Flying Colours delivered first completed Challenger 850 to Middle East


Company delivered two completed Challenger 850 executive aircraft, the first in the Middle East and a second example into Russia

Flying Colours has delivered the first Bombardier
Challenger 850 to a customer in the Middle East and a second aircraft to Russia
in the last three months, this follows the delivery of the first aircraft
delivery of a completed Challenger 850 into mainland China earlier this year.

ExecuJet Middle East accepted a Challenger 850 on
behalf of a private customer in June. This is the first time that Flying
Colours has delivered this type of aircraft to the region. “We have already
experienced some success with our Execliner CRJ conversion in the Middle
Eastern market, but this is the first time we have delivered a green Challenger
850 to a customer there. We anticipate this will be the first of many as we
understand Middle Eastern clients prefer larger aircraft, and our specialist
skill-set enables us to complete them to their demanding standards,” says Sean
Gillespie, director of sales and completions. The recently finished aircraft
featured luxurious and elegant interior furnishings, including euro-burl
veneer, customized gold inlays, and the finest leathers and fabrics. A full
selection of in-flight connectivity included the installation of True North
Simphone Broadband Wi-Fi capability and iPad functionality.

A second completed Bombardier Challenger 850 was
delivered to Russian aviation business Ak Bars Aero in late July. Both aircraft
were certified into the specific countries in conjunction with the particular
operators and completed at the company’s head office in Peterborough, Canada.