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Luxembourg, February 28th, 2018: Vallair, the aircraft trading, leasing and specialist MRO organisation, has completed the delivery of a Boeing 737-400F (MSN 26299) to ASL Aviation Holdings (Ireland). The aircraft recently went through a freighter conversion followed by a “C” Check with Integration Maintenance performed in the USA. The lease term is for 48 months with a 24-month extension option. 

Gregoire Lebigot, President & CEO - Vallair, stated “This is the first aircraft Vallair is leasing to ASL. We are pleased to have delivered this freshly converted Boeing B737-400 aircraft to ASL, with whom we have a historical relationship on the MRO side.
We recently announced that we are the launch customer of the Airbus 321-200 P2F cargo program and this new transaction is clearly indicative of the potential we see in the P2F conversions market in which we are committed to becoming a global leader.”

ASL’s CEO Leasing, David Andrew, said “ASL is now the largest operator of B737-400 freighters in Europe and we are continuing to add to our fleet to best-serve our customers. The Vallair B737-400F is a welcome addition to ASL’s fleet and we look forward to a close and mutually beneficial relationship in the years ahead.”
 
Vallair is a fast-growing aviation company headquartered in Luxembourg with facilities in Chateauroux and Montpellier in France. It provides integrated support for mature aircraft, engines and major components. Six complementary business units are founded upon engineering excellence: trading & leasing, aircraft teardown, aircraft MRO, engines, aero-structures & painting, and cargo conversions. These offer aircraft operators and owners worldwide cost-effective solutions to extend the life of their assets, or dispose of them in an economically beneficial and environmentally acceptable way. Vallair is a leading player in the trading and leasing of A320 family, ATR and B737 aircraft. To learn more www.vallair.aero
ASL Aviation Holdings is a global industry leader in aviation services provision. ASL Group companies provide cargo and passenger airline operations serving 6 continents as well as aircraft leasing and maintenance services.  ASL has 7 Air Operator Certificates and operates under its own brands and for major airline clients in Europe, Africa and Asia. The ASL fleet ranges from the ATR turbo prop to the Boeing 747ERF, with payloads from 4 to 117 tonnes and passenger capacity from 48 to 189 seats. ASL has a fleet of more than 140 aircraft and has a staff more than 2,700 staff of 51 nationalities.

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Singapore, 7 February 2018 – Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW), the joint venture between ST Aerospace and Airbus, announced today that it has secured a launch contract from Vallair Solutions Sàrl (Vallair) for its A321 passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversion solution. The Germany-based aerospace company will convert 10 A321-200 passenger aircraft to a 14-pallet cargo configuration for Vallair. The first aircraft will be inducted in the last quarter of 2018, scheduled for redelivery by end of 2019.

Gregoire Lebigot, President and CEO of Vallair, commented, “My personal history with the A321 goes way back to the start of my career with Air France when it first introduced this aircraft in its fleet. At Vallair, through years of trading and supporting the A320 family, we have built a solid technical competence on this aircraft type. Today, we see a huge potential in the A321 P2F, not only as a replacement of the B757F, but as a key tool for the cargo industry to achieve the projected growth rate of the air freight market in general – in particular driven by express services and e-commerce. The A321 P2F will be the first aircraft to introduce a containerized lower deck to the market segment of narrow body freighters: a significant game changer for any hub and spoke operation. "

Christopher Buckley, Airbus Executive Vice President, Europe, Africa and Pacific said: “We are delighted to see the A320/A321 P2F project – the only A320 Family freighter conversion programme co-developed with Airbus – move up a gear with this important order from Vallair. This milestone affirms our view, coupled with the positive feedback from the market, that the A321P2F is the only viable successor to the 757 freighter over the coming years.”

Dr Andreas Sperl, CEO of EFW said, “We are pleased to have Vallair as our launch customer for our A321P2F solution, which we believe will play a lead role in the narrow body freighter segment. Together with our parent company, ST Aerospace and its global network of maintenance facilities, we are confident we will achieve the high standards of service we have demonstrated over the years on all of our other conversion programs, and deliver to Vallair its A321P2F aircraft, on time and budget, to their full satisfaction.”

Mr Lim Serh Ghee, President of ST Aerospace said, “As the e-commerce and express market continue to grow, our investments in new freighter conversion programs will allow us to seize the opportunities created by the uptick in freighter demand.  While offering a strong proposition with its unique container position in the lower deck, the A321P2F will also complement our other freighter solutions such as the mid-sized A330P2F program, to provide customers with a range of options to select from in support of their diverse operational needs.”
The A321 & A320 P2F conversion programs, launched in 2015, are the result of a collaboration between ST Aerospace, Airbus and EFW. ST Aerospace is responsible for the engineering development phase, up to the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Airbus contributes to the program with Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) data and certification support, while EFW leads the overall program and marketing & sales.

The A321P2F conversion program is the first in its size category to offer containerized loading in both the main deck (up to 14 container positions) and lower deck (up to 10 container positions). With a generous payload-range capability that can carry up to 27.9 metric tons over 2,300 nautical miles, the A321P2F is the ideal narrow-body freighter aircraft for express domestic and regional operations.
Other P2F solutions that ST Aerospace and EFW have in their family of Airbus freighters include the A330 which has two variants – the A330-200P2F and the larger A330-300P2F. EFW redelivered the first A330-300 freighter in December 2017 following the successful completion of test flights in October and awarding of the Supplemental Type Certificate by the European Aviation Safety Agency in November.
 
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EFW (Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH) is a 55:45 joint venture of ST Aerospace and Airbus, based in Dresden, Germany.  EFW combines various aviation and technology activities under one roof, including passenger-to-freighter aircraft conversions, maintenance and repair of Airbus aircraft, and the development and manufacturing of flat fibre-reinforced composite components for structures and interiors of the entire Airbus family of aircraft. Apart from being the exclusive supplier for composite flat panels to Airbus for all Airbus aircraft, EFW serves as ST Aerospace’s centre for passenger-to-freighter conversions, aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), as well as engineering services in Europe, leveraging ST Aerospace’s global network, track record and expertise in aircraft MRO and engineering. Visit us at www.efw.aero.
 
ST Aerospace (Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd) is the aerospace arm of ST Engineering with revenue of S$2.49b in FY2016. Operating a global MRO network with facilities and affiliates in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe, it is the world’s largest commercial airframe MRO provider with a global customer base that includes leading airlines, airfreight and military operators. ST Aerospace is an integrated service provider that offers a spectrum of maintenance and engineering services that include airframe, engine and component maintenance, repair and overhaul; engineering design and technical services; and aviation materials and asset management services, including Total Aviation Support. ST Aerospace has global staff strength of around 8,000 employees worldwide. Please visit www.stengg.com/en/aerospace for more information.
 
Vallair is a strong aviation company with uniquely integrated capabilities in support of mature aircraft, engines and major components. With six complementary business units (trading & leasing, aircraft teardown, aircraft MRO and paint, engines, aerostructures, and cargo conversions), Vallair offers aircraft operators and owners around the world cost effective solutions to extend the life of their assets. Since established in 2003 the company has experienced an accelerated growth, employing over 150 staff across its three office locations. Its innovative approach to aviation services transformed Vallair’s business model into a unique and robust platform in the aviation industry with the vision to continue its ambitions even further.
Vallair’s Cargo Conversion Business Unit focuses on providing ‘Turn Key Solutions’ for the conversion of passenger aircraft into cargo.
Whilst screening the market for potential conversion candidates, Vallair performs thorough technical assessment of each potential candidate, purchases and finances the conversion projects, manages and oversees the conversion process whilst being performed by one of our global conversion design partners.
More information can be found on the company’s website at www.vallair.aero
 
AIRBUS is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016 it generated revenues of €67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats and business aviation products. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.
 
Luxembourg, November 17, 2017 – Vallair announces the purchase of one Airbus A319, MSN639, from Aigle Azur (FR).

The aircraft was delivered by Aigle Azur crews and its CEO in person to Vallair’s logistics, R&O and teardown facility in Chateauroux, France. Both Vallair and Aigle Azur’s CEOs were on-board of the short flight that was operated from Orly, France.
Gregoire Lebigot, President and CEO, said: “We are very pleased to have closed this deal with Aigle Azur. It reaffirms our confidence in the A319 aircraft, and will help to support our internal requirements and projected growth.”
Frantz Yvelin, President & CEO of Aigle Azur, says: “This particular airplane was Aigle Azur’s oldest bird and it was important for us to ensure a proper and efficient phase out. We know and enjoy working with our colleagues and friends at Vallair since years and are consequently very happy to have closed this deal with Vallair, here in Europe, as their reactivity, their knowledge and experience related to end of service aircraft is unmatched”. 
This latest transaction further solidifies Vallair’s strong position in the aviation asset management business, and comes on top of over 50 narrow-body aircraft purchases in recent years.

Media Contact:
communication@vallair.aero
Vallair
EBBC Bloc B, 6 rue de Treves; L-2633 Senningerberg G/D of Luxembourg
(352) 26103967
 
Note to Editors:

About Vallair:
Vallair is a fast-growing aviation company with uniquely integrated capabilities in support of end of service aircraft, engines and major components. With six complementary business units (trading & leasing, aircraft teardown, aircraft MRO, engines, aero-structures, and cargo conversions), Vallair offers aircraft operators and owners around the world cost effective solutions to extend the life of their assets. Built on engineering excellence, best in class customer support, and a passion for aviation, Vallair is committed to making sure “end of service does not mean end of life”.
Vallair’s Aircraft Trading & Leasing Business Unit: A leading player in the trading and leasing of A320 family, ATR and B737 aircraft, Vallair actively pursues transactions that enable operators around world to meet their demand safely and cost-effectively.
More information can be found on the company’s website at www.vallair.aero
 
 
About Aigle Azur:
Founded in 1946 Aigle Azur is the second largest French airline based in Paris Orly. With 70 years of history the airline is focused on the Mediterranean, European, and African routes. With more than 300 scheduled flights per week to 25 destinations, Aigle Azur transports nearly 2 million passengers per year.
Over the years Aigle Azur has succeed to remain faithful to its value of hospitality and friendliness by connecting people, continents and cultures.
Today, Aigle Azur flies to Algeria, Germany, Lebanon, Mali, Portugal, Russia and Senegal over 6 French cities. These destinations are operated with Airbus A319 and A320 aircrafts.
More information on www.aigleazur.com
 
Luxembourg, November 3, 2017 - Vallair is pleased to announce the purchase of one Airbus A320-212, MSN645, from AerCap.
The aircraft was delivered in Ukraine where it will remain under lease with Windrose Airlines, a Ukrainian charter airline based at Boryspil International Airport.
This latest transaction further affirms Vallair’s strong position in the aviation asset management business, and comes on top of over 50 narrow-body aircraft purchases in recent years.
Gregoire Lebigot, CEO of Vallair said: “We are thrilled to continue building our long-standing relationship with both AerCap and Windrose with yet another example of the value Vallair brings to the market”.
Volodymyr Kamenchuk, General Director of WindRose Airlines, also commented: “ We are happy to have Vallair not only as our long-term partner in aircraft maintenance and components services but now as our aircraft lessor. We hope to grow our cooperation even further “.
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Media Contact:
communication@vallair.aero
Vallair
EBBC Bloc B, 6 rue de Treves ; L-2633 Senningerberg G/D of Luxembourg
(352) 26103967
 
Note to Editors:

About Vallair:
Vallair is a fast-growing aviation company with uniquely integrated capabilities in support of end of service aircraft, engines and major components. With six complementary business units (trading & leasing, aircraft teardown, aircraft MRO, engines, aero-structures, and cargo conversions), Vallair offers aircraft operators and owners around the world cost effective solutions to extend the life of their assets. Built on engineering excellence, best in class customer support, and a passion for aviation, Vallair is committed to making sure “end of service does not mean end of life”.
Vallair’s Aircraft Trading & Leasing Business Unit: A leading player in the trading and leasing of A320 family, ATR and B737 aircraft, Vallair actively pursues transactions that enable operators around world to meet their demand safely and cost-effectively.
More information can be found on the company’s website at www.vallair.aero

About WindRose:
WindRose was established in 2003 as a charter broker company and received its AOC in 2007. Since then WindRose is a leading charter airline in Ukraine operating scheduled, charter, corporate, tourist and VIP flights. At the moment airline’s fleet consist of 4 A320 family aircraft, 1 A330-220 and 5 Embraer ERJ-145 EU/EP/LR.
 
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321 Precision Conversions Announce Vallair as Launch Customer for Passenger-to-Freighter Conversion of Airbus A321-200 Aircraft
 
BEAVERTON, Oregon and LUXEMBOURG, — October 3rd, 2017 — 321 Precision Conversions, LLC (321PC), today announced Vallair Solutions sàrl; a wholly owned company of Vallair Capital S.A. (Vallair), as the launch customer for the passenger-to-freighter conversion of Airbus A321-200 aircraft including the prototype aircraft and follow-on option aircraft.
 
The prototype Aircraft (MSN891) was delivered by Vallair to 321PC in July. The company anticipates approval of a FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for A321-200 conversions in 2019, with EASA and CAAC validations thereafter. The Airbus A321 family includes over 1,400 aircraft already built and the A321NEO is now in production. This will generate an almost unprecedented feedstock for future conversion candidates.
 
Vallair, already engaged in the converted cargo aircraft market, is an ideal launch customer for 321PC.  They are developing a comprehensive support network for both engines and airframe components as well as MRO services to better serve the new operators of the A321-200PCF.   
 
321PC President Gary Warner said, “The next generation of the Precision Converted Freighter partnered with the operational experience of ATSG will provide a best-in-class freighter that will meet the needs of our customers. We are thrilled to have Vallair front and center as an integral part of this exciting new program. We look forward to the market enjoying the capability, flexibility, and efficiency of the A321-200PCF for many years to come.”
 
“The A321PCF program is an exciting project and we are delighted to be the launch customer for this new freighter. The engineering and operational experience acquired as a result of our existing activities in freighter conversions, both in Luxembourg and France, offers the right environment and capabilities for Vallair to become a centre of excellence for the A321 freighter” said Vallair CEO Grégoire Lebigot. “We believe the A321 provides significant competitive advantage over the established market competition due to its lower fuel consumption and better noise abatement levels.  We are looking forward to building upon the success of this advanced aircraft”.
 
 
About Vallair
Vallair is a fast-growing aviation company with uniquely integrated capabilities in support of end of service aircraft, engines and major components. With six complementary business units (trading & leasing, aircraft teardown, aircraft MRO, engines, aero-structures, and cargo converstions), Vallair offers aircraft operators and owners around the world cost effective solutions to extend the life of their assets. Built on engineering excellence, best in class customer support, and a passion for aviation, Vallair is committed to making sure “end of service does not mean end of life”.
 
Vallair’s Cargo Conversion Business Unit: A leading player in the passenger to freighter market, with existing solutions on the Boeing 737-400 and ATR72, Vallair continues to invest and innovate in the cargo segment, aiming to provide the market with value added and cost-effective solutions. For more information, please see www.vallair.aero  
 
About 321 Precision Conversions
A joint venture between Precision Aircraft Solutions and Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) for the development and certification of the A321-200 passenger-to-freighter aircraft. Precision Aircraft Solutions is an aerospace major modification, products, and services company that has earned its stripes converting the 757 for industry-leading companies around the world. ATSG is a leading provider of aircraft leasing and air cargo transportation and related services to domestic and foreign air carriers and other companies that outsource their air cargo lift requirements. For more information, please see www.precisionaircraft.com and www.atsginc.com


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Media Contacts:
 
Gary Warner, President
321 Precision Conversions and Precision Aircraft Solutions
503-601-3001
 
Gregoire Lebigot, CEO
Vallair Solutions sàrl
EBBC Bloc B, 6 rue de Treves ; L-2633 Senningerberg G/D of Luxembourg
(352) 26103962
Within a very short time, our Aerostructure Team has managed the complete repair of an V2500 Thrust reverser set.  A very successful project. Impressed by this achievement, our customer Windrose has been reconfirmed their confidence in our abilities by assigning a second set for repair at the end of May. Job well done!