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Ryanair takes delivery of 15 Boeing 737-800s with a further 6 to be delivered in Summer 2015

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                                                  Ryanair Boeing 737-800 Irish budget carrier Ryanair has taken delivery of 15 Boeing 737-800s since September 2014 of aircraft purchased under Boeing contracts for 183 aircraft with the balance of aircraft to be delivered on a phased basis over a five year period. The new aircraft will enable the airline to open more routes and additional frequencies on existing routes for summer 2015. As of 30th May 2015 , 15 Boeing 737-800 aircraft where delivered, eleven during fiscal year ended 31 March 2015, and four since fiscal year 2016 commenced 31st March , with a further six by end of July and 28 aircraft between September 2015 and March 2016. Ryanair operates the largest all-Boeing fleet in Europe, with more than 313 737-800s in service. It is also the biggest customer for the aircraft type, ordering more than 530 737-800s throughout its history. EI-FEE Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44686 Delivered 9th September 2014 EI-FEF Boeing 737-

How Boeing's 787 is Opening New Markets from Dublin Airport

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                                                Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787  The past decade has been characterized by rapid globalization and technological innovation. As more people travel for business, tourism, and pleasure, there is an increased need airlines develop their networks, thus creating new business opportunities. One aircraft that has been instrumental in the growth of the global air transport industry is the Boeing 787.  Due to its size and amazing fuel efficiency, the 787 makes it possible to directly connect new small to medium city pairs with 7,850 nautical mile range. Since introduction to service in 2011, the Boeing 787 was developed primarily to replace older aircraft, and more importantly open up new point to point routes, by-passing traditional hubs.  Over 250 aircraft have been delivered to date with a further 1,100 of the type on order. Marty Bentrott, vice president of sales, marketing and in-service support for the 787 said "Our strategy ha

Norwegian Transfers first Boeing 787 from Irish to Norwegian Register

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                                                  The low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle has transferred the first of eight Boeing 787-8s from the Irish to Norwegian register. German Aviation Website Skyliner Aviation reported EI-LNB c/n 35305 was re-registered as LN-LNB yesterday Friday 29th May in Copenhagen and operated to New York JFK. The aircraft are currently registered to the airline's Irish subsidiary – Norwegian Air International (NAI) Ltd – under a 12-month exemption to expire on 16th June, ongoing delays to its US application for a foreign air carrier permit are forcing Norwegian to transfer eight Boeing 787s from Irish to home-country. Norwegian was granted an Operating License and Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) on 12th February 2014. It established operations in Dublin for several reasons including access to future traffic rights to and from the EU, Ireland was a Cape Town Convention signatory and Ireland ranked as one of the highest ranked civil aviati

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 30-05-15

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                                                  Ryanair Boeing 737-800s at 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/ EI-DSF Airbus A320-216 c/n 3080 Alitalia Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Ostrava 26/05/15 for painting into Air Berlin colours as D-ABZN. EI-DTJ Airbus A320-216 c/n 3978 Alitalia Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Ostrava 23/05/15 for painting into special colours. EI-FGS Boeing 37-8GJ/W c/n 39430 AWAS Airtest from Lufthansa Technik 27/05/15 in AnadoluJet colours. LY-LTF  Embraer ERJ-175LR c/n 17000017 Air Lituanica Ferried  Vilnius-Shannon 24/05/15 on return to ECC Leasing Ltd (Embraer Asset Management). LZ-AWC Boeing 767-33A(ER) c/n 28

First Etihad Airways Airbus A330-200 in new livery operates to Dublin Airport

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A6-EYD Airbus A330-243 Etihad Airways  A6-EYD Pictured above landing at Dublin Airport courtesy of Tom O'Connor. This morning Etihad Airways ETD041/48 from Abu Dhabi was operated by A6-EYD Airbus A330-243 (MSN 658) became it's first aircraft to visit Dublin Airport in new livery. The aircraft operated it's first service to Manchester last Tuesday 19th May following overhaul and repaint at Etihad Airways Engineering. Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan said "The striking new livery also continues our commitment to breaking from convention and doing things differently. This is a real divergence from the norms of traditional airline livery design and will stand out in the sky and at every airport we fly to." The new livery was created by leading brand consultants Landor Associates in partnership with Etihad Airways, the new livery is inspired by traditional Emirati design patterns, the landscapes of the desert and the geometric shapes found in the modern archite

NetJets Europe Bombardier Challenger 350 visits Dublin Airport

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CS-CHA Bombardier Challenger 350 NetJets Europe Today Sunday 24th May an Bombardier Challenger 350 visited Dublin Airport. The aircraft CS-CHA of NetJets Europe touched down at 1205 local from Farnbourgh. This week the aircraft made its public debut with NetJets at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE 2015) in Geneva, Switzerland. Another three of the type are to be delivered to NetJets Europe this year. The aircraft, CS-CHA Challenger 350 construction number 20544 was delivered to NetJets Europe Cascais Portugal, home-base, via Glasgow at the end of April. It has been doing crew familiarization flights since including one to Dublin on 13th May. NetJets chairman and CEO Jordan Hansel said "We’re particularly proud of what we’ve achieved with our Signature Series jets at NetJets. All of the cabin materials you see on-board the Challenger 350 aircraft are hand-selected by our design team. This is complemented with iPads on-board each aircraft t

Aer Lingus 8th Airbus A330 EI-EWR Enters Service

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                                                  Image courtesy of Aer Lingus  Aer Lingus 8th Airbus A330 registered EI-EWR named "St Thomas" leased from AerCap entered service on Thursday 21st May operating EIN139 from Dublin to Boston after an extensive cabin modification programme and installation of new 'Flat Bed' business class seats at Sabena Technics in Bordeaux. EI-EWR Airbus A330-202 construction number 330 was originally delivered to Aer Lingus on 9th May 2000 named "St Laurence O Toole/Lorcan O Tuathai" ex test registration F-WWKV until end of lease in 2009, as a result of global economic crisis when long-haul routes to Los Angeles and San Francisco where terminated with aircraft returned to lessor ILFC. The aircraft was cancelled from Irish register on 13th August 2009 to Batavia as PK-YVI. On 19th March 2013 it was re-registered to Calliope Ltd and cancelled to 26th August same year to Air Asia X as 9M-XAD. On 29th January 2015 it wa

Irish Commerical Aircraft Update 23-05-15

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                                                  Aer Lingus Regional ATR72-500 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 in new colours Ferried Toronto Pearson International Airport-Belfast International 19/05/15 on summer-lease to Thomson Airways. C-FPPH Boeing 737-81D/W c/n 39440 Sunwing Airlines Ferried Toronto Pearson International Airport-Dublin 20/05/15 on summer-lease to Thomson Airways. EI-RUR Boeing 737-8MC/W c/n 44435 Transaero Airlines Ferried Bratislava-Masstricht 19/05/15 in new colours for partial repaint. G-CINP Airbus A330-223 c/n 353 Apollo Aviation Management Ferried St Athan-Lisb

Ryanair increases frequencies on 12 routes from Dublin Airport this winter season

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                                                  Ryanair Boeing 737-800  Irish budget carrier Ryanair is to increase frequencies on 12 routes from Dublin for Winter 2015/6 season, commencing 26th October on a mix of business and leisure routes. Ryanair will operate a six times weekly service to Alicante, a daily service to Faro and Malaga, Barcelona will increase from two to three times daily, Berlin Schonefeld will operate nine times weekly, Madrid increases from tweleve times weekly to eighteen times weekly, five flights per week to Tenerife South and eight times weekly between Dublin and Warsaw Modlin. In response to strong customer demand Ryanair will increase frequencies to Birmingham from four to six times daily and Manchester from five to six times daily, and Liverpool from three to four times daily and London Gatwick from five to six times daily. The airline will also operate two new services to Copenhagen and Lublin next winter as well as extending its Venice Trevi

South Aer FBO announces new Cork Airport facility underlining their long term commitment

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                                                  Image courtsey of Global FBO Consult   South Aer FBO continues to develop their Cork International Airport operation, underlining their long term commitment to the airport. Managing Director Pat Forde announced established FBO has acquired a new, modern and excellently located facility at Compass House, next to the ramp. “We have also purchased new GSE, including air stairs (suitable for ACJ/BBJ), GPU, Potable Water and Lav Carts and diesel tug. Our front of house and ground operations staff have been supplied with newly designed uniforms and branded name badges, adding to our corporate image. “We currently handle in excess of 77% of the BizAv traffic at Cork International & are the airport’s only dedicated BizAv facility. We believe our position as a family run FBO gives us the edge & allows us to provide the highest level of personal service our clients can expect anywhere. But we are standing still. I feel the time

Jet Assist Ltd announces plans for new $4.1 million Hangar and FBO Project at Belfast International Airport

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                                                Image courtesy of Jet Assist Ltd  Jet Assist Ltd  today announced at the 15th EBACE 2015 in Geneva that they have submitted an in-depth proposal to begin the process of building a New State-of-the-Art 44,000ft2 Aircraft Hangar and a 22,000ft2 Office Accommodation at Belfast International Airport. The Hangar will be a distinctive two-door design allowing access for aircraft in from either side of the Hangar. This design allows aircraft to be parked through either door reducing the requirement for aircraft towing to reach alternative aircraft. The main Hangar is big enough to hold a Boeing 767-300 aircraft and at the same time house Flying School Aircraft and Light to medium Jets or Turboprops. The Hangar is to incorporate a full FBO facility, which will include Office Accommodation, Boardrooms, Lounges, Kitchens, Crew Rest/Sleeping Accommodation, Bathrooms / Showers and facilities for a Flying School operation. The facility will

Irish Aviation Authority and Shannon's IASC partner to launch new Irish “EJ” corporate aircraft register

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                                                  Image Courtesy of Bombardier Aerospace  A new Irish aircraft register targeted at corporate and business jets has been unveiled. The “EJ” register is administered by the Irish Aviation Authority, with Shannon Airport’s International Aviation Services Centre (IASC) as a preferred marketing and support partner. The new register offers the benefits of a gold-standard onshore EASA jurisdiction and is designed for full compliance with current and forthcoming EASA regulations including Part NCC. The new registration marks consist of “EJ-“ plus four letters, allowing for a wider range of personalised registrations. Working with industry-leading tax and legal partners, Shannon Airport’s International Aviation Services Centre (IASC) offers a cost-effective one-stop shop for aircraft owners, operators and financiers seeking to benefit from the advantages of the EJ register. Shannon, with its tax-efficient Free Zone, is designated by th

Dublin-Weston Executive Airport reports second year of bizav growth

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                                                Director of Operations David P Scully Dublin-Weston Executive Airport is reporting its second year of business aviation growth since being taken over by the Conneely civil engineering group. Director of Operations and Commercial Manager, Dave Scully sites increased traffic connected to Ireland’s extensive equine industry and new multi-national industry inward investment being the main drivers Mr. Scully also says that a number of aerial survey companies have chosen the airport as a base for their operations. Attractive Jet A-1 prices, low cost, secure hangarage, ease of access and zero traffic congestion all coming together to make Dublin-Weston a highly  attractive package. These very same factors are attracting increased numbers of private and corporate operators to the facility. Dublin-Weston has three large, modern, secure, heated hangars and these have found favour with a number of clients requiring short or long term air

Ryanair accelerates Berlin Schönefeld-Cologne route launch and adds new routes in Berlin and Hamburg

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                                                  EI-FIJ Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair  Irish budget carrier Ryanair, has announced it's new Berlin Schönefeld to Cologne route will start on 3rd September, due to the large demand , two months earlier than planned with a frequency of five times daily using 189 seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The Berlin to Cologne route is extremely lucrative route currently served by Air Berlin and Lufthansa and Germanwings plans to start route on 3rd October. Speaking to German Aviation website airliners.de Ryanair's Chief Marketing Officer Kenny Jacobs said "Air Berlin will soon reduce frequencies". The budget carrier uses "Triangulation" to exploit opportunities for continued growth by connecting airports within its existing route network. To this effect it announced further expansion at it's Berlin Schönefeld base with the announcement of a new connection to Tenerife South, operating three times weekly. In Hamburg th

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 16-05-15

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                                                  Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S-61  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-CSG Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 29922  MIAT Mongolian Airlines Ferried Chinggis Khaan International Airport-Moscow Sheremetyevo -Berlin Tegel-Prague 12/05/15 on summer-lease to Travel Service. EI-DEO Airbus A320-214 c/n 2486 Aer Lingus Departed Eirtech Aviation Shannon to Dublin 09/05/15 in Special Official Carrier of the Irish Rugby Team colours arrived 29/04/15. EI-EXJ Boeing 717-200 c/n 55176 Volotea Airlines In Service Helsinki-Nantes-Prague 13/14-05/15 after winter storage. EI-FGS Boeing 737-8GJ/W c/n 39430 Sun Express/AnadoluJ

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 09-05-15

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                                                   EI-FIJ 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-DSH Airbus A320-216 c/n 3178 Air Berlin Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Dublin-Dusseldorf 06/05/15 to become D-ABZL. EI-FIJ Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44699 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 01/05/15. EI-FKI Boeing 767-36N c/n 30841 GECAS registered Shannon 06/05/15 for Euro Atlantic Airways as CS-TKS ex 5Y-KQY. EI-RUR Boeing 737-8MC/W c/n 44355 Transaero Airlines Delivered Boeing Field-Keflavik-Bratislava 30/04/15. EI-SLO ATR42-320(F) c/n 121 Air Contractors positioned Shannon-Venice 03/05/15 after paint into hybrid colours ex HB-AFD

Ryanair focuses growth on primary airports as 44 new routes announced in April

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                                                  Ryanair Boeing 737-800  Ryanair opened it's 71st European base at Ponta Delgada and 4th Portuguese base with 1 based Boeing 737-800 operating three routes to to London Stansted (1 x weekly), Lisbon (2 x daily) and Porto (1 x daily) on 1st April, as the airline continues to develop its network offering from many primary airports across Europe to support business as well as leisure demand, tapping into large and profitable core city catchments.  Of 44 routes announced in April 26 have been converted to year round services. In the month of April expansion for winter 2015/6 season at Athens, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Rome bases and extension of four routes from Dublin serving primary airports to a year-round basis. The carrier continues to focus on Italian market for growth through new domestic and international connections with 20 new routes announced. The carrier continues to add new routes at secondary airports Edinburgh to Fra

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 02-05-15

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                                                  Dublin Airport Terminal 2  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/ CP-2554 Boeing 737-3Q8 c/n 26303 Boliviana de Aviación Ferried Jorge Wilstermann International-Tocumen-Tucson-Goodyear 24/25-04/15 on return to lessor ex EI-ELS. EI-DEO Airbus A320-214 c/n 2486 Virgin Little Red Ferried Dublin-Shannon 29/04/15 for repainting to Eirtech Aviation. EI-FIJ Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44699 Ryanair First Flight 26/04/15. EI-STA Boeing 737-31S c/n 29057 Air Contractors Ferried London Southend-Dublin 30/04/15 after repainting. LY-LCL Airbus A320-214 c/n 533 smartLynx Airlines Ferried Woensdrecht-Birmingham 28/04/