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Skyworld Aviation is pleased to have arranged a long term ACMI agreement between Danish Air Transport (DAT) of Denmark and Sunrise Airways of Haiti. The aircraft, an ATR 42-320 (serial number 112), is due to start operations in early March and the contract will continue into late 2017. Sunrise Airways currently operates a fleet of three 19 seat Jetstream 32 aircraft, serving Porte au Prince, Cap Haitien, Santo Domingo and Santiago de Cuba.
 

Skyworld Aviation is delighted to announce its appointment as remarketing agent for a fleet of five ATR 72-500’s and seven Saab 2000’s operated by Swedish regional airline Braathens Regional. The aircraft are owned by Swedish lessor Erik Thun AB and become available during 2016/17. The ATR 72’s (serial numbers 778, 822, 894, 917, 930) were built between 2008 and 2010 and have largely been operating with Braathens Regional since new. 

 
 
 
2016 is a momentous year for Skyworld Aviation as it is the 20th year of trading for the aircraft remarketing company. Skyworld Aviation began life as Skyways Aviation back in 1996 - a dedicated aircraft trading/consultancy company working for the Swedish regional airline Skyways. At the time, the airline group operated over 50 aircraft and was majority owned by the Salén family. Skyways Aviation was tasked with evaluating and remarketing surplus fleet, and sourcing aircraft on behalf of the group during a time of great expansion. 

Skyworld Aviation is pleased to have kicked off the year with arranging the sale of an ERJ 145 LR, previously in operation with Aeromexico Connect. Its new owner accepted serial number 145570  on 15th January 2016 and the deal closed on 20th January. For now, the buyer remains confidential. This is Skyworld’s 91st Embraer Jet related transaction, for around 35 clients worldwide which positions us as one of the most successful independent Embraer Jet marketing specialists. We have been privileged to have set many precedents over the years with several Embraer ‘firsts’.....

Last year, Skyworld Aviation announced the sale of two Dash 8 Q400’s to a UK investment firm for onward lease. The transaction was particularly notable since it marked the 500th aircraft transaction for Skyworld - a milestone which we have since well exceeded! We are pleased to announce that the first aircraft, serial number 4354, has now been placed with Aeroflot subsidiary Aurora Airlines of Russia, and it arrived in Moscow in December. According to CH-Aviation, the aircraft will enter into operation on the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk-Tokyo Narita return route, replacing a B737. The airline has acquired a total of three Dash 8 Q400’s (sister ship serial number 4351, and ex-Eznis Airways serial number 4106).

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.   

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 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 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 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.

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.

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.

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 Sverigeflyg Leasing AB, Skyworld Aviation has arranged the sale of one Quick Change Saab 340A, serial number 066 to Fleet Air International of Hungary. The aircraft was previously in operation with Nextjet and was delivered to its new owner last Friday. Fleet Air is primarily a cargo operator currently operating a fleet of three Saab 340A Cargo aircraft on contract and ad-hoc charters throughout Europe. The new QC aircraft will be used to back up the cargo operation and will aslo be used to develop the passenger charter market out of Budapest. Serial number 066 now bears the registration HA-TVG.

Great start to 2014! This is the first newsletter for some time, after having had a challenging but ultimately successful 2013. 2014 got off to a flying start for Skyworld Aviation, having delivered ten aircraft at the back end of December / early January. This came as a welcome ‘new beginning’ after the first few months of 2013 falling short of expectations! Whilst most were winding down, the last week of December was a hive of activity at Skyworld, and during the first quarter of 2014 we delivered three ATR 72’s, three Saab 340B’s, two Airbus A320’s, one ERJ 145 and one Jetstream 32.

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Skyworld Aviation is delighted to announce the placement of six ERJ aircraft under two separate transactions on behalf of long-term customer Republic Airways of the U.S. Three ERJ 145 MP’s, bearing the registrations N974RP, N975RP and N976RP have been delivered to

Skyworld Aviation is pleased to confirm that it has engaged Andrew Moore of aerSide as its Marketing Representative in North America. aerSide will assist Skyworld in placing its current aircraft inventory primarily in the USA, Canada and the Caribbean.

 
Andrew has been involved in the regional aircraft sector for more than 30 years, having worked for BAe, Bombardier Inc., and Macquarie Aviation Capital, focusing on aircraft and engine financing and marketing.
 

Skyworld Aviation is pleased to announce the sale of an ERJ 145 to Air Taraba, Nigeria. The aircraft was delivered earlier this year. Air Taraba is a government owned state airline which is yet to start operations. The State of Taraba is situated on the Eastern side of Nigeria and is named after the Taraba river which runs through the South of the State. The aircraft will serve the State alongside an existing ERJ 145.

Acting on behalf of specialist bank and asset manager Investec, Skyworld Aviation is delighted to  announce the sale of an ex-Kingfisher Airlines ATR 72-500 to South Pacific operator Air Calédonie.  Serial number 759, now registered as F-ONCL, was delivered in Singapore last week after completing  an extensive maintenance and refurbishment programme at Fokker Services facility there. It will  depart for New Caledonia later this week.  

Acting on behalf of Blue Islands of the Channel Islands, Skyworld Aviation is delighted to have arranged the sale of a Jetstream 32 for onward operation with Aeroandinas of Venezuela. The aircraft, serial number 871, was painted at Airbourne Colours in Bournemouth prior to departure, still bearing its Blue Islands registration G-ISLB. It embarked on its long ferry flight over the Arctic from Guernsey on 27th December, arriving at Santo Domingo, Venezuela (SVSO) on 2nd January.

 

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Acting on behalf of Sverigeflyg Leasing AB of Sweden, Skyworld Aviation has arranged the sale of three Saab 340B aircraft to NextJet, also of Sweden. Serial numbers 176 (SE-KXI), 215 (SE-LJS)
and 221 (SE-LJT) have been on lease to NextJet since 2010 and the sale contract was concluded at the end of last year. Skyworld Aviation has previously leased/sold three Saab 340 aircraft and two CT7 engines on behalfof Sverigeflyg Leasing AB.

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Skyworld Aviation is delighted to have arranged an ACMI lease of a Saab 340B to Inter Îles Air in the Comoros Islands on behalf of AeroJet, Ukraine. Serial number 163 (UR-ALC) was recently returned to AeroJet from lease to South Airlines. AeroJet is primarily an executive jet operator in the Ukraine, with aircraft based out of Odessa and Kiev Zhulyany. The fleet comprises three Embraer Phenom 100/300 aircraft and a Saab 340B aircraft.

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Skyworld Aviation is pleased to announce that Air Urga of the Ukraine has taken delivery of a Saab 340B from UK-based investment firm Spitfire Investments. Serial number 360 embarked on its ferry flight from Springfield, U.S. to the Ukrainian operator last Friday. The aircraft has the new registration UR-ELU and is placed on lease with Air Urga.

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