Costa Mesa, CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2012
Leading Edge Aviation Services (LEAS), the largest commercial and military aircraft painting company in the world, announced today that its most recent VIP client was none other than presidential nominee, Mitt Romney. The company was selected in August to transform an aging MD-83 passenger jet into an iconic symbol for the Republican cause, which now sports the famous “Believe in America” maxim on its side, and the regal red, white and blue “R” logo on its tail.
“This is an exciting time in American politics, and an exciting time for Leading Edge,” said Mike Manclark, CEO, LEAS. “This particular aircraft has a long and storied history, having served as a commercial jet in its early days, and most recently as the official tour jet for global superstars, U2. It’s always a thrill to work with such a high profile aircraft, and certainly one that plays such an important role in America’s future.”
Completed in just over a week at Leading Edge’s Amarillo, Texas facility, the jet was stripped down to the metal as part of its VIP conversion. Working with an experienced design and paint team, Leading Edge was able to deliver a jet with the presidential polish Romney was looking for, gleaming with a custom fade and graphics treatment, and of course the vibrant red, white and blue colors of the American flag.
“Over the years, Leading Edge has earned a reputation as the go-to painting partner for VIPs, heads of state and other high-profile projects from around the world,” added Manclark. “From Hollywood movies and museums, to politicians, moguls and royalty, we continue to grow our VIP business through exceptional quality and value that’s simply unmatched in the industry. We are proud to be America’s choice for VIP conversions and custom aircraft painting projects.”
About Leading Edge Aviation Services
Headquartered in Costa Mesa, California with state-of-the-art facilities nationwide, Leading Edge Aviation Services, Inc. is the largest, most advanced commercial and military aircraft painting company in the world. Founded in 1989, the company’s undeniable success is attributed to its strong vision and a continuous commitment to quality and excellence. Today, Leading Edge delivers an extensive range of commercial services including aircraft interior and exterior painting, OEM production coatings application support, mod-center painting services support, VIP aircraft interior completions and exterior paint, aviation graphics, aircraft weighing, long- and short-term aircraft storage, field audits, fleet assessments, interior deep cleaning, and aircraft exterior wash and polish. For more information, visit our web site at http://www.leadingedgecorp.com.