Avation PLC (LSE: AVAP), the commercial passenger aircraft leasing company, advises in relation to the three new ATR 72-600 aircraft delivered to Mandarin Airlines, a subsidiary of Taiwan's flag carrier China Airlines, that Mandarin has announced today that it anticipates entry into commercial service of these aircraft to be during February 2018. The full text of the Mandarin Airlines press release is included in this announcement.

Avation PLC Executive Chairman, Jeff Chatfield said: "We congratulate Mandarin on its rapid entry into service program. Avation has provided pilot type rating instructors and examiners and certain training credits to support Mandarin entry into service of the ATR type. Avation is willing and able to provide entry into service support to new airline customers."