The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has granted a CCAR 145 maintenance organization certificate to Flying Colours. The Peterborough, Ontario-based maintenance, completions and refurbishments provider claims the approval makes it the first Canadian MRO to receive complete airframe and specialized service approval under Chinese civil aviation regulations.
The approval enables Flying Colours to conduct full airframe inspections, repairs and scheduled maintenance, along with specialized services such as sheet metal work, composite repairs, paintwork, interior completions and modifications, on Chinese-registered aircraft at its Peterborough facility. The approval covers the Global Express and Challenger 600/850 series and CRJ. A spokesman for the company said it will continue to add to these model approvals as customer demand requires.
The MRO already holds approvals from Transport Canada, the FAA, EASA, Cayman Islands and Saudi Arabia.