Friday, 31 January 2020

Monday, 27 January 2020

Last built Boeing 737NG delivered to KLM Airlines visits Dublin Airport

                                                 
Image courtesy of @Elevationair 
Boeing has delivered the last ever Boeing 737 ‘Next Generation’ (NG) to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, excluding military variant the P-8.

The Boeing 737-8K2 is registered as PH-BCL the 31st for KLM, was delivered Seattle to Amsterdam on 18th December 2019 as KLM9870 is named "‘Red-crested Pochard / Krooneend".

The aircraft carries Line Number 7,542 and joins KLM’s 737NG fleet made up of 16 -700, 31 -800 and five -900 aircraft.

The aircraft in a 186 seat three class layout Europe Business Class, Economy Class and Economy Comfort features the Boeing Sky interior with larger luggage bins, modern LED lighting, new seats with adjustable headrest for extra comfort and USB power at every seat.

The aircraft made its first visit to Dublin on Sunday 5th January 2020 operating the lunchtime time KLM935/6 (ATC Callsign) KLM43C/25E.

Boeing has delivered more than 7,000 of the Next Generation series aircraft launched in in 1993 as the successor of the Boeing 737 Classic series. The first aircraft was delivered four years later, a Boeing 737-600, to SAS Scandinavian Airlines.

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Ryanair scales up Malta based subsidiary Malta Air Boeing 737-800 fleet

                                               
Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Irish budget carrier Ryanair has scaled up the fleet of its Malta based subsidiary to 64 aircraft transferring aircraft from Dublin based Ryanair DAC.

Malta Air currently operates a fleet of 64 Boeing 737-800 aircraft transferred from parent Ryanair DAC. Ryanair based aircraft from France, Italy and Germany onto the Malta AOC which will allow these crews to pay their income taxes locally in France, Italy and Germany instead of Ireland where they are currently required to pay income taxes under Ryanair’s Irish AOC.

In Summer 2020 Malta Air will base four Boeing 737-800 in Vienna airport to operate on behalf of Laudamotion. According to Ryanair the six aircraft based in Malta (10 in Summer 2021) are to re-branded in Malta Air colours.

Malta Air Fleet Update:

9H-QBN Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44751 Malta Air Registered 12/12/19 at Naples on transfer in Ryanair colours ex EI-FOB.

9H-QBQ Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44713 Malta Air Registered 25/01/20 after transfer in Ryanair colours ex EI-FOE.

9H-QBW Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44719 Malta Air Registered 24/01/20 after transfer in Ryanair colours ex EI-FOK.

9H-QCD Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44727 Malta Air Transferred 17/01/20 in Ryanair colours ex EI-FOS.

9H-QCF Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44725 Malta Air Transferred 23/01/20 in Ryanair colours ex EI-FOV.

9H-QCN Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44833 Malta Air Position Naples-Rome Ciampino 18/12/19 after transfer in Ryanair colours ex EI-GJO.

9H-QCO Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44733 Malta Air First Service 16/01/20 after transfer in Ryanair colours ex EI-FRI.

9H-QCP Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44734 Malta Air Transferred 17/01/20 in Ryanair colours ex EI-FRJ.

9H-QCQ Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44735 Malta Air First at Naples 11/01/20 after transfer ex EI-FRK.

9H-QCV Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44739 Malta Air Transferred 22/01/20 in Ryanair colours ex EI-FRR.

9H-QCX Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44740 Malta Air Registered 09/12/19 at Naples in Ryanair colours ex EI-FRT.

9H-QDB Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44710 Malta Air Registered 12/12/19 at London Stansted on transfer in Ryanair colours ex EI-FTA.

9H-QDC Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44752 Malta Air Registered 09/12/19 at Naples in Ryanair colours ex EI-FTB.

9H-QDN Boeing 737-800 c/n 44763 Malta Air Registered 24/01/20 after transfer in Ryanair colours ex EI-FTM.

9H-QED Boeing 737-800 c/n 44820 Malta Air Transferred 22/01/20 in Ryanair colours ex EI-GDZ.

9H-QEG Boeing 737-800 c/n 44821 Malta Air Transferred 18/01/20 in Ryanair colours ex EI-GJD.

9H-QEL Boeing 737-800 c/n 44831 Malta Air Registered 25/01/20 after transfer in Ryanair colours ex EI-GJJ.

9H-QQG Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44728 Malta Air Registered 10/01/20 on transfer in Ryanair colours ex EI-FOY.

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Aircraft Professional’s Technical Network (APTN.aero) launches Web Portal

                                                   
APTN (Aircraft Professional’s Technical Network) 22nd January launched a Web Portal and iOS APP (https://portal.aptn.aero) which allows members to advertise their technical skills and availability to the wider airline, lessor, MRO and engineering services community who in turn will have the ability to search by skill, location and date in the web portal.

The Web Portal also provides members access to aircraft parts search and airworthiness directive search tools as well as providing access to on-demand webinars and to the content of technical workshops being held by APTN.aero at APTN Hubs globally.

APTN.aero is the first independent professional body for aircraft technical professionals. The goal of APTN.aero is to provide a dedicated network and platform for APTN members with easy access to tools, resources, group services and continuous professional development opportunities that will enhance and progress their aviation careers.

More info at www.aptn.aero and http://bit.ly/APTN_Hub

Issued on behalf of Alan Phelan Founder & CEO APTN

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Acumen Aviation Announces 2019 Operational Review

Acumen Aviation Announces 2019 Operational Review: http://bit.ly/36iZnrz

Acumen Aviation and Blueberry Aviation Announce Co-Operation Agreement

Acumen Aviation and Blueberry Aviation Announce Co-Operation Agreement: http://bit.ly/2Rc6BsQ

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Buzz to operate four Polish routes to Dublin for Summer 2020

                                                 
Buzz Boeing 737-800
Ryanair re-branded as Buzz operating on a Polish Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) is to operate four Polish routes to Dublin on behalf of parent Ryanair DAC for Summer 2020.

Dublin-Gdansk RYR1909/8 x 5 weekly 29 March - 24 October
Dublin-Krakow RYR1902/1 Monday to Satuday 29 March - 24 October
Dublin-Ponzan RYR1975/4 x 5 weekly 29 March - 24 October
Dublin-Warsaw Modlin RYR8012/1 x 5 weekly 29 March - 24 October

Buzz, is a standalone business unit of the Ryanair Group operating both scheduled and charter flights headquartered at Warsaw. Buzz will launch its own website and app in due course.

The airline operates a fleet of 39 Boeing 737-800s increasing to 50 units by Summer 2020 with bases in Budapest, Gdansk, Krakow, Ponzan, Prague, Sofia, Wroclaw and Warsaw Modlin.

On 23rd December Woodys Aeroimages tweeted a picture of the The first Boeing 737-8 200 MAX for Buzz registered SP-RZA painted behind final assembly at Renton.  Subsequently two further aircraft where rolled out of the final assembly SP-RZB, SP-RZC.

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Malta Air to operate Cologne to Ireland West Airport Knock service in Summer 2020

                                                 
EI-DCF Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair 
Malta Air part of Ryanair Holdings Group is to operate Cologne to Ireland West Airport Knock twice weekly for Summer 2020 with effect from 2nd June till 29th September.

The service operates on Tuesday's and Saturday's using Ryanair flight numbers on behalf of Ryanair DAC.

Malta Air will operate a Boeing 737-800 aircraft on the route in Ryanair colours.

Tuesday: RYR8546 departs Cologne 1420 arrives Ireland West Knock 1525
                RYR8547 departs Ireland West Knock 1550 arrives Cologne 1845

Saturday: RYR8546 departs Cologne 1540 arrives Ireland West Knock 1645
                RYR8547 departs Ireland West Knock 1710 arrives Cologne 2045

Malta Air currently operates a fleet of 48 Boeing 737-800 aircraft transferred from parent Ryanair DAC with the six (10 in Summer 2021) aircraft based in Malta to re-branded in Malta Air colours and move Ryanair based aircraft from France, Italy and Germany onto the Malta AOC. In Summer 2020 Malta Air will base four Boeing 737-800 in Vienna airport to operate on behalf of Laudamotion.

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