As part of its restructuring plan, Air Mauritius has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with MonoCoque Diversified Interests LLC for the sale of one widebody A330-200 aircraft.
MonoCoque Diversified Interests assigned the title of the aircraft to Aquila Air Capital an aerospace asset finance specialist.
The twinjet was originally delivered new to the carrier in 2009, fitted with General Electric CF6 engines.
“The sale of the A330-200 aircraft is part of the Air Mauritius’ restructuring plan,” stated Indradev Buton, Officer in Charge, Air Mauritius.
“MDI will manage the aircraft for Aquila Air Capital and is excited to add the A330-200 to our managed passenger portfolio. We look forward to seeing the twelve-year-old aircraft back in the sky soon,” adds MDI’s Manager Mary Alice Keyes.
“We are pleased to work with MDI to take over the title of this aircraft and add it to our growing aircraft and engine lease portfolio,” said Al Wood, Aquila Air Capital CEO.
Formerly registered 3B-NBL, the Airbus A330-200 was delivered in Marana, Arizona in November 2021.
The airline was in financial trouble long before the pandemic hit. Last month, Mauritius’ state-controlled Airport Holdings Ltd (AHL) tookover the operations of Air Mauritius owning more than 94% of the shares.