Airline SAS has sold four Airbus A321s to leasing company Specter Air Capital, with the approval of the New York Bankruptcy Court. However, the engines are not part of the transaction.
These are the outdated Airbus A321s with the registrations LN-RKI, OY-KBK, OY-KBE and OY-KBB. These are currently parked in Marana and should remain there for the time being. Specter Air Capital has not yet commented on the future use of the four aircraft. Since the sale took place without engines, it is quite possible that recycling or scrapping is imminent.
SAS Group has been in Chapter 2022 proceedings in the United States since July 11. At that time, one of the reasons given was that pilot strikes caused the carrier considerable costs. With the help of the process you want to reposition yourself. The fleet has since been reduced from 100 machines to 72 aircraft.
The application that SAS had filed with the competent court in New York in connection with the four Airbus A321 shows that SAS does not intend to use them in the future. Various offers have been obtained from potential buyers and the one from Specter has proven to be optimal. The court granted the necessary approval so that the four aircraft – without engines – could be sold. The purchase price was not disclosed because the judge determined that the information was sensitive and not intended for the public.