US Airways Takes Airbus Delivery

Guggenheim Aviation Partners has leased its third new Airbus A330-200 aircraft to US Airways Group Inc.


Financial terms weren’t disclosed.

Guggenheim Aviation Partners is a private-equity manager that acquires aircraft for leasing to passenger airlines and cargo operators. The company previously delivered two Airbus A330-200 aircraft to US Airways in the second half of this year.

“We are pleased to continue our successful partnership with US Airways,” says Steve Rimmer, chief executive of Guggenheim Aviation Partners. “These efficient aircraft provide US Airways the ability to continue its fleet-modernization program and offer its customers a wider array of destinations from its international hubs.”

Guggenheim Aviation Partners is an affiliate of Guggenheim Partners, a financial-services firm with more than $100 billion in assets under supervision. Guggenheim Partners is based in Chicago and New York.

Tempe, Ariz.-based US Airways operates more than 3,000 flights per day to 190 destinations in the Americas and Europe. The airline has its largest hub at Charlotte/Douglas International Airport.