TAROM to issue a dry-lease RFP for 4 narrow-body aircraft


Bucharest - Romanian flag carrier TAROM (Transporturile Aeriene Române) has declared a Request For Proposals (RFP) for the dry-lease of up to four narrow-bodies, ch-aviation reports.

The aircraft might be either A320 or B737 and must be no older than six years. The devices that are subject to the dry-lease must also be free of any C Check and structural checks for the next two years.

In addition to the prerequisites mentioned above, the narrow-bodies must be powered by the engines of CFM International and configured to accommodate 160-190 seats.

The leasing term is open to negotiation. The interested lessors should submit their offers by February 26, 2018.

In January 2018, the Romanian government revealed its three-year plan for TAROM in which it outlines the addition of twenty new aircraft to the fleet of TAROM through 2020.

Founded in 1954, The Romanian state-owned and SkyTeam member airline operator currently operates a narrowbody jet fleet of four A318-100s, four B737-300s, four B737-700s, and two B737-800s.

On 29 October 2016, TAROM retired its two Airbus A310-300. In May 2017, the company received its first of two leased Boeing 737-800s.