Flying Colours Corp is celebrating the first anniversary of opening its interiors facility in the Bombardier Aerospace Singapore Service Centre at Seletar Aerospace Park in north Singapore.
More than 50 aircraft have passed through its doors, and projects have included the full refurbishment of a Bombardier Global Express and a Bombardier Challenger, as well as interior work on a range of non-Bombardier aircraft. Demand has been particularly high for projects including woodwork refinishing and veneer repairs, in addition to soft furnishing work including seat upholstery.
Flying Colours Corp Asia now has 13 dedicated team members, including six local technicians. A further six are anticipated to join the team in 2016. The local team members came on board early in 2015 and completed training at the company’s facility in Peterborough, Canada. The facility is led by Paul Dunford, general manager of Flying Colours Corp Asia.
Since opening in Singapore, Flying Colours Corp has increased its capacity across all its interior service areas, including preliminary inspections, repair work, modifications and refurbishments. It is also able to handle more mobile repair work, sending teams to service clients’ aircraft in distant locations. The company’s interior offering complements Bombardier’s line and heavy maintenance services at the Singapore facility.
“We have had a good year in Singapore and our workload continues to grow, as does our reputation,” said Eric Gillespie, executive vice president at Flying Colours Corp. “Our range of services and our focus on customer service and team development has been welcomed in the region. Over the coming year, we anticipate an increase in demand for custom design work in conjunction with our larger refurbishment projects, in particular. We are tentatively eyeing expansion but we plan to increase our capacity first.”
April 13, 2016