Here at Runway Girl, we like to break the odd bit of news too (not just stoke the hell fires of controversy).
To that end, we (the multiple personalities of yours truly) can report that leasing firm Aviation Capital Group (ACG) has for the first time acquired new Airbus A330s.
According to a source, Colombia’s Avianca brokered a sale/leaseback deal with ACG covering the first two of 10 A330-200s slated for delivery to the carrier.
These are six-year leases with renewal rights, says the source.
Aircraft number one – N948AC – has already been delivered, as reported today by Flight.
The widebody is equipped with Panasonic eX2 in-flight entertainment systems, with iPod connectivity, as the others will be too.
The second A330 covered in the sale/leaseback will be delivered in November.
Avianca continues to hold orders for eight more A330s with the airframer. The carrier already leases a 767-200ER from ACG.
Now then, does anyone have some salve? It gets kind of hot in here.
(Photograph taken by Matthew Bowden – www.sxc.hu/profile/thesaint)