Monaco-based Stratos has arranged the sale of two Airbus A330-200 aircraft for Etihad Airways in the past two weeks, continuing a deal flow involving ten wide-bodies to different buyers and lessees over the past 12 months. The engines from the aircraft, MSNs 825 and 831, were sold to a large international operator while the airframes were sold in a separate transaction to AerFin.
Jamie Carter, Commercial Director Stratos stated: “The placement of these aircraft has been challenging but we are delighted to have assisted Etihad in finding an optimal solution for the aircraft. This sale confirms not only our ability to find aircraft solutions for small and large airline clients alike, but also our ability to place wide-body and narrow-body aircraft in all types of markets.”
Founded in 2013, Stratos is a top-ten aircraft asset manager and leading independent aircraft investment specialist providing acquisition, re-marketing, servicing, advisory and capital raising services to airlines, lenders and investors in large commercial aircraft. Stratos acquired Magi Aviation Capital in March 2023 and holds a UK FCA issued fund license as well as a servicer ranking from rating agency S&P. To date, including Magi-related transactions, the company has placed and sourced US$7 billion of new and used aircraft and raised or traded US$4.2 billion of aircraft-backed debt and manages a fleet worth over US$3 billion. (£1.00 = US$1.27 at time of publication).