Flying Colours gets Challenger 650 deal for European operator
By Flying Colours Corp.
Ahead of EBACE 2015 Flying Colours Corp., the North Americas-based MRO, completion and refurbishment specialist, has announced an order for the completion of three, brand-new Bombardier Challenger 650 aircraft. The order, which is a sub-contract from Specialized and Amphibious Aircraft of Bombardier’s Commercial Aircraft division, will see the green aircraft configured in dedicated medevac interiors and delivered to an undisclosed European customer.
By Flying Colours Corp.
The design engineering is already under way at the Flying Colours facility in St Louis where the specialist in-house team is liaising with all involved parties to match the exact specifications of the complex interior. “This is a collaborative project as we are working through the Bombardier team to liaise with their customer on the design, whilst at the same time we are coordinating with a specialist medical equipment provider who will supply the medical monuments,” said Sean Gillespie, VP Flying Colours Corp.
The installation of the interiors, and the external paintwork will take place at the company’s Peterborough, Canada facility. It is anticipated the first aircraft will be inducted into service in Q4 of 2016 as the customer replaces older aircraft models with the newly equipped models. “We are particularly pleased to have agreed to our first Bombardier special mission Challenger 650 project for a European customer. We have already had success working with them on special mission aircraft destined for Asia and our strategy is to continue expansion of this part of our business as international customer demand grows,” added Gillespie.
Bombardier selected Flying Colours Corp. for the project following a positive experience on previous programs, their responsiveness and adaptability to change and customer satisfaction.
Previous Flying Colours special mission aircraft projects have included the installation of multiple-passenger mission interiors for monitoring, and customizing designs to enable the implementation of tailored multi-use VIP/medevac interiors for an air ambulance, which featured multiple stretcher systems.
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About Flying Colours Corp:
Flying Colours is a global aviation service company which specializes in Green Completions, Interior Refurbishment, Maintenance, Component Services, Auxiliary Fuel Systems, Exterior Paint and Avionics Installation and Upgrades. Flying Colours’ US operation is an FAA-licensed Class III and IV Part 145 repair station based in St Louis, Missouri. Flying Colours and its subsidiaries are proud of their worldwide customer base which has grown these past few years owing to its dedication to safety, quality and customer support. Flying Colours specializes in all mid-large sized business aircraft including the Global Express series, Challenger, Dassault Falcon, Beechcraft/Hawker and Gulfstream models. Flying Colours is an authorized service centre for both Bombardier and Beechcraft.
Flying Colours Corp Asia PTE. Ltd offers full service interior refurbishment capabilities on Learjet, Challenger, and Global business jets at Bombardier’s wholly owned Singapore Service Centre located at Seletar Airport in Singapore.