Posted on: 22 April 2014 by Mark Howells
Adria Airways, Falko Regional Aircraft and Bombardier Aerospace have announced that Falko has added a Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen aircraft to its portfolio and that the aircraft has been leased to Adria.
This acquisition by Falko resulted from a sale and leaseback agreement with Adria and follows an earlier purchase agreement between Bombardier and Adria for two CRJ900 NextGens. Falko and Adria have agreed to finance the second CRJ900 NextGen aircraft under a similar sale and leaseback arrangement.
The addition of the first CRJ900 NextGen aircraft to Falko’s portfolio follows the company's acquisition of a CRJ900 aircraft a few months ago.
“Our Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets are providing excellent cost efficiency, network flexibility and have been very well received by our passengers,” remarked Mark Anzur, chief executive officer, Adria Airways. “We are very pleased that we have been able to organise the addition of two more CRJ900 NextGen aircraft from Bombardier via sale and leaseback agreements with Falko.”
“The addition of the CRJ900 and CRJ900 NextGen aircraft is the latest in a series of acquisitions since Falko’s creation in 2011 and represents a further step in the development of the business as the world’s leading independent lessor of regional jets,” declared Mark Hughes, executive vice-president–corporate finance, Falko Regional Aircraft. “The purchase is a key development for Falko, being the first new aircraft with delivery taken directly from the manufacturer and further strengthens Falko’s commitment to pursuing targeted regional sector investments. Falko is now in a period of growth and expansion with a strong pipeline of acquisitions.”