"Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying." - Neil Armstrong
Trade Air will take over its fifth aircraft
Written by: Jan Kotek.
Croatian air carrier Trade Air (C3/TDR) plans to take over its fifth aircraft. This should be the first Airbus A319 that is going to join to the fleet of one Fokker F-100 and Airbus A320s. All four planes are currently busy. The owner of the company Mr. Marko Cvijin has confirmed to Avioradar that they have already agreed on new contracts for the newest addition to the fleet.
The aircraft is an ex-FlyBosnia (6W/FBS) plane which was operated under E7-FBA registration (in the picutures). It was built in 2002 under serial number c/n 1808, for Finnish flag air carrier Finnair (AY/FIN), where it was operated with OH-LVF registration until 2012. After that it was operated by two Russian air carriers: Donavia (D9/DNV) and Rossiya (FV/SDM) with VP-BIS registration until 2018.
This aircraft arrived in December 2018 as the first aircraft in the fleet of the new national air carrier of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It left Bosnia by the end of August last year and, since then, it was stored at Marana Airport near Tucson in Arizona. FlyBosnia is now out of service since November last year. Both planes were stored in Arizona.