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Ryanair invests $570 million in new Boeing 737-800 aircraft in March

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                                                Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS  Irish budget carrier Ryanair invested $570 million in the acquisition of seven brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft in March ahead of the close of it's financial year to 31 March for FY2018. According to Ryanair annual 20-F SEC Filing the basic list price for each of the Boeing 737-800 series aircraft is approximately US$78.5 million and installation “buyer-furnished” equipment amounts to approximately US$2.9 million per new aircraft. Under the terms of 2013 Boeing contract the carrier will take delivery of 29 Boeing 737-800 in financial year to 31 March 2019 with 8 planned returns or disposal increasing fleet from 426 to 448 units. EI-GJF Boeing 737-800 c/n 44828 Delivered 6 March EI-GJG Boeing 737-800 c/n 44829 Delivered 20 March EI-GJH Boeing 737-800 c/n 44830 Delivered 22 March EI-GJI Boeing 737-800 c/n 44826 Delivered 24 March EI-GJJ Boeing 737-800 c/n 44831 Delivered 30 March EI-GJK Boe

Ryanair Polish charter airline subsidiary Ryanair Sun Registers first Boeing 737-800

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                                                  Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS  Ryanair Polish charter airline subsidiary, Ryanair Sun, headquartered in Warsaw confirmed it will launch with four operational bases in Poland with five Boeing 737-800s ; 2 in Warsaw, and in Katowice, Poznan and Wroclaw 1 Boeing 737-800 each . The inaugural flight is to take place on 26 April from Poznań to Zakynthos. In the first season of operations, Ryanair Sun will provide charter services for two travel agencies; TUI and Poznan's Grecos Holidays. The carrier plans to operate five Boeing 737-800 aircraft in 2018 increasing to 15 in 2019 and 25 in 2020. The carrier's first aircraft SP-RSA Boeing 737-8AS construction 44686 Ryanair Sun positioned Wroclaw to Warsaw Modlin on 29 March ex EI-FEE according to aviation sources. In Poznan and Wroclaw, the carrier will use the infrastructure of already existing bases, while in Katowice and Warsaw new ones will be established. In the winter season th

EI-DYE Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair operates Dublin-Kiev Flight

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                                                    Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS  In a break from it's usual European sectors Ryanair's EI-DYE Boeing 737-8AS construction number 36568 operated a Dublin to Kiev sector on 22 March according to open source website Flightradar24.com as RYR94P returning the next day as RYR95P to Dublin for the announcement the carrier is adding Ukraine, its 36th country, from October 2018. Ryanair plans to deliver 800,000 passengers per annum at two major Ukraine airports with 10 new Kiev routes to Barcelona, Bratislava, Gdansk, Krakow, London Stansted, Poznan, Stockholm, Vilnius, Warsaw and Wroclaw and 5 new Lviv routes to Dusseldorf, Krakow, London Stansted, Memmingen and Warsaw, operating a total of 46 weekly flights. Ukrianian media outlet Kyiv Post reported 22 February that Ukraine International Airlines intends to launch a new Dublin-Kiev route in 2020. Later this year the EU and Ukraine are expected to sign a new 'Open Skies Agreement

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 26 March

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 26 March

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SAS Airlines Ireland commences Dublin Services

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                                                Image courtesy of Airbus  SAS Airlines subsidary SAS Airlines Ireland today (Sunday 25 March) commenced its first scheduled service to Dublin with EI-SIC Airbus A320-251N construction number 7979  operating SAS2537/8 to and from Copenhagen. On Monday 26 March it's sistership EI-SIE operated SAS537/8 from and to Copenhagen. On 14 November 2017 Routesonline published SAS outlines Irish unit operation from Dec 2017 indicating filed operations on routes from Dublin to Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm Arlanda for Summer 18. SAS CEO Rickard Gustafson president and CEO stated SAS Ireland operations “got off to a flying start” up to the end of February, the airline had completed over 800 flights and carried 80,000 passengers. SAS Airlines Ireland Headquarters are in Grand Canal Square with a fleet of 5 Airbus A320NEO's with a further four to be delivered to operate a total of nine aircraft  with five based in London Heathrow a

Aer Lingus inaugurates new Dublin to Philadelphia service

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                                                  Aer Lingus Boeing 757-200 Irish carrier Aer Lingus today (Sunday 25 March) inaugurated it's 14th new route to North America with Philadelphia as part of its strategy of building Dublin into a Gateway hub. Over the last two years five new North American services have been added to Hartford, Los Angeles, Miami, and Philadelphia on the back of IAG investment in a growing fleet adding four long-haul aircraft. The ingural flight EIN115 was operated by EI-LBS Boeing 757-2Q8 callsign 'EIN11J' departing Dublin Airport at 1402 local.  The new nitially four times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, from 19 May frequency increases from four weekly to daily  operated by Boeing 757-200 aircraft. This year Aer Lingus total capacity to and from North America for 2018 will reach 2.75 million seats with an extra 177,000 added as frequencies increase to Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Philadelphia is th

Acumen Aviation Extends Scope of EASA CAMO Approval

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 20 March

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 20 March

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12 New Routes to be launched from Dublin Airport this summer

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                                                  Aer Lingus Airbus A320s at Terminal 2  Dublin-Dalaman x 1 weekly Ryanair - Boeing 737-800 - 24 June Dublin-Beijing x 4 weekly Hanian Airlines - Airbus A330-300 - 12 June Dublin-Carlisle x 1 daily Loganair - Saab 340B - 4 June Dublin-Hong Kong x 4 weekly Cathay Pacific - Airbus A350-900 - 2 June Dublin-Montreal x 4 weekly Air Canada - Boeing 737MAX8 - 2 June Dublin-Seattle x 4 weekly Aer Lingus - Airbus A330-200 - 18 May Dublin-Keflavik  x 6 weekly Icelandair - Boeing 737 MAX 8/Boeing 757-200 - 8 May Dublin-Zagreb x 2 weekly Croatia Airlines - Airbus A319 - 1 May Dublin-Manchester x 1 weekly British Airways - Embraer 190 - 1 May Dublin-Philadelphia x 1 daily Aer Lingus -Airbus A330-300/Boeing 757-200 - March 25 Dublin-Marrakech x 2 weekly Ryanair - Boeing 737-800 - 26 March Dublin-Paphos x 2 weekly Ryanair - Boeing 737-800 - 26 March Irish Aviation Research Institute © 17 March 2018 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 12 March

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 12 March

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Ryanair triplet Boeing 737-800 deliveries

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                                                  Image Courtesy of Dave Kennedy  On Saturday 3 March Irish budget carrier Ryanair took delivery of a triplet of Boeing 737-800s. The aircraft EI-GDY Boeing 737-800 c/n 44818 , EI-GJD Boeing 737-800 c/n 44823 and EI-GJE Boeing 737-800 c/n 44821 where delayed due to Storm Emma with significant snow falls at Dublin Airport which adversely effected operations on 1 and 2 March.                                         Image Courtesy of Dave Kennedy The deliveries increase Ryanair fleet size to 425 Boeing 737-800 aircraft.  The Dublin based carrier is the largest 737-800 global customer and the largest Boeing operator in Europe. The Irish carrier is on average taking delivery of 25 737-800s per year since 1999.                                        Image Courtesy of Dave Kennedy The next largest operators are American Airlines 310 aircraft, Turkish Airlines 68 aircraft and Southwest Airlines 188 aircraft. Irish Aviation

EI-FPX Bombardier CRJ-900LR Delivered To Cityjet

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                                                  Image Courtesy of Bombardier Aerospace  Irish carrier Cityjet has taken delivery of 22nd Bombardier CRJ900LR completing an $467 million order announced on 29 March last year. Commenting then Pat Byrne Executive Chairman said "The CRJ900 is proving to be an extremely reliable and popular aircraft in our Nordic operations on behalf of SAS Scandinavian Airlines. The confirmation of these orders - bringing us to 22 new CRJ900 aircraft in our fleet - further demonstrates CityJet's belief in this aircraft as a key part of our wet lease growth strategy." EI-FPX Candair CRJ900 construction number 15444 was delivered Montréal-Keflavik-Copenhagen  on 6 March in SAS Airlines colours. According to open source Flightradar24.com the aircraft entered service on 8 March operating SAS649 from Copenhagen to Hamburg. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 11 March 2018 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 5 March

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 5 March

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Aer Lingus 12th Airbus A330 Enters Revenue Service

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                                                EI-GCF Airbus A330-302  Aer Lingus 12th Airbus A330-302 EI-GCF construction number 1187 operated its first passenger revenue service on Saturday 3 March EIN109 from Dublin to New York JFK departing at 1916 local. The aircraft was delivered Toulouse to Dublin on 20 November 2017 as EIN2535 and performed a brief Dublin circuit test flight on 15 February 2018.  The aircraft is configured in 30 business class and 287 economy seats. This summer Aer Lingus will offer a total capacity of 2.75 million seats in its largest ever North Atlantic programme adding an additional 177,000 seats. On 25 March it will launch a new route from Dublin-Philadelphia route and from Dublin to Seattle on 18 May operating a total of 15 North American routes. Aer Lingus will be deploying Airbus A330-300 capacity on Philadelphia route four times weekly. This summer Aer Lingus 12 strong Airbus A330 fleet consistents  of 4 A330-200s and 8  A330-300s bringin

Ryanair increases fleet to 422 Aircraft in February

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                                                    Ryanair Boeing 737-800 Irish budget carrier Ryanair added four new aircraft to it's fleet in February bringing it's fleet size to 422 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. A further three aircraft EI-GDY, EI-GJD and EI-GJE deliveries where deferred from 28 Feburary to Saturday 3 March due to Storm Emma leading to significantly reduced operations at Dublin Airport. EI-GDW Boeing 737-800 c/n 44814 Delivered 1 February EI-GDX Boeing 737-800 c/n 44817 Delivered 2 February EI-GDZ Boeing 737-800 c/n 44820 Delivered 16 February EI-GJA Boeing 737-800 c/n 44819 Delivered 21 February On 27 February EI-ENZ Boeing 737-8AS c/n 40308 was ferried Glasgow Prestwick to Ostrava for painting according to German Aviation website Skyliner Aviation. Irish Aviation R