AmricanShamrok wrote:The first revenue flight of FR's 7M8 (EI-HEN) took place this evening on the DUB-STN route.
To much fanfare and excitement Ryanair launches the first commercial Boeing 737-8200 flight from Dublin to Stansted this evening.
Enthusiasts gathered near the perimeter roads at Dublin Airport and Stansted to witness the departure and arrival of this super new aircraft on its inaugural revenue generating mission. The 8200's Leap engines propelled the aircraft skywards leaving a miniscule noise signature on departure. The aircraft was Captained by Ryanair Chief Pilot, Aidan Murray (who delivered the first 8200 from Seattle to Dublin last week) and assisted by recent AFTA graduate, First Officer, Frances Quinn.
Ryanair’s pilots have completed comprehensive 8200 differences training in preparation for entry to service of this magnificent addition to the fleet. Well done to all, onwards and upwards and best wishes and safe flying to all at Ryanair.
I was at the runway 28L car park at DUB and saw only one other photographer. The weather was very dull in any case.