First CRJ ExecuLiner in Indonesia
JetCorp Technical Services has
begun work on the latest executive conversion of the Bombardier CRJ 200 regional
airliner. The Bombardier CRJ will be transformed into an ExecLiner
executive VIP configuration destined for a private Indonesian client. This is
the first ExecLiner to be readied for Indonesia and during the conversion
process Flying Colours will work closely with the client and Bombardier to
achieve Indonesian type certification for the CRJ200. Flying Colours will
supply an FAA STC that will subsequently be validated by the Indonesian
regulatory body and the aircraft will be exported to Indonesia upon completion.
The aircraft will be
configured with 22 seats with a new galley and lavatory.
In addition to an extensive
pre-purchase evaluation, and the interior conversion, Jetcorp will also be
carrying out an extensive maintenance package on the aircraft at its full
spectrum MRO facility. Maintenance work will include a landing gear overhaul, a
96-month inspection, the conversion from a high utilisation maintenance
programme (HUMP) to a low maintenance programme (LUMP) and the incorporation of
all outstanding Airworthiness Directives.
This latest conversion will
be carried out at the St Louis,
Missouri based facility, and is
due for completion in early 2013. It is the fourth ExecLiner that JetCorp has
undertaken, and twelfth that Flying Colours has converted.
This latest project, the
first for an Indonesian private client represents a move into a key new market
for Flying Colours.
“We have met with multiple
potential private customers in Southeast Asia
in recent months. The interest in our services in this region has increased
dramatically and we are receiving a growing number of requests from the
Indonesian area particularly,” said Eric Gillespie, Flying Colours executive
vice president, sales and marketing.
The latest project follows
hard on the heels of Flying Colours delivery of three new Bombardier Challenger
850 aircraft completions to mainland China
and Hong Kong earlier this year.