Monday, 18 March 2019

First Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrives in Shannon for Maintenance

                                                 
Boeing 787-9 Image courtesy of Virgin Atlantic 
The first Boeing 787 arrived in Shannon for maintenance with Lufthansa Technik is Virgin Atlantic's G-VPSY Boeing 787-9 construction number 37973 named 'Miss Moneypenny' which arrived on 13 March 2019. Lufthansa Technik announced in July 2017 that it was expanding capabilities for Boeing 787 base maintenance with a €3 million investment.

Lufthansa Technik Shannon CEO Pat Shine said "The Boeing 787 is one of the most technically-advanced airplanes in the sky and we will offer leading-edge, specialist services, minimizing the time that the aircraft is out of service, which is what our customers demand."

Virgin Atlantic has a fleet of 17 Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

Boeing has 1,400 orders for the Boeing 787 with 110 orders added last year and is planning to increase production from 12 to 14 aircraft per month (168 per year)  split between Everett, Washington, and North Charleston, South Carolina.

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G-RUKA Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair UK enters revenue service

                                                 
Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS 
The first aircraft for Ryanair UK was registered G-RUKA Boeing 737-8AS MSN 44867 on 20 December to Ryanair UK at Enterprise House at London Stanted was formerly registered as EI-FEF.
According to flight tracking website Flightradar24.com the aircraft completed at test flight at London Stansted on 9 March.

On the 12 March the aircraft operated its first revenue service  from London Stansted to Nice vv as RYR1874/1875.  The next day 13 March the aircraft operated its first service to Ireland as RYR702/3 to and from Kerry.

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