Flying Colours

December 6, 2011 - 5:40pm

In a ceremony attended by Canada’s Prime Minister, the City of Peterborough, Ontario, announced the conclusion of a C$28.6 million upgrade project to Peterborough Airport. The project, funded by national, provincial and city grants, has increased the airport’s runway length from 5,000 to 7,000 feet and created a new aviation industrial park with new areas for aircraft fueling and maintenance.

November 4, 2011 - 12:14pm

Based on a memorandum of understanding with Metrojet of Hong Kong, Flying Colours of Peterborough, Ontario, will open a base of operation in the region that will focus on interior refurbishment for a range midsize to large-cabin business jets, including models from Bombardier, Dassault and Gulfstream.

October 20, 2010 - 3:54pm
Flying Colours CEO John Gillespie (left) and Nick  Houseman, president of Sil...

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.

May 26, 2010 - 9:46am

Flying Colours, a Canadian independent completion and refurbishment center, is knee-deep in cabin finish work on Challenger 850s and conversions of CRJ200 regional jets to executive use. The Peterborough, Ontario-based center delivered its first Challenger 850 completion under contract to Bombardier in December 2009, has another six in various stages of cabin finish work and is awaiting arrival of an eighth aircraft.

January 29, 2010 - 5:54am

Flying Colours, a specialist in aircraft completion and refurbishment, has delivered its first green completion of a Bombardier Challenger 850. The airplane is in Moscow, where it is being operated and managed by Chartright Air Group. Assisting Flying Colours in the engineering phase was Berletex Aero Design of Montreal.

October 14, 2009 - 9:53am

Two competitors with separate programs that convert Bombardier CRJs into executive jets combined forces in March, when Peterborough, Ontario-based Flying Colours acquired JetCorp of St. Louis, Mo.

August 31, 2009 - 6:16am

On the strength of contracts with Bombardier to provide executive cabins for three Challenger 850s, Canadian interiors specialist Flying Colours is moving into the business of green completion work.

September 30, 2008 - 10:40am

Fast on the heels of its first CRJ200 conversion to an executive/VIP Execliner configuration, Canadian independent completion and refurbishment specialist Flying Colours (Booth No. 3893) has begun work on its first green Challenger 850 interior. The 850, built by Bombardier, is derived from the CRJ200.

June 9, 2008 - 9:20am

Canadian independent completion and refurbishment center Flying Colours has chosen Audio International to be the exclusive supplier of cabin management and entertainment systems for its “CRJ Execliner” program.

September 20, 2007 - 11:00am

Canada-based aircraft completions specialist Flying Colours (Booth No. 4625) has unveiled plans for expansion of its Peterborough, Ontario location. In addition to its existing 60,000 sq ft facility–which is dedicated to exterior painting, interior completions and modifications, aircraft maintenance and repair–Flying Colours is beginning construction on another 30,000-sq-ft building that it expects to complete early next year.