Flying Colours’ KSUS bolsters approvals
Sept. 8, 2014, St. Louis, Mo. - Flying Colours Corp., KSUS, the St Louis-based, U.S., sister facility of Canadian headquartered completions, refurbishment and maintenance specialist company Flying Colours Corp. has expanded its service offering through a range of new approvals and status upgrades.
September 8, 2014 By Carey Fredericks
The U.S. facility now has approval for maintenance work on the latest aircraft types from Bombardier, the Challenger 350 and the Learjet 70/75. This follows the company’s continued investment in tooling, on-going training and an adherence to strict operating procedures which saw it originally gain its status as a Bombardier Authorized Service Facility. Buoying up its support for the new Challenger 350 Flying Colours Corp. KSUS has also been authorized by Honeywell to work on the HTF7350 engine, which is used on the latest member of the Challenger family. Owners needing maintenance can be assured of minimized down time as all scheduled and unscheduled maintenance work can be undertaken in a single location by Flying Colours Corp.
Until now the ASF status had covered maintenance on Learjet 40, Learjet 40 XR, Learjet 45, Learjet 45 XR, Learjet 60, Learjet 60 XR, Challenger 300, Challenger 604, Challenger 605 and Challenger 850 business jets.
In anticipation of broadening the range of aircraft manufacturers it works with Flying Colours has also hired a number of in-house completion design engineers to support its internal engineering capabilities. Based at KSUS the new design team will become the main engineering resource for the business across the two locations.This continual commitment to expansion and improvement has resulted in the facility attracting new customers owing to the credibility provided by the ASF status.
Troy Funk, VP of Technical Services at the St Louis facility comments, “Since implementing the decision to rename the company’s facility from JetCorp Technical services, to Flying Colours Corp., we have more than fulfilled our intention of aligning the operational activities at the two locations. We are building on the use of LEAN technology, which resulted in us achieving the coveted AS9100 certificate for quality and safety management in the aerospace industry, and efficiency has continued to improve. With our new approvals and an expanded design engineering team we have created a great platform for further business development.