AviaAM Leasing acquires B747-400F on behalf of Magma Aviation

AviaAM Leasing, part of the Avia Solutions Group, has purchased a Boeing 747-400F nose-loader freighter.

The aircraft, which is part of the Magma Aviation fleet, accomplished its first commercial cargo flight on August 4.

Magma Aviation designs and delivers bespoke air cargo transport solutions for routes worldwide. It believes that the new aircraft, which has a capacity of 570 cu m for cargo, will help to attract new clients, open opportunities for new routes and aid long-term expansion plans.

Tom Helyar, general manager at Magma Aviation, commented: “We are very excited to add this new B747-400F to our fleet, bringing the total number of aircraft to four.

“The benefits of a factory-built freighter, is that it offers greater capability for over-length and heavy cargo, overcoming the constraints of a converted side-door only B747. Added to this, the aircraft has a significantly higher payload — 121 tons compared with 105 tons — and a higher performance range.”

Tadas Goberis, chief executive of AviaAM Leasing, said: “The service agreement between AviaAM and Magma Aviation is first of a kind for a freighter of such scale in our fleet. This acquisition is of a great importance for AviaAM further strengthening our position as a reliable and world-class leasing services provider, stepping into cargo aircraft market.”

Helyar added: “This aircraft gives us extra capacity and underlines our ambitious plans for growth. We see it as a bold move for the future for us, for the group and for our strategic partner Air Atlanta Icelandic (AAI).”

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