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42 FOKKER AIRCRAFT TRANSACTIONS IN 2016
Thursday, January 19, 2017
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42 Fokker aircraft transactions in 2016

Source: Fokker


42 Fokker aircraft transactions in 2016

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HOOFDDORP - GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business reports a total of 42 Fokker aircraft were placed in 2016 compared with 50 transactions in 2015. At the start of 2017 approximately 400 Fokker aircraft were operational worldwide.

In Australia, Network Aviation, a Qantas subsidiary, purchased 3 more Fokker 100s increasing its Fokker 100 fleet size to 17. The Fokker 100s are increasingly used for regular public transport (RPT) in addition to operating on more traditional fly-in, fly-out routes (FIFO) in support of natural resources’ industries. Air Niugini is taking delivery of various Fokker 70s, all of which will have WiFi installed by Fokker Services Asia. Australasia has been rapidly expanding its Fokker jet fleet.

In Europe the Slovak Government purchased 2 Fokker 100 Executive Jets (F100EJ) from MJet, replacing various Soviet-era jets, while an undisclosed lessor purchased 1 Fokker 100. Both are new customers. There has also been a strong demand for wet leases from various traditional Fokker 100 operators. In Belgium, VLM, under new ownership, has acquired 7 Fokker 50s.

A total of 15 Fokker 50s went to various operators in East Africa, including 7 with start-up airline Aero-Pioneer in Tanzania. The Fokker 50s renowned durability and capability to operate from unpaved strips have been great assets in the typically harsh operating environments in Africa.

In Latin America Air Panama is growing its Fokker 50 fleet from 5 to 8 through the acquisition of 3 Fokker 50’s from US lessor Jetstream while Insel Air added1 Fokker 50 to its fleet. In North America JMW purchased 6 Fokker 100’s from Ocean Air.

‘‘Low operating costs, aircraft longevity and comprehensive support remain key elements in all of the deals in 2016. Going forward we’re seeing a healthy demand for Fokker 70s which are becoming available this year, as well as continued supply and demand for both Fokker 50s and Fokker 100s" said Fokker Services’ Director of Aircraft Remarketing Peter van Oostrum.

Fokker does not sell nor lease Fokker aircraft. It facilitates placements by sellers and lessors through its FLYFokker program and remarketing services, in addition to providing comprehensive support to Fokker aircraft operators throughout the world.

Source:  Fokker
Associated URL: fokker.com
Source Date: January 19, 2017
Posted: 01/19/2017

 
 
ATR INTRODUCES THE FIRST ATR 72-600 IN ARGENTINA
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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Source: ATR


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TOULOUSE, France - Avian Líneas Aereas, the new subsidiary of the South American company Synergy Aerospace, has taken delivery of the first new-generation ATR 72-600 to fly in Argentina.

ALA is an Argentinian start-up airline that will launch scheduled and charter air services in Q1 2017, subject to final government approvals. From its hubs in Buenos Aires (Aeroparque), Tucuman and Cordoba, it will operate commercially as Avianca Argentina under a brand license agreement. The new airline will fill a critical void in regional coverage and connectivity by offering multiple daily services in currently non-served and under-served markets. New ATR 72-600s will be deployed at a fast pace, with 12 in service by January 2018.

The airline intends to start operations of its new ATR -600 series fleet during the first quarter of 2017 following the carrier’s current certification process. The delivery follows the announcement, last year, of a contract between ATR and Synergy Aerospace for 12 firm ATR 72-600s and options for 6 additional ones.

Since its creation, ATR has sold over 1,500 aircraft. ATR aircraft equip the fleets of some 200 airlines in nearly 100 countries. ATR is an equal partnership between two major European aeronautics players, the Airbus Group and Leonardo.

Source:  ATR
Source Date: January 18, 2017
Posted: 01/19/2017

 
 
AIRLINK TO ACQUIRE EMBRAER E-JETS AIRCRAFT
Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Embraer 190

Source: Embraer


Embraer 190

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AMSTERDAM - Airlink is acquiring five E-Jets, including three E170s and two E190s, from Embraer subsidiary ECC Leasing. The carrier is scheduled to begin taking delivery of the aircraft in the first half of 2017.

Airlink already operates a large fleet of Embraer ERJ series aircraft and, this past December, began to add 11 ERJ 140s to the fleet. By the end of 2017, the airline will be operating 30 ERJs, comprising all three types: the ERJ 135, ERJ 140 and ERJ 145.

Airlink CEO Rodger Foster said, "This is the beginning of the implementation of a well-planned growth and modernization strategy for Airlink that includes replacing our current fleet of Avro RJ85s over the next three years. The strategy calls for a total of 13 E-Jets, and we are in the process of sourcing the balance of the fleet requirement -- an additional eight E190s -- from the market. The unique performance characteristics of the E-Jet family will enable Airlink to operate within the challenging environment of the region, including short field and 'hot and high' operations, while managing capacity and providing for growth."

Foster added, "The E190's ETOPS (Extended Twin Engine Operations) capability and range presents Airlink with new market opportunities to address isolated destinations that were previously beyond our reach and, in some instances, that have never enjoyed the privilege of reliable scheduled air services. Embraer has proven to be an excellent partner for Airlink on our ERJ fleet, and we look forward to the continuation of superb customer support as we enter a new chapter of growth with the E-Jets."

"Welcoming another operator to the E-Jet family is always a great endorsement of our aircraft and the Embraer experience," said Simon Newitt, Embraer Commercial Aviation Vice President for Africa, Latin America & Portugal. "We are very proud that Airlink will now become the first South African operator of the type."

Airlink connects 36 destinations in nine African countries. It currently carries more than 1.4 million passengers on 44,800 flights annually. Airlink's main hub is Johannesburg.

Source:  Embraer
Source Date: January 19, 2017
Posted: 01/19/2017

 

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