Flying Colours, a Canada-based completions, refurbishment and maintenance specialist, has expanded its CRJ conversion program beyond executive aircraft. It is now a third of the way through a schedule that will see eight CRJ200s converted into 16-seat executive shuttle configuration for an undisclosed client. The complete shuttle conversion sees each aircraft fitted with new business-jet seats, a new executive shell kit, upgraded galley, refurbished first-class lavatory, and SwiftBroadband installation. This is the first time Flying Colours has been involved in executive shuttle configurations and reflects the company’s ambitions to widen its product line.
To meet demand for its expanded product line, the company is set to break ground next month on the first of three phases of infrastructure expansion. The $2.5 million phase will add 20,000 sq ft to an existing hangar.
In addition, the company recently achieved the AS9100 certificate for quality and safety management for the aerospace industry. The certificate reflects Flying Colours’ investment in lean technology production and manufacturing systems at its facilities in Peterborough, Ontario, and at JetCorp Technical Services in St Louis.