Wednesday, October 31, 2012

FLEET UPDATE: American Jet takes Delivery of ATR-42-320 LV-CZJ

American Jet of Buenos Aires and Neuquen, in the province of the same name at the northern end of Patagonia, took delivery of its first ATR-42-320, registration LV-CZJ, (c/n 257) on 22/23Oct12 when it flew from Denmark to San Fernando (FDO) (just north of Buenos Aires) via Las Palmas, Canary Islands (LPA), Natal (NAT), and Florianopolis (FLN).

The plane is due to continue to Neuquen (NQN) where additional crew training will take place prior to proceeding to Mendoza (MDZ) where it will be based for weekday flights to the Rio Colorado / Vale Mine in the southern part of Mendoza province.   

The aircraft first flew on 26Jun91, and was delivered to AeroMar of Mexico on 15Oct91.  It was acquired by Nordic Aviation Capital in 2008 and leased to OLT Express Regional of Poland until earlier this year. 

American Jet was founded in 1984 as an air taxi company and today mostly flies charters for oil and mining companies.  It also operates some scheduled flights within Neuquen province.  The company's fleet consists of several business jets and props plus Fairchild Metros.  

American Jet was reported back in late July to be taking delivery of an ATR-42 from Trip Linhas Aereas of Brazil but these plans seem to have fallen through.
Click this link for a spectacular approach shot of the aircraft on its delivery flight:


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