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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 24-12-14

                                                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 : Dublin Movements Blog: Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists : 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

                                                  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