Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 24 May 2016

                                                 
EI-STA Boeing 737-31S ASL Airlines
Amedeo Air Four Plus Limited: Potential Equity Raise To Fund Further Aircraft Acquisitions

Following the acquisition of the Company’s initial six A380 aircraft , and in line with its investment policy, the Company continues to seek further investments in widebody aircraft, which will be leased to one or more major airlines. The Board currently anticipates that it will consider, with the advice of Amedeo and Nimrod Capital, a further equity capital raise in order to fund the acquisition of aircraft for deliveries anticipated within the next twelve months. This would increase the overall market capitalisation of the Company, and will hopefully aid yet further liquidity in the trading of the Company’s shares. In particular, the Board is considering a proposal to acquire two Boeing 777-300ER aircraft for lease to Emirates Airlines, which the Directors believe has the potential to enhance prospective capital returns whilst maintaining the Company’s current target quarterly dividend.

Avolon delivers an Airbus A321-200 aircraft to Air Berlin

Avolon announced the delivery an Airbus A321-200 aircraft to Air Berlin. This is the sixth Avolon aircraft on lease to Air Berlin.

Avolon delivers an Airbus A320-200 aircraft to Volaris

Avolon announced the delivery an Airbus A320-200 aircraft to Volaris. This is the sixth Avolon aircraft on lease to Volaris.

AWAS acquires two 737-800 passenger aircraft on lease to flydubai and Norwegian

AWAS announced that it has acquired two modern 737-800 passenger aircraft with leases attached from another lessor. Marlin Dailey, AWAS Chief Commercial Officer commented, “AWAS is very pleased to expand our relationships with flydubai and Norwegian Air Shuttle. The trading channel is a key component of our fleet growth strategy, and AWAS will continue to acquire attractive aircraft on-lease globally.”

FLY Leasing Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

FLY Leasing Limited announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2016. First Quarter 2016 Highlights include: · Adjusted Net Income of $16.2 million, $0.47 per share, · Net income of $7.1 million, $0.21 per share, closed $385 million aircraft acquisition facility and sold ten aircraft generating gross proceeds of $60 million after debt repayment and $445 million of aircraft acquisitions scheduled to close in second quarter. “FLY moves into the second quarter having accomplished several strategic objectives: completing the sale of 45% of our fleet – primarily older aircraft – at gains to book value, repurchasing 19% of our shares at a discount to book value, reducing core SG&A, and completing a new, attractively priced $385 million aircraft acquisition facility,” said Colm Barrington, CEO of FLY. “The company is in a strong position to deliver increased return on equity going forward.”

SMBC Aviation Capital orders additional CFM LEAP-1A engines

SMBC Aviation Capital, one of the world’s largest aircraft leasing companies, announces that it has ordered 10 CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power five of its Airbus A320neo aircraft. The engine order is valued at US $140 million at list prices and is a follow-on to SMBC Aviation Capital’s initial order for 60 LEAP-1A engines that the company announced at the Paris Air Show in June 2015. The aircraft are part of an order for 110 A320neos that SMBC Aviation Capital announced in 2014. A long-time CFM customer, Dublin-based SMBC Aviation Capital currently has a fleet of more than 350 aircraft powered by CFM56 and LEAP engines in service or on order.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 24-05-2016

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS 
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-CXK Boeing 737-4S3 c/n 25596 Transalpine Leasing Ferried Vilnius-Stavanger,-East Midlands-Stavanger-Vilnius 05/11-05/16 in all white colours to become LY-PGC.

EI-FML Airbus A319-111 c/n 2240 Volotea Delivered Ostrava-Nates 04/05/16 ex N929FR.

EI-FJN Boeing 737-8JP c/n 41152 Norwegian Air International Delivered Boeing Field-Oslo 12/05/16.

EI-FNA ATR72-212A(600) c/n 1325 Stobart Air Delivered Toulouse-Dublin 29/04/16 ex F-WWEH.

EI-FNU Boeing 737-86N c/n 28608 Meridiana Delivered Dublin-Milan Malpensa 29/04/16 ex HL8214.

EI-FRL Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44741 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 05/06/15.

EI-FRM Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44743 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 11/05/16.

EI-UNG Boeing 737-524 c/n 28915 TFM Aviation Ferried Teruel Airport-Belgrade 30/04/16 in Transaero Airlines colours.

HL8069 Boeing 737-8AS c/n 35000 T´Way Air Delivered Dublin-Baku-Seoul Incheon  05/6-05/16 ex EI-EBT.

N332CC Boeing 737-86N c/n 30231 Apollo Aviation Capital Management Ferried Goodyear-Bangor-Norwich 01/02-05/16 ex HS-TGH.

OO-TUV Boeing 737-86J c/n 36883 TUIfly Belgium Delivered Woensdrecht-Brussels Airport 29/04/16 ex EI-UNJ.

TF-ISO Boeing 767-319 c/n 29388 Icelandair Ferried Xiamen-Keflavik 11/05/16 prior entry to service ex EI-UNC.

UR-BAA Boeing 737-5Q8 c/n 28052 Bravo Air Delivered Shannon-Kharkiv International 03/05/16 in Kam Airlines colours prior wet-lease ex EI-DTX.

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Monday, 16 May 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 16 May 2016

                                                    
Boeing 737 MAX 

Arena Aviation Capital closes B777-200ER deal

On 29 March JP Lease Products & Services Co., Ltd. successfully closed the acquisition of two Boeing B777-200ER aircraft from AerCap Ireland Limited on lease to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The deal was arranged, structured and will be managed by Arena Aviation Capital B.V., which also arranged and structured the debt financing provided by Deutsche Bank.

Avolon delivers its first Airbus A320neo aircraft

Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, announces the delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft. The aircraft is the first of a number of A320neo sale and leasebacks contracted with IndiGo and brings the number of aircraft leased by Avolon to IndiGo to 21. Avolon’s future commitment to new technology aircraft includes a further 99 Airbus A320neo family aircraft,20 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, 12 Boeing 787-9 aircraft and 15 Airbus A330neo aircraft for which Avolon is a launch customer. At the end of March 2016, Avolon had a total fleet of 402 aircraft including 223 owned and managed aircraft; and 179 aircraft on order.

IBA says aircraft leasing shows few signs of slowing

Aircraft leasing is showing little signs of slowing in the short term, according to analysts at the International Bureau of Aviation (IBA), which has just published a review of 2015. Phil Seymour, chief executive of the bureau, which recently opened a Dublin office, states in the review’s introduction that “operating leasing as a financial solution shows little sign of slowing in the short term”. However, Mr Seymour suggests that with question marks over the ability of twin-aisle craft - normally used for long haul services - to keep their value, lessors themselves are likely to focus on the less risky, single-aisle craft.

Previously Unidentified Customer Trident Jet Orders Four More Bombardier CRJ900 Aircraft Increasing Firm Orders CityJet to operate all 12 aircraft

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft disclosed that Trident Jet (Jersey) Limited, a sister company of Falko Regional Aircraft Limited, is the previously unidentified customer that signed the firm purchase agreement for eight CRJ900 aircraft and six options announced in October 2015. The aircraft are assigned to and operated by CityJet on a wet lease basis – which means it provides aircraft and crews -- on behalf of SAS (Scandinavian Airlines).  Additionally, Bombardier announced today that Trident Jet (Jersey) Limited has exercised four of its options also to be operated by CityJet.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 16-05-2016

                                               
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

EI-FNI Boeing 777-2Q8 c/n 28688 Alitalia Delivered Ho Chi Minh City-Abu Dhabi 22/04/16 ex VN-A141.

EI-FNV Airbus A319-132 c/n 1952 SMBC Aviation Capital Registered at Dublin 20/04/16 ex N477TA.

EI-FPE Candair CRJ900 c/n 15402 Cityjet Delivered Montréal-Mirabel International-Keflavik-Stockholm Arlanda 22/04/16 in SAS Airlines colours.

EI-FPF Candair CRJ900 c/n 15403 Cityjet Delivered Montréal-Mirabel-Keflavik-Stockholm Arlanda 27/04/16 in SAS Airlines colours.

EI-FRG Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44737 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 19/04/16.

EI-FRH Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44736 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 21/04/16.

EI-FRI Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44733 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 22/04/16.

EI-FRJ Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44734 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 26/04/16.

EI-FRK Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44735 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 27/04/16.

EI-RUZ Boeing 767-3Q8ER c/n 30048 AerCap Deliverd Shannon-Frankfurt-Beijing in Transaero Airlines colous 21-23/04/16 for cabin retrofit and paint registered D-ABUP 22/04/16.

EI-XLG Boeing 747-446 c/n 29899 SB Leasing Ireland Ferried Teruel-London Stansted-Victorville 22/04/16 in Transaero Airlines colours.

EI-XLI Boeing 747-446 c/n 29899 Richdale Investments Ferried Teruel-Sharjah-Xiamen 20/21-04/16 in Transaero Airlines colours.

N590CB Boeing 757-28A c/n 32449 GECAS Registered 13/04/16 and Ferried Addis Ababa-Lourdes 21/04/16 ex ET-AMK.

N902AS Boeing 737-33A c/n 27910 AerSale Ferried Karachi-Sharm el-Sheikh-Vienna-Keflavik 27/28-04/16 ex AP-BLG.

HL8063 Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 37519 Jeju Air Delivered Dublin-Baku-Heydar Aliyev International-Incheon International 19/20-04/16 ex EI-EBB.

PR-AIV Airbus A330-243 c/n 532 Azul Linhas Aéreas Ferried Viracopos International-El Salvador International 12/04/16 for Turkish Airlines as TC-JNY ex EI-FFR.

VP-BLG Boeing 767-3Q8 c/n 27616 Royal Flight Delivered Shanghai-Moscow Domodedovo 04/04/16 ex EI-EAR.

VP-BVE Boeing 737-86N c/n 29889 Yakutia Delivered Ostrava-Yakutsk 28/04/16 ex EI-FMM.

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Saturday, 7 May 2016

Dublin Airport shortlisted for ACI ‘Best Airport Award’

                                                 
Dublin Airport 
Dublin Airport has been shortlisted for Airport Council International (ACI) Europe’s prestigious ‘Best Airport Award’, in the  airports with over 25 million passengers per annum category.

The acknowledgement comes after a record breaking year for Dublin Airport, with over 25 million passengers and the No.1 in Europe for passenger service achievement. Other airports shortlisted in the category include Heathrow Airport, Frankfurt Airport, Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

The ACI awards recognize excellence and achievement across a whole range of disciplines including retail, security, operations, facilities, community relations, environmental awareness and customer service.

Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said “I am immensely proud to see Dublin Airport shortlisted for such an esteemed award. It is a testament to hard work, dedication and commitment of the airport’s employees. We constantly strive to improve the passenger experience; and to make Dublin Airport one of the best airports in the world, " he added

The winners will be announced next month at the ACI General Assembly, in Athens.

Dublin Airport has welcomed 5.5 million passengers in the first three months of the year, a 17% increase over the same quarter last year or an extra 817,000 passengers so far this year.

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Thursday, 5 May 2016

Sentinel Aviation Services deliver former Transaero 737 to Bravo Airways

                                                 
Kam Air Boeing 737-500
Sentinel Aviation Services Limited delivered a  former Transaero operated Boeing 737-5Q8 EI-DTX to its new owner Kamair under the registration UR-BAA to be operated by Bravo Airways. This project involved the input of many companies based in and around Shannon Airport and this successfully demonstrated the partnerships and willingness to cooperate in delivering first class transition projects for which larger base maintenance facilities would not have slots during the busy months.

The project team and aircraft records were based at the company’s facilities in Shannon Airport House and SASL provided 24/7 customer support from a technical and financial standpoint enabling a smooth managed transition from the previous

John Drysdale, SVP Technical said "We worked with ASL (formally Air Contractors) for airframe and hangarage support and Vortex Aviation who provided the engine maintenance services sometimes in parallel while the aircraft was in the ASL hangar. In addition we also used the services of Eirtech Aviation for the ships new livery, West Coast Aviation who provided component and parts support and Signature Flight support for crew handling and departure. Having these companies close by who all showed a willingness to deliver first class customer service on a true 24/7 basis ensured we could provide very short turnaround solutions with such issues as engine shop support".

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Monday, 2 May 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 2 May 2016

                                                 
Image courtsey of Boeing 
AWAS to place two A330-300 widebody passenger aircraft with new customer Hong Kong Airlines

AWAS, announced that it has agreed to place on long-term leases, two A330-300 widebody passenger aircraft with new customer Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed full-service airline based in Hong Kong. These A330s will be used by the airline for adding more popular destinations to its well established network currently covering over 30 major cities across the Asia Pacific region, including Gold Coast, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Sapporo, Bangkok, Bali and Okinawa. Both aircraft come from AWAS’ existing fleet.

Previously Unidentified Customer Trident Jet Orders Four More Bombardier CRJ900 Aircraft Increasing Firm Orders to 12

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft  disclosed that Trident Jet (Jersey) Limited, a sister company of Falko Regional Aircraft Limited, is the previously unidentified customer that signed the firm purchase agreement for eight CRJ900 aircraft and six options announced in October 2015. The aircraft are assigned to and operated by CityJet on a wet lease basis – which means it provides aircraft and crews -- on behalf of SAS (Scandinavian Airlines).  Additionally, Bombardier announced today that Trident Jet (Jersey) Limited has exercised four of its options also to be operated by CityJet.

SMBC Aviation Capital delivers Airbus 319 aircraft to JSC Ural Airlines

SMBC Aviation Capital announced that it has delivered an Airbus A319 aircraft to JSC Ural Airlines. This aircraft is part of the SMBC Aviation Capital Managed Portfolio. This is the fifth aircraft that JSC Ural Airlines have on lease from SMBC Aviation Capital.

SMBC Aviation Capital deliveres a Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Jeju Air

SMBC Aviation announced that it has delivered a B737-800 aircraft to Jeju Air Co. Ltd.  The aircraft is part of the SMBC Aviation Capital Owned Portfolio. This is the sixth aircraft that Jeju Air have on lease from SMBC Aviation Capital.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 02-05-2016

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
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-EPU Airbus A319-111 c/n 3102 Vuelng Airlines Air Test at Dublin 23/04/16 to become EC-MKV.

EI-EFB Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 37532 Ryanair was withdrawn from service on 05/04/16 and is currently stored at Prestwick minus titles & tail logo prior return to SMBC Aviation.

EI-FNI Boeing 777-2Q8 c/n 28688 Alitalia Delivered Ho Chi Minh City-Abu Dhabi 22/04/16 ex VN-A141.

EI-FPF Candair CRJ900 c/n 15403 Cityjet Delivered Montréal-Mirabel-Keflavik-Stockholm Arlanda 27/04/16 in SAS Airlines colours.

EI-FRH Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44736 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 21/04/16.

EI-FRI Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44733 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 22/04/16.

EI-FRJ Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44734 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 26/04/16.

EI-FRK Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44735 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 27/04/16.

EI-RUZ Boeing 767-3Q8ER c/n 30048 AerCap Deliverd Shannon-Frankfurt-Beijing in Transaero Airlines colous 21-23/04/16 for cabin retrofit and paint registered D-ABUP 22/04/16.

EI-XLG Boeing 747-446 c/n 29899 SB Leasing Ireland Ferried Teruel-London Stansted-Victorville 22/04/16 in Transaero Airlines colours.

EI-XLI Boeing 747-446 c/n 29899 Richdale Investments Ferried Teruel-Sharjah-Xiamen 20/21-04/16 in Transaero Airlines colours.

N902AS Boeing 737-33A c/n 27910 AerSale Ferried Karachi-Sharm el-Sheikh-Vienna-Keflavik 27/28-04/16 ex AP-BLG.

N590CB Boeing 757-28A c/n 32449 GECAS Registered 13/04/16 and Ferried Addis Ababa-Lourdes 21/04/16 ex ET-AMK.

VP-BLG Boeing 767-3Q8 c/n 27616 Royal Flight Delivered Shanghai-Moscow Domodedovo 04/04/16 ex EI-EAR.

VP-BVE Boeing 737-86N c/n 29889 Yakutia Delivered Ostrava-Yakutsk 28/04/16 ex EI-FMM.

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