History

Our history

Decades of experience.

Flying Colours Corp. has been delivering flexibility, innovation and intergrity since 1989 achieving some major milestones along the way. Take a look at our history here.

1970

1978

1978

John Gillespie develops Rapid Air 1978 and paint business Flying Colours at Peterborough Airport.

1989

1989

FCC begin aircraft completions, modification, refurbishments, maintenance and exterior paintwork on Beechcraft 99 Airliners, Cessna 421s and King Air types.

1990

1992

1992

Success in small and mid-size jet refurbishments lead to our first large jet refurbishment and modification for a Bombardier Challenger 601.

1995

The experience and quality of the FCC team appeals to Dassault Falcon and Challenger family owners who maximise the use of our services.

1995

2000

2005

2005

ExecLiner format is launched converting 2005 CRJ200 airliners into customised VVIP interiors. Flying Colours Corp. goes global.

2008

2008

The first Bombardier Challenger 850 green completion delivered to a Russian client from our Peterborough HQs.

2009

2009

Purchase of second facility, JetCorp. Technical Services.

2010

2010

2010

Heavy maintenance expertise grows, and Flying Colours Corp. begins working on a range of large cabin aircraft including Bombardier Globals.

2012

The first Flying Colours Corp. missionized aircraft, a CRJ 700 was delivered to undisclosed clients in Asia, it was one of seven to be completed.

2012

2013

2013

JetCorp. Technical Services becomes Flying Colours Corp. KSUS in 2013.

2015

2015

FCC opens its doors at the Bombardier Service Center, Seletar facility in Singapore to support Bombardier owners in the region.

2016

We complete the first of three Bombardier Global completions on a missionized aircraft for a European customer.

2016

2017

2017

A third dedicated paint facility built to 2017 support a long-term contract painting central fuselage of Bombardier Global for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

2018

Manufacturing begins at purpose-built cabinetry workshop ramping up production six-fold and doubling the head count.

We move into fifth hangar at Spirit of St Louis airport.

First of three Challenger 650 special mission aircraft delivered to REGA in Switzerland confirming our expertise in designing, engineering and installing complex interiors.

2018

2019

2019

Construction of largest hangar ever for Flying Colours begins as ground is broken on 100,000 square foot facility. Headcount reaches 500.

Delivered first of six new Bombardier Q400 in multi-mission format to Conair.

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