Flying Colours Corp. installs Collins Venue CMS, Alto Aviation switch blend

posted on 14th September 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Flying Colours Corp. installs Collins Venue CMS, Alto Aviation switch blend

Flying Colours Corp., the North American maintenance, repair, overhaul, and completions business has completed another 240-month heavy inspection for a Bombardier Global aircraft.

The maintenance team regularly conducts heavy inspections for Global and Challenger types and used this extensive experience to complete a rigorous inspection of the Global Express jet at the Flying Colours Corp. Peterborough ON, headquarters.

In addition a landing gear overhaul, along with a number of anticipated restoration tasks were also undertaken.

Running parallel with the maintenance tasks was a Collins Venue Cabin Management System installation, which was blended with Alto Aviation switches.

The controls are specifically designed to fit into previous switch panel location holes resulting in a solution that maximises client budget and reduces installation time significantly.

Flying Colours Corp.’ experience with the Venue back bone supported by Alto Switch sets was a factor in the customer selection of the MRO.

To support the existing Ka-band connectivity upgraded routers were repositioned to support cabin and flight deck connectivity.

To optimise rest, relaxation, and productivity the AIMSKYLAB sound proofing system was integrated, considerably reducing noise in the cabin.

Externally the aircraft fuselage was stripped and repainted to deliver an as new look to the airframe.

“Our experience installing the blended Venue and Alto Switch offering and our capacity to fulfill maintenance, interior, paint and avionics tasks makes Flying Colours Corp. an attractive choice for aircraft owners,” explains Eric Gillespie, Executive VP, Flying Colours Corp.

“Undertaking all the work at a single venue reduces down time and maximises budget which is also very appealing.

“For this customer the result was an improved ownership experience with improved connectivity, reduced noise levels and a new-look fuselage.

“We have a consistent pipeline of Global heavy checks coming through the facility and our experience just keeps strengthening.

“This makes us a great option for owners looking for a provider that can meet all their maintenance, interiors, repairs and overhaul needs.”