Flying Colours reconfigures Falcon 2000LXS for long-term client


Flying Colours has delivered a reconfigured Falcon 2000LXS to a long-time customer – representing the twelfth aircraft project the owner has entrusted to the company over the course of 20 years.

The full scope of work included cabin layout modifications, cabinetry refinishing, metal re-plating and installation of a hand-woven carpet. The aircraft, which is new to the owner, joins a private fleet. A thirteenth project is already in the pipeline.

The Flying Colours design engineering team reconfigured the aft cabin floorplan by replacing an existing four-seat club format with a three-place divan, flanked by new cabinets. Two existing seats from the front of the cabin were reupholstered and relocated opposite the divan. Four new-production seats, featuring the same leather as the aft, were installed in the front section.

The Falcon 2000LXS project demonstrates the wide range of services provided by Flying Colours

Complementing the cabin’s neutral palette are newly finished wood veneers featuring a rich recon rosewood colour with a honey stain that goes perfectly with the brushed nickel metal finishing. Sideledges feature tablet stowage arms, with the overall design intended to maximise space to create a cabin that enables productivity or relaxation on long-haul flights.

On completion the Flying Colours Corp team obtained STCs from the US FAA and Transport Canada Civil Aviation.

Externally the fuselage was stripped back and repainted with a striking dual-colour scheme – white on top, and a desert sand hue beneath – in the fully computerised, climate-controlled paint shop that opened in March 2020 at Flying Colours’ headquarters in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

“We’re always delighted when a long-term customer entrusts us with a new project,” said Sean Gillespie, Flying Colours’ executive vice president. “We’ve performed a dozen projects for this client over the last two decades, and their repeat business tells us we offer the range and depth of services that customers are looking for. Our ability to cover all aspects of the refurbishment from design engineering to interior upgrades and exterior paintwork in a single location is very attractive for owners.”


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Izzy has been part of the Business Jet Interiors International team since its second issue, and the editor since 2011. She also edits Auditoria and Railway Interiors International. Outside of work, Izzy is rediscovering her love of art by learning how to paint with watercolors.

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