead to do things our way. The outcome has always been overwhelmingly positive.

Aerospace and Aviation Shrink Wrap Services
Eurocopter 135 Medical Helicopter Shrink Wrapped in Atlantic City, NJ for transport to Texas
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ASI has wrapped aviation components and aircraft for many different reasons, such as being transported by truck across the country. This is when the items are susceptible to various weather conditions that they would not normally be subjected to during flight. Not to mention that they most likely have had parts removed to prepare them for transport. If they are going overseas, they are in a completely foreign environment and even more susceptible to damage caused by salt water and air.

ASI understands what damage the elements can do to aviation components and aircraft; therefore combating the problem from the very beginning. All aviation components and aircraft are wrapped using our 12 Mil Thick White Flame Retardant Shrink Wrap Material. This is the strongest, safest and most reliable material available. 12 Mil Thick Flame Retardant Materials take years to know how to use, and take special care to work with. 12 Mil materials are almost twice as thick as what most companies use for shrink wrapping. ASI has been using 12 Mil plastic for over 10 years and has the experience needed to work professionally with this material. ASI has exclusive relationships with our supplier that allows us access to certain materials that many of our competitors do not; such as 12 Mil Flame Retardant Plastic.

Aviation Shrink Wrap Services
Shrink Wrap of Boeing 737Jet Engine, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland for shipping to Illinois
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When ASI approaches an aviation or aircraft project, we first look at what needs to be protected internally, (i.e. computer components, electronics, or ferrous metals). ASI will work with the customer to decide what kind of internal airborne protection is needed before the item is sealed up. In many cases, this consists of desiccant bags to combat moisture and or (VCI) Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor products to protect exposed metals. Whatever is needed, ASI can provide the right protection.

Aerospace and Aviation Shrink Wrap Services
US Air Force, Air Ship Components and Propellers, Shrink wrapped in Elizabeth City, NC for transport to Texas
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Next, we look at what is needed to protect the outside of the aviation components or aircraft. Many projects can have the shrink wrap put directly against the outside of the project, but not aviation components or aircraft. ASI installs padding over all surfaces that will come in contact with our plastic. We accomplish two things by installing the padding this way; first it pads the object from the plastic chaffing any painted surfaces and protects the plastic from being punctured by any sharp edges. The padding also creates a heat barrier against the temperatures of our installation tools. Most aviation components and aircraft will be padded using industrial types of padding.


Shrink Wrap of 5EH- 101 Helicopters in transport to Canada
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When it comes to aviation and aircraft shrink wrapping you must often times use multiple pieces of plastic to properly mold the plastic tight to the object. This is not a problem for ASI; we are proficient in connecting and shaping our shrink wrap. We follow strict installation techniques to be positive it fits right the first time.

Aviation Shrink Wrap Services
Blackhawk Helicopter Shrink Wrapped For Overseas Shipping, Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland
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Our shrink wrapping serves many other purposes when it comes to aviation and aircraft components. Flight simulators are basically very expensive computers and don’t fare well to dust, dirt or water. ASI has been shrink wrapping helicopter flight simulators for one of the country’s leading manufactures, J.F Taylor Inc. These odd shaped simulators must be put on the back of an open trailer to get to their destination. ASI is called to make sure they get there clean and dry. Over the last 7 years, ASI has wrapped every simulator built at J.F Taylor’s Maryland location and they have been sent all over the country with 100% satisfaction.

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Shrink Wrapping of Military Flight Simulators, Hollywood, MD for transport to FL, AL, and MS
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ASI has not only wrapped items for some of the most prestigious DOD Contractors in the world, but also some of the most well know names in the world. Names like the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Langley Research Center, and Orbital Sciences. When complete concealment and total protection are needed, ASI has been contracted to make sure the job is done right.

Aviation Shrink Wrap Services
Shrink Wrap of NASA Composite Space Capsule, Langley Air Force Base Langley, VA for transport to Alabama
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NASA even went as far as to contract ASI to wrap an item in Maryland for its trip to Texas where it was unwrapped, and then sent ASI’s team to Texas to wrap the same item a second time for its trip back to Maryland!

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Shrink Wraping of NASA Shipping Crate, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland for shipping to San Antonio, TX
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The thought came up that they could probably save money by trying to hire a different local company in Texas to do the job, rather than paying the travel fees for ASI: however, that idea was quickly put away when ASI’s expertise was investigated. The fact is, had another company been hired in Texas and the quality was not equal to ASI’s work, then the total job would have been a complete failure. NASA doesn’t like failures and neither does ASI.

Aviation Shrink Wrap Services
Shrink Wrapping of Satellite Transport Container for Orbital Sciences, Dulles, Virginia
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Orbital Sciences has used ASI to protect their shipping container that houses space craft pieces on their way across the country.

The possibilities are endless when you contract a team that see’s things outside the box. We love to be challenged and exceed the expectations of our customers.

We do things right the first time, every time. Please contact us today with any questions or comments.