Brazil To Cancel 10 Avianca Brazil Aircraft Registration

January 17, 2019

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Brazil’s civil aviation regulator ANAC has moved to cancel the registration of 10 Airbus A320 aircraft operated by Avianca Brazil.

Brazil To Cancel 10 Avianca Brazil Aircraft Registration
Image: Rafael Luiz Canossa

The National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) action is being carried out following a request from the owner of the aircraft, US lessor GECAS for non-payment of leases.

The aircraft will be withdrawn from ANAC’s Aeronautical Registry within five days, with the airline required to return the aircraft to GECAS immediately, ANAC said in a statement.

Avianca Brazil filed for bankruptcy protection in December as aircraft lessors sought to recover outstanding lease payments or repossess aircraft. The airline was subsequently given a 15-day relief period by a Brazilian court.

Avianca Brazil, owned by Brazilian company Synergy Group, operates an all-Airbus fleet of 55, mostly A320-family, aircraft.