24 Fokker aircraft transactions in 2018

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw March 27, 2019 16:00

24 Fokker aircraft transactions in 2018

GKN Fokker Services announces that 24 Fokker aircraft were placed in 2018. Currently, approximately 400 Fokker aircraft are operational worldwide.

In Europe, Swedish operator Amapola added six Fokker 50s to its fleet. It now has 22 Fokker 50s comprising both passenger aircraft as well as freighters. Amapola thus consolidates its position as the largest Fokker 50 operator. Dutch company ATS purchased a couple of Fokker 70s which will become operational in 2019, while it sold one to Cypriot operator TUS Aviation. Avanti Air, based in Germany, added a third Fokker 100 to its fleet to cater for increasing demand for wet leases.

In the Philippines, Leading Edge Air Services Corp. (LEASCOR) purchased four Fokker 50s increasing its Fokker 50 fleet size to six. Also, an undisclosed operator purchased one Fokker 100.

In Latin America, Gran Colombia de Aviación (GCA) purchased five Fokker 50s from Avior Regional. Air Panamá purchased one Fokker 100 to make a total fleet of five Fokker 100s. One undisclosed start-up operator also purchased a Fokker 70 which should become operational during 2019.

In Kenya, both Rudufu and Silverstone added one Fokker 50 to their respective fleets.

“The 24 aircraft placements, predominantly straight sales, demonstrate the continued economic viability of the Fokker aircraft. Low operating costs, aircraft longevity, operational versatility and comprehensive support have been instrumental in all of the deals in 2018” says Fokker Services’ Director Business Development Erik Geertsema.

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw March 27, 2019 16:00