Flying Colours goes Pro



Flying Colours Corp. recently completed its first installation of a Rockwell Collins Pro Line 21 avionics suite onboard a Bombardier Challenger 300.

According to a company statement, the installation was carried out in conjunction with a scheduled heavy maintenance check at Flying Colours’ St. Louis, MO facility “on time and on budget.”

Simultaneously, the cockpit was configured with the soon-to-be mandatory automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS-B) system. As of January 2020, every commercially operated aircraft has to be ADS-B compliant.  “With the new avionics suite in place aircraft value can be maintained, situational awareness is elevated, pilot workload is reduced and the aircraft benefits from improved operational efficiency,” the Flying Colours statement reads.

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“Our avionics team has completed many upgrades to existing systems, as well as, installations of completely new systems,” further explains Flying Colours Sales Director Kevin Kliethermes. “In fact, we have upgraded avionics on more than 20 different aircraft in the last year, but this was the first time working with the Pro Line 21 package.

According to Kliethermes, working with new products like this further strengthens the company’s experience and knowledge. “Our avionics business has dramatically increased in the last 18 months,” he adds. “With the NextGen mandates and the ever-increasing variety of flight deck options, we anticipate that this sector of our business will continue to expand,” he concludes.