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Avation acquires Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft

The aircraft leasing firm said the acquisition was expected to complete in the second quarter of 2019

Boeing 737-800 NG
The plane will be the second Boeing aircraft in Avation’s portfolio

Avation PLC (LON:AVAP) has acquired a Boeing 737-800 Next Generation (NG) aircraft on the secondary market.

The aircraft leasing firm said the acquisition was expected to complete in the second quarter of 2019.

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The plane, which is eight years old and the second Boeing aircraft in Avation’s portfolio, is currently on an operating lease with Indonesian airline Garuda until mid-2022.

Jeff Chatfield, executive chairman of Avation, said the 737-800, “one of the most successful and popular aircraft types ever made”, had “good residual value”.

In early trading on Thursday, Avation shares were up 0.2% at 283p.

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