Monday, 29 August 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 29 August 2016

                                                 
EI-FWA SSJ100 Cityjet 
AerCap Holdings Authorizes Share Repurchase Program of $250 Million

AerCap Holdings N.V.announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a new $250 million share repurchase program, which will run through December 31, 2016. This program is in addition to the $250 million share repurchase program announced on May 31, 2016, which runs through September 30, 2016, as well as the $400 million share repurchase program announced on February 23, 2016 that was completed earlier this year.

Avolon delivers one A320-200 to Air Berlin

Avolon announced the delivery of one Airbus A320-200 aircraft to Air Berlin. This is the tenth Avolon aircraft on lease to Air Berlin.

CIT Aerospace Signs 39 Agreements Related to the Lease of Commercial Aircraft and Delivers 26 Aircraft in Q2 2016

CIT Group Inc announced that CIT Aerospace signed a total of 39 agreements in the second quarter of 2016 for the current and future leases of commercial aircraft. CIT Aerospace also delivered 26 aircraft, including new and used aircraft and lease extensions of existing fleet, to its airline customers around the world.

GE Capital Aviation Services Announces $280 million Senior Debt Financing Agreement with Aerolíneas Argentinas

GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS) announced a $280 million, 10.5 year term, Senior Debt agreement with Aerolíneas Argentinas. The debt is secured by four A330-200s powered by GE’s CF6 engines and three B737-800s powered by CFM56 engines. The four A330s are scheduled to fund in 2016 and the three B737-800s in 2018. GECAS’s relationship and commitment to Aerolíneas Argentinas dates back to the 1990’s.

Kahala Aviation Announces The Acquisition Of Two A340-300s

Kahala Aviation Group, Ltd announced the acquisition of two A340-300 aircraft MSNs 170 and 193 on lease to Aerolineas Argentinas S.A.

Waypoint Leasing to Re-Deploy Aircraft from CHC to Operators in Africa and Asia

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced that it will place two AW139 helicopters with new customers in Africa and Asia, respectively. The aircraft are currently being returned from CHC and will be re-deployed with the new customers in support of oil and gas operations.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 29-08-16

                                                 
Norwegian Air International 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-RUR Boeing 737-8MC c/n 44435 SB Leasing Ireland Ferried Teruel Airport-Kaunas International 24/08/16 in Transaero Airlines colours.

OE-IEJ  Airbus A319-132 c/n 2032 CIT Aerospace to Lufthansa Technik hangar 20/08/16 for Charlie Airlines in Cyprus Airways colours.

PR-PDH ATR72-212A(500) c/n 572 Passaredo Linhas Aéreas Ferried Leite Lopes-Augusto Severo-Amílcar Cabral International-Lanzarote-Saarbrücken 19-21/08/16 on  return to lessor ex EI-FAN.

VT-JTD Boeing 737-838 c/n 30734 Jet Airways Delivered Shanghai Pudong International-Chhatrapati Shivaji International-Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International-Mumbai Airport 29/07-05/08/16 ex EI-FNM.

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Saturday, 27 August 2016

Waypoint’s Lease deal paves entry into Canadian HEMS Market

                                                 
Agusta AW139
Headquartered in Limerick Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Ltd the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced that it has acquired a pre-owned AW139 in EMS configuration on the open market and placed it on long-term lease to Ornge in support of EMS operations in Ontario, Canada. The aircraft is additional to Waypoint’s current AW139 fleet and order book, and will operate out of Ornge’s Moosonee, Ontario base in support of the company’s EMS operations in the province.

Ed Washecka, Waypoint’s CEO said "Ornge is a valuable customer to Waypoint, and we are excited to support an operator whose mission it is to provide critical care for patients and transport to healthcare facilities across Ontario. Expansion into the Canadian HEMS market further diversifies our customer base and expands our EMS business, which has been a strategic focus since our inception in 2013. Waypoint’s ability to provide liquidity, regardless of market cycle, is an increasingly valuable component of the global helicopter services market and Waypoint will continue to maintain our ability to support operators’ fleet growth by offering tailored lease solutions."

Dr. Andrew McCallum, President and CEO of Ornge said "After undergoing a fully transparent public procurement process, Waypoint was selected as our leasing partner. This additional AW139, operating in Moosonee, will have considerable capacity to serve the people of the James Bay region, resulting in tangible benefits for our patients and their families."

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Monday, 22 August 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 22 August 2016

                                                 
EI-DCL Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair 
AerCap Delivers Second New Airbus A350 XWB Aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines

AerCap announced the delivery of a second new Airbus A350-900 to Ethiopian Airlines. The first aircraft was delivered in June, marking the first A350 XWB aircraft to be delivered to an African carrier. AerCap has one of the largest Airbus A350 XWB portfolios with a total of six owned and another 23 on order aircraft delivering through 2019. AerCap has now leased two A350 XWB aircraft to Vietnam Airlines, two to Cathay Pacific Airways and now with the latest delivery a further two to Ethiopian Airlines.

Amedeo Air Four Plus: Acquisition Of Asset

Amedeo Air Four Plus Limited via its wholly-owned subsidiary AA4P Theta Limited on 19 August 2016 purchased directly from The Boeing Company one 777-300ER aircraft bearing manufacturer’s serial number 42336, upon delivery of the Aircraft, AA4PT also entered into an Aircraft Operating Lease arrangement with Emirates Airline pursuant to which the Aircraft has been leased to Emirates for a term of 12 years,

Avolon delivers one Airbus A321-200 to Air Berlin

Avolon announced the delivery of one Airbus A321-200 aircraft to Air Berlin. This is the ninth Avolon aircraft on lease to Air Berlin.

Avolon delivers one A320-200 to PT Batik

Avolon announced the delivery of one Airbus A320-200 aircraft to PT Batik. This is the third Avolon aircraft on lease to PT Batik.

FPG and FPG Amentum acquire one flydubai 737-800 for a JOL transaction

Financial Products Group Co., Ltd the Tokyo-headquartered, listed independent financial services firm and FPG Amentum announced the acquisition of one Boeing 737-800 (MSN 40259). The aircraft (YOB 2013) was acquired from an affiliate of CDB Leasing and is on lease to Dubai Aviation Corporation trading as ‘flydubai’.

GE Capital Aviation Services Signs Purchase-and-Leaseback Transaction with Qatar Airways for Five Airbus A350-900s

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) announced it signed a purchase-and-leaseback transaction with Qatar Airways for five new Airbus A350-900 aircraft to help expand the carrier’s fleet.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 22-08-16

                                               
Aer Lingus Airbus A320s
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-CJY Boeing 757-2Y0 c/n 26161 I-Fly Delivered Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport-Moscow Vnukovo International 12/08/16 ex N153CA.

EI-DBG Boeing 767-3Q8 c/n 24746 Vim Avia at Manchester 13/08/16 after paint prior delivery.

EI-DTW Boeing 737-5Y0 c/n 25188 Pan JSC Aircraft Leasing Ferried Moscow Vnukovo International-Ostrava 12/08/16 for painting.

EI-DGU Airbus A300B4-622RF c/n 557 European Air Transport To Eirtech Aviation Shannon 25/07/16 in all white colours.

EI-FJT Boeing 737-8JP c/n  42079 Norwegian Air International Delivered Boeing Field-Oslo 11/08/16.

EI-FSV Airbus A320-214 c/n 5209 Yunnan Hongtu Airlines Delivered Abu Dhabi-Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International-Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport 12/08/16 to become B-.

EI-FVA Boeing 737-4K5 c/n 24706 Blue Panorama Registered 12/08/16 at St. Athan prior delivert ex G-CIPH.

EI-XLD Boeing 747-446 c/n 26360 Rossiya Airlines Ferried Tel Aviv - Rome Fiumicino 11/08/16 for paint prior delivery.

F-WTBA ATR72-212A(500) c/n 1069 GECAS Ferried Montpelier-Shannon-Sønderborg 03/08/16 in flyMe Villa Air colours.

N7876A Boeing 737-7Q8 c/n 29355 Southwest Airlines Delivered Paine Field-Phoenix 02/08/16 ex EI-EUZ.

OE-IEA Airbus A330-203 c/n 535 Vim Airlines rolled out Eirtech Aviation Dublin 11/08/16 to become VQ-BDV.

VP-BVS Boeing 737-524 c/n 28915 Vim Avia Delivered Belgrade-Moscow Domodedovo 02/08/16 ex EI-UNG.

2-ATTE Airbus A319-112 c/n 1018 AerCap Ferried Sharjah-Heraklion-Dublin 18/08/16 ex YA-TTE.

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‘Nancy Corrigan – Sky Blazer’ to be screened at Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

                                                 
Nacy Corrigan 
GMarsh TV Productions is delighted to announce that documentary ‘Nancy Corrigan – Sky Blazer’ will be screened at the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival in Cleveland, Ohio, Wed. October 5th at 12:00 pm – Chagrin Valley Little Theatre. This highly acclaimed and well-attended festival, which celebrates talented filmmakers internationally, brings carefully chosen documentaries from around the globe to Ohio’s film enthusiasts. Prestigious Los Angeles-based MovieMaker magazine has rated the Chagrin event in its ‘Top 50 Film Festivals’.

‘Nancy Corrigan – Sky Blazer’ is the English language version of a film first aired on TG4 in Ireland,  recounts the story of an exceptional woman who in 1929 left her home in Owenduff, Achill, at the tender age of 16, and went on to become a Powers model and trainer of air force pilots during World War II. Nancy first hit the headlines in Cleveland when she took her first solo flight at 19, after less than five hours of instruction.

Gillian Marsh, director of the documentary, has welcomed the announcement from Cleveland: ‘I’m so delighted that this film was selected for the Chagrin Documentary Festival and that Nancy’s story will be told to a Cleveland audience. Nancy was a remarkable young woman who rose above her position to achieve great heights and is an inspiration to us all.’

Brian Masterson, whose mother was Nancy’s first cousin, and who spearheaded a campaign to have Nancy’s memory preserved, said, ‘this screening offers an opportunity for Nancy’s achievements to be celebrated in the land which offered her the chance to live her dream. It is significant that Chagrin is on the East side of Cleveland which is where Nancy worked as a nanny when she took her first flying lessons.’

The original TG4 documentary titled ‘Nancy Corrigan, Spéirbhean Acla’, which enjoyed extensive positive reviews in the national press, including The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, and The Examiner, will be replayed on TG4 on August 30th at 9.30.

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 10 August 2016

                                                 
Boeing 737 MAX 
AerCap Announces Closing of US$0.7 Billion New Credit Facility

AerCap Holdings N.V. announced that it has completed the closing of a new $0.7 billion secured credit facility. The facility will primarily be used to acquire new narrowbody and widebody aircraft as they deliver from Boeing and Airbus through 2017. The facility was signed to finance a portfolio of 13 aircraft and matures in 2022.

Aergo Capital buys nine aircraft

Aergo Capital has added nine aircraft to its portfolio, worth approximately $250 million, according to the operating lessor's chief executive officer Fred Browne. The aircraft include six Airbus A320s, which are between 2006 and 2007 vintage.  The units are on lease to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) also purchased two 2011-built Boeing 737-900ERs on lease to Lion Air and one 1997-vintage 767-300ER on lease to Air Italy.

Avolon delivers one Boeing B787-9 to Hainan Airlines

Avolon announced the delivery of one Boeing B787-9 aircraft to Hainan Airlines. This is the fourth Avolon aircraft on lease to Hainan Airlines.

FLY Leasing Acquires Five Aircraft

FLY Leasing Limited announced the purchase of five aircraft. Three Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft were purchased in a sale and leaseback transaction with a leading flag carrier. The aircraft are on 12-year leases. In addition, FLY purchased two Boeing 737-800 aircraft from a South American airline, which it has leased to a leading Asian carrier on six-year leases.

SMBC Aviation Capital delivers another Airbus A321 aircraft to Beijing Capital Airlines

SMBC Aviation Capital announced that it has delivered another Airbus A321-200 aircraft on lease to Beijing Capital Airlines. This is the second A321 delivered by SMBC Aviation Capital to Beijing Capital Airlines and is the second of three aircraft contracted to deliver to Beijing Capital Airlines from the company’s order book with Airbus.

SMBC debut bond eight times over subscribed - lessor boss

Irish Aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital's debut bond issue was eight times oversubscribed, according to chief executive Peter Barrett. The company raised $500m, to be used for general corporate purposes, via the issue of guaranteed bonds with an interest rate of 2.65pc due for repayment in 2021 adding  the company has a strong order book and wants to continue to grow.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 10-08-16

                                                 
Aer Lingus Boeing 747-148 
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-XLM Boeing 747-412 c/n 28028 Rossiya Ferried Teruel-Dubai World Central-Xiamen Gaoqi International 22/07/16 for cabin config & paint.

G-UMAR Boeing 737-548 c/n 24968 Opel Investments Ltd Ferried Băneasa Airport-Belgrade-Rotterdam-London Luton 22/07/16 ex UR-GBE/EI-CDC.

N638CS Boeing 737-3Y0 c/n 24770 GECAS Ferried Naples-Tirana-Malta 25/07/16 ex 5H-PAZ.

UR-PST Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37534 Ukraine International Delivered Dublin-Kiev 28/07/16 ex EI-EFL.

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