Flying Colours delivers Challenger 850 with new carbon fibre interior


Bombardier Challenger 850 carbon fibre cabin interior by Flying Colours

Flying Colours, a Canadian-based MRO, completion and refurbishment company has delivered the first ever complete carbon fibre interior reconfiguration of a Bombardier Challenger 850 aircraft for a Hong Kong client.

The black and grey carbon fibre surfaces are matched with ebony hardwood veneer and white leather seats. The total work schedule took around sixteen weeks to finish.

The aircraft’s cabin features a state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system featuring 22 in widescreen units and a Rockwell Collins Airshow 4000, which has software modified for the region of operation. SwiftBroadBand supports a new telephone system and cabin Wi-Fi.

The aircraft is configured for 16 passengers with a three cabin VIP layout. The first cabin features four club seats, the mid-cabin incorporates a divan opposite standard double seats so creating a useful meeting space on board. The third cabin section features a half club configuration divan a and rear lavatory.

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Eric Gillespie, vice president of Flying Colours, said: “This is the first time we’ve worked so extensively with carbon fibre on the interior of an aircraft. The client chose the material for purely aesthetic reasons and where you would normally only use wood veneer, we’ve used carbon fibre.”

“We have used the material before, but normally only as an accent to complement an interior. The counter tops are black and white, the divan is cherry red, and the black carpet features a white ‘Branches’ splinter pattern. It really is quite unique and we are extremely proud to have created such a stunning interior,” added Gillespie.

Gillespie added: “We also note that Asian clients are very particular when it comes to entertainment and technology, with most of our clients preferring modern IFE systems complemented by crisp clean design. The Asian clients particularly appreciate our flexibility and innovation in providing unique interiors like this latest aircraft.”