Flying Colours Corp Asia, based at Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park, has appointed a new General Manager to oversee its continued growth. Too Hin Wee takes over from Paul Dunford, GM at Singapore since the facility’s inception. Dunford has stepped up to the newly created position of Managing Director of International Operations. Hin Wee reports directly to Dunford, whose role encompasses supporting the implementation of Flying Colours’ global strategy.
Eric Gillespie, Executive VP Flying Colours, said: “With the planned facility expansion and the knowledge that much of the Bombardier fleet is coming up for 90- and 120-month checks, we anticipate we have a very busy time ahead and are confident that with Hin Wee at the helm we will continue to meet partner and customer expectations. We will be working with Bombardier for at least the next five years, which means we have to grow our team and operational capacity. Hin Wee’s experience with Bombardier, the product and the customers, makes him a valuable addition as we enter the next phase of expansion in Asia.”
The new appointment comes as Flying Colours confirms renewal of its agreement to provide interior services at Bombardier Business Aircraft’s Service Centre at Seletar Airport. Under the renewed relationship, Flying Colours will continue delivering its full-service interiors offering, including preliminary inspections, repair work, modifications and refurbishments, complementing Bombardier’s comprehensive line and heavy maintenance services.
Flying Colours Corp is developing its own expansion strategy to best align with Bombardier’s growth in Asia. Initial plans include doubling the existing workshop footprint, the addition of two additional 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 increase in demand.
“Our interior workload is expected to rise with the addition of the larger MRO hangar, exterior paint facility, and workshops that Bombardier is adding. 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,” Gillespie explained.