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Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2012/07/24 - GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE, announced delivery of two leased Airbus A320 aircraft to start-up airline VivaColombia. NYSE: GE
The low-cost carrier began service on May 25 from its base in Medellin, Colombia, and serves passenger routes within the country.
“GECAS is one of VivaColombia's main strategic partners. Together we are changing the state of commercial flight in Colombia,” said Fred Jacobsen, VivaColombia's CEO.
“We are delighted to help this new customer get off the ground. Air travel is expanding throughout Latin America, and VivaColombia will capture some of this growing demand,” said Gilberto Peralta senior vice president and region manager for GECAS.
VivaColombia is the first low-cost airline in Colombia.
About GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS)
GECAS, the U.S. and Irish commercial aircraft financing and leasing business of GE, has a fleet of over 1,710 owned and managed aircraft with approximately 235 airlines in over 75 countries. GECAS offers a wide range of aircraft types and financing options, including operating leases and secured debt financing, and also provides productivity solutions including spare engine leasing, spare parts financing and management. GECAS, a unit of GE Capital, has offices in 24 cities around the world. (GECAS.com)
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