Flying Colours Corp., based in Peterborough, Canada, has recently refurbished its 1st Sikorsky S-92 helicopter. The nine passenger S-92 was designed by the Flying Colours team of specialist designers and took around four months to complete.
The VIP variant features an electric blue themed interior with a forward four-place club and an aft five-place club seating. The all-leather seats are white with a blue crocodile leather insert. Other features are white leather sidewalls with a blue “stingray” patterned leather accent that goes well with the blue crocodile-leather lower sidewalls and a plush blue carpet with a white silk pattern.
The helicopter also reveals extensive cabinetry work, fitting of a forward lavatory and laying of a F/LIST granite floor in the lavatory and entrance. The woodwork features a new wood grain veneer with a custom blue high-gloss finish.
Creating new upholstered seats that met Part 29 rotorcraft requirements, whereby the passenger seats have to meet rigorous safety standards, including 30g downforce and 18.4g forward force, was a challenge that was met and overcome.
“This was a real challenge as we had to work within those limitations, but create a stunning design that captured the customer’s vision,” explains Sean Gillespie, VP Flying Colours. “We worked diligently with to ensure that the new seat covers met all certification requirements.”