Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Rwandair fourth Boeing 737-800 delivered through Shannon Airport

9XR-WR Boeing 737-800
RwandAir, the national carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, took delivery of it's fourth brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

The aircraft registered 9XR-WR Boeing 737-800 construction number  41357 was delivered Boeing Field-Gander-Shannon-Athens-Kigali between 26 and 28 May.

The aircraft delivery is part of the lease agreement signed in December 2015 between RwandAir and Aircraft Lease Corporation.

The new aircraft will enable the carrier to launch new destinations in Africa such as Conakry (Guinea), Bamako (Mali), and Dakar (Senegal).

RwandAir CEO Chance Ndagano said "This aircraft will be RwandAir’s fourth of its type. It comes to enable new connections on the continent and beyond, as the airline continues to foster economic exchange between Rwanda and the rest of the world."

9XR-WR Image courtesy of Joe Henney.

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Atlantic Aviation Group appoint new Non-Executive Director

Image courtesy of AAG 
Shannon based aviation company Atlantic Aviation Group have this week announced the appointment of Cathal Kilmartin as a non-executive Director at the company.

“We are delighted to have someone of Cathal’s considerable experience joining our team,” said Patrick Jordan, Atlantic Aviation Group Executive Chairman.

“His extensive knowledge of the aviation industry will play a big role in guiding our company growth plans into the future.”

Commenting on his new appointment, Mr Kilmartin said, “I am delighted to have joined Atlantic Aviation Group as a non-executive Director. I was attracted by the ambition of the company and I look forward to working with the team to develop these plans in the future.”

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Monday, 5 June 2017

Ryanair adds seven brand new 737-800 aircraft in May increasing fleet to 398

Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS 
Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair added seven brand new Boeing 737-800s to it's fleet in May increasing fleet to  398 aircraft. The Irish low-cost carrier operates the largest fleet of Next-Generation 737-800s in the world.

EI-FZP Boeing 737-800 c/n 44790 Delivered 6 May

EI-FZR Boeing 737-800 c/n 44792 Delivered 10 May

EI-FZS Boeing 737-800 c/n 44789 Delivered 16 May

EI-FZT Boeing 737-800 c/n 44793 Delivered 16 May

EI-FZV Boeing 737-800 c/n 44794 Delivered 18 May

EI-FZW Boeing 737-800 c/n 44795 Delivered 19 May

EI-FZX Boeing 737-800 c/n 44791 Delivered 26 May

In FY2018 the carrier is to take delivery of 50 brand new 737-800 aircraft and is scheduled to return three aircraft to lessors for a net fleet increase of 47 aircraft.

Ryanair's deliveries will re-commence in September. The construction numbers allocated for Ryanair's autumn and winter deliveries courtsey of NLSPOT Spotters List.

September 17 – 44800, 44796, 44797, 44799

October 17 - 44802, 44803, 44801, 44804, 44805

November 17 – 44809, 44806, 44810, 44807, 44808

January 18 – 44813, 44812, 44811, 44815, 44816, 44814, 44817

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