Canada-based aircraft completions, maintenance and interiors company, Flying Colours Corp., is preparing to set up an interior refurbishment and reconfiguration facility at Bombardier’s Singapore Service Centre.
Work at the new facility will include preliminary interior inspections, interior removals and installation, interior repair work, interior modification work and interior refurbishment work on Chinese-registered Bombardier aircraft, in addition to other Bombardier aircraft from across the Asian market. The second floor of the facility includes upholstery, reinstallation, wood veneer, and finishing workshops.
It is anticipated that Flying Colours Corp Asia PTE. Ltd. will be fully operational by the third quarter of 2014, and the company will soon begin recruiting staff for the facility. Until staff are hired, skilled workers from the company’s Canada facility will be temporarily based in Singapore to share the knowledge needed to complete each project as it comes online.
Sean Gillespie VP of Flying Colours Corp. stated, “There are limited facilities in the region capable of refurbishing Challenger, Global or Learjet aircraft so this is a great opportunity to strengthen our presence and build on our existing relationship with Bombardier.”
In other Flying Colours news, April will see the company open the first stage of a three-phase development project, when a new 20,000 sq.ft hangar expansion is inaugurated at its Peterborough, Ontario facility. April also sees the beginning of work to upgrade the existing Peterborough paint facility to provide space for larger aircraft. Altogether these first two phases represent an investment of over CAD$3.25 million.