Trident2e From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1397 times:
Thanks Danny, but that doesn't really explain why they are on the Irish register. Lots of airlines lease aircraft from overseas lessors but have them registered in their home country. Why is this particular batch of aircraft not on the Italian register?
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2601 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1267 times:
Also depends on the pilots that fly them!
Alitalia's B767 fleet was introduced as a "low-cost" fleet from a crew perspective - many of them were initially crewed by Ansett crews (VH- registered) then by Air 2000 crews, followed by Monarch crews (G- registered) before they were placed on the Italian register (I-)
I suspect the Irish registered aircraft may be operated differently from the rest of the fleet for a reason other than who owns them... Alitalia's current EI- registered B767s are leased from GECAS, which is of course American.
Registering some aircraft in Ireland will probably be because there is a financial advantage to do so, or possibly an operational one...