Used turboprop aircraft transactions: 23-30 September 2013

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Airstream arranges five Caribbean Airlines Q300s sale

Airstream International Group has arranged the sale of five Bombardier Q300 aircraft on behalf of Trinidad and Tobago's Caribbean Airlines.

The aircraft were acquired by a US-based investor.

Two aircraft were built in 1997, one in 1998, another in 1999 while the remaining aircraft was manufactured in 2001, according to Flightglobal’s Ascend Online database.

One aircraft (MSN 487) was originally sold to Caribbean Airlines by Austrian Airlines in a transaction arranged by Airstream in 2002.

The other MSNs are 489, 499,538 and 557, Ascend shows.

Air Panama purchased a Fokker 50 (20163) aircraft with PW125B engines from Nordic Aviation Capital. The 1989-vintage aircraft was previously operated by Air Baltic.

CSA Czech Airlines wetleased an ATR 72-500 (727) aircraft with PW127F engines from Kaliste Prop. The 2006-vintage aircraft was previously operated by Air Corsica.

Dobson International Parts purchased three Bombardier 8-100s (146, 353, 357) aircraft with PW121 engines from Island Air. MSN 146 is a 1989-vintage aircraft that was operated by Island Air since 2004. MSNs 353 and 357 are 1993-vintage aircraft operated by Island Air since 1998.