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Cityjet returns EI-RJB RJ85 to lessor

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                                                  Cityjet RJ85  Irish carrier Cityjet has returned EI-RJB RJ85 construction number E2330 named 'Bere Island' to lessor Bae Systems, the return of this aircraft reduces RJ85 fleet to 18 units. EI-RJB RJ85 was ferried Dublin to Cranfield on Saturday 20th September in all white colours. This aircraft first flight was on 24th June 1998 and delivered to Mesa Airlines as N514XJ on 29th June operated in Northwest Airlink colours. On expiry of lease it became G-CEBS on 21st June 2006. The aircraft was delivered to Cityjet on 11th June 2007 as EI-RJB operating in Air France colours. Cityjet's new owner's are decide on RJ85 fleet replacement by the end of the year with Embraer E190, Superjet or Bombardier CSeries 100 under evaluation. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 26th September 2014 All Rights Reserved.

Stobart Air completes DAT ATR42 wet-lease contract

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                                                  OY-JRY ATR42 DAT  This summer season Stobart Air supplemented it's fleet wet-leasing an ATR42 from Danish ACMI specialist Danish Air Transport A/S, abbreviated DAT. For the duration of the wet-lease contract the aircraft was based in Dublin Airport. The Danish Air Transport A/S wet-lease commenced on 3rd July with arrival of OY-CIR with lease continuing until 27th August when OY-CIR was replaced by OY-JRY. The aircraft operated its last service for Stobart Air on Monday 22nd September as EIN3308/9 to and from London Southend. On morning of Tuesday 23rd September the aircraft was ferried Dublin to Sønderborg, Denmark on completion of contract. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 25th September 2014 All Rights Reserved.

Delta increases capacity between Dublin and New York JFK this winter

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                                                Delta Airlines  Skyteam carrier Delta Airlines is to increase capacity between Dublin and New York JFK this winter season from 26th October. The New York JFK service will be operated Boeing 767-400ER replacing Boeing 757-200 aircraft. The carrier will offer an additional 462 seats per week on the route filling a void as American Airlines suspends it's service for winter season. The Boeing 767-400ER is configured in 246 seat layout in three classes BusinessElite, Economy Comfort and Economy. Delta Airlines operates a fleet of 21 Boeing 767-400ER's. Have you seen Delta's new TV ad "No Bag Left Behind"                                             Irish Aviation Research Institute © 25th September 2014 All Rights Reserved.

Ryanair significantly increases service on Dublin Milan Bergamo route

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                                                Image courtesy of Michael Kelly Ryanair is to significantly service on it's  Dublin to Milan Bergamo route from a daily service to a double daily service from 26th October. The announcement was made at launch of Ryanair's Milan Bergamo summer 2015 schedule on 11th September. The double daily service from Dublin to Milan Bergamo will further enhance the appeal of the route, following the launch of Business Plus, a product tailored for business travelers. This winter the carrier is adding new routes from Dublin to Brussels-Zaventem, Cologne/Bonn, Glasgow International and extending year-round service on existing routes to Bucharest, Lisbon, Marrakech, Nice & Prague. It also plans to increase the frequency on a number of its existing Dublin routes, including London Gatwick, Birmingham, Berlin, Rome and Warsaw. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 25th September 2014 All Rights Reserved.

Ryanair extends Shannon Kaunas service to year-round operation

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                                                  Image courtesy of Ryanair  Ryanair today announced it's extending it's new launched Shannon to Kaunas Boeing 737-800 service to a year-round operation. The route extension forms part of Ryanair's Lithuanian summer 2015 schedule with 28 routes in total including two new summer routes from Kaunas to Shannon and Vilnius to Madrid. The new route commences 29th October operating weekly on Thursdays. The service RYR8821/2 is operated by a Kaunas based aircraft departing Kaunas 1310 arriving Shannon 1450 departing 1515 arriving Kaunas 2035. This winter Ryanair will operate a total of 11 services from Shannon six more than 2013/4 winter season season. The new routes operated by Ryanair from Shannon this winter are Paris, Berlin, Fuerteventura, Warsaw, Krakow, Manchester and Kaunas.  These are in addition to their existing services to be Gatwick, Lanzarote, Stansted and Wroclaw. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 25th

Ryanair's EI-FEE Boeing 737-800 enters service

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                                                  EI-FEE Boeing 737-8MD/W Ryanair  The first of Ryanair's 180 new Boeing 737-800s EI-FEE entered revenue service on Friday 12th September, from Dublin to Leeds/Bradford as RYR172/3 following post-delivery modifications undertaken it's Dublin maintenance facility. The same day the aircraft operated sectors to Alicante RYR7062/3 and Poznan RYR1974/5. EI-FEE Boeing 737-8MD/W construction number 44686, Hex Code 4CA174, Line number 5072 test registration N1786B had it's first flight on 26th August from Renton to Boeing Field. The aircraft departed Boeing Field on delivery to Dublin on 9th September as 'Ryanair 800E' arriving into Dublin 1314 local. EI-FEE is leased from Aviation Finance and Leasing S.à.r.l. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 19th September 2014 All Rights Reserved.

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 19-09-14

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                                                  EI-REH ATR72-500 Stobart Air  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 737-8KN/W FlyDubai Ferried London Stansted-Dubai 15/09/14 after summer-lease to Ryanair as EI-FEB. EI-EYO Airbus A330-243 c/n 494 Emirates Airlines Ferried Tarbes - Lourdes Pyrenees Airport-Bordeaux-Mérignac 01/09/14 for painting for Azul Linhas Aéreas to become PR-AIY. EI-FBN Boeing 737-4Q8 c/n 26290 Aerosvit Scrapped Shannon 05/09/14 ex UR-VVP. EI-FEE Boeing 737-8MD/W c/n 44686 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 09/09/14 (Aircraft no 349). EI-FEF Boeing 737-8MD/W c/n 44687 Ryanair first Flight 18/09/14 (Aircraf

My Steps towards a career in Aviation

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By Alexandra Slabutu Having worked in Dublin airport and travelled the world with Emirates Airlines, my aspirations towards a career within the aviation industry were getting bigger. Throughout my experience I realise that I wanted something more technical, something that could offer me the chance to deal with airplanes, airlines and airports on a daily basis. However I knew that I had to pursue higher level education, in order to become more employable and increase my career opportunities in the near future. So I decided it was time to go back to college. Throughout my research DIT had by far grabbed my attention with their freshly run course, Engineering in Aviation Technology (DIT 011 CAO Reference number), which is a 3 year Ordinary Degree. Once starting 1st Year I was super excited and looking forward to studying new subjects such as: Aircraft Aerodynamics, Systems and Structures,  Aeronautical Lab,  Aircraft Engines, Materials Hardware and Maintenance Practices,  El

Ryanair takes delivery of its first of 180 new Boeing 737-800's

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                                                  EI-FEE Boeing 737-8MD/W Ryanair  Yesterday Wednesday 10th September took delivery of the first of its 180 new Boeing 737-800's worth $16 billion at current list prices. The aircraft touched down in Dublin Airport, at 1314 local callsign 'Ryanair 800E', flown from Boeing Field, Seattle, by Ryanair Chief Pilot, Capt Ray Conway. The first aircraft is registered EI-FEE Boeing 737-8MD/W c/n 44686 Hex code 4CA174 used test registration N1786B. According to Puget Sound blog the aircraft is leased from Aviation Finance and Leasing S.à.r.l. A further 20 Boeing 737-800s will be delivered between September 2014 and July 2015, which will enable the airline to open more new bases and routes , and additional frequencies on existing routes for Summer 2015. Since 1999 Ryanair has taken delivery of 349 Boeing 737-800s and the largest operator global operator of the aircraft. On Monday, Ryanair signed an agreement with Boeing to

Stobart Air leases OY-JRY from Danish Air Transport

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                                                OY-JRY ATR42 Danish Air Transport  Stobart Air has supplemented its fleet this summer season with an ATR42 leased from Danish operator Danish Air Transport A/S, abbreviated DAT. OY-CIR was returned to DAT on 27th August and replaced by OY-JRY the same day. We understand the lease of OY-JRY has been extended indefinitely . Interestingly it's livery illustrates DAT’s values as a flexible company. Blue, yellow, red, orange and green make our planes and logo distinctive. DAT states "We are proud to be different, and we are just like our planes, ccolorful and flexible". DAT operates a fleet of 15 aircraft and recently added a new type to it's fleet the Airbus A320. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 11th September 2014 All Rights Reserved.