21 Sep 2015

ATR 72-201 Large Cargo Door Freighter sold to Hawaii

AELIS Group arranged the sale of ATR 72-201 Large Cargo Door, MSN 227 under an exclusive mandate from the owner. The Freighter had been operated by Solenta Group of South Africa and was purchased by a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. the parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, USA at the end of August. The MSN 227 is one out of twelve Large Cargo Door converted ATR 72 aircraft in the world.

"I would like to thank AELIS Group for another prompt and clear deal. We wish Hawaiian Airlines a happy and prosperous operation with the MSN 227 operations in Hawaii and hope that the aircraft delivers everything she is capable of. She is a unique asset and served us and DHL well over the years we operated her,” stated Mark Hurst, Group Managing Director at Solenta Aviation.

“We wish new owner many years of safe and productive cargo flights with this great aircraft,” concluded AELIS Group co-owner Jean-Philippe Louis.

ATR 72 Large Cargo Door main characteristics:

  • Dimensions: 2.95 m x 1.80 m (116” x 71”)
  • Door sill height: 1.05 m (3.44”)
  • Allows large containers to be loaded
  • Includes an auxiliary crew door 0.60 m x 1.22 m (24” x 48”)

Accommodation of standard ULDs (such as LD3 containers or 88” x 108” pallets) provides a powerful competitive advantage to cargo regional and feeder operators. The large cargo door conversion enables it for both the ATR 42 and ATR 72