Monday, 31 October 2016

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 31 October 2016

                                                 
EI-FJF Boeing 737-86N Norwegian Air International 
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/

N285XA Boeing 737-4Q8 c/n 26285 AerSale Ferried Roswell-Miami 20/10/16 for freighter conversion.

N565RP Embraer 145LR c/n 145679 CIT Aerospace Ferried Kingman Airport-Great Falls International 20/10/16 ex PT-SFL.

VT-IDZ Airbus A320-232 c/n 3264 IndiGo Airlines Delivered Mexico City-Fort Lauderdale-Greater Moncton International Airport-Glasgow Prestwick 21-23/10/16 ex CC-BJB leased from AerCap.

VP-CYD Airbus A320-214 c/n 4699 Flynas Delivered Ostrava-Jeddah 25/10/16 ex OK-HCA.

2-RAJB Airbus A320-233 c/n 733 BBAM Aircraft Leasing Registered at St Athan 27/10/16 ex UR-AJB.

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 31 October 2016

                                                 
Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300 
Avolon acquisitions boost 3Q statistics

Avolon recorded a 67% increase in its fleet of owned, managed and committed airliners for 3Q 2016 compared to the same period a year ago, the company said. The number of aircraft rose from 258 to 432. In a 3Q trading update, Avolon said it delivered 31 aircraft over the past three months, including 22 from the GECAS portfolio, to 19 customers. The company sold 11 aircraft, seven from its owned fleet and four from its managed fleet. Letters of intent were executed for sale of a further 13 aircraft.

Avolon delivers one Airbus A320-200 to Volaris

Avolon announced the delivery of one Airbus A320-200 aircraft to Volaris. This is the eighth Avolon aircraft on lease to Volaris.

Denis Nayden joins Avolon Board

Avolon announced the appointment of Denis Nayden to its Board as Vice Chairman and Chair of the Risk Committee. Mr Nayden is a veteran of the aircraft leasing industry and previously served as Avolon’s Chairman from its founding in 2010, through its successful listing on the New York Stock Exchange in 2014 and up to the point of completion of Avolon’s acquisition by Bohai Capital in January, 2016.

Investec sells interest in Goshawk Aviation

Investec Aviation Finance announced that it has sold out of Goshawk Aviation Limited (Goshawk) and Goshawk Management Holdings Limited (Manco) to its co-shareholders Chow Tai Fook Enterprises (CTFE) and NWS Holdings Limited (NWS). Co-investors CTFE and NWS each have increased their respective stakes in Goshawk and Manco from 40% to 50% through the sale by Investec. Goshawk has aircraft in 25 countries on lease to 34 airlines, including many of the world’s flag carriers and market leading LCC’s such as Etihad, American Airlines, Iberia, Air China, Ryan Air, Indigo and Lion Air.

SAS funds A320neo deliveries with sale-leaseback with Standard Chartered

Scandinavian Airlines Systems (SAS) and Standard Chartered Bank have successfully closed a sale and operating leaseback transaction for two CFM LEAP-1A powered A320neo aircraft. The first A320neo aircraft was delivered on 20 October 2016 and the second aircraft will be delivered during November 2016. The aircraft are the first deliveries from SAS’ order of thirty A320neo with Airbus. The aircraft will operate its first commercial service on 26 October.

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Ryanair's 37 new route announcements in October

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS 
Irish budget carrier Ryanair announced 37 new route in October for Summer 2017 interestingly the carrier continues to expand strategically into UK market from it's European bases adding routes to Belfast International, Birmingham Bristol, East Midlands and Edinburgh.

In Germany the carrier is seizing on market opportunities as competition retrenches announcing significant capacity expansion adding additional capacity and new routes from bases in Cologne, Hamburg (+180%) and Nuremberg (+400%) for Summer 2017.

The carrier announced a second new route to Oradea, western Romania from Milan Bergamo operating twice weekly from 27 March 2017.

Belfast International - Faro
Bristol - Bucharest
Bristol - Venice
Cologne -Sofia
Copenhagen - Pescara
Copenhagen - Thessaloniki
Copenhagen - Valencia
Copenhagen - Zadar
East Midlands – Budapest
East Midlands – Girona
East Midlands – Reus
Eindhoven to Bologna
Hamburg - Faro
Hamburg - Thessaloniki
London Luton - Cagliari
Milan Bergamo - Bordeaux
Milan Bergamo - Edinburgh
Milan Bergamo - Luxembourg
Milan Bergamo - Oradea
Milan Bergamo - Vigo
Milan Malpensa - Brussels
Milan Malpensa - Catania
Milan Malpensa - Las Palmas
Milan Malpensa - Porto
Milan Malpensa - Sofia
Nuremberg – Bari
Nuremberg – Madrid
Nuremberg – Palermo
Nuremberg – Porto
Porto - Birmingham
Porto - Edinburgh
Porto - Krakow
Porto - Nuremberg
Venice Treviso - Budapest
Venice Treviso - Krakow
Venice Treviso - Malaga
Venice Treviso - Sofia

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Thursday, 27 October 2016

London City Airport CEO Declan Collier welcomes Heathrow expansion

                                                 
London City Airport 
London City Airport CEO Declan Collier has welcomed plans for London Heathrow expansion.
In July London City Airport received government approval for it's £344 million Development Programme to grow passenger numbers from 4.3 to 6.5 million by 2015 investing in infrastructure including 7 new aircraft stands, a parallel taxiway and passenger terminal extension.

Declan Collier, CEO of London City Airport said "Today’s announcement is good news for business, good news for tourism and good news for Britain; a new runway in the South East will create much needed capacity, helping secure the UK’s position as a global hub - never more important than in the current political climate.

Approving development at London City Airport earlier this year showed the Government’s readiness to act in the best interests of the British economy as it will generate more economic activity and create more jobs at the airport.

The aviation industry must now work with Government to ensure we continue to look to the future and can deliver in the short, medium and long term to keep Britain open for business."

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Emirates Airlines has won its first travel award in Northern Ireland

                                                 
Lynsey Lamot Emirates Airlines 
Global connector Emirates Airlines has won its first travel award in Northern Ireland. The world's largest international airline was awarded Best Airline Worldwide at the Blue Insurance Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards in the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa presented by actor, James Nesbitt.

The Northern Ireland market has become increasingly important to Emirates and according to Dublin Airport, Dubai was the third most popular destination for passengers from Northern Ireland in 2015.
Emirates is the only airline flying direct between Ireland and Dubai, with a twice daily service.

Enda Corneille, country manager for Emirates in Ireland said "Since launching in Ireland almost five years ago, we have seen a significant increase in the number of passengers from the North travelling with Emirates, both for business and leisure.

We are really committed to the NI market with a dedicated presence in Belfast for our corporate customers, so it's particularly pleasing for us to have been selected Best Airline Worldwide by travel experts from all over the province.

Dubai is understandably one of the most popular routes on our network and in addition, we connect passengers from Ireland to exciting destinations all over the globe including Australia, India, South Africa and Asia. This is our first award in the North and I'd like to think that it's due, in part, to the 'Emirates difference'. "

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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Air Transat increases Dublin capacity by 28% for Summer 2017

                                                 
Air Transat Airbus A330-200
Canadian carrier Air Transat announced that it is to add an extra weekly service on its flights to Toronto next year.

Air Transat will operate direct services three times a week from Dublin to Toronto for Summer 2017 with an additional weekly frequency increasing capacity by 28% and once weekly to Montreal, from May to October.

Air Transat’s Sales Director UK & Ireland, Lesley Kane said "Canada is an increasingly popular destination for summer holidays and we’re enhancing our flight programme from Ireland to reflect this. Our customers are looking to travel when they want with the utmost convenience and to incorporate multiple destinations into their holiday experience. Our 2017 programme from Dublin caters for that demand with more choice and flexibility of travel."

Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said "I’m delighted to see Air Transat increasing services on its Dublin to Toronto route. Passenger numbers are growing strongly between Ireland and Canada and this new service highlights the popularity of the route which further enhances the link between our two countries."

Air Transat operates a fleet of 32 aircraft including 9 Airbus A310-300, 14 Airbus A330-200 and Airbus A330-300 and 9 Boeing 737-800s.

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Free Lecture My Life in Irish Aviation - A Process of Change by Con Clarke

                                                 

Date: Wednesday Nov 2nd 2016

Speaker: Mr Con Clarke Former Corporate Executive - Customer Service, Aer Lingus

Time: 8PM

Title: "My Life in Irish Aviation - A Process of Change"

Venue: Abbey Room, Wynn’s Hotel Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1.

Con’s view of the process of change within the industry throughout his career, will be a unique insight from a managerial perspective on the changes the brought us to today’s airline business.

Con has had many re-incarnations throughout his career including:

•Traffic Dept. at Dublin Airport and City Terminal
•Involved in Handling all Airlines at Dublin Airport
•Station Management, introduction of new aircraft, equipment and procedures
•Handling Industrial Relations Issues
•Management of Cargo Terminal
•General Manager/Chief Executive Customer Service
•Chief Executive Restructuring for TEAM Aer Lingus

Members and Non-Members Welcome

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Monday, 24 October 2016

Ryanair announces largest ever Milan expansion

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS 
Irish budget carrier Ryanair has announced it's largest ever Milan expansion for Summer 2017, increasing traffic from Milan to 11.3 million as the carrier lifts capacity by 18%. Overall  the carrier plans to carry 35 million passengers from Italy increasing market share to 37 percent, allocating an additional 10 aircraft to the Italian market opening a total 44 new routes.

For Summer 2017 from Milan Bergamo 5 new routes will be launched to Bordeaux (4 per week), Edinburgh (5 per week), Luxembourg (4 per week), Oradea (2 per week) and Vigo (2 per week) with 9 new summer routes to Belfast, Gdansk, Hamburg, Nis, Nuremberg, Oslo, Ostrava, Prague and Timisoara, operating a total of 76 routes carrying 9.9 million passengers.

In Milan Malpensa it's 73 European base five 5 new summer routes will be launched to Brussels (2 daily), Catania (4 per day), Gran Canaria (1 per week), Porto (4 per week) and Sofia (daily), along with an increase in frequencies to Bucharest, operating a total of 9 routes carrying 1.4 million passengers.

Milan is home to an estimated population of 1.3 million people, while its wider hinterland area of 5.26 million is ranked as the fifth largest in the EU, Bergamo is close to flanking Dublin to become the second largest base of the Ryanair network.

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Ryanair returns Boeing 737 EI-EFS to lessor

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS 
Irish budget carrier Ryanair has commenced the first Boeing 737-800 end of lease (EOL) hand-backs for Winter 2016/7 season as the carrier takes delivery of 50 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

EI-EFS Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37542 operated it's last revenue service 18 October RYR443 from Liverpool to Dublin and ferried to the carrier's maintenance base at Glagsow Prestwick. The aircraft arrived back in Dublin on 20 October in basic Ryanair colours prior to return to lessor SMBC Aviation Capital.

According to website planespotters.net the aircraft is due to be re-delivered to Ukraine International Airlines.

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 24 October 2016

                                                 
EI-RJT RJ85 Cityjet
FLY Leasing Extends 2012 Term Loan

FLY Leasing Limited announced that it extended the maturity date of its 2012 Term Loan from August 2019 to February 2022. The Term Loan had a balance of approximately $410 million as of September 30, 2016. In connection with the extension, FLY paid its lenders a one-time fee of 0.25% of the current outstanding principal amount. “FLY continues to manage its liability structure in an aggressive manner, taking every opportunity to extend its debt maturities, de-risk its financial position and secure attractive, long-term financing to fund growth,” said Colm Barrington, CEO of FLY.

GECAS and Atlantic AirVenture Aviation Centre Shannon have collaborated to develop a one week intensive program targeted at Transition Year (TY) students in local Shannon schools

GECAS and Atlantic AirVenture Aviation Centre Shannon have collaborated to develop a one week intensive program targeted at Transition Year (TY) students in the local schools. GECAS TY Aviation Academy is designed to attract teenagers who have a keen interest in an aviation career and gives them an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the industry. “GECAS is very serious about attracting the best and brightest in the aviation sector,” said Eleanor O’Connell, SVP Process Management & Controls GECAS. “We want to encourage millennials who are serious about a career in aviation to pursue their dreams.”

GE Capital Aviation Services Delivers First Airbus A320neo to Brazil’s Azul

GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS) announced delivery of a new, leased Airbus A320neo to Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S/A to expand and modernize the carrier’s fleet. The Airbus A320neo aircraft, powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines, is the first of eight scheduled for delivery to Azul by the end of 2019. All eight are part of GECAS’ existing order book with Airbus. CFM International is a joint venture between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines.

Stobart Air takes tighter control of leasing businesses

Stobart Group PLC is taking tighter control of the its aircraft leasing businesses in a two-part deal with the City investor Invesco Asset Management. It has agreed to pay £12mln for 33.3% of Propius, the leasing operation, taking its holding to 66.6%. Based in the Cayman Islands, Propius was established in 2013 as a joint venture between Aer Lingus, Invesco and Stobart Air. Propius owns the Stobart Air ATR72-600 aircraft and leases them on a long term basis to the airline.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 24 October 2016

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-800s at Dublin Airport 
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-EFS Boeing 737-8AS c/n 3021 Ryanair Ferried Glasgow Prestwick-Dublin 20/10/16 in basic colours on return to lessor SMBC Aviation.

EI-FJX Boeing 737-8JP c/n 42271 Norwegian Air International Delivered Boeing Field-Oslo 17/10/16.

EI-XLC Boeing 747-446 c/n 27100 Rossiya Airlines Ferried Shannon-Cambridge 18/10/16.

EI-XLG Boeing 747-446 c/n 29899 Rossiya Airlines Ferried Shannon-Cambridge 19/10/16.

PH-IAM Embraer 190LR c/n 19000310 Falko Regional Ferried Exeter-Norwich 15/10/16 for paint into Air Moldova colours.

UR-AJB Airbus A320-233 c/n 733 AtlasGlobal Ukraine Ferried Istanbul-St Athan 19/10/16 for part-out & scrap ex EI-FBA.

2-TBXM Boeing 737-71B c/n 29371 AerCap Ferried Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport-Narita International Airport-Anchorage International-Paine Field 17/18-10/16 in basic China Southern colours ex B-5230 for Southwest Airlines.

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Monday, 17 October 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 17 October 2016

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS 
AerCap Delivers Airbus A320neo Aircraft on Lease to Spirit Airlines

AerCap announced the delivery of an Airbus A320neo on lease to Spirit Airlines, making the airline the first U.S. airline to receive the aircraft type. This is the first of 5 A320neo aircraft to deliver to Spirit Airlines with a further 4 A320neo aircraft on order, expected to deliver through 2016.  AerCap has one of the largest Airbus A320neo Family portfolios with a total of 2 owned and 217 on order aircraft, delivering through 2021.

AerCap Leased, Purchased and Sold 143 Aircraft in the Third Quarter 2016

AerCap announced in Q3 it executed sale transactions for 40 aircraft and exercised options to purchase 10 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft with deliveries in 2021 and executed sale transactions for 40 aircraft and purchased 7 aircraft, including 1 Airbus A320neo, 3 Airbus A350-900s, 1 Boeing 787-8 and 2 Boeing 787-9s. It signed lease agreements for 96 aircraft, including 10 widebody and 86 narrowbody aircraft.

Avolon to acquire aircraft leasing business of CIT Group

Avolon Holdings a wholly owned subsidiary of Bohai Capital Holding Co announced an agreement to acquire the aircraft leasing business of CIT Group Inc. The Transaction will create a leading aircraft leasing business with an owned, managed and committed fleet of 910 aircraft valued at over US$43 billion. The Transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and required regulatory approvals and is expected to close in 2017Q1.

Finnair finalizes sale and lease back agreement with GECAS

Finnair have finalised their arrangement with GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS) by which Finnair sells the Airbus A350 aircraft and leases back for its own operation. Inital lease period is 12 years with the option to extend. The arrangement has a non-recuring effect of 40 million euros ($44.7 million) on Finnair’s operating profit for the third quarter of 2016. A similar agreement is in place for Finnair’s next A350 aircraft, expected in the first quarter of 2017.

GECAS’ Cargo Aircraft Group Announces its First 737-800NG Passenger-to-Freighter Conversion Placement with ASL Aviation Group

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) announced the placement of its first 737-800NG passenger-to-freighter converted aircraft with Dublin, Ireland based ASL Aviation Group. The agreement covers the lease of two 737-800NG freighters. The aircraft will be converted into freighter configuration by Miami-based Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI). GECAS announced the launch of its passenger-to-freighter conversion program at the Paris Air Show in June 2015. Both aircraft are currently operated by China Southern and will enter the conversion program next year and will redeliver as freighters during 2018.

SKY Leasing Acquires Initial Seven Aircraft

Through two separate secondary market transactions, SKY Aviation Leasing International Limited acquired seven commercial aircraft on lease with five existing customers (airberlin, Gol Linhas Aéreas, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, and Thai Lion Air) and two new customers (Beijing Capital Airlines and China Airlines). Consistent with SKY Leasing's investment strategy of building a fleet of young mid-life aircraft on long-term leases with top-tier airlines globally, the transactions were funded with a recently closed $750 million warehouse debt financing facility. The portfolio of acquired assets includes one A321-200, four B737-800s, one 737-900ER, and one A330-300.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 17 October 2016

                                                 
Aer Lingus Airbus A330-302 EI-DUZ
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-FTB Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44752 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 12/10/16.

EI-FTD Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44754 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 12/10/16.

EI-IGR Boeing 737-36N c/n 28561 Meridiana Ferried Olbia-Keflavik-Bangor-Mojave 07-8/10/16 on return to lessor.

EI-IGS Boeing 737-36N c/n 28562 Meridiana Ferried Olbia-Keflavik-Bangor-Mojave 12/13-10/16 on return to lessor.

EI-XLG Boeing 747-446 c/n 29899 Rossiya Airlines Ferried Dublin-Shannon 07/10/16 for interim storage after paint prior delivery.

F-WTBA ATR72-212A(600) c/n 1069 Azur Aviation Ferried Sønderborg Airport-Shannon 11/10/16 for painting into FMI Air colours.

N739AC Boeing 737-8EH c/n 40744 Aircastle Ferried Chennault International-Lake Charles Regional 06/10/16 after storage.

VP-BEE Airbus A321-211 c/n 6733 Aeroflot Ferried Cambridge-Kaunas 12/10/16 after paint prior delivery ex EI-LED.

2-ATTE Airbus A319-112 c/n 1018 AerCap Ferried Dublin-Bangor 13/10/16 after interim storage still in Safi Airways colours.

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Monday, 10 October 2016

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 10 October 2016

                                                   
Airbus A350-900

AerCap Confirms Placement of Five Embraer E-Jets E2 Aircraft to Borajet Airlines

AerCap Holdings N.V. announced at the Istanbul Airshow it has confirmed placement of three Embraer E190-E2s and two E195-E2s to Turkish carrier, Borajet Airlines. The aircraft, on long term lease from AerCap’s order book with Embraer, will begin delivering to Borajet Airlines in 2018. AerCap is the launch lessor customer of Embraer’s E-Jets E2 second generation of this family of commercial aircraft with a total of 50 Embraer E190-E2s and E195-E2s on order.

BOC Aviation And Air China Enter Into Purchase-And-Leaseback Arrangement For Five New Aircraft

BOC Aviation Limited announced that it has entered into a purchase-and-leaseback arrangement with Air China for five aircraft, comprising three Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and two Airbus A330-300 aircraft, all scheduled for delivery new from the manufacturer in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Sri Lanka to pay $170 million to AerCap for A350 cancellation: Finance Minister

According to news agency Reuters Sri Lanka will pay $170 million to AerCap Holdings N.V the world's largest independent aircraft leasing company, for cancelling a lease signed by the previous government for four A350s, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said. The government canceled four A350 aircraft it had signed to lease from AerCap. It has placed orders for another four A-350 with Airbus Group.

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 10 October 2016

                                                 
Airbus A350-900
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/

AP-BKM Airbus A330-301 c/n 70 Shaheen Air International Ferried Dublin-Orlando Sanford 06/10/16 for part-out & scrap ex EI-CRK.

EI-FNZ Airbus A330-343 c/n 1491 Turkish Airlines Ferried Mojave-Bangor-Zurich 04/05-10/16 to become TC-.

EI-FTA Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44751 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 04/10/16.

EI-XLC Boeing 747-446 c/n 27100 Rossiya Airlines Ferried Dublin-Shannon 06/10/16 for interim storage after paint prior delivery.

5B-DCV Airbus A319-132 c/n 2032 CobaltAir Delivered Shannon-Larnaca 30/09/16 ex OE-IEJ leased from CIT Aerospace.

5H-FJA Airbus A319-111 c/n 2176 FastJet Ferried Dar es Salaam-Hurghada International-Sofia 30/09-01/10/16 on return to BBAM.

9H-AEL Airbus A319-111 c/n 2332 Air Malta Ferried Malta-Shannon 27/09/16 for Volotea Airlines to become EI- to be leased from AerCap.

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New ACI Europe Passenger data reveals Dublin Airport was Europe's fastest growing major airport in August

                                                 
Dublin Airport 
New passenger data released by ACI Europe this morning shows that Dublin Airport (Group 1) was the fastest growing major airport in Europe in August growing at 9% ahead of Amsterdam Schiphol (+7.9%), Barcelona (+6.8%) , Copenhagen  (+6.6%) , and London Gatwick (+5.7%).

Dublin Airport's passenger traffic growth was well above the average increase of just +2.0% across the European airport network.

The news come on hots on the heels that a record 1.2 million Northern Ireland residents used Dublin Airport during 2015, which was a 37% increase on the previous year.

Dublin Airport is also growing its importance as a key international gateway for overseas visitors to Northern Ireland, as 67% of all passengers who came by air to the island of Ireland traveled via Dublin Airport last year.

London Heathrow was the most popular destination for Northern Ireland residents using Dublin Airport last year, followed by New York’s JFK, Dubai, Brussels, and Paris Charles De Gaulle.

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Saturday, 8 October 2016

Ryanair welcomes 5 new aircraft into fleet in September

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS 
Irish budget carrier Ryanair welcomed five new Boeing 737-800 aircraft into it's fleet in September bringing it's fleet size to 360 Boeing 737-800s all delivered in a standard 189 seat economy class layout featuring Boeing Sky Interior with new slimeline seats and overhead lockers, larger windows, increased headroom and LED lighting.

The carrier will take delivery of a further 45 by end of financial year to end of March 2017. The aircraft are depreciated over a useful life of 23 years from the date of manufacture to residual value.

EI-FRV Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44747 Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 06-07/09/16.
EI-FRW Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44748 Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 15-16/09/16.
EI-FRX Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44746 Delivered Boeing Field-Keflavik-Dublin 21-22/09/16.
EI-FRY Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44750 Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 23-24/09/16.
EI-FRZ Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44749 Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 28-29/09/16.

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First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner visits Dublin Airport

                                                 

G-TUIJ pictured above landing Runway 10 credit to @elevationair.

G-TUIJ Thomson Airways yesterday morning made an unscheduled stop in Dublin en-route from Cancun, Mexico and Boston to London Gatwick operating TOM62 becoming the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to visit Dublin Airport due to Hurricane Matthew. Interestingly this  aircraft is painted in the new TUI livery to advance of re-brand this winter.

The 787-9 is six metres longer than the 787-8 seating 290 passengers in a two class layout with range of 7,635 nautical miles (14,140 km) with the same 20 percent better fuel and emissions allowing airlines to grow routes first opened by the 787-8.

Thomson plans to take delivery of up to four 787-9 Dreamliners before June 2019.

This Summer Thomson Airways launched a new charter programme from Dublin to Cancun and Montego Bay for in-house brands Falcon Holidays and Thomson operated by Boeing 787-8.

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has a list price of $264.6 million and is most popular variant of 787 through to September with a total of 577 orders and 152 deliveries.

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Volotea announces first Irish route from Verona to Cork Airport

                                                 
Volotea Boeing 717-200 
On foot of the recent World Routes aviation event, which took place in China where a team from Cork Airport met with a number of airlines to discuss potential opportunities for the region.

Volotea, the Spanish low cost carrier has announced it's first Irish service from Verona to Cork commencing in June 2017 operating weekly through the summer season until September.Volotea will fly a Boeing 717 on the route, adding 4,600 seats to the schedule of services next year.

Aaron Mansworth, IHF Cork Branch Chairman said "This is great news for local tourism in Cork and Munster. The additional inbound visitors to the region will further boost the local economy. The addition of new routes at Cork Airport over the past 18 months has resulted in increased tourist numbers."

Niall MacCarthy, Managing Director at Cork Airport said "We’re delighted to expand our choice of destinations with Volotea, a new scheduled airline partner. We have served Verona before as a charter destination but now travellers in both Munster and Northern Italy will be able to book flights online and this will increase tourism in both directions. 2016 has seen our traffic grow significantly and we are confident this growth will continue in 2017".

Pat Dawson, ITAA CEO, welcomed the route adding "Verona is a delightful city and a very relaxed place to visit and I would call on people from Cork to support this new service."

Volotea is a Spanish low cost airline headquartered in Barcelona with bases in France, Italy and Spain operating a fleet of 19 Boeing 717-200s and 4 Airbus A319-100s.

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Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Ryanair announces a record 76 new routes for Summer 2017

                                                 
EI-SEV Boeing 737-73S
Irish budget carrier Ryanair announced a record 76 new routes for Summer 2017 last month as the carrier embarks on significant fleet expansion as 50 new Boeing 737-800s will be added to it's fleey by end of March 2017 exploiting opportunities with it's dual airport strategy serving primary and secondary airports at destination cities, notably new routes where added from Charleroi (Brussels) and Barcelona Girona (Barcelona).

Ryanair announced a new route Krakow to Loudres with two flights weekly starting in March 2017 becoming the fourth destination from the airport addition to London Stansted, Milan Bergamo and Rome Ciampino. This route is an interesting addition as traditionally Loudres mainstay of the charter market serving  segments for mountain hikes in the Pyrenees and for pilgrims.

Alicante-Faro
Bratislava-Leeds/Bradford
Bratislava-Nis
Brussles Charleroi-Glasgow
Brussles Charleroi-Sofia
Brussles Charleroi-Toulouse
Brussles Charleroi-Timisoara
Brussels-Zaventem-Hamburg
Brussels-Zaventem-Madrid
Brussels-Zaventem-Malta
Brussels-Zaventem-Milan Malpensa
Edinburgh-Girona
Edinburgh-Ibiza
Edinburgh-Milan Bergamo
Edinburgh-Porto
Edinburgh-Vigo
Faro-Aberdeen
Faro-Cardiff
Faro-Hamburg
Faro-London Luton
Faro-Marseille
Faro-Newcastle
Faro-Newquay
Faro-Warsaw Modlin
Frankfurt Hahn-Tangier
Gdansk-Vaxjo
Girona-Belfast International
Girona-Birmingham
Girona-East Midlands
Girona-Edinburgh
Girona-Glasgow Prestwick
Girona-Leeds/Bradford
Girona-Liverpool
Girona-Newcastle
Girona-Oradea
Glasgow International-Girona
Glasgow International-Lisbon
Glasgow International-Palanga
Glasgow International -Valencia
Glasgow International- Zadar
Krakow-Chania
Krakow-Lourdes
Krakow-Pescara
Krakow-Porto
Krakow-Venice Treviso
Liverpool-Bari
Liverpool-Girona
Liverpool-Marrakesh
Liverpool-Prague
Liverpool-Sofia
Lisbon-Bologna
Lisbon-Glasgow International
Lisbon- Luxembourg
Lisbon-Toulouse
Lisbon-Wroclaw
London Luton-Faro
London Stansted-Luxembourg
Madrid-Luxembourg
Madrid-Newcastle
Malaga-Aberdeen
Malta-Brussels Zaventem
Malta-Catania
Malta-Nuremberg
Malta-Toulouse
Malta-Valencia
Malta-Vilnius
Manchester-Berlin
Manchester-Hamburg
Manchester-Nuremberg
Manchester-Oslo Torp
Manchester-Wroclaw
Milan Bergamo-Oradea
Pescara-Copenhagen
Pescara-Krakow
Ponta Delgada-Frankfurt Hahn
Szczecin-Warsaw Chopin
Thessaloniki-Copenhagen
Thessaloniki-Dortmund
Thessaloniki-Gothenburg
Thessaloniki-Hamburg
Verona-Cagliari
Verona-Madrid

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 4 October 2016

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS 
AerCap Delivers New  Airbus A350XWB to LATAM

AerCap Holdings N.V delivered a new Airbus A350-900 to LATAM Airlines Group S.A. The aircraft was transferred to LATAM Airlines at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse. AerCap has one of the largest Airbus A350XWB portfolios with a total of seven owned and another 22 on order aircraft – one of the most in-demand aircraft in the world.

Aercap's Kelly: tweak tax to attract more FDI bosses
The Government should tweak the Special Assignee Relief Programme (SARP) to make it easier to attract expatriate decision makers to Ireland, Aercap chief executive Aengus Kelly has told  the Sunday Independent. SARP - which was introduced in 2012 - provides an income tax relief to people sent to work in Ireland from abroad, add Ireland risks losing valuable FDI if it does not make the country attractive to multinational firms' decision makers.

Falko Regional Aircraft adds two Embraer E190 aircraft to its portfolio from Avolon

Falko Regional Aircraft Limited (Falko) announced that it has added two (2) Embraer E190 aircraft to its portfolio. The aircraft have been acquired from Avolon, an international aircraft leasing company, and are currently on lease to Dutch carrier KLM Cityhopper.

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) delivers one new ATR 72- 600, MSN 1339, to Stobart Air

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) is pleased to confirm that it has delivered one new ATR 72- 600, MSN 1339, to Stobart Air on lease. This brings to two the total number of aircraft that NAC currently has on lease to the Irish airline.

Santos Dumont announces exciting new collaboration with University of Limerick on aircraft/engine leasing education and training

Santos Dumont announced a key lecturing partnership at the University of Limerick (UL). The partnership will see key members of the Santos Dumont team participate in a number of programmes to provide expertise on aircraft/engine leasing for the aeronautical engineering and aircraft maintenance & airworthiness engineering programmes at UL. This unique collaboration will see members of the Santos Dumont team lecture and deliver key technical insight into the areas of redelivery management, aircraft due diligence, financial analysis & pricing, asset management and engine management. Through these lectures, students will benefit from the diverse blend of experience and knowledge that exists within the Santos Dumont team

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 04-10-16

                                                 
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-FJW Boeing 737-8JP c/n 42286 Norwegian Air International Delivered Boeing Field-Oslo 26/09/16.

EI-FMI Airbus A330-343 c/n 1651 Turkish Airlines Ferried Loudres-Zurich 25/09/16 prior delivery.

EI-FNH Airbus A330-302 c/n 1744 Aer Lingus Delivered Toulouse-Dublin 28/09/16.

EI-FNX Airbus A330-243 c/n 283 DAE Capital Ferried Dubai-Ras Al Khaimah 27/09/16 in all white colours ex A6-EKS.

EI-FRX Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44746 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Keflavik-Dublin 22/09/16.

EI-FRY Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44750 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 23/09/16.

EI-FRZ Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44749 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 28/09/16.

EI-FSU Airbus A321-231 c/n 1843 CobaltAir Air Test at Woensdrecht 20/09/16 in full colours prior delivery to become 5B-.

EI-RUR Boeing 737-8MC c/n 44435 Rossiya Airlines Ferried Kaunas-Bournemouth 22/09/16 for paint prior delivery.

EI-VKO Airbus A321-211 c/n 6678 Aeroflot Ferried Shannon-Kaunas 29/09/16 to become VP-BEA.

EI-XLP Boeing 777-312 c/n 28531 Rossiya Airlines Delivered Xiamen Gaoqi International-Moscow Vnukovo 04/09/16.

F-WTDV  Airbus A321-211 c/n 891 AerCap  Ferried Shannon-Monpellier 19/09/16 ex F-GYAR Air Mediterranee arrived 17/02/16.

VP-BES Airbus A321-231 c/n 6817 Aeroflot Air Test at Vilnius 20/09/16 ex EI-SVX.

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