Sunday, 14 May 2017

CityJet Takes Delivery of its Fifth Sukhoi Superjet 100

Cityjet Superjet 100
Irish airline CityJet took delivery of its fifth Sukhoi Superjet 100, from an order for fifteen aircraft that the airline placed in October 2015.

Vladislav Masalov, SCAC President said "After performing its first commercial flight on SSJ100 in June 2016, CityJet became the first European operator of this aircraft type. We are delighted to see another Sukhoi Superjet 100 to join the airline’s fleet and we are planning to deliver three SSJ100 more by the end of 2017 to support CityJet plans for development."

The  airline operates the aircraft on charter services and on wet lease services on behalf of other airlines, where it provides the aircraft, crews and maintenance services for customer airlines.

The latest aircraft, registered EI-FWE, will be operated by CityJet on behalf of Brussels Airlines as part of a wet-lease agreement and is the third aircraft of this type operating for the Belgian airline.
The CityJet aircraft are delivered in a 98-seat configuration with an exclusive Pininfarina interior developed by the Italian design-bureau.

 The SSJ100 features five-abreast seating with a 32 inch seat pitch and the passenger cabin’s height of more than 2 meters to provide comfort on the flight.

A further three Sukhoi Superjet 100 are to be delivered to Cityjet by end of year.

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Former Aer Lingus A320 Delivered to Allegiant Air

N233NV Airbus A320-214 Allegiant Air 
Former Aer Lingus Airbus A320-214 EI-EZV c/n 2001 was delivered Dublin-Bangor-Goodyear on Wednesday 3 Mas N233NV to Allegiant Air.

According to open source data website N233NV is a 2001 vintage aircraft orginally operated by Eurofly and Merdiana as I-EEZG. Then returned to GECAS in 2013 prior lease to Aer Lingus wet-lease operation with Virgin Little Red.

N233NV Picture courtesy of @elevatioair

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Aer Lingus Airbus A320 EI-GAL Delivered

EI-GAL Airbus A320-214 
Aer Lingus Airbus A320-214 c/n 3789 EI-GAL was delivered Ostrava - Dublin as EIN997 on Friday 5 May. The 2009 vintage machine was new to Aeroflot as VQ-BAZ.

According to open source data website Flightradar 24 the aircraft operated it's first revenue service Dublin-Amsterdam on Saturday 6 May as EIN604.

Aer Lingus operates a fleet of 37 Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft and is to take delivery of EI-GAM Airbus A320-214.

EI-GAL image courtesy of @elevationair

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