BAe-AMJ to market ex-Thai BAe 146-300s as Debonair deal falls through


Debonair‘s letter of intent with Thai Airways International to take over the latter’s five BAe 146-300s has apparently lapsed, and BAe-AMJ has been retained to market the aircraft. This marks the first time that AMJ has marketed aircraft outside its own portfolio, and reflects the great success AMJ has enjoyed in securing customers for its BAe 146 fleet. The five Thai BAe 146-300s — which are being offered for sale, not lease — are relatively recent aircraft, with EFIS flightdecks and low time on both airframe and engines. They are currently configured in a 108-seat 6-abreast layout with two galleys and two toilets. Given the extreme scarcity of BAe 146s on the market, it is not clear how Debonair will obtain the additional capacity it needs for its ambitious expansion plans.

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