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Ryanair Group Adds Six Boeing 737-8200s to fleet in February, bases three aircraft in Dublin

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                                                                 The Ryanair Group took delivery of six new Boeing 737-8200 'Gamechanger' aircraft in February, increasing fleet to 53 as of the end of February. This month five of the six aircraft where delivered to Ryanair DAC (Ireland) and a single aircraft to Malta Air delivered in full Ryanair colours.  The Ryanair Group on 11th February took delivery of its 50th Boeing 737-8200 aircraft registered EI-HET msn 62310. See Blog post on its delivery here . Flightradar24 data reveals the carrier based three aircraft in Dublin following post-delivery modifications with EI-HES, EI-HEV, EI-HGW as as part of the largest ever DUB schedule operating more than 900 weekly flights to 120 destinations with 33 based aircraft.  EI-HGZ Boeing 737-8200 c/n 65888 Ryanair Delivered 1st February (Aircraft No 48) -  Based London Stansted. EI-HGW Boeing 737-8200 c/n 65085 Ryanair Delivered 2nd February (Aircraft No 49) - Based Dublin (DUB). EI-HET B

ET-AYG DHC8-402 Ethiopian Airlines transits Dublin on delivery flight

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                                                                  African carrier Ethiopian Airlines took delivery of its 33rd DHC8-402 through Dublin on delivery overnighting on 3rd March. The aircraft ET-AYG msn 4626 using callsign 'ETH9201' arrived Dublin 1725 local from Keflavik (KEF) departing next morning at 0618 local to Rome (FCO) and Cairo (CAI) to overnight arriving at its home base in Addis Ababa (ADD) on 5th March. The aircraft entered service on 8th March operating from its Addis Ababa (ADD) base to Bahir Dar (BJR) as ETH188/9 and Dessie (DSE) as ETH166/7. De Havilland Aircraft of Canada marked the delivery of the aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines tweeting a video of its rollout and first flight.   Ethiopian Airlines first welcomed the Dash 8-402 aircraft into its fleet in March 2010. The aircraft can operate in -54°C to +50°C environments, making it well suited to the Ethiopian Airlines operations in the Ethiopian Highlands, known as the “network builder” due to its