Johannesburg-based Intensive Air has acquired its third 75-seat Fokker F28 Mk4000 from Scandinavian Airlines in a deal arranged by Aircraft Leasing and Management (ALM). Meanwhile ALM is remarketing a 23 year old, ex-United Airlines (msn 21353) Boeing 747-200. The Pratt & Whitney JT8D-powered aircraft is due to be returned off lease by United in April. Air Seychelles has concluded a lease deal with International Lease Finance (ILFC) for a single Boeing 737-300. Pegasus Aviation has leased a Boeing 727-200Adv to Miami-based Falcon Air Express. Thai regional start-up Air Andaman, which is due to start operations on 4 December with a British Aerospace J31, has bought a second aircraft from Osprey Aviation of Southampton, UK. The first aircraft, bought from Sweden's Flying Enterprise, will be used on domestic services to tourist destinations in Thailand from the holiday island of Phuket. Asiana will acquire a third Pratt & Whitney PW4090-powered Boeing 777-200ER on ten year lease from ILFC in April 2002. Canada's Skyservice Airlines has completed a lease deal with Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (SALE) for one International AeroEngines V2500-A5 Airbus A320 for delivery in March. The A320 will be operated by the airline's new low cost arm RootsAir which will serve Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver and Winnipeg. TAP Air Portugal is acquiring an Airbus A310-300 on lease from ILFC. The Indonesian airworthiness authority DGAC-Indonesia has validated the Dutch type certificate of the Fokker 50, clearing the way for operations by Jakarta-based charter airline Indonesia Air Transport, which has two Fokker 50s. Volare will receive a CFM International CFM56-powered Airbus A321 on lease from SALE next November. Air France is adding an additional Airbus A321-200 to its existing fleet on lease from ILFC.

Source: Flight International