Air Stream Completes 2 Regional Turboprop Transactions 

Photo credit: Airstream © Jan Jurecka

LONDON – Aircraft remarketing specialist Air Stream completed a transaction – an ATR on behalf of Hawaiian Airlines to a client based in Switzerland. The latest aircraft being sold was a modified ATR72-201 Freighter aircraft with the serial number 389.

This transaction is a milestone for Airstream, as this is the third airframe out of the seven ATRs from Hawaiian Airlines’ regional subsidiary, Ohana Airline, to have been delivered. The aircraft was delivered to Zimex Aviation in Switzerland. 

About Zimex Aviation

Zimex Aviation is also an aircraft leasing company based in Glattbrug, Switzerland. Zimex Aviation has its own niche, it leases aircraft to oil and gas, mining companies and humanitarian organisations.

Despite being headquartered and registered in Switzerland, it has operations in Africa, with its sub-bases at Krim Belackem Airport, an airport that caters to Hassi Messaoud, a city located in the east of Algeria.

Zimex Aviation currently operates a total of over 25 aircraft, which primarily consists of  ATRs, Pilatus Porter and Twin Otter. Moreover, the Swiss-based company also manages over 45 aircraft across Europe, Asia and Africa. Zimex was founded by Hugo Kopp in 1969. 

Dash DHC

Air Stream on the 10th of June completed a transaction of a DHC-8-311 for Jetlite Air limited to Binder Capital Cooperation. The transacted aircraft bore serial number 406, and it will soon be operated by Central Mountain Air in Canada, owned by Binder Capital Cooperation.

The newly registered aircraft will now have a Canadian registration: C-GBCH. The previous registration was registered in Kenya with Skyward Express with the registration of 5Y-BWG. 

About Jetlite Air Limited 

Jetlite Air Limited is a Kenyan-based regional airline with a fleet of DHC regional turboprops. Previously before 2019, the airline was called Silverstone Air Service, but went bankrupt.

Jetline operated out of Nairobi’s secondary airport, Wilson Airport, and flew to smaller cities scattered throughout the country, such as Mombasa, Lamu, Kisumu, Eldoret, Malindi, Lodwar, Ukanda. 

About Central Mountain Air

Central Mountain Air (SMA) was founded in 1987. The airline offers scheduled, charter interline and cargo services throughout the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. The airline operates primarily small and large commuter regional turboprops like the Dornier 328s, the Beechcraft 1900Ds and De Havilland Dash 8 aircraft.

As of the time of writing, CMA operates to 12 destinations throughout the two Canadian provinces. 

About Air Stream 

Air Stream is an aircraft transaction company based in the UK, and they are experts in regional aircraft. They have transacted numerous aircraft globally, but are specialists in regional passenger aircraft like the ATRs, Q400s and Dorniers.

Since its creation 3 decades ago, the company has proudly transacted more than 646 aircraft worldwide. 

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