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FACTBOX-Fleet of over 100 jets operated by troubled Thomas Cook

Sept 22 (Reuters) - The fate of over 100 passenger jets and contracts with almost 40 leasing companies are tied up in last-minute talks to prevent a collapse of British travel group Thomas Cook.

The group operates a fleet of 85 Airbus jets and 31 Boeing jets, or a total of 116 aircraft based across Europe, according to data from UK-based aviation consultancy IBA.

All except 5 are leased from a total of 38 leasing companies or investment vehicles led by top names in aviation finance.

One of the aircraft, an Airbus A330, doubles as a reserve aerial refuelling tanker for the Royal Air Force and is leased with a crew from UK defence industry consortium Air Tanker.

Here is a summary of the aircraft operated by Thomas Cook Airlines via four affiliated carriers (source: IBA).

Thomas Cook Airlines UK

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Airbus A320-200 3 Airbus A321-200 35 Airbus A330-200 8 Total 46

Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia

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Airbus A321-200 8 Airbus A330-300 3 Total 11

Thomas Cook Airlines Balearics (Spain)

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Airbus A320-200 6 Total 6

Condor (Germany)

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Airbus A320-200 7 Airbus A321-200 14 Airbus A330-200 1 Boeing 757-300 15

Boeing 767-300ER 16

Total 53

Grand total 116

(Reporting by Tim Hepher; editing by David Evans)