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AVweb, March 27, 2016 – Aviation Innovators: Craig Barnett, Scheme Designers

As part of AVweb’s series on aviation innovators, we spoke with Craig Barnett, who created the company, Scheme Designers. For nearly 20 years, Craig and Scheme Designers, have been creating unique paint schemes (and, more recently, vinyl designs) for aircraft. There are now more than 11,500 airplanes flying throughout the world with paint and vinyl schemes his company devised—as well as a few copyright violators sporting copy-cat paint jobs.

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AOPA Pilot; October, 2015 – The Most Imitated Man in Aviation

During 18 years in business, Barnett and his seven-employee New Jersey design firm have created thousands of custom paint schemes for clients ranging from individual aircraft owners to international airlines. But Barnett’s copyrighted designs also have been mimicked countless times by private aircraft owners, commercial paint shops, and others—and Barnett says that’s not flattery. It’s theft.

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SCHEME DESIGNERS DEVELOPS UNIQUE LIVERY FOR DIAMOND AIRCRAFT DA40 TUNDRA INTRODUCTION

Scheme Designers and Diamond Aircraft are presenting a unique livery for the newly introduced Diamond DA40 TUNDRA.  The new DA40 TUNDRA, on display at last month’s NBAA Convention, featured an exterior design that embodies the sense of adventure and rugged nature personified by this aircraft. “It was important to Diamond Aircraft to introduce the new DA40… Read more »

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ONE AVIATION AND SCHEME DESIGNERS ENTER AGREEMENT FOR CONCIERGE DESIGN SERVICES

Scheme Designers and ONE Aviation have entered into an agreement to provide concierge level design consultation for each customer buying a new Eclipse 550 aircraft.  As part of this arrangement, Scheme Designers will design the factory standard paint scheme for the Eclipse 550 and will provide personal color selection consultations with each customer, at no… Read more »

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QUEST AIRCRAFT ROLLS OUT NEW ONLINE PAINT SELECTION TOOL – Interactive Application Lets Users Select Colors, Equipment and Configuration

Quest Aircraft Company (AirVenture Main Aircraft Display #263-264) rolled out a new, interactive, three-dimensional online paint selection tool to assist customers in selecting paint schemes and color combinations. The new tool also allows users to specify custom registration numbers as well as optional exterior styling. Users can also view the Quest color pallet to look at color combinations before selecting the final colors for their aircraft. In addition, they can select and view what their aircraft would look like with optional equipment such as amphibious floats and a cargo pod.

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Scheme Designer Cirrus Applied Art

LIMITED EDITION APPLIED ART™ NOW AVAILABLE FOR CIRRUS AIRCRAFT – 13th European Cirrus Migration and AeroExpo UK 2015 SHOW SPECIAL PRICING OF $1,999 (USD)

In celebration of the 13th Annual Cirrus European Migration and 10th Annual AERO Expo in Sywell UK, Scheme Designers has announced the availability of Cirrus Applied Art™, 12 limited edition vinyl design sets available just for Cirrus owners. Only 15 of each set will be sold and each set is numbered and signed by the artist. Each kit is only $1,999.00 (USD) at the 13th European Cirrus Migration and AeroExpo UK (Scheme Designers Booth A-20) with unlimited color and logo selection, which does not include installation. Scheme Designers will work with each customer to create their color combination from the wide range of colors available.

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Scheme Designers 2015 Sun 'n Fun Scavenger Hunt

2nd ANNUAL SCHEME DESIGNERS SCAVENGER HUNT AT SUN ‘N FUN 2015

After strong crowd interest by attendees at Sun ‘n Fun and EAA AirVenture in 2014, Scheme Designers is again hosting a Scavenger Hunt across the display grounds at the 2015 Sun ‘n Fun Fly In. Entry forms can be picked up at the Scheme Designers Sun ‘n Fun Booth (A-017), and must be returned to the booth no later than 4pm on Saturday, April 25, 2015. Players will be hunting for aircraft located in the display area sporting a Scheme Designers paint scheme and special logo sticker. The entry form with the highest number of points wins a custom desktop model from Factory Direct Models (Booth C-023), worth more than $500!

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Is That an Excellent Paint Job?

One of the most common questions is how to select a paint shop? After all the thought that goes into choosing a paint scheme, and the downtime endured while your aircraft is in the paint shop, the last thing you want is to be disappointed with the end product. Painting an aircraft requires patience, skill and careful attention to detail.

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