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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 24-12-14

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                                                Aer Lingus Boeing 757-200 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/ Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/ Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/ EI-DAA Airbus A330-202 c/n 397 Aer Lingus Ferried Dublin-Stockholm Arlanda 01/12/14 on winter-lease to Novair. EI-EHH ATR42-300 c/n 196 Stobart Air Ferried Dublin-Cardiff with Cityjet decals for ACMI contract effective 1st December. EI-FGD Airbus A320-232 c/n 2299  HK Aircraft Leasing Ferried Singapore-Hong Kong 12/12/14 in all white colours ex VH-VQY. EI-FGI Boeing 717-200 c/n 55167 Volotea Airlines Re-registered and positioned Olbia-Bordeaux 05/12/14 ex EC-LQI. EI-FGM Airbus A320-214 c/n 1370  Constitution A/c Leasing registered Mexi

Ryanair reinstates Dublin to Comiso connection for Summer 2015

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                                                  Ryanair Boeing 737-800  Irish budget carrier Ryanair yesterday announced it's 2015 summer program with 14 routes from Catania and Comiso in Scilily.  The carrier plans to carry 275,000 passengers from and Comiso, supporting traffic, tourism and the economy of eastern Sicily. The carrier announced six routes from Comiso ,reinstating it's Dublin route operating twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays, from 4th June to 25th September 2015. In Catania, Giuseppe Belladone, Sales & Marketing Executive Ryanair to Italy , said: "We are pleased to confirm today the commitment of Ryanair at the airports of Catania and Comiso for the next summer season, with a program that has a total 16 routes to major national and international destinations. 8 will be the destinations reachable from Catania and 6 active ones from Comiso, thanks to which we expect to carry the two airports respectively 1.55 million and 275 thousand custo

Mayo Woman Nancy Corrigan pioneer aviator documentary to air on 6th January 2015 TG4

A documentary 'Spéirbhean Acla’ on Mayo Woman Nancy Corrigan pionner aviator is air on TG4 on January 6th 2015, Oíche Nollag na mBan (Women’s Christmas) at 2130 on TG4. Nancy Corrigan - Spéirbhean Acla is a feel-good story, full of woman’s heart, about a girl who emigrated from poverty in Achill in 1929. Not content to be a maid for the rest of her life, Nancy set her sights high. The film shows how Nancy arrived in Cleveland, Ohio when the National Air Races were on. A seed was planted. Nancy was to become one of the first women pilots, training male fighter pilots during WWII, and enjoying a career in modelling which financed her aviation ambitions. The programme includes unique original footage of Nancy competing in the Cleveland Air Races in 1948. The film begins with stunning footage of the Greenway between Mulranny and Achill Sound where Nancy was born, in the village of Owenduff, in the parish of Achill. Her father, a railway servant when the Greenway was a railway, was

Aer Lingus operates Keflavik charter series

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                                                  Aer Lingus Airbus A320s on T2 Dublin Airport  Aer Lingus in association with Travel Department operated a series of charter flights from Dublin to Keflavik, Iceland over a number of weeks in October and November using a mix of Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft. Aer Lingus stated a key part of it's strategy is to grow market share in charter market "Aer Lingus gained market share in both long and short haul from LCCs, legacy, regional & charter carriers." Keflavik is a new charter destination on Aer Lingus route network. The all-inclusive package by Travel Department included 3-night break  flights, accommodation and transfers. According to The Lingus Source website the following aircraft operated: EI-CPE A321 23rd November EI-DEG A320 22nd November EI-EDS A320 20th November EI-DEP A320 19th November EI-DVI A320 16th November EI-DVJ A320 13th November EI-CVC A320 26th October EI-DVK A320

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 28-11-14

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                                                  EI-EHH ATR42 Stobart Air  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/ Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/ Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/ EI-FGH Boeing 717-200 c/n 55169 Volotea Airlines registered 14/11/14 ex EC-LQS. EI-IXG Airbus A321-112 c/n 516 Alitalia Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Dublin-Kemble 26/27-11/14 after storage since 25/05/13. EI-IXU Airbus A321-112 c/n 434 Alitalia Ferried Dublin-Kemble 13/11/14. EI-OZJ Airbus A300-622R(F) c/n 770 Air Contractors Ferried Hong Kong-Bahrain-Leipzig 19-20/11/14 after Air Hong Kong operations. EI-LEO Cessna 750 c/n 750-0232 Private Sky delivered Doncaster-Dublin 20/11/14. EI-STH Boeing 737-429(F) c/n 25729 Air Contractors Delive

Private Sky Ireland's largest business jet operator adds Citation X and Gulfstream G650 to growing fleet

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                                                  EI-SSF Global 6000 image courtesy of Pat Flynn Private Sky, Ireland's largest business jet operator based at Shannon Airport recently added two new brand new aircraft types to its growing fleet, the Citation X and Gulfstream G650. Citation X (Cessna 750) registered EI-LEO construction number 750-0232 was delivered Doncaster to Dublin on Thursday 20th November following a refurbishment. The aircraft is allocated callsign "HYR75X". The Citation X is currently the fastest civilian aircraft in the world. As it is the fastest civilian aircraft in the world it will be perfect for transatlantic flights as it will get it's passengers to their destinations much quicker than any other civilian aircraft. On Monday 24th November Private Sky took delivery of brand new Gulfstream 650 registered M-INSK construction 6096 as part of the CAMO fleet.  The aircraft undertook training missions to Dublin and Ireland West Airport

The importance of hearing protection in aviation

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                                                  Image courtesy Restored Hearing  Guest post by Chrissy Hughes Community Manager Restored Hearing. Airplanes are noisy and this is a source of irritation, and sometimes hearing impairments like tinnitus, for passengers. But what about those flying the planes and those working with aircraft day in and day out?. A jet engine, during take off, can reach 120dB. That means you can stand beside it for a grand total of 7 seconds before your ears are permanently damaged. That’s not a lot of time so those who fly and work with aircraft are at a much higher risk of getting conditions like tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, and hearing loss from their exposure to noise. In our work with Restored Hearing we talk to lot of tinnitus sufferers and a significant portion of them are pilots or ex-pilots, either civilian or military. In fact, studies have shown that the prevalence of tinnitus is higher in the flying population. Tinnitus occurs i

Global FBO Consult appointed as media consultants to Moroccan Aviation Services

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                                                  Image courtesy of Global FBO  Moroccan Aviation Services have announced that Dublin based Global FBO Consult have been appointed Media Consultants to the Agadir based ground services & permit support provider. Joe McDermott, senior FBO advisor at the Dublin, Ireland based Global FBO Consult, states "Morocco is seen as an attractive location for business aviation with increasing multinational inward investment, oil and gas exploration, tourism and the film industry all adding to the North African nations growth. The country is viewed as a well regulated, liberal economy and a safe environment for private and corporate aviation to do business in. Moroccan Aviation Services is well placed as a company to grow in this market " Managing Director Mohamed Outamrarht said "we are expanding our services across Morocco and Global FBO Consult have been invaluable to us during this process" Mr Outamrarht went on t

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 14-11-14

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                                                  Cork 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/ Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/ Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/ B-LDM Airbus A300-622R(F) c/n 683 Air Hong Kong acceptance flight Hong Kong 28/10/14 ex EI-OZK. EI-BUE Boeing 737-3Q8(QC) c/n 23810  Mistral Air Ferried Naples-Norwich 31/10/14 re-registered N810QC 1/11/14. EI-EJM Airbus A330-202 c/n 1308 Alitalia painted into special Etihad / Expo Milano 2015 colours at Rome Fiumicino 19/10/14. EI-FEI Boeing 737-8MD/W c/n 44690 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 06/11/14. EI-IXU Airbus A321-112 c/n 434 Alitalia Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Dublin 11/11/14 after storage since 01/10/13 ex I-BIXU. EI-RUO Boeing 737

EI-FEG, FEH, FEI delivered to Ryanair

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                                                  Ryanair Boeing 737-800  Irish budget carrier Ryanair has added a further three new Boeing 737-800s to it's fleet from 180 aircraft order, increasing its total to 302 units in service. These aircraft are purchased by Aviation Finance and Leasing S.à.r.l, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ryanair. In fiscal year end to 31st March 2015 the carrier will take delivery of a further 11 Boeing 737-800s purchased under 2013 Boeing contract. EI-FEG Boeing 737-8MD/W c/n 44688 Hex Code 4CA33C 'Ryanair 800G' was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin on 14th October. EI-FEH Boeing 737-8MD/W c/n 44689 Hex Code 4CA33D Ryanair 800H' was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin on 16th October. EI-FEI Boeing 737-8MD/W c/n 44690 Hex Code 4CA33E 'Ryanair 800I' was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin on 6th November. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 10th November 2014 All Rights Reserved.

Flybe christens aircraft Belfast and Dublin in "Spirit of the Regions" theme

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                                                  Image courtesy of Flybe  British carrier Flybe has christened aircraft for Belfast and Dublin in "Spirit of the Regions" theme to coincide launching it's new London City base. The carrier will deploy five DHC8-400s from London City to serve to serve Edinburgh and Dublin four times daily, Belfast and Exeter three times a day and Inverness twice daily services starting 27th October and plans to attract about 500,000 passengers a year. Later routes to skiing regions and other vacation destinations in France and Spain will follow. “We are delighted to re-enter the London market at London’s most convenient airport following a rigorous profitability analysis utilizing our strict route assessment model " said Flybe Chief Executive Officer Saad Hammad. "This is a first for Belfast to have an aircraft named in its honour and I am delighted to have been able to perform the ceremony.  Whilst "Spirit of Bel

Flybe signs codeshare agreement with Aer Lingus

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                                                  Image courtesy of Flybe  Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, has announced a new codeshare agreement with Dublin-based Aer Lingus which, with immediate effect. The partnership with Aer Lingus now enables Flybe customers travelling from Exeter, Inverness, Southend and Southampton to access, via a single stop in Dublin, an even wider range of destinations across North America and Canada. Aer Lingus' north Atlantic network includes 10 daily flights across the Atlantic to Boston, New York, San Francisco, Orlando, Chicago and Toronto. This codeshare agreement also extends to those travelling on Flybe franchise partner flights to Dublin from Donegal with Loganair and Flybe's joint operation from Southend with Stobart Air. Stephen Kavanagh, Aer Lingus Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, added "We are delighted to join forces with Flybe as a connecting codeshare partner. The combination of our services will gi

Irish budget carrier Ryanair announces 44 new routes in October

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                                                  Ryanair Boeing 737-800 Irish budget carrier Ryanair announced 44 new routes in October across its European network. The shift into the mainstream  airports continues with announcement of it's 70th European base at Copenhagen , underlining it's strategy to attract  leisure and business  passengers from competitors. In early 2015 a further 10 new routes will be announced joining the dots on it's growing European network. The carrier continues to grow at secondary airports Dusseldorf Weeze and Milan Bergamo in Summer 2015. Berlin-Schoenefeld-Madrid daily from 29th March 2015 Berlin-Schoenefeld-Porto five from 2nd November 2014 x 5 weekly Copenhagen-London Luton twice daily from 26th March 2015 Copenhagen-Milan Bergamo daily from 26th March 2015 Copenhagen-Warsaw Modlin daily from 26th March 2015 Crotone-Milan Bergamo extension of existing service  S15 Crotone-Pisa Florence extension of existing service S15 Cro

Ryanair doubles Dublin to Rome frequency

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                                                  Ryanair Boeing 737-800  Irish budget carrier today announced it's winter programme from Rome that will deliver more than 6.3 million customers per year at the airports of Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino. As part of an extended Rome winter 2014 schedule it will increase frequency on Dublin to Rome Ciampino to twice daily, using Boeing 737-800 aircraft, enabling business travellers same day return. Ryanair's Michael O'Leary said "Ryanair is delighted to announce a record advance bookings to / from Rome, for our winter 2014 programming begins this week with 47 routes in total - including 6 new routes to Athens, Barcelona, ​​Brussels, Cologne, Crotone and Lisbon - and with an increase in frequency of 19 routes linking Rome with the major European centers of business and with 10 other Italian cities."  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 30th October 2014 All Rights Reserved.

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 17-10-14

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                                                  EI-CPH Airbus A321-211 Aer Lingus  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/ Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/ Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/ C-FEAK Boeing 737-8BK/W c/n 30292 Sunwing Airlines Ferried Belfast International-Toronto 17/10/14 after summer lease to Thomson Airways. C-FTJH Boeing 737-8BK/W c/n 29642 Sunwing Airlines Ferried Dublin-Toronto 15/10/14 after summer lease to Thomson Airways. EI-FEG Boeing 737-8MD/W c/n 44688 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 15/10/14. EI-FEH Boeing 737-8MD/W c/n 44689 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 16/10/14. EI-OZK Airbus A300-622R(F) c/n 683 Air Contractors Ferried Dresden-Maastricht 09/10/14 for painting  for Ai

Ryanair boosts frequency on Dublin to Kraków route

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                                                  Ryanair Boeing 737-800 Irish budget carrier Ryanair is to boost frequency on it's Dublin to Kraków route as part of it's expanded scheduled from Kraków in Summer 2015. In Summer 2015 the carrier will operate 28 routes, boosting frequency on four routes to Dublin (7 to 9 week), Eindhoven (from 2 to 3 per week), Liverpool (from 2 to 3 per week) and London Stansted (from 14 to 16 per week). In total, the carrier will perform 108 weekly flights from Krakow base, with two based Boeing 737-800s. On Dublin route additional frequencies will operate on Fridays and Sundays from 27th March 2015. In Poland, Ryanair now has two bases in Krakow and Wroclaw, and at the end of this month will open new bases in Gdansk and Warsaw Modlin. Kraków is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków has traditionally been

Cityjet returns EI-RJJ RJ85 to lessor

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                                                  Cityjet RJ85  Irish carrier Cityjet continues to reduce it's RJ85 fleet size, as EI-RJJ construction number E2347 named 'Hare Island' is returned to lessor Bae Systems, leaving 17 RJ85s in service. According to German website Skyliner aviation EI-RJJ RJ85 was ferried Dublin to Cranfield on 6th October. This aircraft was first flown on 15th March 1999 and delivered to Mesa Airlines as N522XJ on 29th March operated in Northwest Airlink colours. On expiry of lease it became G-CEIF on 29th May 2007. The aircraft was delivered to Cityjet on 1st February 2008 as EI-RJJ operated in Air France colours. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 11th Ocober 2014 All Rights Reserved.

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 11-10-14

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                                                OO-VLQ Fokker F50 Cityjet  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/ Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/ Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/ EI-EUB Airbus A320-232 c/n 1998 Livingston Ferried Verona-Dublin 06/10/14 on return to lessor. EI-EWO Airbus A320-232 c/n 2496 Livingston Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Dublin-Casablanca 06/7-10/14. EI-EXK Airbus A320-232 c/n 2502 Livingston Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Dublin-Casablanca 06/7-10/14. EI-FEG Boeing 737-8MD/W c/n 44688 Ryanair first flight 02/10/14. EI-FEH Boeing 737-8MD/W c/n 44689 Ryanair first flight 06/10/14. EI-OZK Airbus A300-622R(F) c/n 683 Air Contractors Ferried Dresden-Maastricht 09/10/14 for painting for Air Hong Kong as

Jet Assist Opens Belfast International Airport Business Jet Centre

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                                                  Image courtesy of Jet Assist  Jet Assist, the new FBO based at Belfast International Airport (EGAA) was officially opened for business with a ceremonial ribbon cutting by Mr. Danny Kennedy. Northern Ireland Minister for Regional Development. Branded as Jet Assist - Business Jet Centre the spacious facility specifically designed for the needs of business, private and state travellers is located next to the GA ramp, has its own security screening, seating for up to twenty five passengers, crew room, along with all the standard FBO amenities and represents one of the finest business aviation facilities on the island of Ireland. Jet Assist-Business Jet Centre has branded fuel supply through the Ascent Global Fuel Brand as a member of the World Fuel Services Network of FBOs and offers very competitive Jet A-1 fuel prices for both destination and fuel stop traffic. Belfast International Airport, strategically located on the North A

EI-FEF Boeing 737-8MD delivered to Ryanair

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                                                  EI-FEF Boeing 737-8MD Ryanair  Delivery number 2 for 2014 occurred for Ryanair when Boeing 737-8MD registered EI-FEF callsign 'Ryanair 800F' touched down in Dublin on Saturday 27th September at 1432 local. The aircraft is msn 44687 and carried hex code 4CA175. EI-FEF is the 350th Boeing 737 to be delivered to the Irish budget carrier. The aircraft operated it's first revenue service on Sunday 28th September as RYR9432/1 to and from Rome Ciampino. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 4th October 2014 All Rights Reserved.

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 03-10-14

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                                                  Boeing 787 Image courtesy of Norwegian  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/ Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/ Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/ A6-FDE Boeing 737-8KN/W c/n 40235 Flydubai Ferried London Stansted-Dubai 01/10/14 after summer-lease to Ryanair as EI-FEC. A6-FDF Boeing 737-8KN/W c/n 40236 Flydubai Ferried London Stansted-Dubai 01/10/14 after summer-lease to Ryanair as EI-FED. EI-FEF Boeing 737-8MD/W c/n 44687 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 26/09/14 (Aircraft No 350) EI-RJB RJ85  c/n E2230 Cityjet Ferried Dublin-Cranfield 20/09/14 on return to lessor. OM-GEX Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 29919 AirExplore Delivered Dothan-Bangor-Keflavik-Bratislava 02/10

Ryanair doubling Dublin Base fleet this winter season

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                                                Ryanair Boeing 737-800 Irish budget carrier Ryanair is increasing it's Dublin base fleet from 13 in winter 2013/14 season to 24 Boeing 737-800s in winter 2014/5 season, said Ryanair's Director of Operations Adrian Dunne at Royal Aeronautical Society Ireland Branch lecture last night in Dublin. Adrian added "Somebody is going to feel the pressure". The airline has revealed a notable expansion of its network from Ireland following last year’s government budget decision to abolish its unpopular €3 travel tax from April 2014. Ryanair’s network growth at Dublin clearly illustrates how Ryanair is adapting its business model with launch of Business Plus , and building frequencies across its network to better serve the business market while also attracting stronger leisure flows. This winter season the carrier is adding three new routes from Dublin to Brussels-Zaventem and Glasgow International operating three daily

Did you know Ryanair announced 39 new routes in September

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                                                  Ryanair Boeing 737-800  In a new feature will review Ryanair's new route announcements on a calendar month basis. As can been below over 95% of Ryanair's new routes announced are from primary airports, We wish to state this data is sourced from open media sources, press releases and Ryanair's booking engine. All routes operated Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Athens-Brussels Charleroi year-round service Athens-Rome Ciampino from 26th October Athens-Warsaw Modlin from 29th March 2015 Barcelona-Cologne from 29th March 2015 Brussels Charleroi-Bucharest (Otopeni) from 30th October Brussels Charleroi-Prague from 26th October Brussels Charleroi-Riga from 26th October Cologne/Bonn-Alicante from 29th March 2015 Cologne/Bonn-Barcelona El Prat from 29th March 2015 Cologne/Bonn-Riga from 28th October Cologne/Bonn-Rome Ciampino from 28th October Gdansk-Alicante from 29th March 2015 Lisbon-Bremen from 28th October Lisb

Icelandic Carrier WOW air announces new Dublin-Reykjavik route

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                                                  Image courtsey of Paul Doyle  Icelandic carrier WOW air is to launch a new year-round Dublin-Reykjavik service from next summer. WOW air will fly three times per week between Dublin and Reykjavik from next June, and will operate the first scheduled service between the two cities. WOW, which started flying in May 2012, is a low-cost carrier that currently operates 16 routes from its home base at Keflavik Airport in Iceland. Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said he was delighted to welcome WOW air to Ireland and to add Reykjavik to Dublin Airport’s growing list of direct destinations. “We’re sure there will be strong demand for this new route, as Iceland has been growing in popularity as a leisure destination in recent years and Dublin has a long track record as a popular charter destination for Icelandic visitors,” Mr Harrison added. WOW Chief Executive and founder Skúli Mogensen said: “We are very excited to

Cityjet returns EI-RJB RJ85 to lessor

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                                                  Cityjet RJ85  Irish carrier Cityjet has returned EI-RJB RJ85 construction number E2330 named 'Bere Island' to lessor Bae Systems, the return of this aircraft reduces RJ85 fleet to 18 units. EI-RJB RJ85 was ferried Dublin to Cranfield on Saturday 20th September in all white colours. This aircraft first flight was on 24th June 1998 and delivered to Mesa Airlines as N514XJ on 29th June operated in Northwest Airlink colours. On expiry of lease it became G-CEBS on 21st June 2006. The aircraft was delivered to Cityjet on 11th June 2007 as EI-RJB operating in Air France colours. Cityjet's new owner's are decide on RJ85 fleet replacement by the end of the year with Embraer E190, Superjet or Bombardier CSeries 100 under evaluation. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 26th September 2014 All Rights Reserved.

Stobart Air completes DAT ATR42 wet-lease contract

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                                                  OY-JRY ATR42 DAT  This summer season Stobart Air supplemented it's fleet wet-leasing an ATR42 from Danish ACMI specialist Danish Air Transport A/S, abbreviated DAT. For the duration of the wet-lease contract the aircraft was based in Dublin Airport. The Danish Air Transport A/S wet-lease commenced on 3rd July with arrival of OY-CIR with lease continuing until 27th August when OY-CIR was replaced by OY-JRY. The aircraft operated its last service for Stobart Air on Monday 22nd September as EIN3308/9 to and from London Southend. On morning of Tuesday 23rd September the aircraft was ferried Dublin to Sønderborg, Denmark on completion of contract. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 25th September 2014 All Rights Reserved.

Delta increases capacity between Dublin and New York JFK this winter

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                                                Delta Airlines  Skyteam carrier Delta Airlines is to increase capacity between Dublin and New York JFK this winter season from 26th October. The New York JFK service will be operated Boeing 767-400ER replacing Boeing 757-200 aircraft. The carrier will offer an additional 462 seats per week on the route filling a void as American Airlines suspends it's service for winter season. The Boeing 767-400ER is configured in 246 seat layout in three classes BusinessElite, Economy Comfort and Economy. Delta Airlines operates a fleet of 21 Boeing 767-400ER's. Have you seen Delta's new TV ad "No Bag Left Behind"                                             Irish Aviation Research Institute © 25th September 2014 All Rights Reserved.

Ryanair significantly increases service on Dublin Milan Bergamo route

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                                                Image courtesy of Michael Kelly Ryanair is to significantly service on it's  Dublin to Milan Bergamo route from a daily service to a double daily service from 26th October. The announcement was made at launch of Ryanair's Milan Bergamo summer 2015 schedule on 11th September. The double daily service from Dublin to Milan Bergamo will further enhance the appeal of the route, following the launch of Business Plus, a product tailored for business travelers. This winter the carrier is adding new routes from Dublin to Brussels-Zaventem, Cologne/Bonn, Glasgow International and extending year-round service on existing routes to Bucharest, Lisbon, Marrakech, Nice & Prague. It also plans to increase the frequency on a number of its existing Dublin routes, including London Gatwick, Birmingham, Berlin, Rome and Warsaw. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 25th September 2014 All Rights Reserved.

Ryanair extends Shannon Kaunas service to year-round operation

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                                                  Image courtesy of Ryanair  Ryanair today announced it's extending it's new launched Shannon to Kaunas Boeing 737-800 service to a year-round operation. The route extension forms part of Ryanair's Lithuanian summer 2015 schedule with 28 routes in total including two new summer routes from Kaunas to Shannon and Vilnius to Madrid. The new route commences 29th October operating weekly on Thursdays. The service RYR8821/2 is operated by a Kaunas based aircraft departing Kaunas 1310 arriving Shannon 1450 departing 1515 arriving Kaunas 2035. This winter Ryanair will operate a total of 11 services from Shannon six more than 2013/4 winter season season. The new routes operated by Ryanair from Shannon this winter are Paris, Berlin, Fuerteventura, Warsaw, Krakow, Manchester and Kaunas.  These are in addition to their existing services to be Gatwick, Lanzarote, Stansted and Wroclaw. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 25th

Ryanair's EI-FEE Boeing 737-800 enters service

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                                                  EI-FEE Boeing 737-8MD/W Ryanair  The first of Ryanair's 180 new Boeing 737-800s EI-FEE entered revenue service on Friday 12th September, from Dublin to Leeds/Bradford as RYR172/3 following post-delivery modifications undertaken it's Dublin maintenance facility. The same day the aircraft operated sectors to Alicante RYR7062/3 and Poznan RYR1974/5. EI-FEE Boeing 737-8MD/W construction number 44686, Hex Code 4CA174, Line number 5072 test registration N1786B had it's first flight on 26th August from Renton to Boeing Field. The aircraft departed Boeing Field on delivery to Dublin on 9th September as 'Ryanair 800E' arriving into Dublin 1314 local. EI-FEE is leased from Aviation Finance and Leasing S.à.r.l. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 19th September 2014 All Rights Reserved.

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 19-09-14

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                                                  EI-REH ATR72-500 Stobart Air  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/ Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/ Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/ A6-FDD Boeing 737-8KN/W FlyDubai Ferried London Stansted-Dubai 15/09/14 after summer-lease to Ryanair as EI-FEB. EI-EYO Airbus A330-243 c/n 494 Emirates Airlines Ferried Tarbes - Lourdes Pyrenees Airport-Bordeaux-Mérignac 01/09/14 for painting for Azul Linhas Aéreas to become PR-AIY. EI-FBN Boeing 737-4Q8 c/n 26290 Aerosvit Scrapped Shannon 05/09/14 ex UR-VVP. EI-FEE Boeing 737-8MD/W c/n 44686 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 09/09/14 (Aircraft no 349). EI-FEF Boeing 737-8MD/W c/n 44687 Ryanair first Flight 18/09/14 (Aircraf

My Steps towards a career in Aviation

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By Alexandra Slabutu Having worked in Dublin airport and travelled the world with Emirates Airlines, my aspirations towards a career within the aviation industry were getting bigger. Throughout my experience I realise that I wanted something more technical, something that could offer me the chance to deal with airplanes, airlines and airports on a daily basis. However I knew that I had to pursue higher level education, in order to become more employable and increase my career opportunities in the near future. So I decided it was time to go back to college. Throughout my research DIT had by far grabbed my attention with their freshly run course, Engineering in Aviation Technology (DIT 011 CAO Reference number), which is a 3 year Ordinary Degree. Once starting 1st Year I was super excited and looking forward to studying new subjects such as: Aircraft Aerodynamics, Systems and Structures,  Aeronautical Lab,  Aircraft Engines, Materials Hardware and Maintenance Practices,  El

Ryanair takes delivery of its first of 180 new Boeing 737-800's

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                                                  EI-FEE Boeing 737-8MD/W Ryanair  Yesterday Wednesday 10th September took delivery of the first of its 180 new Boeing 737-800's worth $16 billion at current list prices. The aircraft touched down in Dublin Airport, at 1314 local callsign 'Ryanair 800E', flown from Boeing Field, Seattle, by Ryanair Chief Pilot, Capt Ray Conway. The first aircraft is registered EI-FEE Boeing 737-8MD/W c/n 44686 Hex code 4CA174 used test registration N1786B. According to Puget Sound blog the aircraft is leased from Aviation Finance and Leasing S.à.r.l. A further 20 Boeing 737-800s will be delivered between September 2014 and July 2015, which will enable the airline to open more new bases and routes , and additional frequencies on existing routes for Summer 2015. Since 1999 Ryanair has taken delivery of 349 Boeing 737-800s and the largest operator global operator of the aircraft. On Monday, Ryanair signed an agreement with Boeing to

Stobart Air leases OY-JRY from Danish Air Transport

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                                                OY-JRY ATR42 Danish Air Transport  Stobart Air has supplemented its fleet this summer season with an ATR42 leased from Danish operator Danish Air Transport A/S, abbreviated DAT. OY-CIR was returned to DAT on 27th August and replaced by OY-JRY the same day. We understand the lease of OY-JRY has been extended indefinitely . Interestingly it's livery illustrates DAT’s values as a flexible company. Blue, yellow, red, orange and green make our planes and logo distinctive. DAT states "We are proud to be different, and we are just like our planes, ccolorful and flexible". DAT operates a fleet of 15 aircraft and recently added a new type to it's fleet the Airbus A320. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 11th September 2014 All Rights Reserved.

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 29-08-14

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                                                    Aer Lingus Airbus A320  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/ Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/ Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/ EI-FEE Boeing 737-8MD/W c/n 44686 Ryanair First flight Renton-Boeing Field 26/08/14. EI-RUX Boeing 767-36N c/n 30109 Transaero Airlines Delivered Shanghai Pudong-Moscow Domodedovo 24/08/14 ex VP-BAX. TC-YAJ ERJ190 c/n 19000230 Borajet Airlines Delivered Exeter-Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International 22/08/14 ex EI-FCM. 4L-AJH Boeing 737-505 c/n 25794 Vista Georgia Airlines Delivered Bournemouth-Tbilisi 27/08/14 in all white colours ex EI-FDE. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 29th August 2014 All Rights Reserved.

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 22-08-14

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                                                    Aer Lingus Airbus A330-200  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/ Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/ Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/ EI-FCW Boeing 737-3U3 c/n 28733  KV Aviation in Fly Vista colours Airtest from Transaero Engineering 15/07/14. EI-LIR Airbus A319-132 c/n 2335 Air Serbia Ferried Shannon-Munich 22/08/14 for cabin configuration prior delivery to become YU-APD. TC-SBS Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 29917 Sun Express Delivered Dothan-Bangor-Cologne-Antalya 18/19-08/14 ex N636AC. VQ-BTG Boeing 737-8FZ/W c/n 41992 Orenair entered service 17/08/14 Moscow Domodedovo Airport-Catania after transfer from Dobrolet. VQ-BTS Boeing 737-8FZ/W c/n 41991 Orenair entered se

First visit of Westair's Gulfstream G650 EI-JSK to Dublin Airport

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                                                    EI-JSK Gulfstream G650 Westair Aviation Ltd  Shannon based Westair Aviation Gulfstream G650 EI-JSK paid it's first to Dublin Airport today. The first Irish registered Gulfstream G650 is registered to Westair Aviation Ltd, the aircraft is owned by JP McManus. EI-JSK was delivered from Gulfstream's factory in Savannah, Georgia on 2nd May to Shannon Airport. The aircraft is allocated callsign 'Emerald 006'. The plane’s official Irish registration, EI-JSK, features the initials of McManus’s children John, Sue Ann, and Kieran. This is the second G650 to be based in Ireland, businessman Denis O’Brien, who took delivery of G650 MSN 6032 in July 2013. However, this aircraft was registered in the Isle of Man as M-GSIX. The Gulfstream G650 2014 list price is $64.5 million dollars. The Gulfstream 650 is one of the fastest business jets on the market, with a top speed of 0.925 Mach and range of 7000 nautical miles

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 15-08-14

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                                                      Aer Lingus Regional ATR72-600  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/ Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/ Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/ EI-CDM Boeing 767-324(ER)/W c/n 27392 Blue Panaroma registered Shannon 12/08/14 ex N838TM. EI-EXR Airbus A300-622R(F) c/n 677 Air Contractors Ferried Dresden-Bahrain-Hong Kong 14/15-08/14 to be operated for Air Hong Kong ex B-MBJ. N838TM Boeing 767-324 c/n 27392 Blue Panorama Delivered Mexico City-Shannon 11/08/14 to become EI-CDM. 4L-AJH Boeing 737-505 c/n 25794 Aerovista registered Bournemouth 06/08/14 in all white colours ex EI-FDE Irish Aviation Research Institute © 15th August 2014 All Rights Reserved.

Cleveland’s International Women’s Air & Space Museum celebrates Irish Aviator Nancy Corrigan

The International Women’s Air & Space Museum is celebrating one of Cleveland’s own aviators with an exhibit.  Nancy Corrigan—originally from Owenduff, Ireland— came to Cleveland with her mother and three sisters in the late 1920’s. The exhibit examines her life as a woman pilot, highlighting the Air Races she attended and participated in. Through photographs, a brief video of one of the races Nancy was in and research done by the Corrigan family, we are given a glimpse into the life of a Cleveland aviator. The International Women’s Air & Space Museum is located in the terminal of Burke Lakefront Airport, only seconds from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and the Great Lakes Science Center. The mission of IWASM is to preserve the history of women in aviation and space and to document their continuing contributions today and in the future. In 1986 the museum opened in Centerville, Ohio. IWASM was welcomed to the City of Cleveland, Ohio in 1998, where you will find th

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 08-08-14

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                                                    Aer Lingus Boeing 757-200 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/ Dublin Movements Blog: http://notam-ireland.blogspot.ie/ Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists Planespotters.net : http://www.planespotters.net/ EI-DLJ Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 34177 Ryanair entered service London Stansted-Turin 31/07/14 in National Express Coach colours. EI-EYK Airbus A300-622R(F) c/n 743 Air Contractors Ferried Lourdes-Dresden 05/08/14 in Air Cargo Mongolia colours. EI-FCL ERJ190LR c/n 19000201 Borajet Airlines Ferried Norwich-EXT 01/08/14 after painting prior delivery. EI-FDE Boeing 737-505 c/n 25794 Aerovista Registered 07/08/14 at Bournemouth to become 4L-AJH. N701LF Boeing 767-330 c/n 25137 ILFC Ferried Goodyear-Tupelo Regional Airport 06/08/14 for part-o