Air Berlin extends leases with ALC
Operating lessor Air Lease (ALC) has extended the leases of six narrowbody aircraft with German carrier Air Berlin.
The average extension is five years, says ALC and cover four Boeing 737-800s, one Airbus A320-200, and one A321-200.
According to Flightglobal's Ascend online conference, one 737-800s (30286) was built in 2003 and acquired by ALC from Aviation Capital Group with a lease attached to the German carrier. Two 737-800s (37758, 37760) were acquired under a purchase and leaseback deal in 2010. Another 737-800 is due in 2014.
The 2010-vintage A321 (4334) was also acquired under a purchase and leaseback deal.
As part of the deal, Air Berlin also entered into a lease on a new Boeing 737-800 aircraft scheduled for delivery in February 2016.
Air Panama purchased a Boeing 737-300QC (25744) aircraft with CFM56-3C1 engines from Ithmaar Aviation Lease One. The 1992-vintage aircraft was previously operated by Europe Airpost.
Avion Express leased an Airbus A320 (0466) aircraft with CFM56-5A3 engines from Aviation Capital Group. The 1994-vintage aircraft was previously operated by First Nation Airways.
Donavia leased an Airbus A320 (3179) aircraft with CFM56-5B/5P engines. The 2007-vintage aircraft was previously operated by Iberia.
Donghai Airlines leased a Boeing 737-300SF (28657) with CFM56-3C1 engines from BAHC Bermuda (one). The 1997-vintage aircraft was previously operated by China Xinhua Airlines.
Etihad Airways subleased an A330-200 (923) aircraft with CF6-80E1A4B engines from Jet Airways. The 2008-vintage aircraft is on lease from Fleet Ireland Aircraft Lease 2007-A.
HNA Group purchased three Airbus A330-200F (1051, 1062, 1115) aircraft with engines from Aircastle. The aircraft were delivered new to Hong Kong Airlines under 12-year leases between September 2010 and July 2011.
Nasair leased an Airbus A320 (4735) aircraft with CFM56-5B4/3 engines from GECAS. The 2011-vintage aircraft was previously operated by Orbest Espana.
Novus Aviation Capital sold two Boeing 767-300ER (26984, 26991) aircraft with PW4062 engines. The 1992/93-vintage aircraft are on lease to Condor until 2019.
QantasLink agreed to lease a Boeing 717-200 (55178) with BR715A1-30 engines from BCC Equipment Leasing. The 2004-vintage aircraft was previously operated by MexicanaClick.
RAK Airways wetleased an Airbus A319 (3139) aircraft with CFM56-5B6/P engines from BH Air. The 2007-vintage aircraft was previously operated by Myanmar International Airways.
Sky Regional Airlines leased two Embraer 175LR (19000085, 19000096) aircraft with CF34-8E5 engines from Air Canada. The 2005-vintage aircraft were operated by Air Canada since new.