Flying Colours refurbs with INAIRVATION

Flying Colours installed the first INAIRVATION pre-engineered side ledges onto a Bombardier Global Express.

Flying Colours installed the first INAIRVATION pre-engineered side ledges onto a Bombardier Global Express.


Canadian refurbishment, completions and MRO services provider Flying Colours Corp. (Flying Colours) recently completed a refurbishment project incorporating pre-engineered cabin components manufactured by Austria-based INAIRVATION.

The refurbishment project was performed at Flying Colours’ Peterborough, Ontario, facility, on board a 2003 Bombardier Global Express and included a complete internal and external overhaul.

The aircraft’s interior now features cream-coloured granite stone flooring from INAIRVATION on the entry way floors, in addition to black granite stone countertops in the entry and galley areas, and industry-first pre-engineeered side ledges, which now feature Lufthansa Technik’s Nice cabin management and inflight entertainment system (CMS/IFE). A new Gogo ATG 5000 high-speed data system has also been installed to improve existing cabin connectivity.

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“We had to liaise regularly to ensure the new nice system, and customized side ledges, worked with the existing aircraft systems and airframe, explains Flying Colours Executive VP Sean Gillespie. “Communication was key and this project certainly broadened our notion of teamwork. INAIRVATION was great to work with which meant we were able to keep the project on track, and re-deliver to the customer on time and on budget.”

The aircraft’s exterior was also completely repainted, in one of the most detailed paint schemes the company has ever undertaken. “The paint shop took just six weeks to complete this incredibly complex scheme and really highlights their expertise and attention to detail,” Gillespie explains. “The final look is extremely eye-catching, and will stand out at any airport.”


The extensive transformation took under five months to finalise and Flying Colours Corp. is already in advanced discussions with a second customer about the benefits of incorporating the INAIRVATION concept into a cabin conversion. Gillespie anticipates work will begin in the summer, and having completed the first one, expects the installation time to be reduced even further.