Ex CoEx ATR72s Bought For EAE
Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2001 10:28 pm
About a year ago, a small German leasing company (SSAL) bought two Continental Express ATR72-212 (N69901 and N69902) that were acquired for a lease to German airline European Air Express (ATR42-300 operator) for use from its MGL-base (1.200 runway). The aircraft were re-painted at Southend and later delivered with D-regs (D-ACCC and D-ADDD) in full EAE c/s to Cologne, but were immediately placed into storage there. The a/c never went into EAE service and one (D-ACCC) finally ended up with German ad hoc charter company Skyteam in late summer 2001 (possibly the 2nd a/c is now also with Skyteam). I'd be interested to know why the ATR72s never entered service with EAE. I doubt that it had something to do with finance as the leasing company that owns the aircraft is actually owned by the wife of one of EAE's owners.