At the end of July 2018, Flying Colours redelivered a privately owned Bombardier Global that had undergone a 120-month (8C) heavy maintenance check at the company’s facility in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. It was Flying Colours’ third such project for this aircraft type.
The jet was stripped back to the airframe for a full structural inspection. All interior fittings – including floorboards, monuments, wall panels, carpet, insulating surfaces, external fairings and panels – were removed for assessment and overhaul. Flying Colours also replaced cabin seats, refinished cabinetry, refurbished soft goods, applied new exterior paint and overhauled the landing gear.
Flying Colours has various Global heavy maintenance inspections projects on the go. “We know there will be a significant number of Global C-checks due next year so have readied the team with specific training and added extra equipment – including a customized tail dock – to the facility to meet demand,” said Eric Gillespie, executive vice president at Flying Colours. “As a Bombardier ASF we are well positioned to support the upcoming mandatory checks.”
The company is also working on heavy checks for Bombardier Challenger, Bombardier Learjet and Dassault Falcon types at its Peterborough site and its facility in St Louis, Missouri.
“Both facilities regularly conduct light to heavy maintenance across a range of airframes,” said Gillespie. “We also handle interior modifications and technical upgrades in parallel which maximizes the aircraft downtime helping the owners save time and money.”