Specialist regional aircraft lessor TrueNoord has completed the transition of a second Embraer E190 (MSN 1900099) to Cobham Regional Services on a six-year operating lease. The aircraft was integrated into Cobham’s fleet in May and is already operating charter flights from its base in Perth.
The smooth transition of this E190 from TrueNoord’s previous lessee, Mandarin Airlines, was particularly challenging due to pandemic restrictions. Jack Bos, TrueNoord Technical Director, explains how the team dealt with these added complexities, “At the time it was not possible to send inspectors to Taiwan without them having to quarantine for two weeks on arrival. We addressed this issue by hiring two experienced local consultants who sent daily reports including many detailed pictures. We had frequent contact with them throughout the transaction.”
Bos goes on to explain, “Our local consultants monitored the borescope inspection of the engines and APU on site and videos of the inspections were also reviewed remotely by an experienced engine specialist. We also employed the services of a local pilot to observe the demonstration flight.”
Cobham’s Business Development Director, Tim Pirga, comments that Cobham is pleased to have received a second Embraer E190 from TrueNoord – which has now entered service and is supporting natural resources projects in Western Australia.Email Post to a Friend