Flying Colours has given a Gulfstream G650 interior a make over. The aircraft, which received an updated paint job at the Peterborough facility in the summer, returned to its headquarters to undergo a variety of interior changes.
Six single seats, two double seats and a three piece divan were stripped down to the frames, rebuilt with new foam cushions, then sanded and painted to complement the new trims. Individual seats were covered with a new customer selected pearl coloured leather, and the seat backs featured a contrasting textured material. Each seat incorporated a customised stitching pattern, while new seatbelt webbing completed the stylish seats.
The divan was upgraded with a pearl fabric, rather than leather. Also on trend was the recovering of the cabin's lower sidewall panels and ledges in leather. The look was enriched with a new Ultraleather cabin curtain that was custom manufactured and installed by Flying Colours.
The existing flooring was removed and replaced with a smoked charcoal coloured carpet to contrast with the pearl leather seat tones. It says the increasingly popular tones of cream and grey deliver a modern, chic look, and were balanced by dark veneer finishes on the bulkheads, galleys and side ledges.
“This aircraft had previously been painted by the Flying Colours crew, and the customer was so delighted that they brought it back for the interior work. Repeat business is the highest accolade we can be paid, and the gorgeous new interior is as breathtaking as the exterior,” says Eric Gillespie, executive VP, Flying Colours.
A second G650 arrived at the workshop in October to undergo refurbishment. “We work on all types of airframes, and in the last year have worked on an increasing amount of Gulfstream models whose owners appreciate that we can offer interior, exterior and maintenance work all at one location. This reduces downtime, and with the current business aviation landscape being so busy, this is an extremely important factor for owners and operators,” adds Gillespie.
The Gulfstream G650 fuselage boasts a pearl Diamond Mine basecoat surface combined with a design incorporating curving stripes and swirling patterns. To achieve the striking results a specialty basecoat polyurethane paint incorporating translucent pearl and mica granules that generate a crystal sparkling effect was applied after the priming process.