Flying Colours has renewed its contract to provide interior services at Bombardier Business Aircraft’s service center at Seletar Airport in Singapore. The OEM offers line and heavy maintenance services, while Flying Colours offers preliminary inspections, repair work, modifications and refurbishments.
With the ratification of the agreement, Flying Colours is now developing its own expansion strategy to best align with Bombardier’s growth in Asia. Initial plans include extending the workshop area, which will double the existing footprint, the addition of two more climate-controlled spray booths, and an increase in workforce capacity. With the new Bombardier facilities expected to be operational in 2020, Flying Colours is scheduling growth to meet the anticipated rise in demand.
Flying Colours already works closely with Bombardier’s Singapore team to conduct interiors refurbishments and repairs in parallel with maintenance work. The company says business demand is also being stimulated by the rise of pre-owned purchases in the Asian market, which can result in the need for small repair projects through to complete interior overhauls.
“Our interior workload is expected to rise with the addition of the larger MRO hangar, exterior paint facility and workshops that Bombardier is adding,” said Eric Gillespie, executive vice president of Flying Colours. “We’ve invested significantly in training, tooling and developing a state-of-the-art interiors facility to mirror the quality and skills available at our North American facilities. We are pleased to have extended our agreement for a further five years.”