Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Aer Arann leases OY-RUB ATR72 from Danish Air Transport

                                                   

OY-RUB ATR72-202 c/n 509 Danish Air Transport RE100P positioned Edinburgh to Dublin Airport on Friday 31st , the aircraft is on short term lease as to Aer Arann operating as Aer Lingus Regional to facilitate hand-back of some of their leased ATR aircraft, and as stand-by aircraft pending delivery of new ATR72-600s.

According to website Flightradar24.com OY-RUB aircraft operated it's first revenue service for Aer Arann on Sunday 2nd June as RE59ED to Edinburgh.

Industry sources have stated the Danish Air Transport lease term is for ten weeks.

Danish Air Transport, abbreviated DAT, is an airline based at Vamdrup, Denmark, operating scheduled and chartered passenger and cargo flights.

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Ryanair increases May passenger traffic by 5% & celebrates Tallinn milestone

                                                     

Ryanair announced it carried 7.86 million passengers up 5% (350,000 passengers) with  a load factor of 82% up 1%. In the rolling 12 months to the end of May it carried 79.8 million passengers.

Ryanair Spokesman said "Ryanair’s traffic increased by 5% over May 2012 and our load factor rose by 1%, as we enjoyed a record 12-month period with almost 80m passengers choosing one of our ultra-low fares since May 2012, a rise of 4%."

The carrier today celebrated a milestone in Tallinn (Estonia) carrying its 800,000th passenger since the carrier started operations in December 2010. In summer season 2013 Ryanair operates 10 routes to/from Tallinn airport and expects to carry around 350,000 passengers.

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ASL Aviation Group to acquire three Boeing 737-400SF for expansion

                                                     
Courtesy ASL Aviation Group
ASL Aviation Group has selected Aeronautical Engineers Inc (AEI) to convert another three Boeing 737-400SF 11 pallet conversions, bringing its total number of conversions to six. The aircraft are all high gross weight Boeing 737-400s, construction numbers 25261, 25184 and 25181 all built in 1992 and will undergo freighter modification in May and June at AEI's authorized conversion center, Commercial Jet.

AEI VP Sales & Marketing said "We are once again honored that ASL Aviation Group has selected AEI's Boeing 737-400SF 11 Pallet conversion for their fleet expansion. The AEI converted B737-400SF will allow ASL to keep their aircraft where they belong "In the air generating money."

AEI will provide ASL with the new Ancra CLS cargo loading system capable of carrying multiple ULD's providing increased flexibility.

The first aircraft for conversion N287AL Boeing 737-4Y0 c/n 25184 ex TC-JDH registered to Air Lease Corp was ferried Shannon-Gander-Bangor-Dothan on 3rd June. This aircraft will be placed on the Irish register with Air Contractors.

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