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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

21st Boeing 737-8200 MAX delivered to Ryanair Group

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                                                                  The Ryanair Group has taken delivery of 21st Boeing 737-8200 'Gamechanger' aircraft from its order book of 210 aircraft with a further 189 to be delivered in FY2022-2025. 9H-VUM Boeing 737-8200 msn 65074 Malta Air in Ryanair colours was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin on 13 October as 'Ryanair 82M' arriving 1756 local for post delivery modifications prior to entry to service.  Malta Air has taken delivery of 9 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft with a further 8 on order according to Planespotters net website. The carrier operates a total of 127 Boeing 737-800/8200 on behalf of Ryanair DAC. Ryanair's Annual Report stated "Boeing has granted Ryanair certain price concessions as part of the 2014 Boeing Contract. As a result, the "effective price" (the purchase price of the new aircraft net of discounts received from Boeing) of each new aircraft will be significantly below the basic price mentioned a

EI-EDY Airbus A330-302 Aer Lingus Transferred to Aer Lingus UK as G-EIDY

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                                                                  EI-EDY Airbus A330-302 msn 1025 'St Munchin / Maincín' Aer Lingus has been transferred to Aer Lingus UK as G-EIDY on 1st October at Dublin Airport.  The aircraft operated its last flight for Aer Lingus on 21 September as EIN104 from New York JFK. Aer Lingus will boost its Manchester to Belfast schedule from once to twice daily with flight EIN302 from Belfast City to Manchester will be timed to connect with new Manchester to Barbados service.  The Manchester to Barbados route will operate three flights per week for the winter schedule commencing on 20th October. Aer Lingus (U.K.) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Aer Lingus headquartered in Belfast, Northern Ireland and based at Manchester Airport with a planned fleet of 2 Airbus A321LR's and 2 Airbus A330-300s with routes commencing to Barbados effective from 20th October, New York JFK from 1st December and Orlando from 11th December.  The airline plans

EI-ENB Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair DAC Transferred to Ryanair UK as G-RUKC

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                                                                   The Ryanair Group has completed the transfer of EI-ENB Boeing 737-8AS msn 40289 Ryanair DAC to Ryanair UK as G-RUKC on 13th October at London Stansted. EI-ENB was delivered to Ryanair DAC on 29th September 2010.  The aircraft operated its last flight for Ryanair DAC on 10th October as RYR28 from Palma to London Stansted. Ryanair UK is a  low-cost airline based at Stansted airport it commenced operations in March 2019 operating a fleet of three 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 © 15 October 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 11 October

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                                                                  Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 11 October :  https://bit.ly/3v1vDNQ

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 11 October

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                                                                   Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 11 October :  https://bit.ly/3iQyDYi

EI-SIA Airbus A320neo SAS Ireland restored to Irish Registry

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                                                                   SAS Ireland has restored a second Airbus A320neo to the Irish Registry. SE-DYC Airbus A320-251N msn 7897 was restored as EI-SIA on 8th October according to German Aviation website Skyliner Aviation.  The aircraft positioned Stockholm Arlanda to Oslo on 8th October as SL9160 entering service same day to and from Brussels (BRU) as SAS4745/46. The carrier operates a total of nine Airbus A320-251N registered as EI-SIA, EI-SIB, EI-SIC, EI-SID, EI-SIE, EI-SIF, EI-SIG, EI-SIH and EI-SII. 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 Ireland  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 9 October 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 5 October

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                                                                   Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 5 October 2021: https://bit.ly/3FfK1qq

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 5 October

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                                                                     Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 5 October 2021: https://bit.ly/3uJ6p6L

SP-RSD Boeing 737-8AS Buzz operates Vienna-Dublin sector of behalf of Ryanair

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                                                                  Friday 1st October SP-RSD Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44845 Buzz in Ryanair colours operated RYR9702/3 (ATC Callsign RYR9702/60DH) from and to Vienna on behalf of Ryanair DAC. According to Flightradar24 Buzz has two Boeing 737-800s based in Vienna SP-RSD msn 44845 ex EI-GJX and SP-RSZ msn 44688 ex EI-FEG. Buzz currently operates a number of routes to Dublin on behalf of Ryanair DAC from its bases in central and eastern Europe including Bratislava, Budapest, Bucharest, Katowice, Krakow, Kaunas and Sofia.  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 2 October 2021 All Rights Reserved

Ryanair Group increasingly deploying Boeing 737-8200 'Gamechanger' aircraft on Irish route network

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                                                                   The Ryanair Group is increasing  deploying its new Boeing 737-8200 'Gamechanger' aircraft on its Irish routes from its European as the group plans to take delivery of 55 aircraft by Summer 2022 with 19 aircraft delivered to date from its 210 aircraft order book.  The Max aircraft will operate  for three of the four Ryanair subsidiaries—Ryanair DAC, Malta Air, and Poland-based Buzz. The Ryanair Group MAX are increasing operating into Irish airports from London Stansted to Dublin and Shannon and Krakow based Buzz aircraft to Dublin and Shannon and Milan Bergamo based Malta Air to Dublin.  The Irish Independent reported 28th September the group will base 'Several MAX' aircraft in Dublin next summer. The Boeing 737-8200 aircraft are configured with 197 economy class seats 4% more than the 737-800 with the airframe is 2.2 meters longer than the A320neo. The aircraft are configured with Boeing Sky Interior,  L

9H-LOA Airbus A320 Lauda Europe operates Palma sector to Shannon on behalf of Ryanair

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                                                                   The first visit of a Lauda Europe Airbus A320 to Shannon Airport took place on Friday 1st October as 9H-LOA Airbus A320-232 MSN 3147 operated RYR1669/1668 (ATC Callsign RYR8LZ/61WA) to and from Palma arriving at 1015 local and departing 1150 local operating on behalf of Ryanair DAC. In an interview with Aviation Direct Ryanair DAC CEO Eddie Wilson stated Lauda Europe will grow strongly in the next few years. He added "The capacity of Lauda Europe is needed within the Ryanair Group, because depending on the route profile, the A320 aircraft prove to be more economical than the Boeing 737-800". The Ryanair Group plans to establish a new Lauda Europe base in London Stansted in Winter 2021. Ryanair DAC CEO Eddie Wilson stated "We made good deals with the Manchester Airports Group and were able to acquire additional slots in Stansted. We need more capacity and the Airbus A320 from Lauda Europe are ideal for thi

EI-SIB Airbus A320neo SAS Ireland restored to Irish Registry

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                                                                   SE-DYD Airbus A320-251N msn 7951 has been re-transferred from the parent company to its Irish subsidiary as EI-SIB on 25th September reported German aviation website Skyliner Aviation. The aircraft operated a service from Stockholm Arlanda to Malaga the same day as SAS1583/6004. 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. Danish aviation website Check.in dk reports SAS Group is considering opening new Connect bases in Stockholm and Oslo. The carrier operates a total of eight Airbus A320-251N registered as EI-SIB, EI-SIC, EI-SID, EI-SIE, EI-SIF, EI-SIG, EI-SIH and EI-SII. 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 Ireland  Irish Aviation Researc

Vueling Airlines connects Ireland to Paris Orly in Winter 2021

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                                                                          IAG Group carrier Vueling Airlines announced the launch of three new routes from its Paris Orly base to Belfast City, Cork Airport and Dublin Airport commencing 2nd November using Airbus A320 aircraft.  The airline will operate Paris Orly to Belfast International twice weekly on Tuesdays and Sundays. The airline will operate Paris Orly to Cork Airport twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays from 26th November. The airline will operate Paris Orly to Dublin airport daily. The airline was awarded slots at Paris-Orly in context of Air France's recapitalisation releasing 18 daily slot pairs enabling the carrier to launch are 32 new routes to 10 countries from Paris Orly with a total of 48 routes with a further 4 to be announced in due course. Executive Vice-President Margre the Vestager, in charge of competition policy stated “Following an open procedure, Vueling will obtain 18 of the daily take-off and landing slots