Aviation Design

Many of our skills in designing yachts both exteriors and interiors are also suitable for aircraft, private jets, helicopters and aviation design.

From international and domestic airline and lessor branding and identities to personal livery and identity, exterior paint schemes and interior design, we offer high quality creative, innovative design and styling from hand sketches to 3D photo realistic images.

Incorporating your chosen colour schemes our CMF Design - Colour Material Finish selects the fabric, textile and material finishes including stitching, webbing and plating for your Aircraft VIP Cabin, Cockpit, Seating and Interior Design.

We can work independently from the completion centres carrying out the work.

"We’re over the moon!!!!!!!
Alex from the start to finish you raise the bar of excellence.
My most profound gratitude!!!!“

Client, N719GF

AH145 D3 Five-blade

"This is exactly why I wanted you to be involved and make the final call before paint application. The changes you made are the difference between just OK and excellence. While I have confidence in Airbus’s ability to apply the paint, I was also determined to hold true to your design and anything you felt needed tweaking along the way. Working half a world away has certainly presented some challenges. Your ability to just roll with it and make it happen is greatly appreciated !!“

"The 145 was finally delivered today and the reaction seems very positive! Your patience and professionalism on this long journey have been above and beyond. I can’t thank you enough.“ 

Owner’s Representative, N719GF

ACH130 - 'Red Skull'

A black Airbus Corporate Helicopters ACH130 incorporating the owner's personal livery design to match their Mangusta 165E 'Black Legend' motor yacht,
40m Wally sailing yacht 'Black Sails' and Bentley Bentayga SUV

"Alex McDiarmid is responsible for the stunning completion design of our aircraft.
His patience, expertise, and attention to the smallest detail are without equal in my experience. I am confident in saying any project Airbus partners with Alex on will be a stunning success!!"

Owner’s Representative

"We have worked with Alex and commissioned him to produce a livery for a VVIP Leonardo AW139 and Airbus Helicopters AH160. We wanted matte black with subtle carbon fiber touches and we have been really impressed both with the way he works and also the quality of what he produces, including the computer imagery.
I would strongly recommend that you speak to Alex regarding livery and paint schemes."

Jonathan Turner, Managing Director of Maritime Aviation & MAST Helicopters


“We needed AerMoon to come to life and to show our clients worldwide what AerMoon is all about. An aircraft type in our AerMoon livery was the ideal way to show financiers, investors and airlines worldwide what aircraft types we were targeting as an aircraft lessor but most importantly what our long term strategy was as the “Challenger” aircraft lessor. Having the aircraft in our livery enabled AerMoon to be taken seriously and be considered a serious player within the competitive airliner aircraft leasing industry. Without Alex and his incredible work with our AerMoon aircraft liveries, I am not sure where we would be - thank you Alex”

James Moon, Founder of AerMoon


Branding the Skies

Full branding and rebranding identity creation for Airlines, Aircraft Lessors, Brokers and Private Clients.
Services including strategy, analysis, brand positioning, livery, logo and moniker design

“We reached a point in the business where we realised that our current branding and logo had outlived its useful purpose and was no longer performing to the same high level as the business. Having to go through a rebrand was off putting, as I was not sure where to begin and I lacked the desired creative vision of what I wanted our new logo to look like including the direction the branding should take. Working with Alex helped us achieve our goal as he identified what was needed and just how our new brand direction should look. He was able to translate that into a fantastic moniker and logo that ticked all of the prerequisites for the project including framework, strategy and management. What he created for us was truly inspiring, refreshing and unique for our complete rebrand.”

James Moon, Moon Jet Group

The boomerang theme is a clever feature"

Adam Gavine, Editor, Aircraft Interiors International

"Alexander McDiarmid Design are aptly assisting us with the design of the Astralis logo, the external livery for the Boeing 747-400 fleet and renderings of the special V.I.P. interiors. Alex has personally worked tirelessly in this regard and I consider his work to be exemplary and his business amongst the best. Consequently, if you have any requirement for any aircraft design work, I highly recommend him and them to you."

Anthony M. Easton, Aviation Entrepreneur, Founder & Managing Director of The Astralis Club & Astralis Air

VC-25B Livery

Exterior livery exploration for National Geographic Film & TV documentary -
'The New Air Force One: Flying Fortress' - about the new presidential Boeing 747-8I, USAF SAM Special Air Mission, VC-25B. Research, colour themes and evolution of the original 1962 Raymond Loewy / JFK paint scheme and potential alternative red, white and blue livery.

Airing 15th February 2021
Executive Producer: Scott Bateman
9Line Media, Renegade Pictures & Warner Media


We are advising nonprofit Sight2Save in the creation of their 'Flying Eye Opticians' including converting a Boeing 747-400 and Cessna C172 Skyhawk for delivery of sight saving programmes around the world. In conjunction with a US based MRO specialist for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul with supplemental type certification for the specialist ophthalmic interiors.
The power of flight to save sight.