Thursday, 26 September 2013

Private Sky expands fleet with Bombardier Global 6000

Courtesy : Pat Flynn 
Private Sky the trading name of Airlink Airways Ltd Ireland's largest bizjet operator based at Shannon Airport has added a new aircraft type to its fleet, the Bombardier Global 6000.

EI-SSF Global 6000 c/n 9521 ex C-GRTU Hex code 4CAB13 was delivered Montreal to Shannon on Wednesday 25th September arriving at 2230.

The aircraft is allocated call-sign 'HYR22A' it's colour scheme suggests the aircraft is to be operated for a Moscow based customer.

Private Sky has bases in Belfast City, Dublin Airport, London Stansted, Moscow with a fleet of Bombardier Challenger 850, Cessna 560XLs, Learjet 60s.

The Bombardier Global 6000 costs approximately $45.5 Million is powered is powered by Rolls-Royce Deutschland BR710A2-20 turbofan engines, which provide 65.6kN of thrust at take-off. The The aircraft flies at altitudes up to 51,000ft can fly nonstop for up to 6,000 nautical miles with a cruising speed of 488 knots (Mach 0.85) carrying 19 passengers.

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Ryanair announces new domestic flights from Warsaw Modlin

Ryanair Boeing 737-800 
Ryanair today at  press conference in Warsaw Modlin announced the launch of two new domestic routes from Modlin to Gdansk to Wroclaw operating daily from 14th March 2014.

The carrier also hopes that it will open more domestic flights in Poland as new Boeing 737-800 delivery stream commences gets underway from September 2014.

Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary said in Warsaw Modlin "We have been pleased with the surge in bookings since we announced the return of Ryanair’s flights to Warsaw Modlin on Monday 30th Sept in just 5 day’s time. In 2014 Ryanair will operate more than 30 routes to/from Warsaw Modlin and we expect our traffic to grow to 1.5m passengers to/from Modlin in 2014.

 We have no doubt that Warsaw Modlin’s location (just 38kms from the centre of Warsaw) allied to its low cost base, cheap car parking and easy bus transfers, will make it the airport of choice for passengers flying on Ryanair’s first two Polish domestic routes from Gdansk and Wroclaw to Warsaw.

 In the last two years Ryanair has grown to be Poland’s No. 1 airline carrying more passengers than LOT. These first two domestic routes will deliver significantly lower air fares for Polish consumers, and finally free them from LOT’s high fares on domestic routes."

Ryanair plans to carry 1.5 million passengers from Modlin on 30 routes including Cork and Dublin.

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Santos Dumont to Redeliver Eight Aircraft on behalf of LOT Polish Airlines

Courtesy: Santos Dumont 
 Santos Dumont, the aviation technical consultancy and asset manager announces it is to redeliver eight aircraft on behalf of LOT Polish Airlines comprising of four Boeing 737-400 and four Boeing 767-300 aircraft on behalf of LOT.

The aircraft are being redelivered to ACG, AWAS, TPG,ILFC and AirTrust Capital Corp. Five of the aircraft have been redelivered to date and it is expected that the additional three aircraft will be redelivered by October 31, 2013.

Deputy of Continuing Airworthiness Department Director LOT Polish Airlines Tomasz Stafiej said "We are pleased to partner with Santos Dumont on the redelivery of eight of our aircraft as we continue to renew our fleet and, in particular, replace all of our Boeing 767 aircraft with state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliners."

Santos Dumont CEO Cathal Kilmartin said "We are delighted to partner with LOT on their fleet renewal programme and to redeliver eight of their existing aircraft on their behalf. Our proven track record of redelivery management enables airlines, such as LOT, to transition to new aircraft and redeliver existing aircraft in an efficient and cost-effective manner."

Dublin based Santos Dumont aviation technical consultancy and asset manager is a leading provider of aircraft re-delivery services and has redelivered over 120 aircraft for airlines and lessors around the world.

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