Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Dublin Airport partners with Skyscanner for Unique Partnership

Dublin Airport 
Dublin Airport has teamed up with global travel search engine Skyscanner to provide a suite of data technology services which will enhance its status as a world-leading hub airport for flight connections and a destination of choice for customers.

Skyscanner will provide Dublin Airport with a big dataset, through its Travel Insight tool which taps into the global search data from its 50 million monthly visitors.

Through the new partnership, Dublin Airport will benefit from a unique insight into passengers’ planning and search preferences.  Information analysed will help the Airport develop its offering to further enhance the airport’s status as one of Europe’s most prominent points for passenger connections.

Dublin Airport will also host Skyscanner’s flight search technology on its App, giving passengers the ability to search and book travel destinations with airlines operating from hub.  Initially available to Dublin Airport’s mobile app users, the bespoke search tool will also be rolled out to desktop users.
“We are delighted to partner with Skyscanner using its Travel Insight tool so we can deliver a better product and service to our customers,” said Dublin Airport’s head of channel and partner marketing at Dublin Airport, John Hurley.

“We have worked closely with Skyscanner to develop a one stop shop on our Dublin Airport App and dublinairport.com for passengers who are looking for great destinations and travel options at excellent fares. Skyscanner’s leadership in search technology is core to understanding what drives choice for passengers who wish to connect to through Dublin Airport,” he added.

Hugh Aitken, Skyscanner’s Commercial Director added, “We are delighted to be partnering with Dublin Airport to provide them with technology which will help them gain valuable market insight to inform and develop its status as a leading hub. Skyscanner is in a unique position to provide these insights given our significant and growing audience of users and data. Coupled with providing our API technology, we hope this will help passengers get the most of the gateway opportunities that Dublin can provide”.

The tool was developed for Dublin Airport using an API from Skyscanner for Business, the travel search engine’s B2B unit offering a suite of products helping to power the travel Internet. Skyscanner’s powerful data technology is now being capitalised on by a number of businesses in the aviation industry, including airlines Iberia Express and Flybe, and Edinburgh and Naples Airport’s, amongst others.

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Monday, 28 March 2016

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 28-03-16

N760SL Boeing 737-400 
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-FJJ Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 41148 Norwegian Air Shuttle Delivered Boeing Field-Oslo 08/03/16.

EI-FJR Boeing 737-86N/W c/n 36820 Norwegian Air International Registered 13/03/16 ex LN-NOI.

EI-FMU Airbus A319-111 c/n 2122 Volotea Airlines painted at Shannon 08/03/16 prior delivey ex 9H-AEH.

EI-FOS Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44727 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 07/03/16.

EI-FOT Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44730 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 11/03/16.

EI-RUL Boeing 737-7K9 c/n 34320 Amentum Aircraft Leasing Ferried Cambridge-Keflavik-Bangor-Paine Field 17-18/03/16 in Transaero Airlines colours for Southwest Airlines.

EI-RUM Boeing 737-7K9/W c/n 34321 Amentum Aircraft Leasing Ferried Cambridge-Keflavik-Bangor-Paine Field 06-7/03/16 for Southwest Airlines.

EI-RUR Boeing 737-8MC/W c/n 44435 SB Leasing Ferried Teruel Airport-St Athan 11/03/16 in Transaero Airlines colours.

EI-RUX Boeing 767-3P6 c/n 30109 Celestial Aviation Ferried Shanghai Pudong International Airport-Tel Aviv 08/03/16 in Transaero Airlines colours.

EI-XLE Boeing 747-446 c/n 26362  SB Leasing Ireland Ferried Teruel Airport-Dublin 16/03/16 in Transaero Airlines colours for painting.

EI-XLJ Boeing 747-446 c/n 27646 Richdale Investments Ferried Teruel Airport-Sharjah 08/03/16 in Transaero Airline colours.

G-NRWY Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 39024 Norwegian Air UK Positioned Stavanger-London Gatwick 12/03/16 ex EI-FHI.

HA-FAZ Boeing 737-476(SF) c/n 24446 Farnair Hungary noted Shannon 06/03/16 with ASL Airlines titles, and Hungarian reg applied Ex EI-STC.

N760SL Boeing 737-4Y0 c/n 25177 Bank of Utah Trustee Ferried Fujairah International-Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International-Dublin 14/03/16 for ASL Airlines Ireland as EI- ex G-OBMM/SX-BGQ.

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Stobart Air wet-leases Danish Air Transport ATR72


Stobart Air has wet-leased an ATR72-200 from Danish ACMI Specialist, Danish Air Transport (DAT) for the summer season. The turboprop, OY-RUG (cn 212), was recently ferried from Kaunas to Dublin Airport on 27 March where it joins the rest of the Irish carrier's fleet of two ATR42 and fourteen ATR 72-200/-500/-600s.

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Sunday, 6 March 2016

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 07-03-16


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-ETI Airbus A330-322 c/n 171 AirCastle Ferried Perpignan-Zurich-RAF St Athan 27/02/16 ex D-AERS.

EI-FJG Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 37818 Norwegian Air International Registered 25/02/16 ex LN-NOX.

EI-FJI Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 37817 Norwegian Air International Registered 26/02/16 ex LN-NOW.

EI-FOO Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44724 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 26/02/16.

EI-FOP Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44723 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 25/02/16.

EI-FOR Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44718 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 29/02/16.

F-GYAQ Airbus A321-211 c/n 827 Air Méditerranée Ferried Rzeszów-Shannon 25/02/16 by lessor for storage.

M-ABIX Airbus A320-232 c/n 2108 IndiGo Airlines Delivered Shannon-Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen-Delhi 27-28/02/16 to become VT-IDQ on lease from CIT Aerospace.

TC-YAT Embraer 195AR c/n 19000067 BoraJet Airlines Delivered Alverca-Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen 25/02/16 ex EI-FND.

S5-AAV Bombardier CRJ900 c/n 15284 Adria Airways used since 22/02/16 in all white colours to train CityJet pilots on aircraft type.

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 7 March 2016


Aergo Capital acquires two ATR72-600 aircraft from Transportation Partners

Aergo Capital has announced that it has purchased two ATR72-600 passenger aircraft from Transportation Partners. The aircraft operated from Subang Airport, by Malindo Airways is part of the Lion Air Group. Malindo, the fastest growing airline in the Lion Air Group, will maximize KLIA airport to turbo-charge the Lion Air Group’s regional expansion in 2016. DVB Bank SE provided debt finance for the transaction.

AWAS announces appointment of David N. Siegel as Chief Executive Officer

AWAS announced that it has appointed David N. Siegel as Chief Executive Officer. He will join AWAS in April 2016 and will be based in its Dublin HQ. Mr. Siegel brings some 32 years of relevant experience to AWAS, including most recently as Chief Executive Officer at Frontier Airlines Inc. Prior to Frontier, Mr. Siegel held a number of senior positions within the global aviation industry including CEO of XOJET and US Airways, and senior roles in Continental Airlines and Northwest Airlines. Mr. Siegel has also held senior positions in other sectors, including car rental and catering / food service.

AWAS expands relationship with customer Boliviana de Aviacion

AWAS announced that they have leased an additional 767-300ER wide-body passenger aircraft to current customer Boliviana de Aviacion (BOA) to support their growing international service. AWAS also delivered a 737-700 narrow-body passenger aircraft on lease to BOA, helping the airline with their fleet modernisation plan. Both these aircraft come from AWAS’ existing fleet. This is AWAS’ fourth 767-300ER delivery to BOA and the airline’s first 767-300ER fitted with winglets for added payload-range capability and fuel burn improvement.

Waypoint Leasing Surpasses $1.5 Billion in Helicopter Assets

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced at Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo that the company has officially surpassed $1.5 billion in total helicopter assets. Waypoint’s fleet, comprised of a diverse mix of assets ranging from light-twin to heavy helicopters, now includes more than 120 aircraft. Additionally, Waypoint has firm and option orders with aircraft manufacturers for more than 125 helicopters valued at more than $1.7 billion, to be delivered over the next five years.

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