Flying Colours celebrates first anniversary in Singapore

April 11, 2016 | Singapore
Written by Flying Colours Corp.
Flying Colours Corp. returns to ABACE in a buoyant mood as it celebrates the first anniversary of opening its Singapore interiors facility housed in the Bombardier Aerospace Singapore Service Centre at Seletar Aerospace Park.

Led by Paul Dunford, general manager of Flying Colours Corp. Asia PTE, the Singapore facility has enjoyed a successful year with over 50 different aircraft passing through its doors. Projects have included a full refurbishment of both a Bombardier Global Express and Bombardier Challenger aircraft, as well as interior work on a range of non-Bombardier aircraft with more anticipated in the coming months. Demand has been particularly high for projects including woodwork refinishing and veneer repairs in addition to soft furnishing work such as seat upholstery.

Flying Colours Corp. Asia is now home to 13 dedicated team members including six local technicians with a further six anticipated to join the team this year. Since coming on board early last year and completing training at the company’s Peterborough, Ont. facility, local team members have enhanced their skillset and continue to play an integral part in the development of the Asian business.

Since opening in Singapore, Flying Colours Corp. has increased its capacity across all its interiors service areas, which include, preliminary inspections, repair work, modifications and refurbishments. Significantly, it has also introduced the capability to handle more mobile repair work sending onsite teams to service clients’ distant location requests. The company’s full service interior offering complements Bombardier’s comprehensive line and heavy maintenance services at the Singapore facility.

Commenting on the anniversary, Eric Gillespie, Executive VP Flying Colours, adds: “We are very pleased to celebrate this milestone first anniversary. We have had a good year in Singapore and our workload continues to grow, as does our reputation.

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 before we take further steps.”

Flying Colours opened its facility in Singapore in April 2015 in response to the lack of regional facilities capable of refurbishing Challenger, Global or Learjet aircraft to the required standard. Operational costs to fly aircraft back to North America or Europe are prohibitively high, and aircraft down time is lengthy, so by having a local base it is aiming to fulfill a strong market demand. This has been key in the company’s success.

Related items

  • Aviation This Week May 18, 2018
    Niche TV Host Justin Bellmore has all of your top aviation industry news! In this episode of <i>Aviation This Week:</i> Careers in Aviation Expo in Edmonton takes off, Bombardier signs a deal for over $700-million with American Airlines, and Uber provides updates about its flying taxis program.
  • Gulfstream G500 and G600 set tandem city-pair records
    Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has announced the Gulfstream G500 and G600 aircraft continue to demonstrate their unmatched performance excellence, maturity and reliability with tandem city-pair records from Asia to North America. The sister aircraft flew together, each accomplishing the records in their respective weight classes.
  • Bombarider and Duncan Aviation receive STC Gogo AVANCE L5 system
    Bombardier Business Aircraft and Duncan Aviation have announced they have collaboratively received Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for the Gogo AVANCE L5 system on Challenger 300 and Challenger 600 series aircraft. The AVANCE L5 system can also be installed as a retrofit option on Challenger 300 and Challenger 600 series aircraft at any of Bombardier's five FAA Diamond award-winning service centres in North America and at Duncan Aviation's three MRO facilities as well as several of Duncan Aviation's Satellite locations. The 4G Wi-Fi system is now available on new Challenger series aircraft, which are equipped with Bombardier's exclusive HD Cabin Management System to provide an unparalleled audio experience with crystal-clear sound through integrated sidewall speakers - exclusive in its class.

Add comment

Security code

Subscription Centre

New Subscription
Already a Subscriber
Customer Service
View Digital Magazine Renew

Most Popular

Latest Careers