Flying Colours strengthens Asian presence


Company delivers seventh aircraft to Asian region

Flying Colours logoFlying Colours continues to
strengthen its presence in Asia as it prepares
to deliver three more new aircraft to the region. The latest trio of Bombardier
Challenger 850 aircraft will bring the total number of aircraft completions
delivered to the region by Flying Colours to seven.

The Bombardier Challenger
850s have undergone completion at both the companies Canadian and USA facilities
with each aircraft taking approximately eight months, as scheduled, to finish.
The 13-15 seat aircraft have included complex communications installations,
stylish leather furnishings, high gloss exotic wood veneers, in flight
entertainment systems and a number of client specific details.

The aircraft which are
destined for private clients in both Mainland China and Hong Kong, will be
operated by three different local operators and will be certified on the CAAC
or Isle of Man registers.

The delivery of the aircraft
will bring the total number of Challenger 850s completed by Flying Colours to
ten.  Seven have been destined for the Asian market whilst the remaining
three have been delivered to Russia
and the Middle East.  A further five new
850s are currently in the pipeline and are all destined for Chinese based

“We continue to see strong
growth in the Asian market for primarily mid-large sized jet aircraft,” said
Sean Gillespie executive vice president.  “We are working with a number of
major operators within Asia for a variety of
maintenance and refurbishment packages on larger Bombardier Challengers and
Gulfstream models. We have already completed refurbishment of Global Express
aircraft for the region too. The trend is definitely upwards in terms of
continued interest from Asia and these
mid-to-long range aircraft are in high demand in the Asian market”