Monday, 8 October 2012

First Transaero Airlines Boeing 777 arrives in Shannon ©

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This evening TSO8777 EI-UNV Boeing 777-222(ER) c/n 28714 Transaero Airlines became the first  Boeing 777 to arrive in Shannon for maintenance work with its sister company Transaero Engineering Ireland Ltd, after a ferry flight from Moscow Domodedovo Airport.

The arrival of the Boeing 777 marks a significant milestone in the development of Transaero Engineering Ireland , as a number of staff undertook EASA 147 training for line/project maintenance on the type. The new Boeing 777 product line further enhances MRO capability in Ireland, broadening the range of services available to airlines.

The Boeing 777 is the third Transaero Airlines aircraft to arrive in Shannon for maintenance following EI-CXR Boeing 737-300 on 15th August and EI-CZD Boeing 767-216ER on 8th September.

A total of 1,379 Boeing 777s are in service worldwide with a further 349 on order, therefore their is immense opportunities to acquire third party work, as Transaero Engineering builds up capability on the type in the years ahead.

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Aircraft Purchase Fleet Ltd orders two Airbus A320s ©

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Dublin-based aircraft lessor Aircraft Purchase Fleet Ltd has ordered two Airbus A320s announced Airbus when releasing September order book figures last Friday . Aircraft Purchase Fleet Ltd (APFL) was formed to restructure Alitalia’s Airbus order books when the airline acquired its domestic rival Air One back in 2008

APFL is an aircraft leasing company fully controlled by Toto Spa (an Italian holding) incorporated in Ireland at the end of 2008 to act as capacity provider for Alitalia.  The company took over Air One’s Airbus order for 44 A320s, 12 A330s and 12 A350s, subsequently the company transferred eight of the Airbus A330-200s on order to other leasing companies.


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