AeroCentury terminates leases with Adria Airways

Aircraft leasing company AeroCentury Corp. (NYSE American: ACY) has announced the termination of several leases Slovenia-based Adria Airways, the company said.

After many months of working closely with Adria Airways in Slovenia as it worked to improve its financial condition, today the Company gave notice to Adria of the termination of its leases for two CRJ 900 aircraft with immediate effect, due to the accumulation of substantial payment defaults by the airline under its leases with the Company.

At the same time, the Company gave a default notice for its last remaining CRJ 900 aircraft on lease to Adria. If Adria does not cure its payment defaults to the Company by September 27th, then this last remaining lease contract will be immediately terminated. The Company intends to regain possession of these three aircraft as quickly as possible and prepare the aircraft for lease or sale.

On September 20th, Adria returned a fourth CRJ aircraft that was leased by the Company to Adria and the lease was terminated.

AeroCentury is an independent global aircraft operating lessor and finance company specializing in leasing regional jet and turboprop aircraft and related engines. The Company´s aircraft and engines are leased to regional airlines and commercial users worldwide.