Saturday, 30 May 2015

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

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 737-8AS/WL c/n 44687 Delivered 26th September 2014

EI-FEG Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44688 Delivered 14th September 2014

EI-FEH Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44689 Delivered 16th October 2014

EI-FEI Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44690 Delivered 6th November 2014

EI-FIA Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44691 Delivered 2nd February 2015

EI-FIB Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44692 Delivered 2nd February 2015

EI-FIC Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44693 Delivered 23rd February 2015

EI-FID Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44694 Delivered 27th February 2015

EI-FIE Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44695 Delivered 12th March 2015

EI-FIF Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44696 Delivered 28th March 2015

EI-FIG Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44698 Delivered 3rd April 2015

EI-FIH Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44697 Delivered 21st April 2015

EI-FIJ Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44699 Delivered 1st May 2015

EI-FIK Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44700 Delivered 11th May 2015

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

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 has been to design and build an airplane that will take passengers where they want to go, when they want to go, without intermediate stops; do it efficiently while providing the utmost comfort to passengers."

Dublin Airport is benefit from Boeing's 787 technological innovation as Ethiopian Airlines’ new route from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Dublin, and onto Los Angeles commences on 20th June operating  three times weekly. Ireland granted Ethiopian what are termed fifth freedom rights, enabling the airline to sell tickets on all sectors of the new Addis Ababa to Los Angeles route.

Michael Yohannes, Irish Area Manager for Ethiopian’s Airlines said the airline was looking forward to launching its new routes from Dublin to LA and Dublin to Addis Ababa in June. “We’re already seeing strong demand for these services in the Irish market,” Mr Yohannes added.

In addition to scheduled service, Ethiopian Airlines commenced a three times weekly Boeing 787 technical stop in Dublin on Addis Abba to Toronto route on 10th May last.

Tour operator Falcon Holidays and Thomson, a member of TUI GROUP, will operate direct non-stop flights from Dublin to Cancun in Mexico, and to Montego Bay in Jamaica from June 2016 for a six week charter series, with a Thomson Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which includes Premium Club.

The addition of new Boeing 787 routes to Mexico and Jamaica means enhances Dublin Airport position as a long-haul hub serving 20 long-haul destinations in Summer 2016, with 17 destinations in the Americas and the Caribbean, two destinations in the Middle East and one destination in Africa.

In the years ahead Boeing's 787 will become an increasingly feature at Dublin Airport connecting more destinations from Dublin on existing routes and new routes. American Airlines Boeing 767-300ER's operated on Dublin to Chicago, will exit as new Boeing 787s get delivered .

In 2012 Etihad Airways announced Dublin will be one of seven Etihad Airways destinations served by the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner – along with Frankfurt, Istanbul, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Beijing and Nagoya, when deliveries of the aircraft commenced in the last quarter of 2014.

The Irish Times reported in July 2014 Norwegian Air Shuttle was considering launching Dublin to Bangkok service using Boeing 787's.


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Norwegian Transfers first Boeing 787 from Irish to Norwegian Register

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 aviation authorities in the world, and cluster of leasing companies and MRO companies.

The future of managerial and mandatory regulatory functions carried out in Dublin is unclear as 787's transfer, the company's 40 staff are based in Collinstown House, Dublin Airport, the company has been considering launching a direct service from Dublin to Bangkok.

In the first quarter of 2016, Norwegian will take delivery of two 787-9's on lease from MG Aviation, larger than the 787-8 that Norwegian currently operates on its long-haul routes, with commitments to grow fleet to 17 aircraft by 2018.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 30-05-15

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 :
Dublin Movements Blog:
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists :

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 28043 AWAS Airtest from Lufthansa Technik 26/05/15 in Azur Air colours.

M-ABIO Airbus A320-232 c/n 2343 CIT Aerospace  Rolled out of Eirtech Aviation Shannon 24/05/15 in Ural Airlines colours.

N861TM Boeing 767-324(ER)/W c/n 27393 GECAS Ferried Shannon-Pinal Airpark 26/05/15 in basic First Choice Airways colours ex G-OOBL.

TC-DCG Airbus A320-216 c/n 6597 Pegasus Airlines Delivered Toulouse-Ostrava-Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen 21-25/05/15 leased from Avolon.

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