Friday, 30 May 2014

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 30-05-14

                                                   
Europe Airpost Boeing 737-300 
The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended.

Chris Witt/Skyliner : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists
Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/

EI-DBW Boeing 767-201 c/n 23899 Transaero Airlines Ferried Moscow Domodedovo Airport -Griffiss International Airport 25/05/14 after storage.

EI-DUK CRJ900 c/n 15104 Ferried Challey Ltd Rome FCO-Dublin 26/05/14.

EI-FCO ERJ190LR c/n 19000264 Borajet Ferried Exeter-East Midlands 25/05/14 for painting.

EI-LNF Boeing 787-8 c/n 35313 Norwegian Long-Haul Delivered Paine Field-Oslo 28/05/14.

EI-ONJ Airbus A320-214 c/n 4203 Air Contractors Acceptance flight Bordeaux 30/05/14 prior wet-lease ops for Afriqiyah Airways ex 5A-ONJ.

EI-REL ATR72-212A c/n 748 Stobart Air being painted Eirtech Aviation Dublin 22/05/14 into new Flybe colours.

F-GZTF Boeing 737-73S c/n 29081 Europe Airpost Delivered Mexico City-Halifax-Paris CDG 26/27-05/14 ex EI-EEB.

N737EX Boeing 737-505 c/n 24645  Edgeaerodynamix Registered 27/05/14 at Bournemouth 27/05/14 ex EI-EOE prior delivery.

N946LR CRJ900 c/n 15104 Mesa Airlines Delivered Dublin-Keflavik-Gander-Bangor-Oklahoma City 29/05/14 ex EI-DUK.

OM-EEX Boeing 737-4Q8 c/n 26302 AirExplore Delivered Shannon-Bratislava 29/05/14 ex EI-FBR.

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Friday, 23 May 2014

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 23-05-14

                                                     
A Busy T2 Dublin Airport 
The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended.

Chris Witt/Skyliner : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists
Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/

C-FEAK Boeing 737-86Q/W c/n 30292 Sunwing Airlines Ferried Toronto-Belfast International 20/05/14 on summer lease to Thomson Airways.

C-FTJH Boeing 737-8BK/W c/n 29642 Sunwing Airlines Ferried Toronto's Lester B. Pearson International Airport-Dublin 20/05/14 on summer lease to Thomson Airways.

EI-FEB Boeing 737-8KN/W c/n 40234 Ryanair first service London Stansted-Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport 18/05/14.

EI-RJT RJ85 c/n E2366 Cityjet Ferried Norwich-Dublin 20/05/14 after storage.

N943LR CRJ900 c/n 15068 Mesa Airlines Delivered Dublin-Gander-Bangor-Oklahoma City 19/20-05/14 ex EI-DOU.

TC-TJP Boeing 737-8BK/W c/n 33022  Corendon Air Delivered Shannon-Antalya 14/05/14 ex EI-EOJ.

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Thursday, 22 May 2014

Sunwing Airlines flies first 737 with new 'split scimitar' winglets into Dublin Airport

                                                   
Courtesy of Stuart McMillan 
Sunwing is the first airline in Canada and the second in the world to commercially fly the second generation Aviation Partners Boeing Split Scimitar Blended Winglets. The Blended Winglets when applied to the existing "curved tipped" Blended Winglets, the Split Scimitar Winglet upgrade adds strengthened spars, aerodynamic 'curved' tips, and a large ventral fin, which improves performance and decreases fuel burn by approximately 7%.

This summer a pair of it's environment friendly Boeing 737-800s are operating on behalf of TUI Travel group airline, Thomson Airways from Belfast International and Dublin Airport to sun destinations in Europe.

On Tuesday 20th C-FTJH Boeing 737-8BK/W c/n Sunwing Airlines SWG9092 arrived Dublin Airport 2124 local to commence it's summer lease to Thomson Airways, entering service on Thursday 22nd  to Palma de Mallorca Departing Dublin at 06.02 on May 22nd as TOM9DP returning to Dublin at 11.59 as TOM 2CQ.

Sunwing Airlines President Mark Williams said "We feel we have a responsibility as a market leader in Canada to continue investing in technology which reduces our environmental impact. Sunwing has the lowest CO2 emissions per seat mile of any major airline in Canada and this new initiative will lower our emissions even further".

Sunwing Airlines plans to retrofit its fleet of 20 Boeing 737-800s by the May with the Split Scimitar Blended Winglets.

Aviation Partners Boeing is a Seattle based joint venture of Aviation Partners, Inc. and The Boeing Company. Nearly 5,000 Blended Winglet Systems are now in service with over 200 airlines in more than 100 countries. APB estimates that Blended Winglets have saved airlines worldwide more than 3.8 billion gallons of jet fuel to-date.

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TUI Group launches Summer programme from Irish airports

                                                   
Thomson Airways Boeing 757-200 
The TUI Group has launched it's Summer 2014 programme from Irish airports using a variety of  in-house airline including Jetairfly, TUIFly and Thomson Airways. The first charter service to commence this season was  Jetairfly from Cork Airport to Palma and Dublin to Corfu services commenced today. The flights will be flown on behalf of sister TUI Travel group airline, Thomson Airways.

Belgium's Jetairfly is operating service from Cork to Palma de Mallorca Son Sant Joan using Boeing 737-700s.

Canada's Sunwing Airlines Boeing 737-800s have been contracted to operate services from Belfast International and Dublin Airport on behalf of Thomson Airways.

Germany's TUIFly is operating from City of Derry Airport to Palma de Mallorca Son Sant Joan using Boeing 737-800s.

A noticeable destination absent from Dublin's programme is Sharm El-Sheikh.

The Department of Foreign Affairs travel advice dated 28th April stated "Due to an increased risk of civil unrest and a heightened threat of terrorist incidents, Irish citizens are advised to avoid all non-essential travel to Egypt at this time including Sharm El-Sheikh and the rest of the Sinai".

Last year service Belfast and Dublin to  Sharm El-Sheikh where suspended in September as security situation worsened.

TUI has added two new destinations from Dublin to Ibiza and Rhodes.

Routes:

Belfast International to Bourgas, Corfu, Dalaman, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Palma , Reus, Sharm El-Sheikh, Tenerife South.

City of Derry to Palma.

Cork Airport to Palma.

Dublin Airport to Burgas, Corfu, Faro, Ibiza, Larnaca, Málaga, Palma, Rhodes , Zakynthos.

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Friday, 16 May 2014

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 16-05-14

                                                   
Aer Lingus Airbus A320 
The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended.

Chris Witt/Skyliner : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists
Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/

A6-FDD Boeing 737-8BK/W c/n 40234 FlyDubai Ferried Amsterdam-London Stansted 15/05/14 to be leased to Ryanair as EI-FEB.

EC-MBD Airbus A320-214 c/n 3444 Vueling Airlines Delivered Dublin-Barcelona 14/05/14 ex EI-FDT.

EI-DOU CRJ900 c/n 15068 Challey Ltd  Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Dublin 15/05/14 in basic Air One colours for Mesa Airlines.

EI-DRI CRJ900ER c/n 15076 Challey Ltd Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Dublin 27/04/14 in basic Air One colours for Mesa Airlines.

EI-DRJ CRJ900ER c/n 15077 Challey Ltd Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Dublin 07/05/14 in basic Air One colours.

EI-EXR Airbus A300-622R(F) c/n 677 ILFC Ferried Lourdes-Dresden 06/05/14 ex B-MBJ.

EI-FCN  Embraer 190LR c/n 19000263 SMBC Aviation Capital Ferried Exeter-Norwich 09/05/14 for paint into BoraJet colours ex B-3132.

EI-FEB Boeing 737-8KN/W c/n 40255 Ryanair to be leased from FlyDubai based London Stansted 18th May-15th September ex A6-EFB.

EI-FEC Boeing 737-8KN/W c/n 40256 Ryanair to be leased from FlyDubai based London Stansted 18th May-15th September ex A6-EFC.

EI-FED Boeing 737-8KN/W c/n 40257 Ryanair to be leased from FlyDubai based London Stansted 18th May-15th September ex A6-EFD.

EI-JSK  Gulfstream G650 c/n 6070 Westair Aviation delivered Savannah-Shannon 02/05/14.

EI-LNE Boeing 787-8 c/n  34796 Norwegian Long-Haul Delivered Paine Field-Dublin-Stockholm Arlanda after tail painting 30/04/14-05/05/14.

EI-LNF Boeing 787-8 c/n 35313 Norwegian Long Haul first flight 05/05/14.

EI-LIR Airbus A319-132 c/n 2335 CIT Aerospace Ferried Ostrava-Shannon 08/05/13 in Belle Air Europe colours.

N242LR CRJ900 c/n 15076 Mesa Airlines Ferried Dublin-Goose Bay-Bangor-Will Rogers World Airport 01/2-05/14 ex EI-DRI.

N945LR CRJ900ER c/n 15077 Mesa Airlines Delivered Dublin-Keflavik-Gander-Bangor-Oklahoma City 09/05/14 ex EI-DRJ.

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Friday, 2 May 2014

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 02-05-14

                                                   
Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300
The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended.

Chris Witt/Skyliner : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/
Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists
Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/

EI-DRI CRJ900ER c/n 15076 Challey Ltd Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Dublin 27/04/14 in basic Air One colours for Mesa Airlines.

EI-JIV Lockheed C-130 c/n 4673 Air Contractors Ferried Cambridge-Birmingham-Amman  26/04/14 after overhaul.

EI-JRD Boeing 737-4Y0 c/n 24917 Air Contractors to be transfered from FlySafair for lease to Ryanair from 01/07  ex ZS-JRD.

EI-JRE Boeing 737-4Y0 c/n 26065 Air Contractors to be transfered from FlySafair for lease to Ryanair from 01/07  ex ZS-JRE.

EI-LNE Boeing 787-8 c/n 34796 Norwegian Long-Haul Delivered Paine Field-Dublin 30/04/14.

EI-ONJ Airbus A320-214 c/n 4203 Afriqiyah to be operated by Air Contractors ex 5A-ONJ.

EI-ONL Airbus A320-214 c/n 4489 Afriqiyah to be operated by Air Contractors ex 5A-ONL.

EI-ONM Airbus A320-214 c/n 4521 Afriqiyah to be operated by Air Contractors ex 5A-ONM.

N242LR CRJ900ER c/n 15076 Mesa Airlines registered at Dublin 28/04/14 prior onward delivery.

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