Canadian completions house Flying Colours has carried out its first installations of the Satcom Direct Router in two Bombardier Global 5000s.

The first was fitted as part of a cabin refurbishment; the second as part of a new completion project for an undisclosed private Middle Eastern owner. That aircraft is due to return to Flying Colours' facility in Peterborough, Ontario in early 2017 to have a supplemental Satcom Direct wifi hub installed.

Although Flying Colours has been a reseller for Satcom Direct products for over three years, this is the first time it has installed a system for the Florida-based company.

Eric Gillespie, executive vice president, Flying Colours, says: “The SDR is a very clever piece of technology that enhances cabin communications, information provision and entertainment options. With its ability to adapt to existing and new harness wiring, it is a product that we are advising clients to install to future proof their connectivity needs.”

As well as its Peterborough facility, Flying Colours has a US site in St Louis, and also a joint venture with Bombardier at the Canadian airframer's service centre in Singapore.

Gillespie says a lively used aircraft market in the past year is boosting business for Flying Colours, which is making its fifth appearance at a MEBAA show. "As residuals come down, people are looking at refurbishments," he says.

Source: Flight Daily News