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ASL Airlines Ireland Boeing 737-400F Transferred to West Atlantic UK

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                                                                  German Aviation Website reported EI-STO Boeing 737-43Q(F) msn 28490 ASL Airlines Ireland was delivered Shannon to East Midlands on 12 August and is to be-registered as G-NPTH to West Atlantic UK.  EI-STH departed Shannon as 'ABR737P' at 2036 local arriving East Midlands 2134 local. The aircraft is owned by Vx Capital Partners, a market-leading lessor of 737-400 freighters, with a fleet of over 45 aircraft on lease to operators globally according to aircraft data website Planespotters.net . Image Credit: ASL Airlines Ireland  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 13 August All Rights Reserved

ASL Airlines Ireland Adds Fifth ATR72-600F for FedEx operation

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                                                                           ASL Airlines Ireland has taken delivery of its fifth ATR72-600F for operation on behalf of FedEx under ACMI contract operating from its European hubs at Liege (LGG) and Paris CDG (CDG). EI-GUR ATR72-212A(600F) msn 1727 ASL Airlines Ireland was delivered Toulouse to Shannon on 5th August July in full FedEx colours as 'ABR072P'.  The aircraft positioned Shannon to Paris CDG (CDG) on 12th August as 'ABR072P'. ASL Airlines is the largest ATR operator for FedEx outside North America. Image Credit: ATR Aircraft  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 13 August All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 8 August

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                                                                   Irish Commercial Aircraft Update  8 August :  https://bit.ly/3BOt0nS

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 8 August

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                                                                 Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 8 August : https://bit.ly/3Q8sipY

Delta Airlines introduces flagship eco-efficient Airbus A350-900 aircraft to Dublin

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                                                                                                                                                                                                 US carrier Delta Air Lines (Delta) introduced its flagship eco-efficient Airbus A350-900 aircraft between Dublin and Atlanta, effective from Tuesday 2 August with the first service operated by N575DZ Airbus A350-941 msn 282.  The A350 is an eco-efficient, sustainable clean-sheet aircraft designed to be a quieter, cleaner aircraft powered by RR Trent XWB-84 engines delivering 25% less fuel burn and CO2 emissions per seat. The quietest in its class the A350 has reduced its noise footprint by 50% vs previous generation aircraft as well as lowering NOx emissions. The A350's EPNdB (Effective Perceived Noise Decibel) is certified up to 21.4 below ICAO Chapter 4 noise requirements with its NOx (Nitrogen (di)Oxide) emissions up to 23% below CAEP/8 ICAO standards. The A350's 64.75m wing-span is de

SAS Connect (Ireland) adds 7th new Airbus A320neo to growing fleet

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                                                                           SAS Connect (Ireland) added its seventh new Airbus A320neo to its growing fleet with the delivery of EI-SIT Airbus A320-251N msn 10937 on Friday 5 August from Toulouse (TLS) to Copenhagen (CPH) as 'SZS 9150'.  SAS Connect has a fleet of 16 Airbus A320neo aircraft with a further five on order.  SAS Connect part of SAS Airlines Group exclusively operates flights on behalf of SAS Scandinavia and currently operates a fleet of 16 Airbus A320neo aircraft with bases in Copenhagen (CPH), London Heathrow (LHR) and Malaga (AGP).  In November 2021, SAS Ireland was rebranded as SAS Connect. Image Credit: SAS Connect  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 6 August All Rights Reserved

Emerald Airlines bases fifth ATR72-600 at Belfast City Airport

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                                                                  Emerald Airlines, exclusive operator of Aer Lingus Regional, has based a fifth ATR72-600 at its Belfast City Airport base ,effective from Monday 25th July. The aircraft operated a flight display at Bray Air Show as EAI2022P departing Dublin at 1549 returning at 1636, prior to departure to Belfast City.  In an LinkedIn Post Emerald Airlines stated "Today we welcomed our latest ATR72-600 to our Belfast fleet, striving to be the airline of choice for those traveling to and from Belfast. This allows us to increase the frequency of our flights in line with consumer demand."  EI-GZW ATR72-600 msn positioned Dublin to Belfast City as EAI31P on 24 August departing 1729 arriving 1757 local. The aircraft entered revenue service next day as EIN3650/51 to and from Edinburgh. Aer Lingus Regional operates from Belfast City Airport to Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Southampton.

EL AL Israel Airlines analyzing potential of new Tel Aviv-Dublin route

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                                                                  The EL AL CEO Dina Ben Tal Ganancia during the closing keynote address at APEX Expo Dublin held in May, shared EL AL’s intention to fly to Dublin Airport. In an LinkedIn Post EL AL CEO Dina Ben Tal Ganancia after attending the #Google Travel & Tourism Conference held recently in Tel Aviv said "The Abraham Accords have opened up various exciting possibilities, EL AL is analyzing the potential of new routes to Tokyo, Dublin and Melbourne". El Al Israel Airlines last operated to Dublin on 25 April 2020 as 4X-EDD Boeing 787-9 msn 63392 painted in "San Francisco / Las Vegas" special colour scheme operated a PPE Charter flight from Beijing.  Ireland Israel Business has led the tech community’s campaign for a direct flight since 2012. As Dublin is one of Europe’s hi-tech capitals, the potential of a new direct new flight could encourage new business ventures between the two countries, especially with Te

Air Astana appoints AVIAREPS as GSA for Irish Market

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                                                                Air Astana, the national airline of Kazakhstan, appointed AVIAREPS as General Sales Agent (GSA) for Irish market with immediate effect. Air Astana currently operates the route London Heathrow - Almaty three times a week and Frankfurt daily with connecting flights to the Central Asian capitals Tashkent, Bishkek and Dushanbe.  The carrier offers Interline agreements from Ireland with British Airways and Lufthansa through London Heathrow and Frankfurt hubs respectively. AVIAREPS local expert team in Ireland  will help Air Astana grow its presence in the Irish market and increase sales, providing  year-round sales, reservations and ticketing services for the carrier.  Air Astana Marketing and Sales Vice-President Adel Dauletbek, said “We started working with AVIAREPS in 2003 and AVIAREPS has since then been a strong and trusted partner. We are pleased to now also appoint them as our GSA in the United Kingdom and in Ireland. AV

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 2 August

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                                                                  Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 2 August: https://bit.ly/3cZr2qD

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 2 August

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                                                                   Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 2 August:  https://bit.ly/3zQKmPG

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) operates football charter flights to Dublin and Ireland West

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                                                                  From May 10 to June 10, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) operated at maximum effort supporting its  National Team of Ukraine and the Youth Team of Ukraine , including opening match of the UEFA Nations League match in Dublin on 8th June at the Aviva Stadium, UR-PSF Boeing 737-84R(WL) msn 38120 operated a charter from Poznan (POZ) to Dublin, Ukraine scored a  1-0 victory against Ireland.  Ireland West Airport Knock on Friday 22nd July hosted UR-EMA Embraer E190STD msn 19000494 AUI3004/7736 from Prague (PRG) and departing to Maribor (MBX)  Slovenian operating a football charter on behalf of NŠ Mura for their flight back to Slovenia. They played out a 1-1 draw against St Patrick’s Athletic in Dublin in the Europa Conference League. Image Credit: Damian Bracken  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 24 July All Rights Reserved

PAM Ireland Supports Ryanair growing Boeing 737 fleet at Shannon Airport

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                                                                 Prestwick Aircraft Maintenance IRE Ltd.​ or simply called "PAM Ireland" ​, is an EASA part 145 approved heavy maintenance facility supporting Ryanair's growing Boeing 737 NG and MAX fleet to 600 aircraft. The company is located at Hangar 5, a 3-bay 5,220 m2 facility at Shannon Airport. According to Solo Check.ie Prestwick Aircraft Maintenance Ire Limited was set up on Monday the 4th of April 2022. The Shannon Group formally announced the Ryanair €10 million on 18 May which create 200 high skilled jobs for the region, as the airline opens its first aircraft heavy maintenance facility in Ireland at Shannon Airport. Prestwick Aircraft Maintenance Ltd whose only client is Ryanair, is a 100% subsidiary of Ryanair Group, and is UK CAA and EASA approved Part-145 aircraft maintenance and repair organization, which manages maintenance sites in Kaunas (Lithuania, Prestwick (Scotland), Seville (Spain) and Wroclaw (Pola

SAS Connect (Ireland) Takes Delivery Of 15th Airbus A320neo

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                                                                  Dublin based SAS SAS Connect has taken delivery of its 15th Airbus A320neo aircraft. The aircraft EI-SIN Airbus A320-251N msn 10629 was delivered Hamburg Finkenwerder (XFW) to Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) as 'SLI9150' on 15 July.   The aircraft operated its first commercial service on 22 July from Stockholm (ARN) to Palma (PMI) as SAS1805/6.  SAS Connect has five Airbus A320neo on aircraft on order.  SAS Connect part of SAS Airlines Group exclusively operates flights on behalf of SAS Scandinavia and currently operates a fleet of 15 Airbus A320neo with operational bases in Copenhagen (CPH), London Heathrow (LHR) and Malaga (AGP).  In November 2021, SAS Ireland was rebranded as SAS Connect. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 23 July All Rights Reserved

9H-QCL Boeing 737-8AS Malta Air operates Dublin-Kerry flight

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                                                                  9H-QCL Boeing 737-8AS msn 44732 Malta Air in full Ryanair colours operated a flight on behalf of Ryanair DAC from Dublin to Kerry on Sunday 17th July as RYR6677/6678. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 18 July All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 18 July

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                                                                    Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 18 July: https://bit.ly/3OfeWXc

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 18 July

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                                                                   Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 18 July: https://bit.ly/3zfPAV0

Gainjet Ireland receives UAS operational approval from IAA

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                                                                  Gainjet Ireland in a Facebook post 4 July announced it received “Specific” Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operational approval from the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems operations under authorisation number IEL.UAS.AUTH1006. Shannon base pilots are EASA certified for drone operations. Image Credit: GainJet Ireland  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 16 July All Rights Reserved

G-EIDY Airbus A330 Aer Lingus UK returns service with Aer Lingus as EI-EDY

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                                                                  According to Flightradar24 G-EIDY Airbus A330-302 msn 1025 Aer Lingus UK operated its last service from Manchester on 24-25 June as EUK935/4 to and from Orlando McCoy (MCO). The aircraft positioned Manchester to Dublin on 27 June as EUK981. The aircraft was re-registered as G-EIDY in Dublin and restored to its pervious registration EI-EDY and re-entered service on 13 July operating EIN105/104 to and from New York (JFK). With the return of EI-EDY Aer Lingus operates a fleet of 11 Airbus A330-300 aircraft on its North Atlantic route network from Dublin.  Aer Lingus UK based in Manchester operates a fleet of two aircraft one Airbus A321LR G-EIRH and one Airbus A330-300 G-EILA on routes to New York JFK and Orlando.   Irish Aviation Research Institute © 16 July All Rights Reserved

Dublin Airport handles 2.8 million passengers in June, Cork Airport revises upwards passenger forecast

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                                                                 In an LinkedIn Post Cork Airport has revised its passenger projections for the year 2022 upwards, from 1.8 million passengers to 2.1 million passengers. This is on the back of strong demand for international travel and with a number of recent new route announcements by Ryanair. It is anticipated that Cork Airport will be the first state airport to make a full recovery to pre-pandemic passenger traffic.  Cork Airport stated its continually engaged with both existing airlines and prospective airlines, with a view to consolidating, improving and enhancing the connectivity from Cork Airport. The daa announced over 2.8 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in June, reaching 88% of the passenger numbers seen pre-pandemic in June 2019. Almost 8 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport between April and June of 2022.  Strong growth reported in all market segments - Domestic (13,000) , Europe (1.4 million)

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 12 July

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                                                                    Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 12 July: https://bit.ly/3AFKnH7

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 12 July

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                                                                   Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 12 July: https://bit.ly/3yYwnXs

Aer Lingus moving to new International Terminal at Orlando International (MCO) in September

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                                                                  In a tweet 8 July Orlando International Airport confirmed Aer Lingus is amongst a number of airlines, whom are moving the new $2.75 billion International Terminal C at Orlando International (MCO) which will open over a two-week period with international operations beginning on September 19, 2022 and domestic operations on September 26, 2022. The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority Board Chairman Carson Good stated "We want to ensure that from day one, Terminal C will be ready to accommodate our growing air service demands while providing the utmost in customer convenience. Going ‘Beyond The Orlando Experience’ has always been our goal for this facility and we’re confident that when it opens, it will exceed those expectations."  Terminal C will serve up to 12 million passengers annually and feature a new Federal Inspection Service (FIS) facility as well as 15 new gates (accommodating up to 20 aircraft) depending

Emerald Airlines Takes Delivery Of 12th ATR72-600, plans further Belfast City base growth

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                                                                   Emerald Airlines, exclusive operator of Aer Lingus Regional, took delivery of its 12th ATR72-600 on Friday 8th July. The aircraft EI-HDI ATR72-212A(600) msn 1086 routed Exeter to Dublin as 'EAI72M', was formerly registered as 2-BKJS to Chorus Aviation. Emerald Airlines launched 2 new routes this week from George Best Belfast City Airport to Cardiff Airport operating five times weekly and Southampton International Airport operating daily and increased frequencies on Glasgow route, further reinforcing its presence as the largest airline at the city centre airport. Belfast City Airport Aviation Development Manager Ellie McGimpsey said "Aer Lingus Regional’s base at Belfast City Airport has been operational for just over 3 months and we are thrilled to already see expansion in both the number of routes served by the airline and the frequency of its services."  Emerald Airlines Head of Commercial Ciarán Smi

N277GX Airbus A321 GlobalX Airlines operates Shannon proving flight

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                                                                  On 26-29th June N277GX Airbus A321-231 msn 2480 GlobalX Airlines operating under callsign 'Gemini 902/3' carried out an FAA North Atlantic Tracks authorization proving flight to Shannon Airport routing Miami-Bangor-Keflavik-Shannon and returning on same routing.  The aircraft is operated in 183 seat configuration featuring 12 Business Class, 22 Premium Economy and 149 Economy class seats. Global Crossing is a U.S. 121 domestic flag and supplemental airline flying the Airbus A320 family aircraft, proving charter airlift for major airlines under ACMI (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance), tour operators, professional and collegiate sports teams, casinos, and corporate groups. It will also operate direct to consumer charters under its own Part 380, charter airline serving the domestic market, Caribbean and Latin American markets.  The carrier  operates a fleet of 7 Airbus (A320) and 1 Airbus (A321) and Q3 plan