ABACE Convention News

Bombardier, Flying Colours Retie Knot at Seletar

 - April 17, 2019, 12:01 AM

Flying Colours of Canada and Bombardier’s service center at Singapore’s Seletar Airport have renewed their collaboration agreement for a five-year period, the Canadian MRO announced at ABACE 2019. With the ratification, Flying Colours will continue providing interiors services at Seletar, including preliminary inspections, repair work, modifications, and refurbishments, to complement Bombardier’s line and heavy maintenance offerings.

“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,” said Eric Gillespie, executive vice president of Flying Colours (Booth A69). “We are pleased to have extended our agreement for a further five years.”

Flying Colours currently works closely with the Bombardier Singapore team, conducting interiors refurbishments and repairs in parallel with maintenance work. Owners and operators in the region value the reduced downtime afforded by the simultaneous high-quality work, according to the company.

With new Bombardier maintenance facilities at Seletar expected to be operational in 2020, Flying Colours will expand to keep pace with the anticipated rise in business. Initial plans call for doubling the workshop area, adding two more climate-controlled spray booths, and hiring additional technicians.

Regional demand for aftermarket services is also being stimulated by the rise of preowned aircraft purchases; these are aircraft that may need work ranging from small repairs to complete interior overhauls, services that Flying Colours supports at the Seletar site.

In conjunction with the renewal, Flying Colours has announced the appointment of Too Hin Wee as general manager of its Seletar facility, succeeding Paul Dunford, general manager since the facility’s inception, who steps up to the new position of managing director of international operations.

“It is an exciting time for business aviation in Asia as the sector continues to advance,” said Hin Wee. “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.”

Singapore-born Hin Wee brings some twenty years of aviation technical and maintenance experience, extensive knowledge of Bombardier Challenger and Global programs, and significant aviation project management experience to the business.

An authorized service facility for Bombardier and a Bombardier Preferred Completion Center, with facilities in the U.S. as well as Canada and Singapore, Flying Colours specializes in completions, refurbishments, modifications, and maintenance on medium- and large-cabin business jets including the Bombardier Global and Challenger families, Dassault Falcon, Hawker, Gulfstream, and Textron models.