Avation plc
LSE : AVAP

August 18, 2011 08:36 ET

DELIVERY OF AN ADDITIONAL AIRCRAFT TO VIRGIN AUSTRALIA

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18 August 2011


                                                AVATION PLC
                                                     
                                              (the "Company")
                                                     
                          DELIVERY OF AN ADDITIONAL AIRCRAFT TO VIRGIN AUSTRALIA
                                                     
The directors of the Company advise that the Company has completed the delivery of the second new ATR72-500
from the factory today. This aircraft and subsequent aircraft are being leased by the Company to Australian
carrier Skywest Airlines, who in turn operate the aircraft on behalf of Virgin Australia, pursuant to a 10-
year  wet-lease. The operation of the aircraft constitute a part of the Australian Regional Airline Network
Agreement  between  Skywest  Airlines and Virgin Australia, under which, the parties  agreed  that  Skywest
Airlines  will  operate up to 18 new aircraft on behalf of Virgin Australia. This and  subsequent  aircraft
deliveries are part of those envisaged and described in the Prospectus published by the Company on the 25th
of March 2011.

Jeff Chatfield, Chairman, Avation commented:

"We  are  pleased  to  have  taken delivery of the second Virgin Australia aircraft  and  look  forward  to
progressively  rolling out the rest of the fleet. Additionally, we can advise that the first aircraft*  has
today reached Brisbane, Australia."

*as announced on 12 August 2011

                                                 --ENDS--

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