Showing posts from November 27, 2014

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

                                                  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

                                                  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