Flexjet is adding Flying Colours to its family of companies, further expanding its maintenance and product support network with facilities in the US, Canada and Europe.
“Bringing the capabilities of Constant Aviation, which Flexjet bought earlier this year, and now Flying Colours in-house enables us to ensure both the highest possible service quality and the maximum availability of aircraft for our owners,” says chairman Kenn Ricci. “Unlike other companies in our space that rely on third-party providers for their MRO needs, Flexjet now fully controls its maintenance and product support needs, and this aligns with our strategic vision of differentiating ourselves from the competition at every level and in every way. We're thrilled to welcome the talented Flying Colours team to Flexjet with their more than 40 year history of excellence as a global leader in aircraft completions.”
Flying Colours, headquartered in Ontario, Canada, offers not only a full range of MRO services but also a comprehensive set of additional capabilities specifically focused on aircraft interior completions and refurbishments, as well as custom aircraft painting.
Its recently opened paint and completions hangars at Peterborough airport comprise of a primary 40,000sq ft paint hangar that can handle any size of business aircraft as well as airliner category aircraft, with a secondary facility that can handle any Gulfstream aircraft up to a G650. At 61,000sq ft, the new completions hangar is among the industry's largest, enabling the company to handle multiple aircraft simultaneously.
“One of the qualities most associated with Flexjet is our superior cabin experience, as exemplified by the more than 40 unique interiors in our LXi Cabin Collection. Flying Colours is renowned for the excellence of its paint and completion work, and this ensures that the interiors of our aircraft meet the world's highest standards,” says senior VP of maintenance Jay Heublein. “This acquisition ensures that we can deliver on the commitment we made to our owners to provide the best possible cabin experience.”
John Gillespie, Flying Colours president and CEO, adds: “Flying Colours' relationship with Flexjet spans decades and we are looking forward to joining the Flexjet family. Our culture and focus on quality aligns perfectly, and we look forward to expanding on a vision that is unlike anything I have seen before in business aviation.” Gillespie will take a lead role overseeing completions strategy within the global Flexjet network.
Flexjet's global maintenance facility footprint now includes 12 primary maintenance facilities and 30 geographically strategic AOG teams, of which Flying Colours’ facilities at Peterborough and at Spirit of St Louis airport, form part.