Bombardier has sold two Learjet 45s to Global Wings, a new Japanese company that plans to launch a charter service later this year in the domestic Chinese market. Global Wings has hired Air China's new business jet division to operate the aircraft. Air China last year began operating a Gulfstream IV, which it will continue to market independently, while the two Learjet 45s will be dedicated to the Global Wings operation.

Global Wings will offer a Japanese-style product catering to Japanese companies doing business in China. The company hopes to eventually expand into the Japanese charter market if current restrictions impeding business jet operations in Japan are lifted.

Source: Flight International