Thursday, 28 March 2013

First visit to Dublin of NetJets Europe Global Express

                                                   
Picture: Courtesy of Sean Flynn 
The first visit of NetJets Europe newly acquired Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global 6000 CS-GLA c/n 9479 ex C-GKLC to Dublin Airport took place on Wednesday 27th March arriving at 1650 as NJE311E departed at midday as NJE866G On the 1st March 2011 NetJets placed a firm order for 50 Global Business Jets with 70 options valued at $2.8 Billion at list prices, taking delivery of 10 Global Business Jets this year.

NetJets Europe has already seen strong demand for the Global 6000, with 75% of the first two aircraft already sold. The company will take a further two Global 6000 aircraft in the first half of 2013 and then continue to assess demand and the needs of its customer base as it evaluates its fleet inventory into the future.

The Global 6000 has short-field performance with a range of 6,000 nautical miles cruising at Mach 0.89 (590 mph) seating up to 19 passengers. Netjets Europe is Europe's largest fractional jet operator operating a fleet of over 130 aircraft.

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Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland (LTAI) acquires 28 CFM56-3 Engines to support customers

                                                 
      Picture Courtesy of Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland (LTAI) 
In March 2012 Lufthansa Technik Group company acquired 14 Boeing 737-300/500s that where phased out by parent company Lufthansa and Lufthansa Technik (LHT) was the successful bidder for the aircraft following tender on the open market, the aircraft will be dismantled by Lufthansa Technik Component Services in Tulsa,Oklahoma.

The 28 CFM56-3B-1 and CFM56-3C-1 Engines from these aircraft have been acquired by Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland (LTAI) in Dublin. Lufthansa Technik Airmotive Ireland MD Wolfgang Moerig said "The engines will be used to dramatically lower the cost of engine operation and maintenance operation for existing and new CFM56-3 Engines."

LTAI is celebrating the first anniversary of its highly successful CFM56-3 Engine Trading and Material Recovery business, and is actively selling, leasing and exchanging engines and engine modules.

                                       

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