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Norse Atlantic Airways places Boeing 787-9 on Irish Register

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                                                                  Norse Atlantic Airways placed a Boeing 787-9 EI-HAI msn 38789 on the Irish registry at Shannon Airport on 15 December named "Rago". In due course the aircraft is to be-registered as LN-FNE. The aircraft was formerly registered as G-CKWD to Norwegian Air UK.  Norse plans to start commercial operation in spring 2022 with the first flights connecting Oslo to select cities in the U.S. Norse Atlantic Airways CEO & founder Bjørn Tore Larsen said "We believe that transatlantic travel will resume with full force once the pandemic is behind us. People will want to explore new destinations, visit friends and family and travel for business. Norse will be there to offer attractive and affordable flights on our more environmentally friendly Dreamliners to both the leisure and cost-conscious business traveller," Norse’s planned fleet of aircraft consists of 15 Boeing 787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliners. The next delive

Aer Lingus and Emerald Airlines to Connect 11 North American Destinations via DUB HUB

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                                                                  Aer Lingus and Emerald Airlines have announced details of the commencement of Aer Lingus Regional flights. The flights operated under a franchise agreement by Emerald Airlines will commence on 17th March as Aer Lingus Regional. Today’s announcement will result in Emerald Airlines flying over 340 flights per week across 11 routes using ATR72-600 aircraft. The commencement of the Aer Lingus Regional routes operated by Emerald Airlines will greatly increase connectivity between the UK, Ireland and the US, and accelerates Aer Lingus’s strategy to expand Dublin Airport as a hub airport. The carrier will operate high-frequency routes, including Dublin-Edinburgh and Dublin-Glasgow, will be served up to 4 times daily. The announcement sees the re-establishment of services to regional points across the U.K including Newquay Cornwall, Exeter, and Isle of Man. Emerald Airlines will be the only airline offering these services from I

EI-GZE, EI-GZF Boeing 737 MAX 8's delivered to Aeromexico

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                                                                 Aeromexico has added a further two Irish registered Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft to its fleet. Dublin based aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital confirmed the deliveries in a press released dated 15 December announcing the delivery of a further four (4) Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft (MSN 42841, MSN 42839, MSN 63974 and MSN 42842) each equipped with two (2) CFM LEAP-1B27 engines. German aviation website Skyliner Aviation reported EI-GZE Boeing 737-8 msn 42842 Aeromexico was delivered Boeing Field to Mexico City on 15th December and sistership EI-GZF Boeing 737-8 msn 63974 was delivered Boeing Field to Mexico City on 13th December. Aeromexico operates five Irish registered Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft EI-GZA (msn 42837), EI-GZB (msn 42839), EI-GZC (msn 42841), EI-GZE (msn 42842) and EI-GZF (msn 63974). Planespotters reports the carrier is to take deliver of a further two Irish registered 737-8 MAX EI-GZG msn 63976 originally built f

Aer Lingus re-connects Ireland to Silicon Valley with San Francisco route

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                                                                  Aer Lingus has reinstated its key San Francisco route from Dublin as part of its DUB-HUB strategy, a key route for 250 Silicon Valley companies based in Ireland from Sunday 12th December using Airbus A330-300 aircraft.  The first service EIN960 was operated by EI-EIM Airbus A330-302 msn 1950 departing 1233 local arriving San Francisco 1528 local. The return sector EIN60 departed 2040 arriving Dublin 1342 local next day. The San Francisco route operates four times weekly up to 20th March increasing to a daily service effective from 27th Mach 2022. San Francis becomes the eighth North Atlantic gateway to be restored from Aer Lingus Dublin Airport DUB-HUB network. Aer Lingus Chief Customer Officer, Susanne Carberry said “The re-start of our direct service from Dublin to San Francisco means that we can once again connect families, friends and businesses with the West Coast of the United States. This is an important milestone

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 20 December

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 20 December

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 14 December

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 14 December

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SE-RYH Boeing 737 MAX 8 Norwegian departs Dublin Airport after storage

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                                                                    SE-RYH Boeing 737 MAX 8 msn 64992 Norwegian named "Tycho Brahe" departed Dublin Airport to Bergen (BGO) on Saturday 11 December 2021 as 'NAX8901' at 0828 local after storage following the 737 MAX fleet global grounding on 12 March 2019. The aircraft formerly registered as EI-FYH was delivered Boeing Field to Shannon on 27 June 2018. The aircraft took an unusual route on departure according to Flightradar24 routing over the North West of Ireland into North Atlantic ocean prior to turning over Faroe Islands before routing direct to destination arriving 1222 local. The airline announced 1st December it entered into agreement to lease two Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft with lease term for each aircraft is for nine years commencing in 2022. The agreement includes ‘power-by-the-hour’ (PBH) arrangements.  Image Credit: Norwegian  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 11 December December 2021 All Rights Reserved

Ryanair re-launches Nuremberg base with Dublin new destination

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                                                                  Ryanair has announced its re-establishing Nuremberg base two years after closure with two based Boeing 737-800 based aircraft operating a total of 27 routes with 85 weekly flights. Nuremberg Director Michael Hupe said "The newly stationed Ryanair aircraft will significantly enrich the route network at Nuremberg Airport. The balanced mix of European city connections, tourist destinations around the Mediterranean and family visits to Central and Eastern Europe opens up a wide range of options for planning your travel next summer". Ryanair DAC CEO Eddie Wilson said "We are delighted to be investing in Nuremberg airport at a time when the German Govt is abandoning its regional airports in favour of legacy airlines and major airports. Efficient operations and competitive airport charges provide the foundation from which Ryanair can deliver long-term traffic growth and increased connectivity. We worked closely w

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 6 December

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 6 December

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Aer Lingus reconnects Dublin to Warsaw Chopin for Christmas Season

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                                                                   Aer Lingus to is to re-connect Dublin Airport to Warsaw Chopin to meet peak Christmas season demand on the route from 11th December 2021 to 8th January 2022 , operating twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays using Airbus A320 aircraft. EIN362 departs Dublin Airport 1445 arrives Warsaw Chopin 1835 EIN363 departs Warsaw Chopin 1935 arrives Dublin Airport 2135 LOT Polish Airlines operates Warsaw to Dublin four times weekly and Ryanair Dublin to Warsaw Modlin six times weekly.  Aer Lingus previously served Dublin to Warsaw Chopin for many years. According to anna.aero the carrier had 137,000 seats on the route with a once-daily, year-round offering in 2010 . Irish Aviation Research Institute © 4 December 2021 All Rights Reserved

Ryanair Group adds 10 new Boeing 737 MAX as fleet grows to 35 aircraft

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                                                           The Ryanair Group added a further 10 new Boeing 737-8200 MAX aircraft to its fleet in November. Malta Air took the largest number of number of deliveries within the group with five aircraft in Ryanair colours.  The Ryanair Group took delivery of its first aircraft in June 2021, and to date has 35 aircraft. The aircraft are delivered to Dublin for post delivery modifications prior to positioning to its European bases in Bologna, London Stansted, Krakow, Milan Bergamo, Milan Malpensa and Warsaw Modlin for entry into service.  EI-HAY  Boeing 737-8200 c/n 65079 Ryanair Delivered Thursday 18th November EI-HAW  Boeing 737-8200 c/n 65078 Ryanair Delivered Tuesday 16th November EI-HAX  Boeing 737-8200 c/n 65080 Ryanair  Delivered Saturday 13th November SP-RZD Boeing 737-8200 c/n 62319 Buzz Delivered Wednesday 10th November SP-RZH Boeing 737-8200 c/n 62322 Buzz Delivered Wednesday 24th November 9H-VUH  Boeing 737-8200 c/n 62303 Malta Ai

Air Astana adds first new Irish Registered Airbus A321LR EI-KGG

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                                                                  Air Astana has taken delivery of its first new Irish registered Airbus A321LR EI-KGG msn 10421 ex D-AVZQ  the aircraft arrived at Nur- Sultan International Airport from the Airbus in Hamburg on Friday 3rd December.  President & CEO of Air Astana Peter Foster said "With its improved range, lower emissions and outstanding two-class configuration, including a 16 lie-flat seat Business Class cabin, the aircraft has proven to be immensely popular with customers and crews alike." The Airbus A321LR is powered by the Pratt & Whitney PW1133G, which reduce fuel consumption by 20%, maintenance costs by 5%, carbon emissions by 20% and noise levels by 50% compared with Boeing 757-200. The Airbus A321LR is configured with 16 lie-flat seats in Business class and 150 seats in Economy class, with all seats equipped with individual screens.  The Airbus A321LR fleet operates across the airline’s international network, wit

G-EIRH Airbus A321LR Aer Lingus UK positions to Manchester as New York JFK commences

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                                                                   Skyliner Aviation reported G-EIRH Airbus A321-253NX msn 10319 Aer Lingus UK was registered at Dublin on 30th November formerly EI-LRH. The aircraft positioned Dublin to Manchester on 2nd December as EUK980 prior to entry to service next day as as EUK9VK/44 to and from New York JFK. The first New York JFK on 1st December was operated by G-EILA Airbus A330-302 msn 1106 as EIN9VK/44. Aer Lingus Chief Strategy and Planning Officer Reid Moody said “Today marks a very important day for Aer Lingus, as we launch our first flights from the UK to the United States as we recover and expand our transatlantic network. It also marks another momentous moment for our new services from Manchester direct to the US, with flights to Orlando set to depart on their inaugural service on 11th December. Our New York and Orlando routes follow the launch of our new direct flights to Barbados on 20th October, which will run until April 2022, befor

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 29 November

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 29 November

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EI-HEN Boeing 737-8200 Ryanair Positions to Dublin to Funchal for new base announcement

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                                                                 On Tuesday 22rd November Ryanair's Boeing 737-8200 msn 62301 positioned from Dublin to Funchal (FNC) using its registration as callsign for formal new base announcement next day. According to Flightradar24 the aircraft departed Dublin 1331 local arriving Funchal (FNC)1647 local.  The aircraft returned to Dublin next day arriving 1709 local using its registration as callsign prior to returning to London Stansted (STN) base as RYR820 later same evening.  The aircraft operated London Stansted (STN) to Dublin as RYR271 on 20th November and  on 21st November operated Dublin to Faro (FAO) RYR7032/3 and Dublin (DUB) to Lisbon (LIS) RYR7138/7. Ryanair announced the opening of its fifth base in Portugal at Funchal  on 23rd November with 2 Boeing 737-800 aircraft, representing an investment of $200m operating 40 weekly flights operating 10 new routes to Brussels Charleroi, Dublin, Lisbon, London Stansted, Manchester, Marseille

Aer Lingus re-connects Ireland to Sunshine State with Orlando route

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                                                                   Aer Lingus restoration of its Dublin North Atlantic Hub continues on a phased basis with carrier resuming its Dublin to Orlando route with effect from Saturday 26th November using Airbus A330-300 aircraft operating three times.  Aer Lingus Executive Vice-President US Bill Byrne said "We are so happy to be flying to the US from Dublin again, and this weekend we can once again connect families, friends and businesses to Florida. Flying to Orlando is an important step in the resumption or our services and will no doubt be very meaningful to those people with connections to the Sunshine State."  The first service was operated by EI-FNH msn 1744 EIN120 (ATC Callsign EIN1ER) departing Dublin 1232 local arriving Orlando 1605 local. The return sector EIN120 departed Orlando 1946 local arriving into Dublin 0832 local.  Orlando becomes the seventh North Atlantic gateway to be restored from Aer Lingus Dublin Airport Hub.

KLM Airlines introduces Embraer 195-E2 on selected Amsterdam-Dublin services

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                                                                   Dutch carrier KLM Airlines has introduced its new Embraer 195-E2 aircraft on selected services on its Amsterdam to Dublin route operated by its Cityhopper subsidiary. The Embraer 195-E2 is in a three class 132 seat configuration with special mood lighting, ergonomically designed seats, extra legroom, USB connections and bigger baggage bins. The first Embraer 195-E2 was PH-NXA msn 19020045 on Saturday 20th November operating KLM933/934 followed by PH-NXB msn19020047  KLM933/934 on Friday 26th November and PH-NXD msn 19020054 KLM933/934 today Saturday 27th November.  The new aircraft will enable KLM Cityhopper to accommodate growing passenger demand without increasing flight frequency and replace existing Boeing 737-700 and Embraer 175/ 190 aircraft as part of KLM’s initiative Fly Responsibly. Managing Director KLM Cityhopper Warner Rootliep said “Not only is the 195-E2 an economically attractive aircraft, it also fits pe

Aeromexico adds trio of Irish Registered Boeing 737-8 MAX Aircraft

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                                                                  Mexican carrier Aeromexico recently added a trio of Irish registered Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to its fleet. EI-GZA Boeing 737-8 msn 42837 was delivered Boeing Field to Mexico City on 17th November, this aircraft was originally destined for Norwegian Air Sweden as SE-RTD. EI-GZB Boeing 737-8 msn 42839 was delivered Boeing Field to Mexico City on 23rd November, this aircraft too like its sistership EI-GZA was originally destined for Norwegian Air Sweden as SE-RTF. EI-GZC Boeing 737-8 msn 42841 was delivered Boeing Field to Mexico City on 20th November, this aircraft too like its sistership's was originally destined for Norwegian Air Sweden as SE-RTH and was in storage registered as N5573P. Last April Aeromexico reached agreement to increase its fleet with twenty-four (24) new Boeing 737 aircraft, including B737-8 and B737-9 MAX and four (4) 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft as part of the airline's restructured agreements

Aer Lingus re-connects Dublin to Newark

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                                                                   Aer Lingus continues to gradually rebuild its Dublin North Atlantic Hub with effect from Sunday 14th November the carrier has resumed operations on Dublin to Newark route becoming the sixth gateway to be served from Dublin. The service will operate daily up to 9th January 2022 then reduces to five times weekly till 12th March then resumes daily service prior to the busy St Patrick's festival and start of IATA summer scheduled 31st March 2022. The first service EIN101 was operated by EI-LRA Airbus A321-253NX MSN 8887 departing Dublin at 1321 local. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 27 November 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 22 November

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 22 November

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Ryanair Group added six Boeing 737-8200 to fleet October

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                                                            The Ryanair Group added six Boeing 737-8200 aircraft in October with deliverers to subsidiaries to Buzz (Poland), Malta Air and Ryanair DAC. 9H-VUO  Boeing 737-8200 c/n 65884 Malta Air Delivered Tuesday 26th October. 9H-VUN   Boeing 737-8200 c/n 65886 Malta Air Delivered Friday 22nd October. SP-RZA Boeing 737-8200 c/n 62314 Buzz Delivered Wednesday 20th October. 9H-VUL Boeing 737-8200 c/n 62332 Malta Air Delivered  Saturday 16th October. 9H-VUM  Boeing 737-8200 c/n 65084 Malta Air Delivered  Wednesday 13th October. SP-RZB Boeing 737-8200 c/n 62313 Buzz Delivered Friday 1st October. Image Credit: Ryanair  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 20 November 2021 All Rights Reserved

EI-DYM Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair DAC Transferred to Ryanair UK as G-RUKG

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                                                                            The Ryanair Group has completed the transfer of EI-DYM Boeing 737-8AS msn 36575 Ryanair DAC to Ryanair UK as G-RUKG on 12th November at London Stansted. EI-DYM was delivered to Ryanair DAC on 30th May 2008.  The aircraft operated its last flight for Ryanair DAC on 9nd November as RYR2699 from Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) to London Stansted (STN). Ryanair UK is a  low-cost airline based at Stansted airport it commenced operations in March 2019 operating a fleet of seven Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The airline is the UK subsidiary of the low-cost Irish airline group Ryanair Holdings, and a sister airline to Ryanair DAC, Buzz and Malta Air.  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 20 November 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 15 November

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 15 November

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 8 November

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 8 November

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Air Astana Registers first Embraer E190-E2 in Ireland

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                                                                   Kazakhstan's Air Astana has registered the first of its five Embraer 190-E2 aircraft in Ireland as part of the partnership agreement between the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and Kazakh Civil Aviation Authority .  P4-KHA Embraer E190-E2 msn 19020012 was re-registered as EI-KHA at Almaty International on 20th October. The aircraft is painted in special "Snow Leopard" colours. The aircraft is in a two class configuration with 12 business and 96 economy class seats powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1919G engines. The Air Astana fleet consists of Boeing 767, Airbus A320, Airbus A320neo, Airbus A321, Airbus A321neo, A321neo LR, and Embraer E190-E2 aircraft.  Air Astana is a joint venture owned by the Samruk Kazyna Wealth Fund (51%) and BAE Systems PLC (49%).  Image Credit: Air Astana  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 6 November 2021 All Rights Reserved

Lauda Europe operates Belfast International charter flights

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                                                                   Ryanair ACMI carrier Lauda Europe operated two Belfast International charter flights during October for sporting events held in Belfast. This was the first operation of the airline to Belfast International during the summer the carrier operated a once-off flight from Belfast City Airport to Palma operating for Ryanair. 9H-LOT Airbus A320-232 msn 2522 (RYR335/334)operated a charter on 8th October from Venice Treviso for an Ulster vs Benetton Treviso in United Rugby Championship 2022 league. The aircraft positioned from and to Vienna to Venice Treviso as LDA333/336. Interestingly RYR335/4 is a flight number used on Ryanair's London Luton to Dublin route. 9H-LOR Airbus A320-214 msn 3206 (LDA9071/9072) operated a charter from Vienna on 24th October for Austria women's national football team for World Cup qualifier at Crusaders’ Seaview stadium returning to Vienna on 27th October. The Lauda Europe website states the

Ryanair Group takes delivery of seven Boeing 737-8200 aircraft in September

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                                                                  The Ryanair Group took delivery of seven Boeing 737-8200 aircraft in September with deliveries to subsidiaries to Buzz (Poland), Malta Air and Ryanair DAC. The first Boeing 737-8200 was delivered to Buzz on Friday 3rd September. Buzz is due to receive a total of 15 Boeing 737-8-200's from Ryanair's group order of 210 aircraft. Malta Air is due to receive a total of 17 Boeing 737-8-200's from Ryanair's group order of 210 aircraft. 9H-VUK   Boeing 737-8200 c/n 62321 Malta Air Delivered Friday 24 September in Ryanair colours registration EI-HGI not taken up 9H-VUG  Boeing 737-8200 c/n 65077 Malta Air Delivered Thursday 21 September in Ryanair colours registration EI-HAV not taken up EI-HGG   Boeing 737-8200 c/n 62316 Ryanair Delivered Thursday 16 September EI-HAT    Boeing 737-8200 c/n 65076 Ryanair Delivered Tuesday 15 September SP-RZC    Boeing 737-8200 c/n 62315 Buzz Delivered Wednesday 8th September SP-R

EI-DLJ Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair DAC Transferred to Ryanair UK as G-RUKF

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                                                                   The Ryanair Group has completed the transfer of EI-DLJ Boeing 737-8AS msn 33417 Ryanair DAC to Ryanair UK as G-RUKF on 4th November at London Stansted. EI-DLJ was delivered to Ryanair DAC on 28th March 2006.  The aircraft operated its last flight for Ryanair DAC on 2nd November as RYR2437 from Krakow (KRK) to London Stansted (STN). Ryanair UK is a  low-cost airline based at Stansted airport it commenced operations in March 2019 operating a fleet of six Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The airline is the UK subsidiary of the low-cost Irish airline group Ryanair Holdings, and a sister airline to Ryanair DAC, Buzz and Malta Air.  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 6 November 2021 All Rights Reserved

Ryanair launches new Agadir to Dublin connection

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                                                           Irish Budget carrier Ryanair has launched a new route from its Agadir Base to Dublin effective from Sunday 18th October operating twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays. The inaugural service (RYR3995/3994) was operated by EI-EKR Boeing 737-8AS msn 38503. ONMT General Manager Adel El Fakir said "Ryanair has been a long-time partner of the Morocco destination and plays a key role in our system aimed at increasing point-to-point air connections between the kingdom and the world." Ryanair DAC CEO Eddie Wilson stated "We are proud to announce the upcoming opening of our third Moroccan base. For us, this has been a historic partnership since our first flight to Agadir in 2008 and we are happy to contribute to the development of this region as a leading winter destination."  Ryanair signed a strategic agreement with ONMT in July to open a new base in Agadir with two Boeing 737-800's operating 25 routes creating 6

Antonov Trio at Shannon Airport 27th October 2021

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                                                                  Another historic day for Irish Aviation occurred at Shannon Airport on Wednesday 27th October as the airport hosted a trio of Antonov aircraft reminiscent of the past Aeroflot days when significant Russian activity with Ilyushin and Tupolev aircraft on transit stops and painting visits. The three aircraft to visit UR-CQD An-26B msn 10101 Vulkan Air on transit stop en-route from Madrid to the United States to undertake a contract. UR-82007 An-124 msn 19530501005 Antonov Design Bureau 'ADB3995' arrived from Dubai World Centre (DWC) departing next day to Huntsville (HSV), Alabama. UR-82060 Antonov An-225 Mriya msn 13102 Antonov Design Bureau 'ADB3982' arrived from Tianjin via Almaty with a shipment of Christmas trees and decorations for Irish retailer  Dunnes Stores Shannon Airport Operations & Commercial Director Niall Maloney said "With a wingspan wider than the Croke Park pitch and, from nose to

EI-FYE Boeing 737-8 Norwegian Air International Ferried Edinburgh to Oslo Gardermoen

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                                                                                EI-FYE Boeing 737-8 msn 42827 Norwegian Air International named 'Sojourner Truth' was ferried Edinburgh to Oslo Gardermoen on Thursday 28th October as 'IBK1A' arriving 1526 local after storage since March 2019. The aircraft was delivered Boeing Field to Oslo Gardermoen on 1st August 2017. Its sistership SE-RYK Boeing 737-8 msn 42826 Norwegian Air Sweden was ferried Lleida/Alguaire to Bergen on Friday 29th October reported Skyliner Aviation. This aircraft was formely registered as EI-FYC. Image Credit: Norwegian Airlines  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 1st November 2021 All Rights Reserved

EI-DPM Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair DAC Transferred to Ryanair UK as G-RUKH

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                                                                   The Ryanair Group has completed the transfer of EI-DPM Boeing 737-8AS msn 33618 Ryanair DAC to Ryanair UK as G-RUKH on 28th October at London Stansted. EI-DPM was delivered to Ryanair DAC on 5th March 2007.  The aircraft operated its last flight for Ryanair DAC on 25th October as RYR8165 from Malaga (AGP) to London Stansted (STN). Ryanair UK is a  low-cost airline based at Stansted airport it commenced operations in March 2019 operating a fleet of five Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The airline is the UK subsidiary of the low-cost Irish airline group Ryanair Holdings, and a sister airline to Ryanair DAC, Buzz and Malta Air.  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 30 October 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 26 October

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 26 October

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EI-SIC Airbus A320neo SAS Ireland restored to Irish Registry

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                                                                   The SAS Airlines Group is progressively re-transferring Airbus A320neo's from its mainline carrier SAS Airlines to SAS Airlines Ireland (Scandinavian Airlines Connect).  SE-DYM Airbus A320-251N msn 7979 was restored to the Irish register on 29th October at Stockholm Arlanda as EI-SIC The aircraft positioned 29th October Stockholm Arlanda to Copenhagen as SL9190. The aircraft first service Copenhagen (CPH) to Faro (FAO) as SAS2823. SAS Ireland will establish a base at Copenhagen Airport at the beginning of 2022 this will be a lower cost carrier focused on competitive leisure routes using Airbus A320neo aircraft. Scandinavian Airlines Connect Ltd, also known as SAS Ireland or SAIL, is an Irish subsidiary of Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), and by extension SAS Group. Image courtesy of SAS Airlines. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 30 October 2021 All Rights Reserved

G-EIDY Airbus A330-302 Aer Lingus UK positions to Manchester as new Barbados service commences

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                                                                   G-EIDY Airbus A330-302 msn 1025 Aer Lingus UK positioned Dublin to Manchester on Monday 19 October as EUK984 ahead of the launch of Aer Lingus first Caribbean destination Barbados the next day. The inaugural service was operated by sistership G-EILA msn 1106. The aircraft departed Manchester as EUK931 at 1015 arriving Grantley Adams International at 1417 local and departed as EUK930 at 1729 local arriving Manchester 0612 local.  Aer Lingus will operate twice-weekly Airbus A330-300 flights from Manchester to Barbados Grantley Adams International on Wednesdays and Saturdays until the end of April, with an third weekly flight on Fridays commencing from 30th October.   Aer Lingus CEO Lynne Embleton said "Everyone at Aer Lingus felt great pride to see our first direct, non-stop flight from Manchester to Barbados take to the skies. We know there is strong demand for direct transatlantic services from the North of England

Kazakhstan's Air Astana commences re-registering fleet in Ireland

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                                                                  Air Astana has commenced re-registering its fleet in Ireland as part of the partnership agreement between the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and Kazakh Civil Aviation Authority. The scope of the agreement is limited to aircraft on the register of civil aircraft of Ireland and operated under leasing arrangement by an operator in the Republic of Kazakhstan . The aircraft are being transferred under ICAO ‘Article 83 bis’ agreement.  Why is Article 83bis? Article 83bis is an amendment to the Chicago Convention that outlines a legal framework allowing for the transfer of duties and functions from the State of Registry of an aircraft to the state of operator; essentially Article 83bis is designed to assist in the management of airworthiness between the two States through the transfer of responsibilities from the State of Registry to the State of the operator. German Aviation website Skyliner Aviation reported P4-KGD Airbus A32

EI-LRF Airbus A321LR Aer Lingus returns to service after temporary storage

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                                                                   Aer Lingus Airbus A321-253NX EI-LRF msn 10264 has returned to service after temporary storage on 22nd October operating EIN127 from Dublin (DUB) to Toronto (YYZ). The aircraft positioned Dublin (DUB) to Shannon (SNN) on 25th September as EIN990 for temporary storage and returned to Dublin (DUB) on 21st October as EIN991 according to Flightradar24 data.  Aer Lingus operates a fleet of six Airbus A321LR aircraft and is due to transfer two Airbus A321-253NX aircraft EI-LRG msn 10291 , EI-LRH msn 10319 onto the UK registry as G-EILG and G-EILH respectively. Aer Lingus UK will commence a new route from its  Manchester base to New York JFK from 1st December using Airbus A321LR's.  Image courtesy of Damian Bracken  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 23 October 2021 All Rights Reserved

EI-DWL Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair DAC Transferred to Ryanair UK as G-RUKD

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                                                                   The Ryanair Group has completed the transfer of EI-DWL Boeing 737-8AS msn 33618 Ryanair DAC to Ryanair UK as G-RUKD on 20th October at London Stansted. EI-DWL was delivered to Ryanair DAC on 10th October 2007.  The aircraft operated its last flight for Ryanair DAC on 17th October as RYR1375 from Prague (PRG) to London Stansted (STN). Ryanair UK is a  low-cost airline based at Stansted airport it commenced operations in March 2019 operating a fleet of four Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The airline is the UK subsidiary of the low-cost Irish airline group Ryanair Holdings, and a sister airline to Ryanair DAC, Buzz and Malta Air.  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 23 October 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 18 October

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                                                                   Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 18 October :  https://bit.ly/3BRNWaF

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 18 October

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                                                                                 Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter  18 October :  https://bit.ly/2Z2WAVP

Aer Lingus Rebuilds Dublin Airport Hub connectivity

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                                                                   Aer Lingus announced its reinstating a number of European and North America routes for the winter scheduled. The airline has progressively rebuilding its Dublin Airport Hub network with routes to Toronto restored effective 17th September and Washington Dulles effective from 13th August. Dublin to Frankfurt and Zurch will resume from 8th November  Dublin to Newark will resume from 14th November  Dublin to Geneva and Prague will resume from 15th November Dublin to Orlando will resume from 27th November  Dublin to San Franciso will resume from 12th December Ireland West Airport Knock to London Gatwick will resume on 18th December. Aer Lingus Chief Customer Officer  Susanne Carberry said "We are delighted to announce a significant restart to a number of our favourite routes in North America and Europe, and reconnecting friends, families and businesses once again. We are also excited to be able to connect Irish customer