NBAA Convention News

Canadians partner on quiet C850

 - October 20, 2010, 3:54 PM
Flying Colours CEO John Gillespie (left) and Nick Houseman, president of Silentium Air, have teamed to quiet Bombardier Challenger 850s and CRJ 200 business jet conversions.

Two Canadian companies, cabin-quieting specialist Silentium Air and completions house Flying Colours, have teamed to provide sound-proofing for green and refurbished Bombardier Challenger 850s and CRJ 200 business jet conversions.

The partnership, sealed this week at the Flying Colours NBAA booth (No. 1387), makes the Silentium Air system an integral part of all Challenger 850 completions and CRJ 200 conversions by Flying Colours in the Toronto area, and Flying Colours the preferred installer for sound-proofing from Montreal-based Silentium on this aircraft type.

Nicholas Houseman, Silentium Air president, said his company's system on those aircraft is about 150 pounds lighter than competing noise-reduction solutions from third-party completion centers and MROs.

This, he explained, is due to "a highly tailored fit using an interlocking modular approach without any tradeoff in overall noise levels, typically mid-to-lower 50s dB speech interference level. Furthermore, our solution leads to reduced installation times due to fewer parts."