July 18, 2016 – Flying Colours Corp., a North American MRO, completions, and refurbishment company, has selected Rockwell Collins’ Venue cabin management and high-definition entertainment system for retrofit installation on all future CRJ ExecLiner conversions.
The first installation has already taken place at the Peterborough headquarters as a Bombardier CRJ200 conversion nears completion to a VIP ExecLiner format, a business jet configuration that Flying Colours has made its own. The aircraft will now be able to maximize the capability to display HD movies, enhance digital audio throughout the cabin, and broadcast other high-resolution content, including the Rockwell Collins Airshow 3D moving map.
Going forward the installation of the Venue system will be standard on all CRJ200 conversions undertaken by the Flying Colours team. According to the company, a further five ExecLiners are currently inbound to the Peterborough workshops, and each will have the newly selected system integrated during conversion. In addition Flying Colours will be setting-up a Venue demo unit of the of the Rockwell Collins CMS product in the Peterborough client design room. This will enable aircraft owners of all model types to evaluate the system for potential installation.
“Having over 25 CRJ conversions completed we wanted to upgrade our CMS offering to ensure that we offer customers modern intuitive technology, that also supports improved functionality. From a passenger’s perspective it provides a whole lot more in terms of flexibility, reliability and innovation. This is why we are now incorporating it as standard”, said Eric Gillespie, executive VP Flying Colours, about the upgrade.