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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