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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 29-02-2016

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                                                  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-CJX Boeing 757-2Y0(ET)/W c/n 26160 Air Contractors noted outside Atlantic Aviation Group hangar 21/02/16 now with winglets fitted in full National Airlines colours. EI-FMM Boeing 737-86N/W c/n 29889 Yakutia Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Ostrava 24/02/16 after paint prior delivery to become VQ-. EI-FMT Airbus A319-111 c/n 2113 Volotea Airlines Delivered Shannon-Nates 25/02/16 ex 9H-AEG. EI-FOK Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44719 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 18/02/16. EI-FOL Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 61580 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 21/02/16. EI-FOM Boeing 7

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 29 February 2016

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                                                  This week's Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter Avolon delivers one Airbus A320-200 to PT Batik Avolon  announced the delivery of one Airbus A320-200 aircraft to PT Batik. This is Avolon’s second aircraft on lease to PT Batik. Low oil is good for aircraft leasing group AerCap’s gas guzzlers Airlines are extending leases on gas-guzzling, four-engine jets on a bet that fuel prices will stay low for as long as the next three years, the world’s biggest aircraft leasing group said. It is getting “a boost we did not think we would get”, said Aengus Kelly, the executive director and chief executive of AerCap Holdings, in an interview on Bloomberg Television. “The gas-guzzler type airplanes, 747s, we had assumed all of these airplanes would be scrapped. Airlines are saying we think fuel is going to stay low for 18, 24 maybe 36 months.” Intrepid Announces the Placement of Seven (7) A330-300 Aircraft with Turkish Airlines Intre

Irish airline Cityjet prepares for Bombardier CRJ900 operations

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                                                Irish airline CityJet is preparing to introduce the 90-seat  Bombardier CRJ900 to it's fleet to operate  a major wet lease contract for SAS Airlines to operate a network of regional routes from Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm . Commencing on 26 March using eight new aircraft, with an option to increase to 14 aircraft in 2017. In preparation of commencement of SAS Airlines according to German aviation website Skyliner Aviation, Cityjet has leased S5-AAV Bombardier CRJ900 from Adria Airways from 22 February to train pilots based in Ljubljana. Flightradar24  data shows the aircraft is operating up to four training sectors per day to Dresden,  Germany. CityJet’s long experience in providing ACMI services was a major factor behind winning the contract to provide regional services for Scandinavian Airlines, with 20 years of experience of operating ACMI Services for Air France. CityJet becomes the newest member to Bombardier CRJ family

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 21 February 2016

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                                                  Avolon explores the relevance and importance of aircraft appraisers and valuers to the aviation industry Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company,  published a Discussion Paper, Values and Valuers , which explores the business of aircraft appraisal and valuation in the aviation industry. The Paper, which is the latest in a series of Discussion Papers published by Avolon, offers guidelines on what to look for when making the key appraiser selection and explores the role of appraisers from a broader industry perspective, identifying areas where change is required to meet the future needs of the industry. Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company joins Twitter Avolon the international aircraft leasing company, joined social media channel Twitter on Friday 18 February at Twitter handle @avolon_aero it's first tweet was a press release a Discussion Paper Value and Valuers Exploring the importance of aircraft

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 21-02-2016

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                                                  Aer Lingus Airbus A320-214 The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended. Chris Witt/Skyliner : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/ Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/ Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/ EI-DGU Airbus A300-622R(F) c/n 557 ASL Airlines Ireland Delivered Bordeaux-Leipzig 12/02/16 ex N109CL. EI-EBB Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 37519 Jeju Air Ferried Bournemouth-Dublin 15/02/16 after painting prior delivery to become HL8063. EI-FJE Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 39420 Norwegian Air International Registered 13/02/16 ex LN-NOZ. EI-FJF Boeing 737-86N/W c/n 36814 Norwegian Air International Registered 11/02/16 ex LN-NOH. EI-FJH Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 42071 Norwegian Air International Delivered Boeing Field-Oslo 16/02/16. EI-FMM Boeing 737-86

An Emirates Airlines Irish Success story

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                                                  Image courtesy of Emirates Airlines  This year fast growing Gulf carrier Emirates Airlines will take delivery of 37 new aircraft 21 Airbus A380s and 16 Boeing 777-300ERs marking the highest number of new deliveries ever in a single year. To meet fleet demand Emirates has opportunities for turboprop and business jet pilots to fly wide body aircraft on it's extensive network. A recent Irish success story is Jenel Davis of Stobart Air, flying the ATR 42/72 whom joined Emirates. This month Jenel will be joining the Boeing 777 fleet after completing a specifically designed training program for Turboprop pilots that include a Jet Orientation course, Computer Based Training (CBT), Fixed base and Flight Simulation training and Line Flying Under Supervision (LIFUS) training. Emirates continues its search for experienced pilots to join the expanding fleet and recent changes in criteria mean that Emirates are now accepting application

Ryanair adds third Learjet 45 to fleet supporting network expansion

Irish budget carrier Ryanair has added a third Learjet 45 to support it's network expansion enabling the carrier to ferry engineers and aircraft spares at short notice across Europe. According to Ryanair's website it's currently recruiting Learjet 45XR Captains and first officers to join an exciting 24/7 engineering support operation based at Milan Bergamo and London Stansted bases. The aircraft N5015U construction number 45-454 was delivered through Dublin en route to London Stansted on 21 December and two days later M-ABJA was registered in Isle of Man to Aviation Leasing (IOM) Ltd. The aircraft is based in Madrid and already known to have visited a number of European airports including Dublin today operating under the call sign ‘Ryanair 3’. The current Boeing 737-800 series aircraft order will see Ryanair's fleet grow from 326 to 420 aircraft by 2019 with 100 Boeing 737 MAX 200 on order for delivery between 2019 and 2024 and 100 options. Irish Aviation Resea

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 15 February 2016

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                                                         Aer Lingus Regional ATR72-600 Aircraft lessor Avolon early arrival in Iran It appears that Irish aircraft lessor Avolon has been quick off the mark and visited Iran following the lifting of international sanctions.Its chief commercial officer, John Higgins, mentioned the trip in passing when addressing yesterday’s annual Ireland China Business Association’s Sino-Irish Seminar in Dublin. Milestone VP joins Sloane Helicopters as Sales and Marketing Director John Parnell, VP North Europe & Canada with Milestone Aviation Group , has started a new role as Sales and Marketing Director at Sloane Helicopters. Before Milestone, Parnell worked for over six years with Finmeccanica helicopters, culminating with a role as Head of Region for UK and Ireland. This included leading all of the commercial activity and introduction of new helicopter fleets in a variety of market segments including corporate, EMS, UK military and util

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 15-02-2016

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                                                  EI-STA Boeing 737-31S ASL Airlines  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/ CS-TKQ Airbus A320-214 c/n 2325 Azores Airlines Delivered Woensdrecht-Ponta Delgada 08/02/16 in all white colours ex EI-FMD. EI-EBB Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 39412 Jeju Air rolled out Bournemouth 10/02/16 after paint prior delivery. EI-FJC Boeing 737-81D/W c/n 39412 Norwegian Air International Registered 05/02/16 ex LN-NOR. EI-FJH Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 42071 Norwegian Air International due for delivery. EI-FJJ Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 41148 Norwegian Air International due for delivery. EI-FOJ Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44722 Ryanair Deli

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 8 February 2016

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                                                EI-STA Boeing 737-31S Air Contractors  Avolon : Delivers One Airbus A330-300 to Garuda Indonesia Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, announces the delivery of one Airbus A330-300 aircraft to Garuda Indonesia. This delivery is Avolon’s sixth aircraft on lease to Garuda Indonesia. Ireland profile: Double tax treaties to be extended Ireland has been a leading jurisdiction for aircraft financing and leasing aircraft for years and, with the recent proposals brought in by the Irish government, that is unlikely to change any time soon. SMBC Aviation Capital concludes agreements with Lion Air and Volaris  SMBC Aviation Capital announced  the delivery of one new Boeing B737-800 aircraft on Lease to Lion Air this is the fourth aircraft of a six aircraft Sale and Leaseback transaction and delivery of a new Airbus A320-200 aircraft on lease to Concesionara Vuela Compania de Aviacion (Volaris) this is the fifth of a sev

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 08-02-2016

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                                                  Cityjet 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/ D-AEAA Airbus A300-622R(F) c/n 743 EAT Leipzig First service first Leipzig Halle-London Luton-Helsinki-London Heathrow-Milan Malepensa-Leipzig Halle 30/01/16 ex EI-EYK. EI-DYS Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 37514 Jeju Air Air-Test at Dublin 29/01/16 and registered HL8061 02/02/16. EI-FJA Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 39419 Norwegian Air International Registered 31/01/16 ex LN-NOY. EI-FMT Airbus A319-111 c/n 2113 Volotea Airlines being prepared for delivery at Shannon 03/02/15 ex 9H-AEG. EI-FOG Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44711 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 03/02/

College Ireland sees increased demand for Popular Short Course in Aircraft leasing & Project Management

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                                                  College Ireland Aviation Services (CIAS) sees increased demand for Popular Short Course in Aircraft leasing & Project Management has reported significantly increased demand for it's popular short course in Aircraft leasing & Project Management to meet growing industry needs. Ireland is the birth place of the leasing industry from the foundations in Shannon which has grown today with 9 out of the 10 ten aircraft leasing companies based in Ireland managing half the world's commercial aircraft fleet valued at $80 Billion. The part-time short course in Aircraft leasing & Project Management is run over 14 weekends is aimed at people whom seek a career as a technical representative and for those whom work in the industry and interact with leasing companies. The course would be well suited to those with a techinal background B1/B2 Engineers and people with experience in materials, MRO, planning and techinal records.

Aer Lingus Cadets Charity Plane push challenge for Breast Cancer Research

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                                                  Aer Lingus Pilot Cadets currently training in Jerez de La Frontera, Southern Spain are hoping to complete a Charity Fundraising Event in February 2016, in order to raise much needed sponsorship for, and awareness of Cancer treatment and rehabilitation in Ireland. They plan to complete a non-stop,twin engined Seneca Plane Push for 9 hours around the grounds of the flight training school in Spain in order to raise as much money as possible  which will be donated to Breast Cancer Research, Sligo Cancer Support Center, and Cancer Care West, Galway. The cadets will also be wearing pink ties as part of our pilots' uniforms for the month of February. The 23 Cadets come from all parts of Ireland, England and Germany. The Irish cadets hail from Counties Sligo, Dublin, Westmeath, Meath, Roscommon, Down, Mayo, Limerick, Tipperary, Armagh and Cork. Breast Cancer Research funds a comprehensive research programme at the National Unive

Weekly Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 1 February 2016

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                                                  Boeing 737-8 MAX Courtesy of Boeing  Apollo Aviation Closes 2015 With Approximately 25% Growth in AUM Apollo Aviation Group announced that as of December 31, 2015, it had purchased (including contracted to purchase) 31 aircraft and two engines in the preceding twelve months. All the flight equipment purchased are in-production models and include aircraft from the Airbus A320ceo family and Boeing 737-800s. Two-thirds of the flight equipment that was purchased came with leases attached. Avolon boss lobbies government for trade links with Tehran Avolon , the Irish aviation leasing company, has lobbied taoiseach Enda Kenny to reopen the Irish embassy in Iran and boost business links. Domhnal Slattery, the chief executive of Avolon, wrote to Kenny and Charlie Flanagan, minister for foreign affairs and trade, about the issue last year.Slattery said having an ambassador based in Tehran full-time would “facilitate industry and busin

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 01-02-2016

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                                                  EI-SEV Boeing 737-73S Ryanair  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-EBB Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 37519 Ryanair Ferried Glasgow Prestwick-Bournemouth 25/01/16 in basic colours. EI-EZG Airbus A320-232 c/n 2457 Ansett Worldwide noted at Shannon 26/0/16 with Irish registration applied today in full WOW Air colours ex LZ-WOW. EI-FHN Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 39046 Norwegian Air International Re-Registered 24/01/16 ex LN-DYK. EI-FOC Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44714 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 25/01/16. EI-FOE Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44713 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 27/01/16. EI-FOF Boeing 737-