Flying Colours promotes the Challenger 850


North American company at EBACE

Flying Colours is at EBACE this week to explore
potential partnerships and alliances in Europe. 
It will also be promoting its expertise on the Challenger 850 programme, where
so far the company has completed a total of six new aircraft and is working on
four more at their North American facilities.

Metrojet of Hing Kong took delivery of a newly
completed Challenger 850 in December 2010 for a private client’s use. 
“The quality and craftsmanship is exceptional and we are sure this is exactly
what the Asian market is asking for. Being a premier business aviation
company in Hong Kong, Metrojet is looking
forward to maintaining a long term partnership with Flying Colours to further
enhance our service and product portfolio,” says Bjorn Naf, chief executive
officer of Metrojet, who will also be at EBACE this week.

Flying Colours’ relationship with Bombardier on the
‘Green Challenger’ programme is going on strong. Sean Gillespie, director reports,
which means even more detailed customisation requests.  “We do get some
very unusual requests during the interior specification process, but the
ability to be flexible and incorporate customized requests is a trademark of
our company.”

Interest is also picking up again now in the CRJ
ExecLiner Conversion programme, says Gillespie and Flying Colours is talking to
a number of potential companies in this regard.  Flying Colours has
delivered seven conversions and have two additional ones currently in progress. 
Dialogue will continue at the show and the company continues its collaboration
with Dubai-based Project Phoenix, which markets the Phoenix CRJ.

Asia is an especially strong market right now with
the 850’s and general refurbishment and deal making there is getting easier now
we have experience in the region and aircraft in service, Gillespie says. 

Nearer home, the company is encouraged by Peterborough Airport’s plans to lengthen the runway
and improve facilities. This will mean that Flying Colours will be able to
accept larger aircraft types at their completion facility.