Acquisition of two Boeing B747-8F freighter aircraft to be operated by AirBridgeCargo Airlines LLC (the Russian Federation) on behalf of Hongyuan Group.

Press Release - November 1, 2021

Acquisition of two Boeing B747-8F freighter aircraft to be operated by AirBridgeCargo Airlines LLC (the Russian Federation) on behalf of Hongyuan Group.

AFG Aviation Ireland Limited (Ireland), a wholly owned subsidiary of Aircraft Finance Germany GmbH (Germany), completed the acquisition of two (2) Boeing B747-8F freighter aircraft bearing MSN 37562 and MSN 37563 from Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation (Saudi Arabia) for its strategic partner Hongyuan Group (the People’s Republic of China). The Hongyuan Group is the official warehousing and storage services provider for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. Both aircraft will be operated by AirBridgeCargo Airlines LLC (the Russian Federation) on behalf of Hongyuan Group.

Christian Nuehlen, CEO of Aircraft Finance Germany, comments: “We are proud to have had the opportunity to work with the professional team at Saudia and that we managed to bring this transaction to a successful close. I would like to thank everybody involved for their hard work and dedication and we look forward to seeing both aircraft entering commercial operations once again in the near future.”

Sale of four Airbus A330-200F for the new air cargo division of French container logistics and shipping giant CMA CGM S.A

Press Release - March 2, 2021

Sale of four Airbus A330-200F for the new air cargo division of French container logistics and shipping giant CMA CGM S.A.

AFG Aviation Ireland Limited (Ireland), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aircraft Finance Germany GmbH (Germany), completed the acquisition of four (4) Airbus A330-200F freighter aircraft bearing MSN 1688, MSN 1708, MSN 1584, and MSN 1594 from Qatar Airways Group Q.C.S.C. (Qatar) for CMA CGM Air Cargo (France), the new air cargo division of French container logistics and shipping giant CMA CGM S.A.

All four (4) aircraft will be operated by Air Belgium on behalf of CMA CGM Air Cargo.

The transaction closed in two phases. The first pair of aircraft were delivered in early February from AFG to CMA CGM and the second pair followed in late February 2021.

Christian Nuehlen, CEO of Aircraft Finance Germany, comments: “Obviously, we are more than pleased with the outcome and that we managed to successfully conclude this transaction amidst a challenging pandemic environment. The air cargo market presents strong potential going forward and these four aircraft will play a vital role in the years to come.”

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