Aventure Aviation has acquired for teardown a Boeing 757-200 airframe (MSN 27208) from Aerolease. The airframe will be dismantled in Goodyear, Arizona by Aersale. All harvested parts will be inspected on-site, and shipped to Aventure's main facilities in Peachtree City, Georgia, USA, located near Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
The ‘all’ business class equipped aircraft, last operated by La Compagnie, was removed from service at the end of 2019 and was being maintained as a flyer. With the engines recently leased out, the airfame will come equipped with landing gear with 4 years of green time, winglets, APU and RB211 AD-compliant nacelles.
"The continued grounding of the Boeing 737Max has forced airlines to further lean on their Boeing 757s. This has pushed the planned retirements of these 757s for at least a couple more years. As a result, we are seeing strong demand of aircraft parts from both airlines and freight carriers to support their operations." said Aventure Vice President, Talha Faruqi.
"This is our second transaction with our new Joint Venture partners, " Mr. Faruqi added. “Since the JV was established back in October 2019, Aventure has been able to provide its partners with compelling returns in a competitive market. This has allowed us expand our end-of-life portfolio with 6 airframes in the last 5 months. With only 15% of the available capital being utilized, we anticipate further acquisitions in 2020.
Once refurbished, the harvested parts will soon be available to end users on an exchange as well as outright basis. Aventure is also presently considering the acquisition of several other Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier aircraft, focusing on end-of-life aircraft for dismantling purposes.