Flying Colours Corp begins new five-year painting contract


Flying Colours Corp has got off to a flying start with a new contract to paint more than 200 centre fuselage sections for Bombardier aircraft.

The Canadian MRO company has begun fulfilling a five-year contract with MHI Canada Aerospace Inc to paint more than 40 centre fuselage sections of the Bombardier Global 5000/6000 aircraft each year.

To enable it to fulfil the contract, Flying Colours Corp has invested more than $1 million in building a dedicated paint facility, which adds another 4,000 sq ft to its existing paint shop. It has two bays, designed to allow the fuselages components easy entrance and exit, a management and oversight office, and storage.

Each shrink-wrapped fuselage will be delivered to Flying Colours Corp’s facility in Peterborough, Ontario, from MHI Canada Aerospace’s factory in Mississauga, Ontario. When they arrive, they are inspected and then undergo an eight-stage process that starts with preparation work and ends with a spray paint.

The finished fuselages are then shipped back to MHICA, where they join the fuselage assembly line.

“We have worked with this aircraft for more than ten years, which has given MHI Canada Inc the confidence in Flying Colours’ ability to fulfil the required mandate,” said John Gillespie, president of Flying Colours Corp.

“This is an exciting and significant new business activity for us. We have invested significant time, money and planning into making this project a long-term success.”