Erste Bank finances A330s for Gladiator Leasing

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Gladiator Leasing has secured a commercial loan facility from Erste Bank for the acquisition of three second-hand Airbus A330s.

The leasing entity purchased the three A330-300s on lease to Brussels Airlines from GMT Global Republic Aviation.The three aircraft (MSNs 030, 037, 045) are equipped with General Electric CF6-80E1A2 engines and were built in 1993 and 1994.

Erste Bank confirms it acted as advisor and sole arranger in the transaction.

In January 2011 GMT Global Republic Aviation sold a pair of Airbus A340-200s (MSNs 38, 43) to Gladiator Leasing. The 1994-vintage aircraft were acquired by GMT Global Republic Aviation in September 2007 from Airbus Financial Services with a lease attached to Royal Jordanian through 2015.