Posted on: 08 October 2015 by Mark Howells
Falko Regional Aircraft has received a mandate from Air Tahiti to remarket six ATR 72-500s as part of the airline’s fleet renewal programme.
Each of the aircraft has been operated since new by the airline and will make way for the ATR 72-600s that the airline has on order. The aircraft, with MSNs 719, 731, 751, 806, 829 and 862, will be available from the fourth quarter of 2015. Air Tahiti has already taken delivery of two ATR 42-600 and one ATR 72-600.
“Falko has an excellent track record of remarketing a wide variety of aircraft types with an extensive history in the regional aircraft market,” remarked Will van Zeventer, the company’s SVP portfolio development. “Our experience, expertise and market knowledge means that we are ideally positioned to help Air Tahiti facilitate the removal of the ATR 72-500 aircraft from its fleet.”
Francis Pierre, technical director of Air Tahiti, added, "We have chosen to work with Falko on this project, as we feel that by combining our resources, and experience in this market segment we can achieve successful placements of these aircraft on the best possible commercial terms."