Fourteen ex-Alitalia Embraer ERJ-145s being sold as part of the Italian carrier's administration process are to be operated by Ukrainian carrier Dniproavia.

ATI sister publication Commercial Aviation Online understands that the Ukrainian airline is to use the ERJs newly-sold to a company identified as Brassbox.

Dniproavia's mainline fleet comprises 11 ex-Flybe ERJ-145s as well as six Boeing 737s and one 767-300ER.

Last month Alitalia's administrator issued a new tender after revealing that it had received a €24.5 million ($37 million) offer for the 14 ERJs. CAO understands that no improved offer was submitted.

Appraisal specialist IBA, in June 2009, valued the batch of aircraft at just under $45 million.

Six were built in 2000, two in 2001, three in 2002 and the remaining three in 2003. One aircraft had been stored at Rome, two in Lille and the rest at Clermont-Ferrand.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news