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Ryanair offers AENA growth plan to bring five million passengers per annum

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                                                      Ryanair has offered AENA a growth plan proposal to increase Spanish air traffic by 5 million passengers per annum over next three years, in exchange for a reduction in air taxes which Ryanair said were "unjustified and excessive" following increases in recent years. The growth proposal was unveiled at press conference in Madrid by Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary, in in which he explained that the offer of 5 million passengers per annum in 2014, 2015 and 2016, stating the proposal is a "growth opportunity" that could lead to the creation of over 5,000 jobs. In 2013 Ryanair will carry 31 million passengers from Spain and has recently announced a spate of new routes from the Canary Islands to Germany and Scandinavian. The new aircraft order for 175 Boeing 737-800s will provide an additional capacity of 25 million passengers from 2014 to 2019. Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary said "The huge drop in tra

EirTrade Aviation Completes Boeing 737-500 Teardown at Ireland West Airport Knock Facility

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                                                    Courtesy Boeing Commercial  EirTrade Aviation Ireland Ltd has completed the tear-down of a Boeing 737-500 aircraft, for an undisclosed party, in their hangar at Ireland West Airport Knock. This is the first aircraft of its type to be dismantled by EirTrade and in Ireland and the second aircraft to be dismantled at their Ireland West Knock facility. The Irish government has targeted aircraft dismantling as a growth business for Aircraft Maintenance and Repair (MRO) Industry through the Finance Bill 2013 which specifically designates tear-down pads-special parking areas for aircraft being dismantled qualify for accelerated capital allowance over seven years. Avolon Leasing retirement trends and outlook published in September 2012 forecast 8,000 aircraft are expected to be retired from service in the next decade hence the number of aircraft available for tear-down will increase significantly, thus creating immense opportunities

Ryanair returns EI-DLM Boeing 737-8AS to lessor

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                                                      Ryanair has returned the second of four Boeing 737-800s to lessors this summer as EI-DLM Boeing 737-8AS c/n 33594 line number 1923 was ferried Glasgow Prestwick to Shannon Airport on 22nd April as 'Ryanair 02P' in basic colours no titles on return to lessor Fly Leasing according to websites Flightradar24 and Planespotters.net. EI-DLM operated its last revenue service for Ryanair on 8th March RYR7862/3 Glasgow Prestwick to City of Derry vv according to website planefinder.net. The return of EI-DLM reduces to 303 the number of units in service.                                                   Courtesy Paul Bannon  The aircraft was repainted in Nok Air colours by Eirtech Aviation registered HS-DBM named and re-delivered on 16th May Shannon-Ras Al Khaimah-Don Muang. EI-DLM was delivered to Ryanair on 20th April 2006. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 11th May 2013 All Rights Reserved.