One of Latin America’s largest airline groupings, AviancaTaca, has given BAE Systems an exclusive mandate to remarket used Fokker 100 jetliners.
The Fokker 100s, built between 1992 and 1994, will be released on a planned and gradual basis for remarketing from now through to June 2012, BAE Systems said in a statement.
BAE Systems has dealt with Avianca before, having successfully remarketed eight Boeing MD83 jet airliners on the group’s behalf.
The Fokker 100 is a 100-seat passenger airliner, built by Fokker in the Netherlands between 1988 and 1996 during which time 277 aircraft were delivered to customers. Most of the aircraft built were powered by twin Rolls-Royce Tay 650-15 engines, which is the engine type fitted to AviancaTaca’s aircraft. At present there are 170 Fokker 100s in service with 33 different operators.
Hamish Davidson, Executive Vice President Business Development for BAE Systems Asset Management said today: “We are excited to once again work with Avianca, with whom we have developed a close business relationship through our remarketing of their MD83 fleet. This is one of the most significant mandates we have been awarded and reflects our strong capability to deliver the required marketing campaign.”
In addition to these Fokker 100s, BAE Systems’ Asset Management team has current mandates to remarket a further 24 aircraft on behalf of various owners worldwide.