Flying Colours breaks ground on new hangar

December 18, 2018
Written by Wings Staff
A rendering of the Flying Colours’ new hangar due to open in mid-2019. (Image: Flying Colours)
A rendering of the Flying Colours’ new hangar due to open in mid-2019. (Image: Flying Colours)
Flying Colours broke ground on a 100,000-square-foot hangar at its primary location in Peterborough, Ontario. Scheduled for completion in mid-2019, this will be Flying Colours’ largest hangar, large enough to hold A220-size aircraft. The company estimates its new hangar will be an investment of approximately $25 million.

“Our business has grown significantly over the last 12 months and we were running out of space to accommodate all our clients’ requests,” said John Gillespie, president and CEO, Flying Colours. “Once the building is complete we will be using it to provide additional capacity for completions, refurbishment and heavy maintenance work scopes on large jet airframes." 

The new facility, being built by Vicano Construction Ltd., will also include a climate-controlled paint shop, offices, customer meeting rooms, interiors workshops, and a board room. This project represents the start of what Flying Colours describes as its fourth phase of expansion.

The company provides maintenance, repair, overhaul and completions services from Peterborough and a St. Louis, Missouri, location, in addition to its recent international expansion into Singapore. At the company’s St. Louis facility, a fifth hangar – a leased building – is undergoing preparations to open in January 2019, adding another 40,000 square feet to this KSUS facility.

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