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-AmĂ­lcar 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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