Get Your Helicopter Wrapped: Make a Standout Visual Statement

Helicopter wrapping is a premium service that is gaining more and more popularity these days. A high-quality film of any color or design is being applied over the surface of the helicopter to make a standout visual statement. Big or small business, family enterprise, non-profit — there is no real limit to what you can advertise on your helicopter. Or maybe you just want to change the style of your flying vehicle?

Helicopters make people raise their heads while they are in the sky: so just imagine the impact that you can make with this unique kind of graphics. We are already used to colorful car wraps, but helicopter wrapping takes things to another level.

What is a helicopter wrap?

Aviation wrapping is a type of exterior advertising that involves wrapping an airplane, helicopter or another aerial vehicle with branding. It involves adding a vinyl film over the original paint to change its appearance. Here at Tinting Chicago, we offer our clients a wide variety of colors and finishes (matte, satin, glossy, etc.).

Helicopter wrap is used to promote brands, create visual interest and deliver messages. The practice originated in the 1960s when it was used to advertise car races, but commercial use of helicopters for advertising purposes began in 1983 with low-cost carriers. By 2009, over 15% of all commercial aircraft in the U.S. had been wrapped. Today, it is still one of the most popular ways to advertise on a large scale.

Benefits of wrapping a helicopter

  • Fast and affordable upgrade of the helicopter’s look 
  • Wrapping is at least twice cheaper than the paintwork
  • The multiple choice of colors and their combinations 
  • Possibility to get a uniquely looking finish (matte, satin)
  • Vast advertising possibilities
  • Vinyl films create a protective layer of the original paintwork
  • Wraps are easily applied and removable (you can remove them if you decide to sell)

Different purposes of helicopter wrapping 

Private helicopter owners choose wrapping to create a unique, memorable design that complies with their style. 

Big companies or state authorities wrap helicopters in a particular design or color scheme — that is distinct from afar straight away

The biggest advantage of the helicopter wrap as a form of promotion — is the ability to reach the attention of a large audience. Want to beat the competition? Not many companies advertise themselves on helicopters!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to get a helicopter wrapped?

The price depends on the size of the helicopter and the surface that you want to have wrapped, the complexity of the design, and the number of films needed to complete the job. We don’t have a standard price for helicopter wrapping, as each job is different from the other. The best thing is to call us, tell us what you think of and we will give you a free price estimate.

Where can I get helicopter wraps in Chicago?

Tinting Chicago is here to assist you with all of your wrapping needs for most types of vehicles, including helicopters. We are working with quality materials from top brands such as 3M and Avery, and have experienced and well-trained technicians. You can find us at 3621 N Harlem Ave, 2720 W Grand Ave, and 1402 N Rand Rd. Palatine or call us at 773-455-0467 or 312-212-0493.


3621 N Harlem Ave, Chicago IL, 60634


2720 W Grand Ave Chicago, IL, 60612


1402 N Rand Rd Palatine, IL 60074


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