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Archive - Year 2015

Skyworld Aviation is pleased to have arranged the sale of an ATR 72-202, serial number 444 to Summit Air of Canada. The aircraft was delivered on 25th November 2015 and was flown to Toulouse to undergo a full cargo conversion, including the installation of a Large Cargo Door prior to it entering into operation with Summit.  The aircraft was previously registered as T7-COB and last operated with Royal Air Maroc Express.
 
On behalf of U.S.-based Republic Airways Holdings, the world’s largest operator of Embraer jets, Skyworld Aviation has arranged the sale of a 36-seat ERJ 135 aircraft to charter and scheduled operator JETGO of Australia. The aircraft was originally placed on lease with the airline in early 2013 alongside two other ERJ 135’s to support the local mining industry, but has recently started a scheduled service to run alongside its charter operations. From its Brisbane base, the airline serves Dubbo with six flights per week and Tamworth with seven flights per week, as well as providing services between Townsville, Rockhampton and the Gold Coast.   
Skyworld Aviation is delighted to announce the appointment of Harry Forsythe as Marketing Representative, based in Australia. Harry will assist Skyworld Aviation in further developing its presence in the expanding Australasian market. Harry brings a wealth of aircraft lessor and senior management experience gained primarily from Macquarie Airfinance and AWAS, where he held high profile roles in business development and marketing. 
 

On behalf of Sverigeflg Leasing AB, Skyworld Aviation has finalised the sale of a Saab 340B to SOL Lineas Aereas of Argentina. Skyworld Aviation originally placed serial number 168 (LV-CSK) on lease in 2011 and the airline has exercised its right to purchase the aircraft. The operator now operates a fleet of four owned Saab 340s and one leased CRJ 200.

In a transaction arranged by Skyworld Aviation we are delighted to announce the delivery of two CRJ 700 aircraft to Estonian Air. Serial number 10085 (ES-ACF) was delivered on 2nd October and serial number 10083 (ES-ACE) on 9th October. Both CRJ 700's are already in service with the Estonian airline alongside three existing CRJ 900's.

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.

Skyworld Aviation has arranged the sale of two 2011 vintage Q400s, serial numbers 4351 and 4354, to a UK-based investment company for onward lease, details of which will be released at a later date. We are delighted to report that this latest deal takes the tally to over 500 aircraft transactions concluded by Skyworld Aviation, primarily in the regional aircraft market.

On behalf of Markpoint International Skyworld Aviation has arranged the sale of two Saab 340A aircraft, serial numbers 051 and 136. The aircraft were previously in operation with Mali Air Express and have since been in long term storage in Orebro, Sweden. The aircraft have been sold on to Western Air of the Bahamas.  Western Air is headquartered at San Andros International Airport and its current fleet consists of five Saab 340As which operate daily scheduled flights between Nassau, San Andros, Congo Town, Bimini, and Freeport, Grand Bahama. Western Air also has a charter division that offers on-demand charters throughout the Bahamas, Caribbean, Central and South America. The airline is currently the largest privately owned airline in the Bahamas and employs over 140 full time employees.

S-Air c6af1On behalf of Blue Islands of Guernsey, Skyworld Aviation is delighted to announce the sale of two Jetstream 32 aircraft to start up airline S-Air of Austria. S-Air took delivery of serial number 915 in December 2014 which is currently located in Malmö, Sweden. The sale of the second aircraft, serial number 873, closed yesterday and was ferried to Friedrichshafen, Germany. Both aircraft await interior and exterior refurbishment and will eventually bear the new registration marks OY-SGP and OY-ZEA.

Invitation to register "Expression of Interest" for the Sale and Leaseback of three 2011 CRJ 900 NG aircraft

AS Estonian Air are looking for Sale and Leaseback opportunities for their three CRJ 900 NG aircraft. Skyworld Aviation is delighted to have been appointed 'Tender Manager' for the process. Submissions of interest should be made in writing by 15th May 2015.

 

 

Skyworld Aviation is delighted to announce the sale and leaseback of six EMB 170’s from LOT Polish Airlines to a global private investment firm. The aircraft are 2004/5 vintage - serial numbers 17000029, 17000035, 17000065, 17000069, 17000073, 17000074. Skyworld Aviation was exclusively appointed by LOT to market their fleet of EMB 170 aircraft, and although all six aircraft will continue in revenue service with LOT some will be offered for sub lease during 2015. LOT Polish Airlines is a modern, European carrier bringing connectivity to CEE region with over 40 destinations in the world, including Europe, North America and Asia. High quality of services and professionalism of LOT crews have been honoured a number of times with the award for the best airline in Central and Eastern Europe.

Skyworld Aviation is delighted to announce the exclusive appointment by air ambulance specialist Redstar Aviation (Turkey) to market a superb BAE Jetstream 32 aircraft. The aircraft is one of the finest examples on the market being a late build (1996) with low hours and cycles. It has a comprehensive set of avionics compliant with EU Ops 1 which includes an Autopilot. The onboard facilities are excellent,  with 19 grey leather seats, baggage pod, lavatory and an air conditioning freon system.

Acting on behalf of Largus Aviation AB of Sweden, Skyworld Aviation has arranged the sale of a Fokker 50, serial number 20194, to MayAir of Mexico. The aircraft, now registered as XA-UUU, arrived in Cancύn at the end of January. MayAir is part of Cancύn Travel Concepts, serving the Yukatán peninsula in South Eastern Mexico with regional flights from Cancύn. One of the main routes will be to the popular tourist destination Cozumel, one of the best scuba diving destinations in the world.

LATEST NEWS/BLOGS

  • Skyworld is selected to remarket a Dash 8-311

    Posted in Press Releases     Jun 05, 2017
    Skyworld Aviation is delighted to have been selected to remarket a Dash 8-311 aircraft by AeroCentury of the U.S. Serial number 238 comes off lease from Norwegian operator Wideroe where the aircraft has operated for over 20 years. Skyworld Aviation has worked with AeroCentury on a number of regional aircraft transactions since 2002 and we are proud to have been chosen to assist with the remarketing of this exceptional example of a Dash 8-300. 
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  • Skyworld arranges the sale of two ERJ 145's

    Posted in Press Releases     Apr 27, 2017
    Skyworld Aviation is pleased to announce the sale of two EASA ERJ 145 LR’s, serial numbers 145564 (G-CIYW) and 145601 (G-CIYX). The previous operator was AeroMexico Connect and both aircraft returned from lease to its European owner last year. The aircraft have since been in a storage programme with GC Aviation Maintenance Ltd (GCAM) at Cotswold Airport in the UK, who recently obtained Part 145 approval for the type. GCAM brought both aircraft out of storage for return to service. G-CIYX left Cotswold Airport on Friday 3rd March, bound for its new life with a global aviation services company. The second aircraft, G-CIYW, was purchased by Nilin Group - an EASA Part M maintenance provider based in Turkey.
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  • Skyworld Aviation and Executive Jet Support team up on ATR transaction

    Posted in Press Releases     Apr 20, 2017
    Working in conjunction with Executive Jet Support in the UK, Skyworld Aviation has arranged the sale of an ATR 42-300 QC to Kolob Canyons Air Services of the U.S. Serial number 122 will ferry to its new owner this week under the existing Canadian registration C-GPEB. Skyworld Aviation and EJS previously worked together on the purchase of this aircraft along with its sister ship from Pascan Aviation and we are pleased to have continued our relationship with EJS by teaming up on this transaction. 
    Kolob Canyons Air Services is based out of Tennessee and provides a diverse range of services including Cargo, Air Ambulance, Charter and Fractional Ownership. 
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