Saturday, 30 January 2016

Ryanair takes delivery of a record six Boeing 737-800s this week

                                                 
Image of Ryanair Sky Interior courtesy of Adam Kasza

Irish budget Ryanair this week received a record six brand new Boeing 737-800's becoming the largest number delivered in a single week to the carrier under the terms of it's 2013 Boeing Contract to purchase the 183 new Boeing 737-800 over a five year period from fiscal 2015 to 2019 bringing it's fleet to 326 737-800 aircraft.

The transaction value of these six brand new 737-800s is $488.4 million based on Ryanair's 2015 annual report listing each aircraft at $78.5 million plus $2.9 million for buyer furnished equipment.

All new aircraft deliveries are fitted with new slime-line seats and Boeing Sky Interior offering bins that pivot up and out of the way, sculpted sidewalls and LED lighting in the cabin to give the appearance of a soft blue sky overhead as part of a series of initiatives rolled out in "Always Getting Better" programme.

EI-FOC Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS(WL) construction number 44714 First Flight 15 December 2015 Delivered Boeing Field to Dublin 26 January.

EI-FOD Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS(WL) construction number 44715 First Flight 9 January Delivered Boeing Field to Dublin 23 January.

EI-FOE Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS(WL) construction number 44713 First Flight 16 January Delivered Boeing Field to Dublin 27 January.

EI-FOF Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS(WL) construction number 44716 First Flight 18 January Delivered Boeing Field to Dublin 28 January.

EI-FOH Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS(WL) construction number 44717 First Flight 20 January Delivered Boeing Field to Dublin 29 January.

EI-FOI Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS(WL) construction number 44712 First Flight 22 January Delivered Boeing Field to Dublin 30 January.

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Monday, 25 January 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing News 25-01-2016

                                                 
Aer Lingus aircraft T2 Dublin Airport 
The latest news on Ireland's aircraft leasing industry

AerCap Leased, Purchased and Sold 405 Aircraft in 2015

AerCap announced its transactions during the full year and fourth quarter 2015: Full Year 2015 Transactions Signed lease agreements for 276 aircraft. Purchased 46 new aircraft. Executed sale and part-out transactions for 83 aircraft and signed financing transactions for $7.3 billion.

AerCap plays down fears of price war over big jets

The head of one of the world's biggest aviation fleets played down the risk of a price war over big jets like the Boeing 777 on Tuesday, saying its U.S. manufacturer would rather sacrifice production than risk damaging its own portfolio. Aengus Kelly, chief executive of AerCap, the world's largest independent aircraft leasing company, told Reuters that Boeing would avoid reckless pricing of the current model in order to shield sales of the 777X, now in development.

Aercap CEO sees no slowdown in demand for new fuel-efficient planes

Aercap CEO Aengus Kelly says has seen no slowdown in demand for new fuel-efficient planes following fall in oil price.  Tells Airline Economics conference in Dublin that AerCap sees increased demand for older aircraft, but no sign of fall in interest for newer planes.

'Airlines are now able to fly routes that were unprofitable when oil was at $100 a barrel'

As a youngster, Aengus Kelly once watched spellbound as aviator Tony Ryan was interviewed on the Late Late Show. Now Kelly heads the world's largest aircraft leasing company and insists that the current fear over China's future, and oil prices, won't hurt the sector, writes John MulliganAs a youngster, Aengus Kelly once watched spellbound as aviator Tony Ryan was interviewed on the Late Late Show. Now Kelly heads the world's largest aircraft leasing company and insists that the current fear over China's future, and oil prices, won't hurt the sector, writes John Mulligan

Aircraft leasing giant SMBC set to issue bonds

Irish-based aircraft leasing giant SMBC Aviation Capital is likely to tap capital markets with a bond issue, according to its chief executive, Peter Barrett. Speaking at the Annual Global Airfinance Conference at Convention Centre in Dublin, Mr Barrett indicated the company was likely to do a bond issue shortly.

Standard Chartered Aviation Finance selects STREAM

AerData, the provider of lease management, records management and engine fleet planning software, announced today that Standard Chartered Aviation Finance, a division of Standard Chartered, has chosen AerData’s STREAM Records Management System to support their fleet of over 100 aircraft.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 25-01-2016

                                                 
EI-DVA Boeing 737-300 Mistral Air 
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-FJD Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 41143 Norwegian Air International Delivered Boeing Field-Oslo 20/01/16.

EI-OZM Airbus A300-622R(F) c/n 722 ASL Airlines Ireland Delivered Istanbul-LEJ 20/01/16 ex HL7244.

EI-RUY Boeing 767-3Q8(ER) c/n 29387 AerCap Ferried Shannon-Frankfurt 20/01/16 in Transaero Airlines colours for cabin-config prior paint and prior delivery to Condor.

HL8055 Airbus A320-232 c/n 2732 Air Busan Delivered Shannon-Yekaterinburg-Koltsovo-Seoul Incheon 15/01/16 ex EI-FLZ.

HP-1923PST Boeing 737-36E(SF) c/n 25159 registered at Shannon 18/01/16 in full Mistral Air colours ex EI-DVA.

YL-LCL Airbus A320-214 c/n 533 smartLynx Airlines Ferried Woensdrecht-Düsseldorf 20/01/16 prior return to service ex EI-DDL.

VP-BRL Boeing 767-37D c/n 26328 Ikar Airlines Ferried Moscow Sheremetyevo-Lourdes 15/01/16 on return to lessor ex EI-EXL.

VQ-BZM Gulfstream G450 c/n 4123 Gainjet Ireland Ltd arrived Shannon 19/01/16.

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Sunday, 24 January 2016

Experience Thomson's Boeing 787 Dreamliner Premium Club from Dublin to Cancun and Montego Bay

                                               
TUI Boeing 787-9 Image courtesy Boeing 
New for Summer 2016 Tour operator Falcon Holidays and Thomson, a member of TUI Group, announced that it would operate from Dublin to Cancun in Mexico, and to Montego Bay in Jamaica, offering a range of its exclusive holiday packages from June 2016. A Thomson Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be used to operate the six week charter programme.

Thomson Airways operates a brand new fleet of 6 Boeing 787s less than 2 years seating 291 passengers 244 in economy and 47 in premium club with a further four larger Boeing 787-9's on orders.

Passengers can upgrade to Premium club from €259 return.

The key features include:

Before you travel: 23 kg luggage allowance & 10kg for children under 2

At the airport: Priority bag drop, fast track security and airport lounge access

In the Air: 38 Inch Seat Pitch, improved sears offering more comfort and a bigger recline

Plus on demand videos and TV channels,  music channels and games, complimentary glass of sparkling wine befofe take-off and four course meal.

                                     

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Sunday, 17 January 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing News 18-01-2016

                                                 
Aer Lings Airbus A320-211
This weeks latest news on Ireland's aircraft leasing industry

Acumen Aviation Appoints Yibang Wang As Sr. Technical Manager- China

Acumen Aviation is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Yibang Wang as Sr. Technical Manager – China, as part of Acumen’s Technical and Asset Management team.

AerCap Executes First Placement of Ten 737 MAX 8s to Travel Service

AerCap announced that the company has executed the first placement of ten Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft from its order book. Leased to Travel Service, AerCap’s long-time customer and the Czech Republic’s biggest airline company, the aircraft are part of AerCap’s order of 100 737 MAXs placed in June 2015 with deliveries starting in 2019. AerCap is Boeing’s second largest lessor customer in the 737 MAX program.

Avolon chief executive takes up post in Hong Kong after HNA buyout

Domhnal Slattery, founder and chief executive of Avolon, the aircraft lessor, taken over by China’s HNA in a multi-billion US dollar deal, talks about his first day on the job at his Hong Kong office.

China Needs to Order Hundreds More Planes, Avolon CEO Says

China, which needs $1 trillion worth of aircraft over the next twenty years, has under-ordered by some 750 planes over the next decade, the chief executive officer of lessor Avolon Holdings Ltd. said, suggesting more orders lie ahead for Airbus and Boeing,

Lobo Leasing Announces a New EVP & Managing Director New EVP & Managing Director to Build on the Company’s Success and Further Accelerate Growth

Lobo Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company, announced the addition of Mark Kelly as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Lobo Leasing Ltd. to lead its global headquarters in Dublin and report to Lobo CEO, Bill Wolf. Kelly has a wealth of experience in the rotor industry and in building and managing highly successful teams.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 18-01-2016

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS/W 
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-DYS Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 37514 Jeju Air at Dublin 11/01/16 prior delivery.

EI-DYT Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 33634 Jeju Air at Dublin 11/01/16 prior delivery.

EI-FLZ Airbus A320-232 c/n 2732 Accipiter Holdings Airtest at Shannon 12/01/16 in Air Busan colours.

M-ABIW Airbus A320-232 c/n 2359 Indigo Delivered Shannon-Istanbul Sabiha Gocken 10/01/15 arrived 26/10/15 ex SX-DGU on lease from CIT Aerospace.

SX-TZE Boeing 737-48E c/n 27632 BlueBird Airways Ferried Craiova-Keflavik 08/01/16 on return to lessor ex EI-DOV.

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Thursday, 7 January 2016

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 08-01-2016

                                                 
Citjet RJ85 
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-DUC Boeing 757-256 c/n 26248 I-Fly Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Shannon 21/12/15 on return to lessor.

EI-FJB Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 42081 Norwegian Air International Delivered Boeing Field-Copenhagen 21/12/15.

EI-FMK ATR72-212A(600) c/n 1297 Stobart Air (Construction number confirmed).

EI-FMR Boeing 767-304(ER) c/n 28042 Meridiana Delivered Shannon-Milan Malpensa 21/12/15 in all white colours plus titles ex VP-BOQ.

EI-FMS Boeing 737-9GJER c/n 34952 BBAM A/c Leasing Ferried Dublin-Woensdrecht  22/12/15 ex N396DC.

EI-FMW Airbus A320-232 c/n 5158 Air Via Registered at Shannon 19/12/15 ex LZ-MDR.

EI-RUY Boeing 767-3Q8(ER) c/n 29387 AerCap for delivery to Condor ex Shannon.

EI-RUZ Boeing 767-3Q8(ER) c/n 30048 AerCap for delivery to Condor ex Shannon.

EI-UNE Boeing 767-3Q8(ER) c/n 29383AerCap for delivery to Condor ex Shannon.

EI-UNC Boeing 767-319 c/n 23988 Icelandair Delivered Shannon-Kelfavik 22/12/15 to become TF-.

EI-UNM Boeing 777-312 c/n 28534 VEBL-767-300 Ltd Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Teruel  19/12/15 in Transaero Airlines colours.

EI-XLD Boeing 747-446 c/n 26360 VEBL-767-300 Ltd Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Teruel 19/12/15 in Transaero Airlines colours.

TC-AGU Airbus A320-232 c/n 2077 AtlasGlobal Delivered Ostrava-Istanbul 23/12/15 ex EI-FDM.

VN-A563 Airbus A320-233 c/n 2517 Jetstar Pacific Delivered Soekarno–Hatta International-Tân Sơn Nhất International 19/12/15 ex EI-FME.

VQ-BRM Airbus A321-231 c/n 1276  Nordwind Airlines Ferried Moscow Sheremetyevo-Lourdes 23/12/15 on return to lessor ex EI-EUT.

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Irish Aircraft Leasing News 08-01-2016

                                                 
DHC8-400 Dublin Airport
The latest news on Ireland's aircraft leasing industry

EJF Capital Sells Stake in Avolon Holdings Ltd

EJF Capital eliminated its stake in shares of Avolon Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:AVOL) during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Finnair has entered into a memorandum of understanding on the sale and leaseback of two A350 aircraft

Finnair has entered into a memorandum of understanding with GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (“GECAS”), on the sale and leaseback of two Airbus A350 aircraft. The financing will cover Finnair’s 6th and 7th A350 deliveries, which are currently scheduled to enter the Finnair fleet in July 2016 and February 2017, respectively. The value of the transaction at present foreign exchange rates is approximately 265 million euro. The lease period is 12 years, and it includes extension options.

GE Capital Aviation Services Delivers Leased Airbus A320 to VivaColombia

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of GE, 21 December announced delivery of a leased Airbus A320 to low-cost carrier VivaColombia.

Intrepid Delivers Additional New Airbus A330-300 on Lease to EVA Airways

Intrepid Aviation announced 22 December the delivery of one (1) new Airbus A330-300 to EVA Airways. The aircraft is powered by CF6-80E engines and is subject to a long-term lease to the Taiwan based airline.

Intrepid Finances One Airbus A330-300 with DVB Bank and One Airbus A330-300 with Credit Agricole CIB

Intrepid Aviation 23 December the financing of one new Airbus A330-300 with DVB Bank. The aircraft delivered December 18 on long-term lease to Evelop Airlines. In addition, Intrepid Aviation also announced the financing of a second new Airbus A330-300 on long-term lease to EVA Airways

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Ryanair Expands Dublin services for summer 2016

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS/W 
Irish budget carrier Ryanair has added two extra flights from Dublin to London Gatwick as part of its expanded Summer 2016 schedule having secured IAG remedy slots surrendered as part of Aer Lingus takeover. The Dublin to London route is the busiest in Europe.

The airline will increase its Dublin to London Gatwick service from 5 to 7 times daily from March, offering 18 daily return services to London airports Stansted (8 daily) and Luton (3 daily). Ryanair's Dublin Summer schedule will now feature 18 daily flights between Dublin and London.The Dublin Amsterdam route will have an extra flight and new route to Athens operates three times weekly and Vigo twice weekly.

In summer 2016 Ryanair will increase Dublin base fleet from 24 to 26 aircraft.

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Monday, 4 January 2016

Top 10 aircraft to visit Dublin Airport in 2015

                                                 
On average Dublin Airport had 600 airlines and aircraft movements per day during 2015.

Here is my pick of the top 10 aircraft to visit during the year following non-scientific open Facebook straw poll of Dublin Aviation enthusiasts.

From the Airbus A350 to Air India Boeing 747-400 and Slovak Government Tulopev TU-154M Dublin has hosted interesting aircraft.

I will take a closer look at the 10 top aircraft to visit.

                                         
ET-ASG Boeing 787-801 Ethiopian Airlines 

1. A little piece of Irish Aviation history was made on March 20 as Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-801 Dreamliner ET-ASG made a scheduled first visit to Dublin Airport, ahead of launch new direct services to Addis Abba and Los Angeles (LAX). Today Dublin is Ethiopian's European hub with transit 10 transatlantic flights per week to Toronto and Washington Dulles.


                                       
F-WWYB Airbus A350-941 Airbus Industries 
2. Irish aircraft lessor Aercap brought the Airbus 350 to Dublin on July 8 the 1st visit of the type F-WWYB Airbus A350-941(WXB) Airbus Industries arrived from Toulouse and went straight into Aer Lingus Hangar 6 for demonstration later performing a local flight before returning back to Toulouse in the afternoon.

3. Gulf carrier Etihad Airways on November 1 used A6-EHF Airbus A340-642 on early morning ETD045 service in lieu of Airbus A330-200.  This was first time the carrier deployed the type on route, as the last time the type came to Dublin was for FlightFest in 2013 using A6-EHJ with 'Formula 1' titles.

4. Icelandair used TF-FIU Boeing 757-256 on Sunday 11 October operating a charter flight in it's special Northern Lights Aurora color scheme. The livery is a key element of it's #MyStopover campaign , where you can take an Icelandair Stopover in Iceland for up to 7 nights at no additional airfare on your way between Europe and North America.

5. Iranian carrier Mahan Air Airbus A310-304 EP-MMX visited Dublin on June 15 on board was HE Ali Ardeshir Larigani, President of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Iran and delegation to Ireland for an offical two day visit.

                                       
ET-AML MD11(F) Ethiopian Airlines 
6. The three engined MD11 is fading out of service as many carriers replace the type with new highly efficient twin engined aircraft. On August 1 an MD-11(F) ET-AML of Ethiopian Airlines made a technical stop from Addis Ababa on its way to Victorville Calforina on return to lessor. Ethiopian Airlines' fleet renewal and growth continues as three brand new Boeing 737-800s where delivered via Dublin in May, June and July.

                                       
Thomson Airways Boeing 787 
7. On Wednesday June 17 Dublin Airport welcomed Thomson Airways 787 Dreamliner for the first time to Ireland. The visit was to celebrate the launch of two long-haul routes to Cancun, Mexico and Montego Bay, Jamaica direct from Dublin Airport during summer 2016 and to showcase the aircraft to the Irish travel industry. The event was trending on Twitter hashtag #Thomson787DUB

8. Russian built aircraft are increasing rare in Dublin so the visit of Slovak Government Tulopev TU-154M OM-BYO on July 22 drew huge attention, on-board was Slovakian soccer club "Slovan Bratislava" for a UEFA League qualifier against UCD. The aircraft was parked on West Apron and departed late night on July 23. The The last visit by a TU154 was in September 2011 when Tatarstan Air's RA-85799 visited on a football match charter.

                                         
VT-ESO Boeing 747-437 Air India 
9, The last visit of Air India aircraft to Dublin was in May 1982 using VT-DSI Boeing 707. On September 23 VT-ESO Boeing 747-437 arrived at Dublin as "Air India One" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on board, who made a quick diplomatic visit to Ireland before travelling on New York to attend the UN General Assembly.

10. The bizjet scene at Dublin was extremely active during 2015, on afternoon of July 25 a record 25 business jets where present. New Business Jet types visited Embraer Legacy 500 and Gulfstream G650ER. One of the most interesting aviation visitors in the form of Falcon 900EX, FAB-001, Bolivian Air Force for a brief two day visit to Dublin by the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales.

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Friday, 1 January 2016

Top 10 Irish Aviation news stories of 2015

                                               
Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S-92 
This year the Irish Aviation industry saw a whirlwind of changes from the long-awaited IAG acquisition of Aer Lingus, the launch of Ireland's first National Aviation Policy, to AerCap consolidating leasing activities in Ireland and Ryanair celebrating it's 30th Birthday,some milestones to remind us just how far Ireland's aviation has come and why some of the best years are yet to come. Lets take a look back at the top 10 Irish Aviation news stories of 2015.

1. AerCap the world's largest aircraft lessor consolidated leasing business in Ireland,  announcing on 8 July following acquisition of ILFC, creating 100 new jobs in Dublin and Shannon in high end roles across various disciplines including Sales and Marketing, Aircraft Technical, Legal, Contracts Management, Finance and Treasury. AerCap has a fleet of 1,300 owned and managed aircraft and a further 470  aircraft on order, leased to 200 customers in 90 countries. The new Airbus A350-900 (XWB) was flown into Dublin from Toulouse for the event.

2. Aer Lingus was acquired by IAG in a €1.36 billion takeover on 2nd September 2015 following a lengthy takeover battle which commenced in December 2014. IAG having secured acceptances in respect of just over 98 percent of shares in the former state-owned airline. IAG CEO Willie Walsh, said "Aer Lingus will remain an iconic Irish brand with its base and management team in Ireland but will now grow as part of a strong, profitable airline group. This means new routes and more jobs benefiting customers, employees and the Irish economy and tourism".

3. Avolon Shareholders approved the merger agreement with Chinese aircraft lessor Bohai Leasing, the company announced on 21 October in a deal valued at $7.6 billion, which is expected to be completed during first quarter of 2016. Avolon is currently the ninth biggest jet lessor in the world with a fleet of 260 aircraft serving 56 customers in 33 countries, has  ambitions to become the third largest global player.

4. China Construction Bank announced 16 October it's setting up a new global aircraft leasing headquarters in Dublin in an investment valued at $500 million. Under the terms of the deal, Ireland will be the headquarters for all of the bank's aircraft leasing activities outside of China and it plans to expand into other leasing areas. The group also plans to grow its aircraft fleet in Ireland to 200 aircraft over the next five years.

5. CityJet’s new image was unveiled on September 4 reflecting carrier was now in growth mode on 2 October announcing an order for eight CRJ900 aircraft and six option aircraft to be operated on behalf of Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) acquiring Blue1 as part of the transaction. The 13 October announced an order for 15 98-seat Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ100) plus 10 options to replace it's RJ85 fleet,later exercising six of these options on 21 December.

6. Cork Airport returns to growth following years of decline since global financial crisis of 2008. Since October 2015 growth has resumed with new services from Cityjet and Flybe, with strong expected in 2016 with new routes from Aer Lingus, Aer Lingus Regional,Cityjet, Iberia Express, Norwegian. Norwegian Air International (NAI) plans to launch the first transatlantic service from Cork to Boston in May 2016.

7. Dublin Airport announces it's heading for a record year in 2015, announcing November 11 that a few days earlier, the airport had seen just under 22 million passengers pass through its doors this year. Dublin Airport’s busiest year was in 2008, when almost 23.5 million passengers used the airport, but this record is likely to be broken in 2015. New Transatlantic services where announced for 2016 to Cancun, Hartford, Los Angeles, Montego Bay, Newark, Vancouver.

8. Ireland's first ever National Aviation Policy was launched by Minster Paschal Donohoe on August 20. Minister Donohoe pledged the Government’s support for the further development of the aviation sector, saying "Aviation matters. It matters to the Irish economy, it matters to consumers, and it matters to this Government. The aviation sector contributes significantly to the Irish economy, it contributes over €4bn directly to Ireland’s GDP, supporting 26,000 jobs with a further 16,000 jobs indirectly. The tourism industry is also heavily reliant on aviation and accounts for a further €5.3bn in GDP and 180,000 jobs.  I’m glad to say that in line with our very healthy economic recovery, the aviation sector in Ireland continues to grow strongly."

9. On 19 May it was announced Lift-off for new Irish “EJ” corporate aircraft register. A new Irish aircraft register targeted at corporate and business jets has been unveiled. The “EJ” register is administered by the Irish Aviation Authority, with Shannon Airport’s International Aviation Services Centre (IASC) as a preferred marketing and support partner.

10. Ryanair celebrated it's 30th Birthday on 7 July with a low key event in Brussels. Ryanair now has a fleet of 321 Boeing 737-800's with a further 148 to be delivered by 2019. On 11 November Boeing and Ryanair celebrated milestone of 375th Boeing 737-800 delivered since 1999, and is largest all-Boeing operator in Europe. In 2015 it carried almost 100 million passengers from 74 bases across Europe. Ryanair is increasingly targeting new primary airports from Dublin, adding routes to Amsterdam and Athens as it targets business travellers as part of it's 'Always Getting Better Plan'.

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Ryanair takes delivery of 24 new aircraft in calendar year 2015

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS
Irish Budget carrier Ryanair has taken delivery of 24 new aircraft in calendar year increasing it's fleet to 321 aircraft net of aircraft returned to lessors.  On 11 November the carrier celebrated the delivery of it's 375th aircraft delivery EI-FIZ. Ryanair is the largest Next Generation 737-800 customer in the world having ordered more than 530 of the airplane type, also has more than 148 unfilled orders for 737-800s.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EI-FIL Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44702 Delivered 2nd June 2015

EI-FIM Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 61576 Delivered 4th June 2015

EI-FIN Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44701 Delivered 12th June 2015

EI-FIO Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 61579  Delivered 12th June 2015

EI-FIP Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 61577 Delivered 30th June 2015

EI-FIR Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 61578  Delivered 2nd July 2015

EI-FIS Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44704  Delivered 4th September 2015

EI-FIT Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44703  Delivered 9th September 2015

EI-FIV Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44705  Delivered 29th October 2015

EI-FIW Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44706  Delivered 27th October 2015

EI-FIY Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44707  Delivered 27th October 2015

EI-FIZ Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44709  Delivered 10th November 2015

EI-FOA Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44708 Delivered 18th November 2015

EI-FOB Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44710 Delivered 24th November 2015

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