Frequently Asked Questions
Our interior crew can repair sections of your interior. Seat recovery, seat dye, replace carpet, replace curtains, etc.
A standard interior job starts with removing the full interior from aircraft. Stripping the old materials off. Then, send out the seatbelts to be rewebbed. The seat bases are painted to match leather, new canvas is installed to seat frame, new foam is installed, and leather is cut and sewn to customer design. The lower side panels are also recovered with new leather/fabric. Carpet is cut and serged, headliner and window panels are recovered with ultraleather. *May vary depending on aircraft.
Our interior quote is basic, additional services are available upon request. Examples of extras, on the interior job, are two tone seats, design on the side panels, custom carpet, elaborate seat design, fireblock certification, etc.
Our paint crew can do touch up on your aircraft. Change stripe colors, change registration #, paint logos, etc.
The difference between a strip & paint and sand & paint job is that a strip and paint job includes chemically stripping the aircraft to the bare metal. The sand and paint is a scuff on the top coat, leaving the previous primer. Then paint over.
Back tape is when a stripe goes over another stripe, without any separation.
Some of the more expensive paint colors are red, orange and yellow.
A two tone or split paint scheme is when a large portion of the aircraft (usually half the fuselage) is painted one color and the other portion is painted another color. For example, if the top half of the aircraft is painted white and the lower half is painted blue.
A strip and paint job starts by inspecting the aircraft for superficial damage. Mask the aircraft for stripping process. Then, stripping the aircraft, then sand off residue left behind by the stripper and corrosion. All composite parts are sanded only. Then, we etch and alodine the aluminum on the aircraft to treat and prevent corrosion. Prime with epoxy primer, and paint with polyurethane paint. The layout comes next and painting of the design. Final steps are removing masking tape and paper, PRC sealant around windows, cleaning of stripes, replacing standard stainless steel screws, etc. *May vary
depending on aircraft.
Our paint quote is basic, additional services are available upon request. Examples of extras on the paint job: a two tone paint scheme, metallic paint, elaborate paint schemes, aircraft weight and balance, sand and paint wheel wells, etc.
The standard paint job is a strip and paint with a white (solid) base coat, and 2 to 3 stripes (about 4” wide).
The standard paint job does not include clear coat. If the paint color is metallic we do clear coat that color only.
The most popular is Jet Glo and Acry Glo from Sherwin Williams. Also included in our basic price are Alumigrip and Awlgrip. Additional cost might apply for PPG and Axalta paint.
The standard down time is 5 to 7 weeks.
There is Daytona Beach, Sanford, and Orlando all about 30 – 45 minutes away.
There are taxis, shuttles and UBER in DeLand that can take you to the nearest airline terminals. There is also Enterprise and Hertz close by.
The owners are Paulus Nobrega and Marta Nobrega. This is a family business.
Our hours of operation are Monday thru Friday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. We may be available per appointment on the weekends or after hours.
ECAP is located in KDED, on the North East corner.
Our address is 1997B Industrial Drive Deland, FL 32724.
We are not a 145 repair station. We do have an A&P mechanic on staff.
Warranty does not cover aircraft that is not maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, normal wear and tear, if aircraft was repaired outside ECAP, neglects, misuse, or accidents. Under a paint job, a sand and paint job is does not have warranty. Due to the fact that we would just sand the top layer of the paint and paint over the old primer. There is no way to know what the condition the old primer is in. Paint application to erosion areas (leading edges, windshield frames, etc.), working fasteners, stressed or flexing composite panels, body fairings and winglets, to paint cracking on seam sealants on butt joints, lap seams and access panels, among others.
A strip and paint job, warranty covers paint applied on aircraft. An interior job, warranty covers new material installed.
Our warranty if for one year or 300 flight hours, whichever comes first.
On the FAA website you can reserve a N#, this takes up to 6 weeks. Once you get the reservation letter from the FAA, you must assign the reserved N# to the aircraft, this takes up to 6 weeks. Once you receive a letter from the FAA showing the new N# is assigned to your aircraft, then we can paint the new N# on your aircraft.
Per the FAA, the aircraft registration number should be 12” tall and 2” wide.
As part of a strip and paint job, all control surfaces are removed, rebalanced, and reinstalled by a licensed A&P mechanic. *May vary depending on aircraft.
Our standard quote includes 8 hours for corrosion and bodywork. If over 8 hours of corrosion and bodywork is required it will be charged extra at a rate of $110.00 per hour plus materials.
There is not a limit. We can work on any size aircraft.
Our hangar can accommodate up to a Gulfstream V.
The paint shop is 12,000 square feet (120 ft x 100 ft x 35 ft) and our interior shop is 6,000 square feet.
In the state of Florida, since 2013, aircrafts over 2,500 pounds, do not have to pay sales tax for aircraft paint and interior refurbishment.
Our shop rate is $150 per hour.
Usually a week or two advance notice, may vary per our schedule.
Acceptable payment methods are wire transfer, cashier’s check, and cash.
- A 50% deposit is required once the aircraft arrives.
- A 25% progress payment will be requested during the process.
- A 15% progress payment will be requested during the process.
- The final balance will be due when plane is completed.
You would need to sign the contract.
Give a 50% deposit.
Choose a paint scheme/seat design.