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Flying Colours plants flag in Europe

Canadian MRO and completions specialist Flying Colours is dipping its toe into the European market for the first time in its 30-year history with the appointment of Andrew Pearce as its first European sales manager.

Further highlighting its ambitions for global growth, the company has also appointed Paul Dunford to the newly created role of managing director, international operations.

Flying Colours says the two new positions "reflect its commitment to strengthening its international presence and support its appetite for global expansion".

Pearce joins with 35 years of experience in the MRO, completions and aircraft sales sectors, gained at a variety of Canadian, Middle Eastern and European business aviation firms. A decade of working with Bombardier aircraft "positions him well to deliver results from the highly competitive European market", says Flying Colours.

He will report to director of sales Kevin Kliethermes and will initially target heavy inspections of Bombardier, Gulfstream and Dassault aircraft.

Dunford has been with Flying Colours since 2014 when he joined as general manager for Asia. In his new role he will develop international operations and oversee the company's Singapore facility.

"The business has been in expansion phase for the past 12 months as we want to position our company from a global, rather than local, perspective," says Flying Colours executive vice president Eric Gillespie, to whom Dunford will report.

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