Sunday, 22 April 2018

Ryanair adds two new Boeing 737-800's increasing fleet size to 433 aircraft

Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Irish budget carrier Ryanair has added a further two Boeing 737-800s to it's fleet namely EI-GJN construction number 44838 delivered to Dublin on 12 April and EI-GJO construction number 44833 Delivered to Dublin on 20 April.

EI-GJN operated it's first revenue service on 15 April as RYR5776 to Glasgow International.

EI-GJO operated it's first revenue service on 22 April as RYR202 to London Stansted.

The deliveries increase it's fleet size to 433 aircraft. The aircraft are the first to be delivered in new Financial Year 2019 which commenced on 31 March.

A further three aircraft have completed first flights awaiting delivery in coming weeks EI-GJP construction number 44834 on 10 April, EI-GJR construction number 44835 on 15 April and EI-GJV construction number 44832 on Saturday 21 April.

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Airbus’ A330neo and Airbus A350-1000 Flight Test at Irish Airports

Image courtesy of Airbus 
On the 14th March Airbus conducted flight testing with F-WWTN Airbus A330-941 (NEO) aircraft at Cork and Shannon Airports carrying out a number of simulated approaches and “Go Arounds” as part of the aircraft’ certification process.

The two test aircraft have logged more than 700 hours aloft in the 200-plus flights performed as of 10 April, according to A330neo aircraft integration and flight testing integrated product team (IPT) leader Jean-Christophe Bonjour.

On 18th April F-WMIL Airbus A350-1041 visited Shannon for crosswind training this aircraft perviously on 27 July 2017 performing one rejected take off (RTO) at Shannon before returning to Toulouse the same evening.

Shannon Airport has been extensively used by Airbus in the last year as part of certification with a number of different types visting D-AVXB Airbus A321-251N on 17 March and D-AVWA Airbus A319-151N on 11 September and D-AVXA Airbus A321-251N on 17 September. In 2006 the Airbus A380 was sent to Shannon specifically for cross-wind training as weather conditions in the area at the time where ideal.

On 26 January 2017 the Shannon Group plc has confirmed that it has lodged a planning application with Clare County Council for a new aircraft hangar at Shannon with the capability to accommodate multiple aircraft types up to an Airbus A380.

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