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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 30 July

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 30 July

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 30 July: http://bit.ly/2LWUESW

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

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 23 July: http://bit.ly/2A59NQI

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 23 July

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 23 July: http://bit.ly/2JMamhP

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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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 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

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 9 July: http://bit.ly/2KHsGOu

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 9 July

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 9 July: http://bit.ly/2u42EdN

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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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 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