Showing posts from January 31, 2014

Details emerge of tomorrow's Aer Lingus B757 Proving Flight

                                                    Aer Lingus  In an email posted to Irish Spotters Yahoo group this evening, details have emerged tomorrow's proving flight from Shannon Airport to Boston of EI-LBR Boeing 757-2Q8(ET)/W c/n 28167 Air Contractors Ireland Ltd , operating on behalf of Aer Lingus. The aircraft carried out an air test this evening as 'ABR001T'. Pat Whelan quoted: "EI-LBR B757 Aer Lingus is expected to carry out a proving flight to Boston on Sat 01 Feb, overnight and depart Boston Sunday evening direct to DUBLIN to arrive Monday morning, will reposition to Shannon Monday evening. Expected to enter schedule flight service on Wed 05 Feb, on Shannon--Boston-Shannon run." Air Contractors has signed a damp lease contract with Aer Lingus to operate three Boeing 757 aircraft on transatlantic routes between Ireland and New York, Boston and Toronto, for a period of four years. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 31st January 2014 A

Irish Commerical Aircraft Update w/e 31-01-14

                                                    Transaero Boeing 767-300ER  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 : Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists : EI-ERH Airbus A320-232 c/n 2157 VivaAerobus Ferried Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport-Dublin 25/01/14 after paint prior delivery to become XA-. EI-FBB Airbus A320-233 c/n 747 BBAM Ferried Budapest-Zurich 28/01/14 after storage in  Donbassaero colours ex UR-DAD. EI-LBR Boeing 757-2Q8(ET)/W c/n 28167 Air Contractors  Rolled out of Eirtech Aviation Shannon 30/01/14 in partial Aer Lingus colours Ex OH-LBR. EI-LIS Airbus A320-214 c/n 3492 Vueling Airlines Ferried East Midlands-Southend 29/01/14 after paint prior delivery. N193AT Airbus A320-232 c/n 943 AeroTurbine onward Ferry Keflavik-Bangor