Monday, 12 December 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 12 December

EI-DCL Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair 
Irish Aircraft leasing firm up for sale, could be worth $7bn

Dublin-based AWAS has been put up for sale by its private equity owner in an auction that could value the aircraft lessor at $7 billion, including debt, and draw bids from Chinese lessors and other Asian investors, sources said. AWAS offers a portfolio of about 200 aircraft and a leasing platform through which it caters to about 90 customers such as Singapore Airlines and Qantas Airways.

Milestone Aviation Names Daniel Rosenthal President and CEO

Milestone Aviation Group Limited announced that President Daniel Rosenthal has been named President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2017. Richard Santulli, GE Officer and Milestone Chairman, will leave GE but continue to serve Milestone in an advisory capacity. Rosenthal, 41, has spent most of his career in leadership positions at some of the most innovative organizations in the aviation industry. In 2009, he co-founded Milestone, the first global helicopter leasing company. He previously spent four years at NetJets, where he held various leadership roles.

Terra Firma seeks to sell aircraft leasing company AWAS worth $7 bn

European private equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners Ltd has aircraft leasing company Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services (AWAS) put on sale through an auction that may attract bids worth $7 billion, Reuters reported, citing unnamed sources. Terra Firma is working with Goldman Sachs to conduct the auction and potential bidders have already been contacted, the report said.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 12 December

Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300
The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended.

Chris Witt/Skyliner :
Dublin Movements Blog:
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists :

EI-EFR Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37541 Ryanair Ferried London Stansted-Glasgow Prestwick 25/11/16 for hand-back to SMBC Aviation Capital for Jeju Air.

EI-FMV Airbus A319-111 c/n 2332 Volotea Airlines Ferried Shannon-Ljubljana 03/12/16 ex 9H-AEL.

F-WTDW Airbus A321-211 c/n 827 AerCap Ferried Shannon-Montpelier 02/12/16 still Air Mediterranee colours.

HA-KAD Boeing 737-4Y0(F) c/n  24917 ASL Airlines Hungary registered at Shannon 02/12/16 ex N284AL.

VQ-BJC Boeing 737-8K5 c/n 27992 Rossiya Ferried Orenburg-Shannon 03/12/16 in Orenair colours returned to Castlelake for Alba Star.

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