With an expansion of Bombardier’s Singapore service center expected to be completed in the second half of this year, Flying Colours Corp. PTE is also working to ramp up its operations at the facility that will quadruple its size to 430,000 sq ft. Flying Colours, which provides interior repair and refurbishment at the Bombardier facility, is working to double its employment there, add equipment, and adjust its workflow.
“It is an exciting time for Flying Colours Corp. as we continue to strengthen our brand in the Asia Pacific region while working in tandem with Bombardier to deliver the expertise needed for the regional fleet,” said Flying Colours managing director of international operations Paul Dunford.
The company is training four new recruits for the finishing and cabinetry departments and plans to add and train 14 more in the next year. It also is revising its layout at the facility to accommodate new equipment and improve workflow. That includes the addition of a second sanding booth and a polishing room that not only will support the finishing of wood veneers but also increasingly popular granite countertops used in the galleys and lavatories of Bombardier aircraft. Lastly, its upholstery section will move to a larger area as part of the service center expansion.
“We’re working with local contractors to ensure minimal interruption of our current daily operations while ensuring that once the doors of the extended facility open, the team will be more than ready to satisfy the rise in throughput,” Dunford added. “We are already discussing projects with a number of customers.”