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ACIA Aero Leasing Adds First Australian Customer with Lease of Two ATR 72-500 Aircraft to Aerlink

Aircraft Will Aid Operator�s Efforts to Expand Charter Solutions to Industry and Governments

DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#ACIAAeroLeasing--ACIA Aero Leasing (�ACIA�), a leading provider of regional aircraft leasing and lease management services, announced today the delivery of the first of two ATR 72-500 aircraft to Australian charter operator Aerlink Pty Limited (�Aerlink�), formerly commercially known as Hevilift Australia Fixed Wing.

The airline took delivery of the first ATR 72-500 in January 2023, with the second aircraft expected to arrive before the end of the first quarter.

�As Australia�s recovery in the air travel industry continues apace, notably in the rapid-growth regional segment where the ATR 72 is the optimal aircraft, it is a pivotal moment for Aerlink to optimize its fleet with the addition of these ATR 72s,� said Elze Le Roux, ACIA Aero Leasing�s SVP, Leasing & Customer Relationships. �We look forward to building upon this newly established relationship and supporting Aerlink�s continued growth journey under the new brand.�

The ATR 72s, painted in the recently re-branded livery, will bolster the operator�s diversified fleet of fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, aiding Aerlink�s efforts to render turn-key charter services to industry and government for the transportation of personnel and equipment across Australia.

�It�s been great to work with ACIA on this project as we continue to expand our turboprop fleet,� commented an Aerlink spokesperson, elaborating that �the addition of these two aircraft from ACIA will allow us to fulfill a critical contract for one of our customers.�

�We see tremendous opportunities for regional aircraft in the Australasian market,� pointed out Mick Mooney, ACIA Aero Leasing Chief Executive Officer, adding that �we continue to expand into new markets where we see long-term opportunities. We�re excited to be entering the Australian market with such a top-caliber operator as we continue to build out ACIA�s footprint throughout the region.�

About Aerlink

Aerlink, formerly commercially known as Hevilift Australia Fixed Wing, is a leading Fixed Wing Aviation Services company providing turnkey charter solutions for the transportation of Personnel & Equipment, SAR, EMS, Construction, Survey, Cargo operations. Aerlink has an advanced and diverse fleet of aircraft backed by a highly experienced team of management professionals, flight crew, maintenance personnel and support staff who bring knowledge from their extensive careers across a wide range of industries. www.aerlink.au

About ACIA Aero Leasing

ACIA Aero Leasing (�ACIA�), a subsidiary of ACIA Aero Capital (�ACIA Group�), is a leading regional aircraft lessor headquartered in Ireland, with offices located in France, Canada, England, and South Africa. ACIA manages a portfolio of nearly 70 regional passenger and freighter aircraft on lease to operators in more than 21 countries globally. Through our strategic partnerships, ACIA provides airlines with turn-key leasing solutions from dry leasing through to charter operations. www.aciaaeroleasing.com


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