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Skyworld Aviation is delighted to have arranged the sale of two FAA registered ERJ 145 LR aircraft to Air Peace of Nigeria. Serial numbers 145379 (5N-BXG) and 145486 (5N-BXF) were delivered in Kingman, Arizona on 3rd October. The two ERJ’s will be joining a fleet of 25 aircraft including narrowbody/widebody aircraft.
 
Air Peace is Nigeria/West Africa’s largest operator and the airline has acquired ERJ 145s to increase interconnectivity in Nigeria and West Africa, to specifically serve destinations with little or no service.  

 

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Skyworld Aviation is pleased to announce the sale of an ATR 72-500 to a U.S.-based regional aircraft leasing firm. Serial number 685, re-registered as 9S-AAD, will operate with FlyCAA Congo under a lease arrangement, also facilitated by Skyworld. The aircraft was previously operated by Vietnam Airlines and arrived in Kinshasa on 20th October 2019. FlyCAA now operates two ATR 72-500s and one A321. The airline was established as CAA - Compagnie Africaine d’Aviation in 1992. 

 

Skyworld Aviation is delighted to announce its exclusive appointment to remarket a fleet of Avro RJ85/100’s which become available later this year. The package comprises eight Avro RJ100s and two Avro RJ85s with manufacture dates of between 1993 and 2001, plus accompanying spare engines, spares and tooling. The aircraft will be released from service between 4Q19 and 1Q20 and are available for sale only. Serviceable aircraft and break up candidates are on offer.

 

 

Skyworld Aviation is delighted to have partnered up with Peter Greensmith of Papa Golf Aviation to arrange the sale of two ATR 72-500 aircraft to Hi Airlines of South Korea. The aircraft were previously in operation with Air Tahiti. Serial number 862 was the first to deliver to Hi Airlines on 5th April 2019, with the second, serial number 806, following on 8th July 2019.  Hi Airlines is a new airline based in Seoul, South Korea. The airline will initially focus on domestic routes utilising a fleet of ATR 72’s. By 2020, the airline plans to start short haul regional routes and later an International schedule.
 

Skyworld Aviation is proud to announce its exclusive appointment to remarket two European ERJ 170-200 (STD) aircraft which become available in March 2020. The aircraft are equipped with 88 seats, all Y configuration, and have manufacture dates of 2012 and 2013. The aircraft will be available for long term dry lease contracts. We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with HEH Aviation Management GmbH and Fintech Aviation Services on this project and look forward to our ongoing relationship in the long term placement of the two E175s.

 

Skyworld Aviation is delighted to announce the sale of an ERJ 145 to BAE Systems (Corporate Air Travel) Ltd. The aircraft, serial number 145588, was originally delivered new to Swiss and then went on to operate with AeroMexico Connect for 11 years. The aircraft was later parked and sold to a third party aircraft owner, based in the U.S. Skyworld Aviation worked closely with BAE Systems to manage a Return to Service work package which also included a full records review and base maintenance. Skyworld Aviation contracted Charles Taylor Aviation Asset Management to act for the Seller, whilst BAE contracted FlyerTech as its CAMO. 

On behalf of a U.S. based regional aircraft sales and leasing firm, Skyworld Aviation has arranged the sale and onward lease of two ERJ 145 LRs. The aircraft were delivered to their new operator in the Caribbean in May and July this year.

More details coming soon.

 

 

Skyworld Aviation is delighted to feature in the latest edition of ERA's Regional International magazine. We have been a member of the ERA for over 20 years and are tremendously grateful for the support the organisation has provided over the years. We will be attending the next Regional Airline Conference event in Prague at the end of March.

For the full version of the digital magazine, see https://www.eraa.org/publications/regional-international, or click below to see the Skyworld Aviation article.

Skyworld Aviation is delighted to have assisted in the sale of an ERJ 170 and associated spares to new operator of the type Air Botswana. Serial number 17000318 arrived in Botswana on Monday 31st December 2018 after having been in pre-delivery maintenance in Toronto, Canada. It has now been re-registered as A2-ABM.

Skyworld Aviation acted on behalf of a U.S. based regional aircraft sales and leasing firm for whom we have previously arranged two CRJ 700 leases and the sale of  an AE3007A engine. This latest transaction further demonstrates Skyworld Aviation’s prominence in the regional jet market, having now concluded approximately 175 jet placements worldwide.

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. 

As part of ongoing lease management services for Largus Aviation AB of Sweden, Skyworld Aviation has arranged the onward lease of an ERJ 145 EP with Regourd Aviation of France. Serial number 145070 was previously in operation with a UK-based operator for 12 years as G-RJXR. It will now be operated by Aero4M of Slovenia on behalf of Regourd Aviation and will return to its original delivery registration of SE-DZA. Skyworld Aviation has provided lease management services on this aircraft since Largus Aviation took ownership in 2008.
The aircraft has operated in the UK since and we are delighted to have worked with Charles Taylor Aviation Asset Management who provided onsite technical and records representation during the lease return which facilitated a smooth transition to the new lessee. 
 

Working in partnership with Grays Online and O’Maras, Skyworld Aviation has been selected to assist in the remarketing of two EMB 135 LR aircraft which were in operation with Jetgo Australia Holdings Pty Ltd (In Liquidation - Receivers and Managers Appointed). Serial numbers 145713 and 145728 are being offered for immediate sale ‘as is where is’. Both were manufactured in 2003 and last flew in March 2018 and June 2018 respectively. The aircraft are equipped with a high standard of avionics being WAAS / LPV / RNAV 5 / RNP compliant as well as having HF radio. Both have undergone an increased design weight modification which gives them a unique enhanced long range capability making them ideal multi-role aircraft. 

As part of our ongoing lease management services, Skyworld Aviation is offering a well presented EASA compliant ERJ 145 EP for onward lease which has recently been returned from a UK-based airline after 12 years of service. The aircraft is being offered on behalf of the owner Largus Aviation AB of Sweden. G-RJXR (serial number 145070) is currently located in Aberdeen, UK, where it will remain under a short term storage programme after it is formally handed back to the owner. 

The aircraft has recently been through a C check (approx. 100 FH flown since), and will be made available to the next operator with fresh white exterior paint. It is beautifully presented with a 48 leather seat interior, fully equipped galley with ovens, large wardrobe and drop down air stair door.

Skyworld Aviation is delighted to announce the delivery of three Saab 2000’s to the Directorate General Defence Purchase of Pakistan, arranged on behalf of Swedish shipping company Erik Thun AB. The aircraft, serial numbers 024, 038 and 062 were previously in operation with BRA (Braathens Regional Airlines) of Sweden. The original agreement was signed under a formal procedure at the Ministry of Defence Production headquarters in Islamabad on 16th February 2018. Serial number 038 (SE-MFF, now J-038) was the first to be delivered in April 2018, quickly followed by serial number 024 (SE-LTX, now J-024). Serial number 062 (SE-LTU) was the last to depart on Monday 18th June and will be re-registered as J-062.

Skyworld Aviation is delighted to announce the delivery of a further Saab 2000 to Skywork Airlines of Switzerland. Serial number 012 (now registered as HB-IZI) left Täby Air Maintenance, Sweden on Friday evening after undergoing a work package with the Saab aircraft Part 145 maintenance specialist. This aircraft joins five existing Saab 2000 aircraft at Skywork, three of which Skyworld Aviation placed with the operator. HB-IZI was previously operated by BRA - Braathens Regional Airlines and is owned by shipping company Thun AB of Sweden. The aircraft has been placed on long term lease with Skywork. Thun AB is one of Skyworld's longest standing clients with the first aircraft placed for the organisation back in 1996. 

Skyworld Aviation has been appointed to provide lease management services for five aircraft relating to four Saab 2000’s and one ERJ 145. Three Saab 2000 aircraft are owned by Swedish shipping company Erik Thun AB and one is on sub lease from Eastern Airways (UK), all operating with Skywork Airlines of Switzerland. Skyworld Aviation had previously arranged all four leases. The fifth aircraft, relating to an ERJ 145, is on a long term placement with new operator to the type Madagasikara Airways of Madagascar. Skyworld will be providing the service on behalf aircraft leasing firm RESIDCO.

Skyworld Aviation is pleased to announce the sub lease of a Saab 2000 from Eastern Airways of the UK to Skywork Airlines, Switzerland. Technical acceptance of serial number 036 (G-CDEB), took place in Humberside, UK on 9th April. The ferry flight to Skywork Airlines' operational base in Berne, Switzerland took place shortly afterwards and operated under the existing G registration. The aircraft will formally be delivered in Switzerland and will bear the registration HB-IZT, joining the existing fleet of four Saab 2000s.

Skyworld Aviation is delighted to have partnered up with Patrice Candaten of PCC Aero and RESIDCO, a Chicago-based aircraft leasing company, on the long term lease placement of an ERJ 145 to Madagasikara Airways of Madagascar. Serial number 145461 was manufactured in 2001 and had previously operated with Republic Airways. The aircraft was delivered at Kingman Airline Services facility at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on 30th March 2018 and has been re-registered as 5R-AMX. It is due to ferry to Madagascar in the coming days.

Skyworld Aviation has come to the end of 2017 with 21 aircraft transactions completed, and 3 further aircraft planned for delivery in the new year, making a total of 547 transactions in total to date.

Continuing our success in the ERJ market, we concluded 9 transactions involving ERJ 145’s in 2017, five of which were straight sales, three sale and leasebacks and one lease purchase. We have also kept up the momentum on ATR trading having completed four ATR 42 sale transactions.

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. 
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.
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. 
Skyworld Aviation has arranged the sale and leaseback of three ERJ 145 aircraft with AeroCentury Corp of the U.S. 
 
AeroCentury Corp. is a global aircraft leasing company which specializes in leasing  turboprop and jet aircraft, as well as engines, to regional air carriers. Skyworld Aviation’s relationship with AeroCentury reaches back to 2002 having worked on many regional aircraft transactions together. AeroCentury now has a portfolio of 33 aircraft appraised at US$220m leased to 12 airlines worldwide.
 
Skyworld Aviation is delighted to have arranged the sale of an ATR 42-320 on behalf of long term Channel Islands- based customer Blue Islands. Serial number 066, registered as G-ZEBS, was sold to charter and cargo specialist Fleet Air of Hungary.  The transaction closed on Wednesday 15th March and the aircraft left the Channel Islands on the same day. This is Fleet Air’s entry into the ATR market, having operated Saab 340’s since gaining its AOC in 2007. The aircraft will undergo a conversion to freight use, eventually operating alongside three Saab 340 freighter’s and one Saab 340 in passenger configuration.
 
Skyworld and Blue Islands have worked together on aircraft placements since 2011, and this is the fifth transaction completed on behalf of the airline. Blue Islands is a privately owned operator, established under its current name in 2006. 

Skyworld Aviation is delighted to announce our appointment by Dougherty Equipment Finance LLC to market an EMB 170-100 (SU) for sale or lease. The aircraft (serial number 17000020) was previously in operation with Republic Airways and was released from service earlier this year. N807MD comes with a dual class configuration of 69 seats (9 first class seats) and can be made available immediately. It is currently located in Rome, NY. For more infromation speak to the Skyworld team on + 44 1753 832088, or email info@skyworld.co.uk.

Skyworld Aviation is an aircraft marketing organisation with offices in the UK, France and Canada, specialising in the regional sector. We offer marketing and asset management services to a large client base worldwide and we are delighted to be celebrating our 20th anniversary this year.

Skyworld Aviation is delighted to welcome Patrice Candaten to the team as Director of Sales. Patrice comes from Embraer where he held the position of Senior Sales Director for more than 18 years. Patrice was instrumental in developing Embraer’s Commercial Aviation brand across Europe, Middle East and Africa and his experience will be invaluable in expanding Skyworld’s exposure and client base, particularly in these regions. Prior to joining Embraer, Patrice spent 12 years with Saab Aircraft, initially with Customer Support responsibilities before moving to the Sales Division of Saab Aircraft International. Patrice’s aviation background started in the French Air Force.
 

Skyworld Aviation is pleased to announce the sale of two ATR 42-300 QC’s which were previously in operation with Canadian airline Pascan Aviation. Skyworld Aviation was exclusively marketing the aircraft on behalf of the administrator. Serial numbers 122 (C-GPED) and 158 (C- GPEA) have been sold to UK- based component support specialist Executive Jet Support. 

Other recent unannounced transactions include the sale of two Jetstream 32’s, on behalf of Largus Aviation AB of Sweden. Serial number 841 (previously SE-LHI) was sold on to AVA Air, a flight training specialist based in Martinique. The company plans to launch commercial operations serving neighbouring islands in the Caribbean. 

 
Skyworld Aviation is proud to have arranged the sale of an ATR 72-200 to Sprint Air of Poland. Serial number 441 was previously operated by CanaryFly and is now registered as SP-SPE. This is Sprint Air’s first passenger configured ATR 72-200 and is currently operating on ACMI contracts in Europe. Skyworld has worked with Sprint Air since 2005 when they acquired their first two Saab 340A QC aircraft. Since then SprintAir has undergone a rapid fleet expansion and Skyworld Aviation was involved with supplying 6 aircraft out of their current fleet of 12 Saabs.
 
 
 
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