Monday, 12 December 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 12 December

                                                 
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 the aviation industry. In 2009, he co-founded Milestone, the first global helicopter leasing company. He previously spent four years at NetJets, where he held various leadership roles.

Terra Firma seeks to sell aircraft leasing company AWAS worth $7 bn

European private equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners Ltd has aircraft leasing company Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services (AWAS) put on sale through an auction that may attract bids worth $7 billion, Reuters reported, citing unnamed sources. Terra Firma is working with Goldman Sachs to conduct the auction and potential bidders have already been contacted, the report said.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 12 December

                                                 
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 returned to Castlelake for Alba Star.

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Monday, 5 December 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 5 December

                                                 
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 challenges such as Brexit that might impact locally.

SMBC Aviation says airlines in Turkey and Brazil now on level flight path

Aviation markets in Turkey and Brazil, flashpoints for political or economic uncertainty in the past year, are stabilising, a top aircraft leasing company says. Reporting a 30% increase in first-half pre-tax profit to US$142.9m. The CEO of the Dublin-based SMBC Aviation Capital played down recent concerns about a broader downturn in aviation markets, which some see as oversupplied.

Vnesheconombank To Fund Superjet 100 Deliveries For Cityjet

CityJet will take delivery of five more Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100) aircraft in 2017. The delivery schedule was made public after a three-party memorandum was signed by the aircraft’s OEM Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCAC), Russia’s VEB bank and Superjet International. The memorandum outlines the terms and conditions under which VEB will finance delivery of the five aircraft to CityJet.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 5 December

                                                 
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 Registered at Shannon 01/12/16 ex SX-GJJ.

M-ABKM ATR72-212A(500) c/n 699 Elix Aviation Capital Ferried Bengaluru-Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International-Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport 23-25/11/16.

M-ABKN ATR72-212A(500) c/n 762 Elix Aviation Capital Ferried Bengaluru-Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International-Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport 30/11-01/12/16.

N284AL Boeing 737-4Y0(F) c/n 24917 ASL Airlines Hungary Delivered Miami-Bangor-Shannon 25-26/11/16.

OY-SRU Boeing 767-36N(F) c/n 30107 Star Air Delivered Shannon-Cologne 24/11/16 ex EI-RUW.

UR-PSU Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37542 Ukraine International Delivered Dublin-Kiev 25/11/16 ex EI-EFS.

VP-BLT Boeing 757-28A c/n 28174 Azur Air Ferried Antalya-Shannon-Bangor-Cecil Airport  29-30/11/16 after interim storage on return to AerCap.

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 28 November

                                                 
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 Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Aerolineas Argentinas. This is the second Avolon aircraft on lease to Aerolineas Argentinas.

Avolon's Slattery wins major aviation award

Avolon chief executive Domhnal Slattery is to be awarded the 'Outstanding Contribution to the Aviation Industry' award at this year's Aviation Industry Awards.

FPG and FPG Amentum acquire one Wizz Air A321-200 for a JOL transaction

Financial Products Group Co., Ltd  and FPG Amentum Ltd. (‘FPG Amentum’), the Dublin-based aircraft leasing / management company announce the acquisition of one Airbus 321-200. The aircraft was acquired from another lessor and is on lease to Wizz Air Hungary Ltd.

Industry Leaders Launch AVi8 Air Capital Commercial Aircraft Leasing Company

Two aviation industry leaders announced the launching of a new commercial aircraft leasing company to be headquartered in Dublin with a commercial office in Miami: AVi8 Air Capital. Both co-founders, Ray Sisson will serve as the company’s Executive Chairman, and Ed Wegel will assume CEO duties at AVi8. The company will focus on building its fleet with the newest, most desirable narrowbody commercial aircraft, is in process with several leading global investment banks and is currently analyzing potential deals.

SMBC Aviation Capital delivers A321-200 to Volaris

SMBC Aviation Capital announced that it has delivered an Airbus A321-200 aircraft bearing manufacturer’s serial number 7416 to Volaris. This is SMBC Aviation Capital’s 13th aircraft on lease to the airline and this specific aircraft is the 2nd aircraft of a two (2) aircraft deal.

SMBC Aviation Capital delivers another Boeing 737-800 to Ukraine International Airlines

SMBC Aviation Capital delivered a Boeing 737-800 on lease to Ukraine International Airlines. This is the third aircraft of a three aircraft transaction.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 28 November

                                                 
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-RUC Boeing 737-86R c/n 30494 Alafco Irish Aircraft Leasing Ferried Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen-Shannon-St Athan 23/11/16 for part-out & scrap.

EI-RUD Boeing 737-86R c/n 30495 Alafco Irish Aircraft Leasing Ferried Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen-Shannon-St Athan 23/11/16 for part-out & scrap.

EI-RUW Boeing 767-36N(F) c/n 30107 Celestial Aviation Ferried Tel Aviv-Shannon 20/11/16 after freighter conversion for Star Air as OY-SRU.

M-ABKP Boeing 737-8Q8 c/n 30704 Inishdawson Leasing Ferried Beijing-Seletar 17/11/16 ex B-5172.

2-ITLG Boeing 737-8K5 c/n 27983 AerCap Ferried Shannon-Tel Aviv 23/11/16 in Tailwind colours.

2-ITLH Boeing 737-8K5 c/n 27984 AerCap Ferried Dusseldorf-Shannon 17/11/16 in Tailwind colours ex TC-TLH.

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Monday, 21 November 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 21 November

                                                 
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 lease term to 6.7 years.  FLY continues to have ample resources to fund its growth strategy with more than $1 billion of unrestricted cash, available debt capacity and unencumbered assets providing more than $2 billion of purchasing power."

Goshawk successfully issues an unsecured USD95 million Schuldschein

Goshawk Aviation Limited has completed its debut unsecured USD95 million Schuldschein issuance. Goshawk is the first aircraft leasing company and the first Irish company to access the Schuldschein market, underlining Goshawk’s growing reputation as an innovator in the aircraft leasing space. The offer was launched at $75 million, the issue was significantly oversubscribed and was increased to $95 million to meet investor demand. The issuance consists of 3- and 5-year tranches and proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes. The issue was arranged by Commerzbank, Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen and NORD/LB.

Milestone Aviation Group Leases Sikorsky S-92 to Omni Táxi Aéreo to Support Petrobras' Brazilian Offshore Oil and Gas Operations

Milestone Aviation Group Limited announced on 16 November that it has leased a Sikorsky S-92 to Omni Táxi Aéreo S.A. to support Petrobras' offshore operations in Brazil. Milestone has provided the S-92 to Omni on a flexible one-year lease to support their operations. Omni has a short-term requirement for incremental heavy aircraft to serve its customers while uncertainty remains around their Airbus H225s' return to service timeline. This is the 12th aircraft that Milestone has leased to Omni.

SMBC Aviation Capital signs four aircraft deal with Jeju Air

SMBC Aviation Capital announced on 15 November that it has concluded a deal with Jeju Air for four Boeing 737-800 aircraft. This is the third portfolio deal that SMBC Aviation Capital has completed with Jeju Air over the past year and brings to eleven, the number of aircraft on lease to the airline. The first aircraft (MSN 35018) will deliver at the beginning of December with the additional three aircraft (MSN 37541, MSN 37540 and MSN 37543) expected to deliver before the end of March 2017.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 21 November

                                                 
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.

EI-SOO ATR72-212A(500) c/n 577 ASL Airlines Ireland Registered 04/11/16 ex HB-ACE.

M-ABKL ATR72-212A(600) c/n 1028 Elix Aviation Capital Ferried Toulouse-Francazal-Toulouse-Guernsey 17/11/16 ex PR-PDB.

N284AL Boeing 737-4Y0 c/n 24917 ASL Aviation Group Ferried Miami-Dothan 10/11/16 for freighter conversion ex ZS-SRD.

UR-PSU Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37542 Ukraine International registered at Dublin 16/11/16 ex EI-EFS.

2-ATTF Airbus A319-112 c/n 734 AerCap Ferried Amman-Dublin 16/11/16 ex YA-TTF.

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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 15 November

                                                 
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 Aviation Capital delivers Airbus A321-200 to Volaris

SMBC Aviation Capital is pleased to announce that it has delivered an Airbus A321-200 aircraft bearing manufacturer’s serial number 7368 to Volaris. This is SMBC Aviation Capital’s 12th aircraft on lease to the airline and this specific aircraft is the 1st aircraft of a two (2) aircraft deal. The transaction was completed at the Airbus facility in Hamburg on 31st October 2016.

Stellwagen Announces Its Acquisition By Acasta Enterprises Inc. For US$270 Million

Stellwagen Group and Acasta Enterprises Inc., a Toronto, Canada based public company announced that the Parties have entered into definitive agreements by which Acasta would acquire Stellwagen for approximately US$270 million plus future consideration contingent on the operating performance of Stellwagen over the next three to five years, and will commit to investing US$100 million into Stellwagen Capital’s Senior Loan Company or another strategic investment. These agreements are subject to certain conditions, including regulatory approval and approval by Acasta’s shareholders.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 15 November

                                                 
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 Iberia Airlines Ferried Shannon-Madrid 08/11/16 after paint prior to delivery to Ernest SpA to become EI-FVG.

EI-EFW Boeing 737-8AS c/n 35018 Jeju Air Ferried Glasgow Prestwick-Bournemouth 04/11/16 for paint prior delivery in December leased from SMBC Aviation Capital.

N7879A Boeing 737-7K9 c/n 34321 Southwest Airlines Delivered Paine Field-Phoenix 03/11/16 ex EI-RUM leased from Amentum Aircraft Leasing.

SX-DIO Airbus A320-232 c/n 527 Astra Airlines Ferried Thessaloniki-Keflavik-Bangor-Goodyear 03/4-11/16 on return to lessor AerCap.

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Monday, 7 November 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 7 November

                                                   
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 to operate the aircraft. Blake Morgan acted as lead transaction counsel for Aergo Capital and KPMG acted as tax and accounting adviser. Clifford Chance acted as legal counsel for Blackrock Investment Management. Aergo sold one Boeing 737-400, bearing Manufacturers Serial Number 27673, to VX Capital Partners, LLC. The aircraft is subject to an operating lease with NewGen Airways, who will continue to operate the aircraft.

Avolon adds five banks to acquisition debt facilities for transaction with CIT Group

Avolon announced that it has placed 35% of the US$8.5 billion debt financing facilities, led by Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC (Morgan Stanley) and UBS Investment Bank (UBS), for the acquisition of the aircraft leasing business of CIT Group Inc. Avolon successfully placed US$2.975 billion with five banks: Barclays; JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A.; BNP Paribas; Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank; and SunTrust Bank. The placement was increased from an initial target of 30%.

Falko Regional Aircraft Limited adds six Embraer E195 aircraft to its portfolio from Avolon

Falko Regional Aircraft Limited (Falko) announced that it has added six (6) Embraer E195 aircraft to its portfolio. The aircraft have been acquired as part of an eight (8) aircraft acquisition from Avolon, an international aircraft leasing company, and are currently on lease to UK carrier Flybe.

Goshawk deliver first of two Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Oman Air

Goshawk announced the acquisition of one Boeing 737-800 aircraft on long- term lease to Oman Air. The delivery is the first of a two-aircraft transaction from Oman Air’s direct order with Boeing, with the second unit scheduled to deliver in November of this year. To meet the airline’s financing requirements, the structured solution arranged by Goshawk was executed within a three-week period from mandate to delivery, demonstrating the agility and dynamism of the Goshawk team.

Standard Chartered in talks on Chinese aviation finance venture

Standard Chartered’s Dublin-based aviation finance unit is a sizable player in the global industry, with more than 100 aircraft on lease to 25 airlines is reportedly in advanced talks over a Chinese joint venture in aviation financing that will aim to help the country’s airlines pay for the $1tn of new aircraft they are set to buy in the next twenty years.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 7 November

                                                 
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-BEA Airbus A321-211 c/n 6678 Aeroflot Delivered Kaunas-Moscow Sheremetyevo 28/10/16 ex EI-VKO.

2-ITLG Boeing 737-8K5 c/n 27983 AerCap Registered 20/10/16 ex TC-TLG.

2-ITLH Boeing 737-8K5 c/n 27984 AerCap Registered 20/10/16 ex TC-TLH.

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Thursday, 3 November 2016

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

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

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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

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

                                                 
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.

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Monday, 31 October 2016

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 31 October 2016

                                                 
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 BBAM Aircraft Leasing Registered at St Athan 27/10/16 ex UR-AJB.

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 31 October 2016

                                                 
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 leasing industry and previously served as Avolon’s Chairman from its founding in 2010, through its successful listing on the New York Stock Exchange in 2014 and up to the point of completion of Avolon’s acquisition by Bohai Capital in January, 2016.

Investec sells interest in Goshawk Aviation

Investec Aviation Finance announced that it has sold out of Goshawk Aviation Limited (Goshawk) and Goshawk Management Holdings Limited (Manco) to its co-shareholders Chow Tai Fook Enterprises (CTFE) and NWS Holdings Limited (NWS). Co-investors CTFE and NWS each have increased their respective stakes in Goshawk and Manco from 40% to 50% through the sale by Investec. Goshawk has aircraft in 25 countries on lease to 34 airlines, including many of the world’s flag carriers and market leading LCC’s such as Etihad, American Airlines, Iberia, Air China, Ryan Air, Indigo and Lion Air.

SAS funds A320neo deliveries with sale-leaseback with Standard Chartered

Scandinavian Airlines Systems (SAS) and Standard Chartered Bank have successfully closed a sale and operating leaseback transaction for two CFM LEAP-1A powered A320neo aircraft. The first A320neo aircraft was delivered on 20 October 2016 and the second aircraft will be delivered during November 2016. The aircraft are the first deliveries from SAS’ order of thirty A320neo with Airbus. The aircraft will operate its first commercial service on 26 October.

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Ryanair's 37 new route announcements in October

                                                 
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 Bologna
Hamburg - Faro
Hamburg - Thessaloniki
London Luton - Cagliari
Milan Bergamo - Bordeaux
Milan Bergamo - Edinburgh
Milan Bergamo - Luxembourg
Milan Bergamo - Oradea
Milan Bergamo - Vigo
Milan Malpensa - Brussels
Milan Malpensa - Catania
Milan Malpensa - Las Palmas
Milan Malpensa - Porto
Milan Malpensa - Sofia
Nuremberg – Bari
Nuremberg – Madrid
Nuremberg – Palermo
Nuremberg – Porto
Porto - Birmingham
Porto - Edinburgh
Porto - Krakow
Porto - Nuremberg
Venice Treviso - Budapest
Venice Treviso - Krakow
Venice Treviso - Malaga
Venice Treviso - Sofia

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Thursday, 27 October 2016

London City Airport CEO Declan Collier welcomes Heathrow expansion

                                                 
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 airport.

The aviation industry must now work with Government to ensure we continue to look to the future and can deliver in the short, medium and long term to keep Britain open for business."

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Emirates Airlines has won its first travel award in Northern Ireland

                                                 
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 dedicated presence in Belfast for our corporate customers, so it's particularly pleasing for us to have been selected Best Airline Worldwide by travel experts from all over the province.

Dubai is understandably one of the most popular routes on our network and in addition, we connect passengers from Ireland to exciting destinations all over the globe including Australia, India, South Africa and Asia. This is our first award in the North and I'd like to think that it's due, in part, to the 'Emirates difference'. "

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Air Transat increases Dublin capacity by 28% for Summer 2017

                                                 
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 its Dublin to Toronto route. Passenger numbers are growing strongly between Ireland and Canada and this new service highlights the popularity of the route which further enhances the link between our two countries."

Air Transat operates a fleet of 32 aircraft including 9 Airbus A310-300, 14 Airbus A330-200 and Airbus A330-300 and 9 Boeing 737-800s.

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

                                                 

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

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Monday, 24 October 2016

Ryanair announces largest ever Milan expansion

                                                 
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 Sofia (daily), along with an increase in frequencies to Bucharest, operating a total of 9 routes carrying 1.4 million passengers.

Milan is home to an estimated population of 1.3 million people, while its wider hinterland area of 5.26 million is ranked as the fifth largest in the EU, Bergamo is close to flanking Dublin to become the second largest base of the Ryanair network.

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Ryanair returns Boeing 737 EI-EFS to lessor

                                                 
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.

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 24 October 2016

                                                 
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 at Transition Year (TY) students in the local schools. GECAS TY Aviation Academy is designed to attract teenagers who have a keen interest in an aviation career and gives them an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the industry. “GECAS is very serious about attracting the best and brightest in the aviation sector,” said Eleanor O’Connell, SVP Process Management & Controls GECAS. “We want to encourage millennials who are serious about a career in aviation to pursue their dreams.”

GE Capital Aviation Services Delivers First Airbus A320neo to Brazil’s Azul

GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS) announced delivery of a new, leased Airbus A320neo to Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S/A to expand and modernize the carrier’s fleet. The Airbus A320neo aircraft, powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines, is the first of eight scheduled for delivery to Azul by the end of 2019. All eight are part of GECAS’ existing order book with Airbus. CFM International is a joint venture between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines.

Stobart Air takes tighter control of leasing businesses

Stobart Group PLC is taking tighter control of the its aircraft leasing businesses in a two-part deal with the City investor Invesco Asset Management. It has agreed to pay £12mln for 33.3% of Propius, the leasing operation, taking its holding to 66.6%. Based in the Cayman Islands, Propius was established in 2013 as a joint venture between Aer Lingus, Invesco and Stobart Air. Propius owns the Stobart Air ATR72-600 aircraft and leases them on a long term basis to the airline.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 24 October 2016

                                                 
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-AJB Airbus A320-233 c/n 733 AtlasGlobal Ukraine Ferried Istanbul-St Athan 19/10/16 for part-out & scrap ex EI-FBA.

2-TBXM Boeing 737-71B c/n 29371 AerCap Ferried Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport-Narita International Airport-Anchorage International-Paine Field 17/18-10/16 in basic China Southern colours ex B-5230 for Southwest Airlines.

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Monday, 17 October 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 17 October 2016

                                                 
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 agreements for 96 aircraft, including 10 widebody and 86 narrowbody aircraft.

Avolon to acquire aircraft leasing business of CIT Group

Avolon Holdings a wholly owned subsidiary of Bohai Capital Holding Co announced an agreement to acquire the aircraft leasing business of CIT Group Inc. The Transaction will create a leading aircraft leasing business with an owned, managed and committed fleet of 910 aircraft valued at over US$43 billion. The Transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and required regulatory approvals and is expected to close in 2017Q1.

Finnair finalizes sale and lease back agreement with GECAS

Finnair have finalised their arrangement with GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS) by which Finnair sells the Airbus A350 aircraft and leases back for its own operation. Inital lease period is 12 years with the option to extend. The arrangement has a non-recuring effect of 40 million euros ($44.7 million) on Finnair’s operating profit for the third quarter of 2016. A similar agreement is in place for Finnair’s next A350 aircraft, expected in the first quarter of 2017.

GECAS’ Cargo Aircraft Group Announces its First 737-800NG Passenger-to-Freighter Conversion Placement with ASL Aviation Group

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) announced the placement of its first 737-800NG passenger-to-freighter converted aircraft with Dublin, Ireland based ASL Aviation Group. The agreement covers the lease of two 737-800NG freighters. The aircraft will be converted into freighter configuration by Miami-based Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI). GECAS announced the launch of its passenger-to-freighter conversion program at the Paris Air Show in June 2015. Both aircraft are currently operated by China Southern and will enter the conversion program next year and will redeliver as freighters during 2018.

SKY Leasing Acquires Initial Seven Aircraft

Through two separate secondary market transactions, SKY Aviation Leasing International Limited acquired seven commercial aircraft on lease with five existing customers (airberlin, Gol Linhas Aéreas, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, and Thai Lion Air) and two new customers (Beijing Capital Airlines and China Airlines). Consistent with SKY Leasing's investment strategy of building a fleet of young mid-life aircraft on long-term leases with top-tier airlines globally, the transactions were funded with a recently closed $750 million warehouse debt financing facility. The portfolio of acquired assets includes one A321-200, four B737-800s, one 737-900ER, and one A330-300.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 17 October 2016

                                                 
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(600) c/n 1069 Azur Aviation Ferried Sønderborg Airport-Shannon 11/10/16 for painting into FMI Air colours.

N739AC Boeing 737-8EH c/n 40744 Aircastle Ferried Chennault International-Lake Charles Regional 06/10/16 after storage.

VP-BEE Airbus A321-211 c/n 6733 Aeroflot Ferried Cambridge-Kaunas 12/10/16 after paint prior delivery ex EI-LED.

2-ATTE Airbus A319-112 c/n 1018 AerCap Ferried Dublin-Bangor 13/10/16 after interim storage still in Safi Airways colours.

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Monday, 10 October 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 10 October 2016

                                                   
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 2016.

Sri Lanka to pay $170 million to AerCap for A350 cancellation: Finance Minister

According to news agency Reuters Sri Lanka will pay $170 million to AerCap Holdings N.V the world's largest independent aircraft leasing company, for cancelling a lease signed by the previous government for four A350s, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said. The government canceled four A350 aircraft it had signed to lease from AerCap. It has placed orders for another four A-350 with Airbus Group.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 10 October 2016

                                                 
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 Aerospace.

5H-FJA Airbus A319-111 c/n 2176 FastJet Ferried Dar es Salaam-Hurghada International-Sofia 30/09-01/10/16 on return to BBAM.

9H-AEL Airbus A319-111 c/n 2332 Air Malta Ferried Malta-Shannon 27/09/16 for Volotea Airlines to become EI- to be leased from AerCap.

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

                                                 
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 New York’s JFK, Dubai, Brussels, and Paris Charles De Gaulle.

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Saturday, 8 October 2016

Ryanair welcomes 5 new aircraft into fleet in September

                                                 
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-Dublin 28-29/09/16.

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First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner visits Dublin Airport

                                                 

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 has a list price of $264.6 million and is most popular variant of 787 through to September with a total of 577 orders and 152 deliveries.

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Volotea announces first Irish route from Verona to Cork Airport

                                                 
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, a new scheduled airline partner. We have served Verona before as a charter destination but now travellers in both Munster and Northern Italy will be able to book flights online and this will increase tourism in both directions. 2016 has seen our traffic grow significantly and we are confident this growth will continue in 2017".

Pat Dawson, ITAA CEO, welcomed the route adding "Verona is a delightful city and a very relaxed place to visit and I would call on people from Cork to support this new service."

Volotea is a Spanish low cost airline headquartered in Barcelona with bases in France, Italy and Spain operating a fleet of 19 Boeing 717-200s and 4 Airbus A319-100s.

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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Ryanair announces a record 76 new routes for Summer 2017

                                                 
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
Brussles Charleroi-Toulouse
Brussles Charleroi-Timisoara
Brussels-Zaventem-Hamburg
Brussels-Zaventem-Madrid
Brussels-Zaventem-Malta
Brussels-Zaventem-Milan Malpensa
Edinburgh-Girona
Edinburgh-Ibiza
Edinburgh-Milan Bergamo
Edinburgh-Porto
Edinburgh-Vigo
Faro-Aberdeen
Faro-Cardiff
Faro-Hamburg
Faro-London Luton
Faro-Marseille
Faro-Newcastle
Faro-Newquay
Faro-Warsaw Modlin
Frankfurt Hahn-Tangier
Gdansk-Vaxjo
Girona-Belfast International
Girona-Birmingham
Girona-East Midlands
Girona-Edinburgh
Girona-Glasgow Prestwick
Girona-Leeds/Bradford
Girona-Liverpool
Girona-Newcastle
Girona-Oradea
Glasgow International-Girona
Glasgow International-Lisbon
Glasgow International-Palanga
Glasgow International -Valencia
Glasgow International- Zadar
Krakow-Chania
Krakow-Lourdes
Krakow-Pescara
Krakow-Porto
Krakow-Venice Treviso
Liverpool-Bari
Liverpool-Girona
Liverpool-Marrakesh
Liverpool-Prague
Liverpool-Sofia
Lisbon-Bologna
Lisbon-Glasgow International
Lisbon- Luxembourg
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Malaga-Aberdeen
Malta-Brussels Zaventem
Malta-Catania
Malta-Nuremberg
Malta-Toulouse
Malta-Valencia
Malta-Vilnius
Manchester-Berlin
Manchester-Hamburg
Manchester-Nuremberg
Manchester-Oslo Torp
Manchester-Wroclaw
Milan Bergamo-Oradea
Pescara-Copenhagen
Pescara-Krakow
Ponta Delgada-Frankfurt Hahn
Szczecin-Warsaw Chopin
Thessaloniki-Copenhagen
Thessaloniki-Dortmund
Thessaloniki-Gothenburg
Thessaloniki-Hamburg
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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 4 October 2016

                                                 
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 Aircraft adds two Embraer E190 aircraft to its portfolio from Avolon

Falko Regional Aircraft Limited (Falko) announced that it has added two (2) Embraer E190 aircraft to its portfolio. The aircraft have been acquired from Avolon, an international aircraft leasing company, and are currently on lease to Dutch carrier KLM Cityhopper.

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) delivers one new ATR 72- 600, MSN 1339, to Stobart Air

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) is pleased to confirm that it has delivered one new ATR 72- 600, MSN 1339, to Stobart Air on lease. This brings to two the total number of aircraft that NAC currently has on lease to the Irish airline.

Santos Dumont announces exciting new collaboration with University of Limerick on aircraft/engine leasing education and training

Santos Dumont announced a key lecturing partnership at the University of Limerick (UL). The partnership will see key members of the Santos Dumont team participate in a number of programmes to provide expertise on aircraft/engine leasing for the aeronautical engineering and aircraft maintenance & airworthiness engineering programmes at UL. This unique collaboration will see members of the Santos Dumont team lecture and deliver key technical insight into the areas of redelivery management, aircraft due diligence, financial analysis & pricing, asset management and engine management. Through these lectures, students will benefit from the diverse blend of experience and knowledge that exists within the Santos Dumont team

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 04-10-16

                                                 
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-Dublin 23/09/16.

EI-FRZ Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44749 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 28/09/16.

EI-FSU Airbus A321-231 c/n 1843 CobaltAir Air Test at Woensdrecht 20/09/16 in full colours prior delivery to become 5B-.

EI-RUR Boeing 737-8MC c/n 44435 Rossiya Airlines Ferried Kaunas-Bournemouth 22/09/16 for paint prior delivery.

EI-VKO Airbus A321-211 c/n 6678 Aeroflot Ferried Shannon-Kaunas 29/09/16 to become VP-BEA.

EI-XLP Boeing 777-312 c/n 28531 Rossiya Airlines Delivered Xiamen Gaoqi International-Moscow Vnukovo 04/09/16.

F-WTDV  Airbus A321-211 c/n 891 AerCap  Ferried Shannon-Monpellier 19/09/16 ex F-GYAR Air Mediterranee arrived 17/02/16.

VP-BES Airbus A321-231 c/n 6817 Aeroflot Air Test at Vilnius 20/09/16 ex EI-SVX.

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Monday, 19 September 2016

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 19-09-16

                                                 
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 Bernardino-Dublin 10/11-09/16 for painting for Rossiya Airlines.

HB-AFW ATR72-202 c/n 419 ASL Airlines Switzerland Ferried Senghor International-Casablanca-Cologne 31/08-01/09/16 after DHL Aviation Africa operations.

LV-CEK Airbus A340-312 c/n 94 Aerolíneas Argentinas Ferried Ezeiza International-Miami-Goodyear 07/8-09/16 on return to lessor ex EI-EHZ.

TC-LOE Airbus A330-343 c/n 1592 Turkish Airlines being prepared for delivery at Zurich 14/09/16 ex EI-FLT.

VP-BVI Boeing 767-3Q8 c/n 24746 Vim Avia Delivered Manchester-Moscow Domodedovo  13/08/16 ex EI-DBG.

VP-BVV Boeing 737-5Y0 c/n 25188 Vim Avia Delivered Ostrava-Moscow Domodedovo 11/09/16 ex EI-DTW.

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 19 September 2016

                                                   
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 has delivered one Airbus A330-200 aircraft on long-term lease to Aerolíneas Argentinas, the first of two deliveries which will support Aerolíneas’ fleet modernization. It will be used to replace older, less fuel-efficient aircraft and a second Airbus A330-200 is scheduled to be delivered in January 2017.

Apollo Aviation Expands Fleet With Latest Acquisitions

Apollo Aviation Group together with its affiliates announced that in the second quarter of 2016 it has contracted to purchase nine commercial aircraft including eight narrow-body and one wide-body, with the exception of one aircraft, the new aircraft are all from the in-production Airbus A320 and Boeing 737NG families, eight of the aircraft were acquired with leases attached to airlines based in Europe and North America.

GE Capital Aviation Services Announces First A320 NEO Delivery to AirAsia as part of a Deal Involving Nine Airbus Aircraft

GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS) announced the delivery of its first Airbus A320neo to AirAsia from the purchase-and-leaseback transaction with the airline for five new Airbus A320neo aircraft powered by CFM LEAP engines. CFM is a joint venture between GE and Snecma SA. This delivery signifies the first A320neo for AirAsia and first A320neo to enter the GECAS portfolio.

SMBC Aviation Capital delivers Airbus A320-214 to IndiGo

SMBC Aviation Capital announced it has completed the delivery of an Airbus A320-214 aircraft (MSN 3750) to IndiGo (Interglobe Aviation Limited). The delivery was completed in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The delivery of this aircraft is the second A320-200s currently on lease to IndiGo.

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