Monday, 21 December 2015

Irish Aircraft Leasing News 21-12-2015

 


The latest news on Ireland's aircraft leasing industry

AerCap Announces Closing of $1.3 Billion of New Credit Facilities

AerCap announced that it has completed the closing of $1.3 billion of new credit facilities. The facilities will primarily be used to acquire new narrowbody and widebody aircraft as they deliver from Boeing and Airbus through the end of 2016.

AWAS delivers first of four planned new A320 passenger aircraft to long-time customer VivaAerobus

AWAS, announced that it has delivered the first of four planned new A320 passenger aircraft to its customer, VivaAerobus, purchasing the aircraft the airline had previously ordered from the manufacturer and then placing it with them on a long term lease.

AWAS expanding relationship with VietJet with lease of two new A320 passenger aircraft

AWAS announced that it has agreed to expand its already strong relationship with Vietjet with the lease of two new A320 passenger aircraft delivering in 2016 to meet the airlines’ rapid growth. AWAS is providing a financing solution for these two aircraft and then placing them on long-term leases with the airline.

Chinese lessors choose Ireland

Chinese aircraft lessors have been setting up subsidiary companies in the Republic of Ireland since 2010 to tap into the tax and marketing benefits available there. As the 18th Annual Global Airfinance Conference Dublin approaches, Michael Allen examines the state of Chinese lessors in Ireland.

GE Capital Aviation Services and Virgin America Sign Lease Agreement for 10 Airbus A321neo Aircraft

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) announced it signed an agreement with Virgin America, Inc., to lease 10 new Airbus A321neo aircraft powered by CFM’s LEAP-1A engines to expand the carrier’s fleet. The first aircraft is scheduled for delivery in Q1 2017 and the remainder will deliver in 2017 and 2018. All 10 aircraft are part of GECAS’ existing orderbook with Airbus.

GE Capital Aviation Services Completes Purchase-and-Leaseback Transaction for Two Airbus A350s with Finnair

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE, today announced it completed a purchase-and-leaseback transaction involving two new Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft with Finnair. The aircraft delivered in October and December and are part of Finnair’s long-haul fleet renewal program.

Intrepid Delivers One New Airbus A330-300 to Evelop Airlines

Intrepid Aviation announced that it has delivered one (1) new Airbus A330-300 to Evelop Airlines. The aircraft is powered by Rolls Royce 772B engines and is subject to a long-term lease to the airline.

LCI Helicopters Places a Second Airbus H225 with CHC Helicopter

LCI Helicopters, the helicopter leasing division of LCI, has concluded the sale-and-leaseback of a second Airbus H225 helicopter delivery to global helicopter operator, CHC Helicopter. The financing of the Airbus H225 is the second of two aircraft which were acquired by CHC in 2014. Valued in excess of $50 million, the sale-and-leaseback transactions are the first in what both LCIH and CHC hope to be a long-term partnership between the companies

Norwegian-subsidiary Arctic Aviation Assets to lease out 12 aircraft to airline HK Express

Arctic Aviation Assets Ltd (AAA) – a fully owned subsidiary of Norwgian Air Shuttle – has signed a final agreement to lease out 12 Airbus 320neo aircraft to airline HK Express. The 12 aircraft are scheduled to be delivered between 2016 and 2018.

PEMCO Redelivers 3rd B737 Freighter to Kahala Aviation

PEMCO World Air Services (PEMCO) has announced the redelivery of a B737-300F aircraft (MSN 27459) to Ireland-based Kahala Aviation. The freighter, converted at PEMCO’s headquarters in Tampa, Fla., has now entered service. This conversion marks PEMCO’s third redelivery of a B737-300 to Kahala since 2008. A fourth aircraft (MSN 27460) is scheduled for redelivery during Q4 of 2015.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 21-12-2015

                                                   
Image courtesy of Airbus 
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/

AP-BME Boeing 737-3S3 c/n 29245 Vision Air Delivered Belgrade-Karchi 10/12/15 ex EI-ERP.

C-FNVT Boeing 737-248C c/n 21011 First Air Ferried Edmonton International-Yellowknife 09/12/15 after storage ex EI-ASL.

CS-TKR Boeing 767-36N c/n 30854 Euro Atlantic Airways Delivered Shannon-Lisbon 12/12/15 ex EI-FLV.

EI-DVC Boeing 737-33A(QC) c/n 25426 Sideral Air Cargo Delivered Naples International-Agadir-Amílcar Cabral International 12/12/15 to become PR-SDG.

EI-DYS Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 37514 Ryanair withdrawn from service 20/11/15 parked at Glasgow Prestwick Ferried to Dublin 09/12/15 in basic Ryanair colours prior return to SMBC Aviation.

EI-DYT Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 33634 Ryanair withdrawn from service 20/11/15 parked at Glasgow Prestwick pending return to SMBC Aviation.

EI-FHO Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 35647 Norwegian Air International Re-registered and in-service 05/12/15 Oslo-London Gatwick-Palma-London Gatwick ex LN-NOG.

EI-FHU Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 39019 Norwegian Air International Registered 11/12/15 ex LN-NGH.

EI-FHX Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 40866 Norwegian Air International Registered 15/12/15 in service Oslo-Krakow-Oslo ex LN-DYI.

EI-FLZ Airbus A320-232 c/n 2372 Air Busan painted at Shannon 09/12/15 to become HL.

EI-RUY Boeing 767-3Q8(ER) c/n 29387 AerCap Airtest from Atlantic Aviation hangar 15/12/15 in full Transaero Airlines colours.

EI-UNJ Boeing 737-86J c/n 36883 SJK Aircraft Ireland Ferried Teruel Airport-Woensdrecht 16/12/15 in Transaero Airlines colours prior delivery to?.

EI-UNK Boeing 737-86J c/n 36119 SJK Aircraft Ireland Ferried Teruel Airport-Woensdrecht 16/12/15 in Transaero Airlines colours prior delivery to?.

EI-UNS Boeing 777-212 c/n 28514 VEBL-767-300 Ltd Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Teruel Airport 05/12/15 in Transaero Airlines colours for onward storage.

EI-XLG Boeing 747-446 c/n 29899 Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Teruel Airport 05/12/15 in Transaero Airlines colours for onward storage.

EI-XLZ Boeing 747-444 c/n 29119 VEBL-767-300 Ltd Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Teruel Airport 03/12/15 in Transaero Airlines colours.

HL8051 Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 36573 Jeju Air Delivered Dublin-Baku-Heydar Aliyev International-Incheon International 15-16/12/15 ex EI-DYK.

HL8056 Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 36572 T´Way Air Delivered Dublin-Baku-Heydar Aliyev International-Incheon International 12-13/12/15 ex EI-DYJ.

N230AG Boeing 737-476(F) c/n 24430 AerGo Capital Ferried Tocumen International-Miami 04/12/15 after freighter conversion prior delivery.

N284CG Boeing 777-2H6 c/n 28410 CIT Aerospace Ferried Kuala Lumpur International-Anchorage International-San Bernardino 29-30/11/15 ex 9M-MRC.

N871TM Boeing 737-36N c/n 28671 GECAS Ferried Lourdes-Bournemouth 09/12/15 ex LN-KKL.

VP-BOQ Boeing 767-304 c/n 28042 Merdiana painted at Shannon 08/12/15 in all white colours & titles to become EI-FMR.

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Friday, 18 December 2015

Compulsory registration of drones commences in Ireland

                                                 

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) yesterday announced a new drone regulation which includes the mandatory registration of all drones weighing 1kg or more from Monday, 21st December 2015.

The use of drones worldwide is expanding rapidly and there are estimated to be between 4,000 – 5,000 drones already in use in Ireland. Ireland has taken a proactive role in this fast emerging area and is currently one of only a handful of EU Member states that has legislation governing the use of drones.

The new legislation is intended to further enhance safety within Ireland and specifically addresses the safety challenges posed by drones. The IAA encourages all drone operators to take part in training courses which are available through a number of approved drone training organisations.

Mr Ralph James, IAA Director of Safety Regulation said "Ireland is already recognized worldwide as a centre of excellence for civil aviation and the drone sector presents another major opportunity for Ireland. We’re closely working with industry to facilitate its successful development here. At the same time, safety is our top priority and we must ensure that drones are used in a safe way and that they do not interfere with all other forms of aviation.

 We would strongly encourage drone operators to register with us as quickly as possible, to complete a training course and to become aware of their responsibilities. People operating drones must do so in safe and responsible manner and in full compliance with the new regulations".

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD highlighted the importance of the new legislation and commended the IAA for the efficient manner to have the new registration system in place so quickly.

"The core safety message promoted today advocates the safe use of drones in civilian airspace. The development of drone technology brings opportunities as well as challenges for businesses and services in Ireland. I expect hundreds if not thousands of drones to be bought as presents this Christmas so getting the message to ensure that  new owners and operators are aware of their responsibilities and the requirement to register all drones over 1 kg from  21st December 2015 is key.

Tremendous potential exists for this sector and Ireland is at the forefront of its development. The speedy response by the IAA to this fast developing aviation area will make sure that drones are properly regulated and registered for use. As a result, Ireland is well placed to exploit the drone sector and to ensure industry growth in this area."

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Saturday, 5 December 2015

Irish Aircraft Leasing News 5-12-2015

                                                 
Aer Lingus fleet at Dublin Airport 
The latest news on Ireland's aircraft leasing industry

Avolon Capital Partners acquires one Airbus A320-200 aircraft on lease to VivaAerobus

Avolon announced that Avolon Capital Partners, Avolon’s joint-venture aircraft leasing business with Wells Fargo, has acquired one Airbus A320-200 aircraft on lease to VivaAerobus

AWAS delivers additional new A320 passenger aircraft on lease to Aegean Airlines

AWAS announced that it has delivered one new A320 passenger aircraft to long-time customer Aegean Airlines. This aircraft was previously ordered by the airline directly from the manufacturer and is part of a Purchase and Leaseback transaction with AWAS. This aircraft is an additional unit to the three A320s agreed from a deal earlier this year.

Intrepid Finances One Airbus A330-300 with DVB Bank and One Airbus A330-300 with Erste Bank

Intrepid Aviation today announced the financing of one new Airbus A330-300 with DVB Bank. The aircraft delivered November 24 on long-term lease to EVA Airways. In addition, Intrepid Aviation also announced the financing of a second new Airbus A330-300 with Erste Bank. The aircraft was also purchased in November.

SMBC Aviation Capital announces new leases with ANA Jelu Air, VivaAerobus 

This week SMBC Aviation Capital announced a number of contracts: a single Airbus A320-200 aircraft to Aeroenlaces Nacionales, S.A. de C.V., (VivaAerobus) and sold sold two leased Airbus A319-111 aircraft to a finance company based in Australia. On Boeing side delivered one Boeing B737-800 aircraft on lease to All Nippon Airways (ANA) and one Boeing B737-800 aircraft on lease to Jeju Air.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 5-12-2015

                                                 
F-WWYB Airbus A350-900 
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-DBF Boeing 767-3Q8 c/n 24745  ACG Acquisitions Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Shannon-Victorville 26-30/11/15 in Transaero Airlines colours.

EI-DYK Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 36573 Jeju Air Ferried Bournemouth-Dublin 02/12/15 after painting prior delivery to become HL8051.

EI-EUZ Boeing 737-7Q8 c/n 29355 AerCap Ferried Shannon-Bangor-Paine Field 03/12/15 in Transaero Airlines colours for Southwest Airlines.

EI-FHP Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 40865 Norwegian Air International Registered 29/11/15 and in service Copenhagen-Las Palmas-Copenhagen 30/11/15 ex LN-DYH.

EI-FMJ ATR72-212A (600) c/n 1295 Stobart Air Delivered Toulouse-Dublin 27/11/15 in all white colours ex F-WWEZ.

EI-UND Boeing 767-3P6 c/n 26326 Capablue Ltd Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Teruel 29/11/15 in Transaero Airlines colours by Azur Aviation for onward storage.

EI-XLI Boeing 747-446 c/n 27648 Pembroke Exchanges Ltd Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Teruel Airport  01/12/15 for onward storage in Transaero Airlines colours.

HA-FAY Boeing 737-429(F) c/n 25729 ASL Airlines Hungary Ferried Shannon-Budapest 29/11/15 ex EI-STH.

HL8050 Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 36571 Jeju Air Delivered Dublin-Baku-Heydar Aliyev International-Incheon International 29-30/11/15 ex EI-DYI.

LY-SPG Airbus A320-214 c/n 1041 Small Planet Airlines onward delivery Woensdrecht-Vilnius 30/11/15 ex EI-FKH.

OE-IEH Airbus A319-132 c/n 2362 CIT Aerospace Ferried Madrid-Dublin 03/12/15 ex OO-TCS.

TS-INS Airbus A320-232 c/n 3089 Nouvelair Tunisie Ferried Monastir-Woensdrecht 30/11/15 on return to lessor ex EI-EYE.

2-IDBU Boeing 767-37E c/n 25077 Jet Test International Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Teruel 02/12/15 in Transaero Airlines colours ex EI-DBU.

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Saturday, 28 November 2015

Irish Aircraft Leasing News 28-11-2015

                                                 
EI-EUW Boeing 737-700 Transaero Airlines 
The latest news on Ireland's aircraft leasing industry

GainJet extends network further into Europe as it establishes GainJet Ireland

GainJet Aviation is a leading worldwide private aircraft charter operator and management company – VIP Charter Operator, GainJet Aviation S.A has established a subsidiary base at Shannon airport in Ireland. GainJet is in the process of setting up operations‎ out of Ireland in an effort to expand its coverage of Europe and the west, while also supporting its current operations in the process.

Intrepid Delivers One New Airbus A330-300 to EVA Airways

Intrepid Aviation announced 24 November the delivery of one (1) new Airbus A330-300 to EVA Airways. The aircraft is powered by CF6-80E engines and is subject to a long-term lease to the Taiwan based airline.

SMBC Aviation Capital

On 26th November SMBC Aviation sold 2 x  leased Airbus A319-111 aircraft to a finance company based in Australia and 25th November sold 1 x leased Boeing B737-800 aircraft to a finance company based in Asia.

On 23rd November  delivered 1 x Boeing B737-800 on lease to Southwest Airlines as part of the SMBC Aviation Capital Managed portfolio.

Waypoint Leasing flies into Papua New Guinea

Independent global helicopter leasing company Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited has announced it has placed the first of its Airbus H145 orders on lease with Pacific Helicopters Ltd, a leading provider of helicopter services in Papua New Guinea and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 28-11-2015

                                                 
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/

EI-DBF Boeing 767-3Q8 c/n 24745 ACG Acquisitions Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Shannon 26/11/15 in Transaero Airlines colours.

EI-DYI Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 36571 Ryanair Air-Test in Jeju Air colours 25/11/15 to become HL8050.

EI-FHR Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 39045 Norwegian Air International Re-registered 22/11/15 in service 22/23-11/15 Oslo-Las Palmas-Barcelona ex LN-DYJ.

EI-FMH Airbus A330-343 c/n 1635 Intrepid Leasing Ferried Toulouse-Lourdes 26/11/15 for interim storage in basic Skymark colours.

EI-FOA Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44708 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 20/11/15.

EI-FOB Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44710 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 24/11/15.

EI-XLH Boeing 747-444 c/n 27650 Pembroke Exchanges Ltd Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Teruel Airport 23/11/15 in Transaero Airlines colours for onward storage.

N280EA Boeing 737-85P/W c/n 33982 Eastern Airlines Delivered Belgrade-Shannon-Bangor-Brunswick Golden Isles Airport 19-20/11/15 ex EI-RUB.

2-IDBU Boeing 767-37E c/n 25077 Jet Test International Registered 18/11/15 prior ferry from Moscow Vnukovo in Transaero Airlines colours ex EI-DBU.

2-RLAF Airbus A321-211 c/n 677 African Holding Company of America Registered 16/11/15 prior ferry St Athan-Montpellier ex EI-FGZ.

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Saturday, 21 November 2015

Irish Aircraft Lessors and Leasing companies Update 21-11-2015

                                               
Boeing 737 MAX courtesy Boeing 
Irish Aviation Research Institute is pleased to launch a new weekly feature of a round up of the latest news from Ireland's Commercial Aircraft Lessors and Leasing companies.

Avic Leasing buys 737 from Avolon

Air Finance Journal reported Chinese lessor Avic Leasing has purchased a 737-800 (MSN 38746) from Irish lessor Avolon, according to sources.

See Link: http://www.airfinancejournal.com/Article/3507291/Update-Avic-Leasing-buys-737-from-Avolon.html

AWAS delivers second planned new A321 passenger aircraft on lease to VietJet Air

AWAS on Tuesday 10th November that it has delivered on lease to customer airline VietJet Air a second, new planned A321 passenger aircraft to assist with the airline’s strong growth. The aircraft is a production A321 with a 230Y seating layout and with a new aft galley/lav configuration to maximise the opportunity on their high-density trunk routes like Ho Chi Minh City-Hanoi and other key regional destinations.

See Link: http://www.awas.com/Portals/0/VietJet-delA321plb2-V2.pdf

FLY Leasing Announces Commencement of Self-Tender Offer for up to $75,000,000 in Aggregate Purchase Price of Its Common Shares 

Fly Leasing Limited announced 18 that it is commencing its previously announced “modified Dutch auction” tender offer for an aggregate purchase price of up to $75,000,000 of its common shares held in the form of American Depositary Shares (the “Shares”) at a price per Share not less than $12.70 and not greater than $14.25. The tender offer will expire at 5:00 P.M., New York City time, on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, unless extended by FLY.

See Link: http://www.flyleasing.com/fly-leasing-announces-commencement-of-self-tender-offer-for-up-to-75000000-in-aggregate-purchase-price-of-its-common-shares-held-in-the-form-of-american-depositary-shares-at-a-purchase-price-not-le/

GE Capital Aviation Services Announces Delivery of 500th Boeing Airplane

GE Capital Aviation Services and Boeing announced 21st November delivery of the 500th Boeing airplane to the lessor. The Next-Generation 737-800 will be leased to Kenya Airways and is the 401st 737 delivered to GECAS.

"This is a major milestone in our 20-year association with Boeing," said Norm Liu, President and CEO, GECAS. "We are proud to take delivery of our 500th Boeing airplane. Boeing is a key business partner providing us with advanced, efficient and reliable airplanes that our airline customers need to be successful in today's competitive marketplace."

See Link: http://www.genewsroom.com/press-releases/ge-capital-aviation-services-announces-delivery-500th-boeing-airplane-282369

SMBC Aviation completes a number of transactions

SMBC Aviation delivered 1 x Boeing B737-800 aircraft on lease to Jeju Air on Friday 13th November and Tuesday 17th November sold 1 x leased Airbus A320-200 aircraft to a leasing company based in China.

On 17th November delivered 1 x new Airbus A320-200 aircraft on lease to Peach Aviation as part of SMBC Aviation Capital direct order book and 18th November delivered delivered 1 x Boeing B737-800 aircraft on Lease to COPA Airlines as part of direct order book.

Vermillion to lease two new A330-300 to Lion Air

Vermillion Aviation Holdings Ireland Limited has entered into a lease arrangement with Lion Air for two new Airbus A330-300 aircraft with Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines. MSN1680 was delivery 16th November and the second aircraft is due to be delivered in December.


See Link: http://www.mcapgroup.com/en/news/news20151116.html

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 21-11-2015

                                                 
EI-STA Boeing 737-31S Air Contractors 
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-DYH Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 36570 Jelu Air Air-test at Dublin 11/10/15 to become HL8049.

EI-FAJ Airbus A320-214 c/n 3044 Rossiya Ferried Saint Petersburg-Keflavík-Duluth International -Phoenix Goodyear 06-07/11/15 on return to lessor.

EI-EUX Boeing 737-7Q8 c/n 29352 AerCap Ferried Shannon-Bangor-Paine Field 13/11/15 in Transaero Airlines colours for Southwest Airlines.

EI-EUY Boeing 737-7Q8 c/n 29354 AerCap Ferried Shannon-Bangor-Paine Field 14/11/15 in Transaero Airlines colours for Southwest Airlines.

EI-FHT Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 40867 Norwegian Air International Registered 15/11/15 in service Oslo-Barcelona-Tenerife North-Barcelona 16/11/15 ex LN-DYL

EI-FKH Airbus A320-214 c/n 1041 Small Planet Airlines Delivered Shanghai Hongqiao International-Astana International Airport-Woensdrecht 06/7-11/15 to become LY-SPG.

EI-FIZ Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44709 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 10/11/15.

EI-FLR Embraer 195AR c/n 19000088 BoraJet Airlines Air Test at Alverca 15/11/15 to become TC-.

EI-FOA Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44708 Ryanair First Flight 05/11/15.

EI-FOB Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44710 Ryanair First Flight 13/11/15.

EI-RUS Boeing 737-8MC c/n 44437 SB Leasing Ireland Ferried Boeing Field-San Antonio International -Mexico City 03/12-11/15 for AeroMéxico?.

EI-SLR ATR72-201(F) c/n 108 ASL Airlines (Ireland) Re-registered at Basle 15/11/15 on transfer ex HB-AFG.

EI-UNV Boeing 777-222 c/n 28714 ALFCO Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Valencia-Teruel 14-16/11/15 in Transaero Airlines colours.

G-NRWY Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n  Norwegian Air UK Re-registered 12/11/15 prior position Oslo-London Gatwick 12/11/15 ex EI-FHI.

HL8049 Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 36570 Jelu Air Delivered Dublin-Baku-Heydar Aliyev International-Incheon International 14-15/11/15 ex EI-DYH.

TC-AGO Airbus A320-214 c/n 2029 AtlasGlobal Delivered Ostrava-Istanbul 05/11/15 ex EI-FDL.

YL-LCP Airbus A320-232 c/n 1823 Smartlynx Ferried Brussels Airport-Woensdrecht 09/11/15 for interim parking ex EI-EZS.

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Saturday, 7 November 2015

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 07-11-2015

                                                 
9H-OME Boeing 737-500 U2 
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-FLKX Airbus A321-212 c/n 1299 Air Canada Delivered Dublin-Keflavik-Montreal Mirabel International Airport 02/11/15 ex OE-IAL.

EI-FHY Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 39020 Norwegian Air International Re-registered 05/11/15 in service Oslo-London Gatwick-Copenhagen ex LN-NGI.

EI-EPS Airbus A319-111 c/n 3377 Vueling Airlines Ferried Shannon-Dublin 31/10/15 after paint prior delivery.

EI-ETX Boeing 737-7Q8 c/n 29359 AerCap Ferried Shannon-Bangor-Paine Field 30/10/15 in Transaero Airlines colours arrived 02/10/15 for Southwest Airlines.

EI-EYK Airbus A300-622R(F) c/n 743 ASL Airlines (Ireland) positioned Dresden Airport-Leipzig/Halle 03/11/15 prior DHL operations.

EI-EYR Airbus A320-214 c/n 2930 Rossiya Ferried St Petersburg-Keflavik-Duluth International Airport-Phoenix Goodyear Airport 04/5-11/15 on return to lessor.

EI-EYS Airbus A320-214 c/n 2964 Rossiya Ferried St Petersburg-Keflavik-Duluth International Airport-Phoenix Goodyear Airport 30/31-10/15 on return to lessor.

EI-FIV Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44705 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 29/10/15.

EI-RUF Boeing 737-85P/W c/n 28536 ALAFCO Aircraft Leasing Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Budapest 05/11/15 in Transaero Airlines colours.

HA-FAX Boeing 737-476(F) c/n 24437 ASL Airlines Hungary Delivered Dothan Regional Airport-Bangor-Keflavik-Budapest 01/2-11/15 ex N939NZ.

N135CA Boeing 757-2Y0 c/n 26160 National Airlines Ferried Goodyear-Bangor-Shannon 31/10-01/11/2015 for ASL Airlines (Ireland) as EI-CJX.

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Saturday, 31 October 2015

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 31-10-15

                                                 
EI-FGY Airbus A319 BBAM 
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-DSV Airbus A320-216 c/n 3598 Alitalia Ferried East Midlands-Milan Linate 20/10/15 after paint into new colours.

EI-EPR Airbus A319-111 c/n 3169 Aer Lingus Ferried Shannon-Dublin 22/10/15 prior return to lessor.

EI-EPS Airbus A319-111 c/n 3377 Aer Lingus Ferried Dublin-Shannon 22/10/15 To Eirtech Aviation paint hangar for painting into Vueling colours.

EI-FDL Airbus A320-232 c/n 2029 AtlasGlobal Airtest Ostrava 22/10/15 to become TC-AGO.

EI-FIW Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44706 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 25/10/15.

EI-FIY Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44707 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 25/10/15.

EI-SLP ATR72-212 c/n 461 ASL Airlines Ireland Ferried Düsseldorf Mönchengladbach-Bournemouth 29/10/15 for paint ex EC-LKK.

EI-SVX Airbus A321-211(SL) c/n  6817 Transaero Airlines Delivered Hamburg Finkenwerder-Teruel Airport for storage.

HB-ACE ATR72-212A c/n 577 ASL Airlines Delivered Sønderborg Airport-Basle 28/10/15 ex 4X-AVZ.

LY-MCA ATR 72-201 c/n 0212  Danu Oro Ferried London Southend-Dublin 26/10/15 on lease to Stobart Air.

N191CR Boeing 737-8GQ/W c/n 35793 AWAS Ferried Kuala Lumpur-Guam-Honolulu-Portland International-San Antonio 23/25-10/15 ex 9M-MLD.

N871TM Boeing 737-36N c/n 28671 GECAS Ferried Lasham-Lourdes 27/10/15 ex LN-KKL.

IrishAero © 31st October 2015 All Rights Reserved.

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 24-10-15

                                                 
EI-DEO Aer Lingus IRFU colours 
 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 Dublin-Toronto Pearson International 16/10/15 after summer-lease to Thomson Airways.

CS-TRY Airbus A330-223 c/n 970 SATA International painted at Manchester 17/10/15 prior delivery ex EI-EJY.

EI-DDY Boeing 737-4Y0 c/n 24904 Transaero Airlines Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Vilnius Airport 21/10/15 prior return to lessor.

EI-DYK Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 36573 Ryanair Ferried Glasgow Prestwick-Dublin 19/10/15 on return to SMBC Aviation.

EI-FHW Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 39007 Norwegian Air International Registered 21/10/15 positioned Oslo-London Gatwick 22/10/15.

EI-FLV Boeing 767-36N(ER) c/n 30854 EuroAtlantic Airways Registered at Shannon 16/10/15 ex 5Y-KQX.

EI-LED Airbus A321-211 c/n 6726 Transaero Airlines Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Teruel Airport 17/10/15 for storage.

EI-OVB Airbus A321-211 c/n 6756 Transaero Airlines Delivered Hamburg Vnukovo-Teruel Airport 16/10/15 for storage.

EI-RUW Boeing 767-36N(ER) c/n 30107 Transaero Airlines Ferried Moscow Domodedovo-Tel Aviv 20/10/15 on return to lessor.

EI-UNJ Boeing 737-86J/W c/n 36883 Transaero Airlines Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Teruel Airport 15/10/15 on return to lessor.

EI-UNK Boeing 737-86J/W c/n 36119 Transaero Airlines Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Teruel Airport 15/10/15 on return to lessor.

EI-VKO Airbus A321-211 c/n 6678 Transaero Airlines Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Teruel Airport 17/10/15 for storage.

F-WWYR Airbus A330-343 c/n 1624 CIT Aerospace Ferried Teruel Airport-Toulouse 21/10/15 in Skymark colours.

HL8056 Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 35672 T´Way Air painted at Dublin 22/10/15 prior delivery ex EI-DYJ.

M-ABIL Airbus A320-232 c/n 233 IndiGo Airlines Delivered Shannon-Cairo-Delhi 17/10/15 to become VT-IDN.

IrishAero © 24th October 2015 All Rights Reserved.

Monday, 19 October 2015

Emirates Invites Candidates to Join its Flight Deck Team

                                               
Emirates Boeing 777-300ER 
Emirates airline, a global connector of people, places and economies, is holding Pilot Recruitment Open Days on Friday and Saturday, 20-21 November 2015, at the AC Cuzco in Madrid; and separate Pilot Recruitment Days on Sunday and Monday, 22-23 November at AC Hotel Barcelona Forum.

The Pilot Recruitment Day offers interested applicants the opportunity to explore their dream job and learn about living in cosmopolitan Dubai. A thriving metropolis, Dubai offers an exceptional lifestyle and a vast range of leisure and cultural attractions, in addition to the sunny weather all year long.

At the Pilot Recruitment Open Day, interested men and women will be able to speak to the Emirates recruitment team and to get insight into the company and working on-board an Emirates aircraft.

Emirates offers its crew diverse future prospects within a truly global company. There are many opportunities for progression within the airline as well as being promoted through the ranks.

Emirates started flights to Dublin in January 2012 currently has 606 Irish employees including 104 pilots and operates double daily flights to Dublin using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

IrishAero © 19th October 2015 All Rights Reserved.



Sunday, 18 October 2015

Where Transaero Airlines Irish Registered aircraft are stored

                                               
EI-EUW Boeing 737-7Q8 Transaero Airlines
Russian's second largest carrier Transaero announced on 2nd October it has stopped selling tickets and has set its final day of operations on December 15, according to a statement published in its Facebook page.

“Upon the decision of the Government to reorganize the activities of Transaero, and to ensure the transportation of our passengers, the sales of tickets for our flights has been stopped.” Said the airline. “The transportation of passengers with issued tickets for our domestic and international routes will be up to December 15, 2015. Tickets issued for flights after this date will be fully refunded.”

Transaero has 104 aircraft (only nine are directly owned) Boeing 777, 767 and 737s, with the remainder on financial or operating leases from an number of Irish aircraft lessors. Friday last a brand new Airbus A321 owned by Dublin based ICBC Leasing was delivered from Hamburg into storage at Teruel in Spain.

The airline has four Airbus A380s on order, eight unconfirmed A330-200, 12 A330-900neo and eight A320neo on the books.  Transaero also has four Boeing 747 747-8s on order, at least one of which is built and now being stored.

This list is reproduced with the kind permission of John Dyer NLSPOT Spotters List.

EI-CXN Boeing 737-329 c/n 23772 stored at Moscow Domodedovo, Russia.

EI-DDK Boeing 737-4S3 c/n 24165 stored at Moscow Domodedovo, Russia.

EI-DTX Boeing 737-5Q8 c/n 28052 stored at Shannon, Ireland.

EI-ERP Boeing 737-3S3 c/n 29245 stored at Belgrade, Serbia.

EI-ETX Boeing 737-7Q8 c/n 29359 stored at Shannon, Ireland.

EI-EUW Boeing 737-7Q8 c/n 29350 Ferried Dublin-Bangor-Paine Field 06/7-10/15 for Southwest as N7873A.

EI-EUX Boeing 737-7Q8 c/n 29352 stored at Shannon, Ireland.

EI-EUY Boeing 737-7Q8 c/n 23954 stored at Shannon, Ireland.

EI-EUZ Boeing 737-7Q8  c/n 29355 stored at Shannon, Ireland.

EI-LED Airbus A321-211 c/n 6726 stored at Teruel, Spain.

EI-OVB Airbus A321-211 c/n 6756 Delivered Hamburg Finkenwerder-Teruel, Spain 16/10/15 for storage.

EI-RUB Boeing 737-85P/W c/n 33982 stored at Moscow Domodedovo, Russia.

EI-RUC Boeing 737-86R/W c/n 30494 stored at Moscow Vnukovo, Russia.

EI-RUD Boeing 737-86R/W c/n 30495 stored at Moscow Vnukovo, Russia.

EI-RUL Boeing 737-7K9 c/n 34320 stored at Cambridge, United Kingdom.

EI-RUM Boeing 737-7K9 c/n 34321 stored at Cambridge, United Kingdom.

EI-RUU Boeing 767-36N(ER) c/n 30110 stored at Moscow/Vnukovo.

EI-RUY Boeing 767-3Q8(ER) c/n 29387 stored at Shannon, Ireland.

EI-RUZ Boeing 767-3Q8(ER) c/n 30048 stored at Shannon, Ireland.

EI-UNA Boeing 767-3P6(ER) c/n 26233 stored at St Petersburg, Russia.

EI-UNB Boeing 767-3P6(ER) c/n 26234 stored at Moscow Domodedovo, Russia.

EI-UNC Boeing 767-319(ER) c/n 29388 parked at Shannon, Ireland for Icelandair.

EI-UNE Boeing 767-3Q8(ER) c/n 29383 stored at Shannon, Ireland.

EI-UNF Boeing 767-3P6(ER) c/n 2623 stored at Moscow Domodedovo, Russia.

EI-UNH Boeing 737-524 c/n 28916 stored in Russia (location?).

EI-UNJ Boeing 737-86J/W c/n 36883 stored at Teruel, Spain.

EI-UNK Boeing 737-86J/W c/n 36119 stored at Teruel, Spain.

EI-UNM Boeing 777-312 c/n 28534 stored at Moscow Domodedovo, Russia.

EI-UNR Boeing 777-212(ER) c/n 28523 stored at Moscow Domodedovo, Russia.

EI-UNT Boeing 777-212(ER) c/n 28999 stored in Russia (location?).

EI-UNV Boeing 777-222(ER) c/n 28714 stored at Moscow Vnukovo.

EI-UNW Boeing 777-222(ER) c/n 30214 stored at Moscow Vnukovo.

EI-UNX Boeing 777-222(ER) c/n 30213 stored at Moscow Vnukovo.

EI-VKO Airbus A321-211 c/n 6678 stored at Teruel, Spain.

EI-XLB Boeing 747-446 c/n 26359 stored at Moscow Sheremetyevo.

EI-XLC Boeing 747-446 c/n 27100 stored at Melbourne, Florida.

EI-XLD Boeing 747-446 c/n 26360 stored at Moscow Vnukovo.

EI-XLF Boeing 747-446 c/n 27645 stored at Moscow Vnukovo.

EI-XLG Boeing 747-446 c/n 29899 stored at Moscow Vnukovo.

EI-XLK Boeing 747-412 c/n 29950 stored at Melbourne, Florida.

EI-XLL Boeing 747-412 c/n 28031 stored at Moscow Vnukovo.

EI-XLZ Boeing 747-444 c/n 29119 stored at St Petersburg.

IrishAero © 17th October 2015 All Rights Reserved.

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 17-10-15

                                               
Cityjet RJ85 
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-FFPH Boeing 737-81D/W c/n 39440 Sunwing Airlines Ferried Belfast International-Toronto Pearson 14/10/15 after summer-lease to Thomson Airways.

EI-DYJ Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 36572 Ryanair Ferried London Stansted-Glasgow Prestwick-Dublin 19/09/15-10/10/15 on return to SMBC Aviation

EI-DYK Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 36573 Ryanair Ferried London Stansted-Glasgow Prestwick 27/09/15 returned to SMBC Aviation.

EI-DSV Airbus A320-216 c/n 3598 Alitalia Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Norwich 12/10/15 for paint into new colours.

EI-EJY Airbus A330-223 c/n 970 SATA International Ferried Lourdes-Manchester 09/10/15 for paint to become CS-TRY.

EI-ERP Boeing 737-3S3 c/n 29245 Transaero Airlines Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Belgrade 14/10/15 on return to lessor.

EI-EUW Boeing 737-7Q8 c/n 29350 AerCap (Transaero Airlines colours) Ferried Dublin-Bangor-Paine Field 06/7-10/15 for Southwest as N7873A.

EI-EZV Airbus A320-214 c/n 2001 Aer Lingus Ferried Shannon-Dublin 12/10/15 after paint into standard colours.

EI-IMB Airbus A319-112 c/n 2033 Alitalia Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Norwich 10/10/15 for paint into new colours.

EI-IMC Airbus A319-112 c/n 2057 Alitalia Ferried Norwich-Rome Fiumicino 10/10/15 after paint into new colours.

EI-RUL Boeing 737-7K9 c/n 34320 Transaero Airlines Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Cambridge 13/10/15 on return to lessor.

EI-RUM Boeing 737-7K9 c/n 34321 Transaero Airlines Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Cambridge 14/10/15 on return to lessor.

F-WTDD Airbus A319-112 c/n 2891 BBAM Ltd registered at Dublin 07/10/15 for FastJet Zambia as 9J- ex EI-FGY.

EI-SOP ATR-212A c/n 583 ASL Airlines Ireland Delivered Sde Dov Airport-Bratislava-Sønderborg 13/10/15 ex 4X-AVW.

IrishAero © 17th October 2015 All Rights Reserved.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 10-10-15

                                                 
Cityjet RJ85 
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-DEI Airbus A320-214 c/n 2374 Aer Lingus Ferried Shannon-Dublin 06/10/15 in IRFU colours.

EI-DSX Airbus A320-216 c/n 3643 Alitalia Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Bournemouth 01/10/15 for paint.

EI-DYH Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 36570 Ryanair Ferried Glasgow Prestwick-Dublin 05/10/15 in basic Ryanair colours prior return to SMBC Aviation.

EI-DYI Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 36571 Ryanair Ferried Glasgow Prestwick-Dublin 07/10/15 in basic Ryanair colours on return to lessor SMBC.

EI-ETX Boeing 737-7Q8 c/n 29359 Transaero to Atlantic Aviation Group 02/10/15 returned to lessor.

EI-EZV Airbus A320-214 c/n 2001 Aer Lingus Ferried Dublin-Shannon 06/10/15 in Virgin Little Red colours for repaint.

EI-EUW Boeing 737-7Q8 c/n 29350 AerCap Ferried Dublin-Bangor 06/10/15 in Transaero Airlines colours.

EI-FHS Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 39021 Norwegian Air International Registered 06/10/15 Ferried Oslo-London Gatwick 07/10/15 ex LN-NGJ.

EI-FMD Airbus A320-214 c/n 2325 SATA International being painted at London Southend 06/10/15.

EI-UNC Boeing 767-319(ER) c/n 29388 Icelandair Ferried Manchester-Shannon 01/10/15 in full Icelandair colours to Atlantic Aviation Group hangar.

LY-ONL Airbus A320-214 c/n 4489 Small Planet Airlines Ferried Lisbon-Vilnius 05/10/15 after wet-lease to Privilege Style ex EI-ONL.

LY-SPC Airbus A320-231 c/n 415 Small Planet Airlines Ferried Cagliari-Kaunas 07/10/15 after Italia summer-ops ex EI-ETM.

IrishAero © 10th October 2015 All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Aer Lingus short-haul fleet changes

                                                 
Aer Lingus Airbus A320-214 
Aer Lingus has recently made changes to it's A320 Family short-haul fleet with termination of Virgin Little Red contract on 26th September which saw return three Airbus A320s re-joining the fleet as the first of two Airbus A319s operated last service prior return to lessor during winter 2015/6 programme.

EI-DEI Airbus A320-214 c/n 2374 operated its final Virgin Atlantic Little Red  as VIR3010 Edinburgh – London Heathrow 26th September then positioned London Heathrow – Shannon for maintenance as EIN997, on 6th October ferried Shannon-Dublin as EIN993 in IRFU Rubgy colours.

EI-EPS Airbus A319-111 c/n 3377 operated last service from Copenhagen to Dublin as EIN627 on Wednesday 7th October prior return to lessor.

EI-EZV Airbus A320-214 c/n 2001 operated its final Virgin Atlantic Little Red 26th September as VIR3026 London Heathrow – Aberdeen then positioned Aberdeen – Dublin as EIN993, on 6th October ferried Dublin-Shannon as EIN992 for painting.

EI-EZW Airbus A320-214 c/n 1983 operated its final Virgin Atlantic Little Red service as VIR3011 London Heathrow – Edinburgh 26th September then positioned Edinburgh – Shannon for maintenance as EIN995, ferried Shannon-Dublin 8th October.

IrishAero © 8th October October 2015 All Rights Reserved.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 3-10-15

                                                 
EI-FHL Boeing 737-8JP Norwegian Air International 
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-DUA Boeing 757-256 c/n 26247 I-Fly Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Keflavik 30/09/15 on delivery to Icelandair.

EI-DUD Boeing 757-256 c/n 26249 I-Fly Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Keflavik 30/09/15 on delivery to Icelandair.

EI-DEI Airbus A320-214 c/n 2374 Virgin Little Red Ferried London Heathrow-Shannon 26/09/15 after wet-lease return to Aer Lingus.

EI-EUX Boeing 737-7Q8 c/n 29352 Transaero Airlines Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Shannon 25/09/15 returned to lessor.

EI-EUZ Boeing 737-7Q8 c/n 29355 Transaero Airlines Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Shannon 28/09/15 on return to lessor.

EI-EZV Airbus A320-214 c/n 1983 Virgin Little Red Ferried Edinburgh-Shannon 26/09/15 after wet-lease return to Aer Lingus.

EI-EZW Airbus A320-214 c/n 2001 Virgin Little Red Ferried Aberdeen-Dublin 26/09/15 after wet-lease return to Aer Lingus.

EI-FGZ Airbus A321-231 c/n 677 BBAM A/c Leasing Ferried London Southend-St Athan 30/09/15 for part-out & scrap.

EI-RUY Boeing 767-3Q8 c/n 29387 Transaero Airlines Ferried Moscow Domodedovo-Shannon 26/09/15 returned to lessor.

EI-RUZ Boeing 767-3Q8 c/n 30048 Transaero Airlines Ferried Moscow Domodedovo-Shannon 28/09/15 on return to lessor.

PR-AIU Airbus A330-243 c/n 494 Azul Linhas Aéreas Delivered Lake Charles-Tancredo 26/09/15 ex EI-EYO.

XU-707 Airbus A321-211 c/n 6156 Sky Angkor Airlines Delivered Clark International-Siem Reap Airport 23/09/15 ex EI-FBH.

IrishAero © 3rd October 2015 All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Why attend the IASA Aviation Symposium?


The Irish Aviation Students’ Association is a student body, established and led by a dedicated group of third level education students from various universities and colleges across Ireland. Our passion is aviation and for the last nine months we’ve worked on developing the idea of connecting students with aviation professionals from different areas of the industry.

As students we’ve identified a gap and believe we can bring change and bridge that gap. We’ll do so by empowering young, enthusiastic students and graduates to be heard by the industry and enable them to collaborate together and find solutions that will benefit all. The symposium will give us the opportunity to facilitate our objectives. We aim to bring together nearly 200 delegates, which will be comprised of more than 100 students, 50 aviation professionals and academic staff and 20 influential industry guest speakers.

The main theme of the symposium focuses on ‘Future Opportunities for the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals’. Throughout the day you will gain a valuable insight into Ireland’s past, present and future position in the global aviation industry. We will cover a wide spectrum of topics including engineering, maintenance, unmanned aerial vehicles, legislation, pilot and air traffic control training, IT, aircraft leasing, aviation financing and taxation.
We believe it is imperative to analyse and discuss the various aspects of aviation and show there are many ways to enter the industry and many varied roles in which to find employment. This will allow students to hear and learn about the diversity of job opportunities available to pursue in the aviation industry.  

More importantly the event offers a great opportunity to network with leading aviation professionals and HR personnel. IASA has already developed a strong relationship with leading aviation companies in Ireland and abroad. Their support is an endorsement of our Symposium on October 21st, at the Radisson Blu Royal hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8.

Take action and move closer to your dream career by attending the IASA Aviation Symposium. For more information and to find out what companies and figures will attend, please visit our website www.iasa.aero or contact us at info@iasa.aero
           

Alexandra Slabutu
IASA Founder & Chairperson

Monday, 28 September 2015

Waypoint Leasing signs first Pacific deal placing Airbus H145 Helicopter

                                                 
Image courtesy of Airbus Helicopters 
Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced that it has placed the first of its Airbus H145 orders on lease with Pacific Helicopters Ltd. a leading provider of helicopter services in Papua New Guinea and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Ed Washecka, CEO of Waypoint Leasing, said, “This transaction validates the increasing importance of the H145 in meeting operator demand around the world, and marks the beginning of an important relationship with a leading operator in the Asia-Pacific region. We are pleased to be working with the team at Pacific on this seminal transaction and are confident that it marks the beginning of a great partnership.”

“This is a very exciting time for Pacific Helicopters, with the leasing of the H145 assisting the company in its drive to capture a larger part of the market in the region by the inclusion of this highly advanced and modern helicopter with enormous capability in all quarters of operations and mission capability,” said Mal Smith, CEO of Pacific.

The Airbus H145 has a large cabin, a compact airframe, and powerful engines, the H145 responds to a multitude of mission needs, designed especially to operate in high-and-hot operating conditions.

                                             

IrishAero © 28th September All Rights Reserved.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 26-09-15

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS 
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-DSL Airbus A320-216 c/n 3343 Alitalia Last Service Rome Fiumicino-Casablanca-Rome Fiumicino  09/09/15 in Air One colours prior paint into new colours.

EI-DTX Boeing 737-5Q8 c/n 28052 Transaero Airlines Ferried Moscow Domodedovo-Shannon 20/09/15 To Atlantic Aviation Group Return to lessor.

EI-EJJ Airbus A330-202 c/n 1225 Alitalia In Service Abu Dhabi-Rome Fiumicino 19/09/15 after paint into new colours.

EI-EUY Boeing 737-7Q8 c/n 29354 Transaero Airlines Ferried Moscow Vnukovo -Shannon 21/09/15 on return to lessor.

EI-UNE Boeing 767-3Q8(ER) c/n 29383 Transaero Airlines To Atlantic Aviation Group hangar 19/09/15 Return to lessor.

EI-FHM Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 42070 Norwegian Air International Delivered Boeing Field-Oslo 22/09/15.

G-UMAR Boeing 737-548 c/n 24968 Opel Investments (Tortala, BVI) Registered 15/09/15 in Billund ex UR-GBE/EI-CDC.

IrishAero © 26th September All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

This winter season Aer Lingus, Ryanair and Vueling will have 12,150 weekly seats from Dublin to Barcelona

                                                 
Image courtesy of Hotels Barcelona 
This Winter season consumers are in a treat on the highly popular route from Dublin to the beautiful city of Barcelona as three airlines Aer Lingus, Ryanair and Vueling will have 12,150 seats per week.

Aer Lingus will operate nine weekly services from Dublin to Barcelona with a daily service and two additional services on Fridays and Sundays.

Vueling, which is part of IAG, is extending it's summer service to a year-round basis operating three times weekly on Fridays, Sundays and Mondays.

Ryanair is increasing frequency from Dublin to Barcelona from two to three times daily.

Now that  Aer Lingus is part of IAG, one to watch, could it join forces with IAG carrier Vueling on the route, it's links with Iberia and British Airways’ parent International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) has enabled it to strengthen its operations at Barcelona El Prat Airport.

Barcelona is today one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair/exhibitions and cultural-sports centers, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities.

                                                   

IrishAero © 25th September All Rights Reserved.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Former Aer Lingus Boeing 737-548 stored in Billund

                                               
EI-CDA Boeing 737-548 Aer Lingus 
Aer Lingus Boeing 737-548 image above courtesy of Ardfern.

A former Aer Lingus Boeing 737-548 G-UMAR Boeing 737-548 c/n 24968  has been registered to Opel Investments (Tortala, BVI) on 15th September in storage in Billund Denmark. This aircraft previously was operated by Ukraine International Airlines from June 2011 to October 2014.

G-UMAR was orginally delivered to Aer Lingus as EI-BXG on 10th January 1991 and was re-registered as EI-CDC on 19th June 1991.

Aer Lingus operated a fleet of nine -500's the last ever -500 flight was operated by EI-CDH on October 29th, 2005, at the close of the summer season.

Aer Lingus Boeing 737-548 landing Faro back in January 1994.

                                       

IrishAero © 21st September All Rights Reserved.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 19-09-15

                                                 
EI-FIS Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair 
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-EUW Boeing 737-7Q8 c/n 29350 Transaero Airlines Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Dublin 11/09/15 on return to ILFC.

EI-FHL Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 42078 Norwegian Air International Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 16/09/15.

M-ABIL Airbus A320-232 c/n 2334 CIT Aerospace Rolled out of Eirtech Aviation Shannon 14/09/15 in IndiGo colours and towed to Lufthansa Technik hangar.

N175CR Boeing 737-33A(F) c/n 27459 AWAS Ferried Tampa-Gander-Bournemouth 10/11-09/15 after freighter conversion for paint for Texel Air.

5Y-KQE Boeing 737-76N/W c/n 30133 Kenya Airways Ferried Cairo-Shannon 11/09/15 on return to GECAS.

9H-OME Boeing 737-505 c/n 24274 Air Charter X Positioned Bournemouth-Turin 05/09/15 with U2 Innocence & Experience Tour Titles.

2-TBXF Airbus A321-131 c/n 591 ILFC in Sichuan Airlines Colours Ferried Chengdu Shuangliu-Chitose-Anchorage-Phoenix Goodyear 11/12-09/15.

IrishAero © 19th September All Rights Reserved.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Where are Ryanair Boeing 737-300s operating now?

                                               
Ryanair Boeing 737-300
Back in January 2003 Irish budget carrier acquired London Stansted based Buzz from KLM's following a strategic review of  business in light of the increasing competition in the European low cost arena.

The acquisition of Buzz enabled Ryanair to further expand at Stansted, London’s third main airport. Michael O'Leary said the acquisition was 'A Timely Strategic move".

Buzz acquisition saw the brief introduction of two new aircraft types into Ryanair's fleet the Bae146-300 and Boeing 737-300, however with a year both types where returned to lessors replaced by larger more fuel efficient Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Lets have a look to see where aircraft are operating today:

G-BZZA Boeing 737-3L9 c/n 26441 now EY-444 Tajik Air

G-BZZE Boeing 737-3Q8 c/n 26310 now ZK-TLB Airwork

G-BZZF Boeing 737-3Q8 c/n 26311 now YV3063 Rutaca Airlines

G-BZZG Boeing 737-3Q8 c/n 26312 now EW-366PA Belavia

G-BZZH Boeing 737-3Q8 c/n 26313 now OD-HAJ Wings of Lebanon

G-BZZI Boeing 737-3Q8 c/n 26314 now A6-PHH Global Jet United Arab Emirates

G-BZZJ Boeing 737-3Q8 c/n 26321 now EW-282PA Belavia

In Summer's 2009, 2010,2012 ,2013 former Buzz Boeing 737-3Q8 G-BZZJ now operating as EW-282PA Belavia visited Dublin Airport on Chernobyl Children flights.

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