Showing posts from February, 2015

Irish Business Aviation Association (IBAA) officially launches at Future of Business Aviation Conference

The Irish Business Aviation Association was officially launched at the Future of Business Aviation Conference held in London this week.                                                   IBAA Launch Members  Launch Members are: Bas de Bruijn – Deputy Director of Aviation EMC Corporation, Executive Member & Founder IBAA. Dave Scully – Dublin-Weston Executive Airport & AEM Aviation Consulting, President IBAA. Helene Wall Horan – Business Manager EMC Corporation, CEO IBAA. Joe McDermott – Global FBO Consult, Chairman IBAA. The IBAA's aim is to promote the growth & effectiveness of Business Aviation industry in Ireland and to achieve this by representation, monitoring, co-operation, promotion and information. According to founder Bas de Bruijn, “Establishing the IBAA is a great step forward for the industry in Ireland. By uniting the Irish Aviation community and banding together as a group, we can utilize all of our collective worldwide experience to help

The questions politicians didn't ask IAG CEO Willie Walsh

Last Thursday February 12th, IAG CEO Willie Walsh appeared before The Joint Transport Committee to answer questions on the proposed takeover of Aer Lingus by IAG. Despite their own assertions to the contrary, the main focus of the politicians on the Joint Transport Committee was centered on the implications of the IAG offer on their own constituencies in the context of the next Irish General Election. The scope of their questioning was predominantly negative, party political, constituency-oriented and too narrowly focused. There was little or no evidence of any positive or constructive thinking in their approach to questioning Willie Walsh that would have shed further light on IAG's strategic plans to develop Aer Lingus's business in an overall long-term Irish economic context insofar as the Irish Takeover Panel Rules would allow. Indeed, many of the questions put to the IAG CEO could not be answered directly as it would have constituted a breach of Irish Takeover Panel Ru

All Hallows College student launches new research study in aviation human factors

                                                  Sinead Whiston a final year student at All Hallows College is launching a new research study into into the effect of stress and fatigue on perceived flight performance of commercial pilots in Europe. Speaking to Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Sinead said "I am a final year student with the Department of Psychology at All Hallows College DCU. As part of my studies I am conducting a research study which aims to investigate the effect of perceived stress and fatigue on flight performance of commercial pilots in Europe'. The research survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete. To participate in study please click on link here All data obtained will be strictly confidential. Anonymity of participants is paramount in this study. No identity of individuals or of airline will be asked. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 11th February 2015 All Rights Reserved.

Irish carrier Ryanair announced 34 new routes in January

                                                  Ryanair Boeing 737-800 In January Irish carrier Ryanair announced the 34 new routes the vast majority of these routes are an extension of existing services into summer scheduled. Irish carrier Ryanair announced the second phase of Copenhagen base expansion in January adding a further four routes. Speaking at the launch of new routes David O’Brien, Head of Commercial at Ryanair said "We are still in active negotiations with Copenhagen Airport and will present more routes later in the year, which will provide 1.7 million customers and maintain 1,700 jobs at Copenhagen Airport". A notable announcement was the transfer of five routes from Rome Ciampino to Rome Fiumicino, freeing up slots at Rome Ciampino for new international routes. The carrier indicated at press conferences around Europe it's blended airport strategy serving a mix of primary and secondary airports at  primary cities,  could be rolled in markets su

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 06-02-15

                                                  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 : Dublin Movements Blog: Irish Spotters & NLSPOT Yahoo Lists : EI-DST Airbus A320-216 c/n 3532 Air Berlin Delivered Dublin-Dusseldorf 05/02/15 to become D-ABZA. EI-EZS Airbus A320-233 c/n 1832 Merdiana Ferried Olbia-Dublin 24/01/15 on return to lessor. EI-FIA Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44691 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 03/02/15. EI-FIB Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44692 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 03/02/15. EI-ONL Airbus A320-214 c/n 4489 Air Contractors Ferried Malta-Vilnius 23/01/15 after storage in Afriqiyah colours. EI-RUP Boeing 737-8Q8 c/n 34706 Transaero Airlines Ferried Beijing-