Flying Colours confirms first Saudi maintenance project


Flying Colours, the Canada-based completions centre, has confirmed that it will be working on its first Saudi registered business aircraft.

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Flying Colours, the Canadian completions centre, has confirmed that it will start working on its first Saudi-registered aircraft, a Challenger 604. The aircraft is scheduled to arrive in the first quarter of 2013 and have a variety of major inspections, service bulletins and interior refurbishments completed at the Peterborough, Ontario facility.

Flying Colours are attending this year’s Middle East Business Aviation conference, MEBA 2012 at Dubai World Central, being held from 11 to 13 December.

This first maintenance order from Saudi follows the news that Bombardier has appointed Flying Colours and subsidiary US-based JetCorp Technical Services, as authorised service facilities (ASF), for Learjet and Challenger business jets.

“We know our clients rely heavily on their aircraft for their business travel, it is an essential business tool for them, and with our new Bombardier ASF approval we are in an even stronger position to offer both maintenance and interiors services in parallel. We can minimise time on the ground significantly saving owners and operators time, money and inconvenience,” commented Sean Gillespie executive vice president, Flying Colours.

Gillespie continued “Attendance at exhibitions like MEBA means we can communicate our updated approvals status with existing clients and inform potential clients about the benefits of utilising our facilities. The Middle East is an extremely important region for us and we anticipate a serious growth in business from this region following the recent Bombardier ASF approval.”