Avation plc
LSE : AVAP

July 02, 2008 06:08 ET

Acquisition of two Airbus A321-200 Aircraft

                                                                                                      
                                              AVATION PLC
                                     ('AVATION' OR THE 'COMPANY')
                                                   
ACQUISTION OF TWO AIRBUS A321-200 AIRCRAFT, PROVISION OF MEZZANINE FINANCE AND GRANTING OF A GUARANTEE
                                                   
                                                   
The  Board  of Avation advises that its 51.22% owned and AIM-listed subsidiary, Capital Lease  Avation
PLC ("CLA") has purchased two Airbus A321-200 aircraft for a total of USD $70,750,000.

CLA  has  acquired the planes using its own funds together with banking facilities.  This  includes  a
vendor finance facility, for which Avation has provided a guarantee in respect of USD $2,000,000 to an
aircraft vendor, and Avation has also provided USD $800,000 in mezzanine finance.

The  purchase of these two aircraft brings the total number of aircraft owned by the Company  and  its
subsidiaries  to  10.  These  are four Fokker F100's directly owned  by  Avation  or  its  100%  owned
subsidiaries, and three Fokker F100's, an Airbus A320 and these two A321 aircraft owned by CLA.


                                                   
               The directors take responsibility for the contents of this announcement.

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Jeff Chatfield, Chairman

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Frank Lucas
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