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West Atlantic (West Air Sweden) receives its Chilean AOC to operate this CRJ200 freighter for Rio Baker

Rio Baker Cargo Airlines (Antofagasta) is the cargo division of Rio Baker. Rio Baker is an FBO and air taxi company based at Cerro Moreno Airport in Antofagasta. Until the arrival of this CRJ200 freighter, Rio Baker only had a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain and a Lance as a fleet.

Rio Baker is wet leasing Bombardier (Canadair) CRJ200LR (PF) (CL-600-2B19) freighter SE-RIF (msn 7142) from West Atlantic (Gothenburg).

The CRJ200 will be used to support the aviation needs of the mining companies of northern Chile.

West Atlantic (West Air Sweden) received its Chilean AOC (Air Operator Certificate) on April 5, 2012. The local DGAC (General Directorate for Civil Aviation) issued this AOC to allow West Atlantic to operate SE-RIF in Chile for Rio Baker. SE-RIF’s operational base will be Santiago’s Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport where its pictured landing.

Copyright Photo: Alvaro Romero.

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Rio Baker leases its first CRJ200 freighter from West Atlantic

Rio Baker Cargo Airlines (Antofagasta) is the cargo division of Rio Baker which is an FBO and air taxi company based at Cerro Moreno Airport in Antofagasta. Until the arrival of the CRJ200 freighter, Rio Baker only had a Piper PA-31-350 Navajo Chieftain and a Lance as a fleet.

Rio Baker will be leasing Bombardier (Canadair) CRJ200LR (PF) (CL-600-2B19) freighter SE-RIF (msn 7142) from West Atlantic (Gothenburg).

The CRJ200 will be used to support the aviation needs of the mining companies of northern Chile.

Copyright Photo: Pedro Baptista/Flyingphotos. SE-RIF prepares for its delivery flight at Lisbon.

West Atlantic to take delivery of the first A320 freighter

Copyright Photo: Gordon Stretch. West Atlantic now operates a fleet of 33 BAe ATP freighters.

West Atlantic (Gothenburg) will become the first operator of the converted Airbus A320 freighter. AerCap Holdings N.V. has announced that it has placed the first converted Airbus A320 freighter from its fleet on lease with European cargo operator West Atlantic. These aircraft are part of a passenger to freighter (P2F) conversion project for up to thirty A320 aircraft that AerCap agreed with Airbus Freighter Conversions (AFC) in 2008.

Under the lease agreement between AerCap and West Atlantic, which is subject to finalization of terms and conditions, West Atlantic will become launch operator for the A320 P2Fs by taking an initial three aircraft on lease from AerCap with deliveries between 2012 and mid-2013, with the option of a further four aircraft by 2015.

AerCap, AerCap’s subsidiary AeroTurbine and AFC will provide certain spares, crew training and line support to West Atlantic for facilitating the entry of the converted aircraft into service.

West Atlantic was created in 2008 with the merger of West Air Europe (Sweden), West Air Europe (Luxembourg) and Atlantic Airlines (UK).