Posted on: 08 November 2014 by Mark Howells
South African regional carrier Airlink has announced that it is to phase out its remaining seven BAE Systems Jetstream 41s and has appointed Cockley Brake – formed in 2012 by former BAE Systems asset management specialist Steve Doughty – to remarket the aircraft.
Rodger Foster, CEO of South African Airlink, noted that the carrier “now needs to focus on simplification of its fleet by way of rationalisation of types and to this end emphasis will be on increasing its fleet of larger jet aircraft to cope with growing demand and greater distances.
“The J41 has served this company well and we have continued to invest in the fleet,” Foster continued. “This, together with the opportunity to acquire a fleet of seven aircraft to a common specification with a full package of engine, propeller and airframe spares, a flight simulator, and pilot and engineer conversion training makes this an attractive package for both existing J41 operators and airlines looking to move up from 19-seat aircraft.”