US aircraft lessor Azorra is buying 11 more Embraer E-Jets from Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), which has been selling parts of its regional aircraft portfolio.
Azorra says in a statement it has signed a purchase agreement with NAC for 11 E-Jets leased to four airlines: AeroMexico, AirEuropa, Kenya Airways and PGA Portugal Airlines
These 11 aircraft are in addition to 29 E-Jets and eight turboprops – a mix of ATRs and De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Dash 8 400s – Azorra announced earlier in June it was buying from NAC, it says,
This latest acquisition diversifies Azorra’s portfolio, weighted to the Embraer E-195s, with healthy near-term demand and long-term potential for freighter conversions, Azorra CEO, John Evans, says in the statement.
Azorra says it owns and manages 71 aircraft on lease to 19 airlines across countries and has commitments to purchase 49 additional aircraft including 42 Airbus A220s and Embraer E2 aircraft.
NAC is the world’s largest regional aircraft lessor, with nearly 500 aircraft, but it emerged from bankruptcy earlier this year under new ownership and management that has been working to improve the company’s balance sheet and reduce debt by selling some aircraft assets.
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