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Flying Colours Marks 100th Challenger Refurb

 - October 16, 2018, 10:03 AM

Canadian MRO and completion specialist Flying Colours (Booth 1735) redelivered in early October its 100th major retrofit of a Bombardier Challenger 604. The design team at the company’s Peterborough, Ontario headquarters facility worked with the 604’s new owner and current operator to create an interior featuring a black and gold palette.

Six reclining seats adapted from Challenger 650-style seat frames with molded armrests are complemented by a three-place divan, all clad in black leather. The light trims, buckles, and control panels are in contrasting matte gold, and side ledges, panels, doors, and monuments are finished with a gloss anigre veneer. Flight Colours' dedicated paint shop applied a scheme echoing the internal colors, with a partial gold stripe sweeping along the fuselage.

The update also included Gogo Avance L3 connectivity and Rockwell Collins Venue cabin management system installations. Only minor maintenance was performed on the aircraft, as it had undergone a 96-month check at the facility about a year ago.