Flying Colours Corp Asia has completed its first cabin reconfiguration, on a Bombardier Global. The work was conducted at the company’s facility within Bombardier Business Aviation’s service centre at Seletar Airport, Singapore.
Flying Colours noted the project demonstrated a sophisticated skillset that extends beyond traditional refurbishment.
This project also marked the first collaboration of this type between the Flying Colours PTE facility in Singapore and its sister location in St Louis, Missouri.
The customer requested that the mid-cabin credenza be replaced with a three-place divan and divan end cabinet. Leveraging its cabinet manufacturing know-how, the St Louis team was tasked with the end cabinet build, and this was then shipped to Singapore for varnishing and final installation. The two teams conducted weekly status reviews while the cabinet was built, to mitigate production roadblocks and ensure design/build conformity.
“This project is a substantial step forward for Singapore’s service capability,” said Paul Dunford, managing director of Flying Colours Corp PTE. “The combination of Bombardier engineering and FCC’s manufacturing expertise will now allow full cabin reconfigurations to be offered to their in-region customers.”
To prepare itself to offer these expanded services and in conjunction with the Bombardier facility expansion, Flying Colours is growing both its facility and its workforce to better support expected growth in demand for interior repairs, reconfigurations and refurbishments. The company is revising the facility layout to enhance workflow and incorporate new equipment efficiently. Recruitment activity has also been doubling workforce numbers.
The company said the enhanced workshop and workforce ensure owners in Asia have local access to the latest woodwork finishing techniques required for the flagship Bombardier Global 7500, as well as full repairs for existing Bombardier aircraft. This complements the full scope of preliminary inspections, repair work, modifications and refurbishments, and now cabin reconfigurations already offered to complement Bombardier’s comprehensive line and heavy maintenance services.
A full report on cabin capabilities in Asia features in the July 2021 edition of Business Jet Interiors International.