GWP Group

Custom Flight Cases

Traditional flight cases designed and manufactured in house by a team of experts

Designing and manufacturing custom flight cases in house ensures that your exact requirements are met and exceeded with every case produced. From large transit cases to smaller equipment cases, all with or without foam lining or inserts, your items will be kept safe and secure.


Widely used in the broadcast and performance industries, the wide range of configurable options, plus complete flexibility in terms of size, means that the specified case is perfect for the intended application.


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Originally, flight cases were designed based on an airplane parts packaging specification. Designed by airline packaging engineers, the ATA 300 Category I specification - agreed by Boeing, Airbus, Fed-Ex, American, United, Delta and others - specifies that cases are designed to withstand at least 100 round trips.

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Bespoke flight cases & waterproof flight cases designed & manufactured in house

GWP Protective is one of the leading UK manufacturers of waterproof flight cases, rack mount cases, and bespoke, custom flight cases.


As flight case manufacturers, each case we supply is custom designed to provide an exact fit and precise level of protection in any given application.


We also pride ourselves on producing each and every one of our bespoke flight cases to very exacting quality standards.


We have been manufacturing cases since 1988 and, with our design and manufacturing teams working hand in hand, we have manufactured flight cases for use in a huge range of applications in shipping our customers’ products across the world safely.

Benefits of GWP Protective custom flight cases

  • Designed and custom built to your exact requirements
  • Wide range of fixtures and fittings available
  • Customisation options including coloured panels and printing
  • Foam inserts designed in conjunction with flight case for best fit
  • Over 20 years of experience
  • Dedicated in-house design team to drive or assist projects
  • Just In Time delivery system for ongoing requirements
  • Tried and tested solution, at a low cost
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Applications and uses for Flight Cases

From large transit cases to smaller equipment cases, your items will be kept safe and secure with custom flight cases.


Please see below for typical examples and applications of flight cases. Click on the thumbnail for a larger image.

Additional advantages of GWP Protective flight cases

As flight case manufacturers, GWP Protective have no minimum order quantities so our clients can order anything from one-off, completely bespoke flight cases to several thousand per year.


To enable short manufacturing lead times, we also carry a wide range of materials in stock, including catches, handles, hinges and various styles of panel materials.


Another of the major benefits of GWP Protective’s service is that with both flight case and foam insert being manufactured under one roof, we provide a genuine “One-stop-shop” for customers with any form of protective case or packaging requirement.


As such, our flight cases with foam inserts offer a truly bespoke level of performance. We are also able to manufacture flight cases with mechanisms for the housing of 19” rack-mounted electronic components.

Flight case manufacture and design process

With a highly skilled and experienced team of designers and production staff, we can design and create bespoke cases for almost any application.


By firstly creating a three-dimensional model using the latest design software, we can ensure that the protective case and foam inserts will be a perfect fit with our clients’ products before a finalised specification is sent to our production team.


The cases are then created at our Salisbury factory using either plywood (with leather textured, plastic or even aluminium layers) or one of several types plastic panels which are fabricated into a rigid structure using aluminium extrusion profiles and rivets.


We will then add a range of hardware, generally made from galvanised steel, which can include handles, locks, catches and castors.


Often, an “off the shelf” injection moulded case can offer a better option in terms of water-resistance and cost for a particular application, please talk to a member of our experienced sales team will be able to advise on the best solution.


Whatever your choice of case, GWP will then be able to further customise it with engineered foam inserts to create the optimum level of product protection against mishandling.


For more information on our protective case foam inserts, please use the links at the bottom of the page.

Free Guide: 15 crucial considerations for protection

Find out more

One of our external sales team will be pleased to visit and discuss your individual needs before providing a detailed quotation and design proposal for any type of bespoke flight case.

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Use the links below to see the protective cases, engineered foam inserts, presentation aids and other transit solutions available from GWP Protective.

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Please use the links below for further information on protective cases / foam inserts that you may find interesting and useful

The best (waterproof) equipment cases
Transit cases - how to decide which is best for your business
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