Bombardier Aerospace Services Singapore
Flying Colours Corp.
BAN's World GazetteerSingapore
North American MRO Flying Colours Corp has renewed its agreement with Bombardier Business Aircraft's service centre at Seletar airport in Singapore to provide interior services at the OEM's facility for five more years. The relationship between the two Canadian companies confirms that Flying Colours will continue delivering the full-service interiors offering, including preliminary inspections, repair work, modifications and refurbishments, to complement Bombardier's comprehensive line and heavy maintenance services.
With the ratification of the agreement, Flying Colours Corp. is now developing its own expansion strategy in order 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 Corp. is scheduling growth to meet the anticipated rise in demand at this time.
Flying Colours already works closely with the Bombardier Singapore team to conduct interiors refurbishments and repairs in parallel with maintenance work. 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, supported at the Seletar site.
“Our interior workload is expected to rise with the addition of the larger MRO hangar, exterior paint facility and workshops that Bombardier is adding.” explains Flying Colours executive VP Eric Gillespie. “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.”
Flying Colours has appointed a new general manager to oversee its continued growth. Too Hin Wee takes over from Paul Dunford, who has been GM of Singapore since inception. Dunford has stepped up to the newly-created position of international operations MD to implement Flying Colours' global strategy. Too will report directly to Dunford.
As general manager for Flying Colours Singapore, native Too is responsible for providing leadership, overseeing daily operational standards and determining vision and direction for the future. With the expansion of the Bombardier Aerospace Seletar facility and the subsequent announcement of the renewal of Flying Colours' contract to provide interior services, Hin Wee will also be responsible for increasing the Singapore team numbers in alignment with the OEM's growth. He brings some 20 years of aviation technical and maintenance experience, extensive knowledge of Bombardier Challenger and Global programmes and significant aviation project management experience to the business.
“We will be working with Bombardier for at least the next five years, which means we have to grow our team and operational capacity,” explains executive VP Eric Gillespie. “Hin Wee's experience with Bombardier, the product and the customers makes him a valuable addition as we enter the next phase of expansion here in Asia. Asia has always been an important region for our company, and we are pleased to have developed a fantastic team here. With the planned facility expansion and the knowledge that many of the Bombardier fleet is coming up for 90- and 120-month checks, we anticipate a very busy time ahead and are confident that with Hin Wee at the helm we will continue to meet partner and customer expectations.”
Too adds: “It is an exciting time for business aviation in Asia as the sector continues to advance. I'm looking forward to working with the Flying Colours senior executive team to develop successful strategy, implement new efficiencies and execute our business objectives for the region.”