COVID-19 Statement from John Gillespie, President, Flying Colours Corp.

March 26, 2020

COVID-19 Statement from John Gillespie, President, Flying Colours Corp.

For more than 30 years Flying Colours Corp. has continually supported clients to make sure their aircraft are available to operate safely and reliably when they need them. Even with the current challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic we would like to assure you we are maintaining this commitment to our customers by taking the necessary steps to safeguard continued operations at our facilities.
The public health and safety of our employees, our customers, and all visitors to each of the Flying Colours Corp. locations is our top priority while providing continuity of service to our customers. We have implemented a number of procedures to match the government edicts to safeguard our working environment, and all those operating within it, to ensure seamless operations continue and would like to share these with you.
Work environment: Our facilities are always pristine but at this time we are taking extra precautions to make sure all areas, particularly high frequency locations, are regularly cleaned with appropriate cleaning materials. We are also reducing the number of people on site by enabling employees, where the work scope allows, to work from home by providing secure remote access to data and information as needed.

Travel: We are asking colleagues that have travelled within the last 14 days to self-isolate for the recommended fourteen day period, this extends across the board from our apprentices to senior executives, there are no exceptions. New travel restrictions that align with recommendations from the WHO are also in place to further reduce the chance of contamination.

Hygiene: We have installed hand sanitisation stations at regular intervals around the facilities and are recommending that our employees are familiar with all the necessary hygiene processes to minimise risk. We are regularly reminding them of the changing situation and encouraging them to take responsibility for their hygiene levels at all times to limit the virus spread.

Aircraft hygiene: All aircraft arriving for maintenance have a quarantine period and are thoroughly disinfected using an industry approved product to reduce the risk of contagion. Our cleaning team are working hard to ensure that the relevant hygiene protocols we have implemented are followed at all times.

Social distancing: We have asked all our colleagues and visitors to respect the need to keep at least a two meter distance from each other and are regularly reminding them. On aircraft we are ensuring that workers are keeping a safe distance from each other. We are also minimising movement between buildings at all our sites.

Health: We are monitoring our teams and sharing information about the symptoms of COVID-19. If any colleague or visitor shows signs of sickness, we are asking them to immediately self-isolate themselves, and asking anyone showing signs of illness at home to stay quarantined and contact a health professional.

Flexibility, Innovation and Integrity: Never have our watch words had such potency and it is these principles that are guiding our approach to the current situation. We will continue to operate to the best of our efficiency to ensure your assets keep flying. Most importantly we will continue to respect the guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus. We respectfully request that you join us in this mission to mitigate the risk of further infection.
Finally, our thoughts and good wishes go out to anyone in our network whose family, friends and colleagues may have been negatively affected.

Your sincerely,
John Gillespie

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About Flying Colours Corp

With facilities in Canada and the USA, global aviation services company Flying Colours Corp, brings decades 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.

Flying Colours specializes in all mid to large sized business aircraft, including the Bombardier Global Express and Challenger families, Dassault Falcon, Beechcraft/Hawker and Gulfstream models. Flying Colours is an Authorized Service Facility for Bombardier and a Bombardier Preferred Completion Centre. It is also a GE Aviation Approved Service Centre.

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