Turkish Airlines distributes 737-800 and A330-300 RFP

Source: Flightglobal.com
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Turkish Airlines has issued a request for proposals for financing for a mix of Boeing 737-800 and Airbus A330-300 aircraft, sources indicate.

According to Flightglobal's Ascend Online database, the carrier has orders for 30 737-800s, with 10 units delivering in 2014 and 20 more due in 2016.

The Turkish carrier also has orders for 17 A330s, with three aircraft delivering this year, another three in 2014, followed by six units in 2015 and five more in 2016.

Separately, Turkish is understood to be preparing an enhanced equipment trust certificate (EETC) aircraft financing. The deal would mark the carrier's first EETC financing.

Last month, the airline closed commercial financing of a new Airbus A321 (MSN 5663) with a French structured lease.

The deal was structured and arranged by Crédit Agricole CIB.

The French bank also acted as global debt and equity arranger, facility agent and security trustee in the transaction.

Standard Chartered Bank and Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ also provided commercial debt for the deal.