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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update w/e 29-11-13

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                                                    Ryanair Boeing 737-800  The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended. Chris Witt/Skyliner : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/ Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/ EI-FDI Boeing 767-35D(ER) c/n 27902 Privelege Style Departed Shannon Aerospace 27/11/13 arrived 24/09/13 ex SP-LPB. EI-FAW ATR72-600 c/n 1122 Aer Lingus Regional Delivered Toulouse-Dublin 26/11/13 ex F-WWEK named "St Cronan". EI-LAX Airbus A330-202 c/n 269 Aer Lingus Ferried Dublin-Stockholm Arlanda 29/11/13 on winter-lease to Novair. EI-LNC Boeing 787-8 c/n 34795 Norwegian Long-Haul Delivered Paine Field-Oslo 27/11/13. EI-LIR Airbus A319-132 c/n 2335 Belle Air Express Ferried Prishtina-Basel-Ostrava 26/11/13 returned to lessor ex F-ORAF. EI-TAT Challenger 605 c/n 5940 Delivered

Irish Aircraft register updated to 1st November

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has issued the updated Irish Civil Aircraft register as of 1 st November. The register can be downloaded at : Register

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update w/e 22-11-13

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                                                    EI-TLP Airbus A320 Courtsey Sean Flynn The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended. Chris Witt/Skyliner : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/ Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/ EI-DPA Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 33602 Ryanair Ferried Prestwick-Shannon 15/11/13 Returned to Orix Aviation. EI-ERH A320 Livingston ferried Milan Malpensa-Dublin 5/11/13 Returned to SMBC Aviation. EI-ETT Boeing 737-4K5 c/n 24125 Mistral Air Ferried Naples-Bournemouth 21/11/13 in TrawelFly colours returned to lessor. EI-EUA A320 Livingston ferried Milan Malpensa-Dublin 11/11/13 Returned to SMBC Aviation. EI-TLP Airbus A320-232 c/n 760 ILFC Registered at Dublin 21/11/13 in Windrose Air colours ex UR-WRN. EI-XLK Boeing 747-412 c/n  29950 Transaero Airlines 1st in service 16/11/13 V

Windrose Air Airbus A320 in Dublin on lease handback takes up registration EI-TLP

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                                                    Courtesy: Sean Flynn UR-WRN Airbus A320 Windrose Air construction number 760 hex code 50824B was ferried Donetsk to Dublin on Friday 15th November on return to lessor ILFC, after operating operated its last revenue service on 21st October Donetsk to Tel Aviv vv. The was restored to it's original Irish registration EI-TLP on 21st November and was moved to old runway 11/29 storage area pending a new lease assignment. This aircraft first flight on 20th November 1997 as F-WWDD and delivered to TransAer International as EI-TLP on 20th January 1998 on lease from ILFC.                                         Courtesy: Paul Doyle  The aircraft was operated for Virgin Express Ireland from 1st February to 31st October 1998, and later leased to Aeropostal from 7th November 1998 to 16th April 1999. EI-TLP was leased to Shorouk Air 10th October 1999 and was returned a month later following the collapse of the carrier. The air

Kestrel Engineering Ltd Announces New Website and Product Launch

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                                                    Courtesy: Kestrel Engineering Ltd Kestrel Engineering Ltd has launched a new product "Saf-Deflat-Aer Eco , combines the valve core release feature from the Saf-Deflat-Aer design coupled with a threaded fitting to allow it to be screwed onto the external threads of the Schrader wheel valve,  allowing deflation in same time as the Saf-Deflat-Aer. The Saf-Deflat-Aer Eco valve is suitable for use on Airbus, ATR, Boeing , Bombardier, and Embraer aircraft types. The company's new website is very functional and features the company’s vision and profile, case histories, detailed product information, and further information and reference to it's major airline and MRO customer base around the globe whom have ordered products. For more information view website: www.kestrelengineering.com  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 19th November 2013 All Rights Reserved.

21st Annual Aviation Fair Sunday 24th November Carlton Hotel Old Airport Road, Cloghran, Dublin Airport

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                                                    Annual Aviation Fair  The 21st Annual Irish Aviation fair takes place next Sunday 24th November between 1000 and 1700 hours at "The Cloud Suite" of the Carlton Hotel, old airport road, located next to Dublin Airport Admission is free! The annual event has gone from strength to strength having moved to ALSAA from the City Center a few years ago,  to allow a bigger and better exhibition and it has grown in popularity among the aviation community every year since, as annual gathering and networking event. To meet demand the venue has a new home at the Carlton Hotel, old airport road. Exhibitors and traders at the fair include slide and photo sales, models, second-hand books and magazines, aviation collectibles, aviation art. The fair began as a project of the Aviation Society of Ireland which came into being in 1969 and now exists as a kind of 'virtual society' with most of the interaction between its membe

Aviation Enthusiast's Group Visit - Irish Air Corps - Baldonnel

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                                                    Courtesy: Irish Air Corps  Airliner Experience is pleased to announce permission has been granted for an Aviation Enthusiast's Group Visit to the Irish Air Corps - Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel. Depending on their operations schedule we will have access to most of the resident Air Corps aircraft, for external and internal inspections, which include, Helicopters: AgustaWestland Aw139 (x6) Eurocopter EC-135 (x3) Fixed Wing Aircraft: CASA CH-235M - Troop Transporter & Maritime Patrol (x2) Pilatus PC-9M (x8) Gulfstream IV - Government Jet (x1) Learjet 45 - Government Jet (x1) Cessna 172  (x1) It is a real privilege to be allowed group access to Casement Aerodrome and to glimpse inside the workings of the Irish Air Corps and their aircraft. Depending on the day, and on Air Corps operations we may get to visit the guns and Ammunition Section, Control Tower and Meteorological Office. There may also be an opportuni

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update w/e 15-11-13

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                                                    Dublin Airport  The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended. Chris Witt/Skyliner : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/ Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/ CX-POS ATR72-212A c/n 636 BQB Líneas Aéreas Delivered Dinard-Shannon-Las Palmas-Cape Verde-Recife/Guararapes 09-11/11/13 in full colours ex EI-FCE. EI-DUS Boeing 737-3M8(QC) c/n 24021 Mistral Air Ferried Rome FCO-Lasham 13/11/13 in basic colours returned to lessor. EI-FCM Embraer 190LR c/n 19000230 SMBC Aviation Ferried Xinzheng Airport-Almaty Airport-Riga-Exeter 09/10-11/13 ex B-3131. EI-FCP Airbus A319-111 c/n 1180 ILFC Airtest from Shannon Aerospace 13/11/13 in all white colours. EI-FDB Airbus A319-111 c/n 1247 ILFC Airtest from Shannon Aerospace 14/11/13 in all white colours. EI-LNC Boeing 78

Continued recovery in Irish air traffic-Irish Aviation Authority

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                                                      Dublin Airport  Ireland's Irish Aviation Authority announced total flights in Irish-controlled airspace in October increased by 4.4% when compared with the same month last year, with on average 1,512 daily flights during October 2013, the busiest day being 11th October with 1,718 flights. IAA Chief Executive, Eamonn Brennan said "The October air traffic figures are very encouraging with strong growth in en route traffic reflecting the ongoing recovery in global aviation. Dublin continues to lead the domestic recovery and has recorded its eighth consecutive month of growth". Flights for en route traffic (flights that pass through Irish airspace but do not land) showed particularly strong growth at 6.1% would indicative of the ongoing recovery in Europe and North America. The IAA North Atlantic Communications service (Europe/North America) also saw encouragingly strong growth of 5.4%. On a cumulative basis

Collaboration driving Ireland’s Aerospace Industry

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                                                    EI-FDI Boeing 767 Courtesy: Paul Doyle  A unique competitive advantage at the heart of Ireland’s Aviation industry is collaboration, creating a value supply chain benefiting the Irish economy. Britannica’s encyclopedia defines collaboration as “To work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor.” Ireland has achieved collaboration on a major scale in the aviation industry as a center for excellence for aircraft leasing companies and has cluster of Maintenance & Repair Organization (MRO’s) lead by Dublin Aerospace, Eirtech Aviation, Lufthansa Aeromotive, Shannon Aerospace, TEAM Accessories Ltd, Transaero Engineering Ireland Ltd. These MRO’s specialize in the fields of aircraft painting, base maintenance, component repair, design and engineering, engine overhaul, aircraft management and technical companies supported by the regulatory framework of the Irish Aviation Authority. The ability to pro

Dublin Airport traffic up 5% to 1.8 million passengers in October

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                                                    Emirates Airlines Boeing 777-300ER  Dublin Airport handled 1.8 million passengers in October up 5% on same month last year. All market segments recorded positive traffic growth. Passenger volumes to and from continental Europe grew by 2% with almost 930,000 people and domestic traffic increased by 19% to more than 6,000 passengers. Other international passenger traffic, which includes flights to the Middle East, increased by 11% with more than 43,000 passengers travelling this route sector in October. Transatlantic volumes increased by 13% with more than 160,000 passengers travelling to and from North America during the month and UK traffic increased by 5% with over 642,000 passengers travelling to and from Britain. Just over 17.3 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport from January to October this year, a 5% increase over 2012. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 12th November 2013 All Rights Reserved.

Portuguese carrier SATA International operates last Funchal-Dublin service

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                                                    CS-TKK Airbus A320 SATA International  Portuguese carrier SATA International operated it's last Funchal to Dublin service today Sunday 10th November 2013, after the arrival of CS-TKP Airbus A320-CS-TKP Airbus A320-214 construction number 2011 operating RZO640 touching down at 1111 local. CS-TKP departed Dublin using positioning callsign 'RZO9641' at 1207 local bringing to an end an association with Dublin Airport which began in 1998 operating Boeing 737-300s on it's Funchal route. The Boeing 737-300s were gradually phased out between 2002 and 2005 and replaced by more modern and fuel efficient Airbus A320s. Irish Travel website Travel Extra reported "The decision by SATA is for fleet rather than commercial requirements using the craft to bolster the Azores route run by the airline". I enclose a link to Travel Extra's Sunday Supplement . The withdrawal of SATA International from the Dublin m

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 08-11-13

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                                                    Aer Lingus Regional ATR72  The information contained is sourced  from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended. Chris Witt/Skyliner : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/ Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/ AP-BLM Airbus A320-232 c/n 3105  Shaheen Air International Delivered Manila-Karachi-Jinnah Intenational 05/11/13 ex EI-EYF. EI-CXG Airbus A330-223 c/n 364 Aerolineas Argentinas Ferried Lisbon-Lourdes 06/11/13 to become LV-FNL. EI-DEZ Airbus A319-119 c/n 1282 Meridiana Ferried Montpellier-Méditerranée Airport-Kemble 08/11/13 for part-out & scrap. EI-DLZ Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 33622 Ryanair Ferried Prestwick-Shannon 07/11/13 in basic Ryanair colours no titles to Shannon Aerospace. Returned to SMBC Aviation. EI-FAN ATR72-212A c/n 572 Aircraft International Renting Ferried Dinard-Shannon 0

Avion Express LY-VEU Airbus A319 based at Dublin is wet-leased to Cubana Airlines

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                                                    LY-VEU Airbus A319 Avion Express  Avion Express LY-VEU Airbus A319 construction number 1263 leased from GECAS, based at Dublin Airport for Summer 2013 season operating on behalf of Thomas Cook to a number of European sun destinations. LY-VEU departed Dublin to Keflavik on Sunday 22nd September at 1458 local as NVD9705 to begin an new wet-lease contract with Havana based Cubana Airlines. The aircraft subsequently returned to Europe. Dutch Aviation website www.skyliner-aviation.de reported LY-VEU was ferried on 25th October Lille-Kelfavik-Montreal on new wet-lease to Cubana Airlines. The carrier is a wet lease specialist based in Vilnius operates a fleet of seven Airbus A320 Family aircraft two A319s and five A320s. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 7th November 2013 All Rights Reserved.

Strong Aer Lingus long-haul performance

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                                                    Aer Lingus Airbus A320 Aer Lingus announced it carried 957,000 passengers in October down 0.5% compared to prior year. The airline’s strong performance on long-haul continued through October carrying 100,000 passengers up 16.3% with a load factor of 80.3% down 2.7 points on a 20% increase in capacity. On short-haul the airline carried 754,000 passengers down 4.2% with a load factor 75.4% down 2 points on an 4.3% reduction in capacity, reflecting end of seasonal summer routes and beginning of winter maintenance programme. Aer Lingus Regional operated by Aer Arann carried 103,000 passengers up 15.7% and year to date 939,000 passengers. The figures exclude traffic on Aer Lingus Virgin Little Red wet-lease operation. Year to date Aer Lingus carried 9.276 million passengers up 1.2%. Compared to the Association of European Airlines (mainly so-called legacy carriers) as a whole, the Aer Lingus passenger load factor was close

Ryanair traffic increases by 6% in October to 8.02 million passengers

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                                                    Ryanair Boeing 737-800 Ryanair carried 8.02 million passengers in October up 6% with a load factor of 83% up 1 point.  In the rolling 12 months to the end of October it carried 80.9 million passengers up 2%. Ryanair's Robin Kiely said "Ryanair carried over 8m customers in October, a new record, thanks to the success of Ryanair's offer of lower fares. Our load factor rose 1% to 83%. Ryanair enjoyed a record 12-months' with over 80.9m customers choosing one of Ryanair's low fares.". The airline is due to report earnings for Q2 and first half of fiscal 2014 Monday 4th November at 0600 GMT. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 1st November 2013 All Rights Reserved.

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 01-11-13

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                                                    EI-STA Boeing 737-300 Europe Airpost  I will be providing a new weekly update each Friday of aircraft with an Irish connection on the move around the globe. The information is from a variety of sources, though particular credit must be given to the following sites, which are very highly recommended. Chris Witt/Skyliner : http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/ Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/ EI-CXG Airbus A330-223 c/n 364 Aerolineas Argentinas at Lisbon 26/10/13 prior delivery to become LV-FNL. EI-EYD Airbus A320-232 c/n 3012 ILFC Ferried Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport-Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport 25/10/13 for Shaheen Air. EI-EYY ATR72-212A c/n 575 Aircraft International Renting Ferried Dinard-Shannon 31/10/13 ex VT-JCB for Passaredo Linhas Aéreas to become PR-PDJ. EI-EZK ATR72-212A c/n 593 Aircraft International Renting  Ferried Dinard-Shannon