Flying Colours Corp. Moves Into Corporate Shuttle Conversions

Flying Colours Corp. Peterborough OntarioFlying Colours Corp (FCC) the Canadian headquartered completions, refurbishment and maintenance specialist has achieved the coveted AS9100 certificate for quality and safety management for the aerospace industry. The company says the certificate: “reflects the significant investment” it has made in developing the LEAN technology production and manufacturing systems at its facilities in Ontario and at JetCorp Technical Services in St Louis.  FCC says the use of LEAN technology was implemented two years ago and has successfully improved efficiency as well as enhancing production times and quality standards.
FCC has also expanded its CRJ conversion programme beyond executive aircraft and is now a third of the way through a schedule, which will see eight CRJ 200 regional airliners converted into 16-seat Executive Shuttle configuration for an as-yet undisclosed client.  The complete shuttle conversion will deliver each aircraft fitted with new business jet seats, a new executive shell kit, upgraded galley, refurbished first class lavatory, and Swift broadband installation.  This is the first time that FCC has been involved in executive shuttle configurations and a company statement said the move: “reflects the company’s ambitions to widen its offering to the aviation market place.”
Sean Gillespie VP of FCC commented: “We continually look at options to develop our client offering that fits within our capabilities but that also broadens our experience.  Working with these shuttle conversions has been an excellent new challenge and we are now looking at a growing number of opportunities in this sector.”
FCC will begin the first phase of a three phase infrastructure expansion project this June. With an investment of over $2.5 million dollars the initial phase will bring the addition of 20, 000 sq ft added to the third hangar at FCC’s Peterborough (Ontario) facility which on completion will be used to accommodate the time span and number of aircraft in the conversion shuttle programme.  Further development will continue over the next two years to expand the overall facility.