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Flying Colours completes fifth Global Express project this year

Aug. 13, 2012, Peterborough, Ont. - Flying Colours Corp. has just completed and delivered its first Global Express refurbishment and maintenance project for a Malaysian customer.

August 13, 2012  By Carey Fredericks

It is the fifth Global Express refurbishment project Flying Colours has completed in the last twelve months and reflects the company’s developing focus on this aircraft type. The latest project in the Flying Colours Corps.’ expanding programme of Global Express refurbishments, modifications, and maintenance orders, was completed and delivered to a Malaysian client in early July.

The project was undertaken on behalf of a private client, and reinforces the continued interest in Flying Colours’ services from the Asian market. The completed interior underwent a full refurbishment of all interior soft goods, woodwork, and numerous IFE upgrades which focused on modernizing the aircraft with IPAD holders, and a Honeywell IPOD dock.  A particularly unique element of the refurbishment was the modification of the aft cabin to enable the installation of a permanent custom-made bed in the aft cabin which is located opposite two new single seats and next to a customized side-ledge. This was the first time such a modification was undertaken by Flying Colours on a Global Express and was accomplished under a new STC which will be validated by the Malaysian authorities.

The exterior of the aircraft was painted with a customized scheme that maximized the knowledge and skills of the team at the special paintwork facilities at Flying Colours’ Peterborough. The finished theme included tailored red accent stripes laid out in a uniquely designed pattern that were complemented by the installation of corporate logos next to the entrance door. To conclude the project numerous maintenance inspections, service bulletins, and modifications were completed by Flying Colours Global maintenance technicians.

“The Global Express family is a product line we are targeting at the moment,” comments Sean Gillespie about the latest refurbishment. “We have already completed four significant Global projects in the last year, and expect to continue to expand this area of our offering, particularly as it is of such great appeal to the Asian market where we are rapidly expanding. Internationally we already have numerous clients flying this model and our continual development of skills for working on this aircraft type means that we are even better placed to win more business from Global owners and undertake more complex and bespoke maintenance and refurbishments.” Flying Colours Corp. continues to make significant investments at both the Canadian and U.S. based centres in regards to facilities, training and tooling to ensure better provision for the current and future Global client base so that owners receive the highest degree of satisfaction.


This latest Global delivery into Malaysia follows hard on the heels of the recent announcement that JetCorp Technical Services, Inc. a subsidiary of Flying Colours Corp., has begun work on the latest in its series of state-of-the-art executive conversions of the Bombardier CRJ 200 regional airliner which is destined to be the first in Indonesia.


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