March 26, 2013
Flying Colours awarded contract for specialized modification of seven Bombardier CRJ700 NextGen aircraft
Flying Colours, the completions, refurbishment and maintenance specialist, reported that Bombardier has awarded the Canadian-based aviation business an exclusive contract to undertake the interior modification of seven CRJ700 NextGen aircraft. The fleet will be completed over a two year period and delivered to an undisclosed Chinese client. The aircraft will be completed for specific mission purposes with a particular emphasis on VIP modifications. The project will require new supplemental type certificates (STCs) to be sourced by Flying Colours, and final certification will be completed in conjunction with the Chinese Civil Aviation Authority, with whom Flying Colours already has a strong relationship. The first aircraft is scheduled to arrive at the Flying Colours Corp. Peterborough, ON facility in the fourth quarter of this year, and it is anticipated that the final aircraft will be delivered in the first quarter of 2015. The modification of a CRJ700 NextGen aircraft will be a first for Flying Colours and builds on the extensive experience of its ExecLiner programme which has seen more than 12 CRJ200 regional airliners converted to executive VIP configurations.