29 Sep 2014

During the summer AELIS GROUP arranged the sale of ATR72-200, ATR72-500 and a lease transaction for ATR42-500

AELIS Group enjoyed further business growth for ATR sales and lease transactions during the 2014 summer season. AELIS Group as an aviation services provide coordinated the process entirely from marketing, investment proposal, deal closing to actual delivery of the 3 ATRs.

ATR72-200 msn 328
AELIS Group arranged the sale of the ATR72-200 msn 328 to Astra Airlines from Greece in July 2014. This is the first ATR operated by Astra Airlines, who are a new comer to the ATR operator family. The aircraft has been fully operational since being in its new owner´s hands and its performance has surpassed expectations. This demonstrates in general the reliability of the ATR72, always carefully maintained by Eurolot. The last ATR for sale from the Eurolot fleet is the ATR72-200 msn 411.

ATR42-500 msn 506
AELIS Group is furthermore pleased to announce the second success in its new business field of Aircraft Investment Solution. The asset of this transaction is the ATR42-500 msn 506. The aircraft has been delivered on a 60 month lease to TOTAL LINHAS AÉREAS in Brazil where it will be operated out of Manaus (capital city in northern Brazil).

ATR72-500 msn 699
The third transaction from summer 2014 is the sale of the ATR72-500 msn 699. AELIS Group arranged the sale of the aircraft to an Irish lessor for further operations in India. AELIS Group has been exclusively mandated by BNP Paribas for marketing services. The airliner was delivered on 11th September 2014 to Air Pegasus of India, in a lease arranged by AELIS Group.

“This summer has literally been phenomenal for our company. As far as our regional activities are concerned, pre-owned ATRs have turned out to be a significant part of our business and we have actually become a leader in trading them. The goal for the next couple months is to focus on our innovative concept called Aircraft Investment Solution, which means linking the investment in a good quality real asset, 100% controlled by the investor,“ stated Philippe Lienard, AELIS Group CEO.

ATR turboprop aircrafts are recognized as the most eco-friendly regional airplanes and on short-haul routes are the world benchmark in terms of efficiency, reliability and economics. Today more than 180 operators fly ATRs in over 90 countries worldwide.

Since 1st January 2014 AELIS Group has arranged 15 successful transactions.