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Ex CoEx ATR72s Bought For EAE

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.
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RE: Ex CoEx ATR72s Bought For EAE

Mon Dec 24, 2001 11:05 pm

How may ATR72s did CoEx have? Do they have any left?
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RE: Ex CoEx ATR72s Bought For EAE

Tue Dec 25, 2001 8:23 am

I'm not sure how many ATR-72s were in the fleet, all I know is that none remain. The remaining ATR-42-320s (about 30) are being retired. Continental Express will no longer operate turboprop aircraft after the first quarter of 2003.

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