Flying Colours at ABACE 2013


Flying Colours will be exhibitign at ABACE being held between April 16 – 18, 2013.

                               Flying Colours Challenger 850 interior
Flying Colours will be exhibitign at ABACE being held between April 16 – 18, 2013.

Since ABACE 2012 Flying Colours has delivered a further four Bombardier Challenger 850s to the region and has a further five of the same model in the pipeline with completion and delivery to China planned within the next twelve months.

In addition Flying Colours has completed two major refurbishments of Global Express aircraft for Chinese-based clients in the last year. By year end Flying Colours will have delivered a total of 15 Challenger 850s to China.

Asia continues to be a leading market for Flying Colours with aircraft destined for Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Hong Kong, as well as other cities in mainland China.

To expedite efficient delivery times across the region Flying Colours has strengthened its relationship with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for aircraft certification.

“There is a very specific process that has to be followed and it takes time,” says John Gillespie president, about the paperwork. “We have now had extensive experience so we can anticipate what the authority needs. Likewise the CAAC officials know they can rely on us to provide the necessary documents. This is a real bonus for our clients as it means an aircraft can enter service as soon as it arrives.”

“We value this market as it is where our principle growth has come from over the last three years” said Gillespie. “Its a constantly changing landscape from a business perspective and in order to better serve our client base we have considered opening our own facility as well as the option of working with a Chinese based partner via a join venture. We anticipate having a base and  capability to carry out refurbishment work in the region by the end of 2013.”

Photograph: Red luxury seats and interior of a Bombardier Challenger 850 destined for China

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