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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 16 December

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 16 December

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 10 December

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 10 December

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Dublin's Boeing 787 Dreamliner Hat Trick

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                                                Boeing 787-10 Image courtesy of Boeing  In Summer 2019 Dublin Airport will have services operated by all three variants of the Boeing 787-8, 787-9, 787-10 Dreamliner in a historic first. John Schubert Boeing Commercial Airplanes Managing Director, marketing Asia Pacific and India said “New routes have opened up due to the 787’s right size and game-changing technology and economics; this has allowed airlines to open up services,” (Routesonline March 2016). Four carriers American Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines, Qatar Airways, TUI will operate the Boeing 787-8 on routes to Chicago and Addis Ababa via Madrid, Doha, Cancun and Montego Bay respectively. Three carriers American Airlines, Etihad Airways and Westjet will operate the 787-9 to Dublin. American Airlines will operate a new route from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) ) daily service will run from 6 June to 28 September 2019 exploiting the range capability for

EI-GXM Boeing 737-800 Delivered to Ryanair

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                                                  Ryanair Boeing 737-800 Irish budget carrier Ryanair has taken delivery of EI-GXM Boeing 737-800 construction number 44858. The aircraft was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin on 29 November as 'Ryanair 800M'. According to Flightradar24 the aircraft operated its first revenue service on Sunday 2 December as RYR5772 to Glasgow International vv. The carrier is to due take delivery of its final Boeing 737-800 EI-GXN Manufacturer Serial Number (MSN) 44856 before Christmas before the carrier commences new delivery stream of Boeing 737 MAX 200 aircraft in March/April 2019 with the first five aircraft. Website Planespotters.net reports the registrations have been allocated for the first three aircraft EI-HAT MSN 65076, EI-HAV MSN 5077, EI-HAW MSN 65078. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 8 December 2018 All Rights Reserved

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 3 December

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 3 December

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Ryanair fleet grows to 452 Boeing 737-800 aircraft

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                                                Ryanair Boeing 737-800 Irish budget carrier Ryanair fleet Boeing 737-800 has grown to 452 aircraft with the delivery of two brand new 737-800 aircraft this week.  I understand the carrier is due to take delivery of a further two new Boeing 737-800 aircraft in the coming weeks completing its order book which commenced in March 1998 . Ryanair is the largest global operator of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft. A total of 567 aircraft have been delivered net of disposals including lease returns of 115 aircraft. EI-GXK Boeing 737-800 MSN 44860 Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 14 November. EI-GXL Boeing 737-800 MSN 44857 Delivered Boeing Field to Dublin 16 November. Separately the carrier transferred a further two Boeing 737-800 aircraft to sister carrier Ryanair Sun headquarted in Warsaw. SP-RSM MSN 44791 positioned London Stansted to Warsaw Modlin 15 November ex EI-FZX. SP-RSR MSN 44799 positioned London Stansted to Warsaw Modin 1

Fourth Boeing 737 MAX 8 for Ethiopian Airlines delivered through Dublin Airport

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                                                Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8  Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of the fourth of 30 Boeing 737 Max aircraft on order. ET-AVJ Boeing 737 MAX 8 MSN 62450 'Ethiopian 9201' was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin on 15 November arriving in Dublin 16 November at 0631 local. The aircraft departed Dublin 2131 local arriving Addis Ababa next day. The first aircraft ET-AVM was delivered through Dublin on 1st July , the second aircraft  ET-AVL MSN 62447 was delivered on 30th August, the third ET-AVI Boeing 737-8 MAX MSN 62448 on 24th September. Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam said "We are glad to include the Boeing 737 MAX 8, the latest in Boeing's single-aisle series, in our young and modern fleet of over 100 aircraft with an average age of less than five years. As a customer-centric airline with a high adaptability to emerging technologies, Ethiopian has been pioneering latest-technolo

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 12 November

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 12 November

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Ryanair fleet expands to 449 Boeing 737-800 aircraft

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                                                Ryanair Boeing 737-800 Irish budget carrier Ryanair fleet expands to 449 Boeing 737-800 aircraft with the delivery of EI-GXJ MSN 44859 from Boeing Field to Dublin on 8 November. According to flight tracking website Flightradar24 the aircraft entered revenue service on Saturday 10 November operating from Dublin to Bristol vv as RYR504/5. The annual US SEC Annual 20F filing reveals some interesting data on Ryanair's Boeing 737-800 operations for the FY18 to 31 March. The fleet operated 725,044 sectors with average Daily flight hour utilization of 9.13 hours with 34 team members per aircraft. The Boeing 737-MAX-200 aircraft could impact the residual value of its Boeing 737-800 aircraft could be reduced when it enters production, currently expected to be in Spring 2019. The Boeing 737-800 has a useful life of 23 years from date of manufacture. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 11 November 2018 All Rights Reserved 

Ryanair Sun embarks on ambitious fleet expansion

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                                                  Ryanair Boeing 737-800 Ryanair's Polish subsidiary Ryanair Sun is planning ambitious fleet expansion increasing from 5 to 16 aircraft this winter and 23 in Summer 2019 with 15 Boeing 737-800 aircraft to be transferred from the parent Irish AOC joining the single aircraft SP-RSA currently on the Polish AOC. Ryanair Sun will dedicate 10 Boeing 737-800 to charter and 15 to scheduled operations. The carrier will gradually roll out scheduled services from Ryanair's Polish bases in Gdansk, Katowice and Warsaw Modlin, Wroclaw, Krakow and Poznan. The carrier registered strong growth carrying 700,000 passengers in Summer 18 season and is currently negotiating a wider charter programme for Summer 2019 with Poland’s leading tour operators. According to Skyliner Aviation three aircraft transferred this week: SP-RSN Boeing 737-800 c/n 44798 Ryanair Sun Ferried London Stansted-Poznan 08/11/18 on transfer ex EI-FZY. SP-RSO Boe

Acumen Appoints Kenneth D. Coursey as SVP Technical & Asset Management

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 5 November

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 5 November

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Aer Lingus to maximize Airbus A321LR opportunities

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                                                  Image courtsey of Airbus  Aer Lingus mission statement "Our mission is to be the leading value carrier across the North Atlantic. Enabled by a profitable and sustainable short-haul network…Supported by a guest focused, brand and digitally enabled value proposition…Delivering above average returns on invested capital for our IAG shareholders". Speaking at IAG Capital Market Day on Friday 2 November Aer Lingus CEO Stephen Kavanagh outlined a strategy to maximize the opportunities presented by the new Airbus A321LR aircraft. The first three new Airbus A321LR aircraft will be delivered in 2019 as the carrier plans ambitious expansion to grow the fleet to 14 units by 2023. A futher 5 will be delivered in 2020 and 4 in 2021 and 1 each in 2022 and 2023.  The leased Boeing 757-200s will be phased out in 2020. A key feature of the new A321LR will be unlocking new city pair opportunities with new engine technology enabling t

Boeing commences production of first Ryanair Boeing 737 MAX 200

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                                                  Image courtesy of Boeing  A tweet by Woodys Aeroimages on 31 October revealed Boeing commenced production of the first Ryanair Boeing 737 MAX 200 with the wing/body join position in final assembly. It will become the first airline to operate the MAX 200 after it takes delivery of the first five aircraft in March and April next year. Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said "The Max 200 aircraft, the game changer, have 4 percent more seats [compared with its 189-seat Boeing 737-800s] and a 16 percent lower fuel consumption per seat. These will drive very significant unit cost gains for us over the next five or six years." The carrier plans to take delivery of 42 aircraft between August 2019 and March 2020. The MAX 200 will account for approximately 10% of their fleet in the fiscal year through March 2020. In Ryanair's annual SEC 20F file the airline stated "The new aircraft will be used on new and existing routes

63 weekly flights between Dublin and Frankfurt Main in winter 2018/19

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                                                  Aer Lingus A320 at Frankfurt Main  Today Sunday 28 October the IATA Winter Scheduled commenced with a significant increase in capacity on the Dublin to Frankfurt Main route with passengers having a choice of three carriers operating Aer Lingus, Lufthansa and Ryanair. With increased seat capacity estimated weekly seats available is 20,920. Aer Lingus will operate 17 weekly rotations with the addition of 3 new weekly rotations on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays operated by Airbus A320 aircraft. The inaugural service was operated by EI-CVA. Lufthansa will be operate 34 weekly rotations with the addition of a fifh daily frequency DLH984/5 operated by Airbus A320 aircraft  The inaugural service was operated by D-AIUD. Ryanair will operate 12 weekly rotations operated by Boeing 737-800 aircraft.  The inaugural service RYR381/380 was operated by EI-EBY. Yesterday Ryanair operated it's final service on the Dublin-Frankfurt Hahn

Automatic Appoints Acumen for EASA CAMO Transition Project

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Acumen Aviation Joins Hong Kong Aircraft Leasing and Aviation Finance Association (HKALA)

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EI-GXI Boeing 737-800 Delivered to Ryanair

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                                                  EI-GXI Boeing 737-800  EI-GXI Boeing 737-800 MSN 44851 was delivered to Ryanair 23 October arriving in Dublin from Boeing Field as 'Ryanair 800I' arriving 1814 local. The delivery of EI-GXI increases their fleet total to 451 aircraft The aircraft operated its first revenue service on 25 October as RYR3100 to Amsterdam departing Dublin 0717 local according to Flightradar24.com. I understand that a  further five aircraft are due for delivery EI-GXJ, EI-GXK, EI-GXL, EI-GXM, EI-GXN in November and December. These aircraft will complete Ryanair's Boeing 737-800 delivery programme which commenced in 1998. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 28 October 2018 All Rights Reserved 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 22 October

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 22 October

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Ryanair's first Boeing 737 MAX 200 to be registered as EI-HAT

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                                                Image courtesy of Boeing  According to industry sources Ryanair's first Boeing 737 MAX 200 'Gamechanger' aircraft due for delivery in March 2019 is to be registered as EI-HAT. The Boeing 737 MAX Production blog lists the aircraft as line number 312 and line number 7285. Boeing developed the 737 MAX 200 in response to the needs of the fast growing low-cost sector, which is forecasted to account for 35 percent of single-aisle airline capacity by 2033. Ryanair is the launch customer for 737 MAX 200 with an order placed for 100 in a contract valued at $11 billion at list prices plus 100 options placed in September 2014. At the Paris Air Show 2017 Ryanair placed an order for an additional 10 Boeing 737 MAX 200 increasing it's commitment to 110 firm orders and 100 options. In April Boeing and Ryanair finalized an order for 25 additional 737 MAX 200 aircraft increasing its commitment to 135 aircraft. The $3 billi

Icelandair commences Boeing 737 MAX 8 service on Dublin route

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                                                Image courtesy of Icelandair  Icelandair has introduced the Boeing 737 MAX 8 on Keflavik to Dublin route effective from Tuesday 16 October replacing Boeing 757-200 operating three times weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays with a fourth frequency to be added from 29 October day to be confirmed. The inaugural service was operated by TF-ICE c/n 44353 which was delivered  March 4 2018.  The aircraft is named "Jökullsárlón". Icelandair's new Boeing 737 MAX features 160 seats, of which 16 are in the Saga Business Class in a 2-2 layout and 144 in a 3-3 Economy Class configuration with Boeing Sky interior and customized LED lighting with larger overhead bins. Icelandair placed an order for 16 737 MAXs in 2013, including the MAX 8 and larger MAX 9 models for delivery between 2018 and 2022.The carrier is to introduce the 737 MAX 9 on Dublin 3 times weekly from October 2019 according to Airline Route presumably rep

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 16 October

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 16 October

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ASL Airlines Boeing 737-300 EI-STA completes Aer Lingus wet-lease operation

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                                                EI-STA Boeing 737-31S ASL Airlines  ASL Airlines (Ireland) Boeing 737-31S EI-STA c/n 240097 has completed its summer wet-lease operation to Aer Lingus from Belfast City Airport. On Sunday 7 October the aircraft operated its final Aer Lingus revenue service was EIN949 From Malaga to Belfast City (BHD). The aircraft positioned Belfast City (BHD) to Shannon on Monday 8 October as ABR001P. The aircraft first revenue service with ASL Airlines on 12 October as ABR490 was a charter from Shannon to Exeter with the Munster team returning the next day. On Sunday 14 October operated a Dublin to Toulouse charter as ABR490. The aircraft had been tasked for the summer season to operate daily rotations to Faro (EIN72/3) and Malaga (EIN948/9) enabling Aer Lingus to redeploy the based Airbus A320 to Dublin enabling the carrier operate increased frequency on existing routes. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 14 October 2018 All Rights Res

Ryanair adds a record six Boeing 737-800 aircraft in 27 hour period as fleet to grows to 450

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                                                Ryanair Boeing 737-800 On weekend of 28 September Irish budget carrier Ryanair took delivery of a record six brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft over a 27 hour period. This created considerable social media attention praticulary with the delivery of the four aircraft on the night of Saturday 29 September. In September the carrier added a total of eight brand new Boeing 737-800s growing its fleet to a total of 450 aircraft. Boeing tweeted on 1 October a picture of the four new Boeing 737-800s departing within minutes of each other. See tweet here . The carrier commenced a new registration sequence with EI-GXG and EI-GXH. Deliveries: EI-GSF Boeing 737-800 c/n 44850 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 14/09/18. EI-GSG Boeing 737-800 c/n 44849 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 22/09/18. EI-GSI Boeing 737-800 c/n 44848 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 28/09/18. EI-GSJ Boeing 737-800 c/n 44854 Ryanair Delivered

Turkish Airlines introduces Boeing 737 MAX 8 on Dublin route

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                                                  Image courtesy of Boeing  Turkish Airlines has introduced the new Boeing 737 MAX 8 on their Istanbul to Dublin route with TC-LCF operating the inaugural service THY1976/1977 (THY4KM/6DG) on 2 October with aircraft operating the same sector on 12 October. According to Airline Route the aircraft was due enter service on the route effective from 28 October operating THY1976/1977 daily. The aircraft is configured in 16 business class seats and 135 economy class seats.The aircraft has new Boeing Sky Interior, LED lightning and larger overhead bins and is powered by technological advanced LEAP-1B engines with the aircraft 14% more fuel efficient than today’s most efficient NGs. The carrier has selected Rockwell Collins’ MiQ business class seats for the 737 MAX 8 fleet. The seat includes a four-way adjustable headrest and leg rest. The seat also provides a large console for passenger storage. The aisle seats feature level access

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 8 October

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 8 October

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 1 October

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 1 October

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Ethiopian Airlines delivers third Boeing 737 Max 8 through Dublin Airport

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                                                Image courtesy of Boeing  Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of the third of 30 Boeing 737 Max aircraft on order. ET-AVI Boeing 737-8 MAX MSN 62448 Ethiopian departed Seattle 23 September arriving into Dublin 24 September before continuing onto Ethiopian’s home base in Addis Ababa arriving 25 August. The first aircraft ET-AVM was delivered through Dublin on 1st July and second aircraft  ET-AVL MSN 62447 was delivered on 30th August. Ethiopian said the new variant consumes 15% less fuel compared to its current 737-700/800 fleet. Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam said "We are glad to include the Boeing 737 MAX 8, the latest in Boeing's single-aisle series, in our young and modern fleet of over 100 aircraft with an average age of less than five years. As a customer-centric airline with a high adaptability to emerging technologies, Ethiopian has been pioneering latest-technology aircraft into Afric

Laudamotion to operate new weekly Dublin-Innsbruck winter service

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                                                Image courtesy of Laudamotion  Laudamotion currently operates a sole route between Innsbruck and Palma which commenced from 3 June operating twice weekly. In Winter 2018-2019 Lauda is planning significant expansion at Innsbruck with the launch of three new routes to Dublin, Dusseldorf and London Stansted to stimulate the inbound ski market. The new Dublin-Innsbruck service will operate weekly on Saturdays effective from 8th December 2018 to 30 March 2019 using Airbus A320 equipment. OE351 Departs Innsbruck 1315 arrives Dublin 1440 OE350 Departs Dublin 1515 arrives Innsbruck 1845. Laudamotion launched flight operations in the spring operating a fleet of 19 aircraft and will carry over 5 million passengers in 2019. Laudamotion announced 29 August that it would double its Airbus fleet from 9 to 18 aircraft in Summer 2019 following the completion of Ryanair’s purchase of 75% shareholding in Laudamotion GmbH. Irish Aviation Rese

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 24 September

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Swiss International to introduce Airbus A220-300 on Dublin-Zurich route

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                                                  Airbus A220-300 Swiss International Air Lines AG is to to introduce Airbus A220-300 (Fomerly CS300) on the daily Dublin-Zurich service effective Tuesday 30 October for IATA Winter season although Airbus A320 family aircraft operate on certain dates according to the airline's online booking engine (OBE). Currently Swiss International operates the Airbus A220-300 on Dublin-Geneva route. Bombardier Belfast has facilitated research, design, manufacture and assembly of the Airbus A220 family series wings including all flight control surfaces and high-lift systems. The primary structural components of the wings will be produced using the unique Resin Transfer Infusion (RTI) process that has been developed by Bombardier Aerospace Belfast engineers. The innovative carbon-fibre composite technology, developed in Belfast to produce the wings, enables both material and aircraft weight savings, contributing significantly to the  Air

Aer Lingus makes seasonal return on Dublin-Warsaw Route

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                                                Aer Lingus Airbus A320-214  International Airlines Group (IAG) carrier Aer Lingus suspended its four times weekly Dublin-Warsaw Chopin route in January 2018, but it is to reinstate the route for the high demand Christmas travel season The service will operate twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays effective from 12 December 2018  to 5 January 2019 using Airbus A320 equipment. According to Aer Lingus online booking engine schedule is as follows: EIN362 departs Dublin 1445 arrives Warsaw Chopin 1835 EIN363 departs Warsaw Chopin 2010 arrives Dublin 2210 Irish Aviation Research Institute © 23 September 2018 All Rights Reserved

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 17 September

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Former Aer Lingus Boeing 737-500 returns to Ireland in new guise

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                                                  Credit @Elevationair  A former Aer Lingus Boeing 737-500 returned Ireland this summer operating charters to Cork Airport and Dublin Airport in a new guise. The aircraft registered 9H-MAC Boeing 737-548 MSN 24968 to Malta Charter specialist Maleth Aero. The aircraft was delivered to Aer Lingus as EI-BXG in January 1991 and was re-registered as EI-CDC in June 1991. Aer Lingus restructured it's fleet in 2004 on Airbus A320/321 platform and subsequently retired its Boeing 737-400/500 fleet from service. EI-CDC was sold in 2005 becoming YL-BBH with Air Baltic. Between 2005 and 2013 the aircraft was operated by Air Baltic, AeroSvit (UR-AAK) and Ukraine International (UR-GBE). In 2015 the aircraft underwent a VIP conversion and was registered as G-UMAR to Opel Investments and in June 2017 was registered as 9H-MAC to Maleth Aero. 9H-MAC Cork Airport 8-10 August 9H-MAC Dublin Airport 31 July & 5 August & 10-11 Septe

Ethiopian Airlines delivers second Boeing 737 Max 8 through Dublin Airport

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                                                Credit @Elevationair  Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of the second of 30 Boeing 737 Max aircraft on order. The Max 8 registered ET-AVL MSN 62447 departed Seattle on 28 August on delivery flight to Dublin and onto Ethiopian’s home base in Addis Ababa arriving 30 August. In Ethiopian's configuration, its 737 MAX 8 will seat 160 passengers. Marty Bentrott, Boeing Sales vice president for Middle East, Turkey, Russia, Central Asia & Africa said "Ethiopian Airlines continues to fly at the forefront of Africa's commercial aviation industry by operating the most advanced airplanes. We are honored by Ethiopian's continuing confidence in Boeing airplanes and we look forward to growing our five-decade long partnership." Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam said "We are glad to include the Boeing 737 MAX 8, the latest in Boeing's single-aisle series, in our young and modern fleet

Brussels Airlines to operate Geneva to Dublin service on behalf of Swiss International

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                                                                Brussels Airlines Airbus A319 image credit to Travelux  Lufthansa Group carrier Brussels Airlines is to operate a new weekly service on the Geneva to Dublin route on behalf of sister carrier Swiss International Airlines according to data from Swiss International online booking engine. On Saturdays effective from 19 January 2019 till 30 March 2019 using Airbus A319 equipment in lieu of Airbus A220-300 to cater for peak season ski demand on the route. SWR410 departs Geneva 1145 arriving Dublin 1245  SWR411 departs Dublin 1330 arriving Geneva 1635 The Lufthansa Group is the third largest carrier group at Dublin Airport and currently has up to 68 weekly departures from Dublin Airport to Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Geneva, Munich and Zurich. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 16 September 2018 All Rights Reserved

Ryanair re-commences Boeing 737-800 deliveries

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                                                  EI-GSD Boeing 737-800 Ryanair  Irish budget carrier Ryanair has re-commenced it's Boeing 737-800 delivery programe after a summer break with the delivery of EI-GSD Boeing 737-800 construction number 44847 from Boeing Field to Dublin on 1st September. Following post delivery modifications the aircraft entered revenue service the next day (2 September) operating RYR174/5 to and from Newcastle according to Flightradar24. The carrier took delivery of a second Boeing 737-800 EI-GSF on Friday 14 September according to Flightradar24 data the aircraft has yet to enter revenue service. On Thursday 13 September Boeing tweeted an image of 5 Boeing 737-800s currently on the production line for Ryanair. According to various sources a further three aircraft are due for delivery this month namely EI-GSH, EI-GSI and EI-GSJ are due for delivery this month.  In October EI-GSK and EI-GSL and a new registration sequence will commence wit

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 10 September

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 10 September

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CIB Leasing Appoints Acumen As Exclusive Service Provider

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 3 September

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 3 September

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 27 August

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 27 August

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 20 August

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 20 August

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100th Boeing 787 Dreamliner Visits Dublin Airport

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                                                  Hanian Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner  Over 100 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft have visited Dublin Airport according to Dublin Movements blog. The 100th Boeing 787 visit went to Hanian Airlines with B-1546 a 787-9 on Saturday 14 July. Boeing has 1,387 orders for the Boeing 787 with 716 delivered and 671 unfiled as of the end of July. Irish aircraft lessors AerCap, Avolon, GECAS have taken delivery of the aircraft and Norwegian Air International had eight Boeing 787-8 on Irish register from year 2015 to 2017. In 2012 Etihad Airways announced Dublin as one of the first routes for operation for Boeing 787-9 in 2014 however the type service never materialized to date as route is  served by Airbus A330-200 twice daily from January 2019 a daily Boeing 777-300ER service. Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Executive Officer recently said "The Dreamliner is fast becoming our flagship long-haul aircraft and as more join th

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 13 August

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 30 July

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Cityjet adds two former Cimber Air CRJ900LR aircraft to growing fleet

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                                                  EI-FPA Bombardier CRJ-900LR Cityjet  Irish regional carrier Cityjet has added two former Cimber Air Bombardier CRJ-900LR aircraft following maintenance and C Checks further rowing wet-lease operations. The aircraft will be leased to Cityjet by part-owner and leasing company, Falko. The two CRJs will be used by Cityjet as part of its current operation with SAS. EI-GEA Bombardier CRJ900 c/n 15224 was registered to Cityjet on 6 April and was ferried Ljubljana tpp Copenhagen  on 13 April . The aircraft was formerly registered as OY-KFE and operated its first flight to Dublin as SAS4603 from Oslo Gardermoen on July 8. Last Friday 27 July the second aircraft EI-GEB Candair CRJ900 c/n 15231 ex OY-KFF positioned Ljubljana to Stockholm as BCY041P to commence wet-lease to SAS Airlines. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 27 July 2018 All Rights Reserved

SAS Airlines (Ireland) takes delivery of seventh Airbus A320NEO

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                                                  SAS Airlines Ireland Airbus A320NEO  SAS Airlines (Ireland) has taken delivery of it's seventh Airbus A32NEO. The aircraft EI-SIG  Airbus A320-251N c/n 8333 on 26 August to Stockholm Arlanda from Airbus in Hamburg Finkenwerder. According to flight tracking website Flightradar24 EI-SIG operated it's first revenue service as SAS533 from Stockholm Arlanda to London Heathrow the next day (27 July). According to DigitalAirliners.com a further two Airbus A320NEO aircraft are in production for SAS Airlines (Ireland) D-AUBQ Airbus A320-251N c/n 8350 to be registered as EI-SIG upon delivery and D-AVVP Airbus A320-251N c/n 8404 to be registered as EI-SII. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 27 July 2018 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 23 July

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 23 July

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Bombardier CRJ900 demonstrator visits Dublin for Cityjet

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                                                  Image courtesy of Bombardier Aerospace On the afternoon of Thursday 19 July C-GIAU Bombardier CRJ900 c/n 15243 Bombardier Aerospace touched at Dublin Airport in full Delta Connection (ASA - Atlantic Southeast Airlines) colours from the Farnbourgh Air Show to demonstrate its new Atmosphere cabin to Cityjet. Delta Air Lines is the launch customer for the new Atmosphere cabin having signed a firm purchase agreement for 20 CRJ900 aircraft in a contract valued at US$961 million at list price with first aircraft schedule for delivery in later this year. The Atmosphere cabin has a number of unique features a wider entrance for easy boarding, Full LED lighting with option of mood lighting , redesigned overhead bins provide an additional 4.5” of shoulder space, new translucent business/economy class divider,  larger windows increasing natural light. The cabin is enabled for in-flight connectivity and in-seat power. The CRJ Series is th

Stobart Air places first Embraer 195 on Irish Registry

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                                                  EI-GGC Embraer 195 Stobart Air  Irish regional carrier Stobart Air has placed its first Embraer 195 on the Irish aircraft registry. The aircraft EI-GGC Embraer 195LR c/n 19000213 Stobart Air ex G-FBEN was registered on 18 June and Delivered Exeter International to it's London Southend base on 19 June on wet-lease from Flybe. The aircraft operated its first revenue service the next day from London Southend to Dublin. The carrier is to add a further four Embraer 195LR to the fleet currently in service with Flybe according to website Planespotters.net The aircraft are to be registered EI-GGA c/n 19000184 ex G-FBEL, EI-GGB c/n 19000204 ex G-FBEM, G-FBEF c/n 19000104 and G-FBEH c/n 19000128. Stobart Air has a partnership with Flybe which will see Stobart Air operate services to Europe.  As part of a five-year deal, Stobart Air will operate Flybe-branded aircraft on six European routes from London Southend Airport and operates t

Acumen Announces the Launch of SPARTA.AERO, a Paradigm Shift in Aviation Asset Management

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 16 July

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Acumen Appoints Donal Lowry as Head of Asset Management

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New Asian routes key enablers of Dublin Airport June growth

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                                                  B-1549 Boeing 787-900 Hanian Airlines  The introduction of direct flights to Hong Kong by Cathay Pacific which commenced four times weekly from 2 June using Airbus A350-900 aircraft and new Hanian Airlines Beijing service  commenced on 12 June operating four times weekly initially using Airbus A330-300 aircraft was reflected in the latest Dublin Airport June passenger figures, with other international traffic, which includes flights to the Middle East ,North Africa and Asia Pacific region, growing by almost 28% to almost 92,000 passengers. Tourism Ireland estimates that about 70,000 Chinese visitors came to the island of Ireland last year, up from 60,000 visitors in 2016. China is the world’s largest outbound travel market, and one of the fastest-growing, with trips from China predicted to grow to 200 million per year by 2020. Last year 120,000 passengers travelled between Ireland and mainland China.  With about a quarter of t

Renting WiFi: The next big thing for ancillary revenue to the travel & hospitality sector?

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                                                Renting WiFi:  the next big thing for ancillary revenue to the travel & hospitality sector? Ireland’s travel industry has seen a remarkable growth for the past 8 years and it is predicted to further increase in the coming years. Only within the first 5 months of this year January - May, the overseas arrivals were 7.6% higher than the previous year, with North America being the top performer. This summer we also have seen new routes opening to the long-haul markets such as Dublin-Seattle operated by Aer Lingus, Dublin-Hong Kong by Cathay Pacific and Dublin -Beijing route by Hainan Airlines. Niall Gibson, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “We are determined to ensure that tourism growth continues. Tourism Ireland’s campaigns are now in full swing around the world. Our aim is to grow overseas tourism revenue in 2018 to €6 billion for the island of Ireland.” With more tourists visiting Ireland, the demand for hotel rooms has a

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 9 July

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Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300ER painted into FIFA World Cup 2022 livery at Dublin

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                                                A7-BAX Boeing 777-3DZER Qatar Airways A7-BAX Boeing 777-3DZER construction number 41790 , which has been under painting at Dublin since 23rd June, positioned Dublin-Doha this morning as QTR3252 departing at 1107 local from runway 28. The aircraft has been repainted into a Special FIFA World Cup 2022 livery. This is the second Boeing 777 to be painted into football colours at Dublin. In 2014 A7-BAE Boeing 777-3DZ(ER) construction number 36104 was painted into FC Barcelona colors. In November 2013 Eirtech was awarded a seven-year contract for exterior repainting of 74 of Qatar Airline’s wide and narrow body aircraft fleet,  including 49 Boeing 777s together with a number of A330s and A320s at it's painting facilities in Dublin, Ostrava, Rome and Shannon airports. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 8 July 2018 All Rights Reserved

EI-FYG Boeing 737 MAX 8 Norwegian arrives in Dublin

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                                                  EI-FYG Boeing 737 MAX 8  This morning EI-FYG Boeing 737 MAX 8 c/n 42831 Norwegian Air International operated its first service to Dublin as the IBK1762 from Newburgh arriving 0820 local. According to open source flight data source Flightradar24.com the aircraft operated its first North American service on 5th July from Edinburgh to Providence and subsequently operated services to Belfast International and Shannon Airport. The aircraft was delivered Boeing Field direct to Shannon Airport on 16th May for post delivery modifications and on completion on 22nd May was ferried to Helsinki. Norwegian Air International operates a fleet of 8 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft with a further 92 on order. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 8 July 2018 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 2 July

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EI-FWG Superjet 100-95B Cityjet Delivered on lease to Brussels Airlines

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                                                Credit @Elevationair  Brussels Airlines commenced operations of fourth Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100) on 29 June operating it's first flight as SN2047 from Brussels to Birmingham. The fourth SSJ 100 in the Belgian airline’s fleet (and the eighth for CityJet) is the aircraft with registration EI-FWG (MSN 95157) ex I-PDVX test registration. The aircraft was ferried to Brussels directly from Venice where the aircraft was customized by Russo-Italian joint venture SuperJet International. The aircraft is flown under an aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) lease with CityJet crews providing a full Brussels Airlines in-flight product. The Sukhoi Superjet 100B-100, an upgraded version of the SSJ100 regional jetliner which is capable of taking off from short runways, with the use of an increased traction engine with a basic maximum take-off weight, optimized avionics software and aircraft wing mechanization control system

The first of 30 Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft fuel stops in Dublin Airport

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                                                Credit Brian Griffin  The first Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 was delivered Boeing Field direct to Dublin on Sunday 1 July. The aircraft registered ET-AVM using callsign ETH9201 touched down on Dublin's runway 28 at exactly 1900 hours local parking on the West Apron on a fuel route en-route to Addis Ababa. A large number of aviation enthusiasts where present whom had been anticipating it's arrival  on Flightradar24 from early morning. Ethiopian Airline announced an order for 20 737 MAX 8s on 21 September 2014. The order, previously unidentified on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, is worth more than $2.1 billion at list prices and also includes options and purchase rights for a further 15 737 MAX 8s. On June 21 2017 at the Paris Air Show , the airline announced an order for 10 additional Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, exercising purchase rights from 2014 order, completing the largest ever order for the 737

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 25 June

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Acumen Aviation CIO Amit Tyagi speaking at Ishka Aviation Finance Festival Dublin

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