Access to younger components that will align with commercial operators’ fleet requirements as air traffic restarts is the impetus behind APOC Aviation’s determined acquisition policy. To complement its recent purchases of other A320 family airframes for teardown, the company announced that it has closed a deal with leading lessor Aircastle for a 2008 vintage A319 (MSN 3450) that was returned from lease by Volaris in July.
Access to flexible and immediate funding to take advantage of this prime asset purchase was swiftly secured through private placement. The aircraft is heading immediately for part-out at Marana in Arizona – the location for two earlier APOC teardowns (MSN 1758 and 1790) that are now complete.
It is anticipated that the first serviceable parts, including landing gear but not engines, will be shipped back to APOC’s Rotterdam facility in Q4.