Canadian MRO and aircraft completions provider Flying Colours has broken ground on a hangar that will become its largest at the company's Peterborough Airport headquarters. The 100,000-sq-ft structure, which will cost more than $18 million, will be able to accommodate aircraft as large as an Airbus A220 and will include a climate-controlled paint shop, interiors workshops, customer meeting rooms, a boardroom, and offices. It is slated to open by mid-2019.
“Our business has grown significantly over the past twelve months, and we were running out of space to accommodate all our clients’ requests,” said company president John Gillespie. “Once the building is complete, we will be using it to provide additional capacity for completions, refurbishment, and heavy maintenance work scopes on large jet airplanes.”
At the company’s St. Louis location, a leased fifth hangar is undergoing preparations to come online next month, adding 40,000 sq ft of space to the Spirit of St. Louis Airport facility.
To keep up with the increases in capacity at both sites, Flying Colours, which specializes in mid-to-large-sized business aircraft and is an authorized service facility and preferred completions center for Bombardier, expects to add another 100 workers with experience in maintenance, interiors, and painting.