Canadian aircraft completion company Flying Colours delivered its fourth Chinese-registered aircraft - a Bombardier Challenger 850 business jet - to Shenyang-based air charter company Lily Jet late last month.
Service entry of the 17-seat, VIP-configured aircraft - serial number 8098 - is imminent.
Three more 850s destined for China are undergoing completion at Flying Colours' facilities in Peterborough, Ontario, and Chesterfield, Missouri. Delivery of both aircraft is earmarked for 2012.
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Flying Colours recently announced plans to open a base "within the Chinese region" that will focus on interior refurbishment of mid- to large-sized business aircraft types including the Global Express, Challenger, Dassault Falcon, Embraer, Hawker and Gulfstream series.
The structure and logistics for the new base are expected to be announced in late 2012.