On behalf of VLM Airlines of Belgium, Skyworld Aviation is delighted to announce the sale of a Fokker 50 (serial number 20121) to a Kenyan leasing entity Gikama Ltd. Previously OO-VLR, the 1988 built aircraft has been re-registered as 5Y-WFA and will be leased to Rudufu Ltd, a Nairobi-based airline. Rudufu has passenger and cargo operations in East and Central Africa mostly in the charter sector, and serves International relief and humanitarian organisation contracts. The aircraft arrived in Kenya on 8th August.
On behalf of a Swedish investment firm Cymus Holding AB, Skyworld Aviation has arranged the lease extensions relating to two ERJ 145 EP's operating with Aerodynamics, Inc (ADI), based in Atlanta, Georgia. The lease extensions relate to serial numbers 145169 and 145185 and were negotiated with ADI's new owner, ADI Acquisition Co., a special purpose company set up by the owners of SeaPort, a regional airline based in Portland, Oregon. SeaPort flies regional routes on the West Coast and in the Southeast and Central Southeast United States and plans to link Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport with Chicago O'Hare as soon as DOT approval is granted.
On behalf of Sverigeflyg Leasing AB of Sweden, Skyworld Aviation is pleased to have arranged the sale of one Saab 340A Cargo aircraft, serial number 089, to Bangladesh operator Easy Fly Express Ltd. The aircraft was previously on lease to a Caribbean cargo operator (registered as 6Y-JXD) - a deal which Skyworld also arranged. The aircraft has been re-registered as S2-AIF. Easy Fly Express has until recently operated one HS 748 freighter aircraft which will be replaced by this, their first Saab 340, and the first of the type in Bangladesh. The carrier operates scheduled cargo services as well as domestic and international charter services from its Dhaka base. Serial number 089 was delivered to Dhaka over the weekend.