Peterborough, ON./16 March 2020. Flying Colours Corp., the North Americanmaintenance, repair, overhaul and completions business has officially opened the doors of its newest, largest and most advanced paint preparation and application facility at its Peterborough, ON. headquarters.The newpurpose-built, state-of-the-art facility gives Flying Colours the capacity to paint any size business aircraft including Bombardier Global 7500, Gulfstream G700 types, as well as narrow body executive airliners such as the A220 or B737-900 models,for an elite clientele. The first paint job is already in process on aBombardier Global aircraft.
Incorporating the latest technology to support the growing demand for expert paint work for in-service and new-completion aircraft the paint shop is designed with functionality and sustainability in mind.Fully computerised and climate controlled, the pressurized cross-draft paint booth measures an impressive 138 ft wide and 158 ft deep with the tail height reaching 55 ft. The new booth is equipped with 168 energy efficient lights thatsimulate natural day light to optimise paint colour matches and visibility for technicians. The sanding, paint, purge, and cure application sequence reduces environmental impact through intelligently designed air recirculation and exhaust systems which decrease the amount of heat needed to operate, while reducingthe amount of paint emissions released into the air.
Theexpanding team of paint techniciansoffers a variety of paint techniquesincluding electro-static applications. The business is also using the opportunity to move away from chromate primers to non-chromate products, to deliver improved specifications and conformances for the aviation industryto improve the paint finish, reduce waste, and make a positive impact to worker’s health and environmental protection. The experienced paint team will maximise the efficiencies of the shop to improve turnaround times, offer a wider range of paint techniques and apply the unique and unusual designs requested by many customers.
The inauguration of the paint facility represents the start of operations in the new CAD$25 million hangar. When phase two completes, which is anticipated in late Spring 2020, the 100,000 square ft extension of the Peterborough headquarters will enable Flying Colours to accommodate the increasing number of clients requesting maintenance, interior modifications, avionics upgrades and paint work to be performed simultaneously. The ability to run projects in parallel reduces downtime, maximizes budget and ensures projects complete on time.
“We are in a strong growth period and theadditional paint shopadds real value to our existing paint facilities. Once the entire expansion is complete, this fourth paint shop will support our strategy for providing complementary aviation services, at an even greater scale, in one location,” said John Gillespie, President and CEO of Flying Colours.
About Flying Colours Corp:
With facilities in Canada, the USA, & Singapore, global aviation services company Flying Colours Corp, brings more than 30 years of experience to every facet of its business, which includes Green Completions, Interior Refurbishment & Modifications, Heavy Maintenance, Exterior Paint, Special Mission Modifications, and Avionics Installations and upgrades.
Flying Colours specializes in all mid to large sized business aircraft, including the Bombardier
Global and Challenger families, Dassault Falcon, Beechcraft/Hawker, Gulfstream and Textron
models. Flying Colours is an Authorized Service Facility for Bombardier and a Bombardier
Preferred Completion Center.
Contact: Jane Stanbury – Flying Colours Marketing and Communications Director
Cell: +1 438 998 1668 or +44 7803 296 046
Thanks to Jane Stanbury for Press Release
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