A two-year search for a base in Asia-Pacific is over for Flying Colours, which is embedding its interior and completions expertise in Bombardier’s new Asian-hub maintenance and service center in Singapore.
“It’s a win-win arrangement,” says Eric Gillespie, executive vice president for sales and marketing at Flying Colours, the Canadian completions center that outfits Challenger 850s for Bombardier and specializes in interior work on the full range of that company’s executive jets.
As part of the service center, Flying Colours is perfectly located to carry out full interior refurbishment and warranty work for Bombardier’s customers throughout Asia. It will also support its own customers in the region for its ex-airline CRJ200 VIP ExecLiners.
“This is a natural fit,” says Gillespie. The company is already setting up its upholstery and cabinetry shops and finishing booth, and should have them on line in the next four to six months. “We plan eventually to add electrical and avionics,” he notes.
Customers will work through Bombardier, which will count Flying Colours as part of the service center’s expertise.
Gillespie says Flying Colours still intends to set up a base in China some time in the future to bring support as close as possible to its growing ranks of customers there.