Flying Colours Corp. breaks ground for new hangar at YPQ

Flying Colours, the North American maintenance, repair, overhaul and completions business, has broken ground as work starts on building its largest hangar to date.

A rendering of Flying Colours’ new hangar due to open in mid-2019 at Peterborough Airport. Flying Colours Image
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Industrial construction company Vicano Construction Ltd. braved the cool weather to formally begin the fourth phase of expansion plans at the Peterborough, Ont.-headquartered business aviation company this month.

Upon completion in mid-2019, the new building will house a a climate controlled, dedicated paint-shop, a spacious hangar large enough to hold up to A220-size aircraft, as well as offices, customer meeting rooms, interiors workshops and a board room. The investment of approximately $25 million will add a further 100, 000 square feet to the Peterborough footprint.

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“Our business has grown significantly over the last 12 months and we were running out of space to accommodate all our clients’ requests. Once the building is complete, we will be using it to provide additional capacity for completions, refurbishment and heavy maintenance work scopes on large jet airframes,” said president John Gillespie about the expansion.  At the company’s Chesterfield, St. Louis facility a fifth hangar, a leased building, is undergoing preparations to open for business in January 2019, adding a further 40,000 square feet to the Spirit of St. Louis airport facility.

More than 100 team members are currently being recruited across both sites to bolster the increased demand as the search for maintenance, interiors and paint expertise leads the recruitment drive.

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