Sunday, 24 June 2018

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

First United Airlines Boeing 777-300ER visits Dublin Airport

                                                 
N2135U Boeing 777-300ER 
United Airlines deployed a Boeing 777-300ER (N2135U) on the Newark to Dublin Airport route for the first time operating UAL23/33 on Friday 8 June in lieu of the usual Boeing 777-200 for operational reasons.  The Boeing 777-300ER is the newest aircraft in the United fleet entering service last year.

In 2015 the carrier officially announced the conversion of ten of their orders for the Boeing 787-9 into orders for the Boeing 777-300ER noting  that "The aircraft will provide attractive upgauge and range opportunities to the company at competitive economics." 

The carrier operates a fleet of 17 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with one aircraft outstanding from order book operating primarily on Asia routes from Newark and San Franciso hubs.

United’s 777-300ER aircraft features the new Polaris business class seat. Each Polaris suite-like pod will feature direct access to the aisle, a 180-degree flat-bed that measures 6’6” and 23 inches wide with infinite seat recline options and one-touch lumbar support, ample storage, multiple surfaces that enable passengers to dine while working, universal A/C power as well as 2-USB ports, a 16-inch high-definition entertainment screen, electronic privacy dividers for seats in the center of the cabin, mood lighting and an illuminated “Do Not Disturb” sign.

The Boeing 777-300ER aircraft is configured with 60 seats in business class and 102 economy plus and 204 economy seats. United Airlines is the third North American operator of the Boeing 777-300ER following Air Canada and American Airlines.

United intends to extend the life of all 21 of its Boeing 767-300ER aircraft and switch some of its Boeing 757-200 capacity from Transatlantic to US domestic routes and Latin American routes. United operates 757s from Dublin to Chicago (Seasonal), Newark (second daily seasonal) and Washington Dulles.

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Evelop launches new weekly Palma to Ireland West Airport charter series

                                                   
Image courtesy of Evelop Airlines 
Spanish carrier Evelop Airlines has launched a new weekly Palma to Ireland West Airport charter series operating on Fridays from 22 June  till 24 August using Airbus A320 equipment on behalf of TUI. This is the carrier's first charter service to Ireland.

Donal Healy, Head of Marketing at Ireland West Airport said: “We are delighted to celebrate the inaugural service with TUI to Majorca. This is the eighth sun service to Spain now available from the airport and highlights the significant demand for sun services to Spain amongst people from the West and North West of Ireland. Palma has always been a very popular destination and we are delighted that TUI have responded to the significant demand in the region with the launch of this new weekly service. Furthermore this is a welcome addition to their existing weekly service to Salou and demonstrates TUI’s commitment to the airport and indeed the region and we have no doubt both services will continue to go from strength to strength”.

Charlotte Brenner, Marketing Manager for TUI, said “We are delighted to add the ever popular destination of Majorca to our programme from Ireland West Airport and believe it will prove a very popular choice for local holidaymakers.  Majorca has been always been a firm favourite and now it will be even easier for holidaymakers in the West of Ireland to get there with a direct flight on their doorstep. It is a superb destination for families, couples and singles alike and at TUI we can offer a huge range of resorts and hotel concepts to provide a holiday to suit everyone."

Evelop Airlines, branded as evelop! is based at Palma airport owned by BarcelĂł Viajes operating a fleet of 2 Airbus A320s and 2 Airbus A330-300s.

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Saturday, 16 June 2018

Ryanair adds eight brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft in May

                                                   
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Irish budget carrier Ryanair has added a further seven brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft to its fleet increasing it's size to 444 aircraft.

The Dublin-based low cost carrier is the largest 737-800 global customer and the largest Boeing operator in Europe. Last month, Ryanair took delivery of its 500th Next-Generation 737-800.

The May deliveries listed below:

EI-GJT Boeing 737-800 c/n 44837 Delivered 1 May
EI-GJV Boeing 737-800 c/n 44832 Delivered 10 May
EI-GJW Boeing 737-800 c/n 44843 Delivered 12 May
EI-GJX  Boeing 737-800 c/n 44845 Delivered 19 May
EI-GJY  Boeing 737-800 c/n 44839 Delivered 24 May
EI-GJZ  Boeing 737-800 c/n 44840 Delivered 25 May
EI-GSA Boeing 737-800 c/n 44841 Delivered 25 May
EI-GSC Boeing 737-800 c/n 44844 Delivered 31 May

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Cityjet wet-leases G-SMLA Bae 146-200 from Jota Aviation

                                                   
Image courtesy of Jota Aviation 
Jota Aviation is operating Bae 146-200 G-SMLA (msn E2047) on behalf of CityJet, to provide cover some of the latter’s capacity shortfalls. The aircraft positioned London Southend to Dublin on 14 June as BCY096P entering service the same day as BCY121 to London replacing G-JOTR RJ85 which positioned to London Southend as BCY097P.

Jota Aviation, based at London Southend Airport, are a specialized charter operator with a fleet of BAe 146 and Avro RJ's originally founded to cater to the needs of the motor sport industry. The carrier continues to rapidly expand into ACMI, cargo, ad-hoc passenger and sports travel aviation markets.

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Sunday, 10 June 2018

Stobart Air Completes Bulgaria Air Embraer 190 Wet-Lease

                                               
LZ-VAR Embraer 190 Bulgaria Air 
Stobart Air has completed the wet-lease of LZ-VAR Embraer ERJ-190STD construction number 19000496 from Bulgaria Air with effect from Friday 8 June.

According to Flightradar24 LZ-VAR operated its last flight for Stobart Air as BE6163 from Glasgow International to London Southend.

The aircraft then positioned as FB9978 from London Southend to Sofia entering service the same day to Brussels.

According to industry sources Stobart Air is to take delivery of three Embraer 195 registered as EI-GGA ex G-FBEL, EI-GGB ex G-FBEM  and EI-GGC ex G-FBEN.

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Cityjet Wet-Leases Jota Aviation RJ85

                                                   
G-JOTR RJ85 Kita Aviation 
Jota Aviation is operating RJ85 G-JOTR (msn E2294) on behalf of CityJet, to provide cover some of the latter’s capacity shortfalls. The aircraft positioned London Southend to Dublin on 26 May and next day commenced operating services between Dublin and London City the following day.

On Saturday 9 June the aircraft operated return sector from Dublin to it's base in London Southend as BCY9062/9123.

Jota Aviation, based at London Southend Airport, are a specialized charter operator with a fleet of BAe 146 and Avro RJ's originally founded to cater to the needs of the motor sport industry. The carrier continues to rapidly expand into ACMI, cargo, ad-hoc passenger and sports travel aviation markets.

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Monday, 4 June 2018

Ryanair Sun fleet expands to five Boeing 737-800 aircraft

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-800 
Ryanair's Polish charter subsidiary Ryanair Sun has rapidly it's expanded from a single Boeing 737-8AS SP-RSA to five aircraft as four aircraft have been transferred from the parent carrier.

According to flight tracking website Flightradar24.com EI-DWK, EI-FEF, EI-FEG and EI-FEH are now operating from Katowice, Ponzan and Warsaw on behalf of Ryanair Sun.

Ryanair Sun plans to become the number one charter carrier in Poland, expanding fleet to 15 aircraft in 2019, and 25 aircraft in 2020 focusing on Greece, Italy and Spain and charter flights to Burgas and Varna in Bulgaria with future expansion to Albania and Turkey.

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Stobart Air Wet-Leases Embraer 190AR from Bulgaria Air

                                                 
LZ-VAR Embraer 190 Bulgaria Air 
Stobart Air have wet-leased LZ-VAR Embraer ERJ-190STD construction number 19000496 from Bulgaria Air effective from 24 May based at Lomdon Southend to provide additional capacity until the third Embraer 195 joins its fleet.

Seperately G-FBEN Embraer ERJ-195LR  construction number 19000213 Stobart Air is to be re-registered EI-GGC according to John Dwyer NLSPOT spotters list.

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