Three Bombardier Global 120-month (8C) maintenance inspections are underway at Flying Colours Corp’s facility in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada – two destined for North America. Each inspection should take around 100 days; the first aircraft is scheduled for redelivery in December 2017.
The work entails the removal of everything from interior components, floorboards, wall panels and insulating surfaces to landing gear and external fairings and panels. Flying Colours has built a custom tail-dock to facilitate secure access for its engineers. Taking advantage of the downtime, various interior modifications are being implemented. These include CMS, Ku-band, Ka-band and ADS-B Out upgrades, as well as floorplan changes, woodwork touch-ups and upgrades to soft furnishings.
Other aircraft in for heavy checks across the company’s North American facilities include Bombardier Challenger, Learjet and Hawker Beechcraft types. Two more Globals are lined up for 8C inspections in Peterborough. “The number of Global C-check requests we receive is growing so we’re dedicating time and money to training our team, and investing in our infrastructure, to be ready to meet the demand,” said Sean Gillespie, executive vice president at Flying Colours Corp.
September 28, 2017