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31st Ethiopian Airlines Dash 8-400 Delivered through Dublin Airport

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                                                                    Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its 31st DHC8-400 aircraft. The aircraft registered C-GKYL msn 4618 was delivered at Toronto Downsview on Friday 29 January 2021 . On 30th January the aircraft routed Toronto Downsview to Goose Bay to Keflavik before overnight onto Dublin as ETH9201 arriving 1211 local. The aircraft departed Dublin at 1328 local to Rome Fiumicino before overnight to its home base in Addis Ababa. This is the third Ethiopian Airlines Dash 8-400 to be delivered through Dublin following sistership's ET-AXX and ET-AXY  on 28th October 2020. C-GKYL is to be registered as ET-AXZ. Ethiopian Airlines currently operates a fleet of 29 DHC8-400 aircraft in a two class 71 seat configuration with 9 cloud nine and 64 economy class powered by PW150A engines. Ethiopian’s key strategic partnerships with ASKY Airlines, Malawi Airlines, Ethiopian Moçambique Airlines and Tchadia Airlines operate Dash 8-400 aircr

Cavok Air Antonov An‑12BK Delivers PPE consignment to Dublin

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                                                                  On Sunday 3th January UR-KDM Antonov An‑12BK msn 02348107 Cavok Air CVK7022 landed in Dublin at 1702 local from Luxembourg with a consignment of PPE stock. The next morning the aircraft to Leipzig Germany.  The aircraft has a very interesting history being almost 50 years old originally delivered to the Soviet Union - Air Force in 1972 and is powered by the Ivchenko AI-20  a Soviet turboprop engine developed by the Ivchenko design bureau in the 1950s. It has been built in large numbers, serving as the powerplant for the Antonov An-12 transport. The An-12 was originally designed as a military transporter so can be used at remote cargo aprons within barbed wired military facilities and operate from concrete and unpaved runways, including grass landing strips. The aircraft has been modified and is fully EASA & Eurocontrol compliant with both EGPWS and TCAS systems has stage III noise level with a maximum payload of 20 t

Nordwind Airlines Boeing 777-300 Delivers PPE consignment to Dublin

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                                                                    On Thursday 7th January VP-BJP Boeing 777-367(ER) msn 35299 Norwind Airlines visited Dublin from Nanjing China with a consignment of PPE stock as NWS9482 landing at 0205 local. The aircraft departed to Guangzhou China on Friday 8th January at 1622 local as 'NWS9483'. According to Flightradar24 the aircraft is heavily tasked operating routes from China to Europe on PPE flights. The carrier is one of the biggest Russian Federation airline companies in passenger turnover. includes 95 destinations of flights in Russia and globally. Nordwind Airlines was established in 2008 based in Moscow Sheremetyevo with a fleet of 32 Airbus A321-200, Boeing 777-300(ER), Boeing 737-800 aircraft and is due to take delivery of two former Jet Airways Airbus A330-200 aircraft leased from CDB Aviation.  Image courtesy of Elevationair    Irish Aviation Research Institute © 30 January 2021 All Rights Reserved

Turkish Airlines increases Dublin capacity boosts frequency

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                                                                       Turkish Airlines has announced with effect 1st of February 2021 they will start operating their flights with Airbus A330-200 aircraft on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays on the Dublin to Istanbul route. The carrier will increase frequency from 4 flights to 5 flights per week as of 14 February and from 17 March (St Patrick's Day) to 6 flights per week and from 6 April a daily service. They also operate a weekly freight only flight operated by a Boeing 777-300(ER) to Dublin on Fridays. Image courtesy of Elevationair    Irish Aviation Research Institute © 30 January 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 25 January

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 25 January

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                                                                  Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 25 January: http://bit.ly/39XNB9Q 

ASL Airlines (Ireland) adds EI-DAD Boeing 737-800(BCF) to fleet

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                                                                    ASL Airlines (Ireland) has taken delivery of EI-DAD msn 33544 Boeing 737-8AS(BCF) for operation of behalf of Amazon Prime Air. The aircraft positioned Shannon to Cologne on 26th October 2020. During the BCF modification the aircraft was re-registered as N547CC and was ferried Jinan-Shanghai-Osaka-Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky-Anchorage-Jacksonville-Bangor-Keflavik-Shannon on 23-24th September for pre in service work.  The two ASL Airlines (Ireland) Boeing 737-800(BCF)'s are supporting Amazon Air first-ever regional air hub in Europe at the Leipzig/Halle Airport in Schkeuditz, Germany at the 20,000 square meter cargo facility creating 200 new jobs. Goetz Ahmelmann, CEO Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG said "We are delighted to have won another well-known logistics company for Leipzig/Halle Airport. Leipzig/Halle is clearly a very special hub in European freight traffic for Amazon Air. We have scored points in Central Ger

ASL Airlines (Ireland) adds EI-DAC Boeing 737-800(BCF) to fleet

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                                                                   ASL Airlines (Ireland) has taken delivery of EI-DAC msn 29938 Boeing 737-8AS(BCF) for operation of behalf of Amazon Prime Air. The aircraft positioned Shannon to Leipzig on 6th November.  Following BCF modification N541CC was ferried Shanghai-Kansai International-Anchorage-Paine Field-Bangor-Shannon on 16 to 18th October 2020 in Prime Air colours to become EI-DAC pre-service work.  The Boeing 737-800 has become a staple among express and short-haul cargo haulers, with its 24-ton payload and flight range of 2,000 nautical miles. The aircraft are well suited for high-frequency runs required for express operations. Image courtesy of Amazon  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 24 January 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 18 January

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 18 January

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Aer Lingus Airbus A330-200 EI-DUO Positions to Nimes

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                                                                   Aer Lingus Airbus A330-202 EI-DUO msn 926 positioned Shannon to Nimes as 'Shamrock 2504' departing at 1144 local on 8th January 2021 for onward storage reported German aviation website Skyliner Aviation. The aircraft had been stored in Shannon from 17th July when the aircraft positioned from Dublin as EIN991 arriving 1727 local. According to Flightradar24 the aircraft the aircraft operated its last commercial flight on 18th June as EIN105 from Dublin to New York JFK. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 15 January 2021 All Rights Reserved

ASL Airlines (Ireland) Boeing 757 EI-LBS Re-registered as N726WN

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                                                                   ASL Airlines (Ireland) Ltd Boeing 757-2Q8 msn 27623 EI-LBS formerly operated on behalf of Aer Lingus has been re-registered as N726WN to UBM Bank at Goodyear on 6th January reported German aviation website Skyliner Aviation.  The aircraft was formally cancelled from Irish Aviation Authority registry on 10th December 2020.  The FAA registers states a certificate of registration was issued on 26th December 2019 to UBM Bank NA Trustee in Salt Lake City. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 15 January 2021 All Rights Reserved

ASL Airlines (Ireland) Boeing 757 EI-LBR Re-registered as N751AL

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                                                                  ASL Airlines Ireland Boeing 757-2Q8 EI-LBR msn 28167 formerly operated on behalf of Aer Lingus has been re-registered as N751AL to Aer Sale at Goodyear on 6th January reported German aviation website Skyliner Aviation.  EI-LBR departed Shannon to Bangor, Maine on 30th November 2019 and next day was ferried to Goodyear,  Arizona.  The aircraft was formally cancelled from Irish Aviation Authority registry on 10 March 2020.  The aircraft was registered as N751AL to Aerolease 5 LLC in Miami, Dade Florida on 1st June 2020 according to the FAA Registry. Aer Lingus had leased three ex Finnair Boeing 757-200’s to be operated and flight crewed by ASL Airlines with Aer Lingus cabin crew for new routes to be operated across the Atlantic on 'Pathfinder' routes.  The 757 enabled Aer Lingus to re-open routes from Shannon to Boston and New York JFK and new routes to Bradley International and Toronto.  Irish Aviation Research In

Aer Lingus Airbus A321 EI-CPE Positions to Nimes

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                                                                   Aer Lingus Airbus A321-211 EI-CPE msn 926 positioned Dublin to Nimes as 'Shamrock 2506' departing at 1112 local on 8th January 2021 for onward storage reported German aviation website Skyliner Aviation. According to Flightradar24 the aircraft the aircraft operated its last commercial flight on 20 March 2020 as EIN582/3 to and from Malaga. Image credit Wikimedia Commons - Arz Irish Aviation Research Institute © 15 January 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 11 January

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 11 January

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European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) signs member sharing agreement with Irish Business and General Aviation Association

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                                                                   The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) announced 21 December a member sharing agreement with Irish Business and General Aviation Association (IBGAA).                                              The agreement ensures that business aviation companies based in Ireland can benefit from representation at national level through the IBGAA, and at European level through the EBAA. EBAA COO Robert Baltus said "We were delighted to witness the launch of the Irish association and are glad to be able to support them within the framework of a member sharing agreement with Business aviation facing many challenges both at national and European level, it’s more important than ever for associations to work together and help the industry move forward". Josh Stewart, Founding Chairman of the Irish Business and General Aviation Association (IBGAA), said, “We’re hugely pleased to enter into this agreement with the EBAA,

First ATR72-600F Aircraft Delivered to FedEx Express operated by ASL Airlines Ireland

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                                                    FedEx Express announced 15 December the delivery of the first ATR 72-600F aircraft registered EI-GUL msn 1653. The aircraft will be operated by ASL Airlines Ireland, a FedEx ATR operator since 2000. The aircraft was delivered Toulouse to Shannon on 17th December for post delivery modifications. On the 3rd January the aircraft positioned Shannon to Paris CDG.  Stefano Bortoli, Chief Executive Office of ATR, said "Every manufacturer is proud when it develops and delivers a brand new aircraft, and given the uniquely challenging year the industry and the whole world has faced, handing over to FedEx Express this very first ATR 72-600F is an exciting and rewarding moment for our whole team here in ATR". FedEx Express made a firm purchase of 30 ATR 72-600F aircraft with options to purchase an additional 20 aicraft. The deliveries will be about six aircraft per year over a five-year period. ASL Airlines Ireland is due to take delive

Aer Lingus Airbus A321LR EI-LRE Delivered

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                                                                Aer Lingus Airbus A321-253NX EI-LRE msn 10245 named "St Lassara/Lasair" was delivered Hamburg Finkenwerder to Dublin on 7th December  . The aircraft is in 16 Aer Space business class and 168 economy class configuration and is powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines. Aer Lingus has a total of five Airbus A321LR's in its fleet with a further three A321LR's to be delivered by March 2021 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 DUB Ramp  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 8 January 2021 All Rights Reserved

TAP’s Airbus A321neo RetroJet visits Dublin Airport

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                                                    TAP Air Portugal CS-TJR Airbus A321-251NX msn 10105 named 'Portugal' painted in retro livery to celebrate the airline's 75th anniversary and operated its first commercial flight on the Lisbon to Paris Orly route on 3rd December. CS-TJR is the 43rd Airbus A320neo family to join the TAP Air Portugal fleet. This aircraft has operated to Dublin on multiple occasions operating TAP1324/1327 service on 6th December, 13th December, 19th December and 6th January 2021 The aircraft was delivered Hamburg Finkenwerder to Lisbon on 27th October is configured with 221 economy class seats and is powered by CFMI LEAP-1A32 engines. Image courtesy of Paul Berns  See TAP has a new Retrojet in its fleet: the A321neo CS-TJR video below Irish Aviation Research Institute © 8 January 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 4 January

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                                                                         Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 4 January: http://bit.ly/3pNieVF

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 4 January

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Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300 EI-DUZ Returns to Service

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                                                     Aer Lingus Airbus A330-302 EI-DUZ MSN 847, which has been in storage at Shannon since 19th July, returned to Dublin on 2nd December as EIN990, entering service on 6th December as EIN178/9 from Dublin to London Heathrow vv. The aircraft operated its first North American service on 12th December as EIN105 to New York JFK. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 2 January 2021 All Rights Reserved

First Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) Airbus A321neo visits Dublin Airport

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                                                    The first Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) Airbus A321neo visit to Dublin Airport took place on Friday 18th December 2020 with HB-JPA Airbus 271NX MSN 9417 , named “Stoos” after the name of the village in the Swiss canton of Schwyz.  On 21st December HB-JDB Airbus A320-271N MSN 9379 operated to Dublin. HB-JPA was delivered from from Airbus’ Hamburg Finkenwerder assembly plant to SWISS’ Zurich hub on 18th September 2020 and HB-JDB on the 1st July 2020. Executive Vice President Lufthansa Group Fleet Management Nico Buchholz said "Our decision to go with the cleanest, the most reliable and the most efficient belongs to the image of Switzerland, thus the A320neo was a natural fit with our modernization strategy."  The carrier has taken delivery of two Airbus A320neo and one Airbus A321neo from an order of 25 A320neo Family aircraft which will gradually renew and replace existing fleet of A320 Family aircraft. The A320neo Fa

Turkish Airlines operates first Boeing 787 to Dublin Airport

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                                                   Turkish Airlines operated its first Boeing 787 to Dublin on Saturday 12 December 2020 with TC-LLE Boeing 787-9 MSN 65805. The aircraft has seating capacity for 300 passengers, including 270 economy class seats and 30 business class seats and was delivered on 14th September and is powered by GEnx-1B74/75 engines.   The airline is the 71st Boeing 787 customer with a total of 25 on order plus 5 options to be delivered between 2019 and 2023 in a contract valued at $7 billion at list prices. The carrier plans to deploy 787-9 to operate new non-stop international routes such as Atlanta, Bali, Bogota-Panama, Vancover Washington. Due to the impact of Covid-19 the carrier may defer deliveries beyond 2023. Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee M. İlker Aycı said "Turkish Airlines has been committed to continuously expanding its range of services on and off-ground as it grows in reach and flies to more internatio

Air Canada Maintains Winter Connectivity on Dublin route

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                                                                   Air Canada has maintained winter connectivity passenger flights from Ireland operating three-times weekly non-stop service between Dublin and its Toronto hub. The service operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will also carry a range of commodities, including general cargo and temperature-controlled goods, machinery and industrial parts, aircraft spares, e-commerce products, as well as pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, manufactured by both Irish and Ireland-based multinational companies.  The outbound service from Dublin to Toronto operates on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Image courtesy of Air Canada  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 1 January 2021 All Rights Reserved