Avion Group to buy six 747-400s from ANA, reshuffles management
Tokyo-based All Nippon Airways will sell six Boeing 747-400 aircraft to Avion Aircraft Trading, a unit of Iceland’s Avion Group, for an undisclosed amount.
The planes will be transferred between 2007 and 2009. ANA said it made the decision to sell the planes so it can introduce new and larger planes such as the 737-700 series and 787 to its fleet.
Avion Group’s aviation services division comprises Air Atlanta Icelandic, Avia Technical Services and Southair, as well as Avion Aircraft Trading.
In a separate development, Avion Group has made some management changes to its aviation subsidiaries. Hannes Hilmarsson has been named chief executive officer of Air Atlanta Icelandic, replacing Haf'or Hafsteinsson. Hilmarsson was vice president of finance and assisting CEO at the airline since the beginning of the year.
Dav'' M'sson replaces Hafsteinsson as CEO of Avion Aircraft Trading. M'sson was the vice president of sales and marketing for Air Atlanta Icelandic.
J'hann K'rason will take over M'sson’s former role. He was sales manager in sales and marketing for Air Atlanta Icelandic.
Hafsteinsson will continue as CEO of Aviation Services and take on the role of chairman for Air Atlanta Icelandic and Avion Aircraft Trading.