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Aviation News Mitsubishi and Flying Colors start their new common activity in Canada

Mitsubishi and Flying Colors start their new common activity in Canada

Léo Barnier
17 JAN 2018 | 251 words
Mitsubishi and Flying Colors start their new common activity in Canada
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It's a long-term partnership that starts in Canada. On January 2, Flying Colors Corp. announced the start of its painting operations on behalf of MHI Canada (MHICA), a subsidiary of Japanese group Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI).

The North American MRO company will paint at least forty Global 5000/6000 center fuselage sections each year - the new Bombardier business jet family - under a five-year contract.

The work will take place at the Flying Colors facility in Peterborough, Ontario.

The fuselage sections will arrive from MHICA's Mississauga, Ontario, near Toronto, approximately 150 km away. To accommodate them, Flying Colors has invested over $1 million in the construction of a new dedicated paint facility. This purpose-built 370 m² building houses two separate paint bays, a management and oversight office, as well as storage for the required primers, paint and coatings.

Each fuselage section will be inspected upon arrival and before departure. In the meantime, it will have been the subject of an eight-stage painting process, including priming for paint work, applying corrosion inhibitors and fuel barriers, before final paint spray application . At the end of these operations, it will return to MHICA to be integrated on the Global 5000/6000 fuselage assembly line. These will then be shipped to Bombardier's final assembly line (FAL) in Toronto.

Already an authorized service center for the Global 5000/6000 and in charge of interior design for the Global 7000, Flying Colors is strengthening its relationship with Bombardier in general and the Global family in particular.





Léo Barnier
Specialized journalist
Industry & Technology, Equipments, MRO


 
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