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Overflights December 2018
« on: December 15, 2018, 09:19:20 PM »
From the logs:

14 December

B738 EI-GXN RYR800N
Cut across Fermanagh around 17:30 inbound to EIDW on delivery from KBFI Boeing Field
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/eigxn#1edd981b
Ryanair's final B738 of 530 ordered in total ( plus the single B737 EI-SEV )

If they had all been lined-up nose-to-tail they'd stretch for 21 km

Their first B38M EI-HAT is due for delivery in March 2019
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Re: Overflights December 2018
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2018, 01:46:17 PM »
23 December

A189 G-MCGR
Operating near Bushmills 13:45 900ft
Seems to have been returning to EIPK after setting-down at / near EGAE 13:14
« Last Edit: December 23, 2018, 04:14:59 PM by Alertbot »

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Re: Overflights December 2018
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2018, 06:05:14 PM »
From the logs:

19 December

A320 ZS-GAS
d EINN Shannon 09:45 GBB1219 to HECA Cairo
1989-built A320-231 c/n 76 formerly 6V-AJA, ZA-GAS, N629AW, N910GP, N909BN ntu

Originally ordered by Pan Am in a batch of 16 ( + 34 options ) in 1985, that order was cancelled in 1988 and taken-up by Braniff II as 50 firm orders of which were 26 to be funded by and leased from Guinness-Peat ( GPA ).  In turn Braniff II folded and Airbus insisted on GPA taking their aircraft, which were subsequently parked in the Arizona desert. 

At that time the IAE V2500-engined A320 was an oddity, with Indian Airlines being the only active operator.  Eventually America West negotiated leases for all 26 as part of a $200 million investment in the airline by Airbus, GPA, IAE and Kawasaki.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2018, 06:14:37 PM by Alertbot »