Flying Colours Corp begins long-term paint project


A project that involves the painting of more than 40 Bombardier Global 5000/6000 center fuselage sections each year for an anticipated five years has commenced at Flying Colours Corp’s facility in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

The work is for MHI Canada Aerospace (MHICA) of Mississauga, Ontario, which makes major aircraft structures and assemblies. The fuselages will be shrink-wrapped and delivered to Flying Colours. After a pre-paint inspection, the fuselages will be prepared, primed, treated with corrosion inhibitors and fuel barriers and then spray-painted. The inspected fuselages are then sent back to join MHICA’s fuselage assembly line.

Flying Colours has built a new paint facility to honor the project – expanding its paint shop footprint by more than 4,000ft² – at a cost of more than US$1m. There are two paint bays, as well as a management and oversight office and storage for primers, paint and coatings.

As a Bombardier-authorized service facility and preferred completion center, Flying Colours Corp has extensive experience on the Global family.

“We have worked with this aircraft for more than 10 years, which has given MHICA the confidence in Flying Colours’ ability to fulfil the required mandate,” said John Gillespie, president, Flying Colours.

“We have invested significant time, money and planning into making this project a long-term success. It also demonstrates we have an expert team that can fulfil extensive long-term paint projects of this nature, wherever they come from in the world.”

January 12, 2018

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