Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) has entered into an agreement with BeauTech Power Systems, LLC (BeauTech) for the purchase of 25 Embraer E190 aircraft which BeauTech has arranged to purchase from Air Canada. The 25 aircraft have short lease back periods with Air Canada over the forthcoming 18 months. This transaction, which is expected to close by the end of August 2018, serves to further establish NAC’s position as one of the largest lessors in the regional jet and turboprop sector. With the downstream acquisition of certain of the aircraft following their lease return, this deal also strengthens BeauTech’s position as a premier regional jet engine lessor, with one of the largest portfolios of CF34 lease engines in the global market.

“We are investing heavily in growing the business through strategic acquisitions such as this one with Air Canada. NAC’s investment in this attractive portfolio of assets underlines our confidence in the long-term growth prospects of the regional jet market. This market is a burgeoning one, and we are delighted to have partnered with BeauTech in this joint venture” said Martin Moller, Chairman, NAC.

“BeauTech is pleased to partner with NAC on this acquisition. By applying the synergies between our two companies we are able to optimize the disposition of these assets and provide continued support to both the aftermarket and the secondary in-service lease markets” said Lee Beaumont, CEO, BeauTech.