SAO PAULO, August 26, 2013 – GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE, announced it delivered an eighth new ATR72-600 to Brazil’s Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S/A. This leased aircraft came from GECAS’ existing order book with ATR.
Three of the new ATRs leased to Azul came from GECAS’ order book. Five of the ATRs came from Azul’s order book with the manufacturer and were part of a purchase-and-leaseback transaction with GECAS.
Azul operates a fleet of some 118 aircraft to more than 103 destinations.
About GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS)
GECAS, the U.S. and Irish commercial aircraft financing and leasing business of GE, has a fleet of over 1,660 owned and serviced aircraft with over 230 airlines. GECAS offers a wide range of aircraft types and financing options, including operating leases and secured debt financing, and also provides productivity solutions including spare engine leasing, airport and airline consulting services, and spare parts financing and management. GECAS, a unit of GE Capital, has offices in 24 cities around the world, and services customers in over 75 countries. (www.GECAS.com)
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