Monday, 3 September 2012

The Emerald Isle Classic Airlift ©


                                                     
The Emerald Isle Classic was the first NCAA-sanctioned American college football game played in Europe at the Aviva Stadium Dublin on Saturday 1st September with 35,000 fans travelling to support Norte Dame & Navy Academy teams. The event was described as the largest mobilisation of Americans for an overseas event , which generated a considerable volume of activity at Dublin Airport pre and post the event which was the the formal launch of the Ireland Gathering 2013.

                                       

All transatlantic carriers serving Dublin catered for the increased demand with Aer Lingus operating a special charter flight from Washington Dulles with the Naval Academy team and entourage also an extra flight from New York JFK. An Aer Lingus spokesman Declan Kearney stated all US flights where fully booked for the week, with the airline expecting to carry 13,000 passengers.

                                         

Delta Airlines operated a special Airbus A330-200 charter from South Bend with the Norte Dame team and increased capacity on the New York JFK using A330-200s in lieu of Boeing 767-300ER's .

                                         

United Airlines added an extra daily Boeing 757-200 service from Newark Liberty for the week and US Airways operated an additional Boeing 757-200ER sector and Boeing 767-200ER capacity on the Philadelphia route in lieu of Boeing 757-200ER's.

                                         

Interestingly N272WA MD-11 c/n 48437 World Airways has a Irish Connection previously being wet-leased by Aer Lingus over four summers in the period 1998-2001 to operate the Shannon-New York JFK route.

The visit of the Atlas Air Boeing 747-400 on a charter flight was most welcome, as the aircraft type is becoming increasingly rare to see operate in the Irish market in passenger operations, as high fuel costs mean airlines are increasingly replacing the type with Airbus A330s and Boeing 777s to reduce operating costs

                                       

Dublin 30th August:

EI-ELA Airbus A330-301 c/n 1106 Aer Lingus EIN7118
N182DN Boeing 767-332ER c/n 25987  Delta Airlines  DAL92/8779
N465MC Boeing 747-446 c/n 24784 Atlas Air  GTI2048/9 1st Visit
N815NW  Airbus A330-323X c/n 817  Delta Airlines  DAL8923/91
N732MA Boeing 737-81Q/W c/n 30618 Miami Air International  BSK657/564

Friday 31st August:

N640GT Boeing 767-3S1ER c/n 25221 Atlas Air  GTI8675/2109 1st Visit
N182DN Boeing 767-332ER c/n 25987  Delta Airlines DAL8780
N815NW  Airbus A330-323X c/n 817  Delta Airlines  DAL92/91
N271WA MD-11 c/n 48518 World Airways WOA3306
N272WA MD-11 c/n 48437 World Airways  WOA3422

Saturday 1st September:

N205UW Boeing 757-23N/W c/n 30887 US Airways AWE9010
N465MC Boeing 747-446 c/n 24784 Atlas Air  GTI2048
N815NW Airbus A330-323X c/n 817 Delta Airlines DAL92/8923

North Apron:
D-BTEN Cessna 750 c/n  750-0085 Air Charter Minninger
D-CEFD Cessna 525 c/n 525B0120 E-Aviation
N10FE CL601 c/n  5188 Federal Express Leasing Corp
N224BH Gulfstream G450 c/n 4241 Bank Of Utah Trustee
N505JH Cessna 500 c/n 501-0126 Jackson Hole Air Charter Inc
N604FJ CL601 c/n 5001 Carco Leasing Inc
N929WG Gulfstream G200 c/n 239 Fort Calumet Co
OM-USS Hawker 900XP c/n HA-0151 US Steel

West Apron: 
C-GHMW CL605 c/n 5796 Execaire
N182DN Boeing 767-332ER c/n 25987 Delta Airlines
N227RH Gulfstream G450 c/n 4108 Winnepeg LLC
N271WA MD-11 c/n 48518 World Airways
N272WA MD-11 c/n 48437 World Airways
N311TK Gulfstream G550 c/n 5028 Millrock Aviation Financial LLC
N416QS Gulfstream 4 c/n 1316 NetJets
N96JA Gulfstream 4 c/n 1226 Jordan Consulting Inc

Runway 11/29:
N15PX Global 5000 c/n 9382 SPX Corp
N17JK Gulfstream 4 c/n 1235 Transmeridian Aviation LLC
N17ND Gulfstream 5 c/n  518 Jetaway Air Services LLC
N181CR Gulfstream 4 c/n  1001 Corporate Wings LLC
N267DW CL604 c/n 5391 GSO Capital Partners LP
N368HK Global Express c/n 9409 Bombardier Aerospace Corp
N431CB CL601 c/n 5164 C R Bard Inc
N460QS Gulfstream 4 c/n 1360 NetJets
N778CR Gulfstream G450 c/n 4056 CMR LLC
N950JB Falcon 900DX c/n 602 Sweatmore Air III LLC

Sunday 2nd September:

N460QS Gulfstream 4 c/n 1360 NJI Sales Inc departed 0916
G-WLVS Falcon 2000EX c/n 141 Trinity Aviation Ltd departed 0918
N131AJ Learjet 35A c/n 35-381 Aero-Jet Aviation Inc departed 0919
OM-USS Hawker 800XP c/n 258720 U.S. Steel  departed 0921
CS-DXL Cessna 560XL c/n 560-5640 NetJets Transportes Aereo NJE903T departed 0934
N368HK Global Express c/n 9409 Bombardier Aerospace Corp departed 0944
N929WG Gulfstream G200 c/n 056 Fort Calumet Co departed 0955
CS-DTM Learjet 45 c/n 45-286 MasterJet LMJ801 departed 1018
CS-DFK Falcon 2000EX c/n 65 NetJets Transportes Aereos NJE299A/793K  arrived 1028 departed 1206
G-CTEN Cessna 750 c/n 750-0281 Pendley Aviation LLP PDY44C departed 1031
N56D Gulfstream 4 c/n 1309 BAL Corporate Aviation LLC arrived 1033 departed 1304
N227RH Gulfstream G450 c/n 4108 Winnipeg LLC arrived 1035
EI-ELA Airbus A330-301 c/n 1106 Aer Lingus EIN7119
N267BW Falcon 2000EX c/n 107 Namaya Inc departed 1043
N502QS Gulfstream 5 c/n 601 Woodland Partners arrived 1048
N416QS Gulfstream 4 c/n 1316 Ingersoll Rand Service co departed 1049
N465MC Boeing 747-446 c/n 24784 Atlas Air GTI2051 departed 1112
N96JA Gulfstream 4 c/n 1226 Jordan Consulting Inc departed 1143
N267DW CL604 c/n 5391 Avpro Inc departed 1209
N431CB CL600 c/n 5164 C R Bard Inc departed 1218
N224BH Gulfstream 4 c/n 4241 Bank of Utah Trustee departed 1220
N732MA Boeing 737-81Q/W c/n 30618 Miami Air International BSK507/658 arrived 1228 departed 1428
N311TK Gulfstream G550 c/n 5028 Millrock Aviation Financial LLC departed 1226
C-GNRC CL604 c/n 5417 Q Jets Aviation Ltd arrived 1227
N762NA Boeing 767-319ER c/n 24876 North American Airlines EIN2106/111 arrived 1248 departed 1646
D-BTEN Cessna 750 c/n 750-0085 ACM Air Charter BVR202 departed 1302
N205UW Boeing 757-23N/W c/n 30887 US Airways AWE9010 departed 1304
N604FJ CL601 c/n 5001 Carco Leasing Inc departed 1312
N181CR Gulfstream 4 c/n 1001 Corporate Wings LLC departed 1500
N17JK Gulfstream 4 c/n 1235 Transmeridian Aviation LLC departed 1547
N640GT Boeing 767-3S1ER c/n 25221 Atlas Air GTI6676 departed 1718
N778CR Gulfstream G450 c/n 4056 CMR LLC EMJ778 departed 1802
N271WA MD11 c/n 48518 World Airways WOA3305 departed 1814
N272WA MD11 c/n 48437 World Airways WOA3421 departed 1859

Sources: Dublin Movements Blog, Irish Aviation Yahoo Group, Mark Willis.

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