May 20, 2019
Flying Colours Corp., the international maintenance, repair, overhaul and completions business arrives in Geneva in buoyant mood – booth Y107 - celebrating thirty years of successful MRO and interiors operations with new appointments and facility expansions.
Ahead of EBACE it announced the appointment of its first European Sales Manager, Andrew Pearce, and the creation of a new executive role promoting Paul Dunford to the newly created position of Managing Director, International Operations.
Andrew will, for the first time, join the team during EBACE to promote its full range of MRO services, completions, refurbishment and avionics expertise. As the mandate for ADS-B Out in the North America’s draws close Flying Colours will encourage European owners to begin thinking about the impending European mandate which comes into effect in June 2020. With more than 70 ADS-B Out installations under its belt, it is well positioned to support European owners in meeting the targeted date either as an individual installation, or as part of wider maintenance and avionics upgrade.
The Flying Colours team will also mark the successful momentum of its ambitious international expansion plans as they begin to take shape. The privately owned, family run company began 2019 announcing the addition of a 100,000 squared-feet to its Peterborough, Ontario facility. As a Bombardier ASF, and authorized completion centre Flying Colours is experiencing unprecedented demand for its high-quality work. The construction of its largest hangar yet will accommodate aircraft up to executive airliner size for maintenance and interiors work. A second dedicated aircraft paint shop, and expanded design suites for customer meetings will complement the expansive facility. Construction is well under way with a summer-end inauguration expected.
Complementing the expansion at Peterborough, in January Flying Colours’ St. Louis, MO. facility moved into a fifth hangar at the Spirit of St. Louis airport to support the growing demand for heavy maintenance on Bombardier Global aircraft as well as other types. This is in addition to the opening of 40,000 squared feet, state-of-the-art-cabinetry facility which manufactured its first monuments in 2018.
The team are also be celebrating confirmation of the renewal of its agreement with Bombardier to support its full interiors service at the Bombardier Seletar facility which further cements the strengthening relationship between the two companies.
“We are pleased to be celebrating thirty years of business here at EBACE. It’s an even bigger celebration now that we have Andrew working with us, and we are delighted that he’s joined the team. We know he will add value to our existing customers in Europe and spread the word to potential new ones. Europe is a growing market for us, and we are looking forward to strengthening our presence here,” said Sean Gillespie, Executive VP, Flying Colours Corp.
Flying Colours plans to mark its thirtieth year with further internal and external events with customers, partners and its growing in-house team to demonstrate its gratitude to those that have worked and supported the business through the years.
Photo Caption: Rendering of Global Express refurbishment undertaken at the Flying Colours Corp. Singapore facility.
With facilities in Canada, the USA, & Singapore, 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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