Showing posts from May 30, 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-

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 ha

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 aviati

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 28