Founded by John and Sasha in 2006, Air Covers has grown to a Queen’s Award-winning laser scanning, 3D modelling, CNC and industrial machining team enterprise with more than 3000 designs on file.
Our mission is to ensure nothing comes close. No environmental threat will increase your maintenance burden or prevent the readiness of your equipment.
We are a technical textiles engineering company with an expertise and skillset second to none and we supply customers, from private owners to governments, in more than 50 countries worldwide.
“It is without doubt that Air Covers has contributed to the excellent serviceability record Merlin (AW101) has enjoyed on deployed operations.”
Lt Cdr MC Abbotts, RN (Head of Engineering Authority, Merlin Project Team)
“When the sandstorm hit the airfield [Camp Bastion] the covers from the US Apaches were torn from their aircraft. The only aircraft that remained fully covered were those fitted with Air Covers protection”
Brig (retd) Nick Knudsen, REME (previously Head of UK Apache Project Team)
“The covers are definitely fit for purpose and reduce environmental wear and tear.
Covers for cannon, rotorhead, cockpit, MTAD and PNVS are particularly good at protecting and enhancing serviceability of key components and increasing operational availability
Overall excellent product that works well in harsh environment”
Commanding Officer and Weapons Officer, 3Regt AAC (Apache)
“Reports from Theatre indicate that the covers remain fully functional with no degradation of material and fittings despite [3 years] heavy continual use. This is suitable testament to the robust manufacturing processes and the support from Air Covers Ltd in making the covers fit for purpose in an austere and extremely challenging environment.”
28Sqn (Merlin), RAF
“Our aircraft are on standby in some of the world’s remotest places and need protection. Unscheduled maintenance is definitely reduced by Air Covers”
Chief Engineer, Bristow Helicopters, Nigeria
“During the storm the aircraft was being swamped by the sea sweeping over the deck. Three days later we removed the covers –not a grain of salt, no scratches, no humidity staining on the aircraft”
Capt Pim De Roodes, MV Foucault
“Starspeed have used AirCovers for some 15 years now and we have seen a constant improvement in their great products. One thing that never changes though is the quick, friendly and efficient service from John and his team who always deliver on time and with minimum fuss, even when thrown the inevitable curve ball; the covers are great and our helicopters – many at sea & in harsh climates – are definitely well protected. Moreover, they are really decent people at AirCovers, trustworthy and a pleasure to deal with”
Gary Butcher, Commercial Director at Starspeed Ltd
“I have not found a ground support product so well designed and so well-suited to operating aircraft in a hostile environment.”
Capt Colin Bodill, Bell Textron Pole to Pole Expedition Pilot
“We have always been delighted with the design, manufacturing and service of Air Covers. Their skills and knowledge of design and materials match our demand for uncompromising supplier standards.”
Mark Boddington, Silverlining Founder and CEO
“Aircovers use of technology combined with some clever CAD design made the design and construction process much easier and consequently cost effective. The first prototype only needed minor tweaking and the end result looked great, fulfilling the brief. The design included printed Flying Mantis branding which made the covers very distinctive. This is a new product for the Flying Mantis and the longevity of the covers remains to be tested although the FM team do not have any concerns in that regard.”
Simon Chrispin, It Should Be Fun Ltd (Flying Mantis)
“Luviair needs well fitting covers that work; protecting the investment of the owner whilst looking great.
This is what you get from Air Covers, I would encourage anyone in the market for helicopter covers to talk to them.”
Nigel Watson, Founder Luviair Ltd
“This product offers the best return on investment I have seen”
Air Vice Marshall Philip Sturley, RAF
“My experience of the Air Covers system of a yacht-based H155 was excellent. I used it in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and South Atlantic as well as numerous Atlantic crossings. I firmly believe that it saved the aircraft from serious corrosion.”
Ronan, H155 pilot
“I fly a Bell 429 and have had over 4 years of support from Air Covers for operations in Iceland, Greenland, Caribbean, Alaska, Chile, Cape Horn, Antarctica, Madagascar, Vietnam, Arabia and the Mediterranean. With Air Covers our machine has had consistent problem-free annuals.”