Friday, 19 April 2013

Aer Lingus and Heathrow Express announce new partnership

Courtesy Heathrow Express 
Aer Lingus and Heathrow Express have announced a new partnership giving passengers the option to choose the Heathrow Express service to London while purchasing flight tickets.

Heathrow Express has said it selected Aer Lingus as its first partner airline because of the large number of business travellers from Ireland who already use the service.

Aer Lingus operates up to twelve flights a day between Dublin and London Heathrow, four flights a day between Cork and Heathrow and three flights a day between Belfast and Shannon and Heathrow.

Heathrow Express managing director Keith Greenfield said "We are very excited to be partnering with Aer Lingus on this initiative and to be able to help make the process of booking faster travel between London and Heathrow easier.This new booking mechanism provides a great way for Aer Lingus to enhance their online product and create a seamless transition for their passengers from online booking, to airport and onto Central London. "

The Heathrow Express operates between London Heathrow and Paddington Train Station in central London. The service operates from all Heathrow Terminals, is non-stop to the city centre in just 15 minutes and trains depart every 15 minutes.

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EirTrade Aviation Completes First Airbus A320 Teardown at New Ireland West Airport Knock Facility

Image Courtesy Airbus 
On 15th April EirTrade Aviation Ireland Ltd announced it has completed the teardown of an Airbus A320-212 aircraft in their hangar at Ireland West Airport, Knock, Co. Mayo.  This is the first aircraft of its type to be dismantled by EirTrade.

The aircraft N209AW Airbus A320-212 c/n 446 ex LX-STA was registered to MSA V Trust as on 10th October at Manchester & ferried from there to Ireland West Airport Knock on 19th October.

The government has targeted the aircraft dismantling and tear-down business for growth of the aircraft maintenance sector as announced in Budget 2012, the measures came into effect in the Finance Bill 2013 on 13th February for a period of five years.

EirTrade Aviation Ireland, Ltd was founded by a team of aviation professionals in 2010 and has its headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.  EirTrade provides aircraft and engine teardown management, sales and consignment of aircraft and engine components and back to birth traceability on aircraft engine records to maximise their value.  EirTrade also offers storage facilities for Airlines & Lessor’s at their IAA Approved Dublin facility.

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