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Ryanair announces 23 new routes from Germany connecting major business centers

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                                                Ryanair Boeing 737-800 This winter season Ryanair has announced it will place 7 new Boeing 737-800s in Germany market from it's delivery stream of 383 Boeing 737s on order, as aims it aims to grow it's market share from 4% to 15-20% over the next five years. The budget carrier Ryanair last month announced significant expansion in the German market announcing Berlin Schonefeld as it's 73rd European Base, with five based aircraft operating a total of 22 routes and major growth of Cologne base increasing base fleet from one to three based operating a total of 17 routes. Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer Kenny Jacobs said "Germany is a significant growth market for Ryanair and as we announce our 6th German base at Berlin, we will continue to connect key German cities with Europe’s major centers of business". Indeed Ryanair's expansion is focused on building frequency on key business routes in German market

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 25-04-15

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                                                  EI-LNH Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Norwegian  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/ C-FYQN Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 29333 CanJet Ferried MontrĂ©al-Brussels Zaventem 22/04/15 on summer lease to TUI Airlines Belgium ex EI-CST. EI-EZL Airbus A330-223 c/n 802 Orbest Ferried Dublin-Lisbon 18/04/15. EI-FGZ Airbus A321-211 c/n 677 NBB Leasing Registered at London Southend 20/04/15 ex G-OMYJ. EI-FIH Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44697 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 21/04/15. EI-RUP Boeing 737-808/W c/n 34706 Transaero Airlines not taken up stored Bournemouth for delivery to Jet2 May 2015. EI-STA Boeing 737-31S c/

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 18-04-15

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                                                  EI-LBT Boeing 757-200 Aer Lingus  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-DSO Airbus A320-216 c/n 3464 Air Berlin Delivered Rome Fiumicino-Dublin-Dusseldorf 15/16-04/15 to become D-ABZE. EI-EXR Airbus A300-622R(F) c/n 677 Air Contractors Ferried Bahrain-Dresden 14/04/15 in basic Air Hong Kong colours. EI-LNH Boeing 787-8 c/n 36526 Norwegian Long-Haul Delivered Charleston-Dublin 10/04/15. EI-LNH Boeing 787-8 c/n 36526 Norwegian Long-Haul Delivered Dublin-Copenhagen 14/04/15. EI-XLH Boeing 747-446 c/n 27650 Transaero Airlines Ferried Melbourne International-Moscow Domodedovo 10/04/15 after interim

Ethiopian Airlines moves its European hub to Dublin Airport

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                                                                 Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner  Ethiopian Airlines is moving its European hub from Rome to Dublin Airport from 10th May it has been confirmed. The move will see Ethiopian transit 10 transatlantic flights per week through Dublin Airport to destinations in the United States and Canada for refuelling on the westbound leg of the journey only. Ethiopian Airline’s daily Boeing 777 flight from Addis Ababa to Washington and its three times weekly Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight from Addis Ababa to Toronto will stop at Dublin Airport . As it is a transit stop, Ethiopian will not be accepting passengers in Dublin for the onward flights to either Washington or Toronto . The refuelling stop is required on Ethiopian’s westbound journeys only, as the high altitude at Addis Ababa Airport means aircraft use more fuel on take-off there. The decision in relation to the transit stops at Dublin

Inaugural Irish Student Aviation Symposium announced for 21st October 2015

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                                                              The Student Aviation Symposium 2015 is a non-profit event organised by a dedicated group of third level education students from Dublin Institute of Technology, University of Limerick, Dublin City University and Institute of Technology Carlow. Our aim is to bring together students of aviation focused courses and aviation industry professionals across Ireland. For more details, contact: Alexandra Slabutu Event Coordinator alexandra.slabutu@yahoo.ie The event offers the chance for students to learn more about the specific requirements of aviation companies for candidates in various roles and discuss current issues faced by the industry as well as future trends. It also serves to promote aviation and provide a networking platform. We believe this event to be important, not just for students passionate about a career in aviation, but for companies, assisting in finding the most suitable future employees. It will

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 11-04-15

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                                                  EI-LEO Cessna 750 Airlink Airways  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-DEO Airbus A320-214 c/n 2486 Aer Lingus back in service Dublin-Warsaw 01/04/15 after Virgin Little Red ops prior paint. EI-EWR Airbus A330-202 c/n 330 Aer Lingus Ferried Dublin-Bordeaux 06/04/15 after painting for business class modification. EI-EZL Airbus A330-223 c/n 802 CIT Aerospace in all white colours with Orbest logo and tiles on Air Test at Dublin 09/04/15. EI-FIG Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44698 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 03/04/15. EI-STA  Boeing 737-31S c/n 29057 Europe Airpost To Transaero Engineering 06/0

DIT Aeronautical Society visit to Aer Lingus Hangar 6

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                                                  Aer Lingus Integrated Operation Center (IOC) On behalf of the Aeronautical Society, I would like to thank Captain Steve Kelly and the amazing team that briefed us on the various topics during our visit to Hangar 6. This was a great opportunity for us to learn the depths of the operational side of the airline. The topics covered captured everyone’s attention, raising an interest to pursue a possible career in those areas. Moreover we were presented with an overall insight into the Integrated Operation Centre (IOC), the heart of the daily operation of Aer Lingus. The highlight of the day was the presentation on the role of the Emergency Response Team, an area that not many students would contemplate. We learned about the thorough planning and preparation that goes on behind the scenes of an anticipated event, such as the French ATC strike, which coincidentally happened the day of our visit. It was impressive to hear that 95% of the

Spanish carrier Vueling Airlines starts new Dublin Service

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                                                Vueling Airlines Airbus A320  Spanish carrier Vueling Airlines has started a new service from Dublin to Barcelona operating four times weekly,  increasing to six times weekly for August , which is part of IAG, will join its sister airlines British Airways and Iberia Express, both of which already operate from Dublin Airport. Vueling Airlines is deepen it's ties with Oneworld carrier American Airlines with a new a new connection agreement which will bring more long-haul passenger traffic to Barcelona, strengthening El Prat airport’s position as a point of entry to Europe for travellers from the United States and as a departure point for U.S.-bound passengers. Vueling, which is based at Barcelona’s El Prat Airport, operates 325 routes at 131 airports with 700 daily flights in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Vueling will operate its new Dublin route with an Airbus A320 aircraft with 180 seats in a single class configuration.

Another year of record Ireland-North American capacity growth

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                                                  Aer Lingus Airbus A330-200 This year is set for another record capacity growth between Ireland and North American as capacity will be 13% ahead of last summer, as strong growth will be driven from existing carriers by a mix increasing capacity and frequency on existing routes and new services are added to Halifax and Los Angeles. Dublin Airport is the sixth largest airport in Europe for services to North America, with 318 flights per week (159 weekly departures) between Dublin and 15 destinations in the United States and Canada this summer.  The only European airports with better transatlantic connectivity than Dublin will be the major hubs of Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Madrid and Paris CDG. Aer Lingus will launch a new early morning service and late evening return service  between Dublin and New York JFK using a Boeing 757-200 damp-leased from ASL Aviation. From 8th June to 30th August two Boeing 757s will be based in Dublin. Per

Ryanair takes delivery of 11th and 12th brand new Boeing 737-800s

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                                                EI-FIG Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair  Irish budget carrier Ryanair has taken delivery of the 11th EI-FIF and 12th EI-FIG Boeing 737-800s of 175 ordered in 2013 in the last week , increasing it's fleet to 309 aircraft, a further nine aircraft are expected to be delivered between April and end of July. The 11th aircraft EI-FIF Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44694 was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin on Saturday 28th March as 'Ryanair 800F' entering service next day to London Gatwick. The 12th aircraft EI-FIG Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44698 was delivered Boeing Field to Dublin on Saturday 4th April as 'Ryanair 800G' arriving 1500 local.                                       EI-FIF Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair  Ryanair will take delivery of a total of 21 aircraft between September 2014 and July 2015. To sastify customer demand the carrier has leased seven additional aircraft from AirExplore and SmartLynx based in Bratislava, London Stan

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 04-04-15

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                                                  EI-STA Boeing 737-300 Europe Airpost  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-DAA Airbus A330-202 c/n 397 Aer Lingus Ferried Stockholm Arlanda-Dublin 31/03/15 after winter-lease to Novair. EI-DSK Airbus A320-216 c/n 3328 Air Berlin Delivered Rome Fiumicino-Dublin-Dusseldorf 01/02-04/15 to become D-ABZI. EI-EHH ATR42-300 c/n 196 Stobart Air Ferried Cardiff-Dublin 28/03/15 after wet-lease to Cityjet. EI-EWR Airbus A330-202 c/n 330 Aer Lingus Delivered Manila-Dublin 28/03/15 for painting ex 9M-XAD. EI-FIF Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44696 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 28/03/15. EI-FSB Airbus A32

Aer Lingus Airbus A330-200 EI-DAA Returns from Novair Winter Lease

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                                                  Aer Lingus  Aer Lingus A330-200 EI-DAA, which has been on winter damp-lease to Novair since 29th November 2014, operated it's last Novair service from Puerto Plata to Stockholm  on Tuesday 31st March ,  and positioned same day Stockholm Arlanda – Dublin as NVR9901 and returned to Aer Lingus service next day operating EIN125 Dublin-Chicago O'Hare. Aer Lingus stated in it's 2014 Annual Report that "The agreement with Novair started in December 2013 and will cease operating in winter 2015", having been informed in January. Revenue from contract flying and Aer Lingus Regional Franchise increased by 45.2% from €29.4 million in 2013 to €42.7  million in 2014. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 3rd April 2015 All Rights Reserved.