Flying Colours moves into fifth St Louis hangar
Flying Colours Corp, the North American maintenance, repair, overhaul and completions business, has taken up residence in its fifth hangar at the Spirit of St Louis airport in St Louis, Missouri.
The existing building, which is ideally located adjacent to the KSUS runway, adds a much-needed 30,000 square feet to the St Louis footprint, and complements the expanded cabinetry and interiors workshop which opened at the facility in January 2018.
Since taking over the hangar lease in December 2018, the local team has been outfitting the building, installing new state-of-the-art tooling and supplementary maintenance equipment as well as revamping the office décor. The completed facility accommodates up to three parallel large-jet maintenance, avionics upgrades and interior projects at once. It is initially expecting to support heavy maintenance work and two Bombardier Global aircraft are already in-situ for 120-month heavy maintenance checks.
The addition of the fifth hangar runs in parallel with the construction of a fourth hangar at Flying Colours’ Peterborough, Ontario headquarters. The new hangar will be large enough to manage completions, refurbishment, maintenance and paint work in a dedicated paint shop for Bombardier and Gulfstream large jet types, as well as executive airliners.