Canadian completion, refurbishment and MRO specialist Flying Colours has broken ground on the first phase of a $3.39 million, three-phase expansion plan at its headquarters in Peterborough, Ontario. The new 20,000-sq-ft hangar being added to the existing three-hangar complex is scheduled for completion in next year’s first quarter. It will be equipped to handle refurbishment projects, avionics installations and upgrades, heavy maintenance and full interior green completion work.
The building initially will be used to increase the company’s refurbishment and maintenance capabilities for pre-owned large-cabin aircraft, particularly Bombardier’s Globals and Challenger 870. The company also plans to use the additional space for a number of special-mission programs, including the fulfillment of a multiple-aircraft contract for modifications to seven CRJ700s and Challenger 870s destined for delivery in Asia.
When all phases are complete, the total 65,000 sq ft of hangar space will enable Flying Colours to work on the Airbus ACJ and Boeing Business Jet series and executive variants of the larger CSeries airliner now under development by Bombardier.