Tuesday, 10 December 2013

EI-FAW ATR72-600 Delivered to Aer Lingus Regional

EI-FAW ATR72-600 Courtsey: Damian Bracken 
Aer Lingus Regional operated by Aer Arann has taken delivery of it's fifth ATR72-600 as part of it's 'New Beginning' Strategy.

EI-FAW ATR72-212A (600) construction number 1122 Hex code 4CAAEB named "St. Cronan" ex test registration F-WWEK was delivered Toulouse to Dublin on Tuesday 26th November as 'REA112P' arriving 1850 local.

The aircraft proceeded to Hangar 6 on arrival for post-delivery work prior to entering next sevice next day 27th November, operating EIN3224/5 to and from Glasgow.

The airline will receive the sixth new aircraft, in time for the Christmas rush which will operate the Dublin to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol and Newcastle routes.

The airline is to take delivery of a further three ATR72-600 EI-FAX ,EI-FCY, EI-FAZ.

According to website Planespotters.net F-WWEK had first flight on 19th November 2013.

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ASL Aviation Group adds EI-STF Boeing 737-400SF to fleet

Courtesy: ASL Aviation Group 
Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) has redelivered the sixth B737-400SF 11 Pallet freighter to the ASL Aviation Group to be operated by Air Contractors. The fifth freighter to deliver is a high gross weight B737-400SF (MSN 25181) built in 1992. The conversion was carried at AEI's Authorized centre , Commerical Jet Inc in Miami, Florida.

The aircraft was delivered Miami-Pease International Tradeport-Keflavik to Shannon on 3rd December as N288AL, and was registered as EI-STF on 5th December. The aircraft positioned Shannon to Belgrade on 6th December.

President of AEI Mr Roy Sandri stated "Delivering the sixth conversion makes us feel very proud at AEI. It clears shows that our uncompromising pursuit for excellence pays off. It is gratifying when the working relationship is as partners. I want to thank ASL Group for enabling this".

This aircraft first flight was on 12th January 1992 and delivered to Turkish Airlines as TC-JDG on 3rd February leased from GECAS, and remained in service with them until withdrawn from use on 17th February 2013.

It was registered as N288AL on 25th June 2013 to Bank of Utah Trustee.

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