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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 27-06-14

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                                                    Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300  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-DVS CRJ900 c/n 15119 APC  Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Dublin 25/06/14 in basic Air One colours. EI-FEL Airbus A330-243 c/n 527  Azul Linhas AĆ©reas Delivered Lake Charles-Tancredo Neves International Airport 25/06/14 to become PR-AIZ. EI-LNG Boeing 787-8 c/n 35314 Norwegian Longhaul Delivered Paine Field-Stockholm Arlanda 20/06/14. EI-LNG Boeing 787-8 c/n 35314 Norwegian Long-haul Ferried Stockholm Arlanda-Dublin 24/06/14 for tail painting. EI-RUW Boeing 767-36N c/n 30107 Transaero Airlines registered 13/06/14 Delivered Shanghai-Mos

Russian carrier S7 Airlines resumes seasonal Dublin service

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                                                    VP-BTW Airbus A319 S7 Airlines  S7 Airlines, member of oneworld alliance, resumed flights from Moscow Domodedovo to Dublin, last Saturday 21st June, operated by VP-BTW Airbus A319, pictured above by Paul Doyle. Aviation website Airline route 9th January stated S7 Airlines plans to operate 219-seater Airbus A321 aircraft for summer season, up to 6th September, increasing seat capacity by 70%. The flight S7887 departs from Moscow Domodedovo airport at 2050 and arrives in Dublin at 2215. The return flight S7888 departs Dublin at 2300 and arrives in Moscow at 0610 next day. S7 is the Russia’s only airline to offer non-stop flight from Moscow to Dublin. The regular flights to Dublin commenced in 2008. Tourism Ireland believes the Russian market could play an important part in helping to grow overseas tourism to the island of Ireland in the coming years; the organisation has representation in Russia for the first time ever in 2

Facebook Group seeks reinstatement of Gothenburg-Dublin Route

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                                                               Gothenburg Image courtesy Google  Many Irish and Swedes with Gothenburg and Dublin connections are now hoping for a direct service between the two cities, following the abolishment of the air travel tax, creating new opportunities for business and tourism. For more than four years a Facebook group, Bring Back Gothenburg-Dublin Route , has been pushing for the route’s return. The group now has close to 376 members. Ryanair launched flights between Gothenburg and Dublin in 2006, but the route was dropped in 2009 when the Irish Government introduced the €10 air travel tax. A spokesman for Facebook group said "We set up this page to try and create awareness to the airlines that a direct flight between Gothenburg and Dublin is badly needed. People today are now forced to take two flights in either direction or take a direct flight to Rygge (Oslo) in Norway. But then it takes nearly 3 hours by car train or bus just

Dublin Aerospace extends capability with Kannard 406 rescue ELT Repair and Re-Programming

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                                                                                                        Dublin Aerospace can now offer its expertise and MRO services to all carriers operating the Kannard 406 Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT).  The offer includes the repair and re-programming along with the supply of spares. Dublin Aerospace Chief Executive Office Donal Rogers said “we are delighted to be able to offer this new product to our customers. By providing this additional service we will be able to further reduce the TAT on transition aircraft as well as being able to offer the product to airlines, MRO’s and lessors”. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 23rd June 2014 All Rights Reserved.

British Airways launches exclusive Irish seat sale to USA

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                                                      British Airways Airbus A320  British Airways is giving passengers from Ireland the chance to travel  with reductions of over 20% in their World Traveller cabin to destinations across America. The sale, which continues until 30th June 2014, is offering passengers the opportunity to take advantage of these great fares to many of our US destinations. Prices are reduced for travel until 31st March 2015 with seats to destinations such as New York available from €485, San Francisco priced from €513, Los Angeles from €523 and Orlando from €454. All fares are return journeys from Dublin and include taxes, charges and fees. Fares are subject to availability and terms and conditions apply. Bookings can be made at www.ba.com or through your local travel agent. British Airways operates up to eight daily flights between Dublin Airport (T1) and London Heathrow (T1) using Airbus A320 family aircraft. Irish Aviation Research Institu

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 20-06-14

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                                                    EI-REH ATR72 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-DVP CRJ-900ER c/n 15116 Challey Ltd Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Dublin 16/06/14 in basic Alitalia Cityline colours. EI-FBB Airbus A320-233 c/n 714 BBAM A/c Leasing Registered 17/06/14 at London Southend ex YL-AEA. EI-FFM Boeing 737-73S c/n 29082  Meridiana Delivered Hanover-Milan Malpensa 13/06/14 ex D-AHIA. EI-JRD Boeing 737-4Y0 c/n 24917 Air Contractors registration applied Shannon 18/06/14 ex ZS-JRD. EI-JRE Boeing 737-4Y0 c/n 26065 Air Contractors registration applied Shannon 17/06/14 ex ZS-JRE. OM-AEX Boeing 737-4Y0 c/n 25178 A

Ryanair acquires new Learjet 45 M-ABGV

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                                                    Irish ultra low cost carrier Ryanair has recently acquired a second Learjet 45 to support it's growing operation across Europe, ahead of taking delivery of 180 new Boeing 737-800s from September 2014 onwards. The Isle of Man aircraft register stated M-ABGV was registered on 9th June to Aviation Leasing (IOM) Limited, Tower House, Douglas, Isle of Man ex N589CH and C-FSDL. According to Flight tracking website Flightradar24.com M-ABGV uses Callsign 'Ryanair 1' and will be based in Milan Bergamo. Interestingly it's no longer possible to track it's sister ship M-ABEU based in London Stansted on Flightradar24.com The Learjet 45s are cost effective tools to move aircraft spare parts and flight crews around it's 68 European bases in Europe at short notice. According to Irish Spotter List the aircraft will be in Dublin today, Thursday 19th June, routing to and from Luxembourg, prior to returning to London S

Dublin Aerospace voted "MRO of the Year" by the Irish Aviation Authority

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                                                    Image courtesy of Dublin Aerospace  The Irish Aviation Authority has awarded the “MRO of the Year” accolade to Dublin Aerospace at the recent Aviation Industry Awards held in Dublin, on 10 June. This prestigious industry award is given to Irelands top MRO and maintenance-related companies that demonstrate outstanding achievement and innovation in the area of technical operations. Receiving the award, Donal Rogers, Chief Executive Officer Dublin Aerospace, said: "We are deeply honoured to receive this award, and proud to have been recognized by our peers as an expert in aircraft maintenance services. This award is a testament to the 200 maintenance and engineering employees at Dublin Aerospace across all business units whom on a daily basis strive to make Dublin Aerospace the best MRO in the world." About Dublin Aerospace An FAA and EASA licensed MRO, is located at Dublin Airport and operates to the highest efficie

WestJet commences flights From Dublin Airport To St John's Newfoundland

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                                                      C-FWSK Boeing 737-700 Westjet  This morning C-FWSK Boeing 737-7CT/W construction 36420 WestJet WJA16 touched down at Dublin Airport at 0730 local and returning as WJA17 departing 0916 local, heralding a new era as first carrier to use Boeing 737 on scheduled services across the Atlantic. The new route is one of the most successful for Westjet as  85 per cent of the 11,000 seats sold in the first 24 hours. Gregg Saretsky CEO of Westjet said "We're close to 90% full. At the rate this is going we might have to make it year-round". Dublin Airport Authority CEO Kevin Toland said "We are delighted to welcome WestJet’s first direct flight from St. John’s Newfoundland to Dublin. This is WestJet's first transatlantic service so we're welcoming them to Europe as well as to Ireland. Ireland and Newfoundland have a strong historical connection and I have no doubt that this new route will be very popular on

An end of era as Aer Arann rebrands as Stobart Air

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                                                      Stobart Air ATR72 Image courtesy of Paul Doyle  Friday 5th June marked historic moment in Irish Aviation as the ionic Aer Arann brand disappeared and was replaced by Stobart Air. This is the conclusion of the first phase of the airline's 'new beginning' strategy. Stobart Air's Interim CEO Sean Brogan said "Stobart Air positions the airline to explore new opportunities and add to our franchise network, particularly in the UK and mainland Europe" The company began a process of rebranding and overnight "Operated by Stobart Air" decals where applied to it's ATR fleet. On morning of the 5th  of June  passenger announcements reflected the change as flights are “Operated by Stobart Air”. According to industry sources it will continue to use ICAO designation REA, transponder prefixes will remain unchanged with “Aer Arann” continuing as the ATC call-sign until further notice. Stobart Air s

Stobart Air leases ATR72 from Danu Oro Transportas (DOT)

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                                                    LY-MCA ATR72-201 Stobart Air has leased LY-MCA ATR72-201 c/n 0212 Danu Oro Transportas (DOT) to provide additional capacity pending delivery of it's last ATR72-600 EI-FAZ. LY-MCA arrived Dublin Airport at 1953 local as DNU501P on 3rd June and entered revenue service next day to Newcastle as EIN3356/7 (ATC Callsign REA56NC/57NC). Last summer the airline contracted Danish Air Transport to provide bridging capacity as it's ATR72-600 delivery programme commenced. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 13th June 2014 All Rights Reserved.

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 13-06-14

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                                                    Cityjet Fokker F50  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-ERR Airbus A320-214 c/n 745 VietjetAir temporarily registered 11/06/14 at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah International Airport  to become VN-A679. EI-FDU  Airbus A320-214 c/n 3476 Vueling Airlines Registered Dublin 11/06/14 ex A6-ABL. EI-GDL  Gulfstream G550 c/n 5068 Westair Ferried Shannon-Savannah 11/06/14 on return to Gulfstream. N944LR CRJ900 c/n 15075 Mesa Airlines Delivered Dublin-Keflavik-Gander 09/06/14 ex EI-DRK. OM-AEX Boeing 737-4Y0 c/n 25178 AirExplore to be leased Ryanair 15/06/14-15/09/14 based in Dublin. OM-CEX Boeing 737-436

Jet Assist-Business Jet Centre Opens at Belfast International Airport

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                                                      Image courtesy of Jet Assist  Jet Assist , the new FBO based at Belfast International Airport (EGAA) opened for business in early June. 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, his & her toilets, 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, strategically located on the North Atlantic Eastern Seaboard, is a 24H, no night time curfew airport with multiple runways a

Strong Transatlantic growth for Aer Lingus

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                                                    Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300 Aer Lingus this morning said that total traffic for the month, including Aer Lingus Regional, was up 2.4 percent to 1,046,000 passengers compared to 1,021,000 in the same month a year ago. It's Transatlantic segment continues to deliver very strong growth carrying 129,000 passengers up 20.6% with a load factor of 84.5% up 0.1 points on a 26% increase in capacity, reflecting positive impact of newly launched services from Dublin to San Francisco and Toronto. Aer Lingus Regional services operated by Stobart Air carried 122,000 passengers up 35.6% benefiting from connecting passenger on new Aer Lingus Transatlantic routes and launch of summer scheduled. On short-haul Aer Lingus carried 795,000 passengers down 3.5% with a load factor of 74.6% down 2.6 points reflecting the negative impact of one day IMPACT cabin crew stoppage on Friday 30th May. Year to date the airline has carried 4.11 milli

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 06-06-14

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                                                      Ryanair Boeing 737-800s 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 Amman-London Stansted 31/05/14 for summer lease to Ryanair as EI-FEC. A6-FDF Boeing 737-8KN/W c/n 40236 FlyDubai Ferried Amman-London Stansted 01/06/14 for summer lease to Ryanair as EI-FED. EI-DRK CRJ900 c/n 15075 Challey Ltd  Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Dublin 05/06/14 in basic Alitalia Cityliner colours. EI-FEC Boeing 737-8KN/W c/n 40235 Ryanair First flight London Stansted-Tenerife South 04/06/14 ex A6-FDE. EI-FED Boeing 737-8KN/W c/n 40236  Ryanair First flight London-Stansted-Palm

Jet Airways begins codesharing on Etihad Airways Dublin route

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                                                    Image courtesy of Jet Airways  Etihad Airways has announced a major expansion of its codeshare agreement with Jet Airways, offering travellers enhanced connections throughout India, and linking India with even more destinations around the globe, taking effective from Monday 2nd June, 2014. The two airlines have obtained regulatory approval to codeshare on 43 additional routes, bringing the total number of services in their codeshare agreement to 71. As part of the expansion, Etihad Airways has placed its ‘EY’ code on domestic services in India for the first time, with the codeshare agreement now including 31 Jet Airways routes from hubs in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Bangalore. Etihad holds an 24% equity stake in Jet Airways. Jet Airways has strengthened its offering to the US and Europe by codesharing on additional Etihad Airways routes between Abu Dhabi and Chicago, New York, Dublin and Milan. Etihad Airways CEO James Ho