Peterborough, Ontario-based Flying Colours has received approval from the Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) to work on business aircraft registered in the State of Qatar. The MRO will provide a range of regular and line maintenance work on business jets originating from the Middle East. QCAA status enables the MRO to undertake continuing airworthiness and maintenance work on aircraft including all those under its Transport Canada Civil Aviation approval (the Bombardier Challenger and Global series and the Dassault Falcon series).
The first aircraft, a Bombardier Global Express, will be re-delivered to a charter operator customer next week. It is anticipated that this jet will be the first in a series of aircraft to be worked on for this particular operator.
“This is another great achievement for Flying Colours,” commented Sean Gillespie, executive vice president. “We are very pleased to receive the approval for Qatar as demand for private jet travel throughout the Gulf region has significantly increased. It further expands our maintenance service portfolio and helps to grow our client base. We hope too to develop our business from this region now that we have this important approval.”