Flying Colours replicates carbon-fiber interior on a new airframe


Having delivered a Bombardier Challenger 850 cabin rich in carbon fiber back in 2013, Flying Colours Corp has recreated the look on a pre-owned Bombardier Global Express for the same customer. The work was completed in around six months in Peterborough, Canada.

“Everything may seem the same, but a lot is very different,” said Eric Gillespie, executive vice president, Flying Colours. “We had to take into consideration the larger cabin, the different type of usage, and the high standards of the Global, to recreate the same look and feel.”

The mid-section was modified by replacing two seats and a divan with a four-seat conference group featuring Global seats from Rockwell Collins. Existing seats were modified to match, with new headrests and armrests, and larger seat swabs. All seats are finished in white leather, with a carbon-fiber accent on the armrests.

There is a cherry red divan in the mid section and a black three-seat divan in the aft. Monuments feature black and gray carbon-fiber veneer with ebony edging. Other highlights include bright white countertops in the galley and washroom, a handmade carpet from Tai Ping and satin nickel metal work. The project also included the addition of an aft LRU radome and antenna as part of the Honeywell Ka-band JetWave installation, enabling live streaming, faster data transfer and wi-fi access on multiple PEDs.

Flying Colours Corp also delivered a new paint scheme, and handled the pre-buy inspection and maintenance inspections.

Click here to read more about the project in the September 2017 issue of Business Jet Interiors International. 

October 4, 2017

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