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Flying Colours completes 240-month Global Express heavy inspection


November 30, 2022  By Wings Staff

Flying Colours completes a heavy check and striking paint job on Global Express. (Photo: Flying Colours)

Flying Colours completed a 240-month heavy inspection of a Bombardier Global Express aircraft for a U.S.-based client at its facility in Peterborough, Ontario. Work on the Global jet included a landing gear overhaul and what the company describes as several scheduled restoration tasks as required by the 15/30/60/120/240-month inspection package.

Flying Colours also painted the aircraft’s airframe in a Starlight Silver Pearl base, accented by Phantom Gray Pearl applied to the top of the fuselage, stripes, doorframe and wingtips. The company explains it used a specialty base coat-clear coat polyurethane paint incorporating fine mica granules, applied after the priming process, that generates a crystal-sparkling effect.

“We have extensive experience working on Global airframes, which means our maintenance team can anticipate common issues and anticipate unexpected requirements that may occur,” said Eric Gillespie, Executive VP, Flying Colours. “This knowledge gives our clients the confidence that we conduct rigorous inspections throughout the heavy check process. We know what to look for and how to resolve any issues.”

The Flying Colours maintenance team has performed various heavy inspections for Global aircraft over the past five years. The company explains each 240-month inspection involves completely stripping an aircraft down to the frame to check for signs of everything from stress fractures to corrosion, as well as other issues that may have affected structural integrity.

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