Challenger Completions Under Way at Flying Colours

Aviation International News » May 2014
May 7, 2014, 3:45 AM

Flying Colours is currently performing green Challenger completions for several Asia-based clients, and refurbishing a Challenger 604 for a Chinese operator. The company’s CRJ ExecLiner program, which converts a standard CRJ into an executive business jet, is also active in China, and the first conversion for a China-based client, which will include full CAAC certification of the ExecLiner interior and auxiliary fuel system, is near completion. The 15-passenger interior will have three cabins, IFE system, dual lavatories and a long-range fuel system.

At ABACE the company spotlighted its recent completion of a pre-owned Challenger 850 for a Hong Kong-based client that included a complete carbon-fiber interior, IFE upgrades and Wi-Fi.

The company recently announced a partnership with Bombardier to provide interior support and refurbishment at the OEM’s new Singapore Service Center, and is in the process of setting up and staffing the facility. Meanwhile, at its headquarters in Peterborough, Ontario last month, Flying Colours opened a $2.5 million, 20,000-sq-ft hangar expansion, and this month is upgrading its paint facility with a $750,000 investment.

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