31 Mar 2016

ZIMEX Aviation purchased the ATR72 MSN411 in a deal arranged by AELIS Group

AELIS Group delivered its third plane in March. An ex-EUROLOT ATR 72-202, MSN 411, YOM 1994 found a new home in Switzerland. This EASA, one operator since new, pax aircraft has been fully cargo converted and it´s now ready to serve its brand new ATR cargo operator ZIMEX Aviation



“We are now officially a proud member of the ATR family. What a milestone and enlargement of our existing fleet consisting of 5 Pilatus Porter, 12 Twin Otter, 1 Beech 1900D, and now 2 ATR72F. We are looking forward to all new horizons opening for us with this bird, and we are excited to enter the express cargo market by providing a unique solution focused on quality of service and customer dedication after having successfully operated in the utility aviation segment for the past 47 years! Thank you to the whole AELIS and ZIMEX team for good collaboration and successful integration of the MSN411 into our fleet,” stated Daniele Cereghetti, CFO & Deputy CEO of ZIMEX Aviation.

"I would like to congratulate ZIMEX Aviation for this excellent choice and thank their team for the quality relationship. We wish this aircraft to be an outstanding business development tool for ZIMEX. Special thanks to the AELIS team for their hard work and for delivering their 3rd aircraft in a month, and also for handling the full freighter conversion at the same time," concluded Philippe Lienard, CEO of AELIS Group.


About ZIMEX Aviation:

ZIMEX Aviation is a Swiss-headquartered niche air operator mainly serving the oil&gas, humanitarian industries, and now the express cargo industry. All heavy maintenance activity on its utility fleet is performed in house at Altenrhein Airport, Switzerland, the location from where ZIMEX also serves as MRO (Maintenance Repair Organization) for third party aircraft as the only FESC (Factory Ensorsed Service Center) on Twin Otter aircraft in Europe. Established in 1969, the Company boasts a 47-year track record of exceptional service performance and the highest level of reliable, cost effective services in its various markets. At present, ZIMEX operates a fleet of 20 aircraft: 5 Pilatus Porter, 12 Twin Otter, 1 Beech 1900D, and now 2 ATR72F.