Saturday, 25 June 2016

Dublin Aerospace wins 5 year multi-million dollar landing gear contract with AirAsia

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The largest low-cost airline in Asia AirAsia has awarded Dublin aerospace a 5 year contract  to Overhaul 46 sets of Airbius A320 Landing Gears. Dublin Aerospace has just completed a successful 1 year trial period overhauling 9 sets of gears, delivering an on-time, cost effective and quality solution meeting the airline’s scheduled maintenance programme.

Anaz Ahmad Tajuddin, Group Head of Engineering for AirAsia and AirAsia X said, “Dublin Aerospace has shown great support towards the needs that the AirAsia Group have and we are happy to ink this 5-year contract with them. Throughout the trial period, we have worked closely together and the process has been seamless throughout the overhaul process, and not to mention their comprehensive reports and competitive prices. We look forward to continued excellence in their services as we enter into this contract.”

The AirAsia Group operates an all-Airbus fleet of 180 aircraft and is the largest customer for the A320 Family, having ordered a total of 475 aircraft, comprising 264 A320neo and 211 A320ceo.

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Dublin Aerospace Awarded Airbus Belgua APU contract

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Dublin Aerospace has been awarded a long term contract to support Airbus fleet of five Airbus A300-600ST (Beluga) in relation to Component and APU test, repair and overhaul services.

These five aircraft perform regular airlift duties carrying fuselage sections and wings between the different European production sites in France, Germany, Spain and UK.

The New CEO at Dublin Aerospace, Michael Tyrrell said “We are delighted with the successful outcome and look forward to working closely with the Airbus team in the years to come”.

The Beluga is a highly modified version of the A300-600 and features one of the widest fuselage cross-sections of any aircraft, civil or military. Tailored for the transport of heavy and voluminous cargo loads, the Super Transporter is able to carry a payload of 47 metric tonnes (103,616 lb.) over a range of 900 nautical miles (1,667 km).

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Monday, 20 June 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 20 June 2016

Aer Lingus Boeing 757-200ER 
AWAS announces promotion of two tenured professionals into key leadership positions

AWAS announced that it has promoted two seasoned professionals into key commercial leadership positions. Jennifer Moulton has been promoted to Managing Director EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) within the Commercial Team. Jennifer was previously Senior Vice President EMEA, having joined AWAS in 2000 from Morgan Stanley’s aircraft group. She will report directly to Marlin Dailey, AWAS Chief Commercial Officer.

AWAS delivers third of four planned new A320 passenger aircraft to long-time customer VivaAerobus

AWAS announced that it has delivered the third of four planned new A320 passenger aircraft to its customer, VivaAerobus, purchasing the aircraft the airline had previously ordered from the manufacturer and then placing it with them on a long term lease. The delivery of this new A320s from a PLB deal agreed in 2015 is part of the rollover of the VivaAerobus fleet into an all-A320 operator. VivaAerobus will now operate five AWAS A320 aircraft. These aircraft will help the airline further reduce costs so they can continue to offer lower fares, improved reliability, punctuality and a superior overall passenger experience.

AWAS delivers to VietJet additional new A320 passenger aircraft on lease

AWAS announced that it has delivered to Vietjet the second of two planned new A320 passenger aircraft in 2016 to assist with the airlines’ rapid growth. AWAS has provided a financing solution for these two aircraft and has placed them on long- term leases with the airline. This marks the fourth transaction between the parties for a total of eight new passenger aircraft, a mix of A320s and A321s sourced from both VietJet’s and AWAS’ direct order pipeline.

GE Capital Aviation Services Delivers Four New Leased Boeing 737-800s to Hainan Airlines

GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS) announced delivery of four new leased Boeing 737-800 aircraft, powered by CFM56 engines, to Hainan Airlines to expand the carrier’s fleet. The aircraft were part of GECAS’ existing order book with Boeing.

Kahala Aviation Announces Several 737 Classic Freighter Transactions

Kahala Aviation Group Ltd  announced  the following transactions relating to its 737 Classic freighter portfolio: Lease of 737-300F MSN 27459 to Texel Air WLL. and Sale of sale of 737-300F MSN 27460 and Sale of 737-400F MSN 25372 to West Atlantic Group.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 20-06-16

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 :
Dublin Movements Blog:
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists :

EI-EFB Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37532 Jeju Air Air Test at Dublin 09/06/16.

EI-FJP Boeing 737-8JP c/n 42077 Norwegian Air International Delivered Boeing Field-Oslo 06/06/16.

EI-FNJ Airbus A320-216 c/n 3174 Aer Lingus Ferried Madrid-Dublin 10/06/16 ex EC-KFI.

EI-FNW Boeing 737-86N c/n 28642 Meridiana Delivered Budapest-Milan Malpensa 08/06/16 ex LN-NOM.

EI-RUV Boeing 767-36N c/n 30111 Celestial Aviation Ferried Shanghai Pudong International-Tel Aviv 08/06/16 in Transaero Airlines colours.

EI-XLF Boeing 747-446 c/n 27645 Rossiya Airlines Delivered Manchester-Moscow Vnukovo International 08/06/16 after paint.

UR-PSS Boeing 737-8AS c/n 35005 Ukraine International Delivered Dublin-Kiev 10/06/16 ex EI-EFA.

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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 15-06-16

EI-EPU Airbus A319-111 Vueling 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 :
Dublin Movements Blog:
Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists :

EI-DBG Boeing 767-3Q8 c/n  24746 TFM Aviation Ferried Teruel-Budapest 28/05/16 in Transaero Airlines colours prior delivery.

EI-FNN Boeing 777-212 c/n 28532 Inishcannon Leasing Registered 31/05/16 parked Victorville ex 9V-SVH.

EI-FNV Airbus A319-132 c/n 1952 Nesma Airlines Ferried East Midlands-Dublin 27/05/16 after paint prior delivery to become SU-NMD.

EI-FRS Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44745 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 27/05/16.

EI-FRT Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44740 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 26/05/16.

EI-FWA Sukhoi RRJ95 c/n 95102 Cityjet Delivered Venice-Dublin 02/06/16 ex I-PDVZ.

EI-XLF Boeing 747-446 c/n 27645 Rossiya Airlines Ferried Victorville-San Bernardino-Manchester 28-29/05/16 for paint.

EI-XLJ Boeing 747-446 c/n 27646 Rossiya Airlines Being prepared for delivery at Xiamen 24/05/16.

OE-IDY Airbus A320-232 c/n 928 Ames Camo Ferried Chengdu-Astana-Ostrava 26/05/16 ex B-MAX.

SU-NMD Airbus A319-132 c/n 1952 Nesma Airlines Delivered Dublin-Cairo 02/06/16 ex EI-FNV.

2-IFNB Embraer 170STD c/n 17000093 AerFin Ferried Exeter-Norwich 27/05/16 ex EI-FNB.

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 15 June 2016

Blue Air Boeing 737-800 

AerCap CEO: Airlines Extend Leases On Older Aircraft

Airlines are extending a substantial number of leases for older aircraft to take advantage of lower fuel prices, and are deferring deliveries of new jets, according to AerCap CEO Aengus Kelly. Affected aircraft types are mainly Airbus A340s, and Boeing 747s and 757s. Kelly also expects demand to grow for used Boeing 777s and Airbus A330s, which will be coming off their first leases in significant quantities in the next 1–3 years. “We have seen lots of these cases,” Kelly said on the sidelines of the IATA annual general meeting here. Leases are being extended by 2–3 years before the aircraft are retired, but not if heavy engine maintenance checks would be required to continue operation, he said. Kelly said he has not seen many cases where leases are extended beyond a few years.

AerCap Delivers First of Two New Airbus A350 XWB Aircraft to Cathay Pacific Airways

AerCap Holdings N.V announced the delivery of a new Airbus A350-900 to Cathay Pacific Airways, the first of two new A350-900 aircraft deliveries on long-term lease from AerCap’s order book with Airbus. AerCap has one of the largest Airbus A350 XWB portfolios with a total of 29 owned and on order aircraft – one of the most in-demand aircraft in the world.

AerCap President and Chief Commercial Officer Philip Scruggs said, “We are pleased to deliver the first A350-900 to long-time customer airline, Cathay Pacific Airways. The Airbus A350-900 offers unrivalled levels of operational efficiency while offering an enhanced guest experience with superior levels of comfort and well-being. We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with the Cathay Pacific team as the airline optimizes its fleet.”

Avolon delivers an Airbus A320-200 aircraft to Nile Air

Avolon announced the delivery an Airbus A320-200 aircraft to Nile Air. This is the first Avolon aircraft on lease to Nile Air.

GE Capital Aviation Services Delivers First of Two New Leased Boeing 787-9s to Air Canada as Part of Purchase-and-Leaseback Transaction

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) announced delivery of a new leased Boeing 787-9 aircraft powered by General Electric GEnx engines to Air Canada as part of a purchase-and-leaseback transaction with the airline. A second new 787-9 aircraft is scheduled for delivery to Air Canada in June. Both aircraft are part of Air Canada’s order book with Boeing. Air Canada placed an order for 37 Boeing 787s and this delivery represents their 20th 787 to join the fleet.

“Air Canada is a longstanding GECAS customer and we are delighted to support its fleet renewal program with our first leased 787-9,” said Alec Burger, president and CEO of GECAS.

“GECAS has been a strong partner of Air Canada’s on many fleet financing opportunities over the years and this is the latest example of our successful partnership,” said Michael Rousseau, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Air Canada.

SMBC Aviation Capital delivers its first Airbus A320neo aircraft

SMBC Aviation Capital has taken delivery of its first Airbus A320neo aircraft at the Airbus facility in Toulouse. The aircraft is being leased to GoAir and is the Indian airline’s first Neo with a second A320neo due on sale and leaseback in June. This brings the number of aircraft leased by SMBC Aviation Capital to GoAir to five. In total, SMBC Aviation Capital has 110 A320neo and 5 A321ceo on order from Airbus. Commenting on the milestone delivery, Peter Barrett, CEO of SMBC Aviation Capital said, "GoAir has been a long-standing and valued customer of SMBC Aviation Capital since 2007 and we are very pleased to announce the delivery of this aircraft, a first for both parties. This development is a positive continuation of our relationship, with both the airline and Airbus.

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