“Our interior workload is expected to rise with the addition of the larger MRO hangar, exterior paint facility, and workshops that Bombardier is adding.”
By Wings Staff
Flying Colours Corp., during this year’s ABACE in Shanghai, China, confirmed the renewal of its agreement with Bombardier Business Aircraft’s Service Centre at Seletar Airport to provide interior services at the OEM’s Singapore facility.
The renewed relationship between the two Canadian companies confirms that Flying Colours, one of North America’s largest privately owned maintenance, repair, overhaul and completions operations, will continue delivering services such as preliminary inspections, repair work, modifications and refurbishments. These services are provided to complement Bombardier’s comprehensive line and heavy maintenance services.
“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 VP, 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.”
With the new 5-year agreement, Flying Colours explains it is now developing its own expansion strategy to align with Bombardier’s growth in Asia. The OEM expects to have its new facility in Singapore operational by 2020. Initial expansion plans for Flying Colours include doubling the existing footprint of its workshop area, the addition of two more climate-controlled spray booths, and an increase in its workforce.
Flying Colours explains it already works closely with the Bombardier Singapore team to conduct interiors refurbishments and repairs in parallel with maintenance work. The company notes 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, a service Flying Colours supports at the Seletar site.