Aircraft lessor Jetscape has purchased two new Embraer E-190s for lease to Gulf Air.
ATI reported in June of this year the flag carrier of Bahrain planned to test the E-190 during the third quarter to evaluate using smaller aircraft to bolster frequencies and reduce risk associated with new destinations.
Flightglobal's ACAS database shows Gulf Air operates a total of 33 aircraft including the two E-190s. Its narrowbody fleet is comprised of two Airbus A319s, 11 A320s and two A321s. Gulf Air also flies 10 A330s and four A340s. The two E-190s have joined two E-170s already in the carrier's fleet. Gulf Air is also a 787-8 customer, with 24 aircraft on order.
DVB Bank supplied the senior debt financing to support the purchase of the E-190s by Jetscape and delivered to Gulf Air.
Florida-based Jetscape has also announced the sale of a Boeing 757-200 (24772) to FedEx. Built in 1992, and powered by Rolls-Royce Rb211-535-E4 engines, the aircraft was previously operated by SkyService of Canada, which shuttered operations in March of this year.