Helvetic Airways sells fleet of 5 Fokker 100 aircraft

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Helvetic Airways announces the sale of the fleet of Fokker 100 aircraft and the entirety of Helvetic’s spare engines, spare parts and tooling to Alliance Aviation Services Limited, of Australia, the world’s largest operator of Fokker aircraft.

Following the negotiations conducted in recent weeks, the conclusion of the sale puts a final end to the phasing-out project of the Fokker fleet of the Swiss company. «With Alliance Airlines we have found the ideal partner to continue the operation of our five former Fokkers. It also shows the excellence of our maintenance», explains Tobias Pogorevc, CEO of Helvetic Airways. The five aircraft will support the current Alliance fleet of 44 Fokker aircraft. Further information on Alliance Aviation Services Limited can be found at www.allianceairlines.com.au.

Helvetic Airways currently operates a standardised fleet of eleven Embraer E190-E1 aircraft. From this autumn onwards, these will be supplemented by the first of twelve new Embraer E190-E2s. In the medium-term future, Helvetic Airways will operate one of Europe’s most advanced regional aircraft fleets.

Helvetic Airways currently operates a fleet of eleven Embraer E190-E1 aircraft. Its new Embraer E190-E2s will be phased in from autumn 2019 onwards. Up to eight Helvetic aircraft are operated on behalf of Swiss International Air Lines under a long-term aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) lease agreement. The further fleet members are deployed on Helvetic’s own scheduled and charter services or under other ACMI lease agreements. The airline, whose workforce currently numbers some 450 employees, also operates an EASA Part 145-certificated maintenance facility at Zurich Airport.

Helvetic Airways has been working closely with Horizon Swiss Flight Academy AG (www.horizon-sfa.ch), which is based in Kloten, Switzerland, since 2008. Both companies are part of the Helvetic Airways Group, which is domiciled in Freienbach, Switzerland.

10 July 2019

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