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Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) Shortlisted for 'Innovation in Action' Award ©

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Picture: Coutsey of Eurocontrol                                                      The Irish Aviation Authority’s Point Merge airspace initiative which went live on 13th December 2012 has been shortlisted for the ‘Innovation in Action’ award by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport for the their 2013 Awards programme, in recognition of the cutting edge enhancements that have been introduced to streamline Dublin’s airspace. IAA Director of ATM Operations and Strategy Peter Kearney said "Point Merge at Dublin is part of the IAAs continuing strategy to develop innovative new air traffic management solutions to provide a safe, efficient and cost effective services to our airline partners. We are delighted that the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport has shortlisted the IAA for the “Innovation in Action” Award 2013, in recognition of this world leading ATM development.The project is the result of over two years’ intensive research and development by a

Cork Airport launches new Ad Campaign promoting direct routes ©

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Picture: Courtesy of Hotels in Cork  The battle for passengers in the South of Ireland intensified today as Cork Airport launched a new advertising campaign entitled 'Better Still, You’re Flying From Cork’ to cement Cork Airport’s status as the number one airport in the South of Ireland, as the airport competes for business against a newly independent Shannon Airport in addition to Kerry Airport and Waterford Airport. Cork Airport Director Niall MacCarthy said "This is an exciting new advertising campaign showcasing all the reasons why it’s so easy and convenient to fly direct from Cork Airport. This campaign will naturally resonate with those living in Cork city and county but this campaign is also designed to reach our customer bas throughout Munster and further afield." Managing Director Cawley Nea\TBWA Deirdre Waldron said "Cork Airport is vital to the business, community and cultural life of the South of Ireland. The region has every right to be proud o

Air Canada re-introduces Dublin to Toronto route ©

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                                                      Air Canada is to re-launch its seasonal Dublin to Toronto route for Summer 2013 from 18th May to 29th September, operating to up to seven times weekly using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft offering customers Economy Class and Comfort Plus seats with Executive First business class seating available on selected services. Air Canada Sales Representative Ireland Eamon Flanagan said “We are pleased to serve the Irish market once again this summer. Toronto proves to be a popular destination with both business and leisure customers in Ireland. As well as benefiting from easy access to the city’s major commercial center and to its many tourism attractions, our Irish customers can take advantage of convenient connections to destinations across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America from our hub, Toronto Pearson International Airport." Schedule: ACA894 Departs Toronto 2145 arrives Dublin 0915 ACA895 Departs Dublin

Government targets Aviation Sector for growth ©

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                                                                                                          On Friday 22nd The Taoiseach, the Tánaiste and the Minister for Jobs published Action Plan for Jobs 2013, as the next step in the Government's plan to rebuild the Irish economy containing 333 actions to be implemented this year by 16 Government departments and 46 agencies targeting Aviation as a key sector for employment growth. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton said: “The Action Plan for Jobs is aimed at supporting the transition from the old, failed economy reliant on property, banking and debt to a new, sustainable, jobs-rich economy based on enterprise, exports and innovation.” The Action Plan 2013 for jobs contained a number of specific elements including the re-establishment of the Shannon Airport Authority Board and appointment of an new CEO, and the transfer of Shannon Development’s enterprise and tourism functions to Fáilte Ireland a

AERGO & PEMCO Partnership Inducts First Two Boeing 737-400 Freighters

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Dublin based Aergo Capital and PEMCO World Air Services have announced the first two aircraft of a 20-aircraft conversion deal between the company and AERGO Cargo Solutions (AERGO) have been inducted – the first aircraft at PEMCO’s Tampa facility and the second at HAECO Group’s STAECO Jinan, China facility. The Boeing 737-400 11-position high yield freighters capable of accommodating a wide variety of containers or pallets (88x125, 108x125, 96x125, military pallet, demi, LD3, AEH, and engine hauling up to 11,000 lbs), plus a smaller hazmat-capable container. Importantly, this configuration is the world’s only 737-400F engineered to comply with forthcoming fire hazard related hazmat regulations which are required to transport these high value, time sensitive goods to market. Aergo CEO Fred Browne said "We are very pleased that the conversion of the first two aircraft is well underway and we have an additional three aircraft lined up for completion by Q2 2013. Our goal is to ke