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Top 10 Irish Aviation news stories of 2015

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                                                Irish Coast Guard Sikorsky S-92  This year the Irish Aviation industry saw a whirlwind of changes from the long-awaited IAG acquisition of Aer Lingus, the launch of Ireland's first National Aviation Policy, to AerCap consolidating leasing activities in Ireland and Ryanair celebrating it's 30th Birthday,some milestones to remind us just how far Ireland's aviation has come and why some of the best years are yet to come. Lets take a look back at the top 10 Irish Aviation news stories of 2015. 1. AerCap the world's largest aircraft lessor consolidated leasing business in Ireland,  announcing on 8 July following acquisition of ILFC, creating 100 new jobs in Dublin and Shannon in high end roles across various disciplines including Sales and Marketing, Aircraft Technical, Legal, Contracts Management, Finance and Treasury. AerCap has a fleet of 1,300 owned and managed aircraft and a further 470  aircraft on order, leased t

Ryanair takes delivery of 24 new aircraft in calendar year 2015

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                                                  Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS Irish Budget carrier Ryanair has taken delivery of 24 new aircraft in calendar year increasing it's fleet to 321 aircraft net of aircraft returned to lessors.  On 11 November the carrier celebrated the delivery of it's 375th aircraft delivery EI-FIZ. Ryanair is the largest Next Generation 737-800 customer in the world having ordered more than 530 of the airplane type, also has more than 148 unfilled orders for 737-800s. EI-FIA Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44691 Delivered 2nd February 2015 EI-FIB Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44692 Delivered 2nd February 2015 EI-FIC Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44693 Delivered 23rd February 2015 EI-FID Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44694 Delivered 27th February 2015 EI-FIE Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44695 Delivered 12th March 2015 EI-FIF Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44696 Delivered 28th March 2015 EI-FIG Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44698 Delivered 3rd April 2015 EI-FIH Boeing 737-8AS/WL c/n 44697 Del