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Acumen Aviation Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Eamonn Cronin runs for ISTAT Board 2021 Elections

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                                                                 Eamonn has over 23 years experience in the aviation market covering the airline, MRO and aircraft leasing and finance markets.  Eamonn is currently Director and Chief Commercial Officer for Acumen Aviation in Europe.  He is also a Director of a number of investor entities in Ireland.  He currently heads lease management, and is actively involved in growing the investor base, aircraft remarketing and trading activities.  He previously held roles with SR Technics (UK), ORIX Aviation, AWAS, Octagon Aviation Capital and was one of the founding partners of Eirtrade Aviation.  Prior to aviation he worked in banking in the US.  Eamonn is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Dublin.  Eamonn has been an active member of ISTAT for the past 15 years and is a regular speaker and participator on the worldwide aviation circuit.   He is also an active me

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 22 February

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                                                                    Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 22 February: http://bit.ly/2ZBits5

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 22 February

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                                                                    Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 22 February:  http://bit.ly/3sl7eA3

G-JOTE Bae146-300F Jota Aviation operates Stansted charter

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                                                                  On Wednesday 10th February G-JOTE Bae146-300F msn 3182 Jota Aviation operated a Dublin to London Stansted charter as ENZ592. The aircraft operated into Dublin the pervious evening from Birmingham as ENZ591. This aircraft has been regular visitor to Dublin since delivery in 1991 with pervious operators G-TNTG Air Foyle, OO-TAE TNT Airways, EC-MFT Pan Air & ASL Airlines Spain prior to delivery to Jota Aviation in 2018. Jota Aviation is a specialist charter airline based at London Southend Airport, operating throughout the UK and Europe for ACMI, passenger, cargo and VIP charters. Image courtesy of Elevationair    Irish Aviation Research Institute © 14 February 2021 All Rights Reserved

REVA Plans Shannon Base expansion

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                                                    At the formal launch of REVA base operations at Shannon Airport Gainjet Ireland CEO Ray Mills said "The partnership we have formed with REVA is the first service of its kind in Ireland. I believe there is huge potential from this service and am hopeful that we will grow rapidly from our one based aircraft to three Shannon based aircraft by the end of this year."  Shannon Group CEO Mary Considine said "It is a vote of confidence in the airport that North America’s largest air ambulance service chose to invest at our airport and provide an invaluable service for people when they are most vulnerable and need support. It is a tribute to Gainjet Ireland for securing the partnership with REVA and our congratulations to Ray Mills and his team at Gainjet, and the IDA who supported the company." The base is led by Dr Aidan Murphy, a leader in pre-hospital medicine. EJ-REVA Hawker 800XP msn 258146 completed its first mission

EirTrade Aviation expands aircraft disassembly capacity at Ireland West Airport Knock

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                                                                  EirTrade Aviation announced 1st February on  LinkedIn post it has added an additional aircraft line aircraft disassembly line at its facility at Ireland West Airport Knock (IWAK) to meet meet market capacity requirements. On 16th December 2020 Eirtrade Aviation lodged a planning application with Mayo County Council for the construction of a new aircraft hangar at the airport. The new hangar will have the capability to accommodate multiple aircraft types up to an Airbus A380. The project would support up to 110 jobs during the construction phase and a further 100 jobs once operational.  EirTrade Aviation has carried out arframe disassembly on Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Airbus A321, Airbus A380-800, Boeing 737 Classic, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 757-200 aircraft types at Ireland West Airport Knock (IWAK) since the facility opened in 2013. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 14 February 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 8 February

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                                                                    Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 8 February: http://bit.ly/2MNhS3F

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 8 February

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                                                               Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 8 February: http://bit.ly/2N0ZCU9  

EI-GTZ Airbus A321 Delivered to Privilege Style

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                                                            Spanish ACMI Carrier Privilege Style have taken delivery of their first Airbus A321-200 seen pictured at Dublin Airport on 3rd February prior to delivery, to become EC-NLJ. The A321's will be used to replace the airline's two Boeing 757-200 aircraft.   Privilege Style will acquire two Airbus A321s, beginning with msn 3636. The aircraft was originally delivered to Qatar Airways, is powered by IAE V2533-A5 engines and seats 214 passengers, plus has ETOPS 120. Initially Privilege Style was looking to replace its fleet of Boeing 757s with two Boeing 737-800s, but not many of that type were available due to the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Privilege Style based in Madrid operates charter flights on behalf of other airlines, tour operators, sports teams and other VIP customers with a fleet of 2 Boeing 757-200 and 1 Boeing 767-300(ER). The carrier recently retired its single Boeing 777-200ER from service. The air

REVA Opens New Shannon Airport Air Ambulance Base

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                                                                  REVA Inc announced expansion of its global footprint with the establishment of a new base in Shannon Airport with a full-time Ireland-based crew after receiving regulatory approvals.  The new base in Shannon is strategically positioned to serve Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, to speed up transatlantic operations between the Americas and Europe offering a quicker patient transport time, providing fewer delays for crew repositioning and overnights, and ultimately minimizing patient hospitalization costs at their treating facilities. To support the new operation N534RV Hawker 800XP msn 258146 arrived Shannon 18 June 2020 and departed to Zurich on 21st August 2020. The aircraft was re-registered as EJ-REVA routed Bournemouth to Shannon on 2 February 2021 to launch base operations and is operated by Gainjet Ireland.  CEO & President REVA Inc Shannon Schell said "We are extremely excited about the opening 

31st Ethiopian Airlines Dash 8-400 Delivered through Dublin Airport

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                                                                    Ethiopian Airlines has taken delivery of its 31st DHC8-400 aircraft. The aircraft registered C-GKYL msn 4618 was delivered at Toronto Downsview on Friday 29 January 2021 . On 30th January the aircraft routed Toronto Downsview to Goose Bay to Keflavik before overnight onto Dublin as ETH9201 arriving 1211 local. The aircraft departed Dublin at 1328 local to Rome Fiumicino before overnight to its home base in Addis Ababa. This is the third Ethiopian Airlines Dash 8-400 to be delivered through Dublin following sistership's ET-AXX and ET-AXY  on 28th October 2020. C-GKYL is to be registered as ET-AXZ. Ethiopian Airlines currently operates a fleet of 29 DHC8-400 aircraft in a two class 71 seat configuration with 9 cloud nine and 64 economy class powered by PW150A engines. Ethiopian’s key strategic partnerships with ASKY Airlines, Malawi Airlines, Ethiopian Moçambique Airlines and Tchadia Airlines operate Dash 8-400 aircr

Cavok Air Antonov An‑12BK Delivers PPE consignment to Dublin

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                                                                  On Sunday 3th January UR-KDM Antonov An‑12BK msn 02348107 Cavok Air CVK7022 landed in Dublin at 1702 local from Luxembourg with a consignment of PPE stock. The next morning the aircraft to Leipzig Germany.  The aircraft has a very interesting history being almost 50 years old originally delivered to the Soviet Union - Air Force in 1972 and is powered by the Ivchenko AI-20  a Soviet turboprop engine developed by the Ivchenko design bureau in the 1950s. It has been built in large numbers, serving as the powerplant for the Antonov An-12 transport. The An-12 was originally designed as a military transporter so can be used at remote cargo aprons within barbed wired military facilities and operate from concrete and unpaved runways, including grass landing strips. The aircraft has been modified and is fully EASA & Eurocontrol compliant with both EGPWS and TCAS systems has stage III noise level with a maximum payload of 20 t

Nordwind Airlines Boeing 777-300 Delivers PPE consignment to Dublin

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                                                                    On Thursday 7th January VP-BJP Boeing 777-367(ER) msn 35299 Norwind Airlines visited Dublin from Nanjing China with a consignment of PPE stock as NWS9482 landing at 0205 local. The aircraft departed to Guangzhou China on Friday 8th January at 1622 local as 'NWS9483'. According to Flightradar24 the aircraft is heavily tasked operating routes from China to Europe on PPE flights. The carrier is one of the biggest Russian Federation airline companies in passenger turnover. includes 95 destinations of flights in Russia and globally. Nordwind Airlines was established in 2008 based in Moscow Sheremetyevo with a fleet of 32 Airbus A321-200, Boeing 777-300(ER), Boeing 737-800 aircraft and is due to take delivery of two former Jet Airways Airbus A330-200 aircraft leased from CDB Aviation.  Image courtesy of Elevationair    Irish Aviation Research Institute © 30 January 2021 All Rights Reserved

Turkish Airlines increases Dublin capacity boosts frequency

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                                                                       Turkish Airlines has announced with effect 1st of February 2021 they will start operating their flights with Airbus A330-200 aircraft on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays on the Dublin to Istanbul route. The carrier will increase frequency from 4 flights to 5 flights per week as of 14 February and from 17 March (St Patrick's Day) to 6 flights per week and from 6 April a daily service. They also operate a weekly freight only flight operated by a Boeing 777-300(ER) to Dublin on Fridays. Image courtesy of Elevationair    Irish Aviation Research Institute © 30 January 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 25 January

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                                                                  Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 25 January: http://bit.ly/39ZHnX7  

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 25 January

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                                                                  Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 25 January: http://bit.ly/39XNB9Q 

ASL Airlines (Ireland) adds EI-DAD Boeing 737-800(BCF) to fleet

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                                                                    ASL Airlines (Ireland) has taken delivery of EI-DAD msn 33544 Boeing 737-8AS(BCF) for operation of behalf of Amazon Prime Air. The aircraft positioned Shannon to Cologne on 26th October 2020. During the BCF modification the aircraft was re-registered as N547CC and was ferried Jinan-Shanghai-Osaka-Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky-Anchorage-Jacksonville-Bangor-Keflavik-Shannon on 23-24th September for pre in service work.  The two ASL Airlines (Ireland) Boeing 737-800(BCF)'s are supporting Amazon Air first-ever regional air hub in Europe at the Leipzig/Halle Airport in Schkeuditz, Germany at the 20,000 square meter cargo facility creating 200 new jobs. Goetz Ahmelmann, CEO Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG said "We are delighted to have won another well-known logistics company for Leipzig/Halle Airport. Leipzig/Halle is clearly a very special hub in European freight traffic for Amazon Air. We have scored points in Central Ger

ASL Airlines (Ireland) adds EI-DAC Boeing 737-800(BCF) to fleet

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                                                                   ASL Airlines (Ireland) has taken delivery of EI-DAC msn 29938 Boeing 737-8AS(BCF) for operation of behalf of Amazon Prime Air. The aircraft positioned Shannon to Leipzig on 6th November.  Following BCF modification N541CC was ferried Shanghai-Kansai International-Anchorage-Paine Field-Bangor-Shannon on 16 to 18th October 2020 in Prime Air colours to become EI-DAC pre-service work.  The Boeing 737-800 has become a staple among express and short-haul cargo haulers, with its 24-ton payload and flight range of 2,000 nautical miles. The aircraft are well suited for high-frequency runs required for express operations. Image courtesy of Amazon  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 24 January 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 18 January

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 18 January

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                                                                          Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 18 January: http://bit.ly/35R1VQq

Aer Lingus Airbus A330-200 EI-DUO Positions to Nimes

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                                                                   Aer Lingus Airbus A330-202 EI-DUO msn 926 positioned Shannon to Nimes as 'Shamrock 2504' departing at 1144 local on 8th January 2021 for onward storage reported German aviation website Skyliner Aviation. The aircraft had been stored in Shannon from 17th July when the aircraft positioned from Dublin as EIN991 arriving 1727 local. According to Flightradar24 the aircraft the aircraft operated its last commercial flight on 18th June as EIN105 from Dublin to New York JFK. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 15 January 2021 All Rights Reserved

ASL Airlines (Ireland) Boeing 757 EI-LBS Re-registered as N726WN

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                                                                   ASL Airlines (Ireland) Ltd Boeing 757-2Q8 msn 27623 EI-LBS formerly operated on behalf of Aer Lingus has been re-registered as N726WN to UBM Bank at Goodyear on 6th January reported German aviation website Skyliner Aviation.  The aircraft was formally cancelled from Irish Aviation Authority registry on 10th December 2020.  The FAA registers states a certificate of registration was issued on 26th December 2019 to UBM Bank NA Trustee in Salt Lake City. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 15 January 2021 All Rights Reserved

ASL Airlines (Ireland) Boeing 757 EI-LBR Re-registered as N751AL

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                                                                  ASL Airlines Ireland Boeing 757-2Q8 EI-LBR msn 28167 formerly operated on behalf of Aer Lingus has been re-registered as N751AL to Aer Sale at Goodyear on 6th January reported German aviation website Skyliner Aviation.  EI-LBR departed Shannon to Bangor, Maine on 30th November 2019 and next day was ferried to Goodyear,  Arizona.  The aircraft was formally cancelled from Irish Aviation Authority registry on 10 March 2020.  The aircraft was registered as N751AL to Aerolease 5 LLC in Miami, Dade Florida on 1st June 2020 according to the FAA Registry. Aer Lingus had leased three ex Finnair Boeing 757-200’s to be operated and flight crewed by ASL Airlines with Aer Lingus cabin crew for new routes to be operated across the Atlantic on 'Pathfinder' routes.  The 757 enabled Aer Lingus to re-open routes from Shannon to Boston and New York JFK and new routes to Bradley International and Toronto.  Irish Aviation Research In

Aer Lingus Airbus A321 EI-CPE Positions to Nimes

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                                                                   Aer Lingus Airbus A321-211 EI-CPE msn 926 positioned Dublin to Nimes as 'Shamrock 2506' departing at 1112 local on 8th January 2021 for onward storage reported German aviation website Skyliner Aviation. According to Flightradar24 the aircraft the aircraft operated its last commercial flight on 20 March 2020 as EIN582/3 to and from Malaga. Image credit Wikimedia Commons - Arz Irish Aviation Research Institute © 15 January 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 11 January

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                                                                          Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 11 January: http://bit.ly/3brQySo