Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4195 posts, RR: 33 Posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2566 times:
Anyone able to tell me which carriers in Latin- and South-America are currently interested in purchasing/leasing regional equipment? At least VASP and Aeromexico are in the market. but what about the second- and third-tier carriers? Anything from them? Is LAN Chile in the market? What about AeroContinente? At one stage they were interested in replacing their B732 and 721 with modern, large RJs.
Matt777 From Cayman Islands, joined Oct 2001, 503 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2500 times:
No news of any RJs. But today Southern Winds announced today that they are on negociations for the third 763ER lease, two 732 from Varig and two more 733 on negociations.
It appeared today in a local newspaper http://www.infobae.com
Regards form Argentina,
LatinAviation From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1279 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2449 times:
Unless their local economies improve, I doubt you'll see much investment in brand-new aircraft. There is a small Colombia regional called Estellar that plans to acquire some Brasilia's, but I doubt anyone, save Aeromar from Mexico, is shopping on a grand scale for new equipment.
If your query is for more business prospects, I recommend looking up "AvNews Latin America & Caribbean" as they cover aircraft movements in the region pretty comprehensively.
VRG772 From Brazil, joined Oct 2003, 124 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2317 times:
VASP is now completing 70 years of operations (in very bad shape), and its president, Wagner Canhedo said that VASP is going to change its fleet, which is quite old. VASP's financial situation got a bit better, but nothing very good that may possibility the airline to purchase/lease aircrafts. About what Canhedo said, he was probably talking about regional jets, as VASP has only domestic routes and still have no plans to go back to int'l routes...
Flying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4195 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 2111 times:
Ricardo, can you confirm the AeroMar leasing order? Haven´t heard anything about this, neither from GECAS nor from Embraer. Anyway, if it is a leasing order it would definately come from GECAS as they are the only lessor for this type.