Aircraft trading, leasing and specialist MRO organisation Vallair has added a further Airbus A321 aircraft (MSN1017) to its portfolio under lease.
The aircraft was purchased from Plane Business and it forms part of Vallair’s recent purchase of six A320 family aircraft, all of which will be attributed to short-term lease agreements.
These aircraft will ultimately serve as ongoing feedstock for the company’s launch of the A321-200 passenger-to-freighter (P2F) cargo conversion programme.
A full maintenance ‘C’ check will be carried out in Thailand prior to arrival at Vallair’s MRO facility in Montpellier, France, before hand-over to the new lessee airline.
Vallair head of cargo conversions business unit, Peter Koster said the company is “intensifying” the build-up of its portfolio of leased assets, with a bias to more mature aircraft.
He added: “From a single aircraft in 2017, our fleet has now grown to sixteen. We’re meeting operators’ diverse needs by taking end-of-service aircraft and extending the life of these assets via the creation of cost-effective and flexible lease options.
“After cargo conversion these aircraft will form the cornerstone of Vallair’s growth strategy as we seek to meet the increasing demand of operators worldwide.”