APOC Aviation has purchased an A319-111 from SMBC Aviation Capital for tear-down.
MSN 3380 was previously operated by Spanish flag-carrier, Iberia, and it is the fourth A320 family plane acquired this year. Two are already being parted out in Marana, Arizona, and this particular aircraft is already located at eCube in Wales, awaiting the easing of COVID-19 restrictions before work can begin.
Jasper van den Boogaard, VP Airframe Acquisition & Trading at APOC Aviation, says the company is focused on securing the right assets. “Even in today’s environment, APOC Aviation is able to close transactions. We are constantly looking for the right assets whether they be engines, LDGs or airframes.
On the buying side, we are slowly seeing more attractive deals emerge and although some sellers are trying to abide by the high prices we saw just before COVID-19, prices are beginning to ease. In the longer-term the demand for aircraft parts will return. Sourcing the right parts now means we can supply a broad spectrum of commercial and regional airline customers immediately when flying re-commences.”