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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