Jet deals - 8 October

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Source: Flightglobal.com
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Cosmo acquires ex-Pluna CRJ900s

Spain's Cosmo Lineas Aereas has won the tender process to acquire seven ex-Pluna Bombardier CRJ900s from the Uruguayan state.

The 2008-built aircraft, MSN 15165, 15169, 15175, 15180, 15185, 15204 and 15209 are equipped with CF34-8C5 engines. According to Flightglobal's Ascend Online database, Canada's Scotiabank was the main lender participant in the seven aircraft fleet.

The Uruguayan government, which inherited the ownership of the aircraft from bankrupt Pluna as their financial guarantor, tried to sell the aircraft initially in a tender on 3 September. But lack of interest from potential bidders forced the government to cancel the process and reschedule it, with improved conditions. Despite initial reports that Venezuela's Conviasa and Uruguay's BQB Air had shown interest in the tender process, Cosmo, was the only bidder to deposit the required $13.6 million bank loan to qualify.

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AlbaStar leased a Boeing 737-400 (24129) aircraft with CFM56-3C1 engines from V34J-737x2 in a transaction arranged by VX Capital Partners. The 1989-vintage aircraft was previously operated by Sky King.

Binter Canarias wetleased a Bombardier CRJ200ER (7320) aircraft with CF34-3B1 engines from Air Nostrum. The 1999-vintage aircraft is owned by Caisse d'Epargne Ingepar.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines wetleased a Boeing 747-400 (26880) aircraft with PW4056 engines from TUI Aviation for the Hajj period. The 1993-vintage aircraft was last operated by Corsair.

Caribbean Airlines subleased a Boeing 767-300ER (27597) aircraft with PW4062 engines from LAN Airlines. The 1996-vintage aircraft is on lease from ILFC.

Donavia leased an Airbus A319 (1808) aircraft with CFM56-5B6/2P engines from ILFC. The 2002-vintage aircraft was previously operated by Finnair.

EasyJet transferred an Airbus A319 (4837) aircraft with CFM56-5B5/3 engines to EasyJet Switzerland. The 2011-vintage aircraft was operated by EasyJet since new.

FlexOps purchased a Bombardier CRJ200LR (7365) aircraft with CF34-3B1 engines from Tyrolean Airways. The 1999-vintage aircraft was operated by Tyrolean Airways since new.

Iran Airtours wetleased an Airbus A320 (0414) aircraft with V2500-A1 engines from Aviatrans K. The 1993-vintage aircraft was previously operated by Zagros Airlines.

Iran Airtours wetleased an Airbus A310-300 (519) aircraft with CF6-80C2A2 engines from Saga Airlines. The 1989-vintage aircraft was previously operated by Ariana Afghan Airlines.

Maldivian leased an Airbus A320 (2347) aircraft with CFM56-5B4/P engines from Iberia. The 2004-vintage aircraft was operated by Iberia since new.

Myanmar Airways agreed to lease an Airbus A320 (0973) aircraft with CFM56-5B4/P engines from ILFC. The 1999-vintage aircraft was previously operated by OLT Express Poland.

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Palau Airways wetleased a Boeing 737-400 (25178) aircraft with CFM56-3C1 engines from AirExplore. The 1991-vintage aircraft was previously operated by Monarch Airlines.

Regourd Aviation acquired an Embraer ERJ-135ER (145188) aircraft with AE3007-A1/3 engines from Parilease. The 1999-vintage aircraft was operated by Regional since new.

Sideral Air Cargo purchased a Boeing 737-400SF (24529) aircraft with CFM56-3C1 from Transpacific Pty. The 1989-vintage aircraft was last operated by Heavylift Air Cargo.

Sriwijaya Air leased a Boeing 737-500 (27330) aircraft with CFM56-3B1 engines from GECAS. The 1994-vintage aircraft was previously operated by United Airlines.

Rossiya Russian Airlines leased an Airbus A319 (1753) aircraft with CFM56-5B5/P engines from CIT Leasing. The 2002-vintage aircraft was previously operated by Air China.

Nova Air Eagle leased a Boeing 737-500 (29122) aircraft with CFM56-3C1 engines from Sibiti 1. The 1998-vintage aircraft was previously operated by Pegasus Airlines.

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