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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 4 August

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 4 August

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ASL Aviation Group transfers Boeing 737-400(F) to Irish Subsidiary

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                                                                  The ASL Aviation Group has transferred a Boeing 737-476(F) MSN 24435 HA-FAW from it's Hungrian subsidiary ASL Airlines (Hungary) to ASL Airlines (Ireland) as EI-STI. EI-STI Boeing 737-476(F) c/n 24435 ASL Airlines Ireland Position Rzeszów-Milan Malpensa 03/07/21 ex HA-FAW. The aircraft entered revenue on 5th July operating ABR4910/4915 from Milan Malpensa to Basle vv. ASL Airlines (Ireland) operates a fleet of 32 aircraft including ATR72-200/500/600F, Airbus A300-600R(F), Airbus A330-300(P2F), Boeing 737-400(F), Boeing 737-800(BCF). Irish Aviation Research Institute © 1 August 2021 All Rights Reserved

Aer Lingus awarded UK AOC registers first Airbus A330

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                                                                  Aer Lingus (UK) formally received its AOC from the UK CAA on 9 July , clearing the way for the airline to launch operations. EI-ELA Airbus A330-302 MSN 1106 "St Patrick / Padraig" was re-registered as G-EILA to Aer Lingus UK on 5th July at Dublin Airport..  Due to international borders opening later than expected, Aer Lingus (UK) is postponing the start of new transatlantic services between Manchester Airport and New York JFK and Orlando commencing on 30th September, and to Barbados on 20th October. The routes will be operated on a code-share with IAG sister company British Airways. Aer Lingus (UK) headquartered in Belfast City and based in Manchester will operate two A330-300s and one A321NEO-LR's Bridgetown,  New York/JFK and Orlando.  The carrier plans to add Boston in March 2022. Image courtesy of Paul Quinn Irish Aviation Research Institute © 1 August 2021 All Rights Reserved

EI-HGT Boeing 737-8-200 Delivered to Ryanair

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                                                                   Irish budget carrier Ryanair has taken delivery of its sixth Boeing 737-8-200 registered EI-HGP msn 62330.  The aircraft was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin Airport on 16th July as 'Ryanair 82T' arriving 1751 local. The aircraft positioned Dublin to London Stansted as 'Ryanair 44' on 23 July. The aircraft entered revenue service on 25 July as RYR8382/8383 to and from Alicante.  Image courtesy of Ryanair  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 1 August 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 26 July

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 26 July

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Ryanair announces new Zagreb to Dublin winter connection

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                                                                    In a very positive development for the re-building of route connectivity Ryanair has announced a new route from Zagreb to Dublin commencing 2nd December. The Zagreb to Dublin route will operate three times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays operated by an Lauda Europe Airbus A320-200 on behalf of Ryanair DAC. The Ryanair Group will base 3 Lauda Europe Airbus A320-200 aircraft in Zargeb from December operating a total of 24 routes with 62 weekly flights.  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 23 July 2021 All Rights Reserved

First Lauda Europe Airbus A320 visits Belfast City Airport , Plans London Stansted Base

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                                                                   The first visit of a Lauda Europe Airbus A320 to Belfast City Airport took place on Wednesday 21st July as OE-IHH Airbus A320-232 MSN 2502 operated RYR2441/2440 to and from Palma arriving at 1055 local and departed at 1146 local operating on behalf of Ryanair DAC. According to Aviation Direct website Lauda Europe plans to open a new base in London Stansted at the start of IATA Winter season on 31st October with 'Several A320s'.  This will be the third new base for Lauda Europe this year after after Zadar and Zagreb in Croatia.  Lauda Europe is a Maltese low-cost airline a subsidiary of the Ryanair Group operating on behalf of its parent company Ryanair DAC with a fleet of 29 Airbus A320-200 aircraft. Lauda Europe is based in Vienna and recently launched a new base Zadar (1st July) with two Airbus A320s and a new base in Zagreb is to open on 1st September with two Airbus A320s. Irish Aviation Research Institute ©

Aer Lingus applies to US DoT to codeshare with JetBlue Airways

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                                                                  On 21st July Aer Lingus made a formal application to the US Department of Transportation (DoT) to request a statement of authorization to the extent necessary to enable it to display the B6* designator code of its existing codeshare partner, JetBlue Airways Corporation (JetBlue).   Aer Lingus Limited specifically requested authority to display the JetBlue B6* designator code on flights operated by Aer Lingus Limited from any point or points behind any Member State of the European Union via any point or points in any Member State, and via intermediate points to any point or points in the United States and beyond.  Aer Lingus Limited also requested authority to display the JetBlue B6* designator code on flights operated by Aer Lingus Limited between any point or points in the United States and any point or points in any member of the European Common Aviation Area.  Aer Lingus and JetBlue Airways relationship has grown over

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 20 July

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 20 July

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Dublin and Cork Airports Launch New Television Commercial Aimed At Rekindling The Joy of Flying ‘Ready When You Are’

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                                                                   daa, the operator of Dublin and Cork Airports, has launched a new television commercial in advance of the return of non-essential international travel from Monday 19 July. COVID-19 has ensured that it has been a long time since most of the Irish population have flown, so, daa has commissioned the advertisement in support of the Irish aviation sector.  The 30 second commercial is of heart-warming scenes which rekindle the joy of travelling by air again while delivering important reassurances to passengers. The advertisement features several passengers about to take a flight to enjoy some long overdue and emotional reunions. Whether departing from Dublin or Cork Airports for the first time, or perhaps the first time in a long time, the commercial sets out to reassure passengers that daa staff are prepared and organised with the overarching message that ‘when you’re ready to go, we’re ready to help.’ daa Chief Executive Da

Boeing delivers first Boeing 737-8-200 to Malta Air

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                                                                Boeing has delivered the first of ten Boeing 737-8-200 to Ryanair Group carrier Malta Air. The aircraft 9H-VUE msn 65876was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin on Wednesday 14th July as 'Ryanair 82E' landing 1836 local.  The Ryanair Group has now taken delivery of six aircraft with a further 204 due for delivery between now and 2024.  Malta Air will take delivery of a further five aircraft this summer.   Malta Air is a subsidiary of the Ryanair Group. The airline is a fast growing start-up, which commenced operations in June 2019. Malta Air has its headquarters in Malta and operations in Malta, Italy, Germany and France, serving destinations throughout Europe with a fleet of 120 Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Image courtesy of Elevationair Irish Aviation Research Institute © 17 July 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 12 July

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 12 July

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 5 July

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 5 July

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 28 June

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 28 June

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Aer Lingus Airbus A321LR EI-LRF Enters Revenue Service

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                                                                   The sixth Aer Lingus Airbus A321-253NX EI-LRF msn 10264 named "St Gelasius / Giolla Íosa" operated its first revenue service from Dublin to London Heathrow on Thursday 15th July as EIN154/155.  The aircraft had been stored in Dublin since delivery from Hamburg Finkenwerder on 21st June.  The aircraft is in 16 Aer Space business class and 168 economy class configuration and is powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines.  Image courtesy of Damian Bracken  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 16 July 2021 All Rights Reserved

Boeing Delivers fifth Boeing 737-8-200 to Ryanair DAC

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                                                                    Boeing has now delivered five Boeing 737-8-200 aircraft to Irish budget carrier Ryanair DAC (Ireland) with a further 205 aircraft to be delivered to the Ryanair Group up to December 2024 in a contract valued at $22 Billion at list prices. The aircraft registered as EI-HGR msn 65881 was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin on 9th July as 'Ryanair 82R' touching down at 1835 local. In an interview with AINOnline Ryanair Group CEO Michael O'Leary has described the initial performance of the Boeing 737 Max 8-200 as “fantastic”. Read interview here . Irish Aviation Research Institute © 10 July 2021 All Rights Reserved

EI-HGP Boeing 737-8-200 Delivered to Ryanair

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                                                                   Irish budget carrier Ryanair has taken delivery of its fourth Boeing 737-8-200 registered EI-HGP msn 62330.  The aircraft was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin Airport on 7th July as 'Ryanair 82P' arriving 1811 local. Image courtesy of Ryanair  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 10 July 2021 All Rights Reserved

EI-HGO Boeing 737-8-200 Delivered to Ryanair

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                                                                 Irish budget carrier Ryanair has taken delivery of its third Boeing 737-8-200 registered EI-HGO msn 65879. The aircraft was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin Airport on  the 1st July  'Ryanair 82O' arriving 1842 local. According to Flightradar24 the aircraft operated to and from Milan Bergamo on 8-9th July in connection with a publicly event for the aircraft with Ryanair DAC CEO Eddie Wilson. Ryanair announced it will base an Boeing 737-8-200 aircraft in Milan Bergamo in an investment valued at $100 million from 20th July launching seven new European routes in total operating 105 routes with 600 weekly flights.  Image courtesy of Ryanair  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 10 July 2021 All Rights Reserved

EI-HEZ Boeing 737-8-200 Delivered to Ryanair

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                                                                  Irish budget carrier Ryanair has taken delivery of its second Boeing 737-8-200 registered EI-HEZ. The aircraft was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin Airport on 18th June as 'Ryanair 82Z' landing 1804 local. According to Flightradar24 the aircraft operated its first revenue service on 25th June from Dublin Airport to London as Ryanair 202 departing 0636 local. Image courtesy of Sean Flynn Irish Aviation Research Institute © 10 July 2021 All Rights Reserved

Aer Lingus Airbus A321LR EI-LRG Enters Revenue Service

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                                                                   The seventh Aer Lingus Airbus A321-253NX EI-LRG msn 10291 named "St Concord / Conchobhar" operated its first revenue service from Dublin to London Heathrow on Saturday 3rd July as EIN154/155.  The aircraft had been stored in Dublin since delivery from Hamburg Finkenwerder on the 1st April.  According to Flightradar24 the aircraft performed a local test flight on Sunday 1st Sunday.  The aircraft is in 16 Aer Space business class and 168 economy class configuration and is powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines.  The aircraft is due to become G-EILG with Aer Lingus (UK) subsidiary.  Image courtesy of Elevationair Irish Aviation Research Institute © 10 July 2021 All Rights Reserved

First Ryanair Boeing 737-8-200 EI-HEN touches down in Dublin

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                                                                Irish budget carrier Ryanair has taken delivery of the first of 210 Boeing 737-8-200 aircraft on order in contract valued at valued at over $22 billion at list pricing. The first aircraft registered EI-HEN Boeing 737-8-200 msn 62301 callsign 'Ryanair 82MO' was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin on Wednesday 16th June touching down 1759 local. The aircraft operated its first revenue on 23rd June from Dublin to London Stansted as RYR272 to be based in Stansted.   The Boeing 737 8-200 aircraft is fitted with 197 economy class seats 4% more than the 737-800 with the airframe is 2.2 meters longer than the A320neo. The aircraft will be configured with Boeing Sky Interior,  LED lighting and larger pivoting overhead stowage bins delivering 16% lower fuel consumption per seat than the 737-800 aircraft with 5% lower operating costs than 737 MAX 8. Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary said “We are delighted to take delivery of our first n

Ryanair announces new Dublin to Agadir route

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                                                                    Irish budget carrier Ryanair to is launch a new route from Dublin to Agadir, Morocco commencing 5th November operating twice weekly on Fridays and Sundays using Boeing 737-800 aircraft. According to the Ryanair online booking engine the flight will be operated by an Agadir based aircraft.  This will be Ryanair's second Moroccan route from Dublin with carrier operating to Marrakesh twice weekly from 18th July. Ryanair is filing an market opportunity following Air Arabia ceasing operations on the Dublin route on 2nd November 2020. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 3 July All Rights Reserved

Aer Lingus Airbus A321LR EI-LRF Delivered

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                                                             Aer Lingus has taken delivery of its eighth and final Airbus A321LR leased from Air Lease. The aircraft registered EI-LRF msn 10264 named "St Gelasius / Giolla Íosa" was delivered Hamburg Finkenwerder to Dublin on 21st June as 'EIN2395' landing 1712 local. The aircraft is configurated in 16 Aer Space business class and 168 economy class layout  powered by CFM International LEAP-1A33 engines. Aer Lingus has a total fleet of eight Airbus A321LR's in its fleet all leased from Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The Airbus A321LR variant provides extended range for the A320neo Family’s longest fuselage version, able to fly routes of up to 4,000 nm by utilising extra fuel in three Additional Centre Tanks (ACTs). Image courtesy of Damian Bracken  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 3 July All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 21 June

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 21 June

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 14 June

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 14 June

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Pilatus PC-24 visits Ireland on demonstration tour

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                                                                   The Swiss aircraft manufacturer Pilatus Flugzeugwerke Ag and its Irish distributor Oriens Aviation have showcased the brand-new PC-24 Twin Jet demonstrator aircraft in Cork, Dublin-Weston and Waterford airports over 10-11th June. This flagship aircraft registered HB-VQQ MSN 226 , often called the Super Versatile Jet for its unique ability to land on short and unimproved runways features touchscreen controls  in the cockpit, state of the art Advanced Cockpit Environment (ACE) with the latest enhancements on the avionics and upgraded controls for the cabin seats, designed in collaboration with the BWM Designworks. Pilatus have delivered more than 100 PC-24s to date and the fleet has clocked up over 33,500 hours. The aircraft has a capacity of 11 passengers with maximum payload of 2,500lb with a range of 2,000 nautical miles with an operating ceiling of 45,000ft. The aircraft is certified to operate from paved and unpaved

Emirates appoints Eimear McDonald as new cargo manager for Ireland

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                                                                   Gulf global connector carrier Emirates has appointed one of the country’s most experienced air cargo professionals to the role of cargo manager for Ireland. Eimear McDonald will head up the Emirates SkyCargo division in the Irish market at a time when cargo is playing an increasingly important role in the airline’s business.   Jeffrey Van Haeften, VP Cargo Commercial Europe & Global Sales of Emirates SkyCargo said “As markets open up and our schedules build back to pre-Covid-19 levels, our Irish cargo division will continue to play a vital role in our business, which is good news for our customers, shippers and the Irish economy as a whole. The appointment of Eimear McDonald is a move that strengthens our highly experienced team on the ground in Ireland, which is led by country manager, Enda Corneille. She has exceptional expertise in the air cargo sector and will be a fantastic asset to our business, and our custom

Second Airbus A330-300 arrives in Ireland West Airport Knock

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                                                                   On Saturday 22 May A7-AEC Airbus A330-302 MSN 659 Qatar Airways QTR3254 arrived in Ireland West Airport Knock at 1002 local direct from Doha parking on Eirtrade Aviation ramp. The aircraft A7-AEA and A7-AEC have been registered as VP-CNV and VP-CNW respectively. EirTrade Aviation has carried out airframe disassembly on Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Airbus A321, Airbus A380-800, Boeing 737 Classic, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 757-200 aircraft types at Ireland West Airport Knock (IWAK) since the facility opened in 2013.  Image courtesy of Ireland West Airport Knock Irish Aviation Research Institute © 13 June 2021 All Rights Reserved

Italian carrier Neos adds two new Irish registered Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to fleet

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                                                                   Neos an Italian leisure airline, has taken delivery of two Boeing 737 MAX aircraft on the Irish registry EI-RZC and EI-RZD. The carrier now operates a total of four Irish registered 737 MAX's. This week on 8-9 June the two aircraft EI-RZC msn 62872 and EI-RZD msn 43582 where delivered Boeing Field to Glasgow for a fuel stop before departure to Neo's base in Milan Malpensa. The NEOS fleet is composed of six Boeing 737-800 , four Boeing 737-8 and six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.  The airline has bases at Bologna, Milan Malpensa, and Verona from all of which it operates daily regular flights and charter flights. Image courtesy of Neos Irish Aviation Research Institute © 13 June 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 9 June

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 9 June

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Hungarian Air Force Airbus A319 visits Dublin Airport

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                                                                   On Tuesday 25th May an Hungarian Air Force Airbus A319-112 '604' callsign Hungarian Air Force 608" visited Dublin Airport on an diplomatic flight from Budapest. The aircraft was build in 2008 and delivered to Air Berlin as D-ABGM and in 2009 was re-registered as HB-IOX. In 2017 the aircraft was de-registered as D-ABGM. In 2017 the aircraft was registered as 9H-AGM to Ceska Letecka Servisni (CLS) and was delivered to the Hungarian Air Force in January 2018. The Hungarian Air Force operate two Airbus A319-100 aircraft numbered '604' and '605'. Image courtesy of Elevationair Irish Aviation Research Institute © 6 June 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 1 June

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 1 June

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 24 May

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 24 May

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2-EATA ATR72-600 Silver Airways delivered over Dublin Airport

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                                                                                                                                     Silver Airways is the first North American operator of the ATR72-600 which positions itself as “America’s leading independent airline” based in Fort Lauderdale delivered an ATR72-600 through Dublin last month. The aircraft 2-EATA MSN ATR72-212A(600) MSN 1038 between 8-13 April routed  Toulouse Francazal-Glasgow-Dublin-Keflavik-Narsarsuaq-Goose Bay-Montréalto its Fort Lauderdale Base.  The aircraft was formerly operated by Nordica as ES-ATA and operated a series to flights to Dublin on behalf of Loganair in February 2019. The aircraft entered service on 13th May operating Fort Lauderdale to Orlando then a return sector to Huntsville before returning to its Fort Lauderdale base. Image courtesy of Elevationair Irish Aviation Research Institute © 22 May 2021 All Rights Reserved

Israir Airbus A320-200 operates Dublin charter flight series

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                                                                   4X-ABG Airbus A320-232 MSN 4413 Israir has operated a series of Dublin Airport charter flights this week to and from Tel Aviv on 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd May. Israir Airlines Ltd. more commonly referred to as Israir, is headquartered in Tel Aviv. The carrier operates charter,  domestic scheduled and air taxi flights from Eilat and Tel Aviv and international charter services from to Europe and Asia. The carrier is Israel's third-largest airline after El Al and Arkia Israel Airlines. The carrier operates a fleet of four Airbus A320-200's and 3 ATR72-500's. Image courtesy of Elevationair Irish Aviation Research Institute © 22 May 2021 All Rights Reserved

Islamic Republic Of Iran Airbus A321-200 EP-IGD visits Dublin Airport

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                                                                   On Tuesday 18th May EP-IGD Airbus A321-231 MSN 1202 Islamic Republic Of Iran 'Iran 05' operated by Meraj Airlines landed in Dublin Airport at 1956 local on runway 28 from Rome Ciampino overnighting departing 1647 next day to Vienna. On the final leg of an European Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif  held talks on issues of mutual interest with Irish President Michael D. Higgins and Minister of Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney reviewed bilateral, regional and international issues during his trip to Dublin. Iran is interested in establishing political and economic consultations with Ireland especially over agricultural, information technology, science and technology fields. This aircraft was delivered in 2000 to UK carrier Monarch Airlines as G-OZBD and in 2003 was Irish registered as EI-DBS to Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (SALE) and later became I-LIVC with Italian carrier Livingston.  In 2004 th

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 17 May

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 17 May

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