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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 10 February

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 10 February: http://bit.ly/2OFatkM

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 10 February

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 10 February: http://bit.ly/37eUikD 

Northern Ireland looks to grow air connectivity

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                                                  Belfast City Airport  On the 9th January it was announced a deal to restore devolved government in Northern Ireland had been reached between the political parties. The deal, entitled "New Decade, New Approach". Annex B of New Decade, New Approach outlines Irish Government Commitments to improving North-South air connectivity working in partnership with the Northern Ireland Executive and the UK Government adding "The Irish Government also intends to take forward a review of the potential for Government support to renewed viable air routes from Cork to Belfast and Dublin to Derry, working with the UK Government and Northern Ireland Executive to deliver improved connections as a priority". Interestingly no reference was made to re-establish air connectivity with North America following the closure of routes from Belfast International to New York and Boston post withdrawal of Norwegian Airlines and United Airli

Cityjet Ends Sukhoi SSJ100 Operations

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                                                  Cityjet Sukhoi SSJ100 aircraft stored Shannon Airport  Irish ACMI/Wet-lease specialist Cityjet has ended operational involvement with the Sukhoi SSJ100 following the departure of EI-FWF (MSN 95118) from Shannon Airport to Belgrade on 13 February. The four pervoius SSJ100s departed the over proceeding months to Belgrade and Venice respectively.   According to NLSPOT Spotters List November 19 EI-FWB (MSN 95108) was ferried Shannon to Belgrade under the ownership of Superjet International. Two of the aircraft EI-FWB (MSN 95108) and EI-FWD (MSN 95105) where ferried from Shannon to Belgrade. JAT Tehnika became Europe’s first maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) to win approval for the line and base maintenance of the Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft, having secured EASA Part 145 approval for the type on 12 November.  One aircraft EI-FWA (MSN 95102) departed to Venice to Superjet International where the manufacture has located

Laudamotion adds 24th Airbus A320-200 aircraft

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                                                    Laudamotion Airbus A320-200 Laudamotion (Lauda) has taken delivery of its 24th Airbus A320-200 OE-LMI according to German aviation website Skyliner Aviation formerly operated by Philippine Airlines as RP-C8616. OE-LMI was previously allocated on Austrian registry to an MD83 operated by Mapjet. Over 12 and 13th February the aircraft routed Delivered Manila-Clark International-Bandaranaike International-Muscat International-Cairo International to its new home base in Vienna. According to Planespotters the aircraft is leased is from GECAS. In Summer 2020 the carrier's fleet is planned to grow to 38 Airbus A320 aircraft read here Irish Aviation Research Institute © 15 February 2020 All Rights Reserved.