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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 12 December

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                                                  EI-DCL Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair  Irish Aircraft leasing firm up for sale, could be worth $7bn Dublin-based AWAS has been put up for sale by its private equity owner in an auction that could value the aircraft lessor at $7 billion, including debt, and draw bids from Chinese lessors and other Asian investors, sources said. AWAS offers a portfolio of about 200 aircraft and a leasing platform through which it caters to about 90 customers such as Singapore Airlines and Qantas Airways. Milestone Aviation Names Daniel Rosenthal President and CEO Milestone Aviation Group Limited announced that President Daniel Rosenthal has been named President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2017. Richard Santulli, GE Officer and Milestone Chairman, will leave GE but continue to serve Milestone in an advisory capacity. Rosenthal, 41, has spent most of his career in leadership positions at some of the most innovative organizations in

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 12 December

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                                                  Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300 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-EFR Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37541 Ryanair Ferried London Stansted-Glasgow Prestwick 25/11/16 for hand-back to SMBC Aviation Capital for Jeju Air. EI-FMV Airbus A319-111 c/n 2332 Volotea Airlines Ferried Shannon-Ljubljana 03/12/16 ex 9H-AEL. F-WTDW Airbus A321-211 c/n 827 AerCap Ferried Shannon-Montpelier 02/12/16 still Air Mediterranee colours. HA-KAD Boeing 737-4Y0(F) c/n  24917 ASL Airlines Hungary registered at Shannon 02/12/16 ex N284AL. VQ-BJC Boeing 737-8K5 c/n 27992 Rossiya Ferried Orenburg-Shannon 03/12/16 in Orenair colours r

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 5 December

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                                                  Aer Lingus Airbus A320-214  Apollo Aviation Grows Fleet By 25% Apollo Aviation Group announced that since the second quarter of 2016 it has contracted to purchase 27 commercial aircraft and five aircraft engines for a total gross purchase price of $750 million. All flight equipment is being purchased with leases attached to airlines in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.  The 27 aircraft are comprised of 21 narrowbody and six widebody from the Airbus A319, A320, A321 and A330, and the Boeing 737-800 and B737-900ER families. The vast majority of aircraft (96%) are in-production. Jet-leasing giant SMBC has eye on acquisitions Dublin-based aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital will continue to size up potential acquisitions but Ceo Peter Barrett said the company "Won't pursue growth for growth's sake" in an interview with the Irish Indepedent adding that the sector remained strong globally, despite challenge

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 5 December

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                                                  Aer Lingus Airbus A320-214  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-FHB Boeing 737-8Q8 c/n 35283 Sriwijaya Air Ferried Bournemouth-Budapest 28/11/16 after paint prior delivery to become PK-CRC. EI-FMV Airbus A319-111 c/n 2332 Volotea Airlines painted at Shannon 26/11/16 prior delivery ex 9H-AEL. EI-FTI Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44759 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 01/12/16. EI-FTJ Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44760 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 29/11/16. EI-IGT Boeing 737-73V c/n 32421 Air Italy Ferried Olbia-St Athan 29/11/16 in Meridiana colours. EI-LSY Gulfstream G550 c/n 5350 Gainjet Ireland

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 28 November

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                                                  Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300 AerCap Announces Closing of New $0.6 Billion Credit Facility AerCap Holdings N.V. announced that it has completed the closing of a new $0.6 billion secured credit facility. The facility will primarily be used to acquire new narrowbody and widebody aircraft as they deliver from Boeing and Airbus through 2017. The facility was signed to finance a portfolio of eight aircraft and matures in 2024. Aergo Capital expands its fleet with four Bombardier planes Aergo Capital has acquired four next-generation Bombardier craft that are on lease to Ethiopian Airlines. Aergo said that it has bought a British Virgin Islands company that owns four Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. Ethiopian Airlines is leasing all four for the long term. An existing financing deal with Export Development Canada will stay in place. Avolon delivers Boeing B737-800 to Aerolineas Argentinas Avolon announced the delivery of one Boei

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 28 November

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                                                  Cityjet SSJ95  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-EWT Boeing 757-28A c/n 29381 I-Fly Ferried Tolmachevo-Shannon 18/11/16 on return to lessor. EI-FBK Boeing 717-2BL c/n 55182 Volotea Ferried Stockholm Arlanda-Keflavik 22/11/16 for Hawaiian Airlines to become N494HA leased from BCC. EI-FBU Airbus A330-322 c/n 120 I-Fly Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Teruel Airport 22/11/16 for storage. EI-FHB Boeing 737-8Q8 c/n 35283 Norwegian Air International Ferried Budapest-Bournemouth 17/11/16 for painting leased from AerCap. EI-FTH Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44758 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 18/11/16. EI-RU

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 21 November

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                                                  Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS  Avolon delivers one Boeing 787-9 to Hainan Airlines Avolon announced on 11 November the delivery of one Boeing B787-9 aircraft to Hainan Airlines. This is the sixth Avolon aircraft on lease to Hainan Airlines. FLY Leasing Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results FLY Leasing Ltd reported third-quarter earnings of $22.9 million on revenues of $80.7 million acquirubg seven aircraft at a cost of $467 million and sold three older aircraft for a gain of $4.1 million. FLY Leasing's CEO Colm Barrington said "In the quarter we sold three aircraft with an average age of 15 years, generating a gain of $4.1 million, a 19% premium to net book value,  meanwhile, we invested $467 million in seven aircraft with an average age of about two-and-one-half years. The impact of these and earlier transactions on our portfolio metrics was significant, reducing our fleet age to 6.2 years and increasing our average

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 21 November

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                                                  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-EFP Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37540 Ryanair for hand-back to SMBC Aviation Capital for Jelu Air by 2017Q3. EI-EFR Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37541 Ryanair for hand-back to SMBC Aviation Capital for Jelu Air by 2017Q3. EI-EFT Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37543 Ryanair for hand-back to SMBC Aviation Capital for Jelu Air by 2017Q3. EI-FVC Airbus A319-131 c/n 4403 CIT Aerospace Ferried Tucson-Bangor-Keflavik-Shannon-Ostrava 11-12/11/16 ex XA-VOP. EI-FVD Airbus A319-131 c/n 4422 CIT Aerospace Ferried Tucson-Bangor-Keflavik-Shannon-Ostrava 11-12/11/16 ex XA-VOQ.

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 15 November

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                                                  Aer Lingus Airbus fleet Dublin  AerCap CEO doesn't expect US election to hit aviation industry AerCap does not believe the result of the US presidential election will disrupt growth for the aviation industry. This is because of the resilience of travel demand to other shocks in recent years, its CEO said today.  "What we do know is that over last two and a half years, we've faced an awful lot of global shocks - Ebola, Zika, the downturn in Brazil, the attempted coup in Turkey, Brexit," said CEO Aengus Kelly. SMBC Aviation Capital signs Airbus A320-200 lease deal with Ural Airlines  SMBC Aviation Capital announced that it has signed a lease with Ural Airlines for an Airbus A320-200 aircraft with Manufacturer’s Serial Number 2947. The aircraft will be delivered to Ural Airlines at the end of this month and will bring the number of aircraft placed on-lease by SMBC Aviation Capital with Ural to seven. SMBC Avi

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 15 November

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                                                  Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300 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/ D-ASXE Boeing 737-8CX c/n 32365 Sun Express Germany Ferried Nuremberg-Antalya 07/11/16 on return to lessor Macquarie AirFinance. D-ASXG Boeing 737-8CX c/n 32366 Sun Express Germany Ferried Antalya-Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen 07/11/16 on return to lessor Macquarie AirFinance. D-ASXI Boeing 737-8CX c/n 32367 Sun Express Germany Ferried Nuremberg-Izmir 07/11/16 on return to lessor Macquarie AirFinance. D-AXGF Airbus A330-202 c/n 616 Eurowings Delivered Hamburg-Cologne 03/11/16 ex A7-AFM leased from GECAS. EC-HKO Airbus A319-111 c/n 1362 Ibe

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 7 November

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                                                    Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS    Aergo Capital appoints Lorraine Carew and Stan Barnes as executives Aircraft lessor Aergo Capital has appointed former Pembroke Capital founder Lorraine Carew as head of commercial operations in a number of management changes. Aergo CEO Fred Browne described the appointments as significant for its business "Our continued investment in the best people underlines our commitment to the delivery of a quality service for our customers". Aergo Capital sells one 2001 Vintage A320-200 to Blackrock Investment Management and one 1997 Vintage B737-400 to VX Capital Partners LLC Aergo Capital has announced the sale of two (2) aircraft as the company continues to reduce the average age of its fleet.  One Airbus A320-200, bearing Manufacturers Serial Number 1626, to Blackrock Investment Management, LLC – Aviation Group. The aircraft is subject to an operating lease with Avion Express, who will continue

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 7 November

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                                                  Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300s  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-FJY Boeing 737-8JP c/n 42272 Norwegian Air International Delivered Boeing Field-Oslo 01/11/16. EI-FTC Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44753 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 01/11/16. EI-FTF Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44756 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 28/10/16. EI-FTG Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44757 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 02/11/16. EI-FWC Sukhoi RRJ95 c/n 95111 Cityjet Delivered Venice-Dublin 02/11/16. N590CB Boeing 757-28A c/n 32449 GECAS Ferried Lourdes-Bangor-Jacksonville for freighter conversion 28/10/16 ex ET-AMK. VP-

Ryanair adds five new 737s in October increasing fleet to 362 aircraft

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Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS  Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair added five brand new Boeing 737-800s to it's fleet in October increasing the total number of aircraft to 362. Ryanair's new 737s are leased through wholly owned Luxembourg subsidiary Aviation Finance and Leasing S.à.r.l. The Irish low-cost carrier operates the largest fleet of Next-Generation 737-800s in the world. According to aircraft fleet website Planespotters.net construction numbers have been allocated to Ryanair for a further 15 Boeing 737-800 deliveries. EI-FTA Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44751 Delivered 5 October EI-FTB Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44752 Delivered 12 October EI-FTD Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44754 Delivered 13 October EI-FTE Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44755 Delivered 14 October EI-FTF Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44756 Delivered 29 October Irish Aviation Research Institute © 3 November All Rights Reserved.

C-FFPH Boeing 737 Sunwing returns to Canada after summer lease

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                                                  C-FFPH Boeing 737-81D Sunwing Airlines  C-FFPH Boeing 737-81D c/n 39440 Sunwing Airlines departed Dublin Airport on Monday 31 October as TOM9857 at 1206 local to Toronto Pearson after summer lease to Thomson Airways. During the summer season the aircraft operated an extensive sun charter programme on behalf of TUI's Falcon Holidays and Thomson Holidays to Burgas, Faro, Heraklion, Ibiza, Las Palmas, Lanzarote, Palma, Rhodes, Tenerife South and Zakynthos. Sunwing Airlines is based at Toronto Pearson International operating a fleet of 19 Boeing 737-800s and plans to lease 4 Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft from Air Lease Corporation. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 1 November All Rights Reserved.

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 31 October 2016

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                                                  EI-FJF Boeing 737-86N 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/ N285XA Boeing 737-4Q8 c/n 26285 AerSale Ferried Roswell-Miami 20/10/16 for freighter conversion. N565RP Embraer 145LR c/n 145679 CIT Aerospace Ferried Kingman Airport-Great Falls International 20/10/16 ex PT-SFL. VT-IDZ Airbus A320-232 c/n 3264 IndiGo Airlines Delivered Mexico City-Fort Lauderdale-Greater Moncton International Airport-Glasgow Prestwick 21-23/10/16 ex CC-BJB leased from AerCap. VP-CYD Airbus A320-214 c/n 4699 Flynas Delivered Ostrava-Jeddah 25/10/16 ex OK-HCA. 2-RAJB Airbus A320-233 c/n 733 BB

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 31 October 2016

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                                                  Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300  Avolon acquisitions boost 3Q statistics Avolon recorded a 67% increase in its fleet of owned, managed and committed airliners for 3Q 2016 compared to the same period a year ago, the company said. The number of aircraft rose from 258 to 432. In a 3Q trading update, Avolon said it delivered 31 aircraft over the past three months, including 22 from the GECAS portfolio, to 19 customers. The company sold 11 aircraft, seven from its owned fleet and four from its managed fleet. Letters of intent were executed for sale of a further 13 aircraft. Avolon delivers one Airbus A320-200 to Volaris Avolon announced the delivery of one Airbus A320-200 aircraft to Volaris. This is the eighth Avolon aircraft on lease to Volaris. Denis Nayden joins Avolon Board Avolon announced the appointment of Denis Nayden to its Board as Vice Chairman and Chair of the Risk Committee. Mr Nayden is a veteran of the aircraft leas

Ryanair's 37 new route announcements in October

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                                                  Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS  Irish budget carrier Ryanair announced 37 new route in October for Summer 2017 interestingly the carrier continues to expand strategically into UK market from it's European bases adding routes to Belfast International, Birmingham Bristol, East Midlands and Edinburgh. In Germany the carrier is seizing on market opportunities as competition retrenches announcing significant capacity expansion adding additional capacity and new routes from bases in Cologne, Hamburg (+180%) and Nuremberg (+400%) for Summer 2017. The carrier announced a second new route to Oradea, western Romania from Milan Bergamo operating twice weekly from 27 March 2017. Belfast International - Faro Bristol - Bucharest Bristol - Venice Cologne -Sofia Copenhagen - Pescara Copenhagen - Thessaloniki Copenhagen - Valencia Copenhagen - Zadar East Midlands – Budapest East Midlands – Girona East Midlands – Reus Eindhoven to Bolog

London City Airport CEO Declan Collier welcomes Heathrow expansion

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                                                  London City Airport  London City Airport CEO Declan Collier has welcomed plans for London Heathrow expansion. In July London City Airport received government approval for it's £344 million Development Programme to grow passenger numbers from 4.3 to 6.5 million by 2015 investing in infrastructure including 7 new aircraft stands, a parallel taxiway and passenger terminal extension. Declan Collier, CEO of London City Airport said "Today’s announcement is good news for business, good news for tourism and good news for Britain; a new runway in the South East will create much needed capacity, helping secure the UK’s position as a global hub - never more important than in the current political climate. Approving development at London City Airport earlier this year showed the Government’s readiness to act in the best interests of the British economy as it will generate more economic activity and create more jobs at the airpor

Emirates Airlines has won its first travel award in Northern Ireland

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                                                  Lynsey Lamot Emirates Airlines  Global connector Emirates Airlines has won its first travel award in Northern Ireland. The world's largest international airline was awarded Best Airline Worldwide at the Blue Insurance Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards in the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa presented by actor, James Nesbitt. The Northern Ireland market has become increasingly important to Emirates and according to Dublin Airport, Dubai was the third most popular destination for passengers from Northern Ireland in 2015. Emirates is the only airline flying direct between Ireland and Dubai, with a twice daily service. Enda Corneille, country manager for Emirates in Ireland said "Since launching in Ireland almost five years ago, we have seen a significant increase in the number of passengers from the North travelling with Emirates, both for business and leisure. We are really committed to the NI market with a dedic

Air Transat increases Dublin capacity by 28% for Summer 2017

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                                                  Air Transat Airbus A330-200 Canadian carrier Air Transat announced that it is to add an extra weekly service on its flights to Toronto next year. Air Transat will operate direct services three times a week from Dublin to Toronto for Summer 2017 with an additional weekly frequency increasing capacity by 28% and once weekly to Montreal, from May to October. Air Transat’s Sales Director UK & Ireland, Lesley Kane said "Canada is an increasingly popular destination for summer holidays and we’re enhancing our flight programme from Ireland to reflect this. Our customers are looking to travel when they want with the utmost convenience and to incorporate multiple destinations into their holiday experience. Our 2017 programme from Dublin caters for that demand with more choice and flexibility of travel." Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said "I’m delighted to see Air Transat increasing services on i

Free Lecture My Life in Irish Aviation - A Process of Change by Con Clarke

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                                                  Date: Wednesday Nov 2nd 2016 Speaker: Mr Con Clarke Former Corporate Executive - Customer Service, Aer Lingus Time: 8PM Title: "My Life in Irish Aviation - A Process of Change" Venue: Abbey Room, Wynn’s Hotel Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1. Con’s view of the process of change within the industry throughout his career, will be a unique insight from a managerial perspective on the changes the brought us to today’s airline business. Con has had many re-incarnations throughout his career including: •Traffic Dept. at Dublin Airport and City Terminal •Involved in Handling all Airlines at Dublin Airport •Station Management, introduction of new aircraft, equipment and procedures •Handling Industrial Relations Issues •Management of Cargo Terminal •General Manager/Chief Executive Customer Service •Chief Executive Restructuring for TEAM Aer Lingus Members and Non-Members Welcome To keep informed of future events

Ryanair announces largest ever Milan expansion

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                                                  Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS  Irish budget carrier Ryanair has announced it's largest ever Milan expansion for Summer 2017, increasing traffic from Milan to 11.3 million as the carrier lifts capacity by 18%. Overall  the carrier plans to carry 35 million passengers from Italy increasing market share to 37 percent, allocating an additional 10 aircraft to the Italian market opening a total 44 new routes. For Summer 2017 from Milan Bergamo 5 new routes will be launched to Bordeaux (4 per week), Edinburgh (5 per week), Luxembourg (4 per week), Oradea (2 per week) and Vigo (2 per week) with 9 new summer routes to Belfast, Gdansk, Hamburg, Nis, Nuremberg, Oslo, Ostrava, Prague and Timisoara, operating a total of 76 routes carrying 9.9 million passengers. In Milan Malpensa it's 73 European base five 5 new summer routes will be launched to Brussels (2 daily), Catania (4 per day), Gran Canaria (1 per week), Porto (4 per week) and Sofi

Ryanair returns Boeing 737 EI-EFS to lessor

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                                                  Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS  Irish budget carrier Ryanair has commenced the first Boeing 737-800 end of lease (EOL) hand-backs for Winter 2016/7 season as the carrier takes delivery of 50 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft. EI-EFS Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37542 operated it's last revenue service 18 October RYR443 from Liverpool to Dublin and ferried to the carrier's maintenance base at Glagsow Prestwick. The aircraft arrived back in Dublin on 20 October in basic Ryanair colours prior to return to lessor SMBC Aviation Capital. According to website planespotters.net the aircraft is due to be re-delivered to Ukraine International Airlines. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 24 October All Rights Reserved.

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 24 October 2016

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                                                  EI-RJT RJ85 Cityjet FLY Leasing Extends 2012 Term Loan FLY Leasing Limited announced that it extended the maturity date of its 2012 Term Loan from August 2019 to February 2022. The Term Loan had a balance of approximately $410 million as of September 30, 2016. In connection with the extension, FLY paid its lenders a one-time fee of 0.25% of the current outstanding principal amount. “FLY continues to manage its liability structure in an aggressive manner, taking every opportunity to extend its debt maturities, de-risk its financial position and secure attractive, long-term financing to fund growth,” said Colm Barrington, CEO of FLY. GECAS and Atlantic AirVenture Aviation Centre Shannon have collaborated to develop a one week intensive program targeted at Transition Year (TY) students in local Shannon schools GECAS and Atlantic AirVenture Aviation Centre Shannon have collaborated to develop a one week intensive program targeted

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 24 October 2016

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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-EFS Boeing 737-8AS c/n 3021 Ryanair Ferried Glasgow Prestwick-Dublin 20/10/16 in basic colours on return to lessor SMBC Aviation. EI-FJX Boeing 737-8JP c/n 42271 Norwegian Air International Delivered Boeing Field-Oslo 17/10/16. EI-XLC Boeing 747-446 c/n 27100 Rossiya Airlines Ferried Shannon-Cambridge 18/10/16. EI-XLG Boeing 747-446 c/n 29899 Rossiya Airlines Ferried Shannon-Cambridge 19/10/16. PH-IAM Embraer 190LR c/n 19000310 Falko Regional Ferried Exeter-Norwich 15/10/16 for paint into Air Moldova colours. UR

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 17 October 2016

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                                                  Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS  AerCap Delivers Airbus A320neo Aircraft on Lease to Spirit Airlines AerCap announced the delivery of an Airbus A320neo on lease to Spirit Airlines, making the airline the first U.S. airline to receive the aircraft type. This is the first of 5 A320neo aircraft to deliver to Spirit Airlines with a further 4 A320neo aircraft on order, expected to deliver through 2016.  AerCap has one of the largest Airbus A320neo Family portfolios with a total of 2 owned and 217 on order aircraft, delivering through 2021. AerCap Leased, Purchased and Sold 143 Aircraft in the Third Quarter 2016 AerCap announced in Q3 it executed sale transactions for 40 aircraft and exercised options to purchase 10 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft with deliveries in 2021 and executed sale transactions for 40 aircraft and purchased 7 aircraft, including 1 Airbus A320neo, 3 Airbus A350-900s, 1 Boeing 787-8 and 2 Boeing 787-9s. It signed lease

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 17 October 2016

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                                                  Aer Lingus Airbus A330-302 EI-DUZ 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-FTB Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44752 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 12/10/16. EI-FTD Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44754 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 12/10/16. EI-IGR Boeing 737-36N c/n 28561 Meridiana Ferried Olbia-Keflavik-Bangor-Mojave 07-8/10/16 on return to lessor. EI-IGS Boeing 737-36N c/n 28562 Meridiana Ferried Olbia-Keflavik-Bangor-Mojave 12/13-10/16 on return to lessor. EI-XLG Boeing 747-446 c/n 29899 Rossiya Airlines Ferried Dublin-Shannon 07/10/16 for interim storage after paint prior delivery. F-WTBA ATR72-212A

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 10 October 2016

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                                                    Airbus A350-900 AerCap Confirms Placement of Five Embraer E-Jets E2 Aircraft to Borajet Airlines AerCap Holdings N.V. announced at the Istanbul Airshow it has confirmed placement of three Embraer E190-E2s and two E195-E2s to Turkish carrier, Borajet Airlines. The aircraft, on long term lease from AerCap’s order book with Embraer, will begin delivering to Borajet Airlines in 2018. AerCap is the launch lessor customer of Embraer’s E-Jets E2 second generation of this family of commercial aircraft with a total of 50 Embraer E190-E2s and E195-E2s on order. BOC Aviation And Air China Enter Into Purchase-And-Leaseback Arrangement For Five New Aircraft BOC Aviation Limited announced that it has entered into a purchase-and-leaseback arrangement with Air China for five aircraft, comprising three Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and two Airbus A330-300 aircraft, all scheduled for delivery new from the manufacturer in the fourth quarter of 20

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 10 October 2016

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                                                  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/ AP-BKM Airbus A330-301 c/n 70 Shaheen Air International Ferried Dublin-Orlando Sanford 06/10/16 for part-out & scrap ex EI-CRK. EI-FNZ Airbus A330-343 c/n 1491 Turkish Airlines Ferried Mojave-Bangor-Zurich 04/05-10/16 to become TC-. EI-FTA Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44751 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 04/10/16. EI-XLC Boeing 747-446 c/n 27100 Rossiya Airlines Ferried Dublin-Shannon 06/10/16 for interim storage after paint prior delivery. 5B-DCV Airbus A319-132 c/n 2032 CobaltAir Delivered Shannon-Larnaca 30/09/16 ex OE-IEJ leased from CIT

New ACI Europe Passenger data reveals Dublin Airport was Europe's fastest growing major airport in August

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                                                  Dublin Airport  New passenger data released by ACI Europe this morning shows that Dublin Airport (Group 1) was the fastest growing major airport in Europe in August growing at 9% ahead of Amsterdam Schiphol (+7.9%), Barcelona (+6.8%) , Copenhagen  (+6.6%) , and London Gatwick (+5.7%). Dublin Airport's passenger traffic growth was well above the average increase of just +2.0% across the European airport network. The news come on hots on the heels that a record 1.2 million Northern Ireland residents used Dublin Airport during 2015, which was a 37% increase on the previous year. Dublin Airport is also growing its importance as a key international gateway for overseas visitors to Northern Ireland, as 67% of all passengers who came by air to the island of Ireland traveled via Dublin Airport last year. London Heathrow was the most popular destination for Northern Ireland residents using Dublin Airport last year, followed by N

Ryanair welcomes 5 new aircraft into fleet in September

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                                                  Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS  Irish budget carrier Ryanair welcomed five new Boeing 737-800 aircraft into it's fleet in September bringing it's fleet size to 360 Boeing 737-800s all delivered in a standard 189 seat economy class layout featuring Boeing Sky Interior with new slimeline seats and overhead lockers, larger windows, increased headroom and LED lighting. The carrier will take delivery of a further 45 by end of financial year to end of March 2017. The aircraft are depreciated over a useful life of 23 years from the date of manufacture to residual value. EI-FRV Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44747 Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 06-07/09/16. EI-FRW Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44748 Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 15-16/09/16. EI-FRX Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44746 Delivered Boeing Field-Keflavik-Dublin 21-22/09/16. EI-FRY Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44750 Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 23-24/09/16. EI-FRZ Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44749 Delivered Boeing Field-Du

First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner visits Dublin Airport

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                                                  G-TUIJ pictured above landing Runway 10 credit to @elevationair. G-TUIJ Thomson Airways yesterday morning made an unscheduled stop in Dublin en-route from Cancun, Mexico and Boston to London Gatwick operating TOM62 becoming the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to visit Dublin Airport due to Hurricane Matthew. Interestingly this  aircraft is painted in the new TUI livery to advance of re-brand this winter. The 787-9 is six metres longer than the 787-8 seating 290 passengers in a two class layout with range of 7,635 nautical miles (14,140 km) with the same 20 percent better fuel and emissions allowing airlines to grow routes first opened by the 787-8. Thomson plans to take delivery of up to four 787-9 Dreamliners before June 2019. This Summer Thomson Airways launched a new charter programme from Dublin to Cancun and Montego Bay for in-house brands Falcon Holidays and Thomson operated by Boeing 787-8. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Volotea announces first Irish route from Verona to Cork Airport

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                                                  Volotea Boeing 717-200  On foot of the recent World Routes aviation event, which took place in China where a team from Cork Airport met with a number of airlines to discuss potential opportunities for the region. Volotea, the Spanish low cost carrier has announced it's first Irish service from Verona to Cork commencing in June 2017 operating weekly through the summer season until September.Volotea will fly a Boeing 717 on the route, adding 4,600 seats to the schedule of services next year. Aaron Mansworth, IHF Cork Branch Chairman said "This is great news for local tourism in Cork and Munster. The additional inbound visitors to the region will further boost the local economy. The addition of new routes at Cork Airport over the past 18 months has resulted in increased tourist numbers." Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport said "We’re delighted to expand our choice of destinations with Volotea,

Ryanair announces a record 76 new routes for Summer 2017

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                                                  EI-SEV Boeing 737-73S Irish budget carrier Ryanair announced a record 76 new routes for Summer 2017 last month as the carrier embarks on significant fleet expansion as 50 new Boeing 737-800s will be added to it's fleey by end of March 2017 exploiting opportunities with it's dual airport strategy serving primary and secondary airports at destination cities, notably new routes where added from Charleroi (Brussels) and Barcelona Girona (Barcelona). Ryanair announced a new route Krakow to Loudres with two flights weekly starting in March 2017 becoming the fourth destination from the airport addition to London Stansted, Milan Bergamo and Rome Ciampino. This route is an interesting addition as traditionally Loudres mainstay of the charter market serving  segments for mountain hikes in the Pyrenees and for pilgrims. Alicante-Faro Bratislava-Leeds/Bradford Bratislava-Nis Brussles Charleroi-Glasgow Brussles Charleroi-Sofia

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 4 October 2016

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                                                  Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS  AerCap Delivers New  Airbus A350XWB to LATAM AerCap Holdings N.V delivered a new Airbus A350-900 to LATAM Airlines Group S.A. The aircraft was transferred to LATAM Airlines at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse. AerCap has one of the largest Airbus A350XWB portfolios with a total of seven owned and another 22 on order aircraft – one of the most in-demand aircraft in the world. Aercap's Kelly: tweak tax to attract more FDI bosses The Government should tweak the Special Assignee Relief Programme (SARP) to make it easier to attract expatriate decision makers to Ireland, Aercap chief executive Aengus Kelly has told  the Sunday Independent. SARP - which was introduced in 2012 - provides an income tax relief to people sent to work in Ireland from abroad, add Ireland risks losing valuable FDI if it does not make the country attractive to multinational firms' decision makers. Falko Regional Aircra

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 04-10-16

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                                                  Aer Lingus Airbus A320s  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-FJW Boeing 737-8JP c/n 42286 Norwegian Air International Delivered Boeing Field-Oslo 26/09/16. EI-FMI Airbus A330-343 c/n 1651 Turkish Airlines Ferried Loudres-Zurich 25/09/16 prior delivery. EI-FNH Airbus A330-302 c/n 1744 Aer Lingus Delivered Toulouse-Dublin 28/09/16. EI-FNX Airbus A330-243 c/n 283 DAE Capital Ferried Dubai-Ras Al Khaimah 27/09/16 in all white colours ex A6-EKS. EI-FRX Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44746 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Keflavik-Dublin 22/09/16. EI-FRY Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44750 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 19-09-16

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                                                  Boeing 737-8 MAX  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-FJV Boeing 737-8JP c/n 42080 Norwegian Air International Delivered Boeing Field-Oslo 14/09/16. EI-FMH Airbus A330-343 c/n 1635 Turkish Airlines Ferried Loudres-Zurich 14/09/16 prior delivery. EI-FRV Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44747 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 06/09/16. EI-FRW Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44748 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 15/09/16. EI-SLS ATR72-201(FF) c/n 198 ASL Airlines Ireland In Service Cologne-Berlin Schönefeld  09/09/16 ex HB-AFS. EI-XLG Boeing 747-446 c/n 29899 Transaero Airlines Ferried Victorville-San Bernard

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 19 September 2016

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                                                    Airbus A330-300Neo Acumen Aviation Appoints Marco Claluna As Associate Vice President – Valuation Acumen Aviation announced the appointment of Mr. Marco Claluna as Associate Vice President – Valuation. Marco has joined Acumen’s Dublin Office and he will be a part of Acumen’s global team. He will continue to be based in Switzerland, with twenty years of experience, and commenced his career as Airframe and Engine Engineer at Jet Aviation AG, Kloten. AerCap Delivers its First Airbus A320NEO Aircraft, on Lease to Volaris AerCap Holdings N.V. announced the delivery of its first Airbus A320neo on lease to Volaris, making the airline the first carrier in North America to operate the aircraft type. This is the first of 10 A320neo aircraft to deliver to Volaris by AerCap, with a further 6 A321neo aircraft on order, delivering through 2018. Aircastle Delivers Airbus A330-200 to Aerolíneas Argentinas Aircastle Limited announced it