ATR Asset Management sells seven ATR 72s
ATR Asset Management continued to scale down its portfolio in 2013, selling more ATR 72 turboprops.
The airframer’s asset management arm transferred titles on seven ATR 72s last year, confirms ATR senior vice-president commercial Jacque Desbarats.
This compares with 11 transactions in 2012, 19 deals in 2011 and 29 in 2010.
Last year, all but one aircraft were sold in cash sale transactions, he adds.
Two units (MSNs 352, 365) were sold to Nigeria’s Overland Airways, and another two (519, 523) to Brazil’s MAP.
Two Islas Airways ATR 72-500s were also sold during the year, one (477) for part-out to Aviation Inventory Resources and another one (452) to Helitt.
The remaining aircraft (570) was sold at the end of its lease period to Uruguay’s BQB.
An unnamed US lessor acquired two Bombardier Q300 (503, 525) aircraft with PW123B engines from InterSky through a purchase and leaseback agreement arranged by Altair. The 1998-vintage aircraft were operated by InterSky since 2006 and 2008.
Ethiopian Airlines transferred a Bombardier Q400 (4419) aircraft with PW150A engines to Malawian. The 2012-vintagage aircraft was operated by Ethiopian since new.
Rostock Airways wetleased an ATR 72-200 (246) aircraft with PW124B engines from Avanti Air. The 1991-vintage aircraft was previously operated by Intersky.