Canada aviation specialists win Saudi nod
Riyadh, September 17, 2012
Canada-based Flying Colours Corporation said it has won approval from Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) to carry out maintenance work on aircraft registered in the Kingdom.
Flying Colours are specialists in completions, refurbishment and maintenance work in the avaition sector.
The Saudi civil aviation authorities said with the Gaca nod, Flying Colours can now undertake continuing airworthiness and maintenance work on a wide range of aircraft, including the full Bombardier Challenger range, Bombardier Global Express, and the Dassault Falcon family which are an extremely popular aircraft type in the Saudi and the Gulf region.
With the GACA approval, Flying Colours will now able to carry out a full range of regular and line maintenance work at our Peterborough facility," remarked Sean Gillespie, the executive VP of Flying Colours.
This latest approval adds to the existing broad range of maintenance approvals that Flying Colours has achieved, he stated.
Current approvals include Transport Canada, FAA, EASA, Caymans, and Isle of Man which combined enables the business to offer on-going services to private aircraft on the relevant varying registries.
These also enable Flying Colours to maximise the opportunities presented by the new GACA approval.
Gillespie pointed out that the maintenance team from Flying Colours was already undertaking regular maintenance of Saudi aircraft and "so it was a requirement to maintain the continuity of the business to achieve the approval."
Saudi is an extremely important executive aviation region and we see great potential from other Saudi registered aircraft. Thanks to our attendance at shows like Meba and our on-going activity in the Kingdom we have already seen great interest and expect to develop our business from the region now that we have this approval,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service