News Listings for Westair

  • Used jet aircraft transactions: 2-9 September 2013

    News | 09 Sep 2013 10:00 | Olivier Bonnassies

  • Kahala Aviation sells CRJ/737 aircraft

    News | 02 Sep 2013 15:51 | Olivier Bonnassies

  • Deals - 15 August 2007

    News | 15 Aug 2007 00:00

    <P><STRONG>Republic Financial Corporation</STRONG> has acquired a total of five Airbus widebody aircraft over the past month. The privately-held company, with investment interests in a diverse portfolio of operating companies and aviation assets, completed the purchase of two Airbus A340-300s (2, 3) with CFM56-5C2 engines from Airbus Financial Services. Both 1992-built aircraft have leases attached to Virgin Atlantic Airways through June and July 2010, respectively. <BR>Republic Financial also purchased three Airbus A330-300 (30, 37, 45) aircraft with CF6-80E1A2 engines from AerCap. Two of the purchased aircraft were manufactured in 1993 and the third in 1994. The aircraft are currently leased to SN Brussels until end of 2010. <BR>“Republic’s aviation group is able to leverage our industry relationships that enable the company to arrange financing and leases to close complex international transactions,” said Paul Mason, president of Republic’s aviation and portfolio group. “The addition
  • ATA Airlines names Ellmer senior VP operations, GM for charter

    News | 31 Aug 2006 17:25

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>ATA Airlines has named Gary <span class=spelle>Ellmer</span> senior VP-operations, a role responsible for flight and technical operations, and general manager-charter, a unit that accounts for about half of the company’s revenues.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span class=spelle>Ellmer</span>, who reports to chief operating officer <span class=spelle>Subodh</span> <span class=spelle>Karnik</span>, joins ATA from American Eagle Airlines, where he was president and chief operating officer of its Executive Airlines/American Eagle Caribbean unit.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>The former US Marine mechanic and flight engineer has also worked as president and chief operating officer of Business Express Airlines, and h
  • Under the wing: germanwings' Joachim Klein and Andreas Bierwirth

    News | 25 May 2006 00:00

    <P><STRONG><STRONG>By Jackie Thompson and Mark Pilling in London&nbsp; Photography&nbsp;by Etienne de Malglaive</STRONG></STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Although the leaders of germanwings insist they are not Lufthansa puppets, it is clear there are strong links between the low-cost carrier and its parent </STRONG></P> <P>Only a handful of carriers have tried to make the jump from the regional to the low-cost model. Some are flourishing, but others have failed. The UK’s flybe and Ireland’s Aer Arann are making a decent job of it, but US player Independence Air collapsed. Another notable European experiment is more than holding its own in a toughening market. That experiment is the brainchild of German regional Eurowings, with its germanwings offshoot and with Lufthansa as its mothership.</P> <P> <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=445 bgColor=#ffffff align=center> <TBODY> <TR> <TD><IMG border=1 alt=IT13_W445 src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=12783" width=445 height=343>
  • BAE details aircraft placements forecast

    News | 24 May 2005 13:17 | Victoria Moores

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>BAE Systems Regional Aircraft is looking to place over 40 aircraft over the coming year and, in the longer term, hoping to tap the “vast potential” for its products in the Russian market.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>The company has over 300 aircraft in its asset management portfolio and is looking to place around 44 of that total by May 2006.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Describing its year-to-date performance as “a robust picture”, BAE Systems vice-president for sales and marketing Steve Doughty tells <i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>ATI</i>: “Over the next 12 months we will probably place another 20 British Aerospace 146s or <span class=SpellE>Avro</span> <span class=SpellE><span class=spell