Showing posts from May 2, 2012

Emirates Airlines Dublin route breaks record ©

                                                              Emirates Airlines has broken all records with the performance of its Dublin route with the carrier upgrading the route a Boeing 777-300ER such is the level of demand two months ahead of schedule originally which was planned for the 1 st of July with A6-EBC Boeing 777-36NER c/n 32790 operating the first flight yesterday.                                              The carrier commenced the route on the 9 th of January with an Airbus A330-200 with the carrier having consistently having load factors in excess of 90% from the first day of operation, thus the Dublin route has exceeded all expectations as an A330-200 would serve the route for 2 to 3 years before being upgraded to an Boeing 777-300ER despite the competition from Etihad Airways in the market for connecting traffic via their respective hubs.                                              The introduction of the Boeing 777-300ER on the route will in

Etihad Airways acquires a 3% stake in Aer Lingus ©

                                                              On Tuesday 1 st of May it was announced that Etihad Airways acquired a 2.987% stake in Aer Lingus for an undisclosed sum, a week after Transaero Airlines acquired Air Atlanta Aero Engineering in Shannon which is a further endorsement of the strength of the aviation industry in Ireland. Aer Lingus issued a statement ‘ Aer Lingus and Etihad are engaged in discussions which to date have focused on reciprocal code-share opportunities, Future discussions may explore additional commercial and cost opportunities to develop a closer working relationship in areas such as joint procurement’. Their could be immense opportunities for Aer Lingus and Etihad Airways out of a possible commercial agreement,firstly a new code-share agreement would leverage the strengths of each perspective hub as Aer Lingus has a strong brand presence in North America and UK Provincial markets (Aer Lingus Regional) and the competitive advantage o

Boeing 737-200 Experienced Technical People require for Missionary Project ©

Experienced technical people required: retired or available technicians, both mechanical and avionic (but preferably avionic) experienced people who could assist a missionary project in Botswana . No license required. It would suit somebody who could train a few young guys in the fine art of reading wiring diagrams, troubleshooting, locating wiring snags, etc. Botswana is a nice, peaceful place, plenty of sunshine and relaxed atmosphere for somebody who would like to take on a little adventure, be it for a short, medium or long term commitment, ideal for the guy that would like to give something back or just do something different for a while. These people operate on a not for profit basis, so if you want to make a lot of money, it’s not for you. They will obviously, cover expenses, flights, bed and board, etc. for the right person. Anybody with any interest can contact me, Hugh Kelly, via email at and I will explain in more detail the operation and e