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.
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.
On 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.
On behalf of AeroCentury Corp, Skyworld Aviation is delighted to announce the sale of a Dash 8 Q400 to Magellan Aviation Services Limited. Skyworld was exclusively mandated to market serial number 4021 after its return from lease with LAM Mozambique. This sale come after the placement of its sister ship, serial number 4019, to Voyageur AvParts. Skyworld’s relationship with AeroCentury goes back a long way to 2002 and we are proud to say that AeroCentury is one of our longest standing clients. We have co-operated on several regional aircraft sale and lease placements over the years comprising mainly Fokker 50s in the early days and more recently three ERJ 145s.
Following Skyworld Aviation's recent re-organisation, we are looking for a Market Analyst to join our small team based in Windsor, UK. The candidate will require a proven interest in aviation, an eye for detail, a good telephone manner, a team player and must have the enthusiasm to carry out their own duties as well as help in the day to day running of the office. Interest in the technical aspects of operating aircraft is required. Must be educated to degree level and speak fluent English. A second language would be an advantage. This is a 12 month placement which could develop into a permanent role so would suit student internship or post-graduate.
Skyworld Aviation is undergoing a re-organisation following Peter Greensmith’s recent decision to step back from “day to day” operations of the company and play more of a project management role. Peter who joined Skyworld Aviation from Saab Aircraft Leasing back in 2001 has been an essential part of Skyworld’s success during the last 17 years. Stepping back to run projects or specific campaigns means that Peter will remain active in the Skyworld business as well as establishing his own consultancy company, Papa Golf Aviation.
Juliet Hewitt is stepping up to the role of Marketing Director and will become significantly more involved in the day to day running of the company.