May 13, 2013
Flying Colours granted AS9100 certificate
Flying Colours Corp., the Canadian headquartered completions, refurbishment and maintenance specialist has achieved the coveted AS9100 certificate for quality and safety management for the aerospace industry. The certificate was awarded in March 2013 and reflects the significant investment Flying Colours has made in developing the LEAN technology production and manufacturing systems at their facilities in Ontario and at JetCorp Technical Services in St Louis. The use of LEAN technology was implemented by Flying Colours two years ago and has successfully improved efficiency as well as enhancing production times and quality standards. This was one of the principal factors in Bombardier appointing Flying Colours as a Preferred Completion Centre. Flying Colours has also expanded its CRJ conversion programme beyond executive aircraft. It is now a third of the way through an extensive schedule, which will see eight CRJ 200 regional airliners converted into sixteen seat Executive Shuttle configuration for an undisclosed client. The complete shuttle conversion sees each aircraft fitted with new business jet seats, a new executive shell kit, upgraded galley, refurbished first class lavatory, and Swift broadband installation.