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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 27-06-15

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                                                  Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300 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/ AP-BMD Airbus A320-232 c/n 2502  Shaheen Air International Delivered Indianapolis-Goose Bay-Dublin-Athens-Sharjah-Karachi 23-26/06/15 ex EI-EXK. EI-DSY Airbus A320-216 c/n 3666 Air One ferried Rome Fiumicino-Manchester 22/06/15 for paint into Alitalia colours. EI-FDL Airbus A320-232 c/n 2029 MetroJet Ferried Kaunas-Ostrava 23/06/15 after storage. EI-FGP Embraer 190AR c/n 19000050 Borajet Airlines Ferried Norwich-Alverca 24/06/15 after paint. EI-FKI Boeing 767-36N(ER) c/n 30841 GECAS  Airtest from Atlantic Aviation Group 19/06/15 in

IAG carriers deploy Airbus A320 Sharklet fitted aircraft on Dublin routes

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                                                British Airways Airbus A320(S)  International Airlines Group (IAG) parent company of British Airways, Iberia Express and Vueling Airlines whom operate services from London Heathrow, Madrid and Barcelona respectively, commenced using fuel-saving and performance-enhancing Sharklets on A320 Family airliners becoming an increasingly frequent sight in Irish skies. British Airways operates A320 Family equipment on eight times daily Heathrow to Dublin services and since April when Sharklet modification programme commenced a number of flights have been operated by A320's with the wing-tip modification. The modification initially involves 10 of the newest A320s in the airline’s fleet in sequence G-EUYO, G-EUYP and G-EUYR to G-EUYY, with ‘sharklet’ wing-tips under a fuel-efficiency programme.                                          Iberia Express Airbus A320(S) Iberia Express commenced in November 2014 installation of the shar

Ireland leveraging its aviation experience to drive unprecedented growth

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                                                C-FFDK Bombardier CS300  Ireland's position in the global aviation industry this week has been further cemented with a number of significant announcements this week , as an Island nation, we punch well above our weight when it comes to aviation. A look back at this week's announcements shows why..... Irish aircraft-leasing firms placed $11 Billion (€9.87bn) of orders at the Paris Airshow. Tuesday 16th June: AerCap, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, is formally headquartered in the Netherlands and managed from Dublin and Shannon, placed an order for 100 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in deal valued at $10.7 Billion at list prices. Dublin-headquartered SMBC Aviation Capital under leadership of CEO Peter Barrett order 10 Boeing 737 MAX 8s in a deal worth $1.07 billion at list prices. Irish based leasing firms Avolon, AerCap and SMBC Aviation Capital have ordered a total of 210 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and budget carrie

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 20-06-15

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                                                  Aer Lingus Airbus A321-211  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-EJY Airbus A330-223 c/n 970  Amentum Aircraft Leasing Ferried Amman-Athens-Lourdes 12/06/15 ex JY-AIE. EI-FGP ERJ190AR c/n 19000050 Aldus Portfolio Leasing Ferried Alverca-Norwich 15/06/15 for painting ex JY-EME. EI-FIN Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44701 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 12/06/15. EI-FIO Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 61579 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 12/06/15. LN-LNC Boeing 787-8 c/n 34795 Norwegian Longhaul re-registered and positioned Copenhagen-London Gatwick 15/06/15 ex EI-LNC. N810QC Boeing 737-348(QC) c/n 2

Thomson Airways new routes from Dublin to Cancun and Montego Bay further enhance connectivity

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                                                  G-TUII Boeing 787-8 Thomson Airways  Dublin Airport yesterday Wednesday 17th June welcomed Thomson Airways 787 Dreamliner for the first time to Ireland today.     The visit was to celebrate the launch of two long-haul routes to Mexico and Jamaica direct from Dublin Airport during summer 2016 and to showcase the aircraft to the Irish travel industry. daa Chief Executive Kevin Toland said Dublin Airport was delighted to welcome the Dreamliner aircraft and was pleased for Falcon, Thomson and Thomson Airways that it will enter service next summer, taking passengers from Ireland to Mexico and Jamaica. Mr Toland added that the Dreamliner has created significant new opportunities for TUI’s brands in the Irish market. “Thomson’s decision to operate a Dreamliner from Dublin Airport brings additional choice into the market and we look forward to working with them to promote these new routes and to expand the company’s overall business

Norwegian Airlines transfer of Boeing 787s from Irish register continues as CEO makes fresh appeal for US DOT approval

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                                                  Image courtesy of Norwegian  Danish budget carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle 'Norwegian Airlines' has transferred three Boeing 787s that are currently registered to the airline's Irish subsidiary – Norwegian Air International (NAI) Ltd – under a 12-month exemption onto Norwegian aircraft register. According to Danish Newspaper Aftenposten, on Wednesday that Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos has now sent a letter to US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx asking once again for a decision on the airline’s traffic rights to US destinations. Norwegian has been waiting 15 months for the license for Norwegian Air International (NAI)  to continue and expand its US flights, pending approval from US authorities.  The carrier's expansion would challenge immunized joint ventures on North Atlantic whom control more than 80 percent of market. The airline planned to establish a third US base, either in Los Angeles or Oakland, and fr

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 13-06-15

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                                                  Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300 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/ AP-BMC Airbus A320-232 c/n 2496 Shaheen Air International Delivered Dublin-Athens 08/06/15 ex EI-EWO. EI-DSI Airbus A320-216 c/n 3213 Air Berlin Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Dublin-Munich 15/06/15 to become D-ABZK. EI-ECL Boeing 737-86N/W c/n 32655  Alrosa Air Delivered Budapest-Moscow Domodedovo 09/06/15 ex LN-NOP. LN-LND Boeing 787-8 c/n 35310 Norwegian Longhaul Re-registered and back in service Copenhagen-New York JFK-Copenhagen 03/06/15 ex EI-LND. LN-LNF Boeing 787-8 c/n 35313 Norwegian Longhaul Re-registered and back in service Copen

Ryanair adds extra flights on Dublin to Chania route to meet overwhelming demand

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                                                Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS  Ryanair is increasing frequency on Dublin to Chania route from twice weekly (Sundays/Wendsdays) to three times weekly , as a new Monday service is added on selected dates in June (15/22/29) and for month of August due to overwhelming demand, as part of carrier expanded summer scheduled from Chania. Ryanair’s Chania summer schedule also includes two new routes to Glasgow and Manchester (29 routes in total), and increased frequencies to Athens from three to four daily and to Thessaloniki from one to two per day. Chania is the second largest city on island of Crete, also spelled: Haniá , a place where different civilizations have flourished throughout the centuries, wandering around the Old Town’s maze-like alleys with the beautiful Venetian mansions, the fountains and the elaborate churches.                                         Irish Aviation Research Institute © 13th June 2015 All Rights Reserved.

DHL & Dublin Aerospace Plane Pull in aid of Aoibheann’s Pink Tie

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                                                Image courtesy of Aoibheann's Pink Tie  On Friday 19th June at Dublin Airport a charity plane pull is to take place in in aid of Aoibheann’s Pink Tie. Staff from DHL and Dublin Aerospace will pull an Airbus A300-600R(F) to raise funds for Aoibheann’s Pink Tie. The charity was set up in 2010 after the loss of Jimmy’s daughter Aoibheann who passed away from Cancer aged 8 years old.  To learn more about Aoibheann’s Pink Tie visit their website and Facebook page  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 11th June 2015 All Rights Reserved.

A major new study reveals Dublin Airport has the best airport WiFi in Europe

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                                                Dublin Airport  Dublin Airport has the best airport WiFi in Europe, according to a major new study. The study found that Dublin Airport had the fastest WiFi download speeds of any European airport and the third fastest in the world behind Suvarnabhumi Airport in Thailand and Chattanooga Airport in the United States. The survey, which was conducted by users of the Rotten WiFi app and website , tested and evaluated the quality of WiFi services in more than 130 airports in 53 countries. The Top 10 airports in terms of the fastest download speeds features five airports in Europe, two in the US and three in Asia. Dublin Airport has offered its customers unlimited free WiFi since September 2012, and was one of the first major European airports with free WiFi. “We are delighted that our free WiFi product has performed so well in this global study,” said Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison. “Our WiFi is free, fast and u

Connectivity enhanced at Dublin Airport as four new services commence

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                                                  United Airlines Boeing 757-200 Dublin Airport will have almost two million extra seats available this summer, which is an 11% increase in capacity compared to last summer. This summer is set to be the busiest yet since passenger numbers reached their peak in 2008, according to Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison. A total of 21 new routes/services, comprising 16 short-haul routes to continental Europe and five new long-haul routes will be added in 2015. This week four new services commenced to Chicago, Cardiff, Paris Orly and Keflavik, as Dublin Airport expands customer base adding two new customer airlines Transavia France and WOW Air. Dublin Airport Managing Director, Vincent Harrison said "This is a significant year for Dublin Airport, as we celebrate 75 years connecting Ireland to the world. This year, passengers can choose from 167 scheduled destinations from Dublin Airport to 15 destinations in North Am

Ryanair announces significant Spanish expansion as claws back market share

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                                                Ryanair Boeing 737-800 In the first four months of 2015, AENA the Spanish airport operator revealed Irish budget Ryanair added 1.14 million passengers, growing 17.8% to 7.53 million. During this period, the Irish airline has increased it lead over Vueling by more than 800,000 passengers. The rising passenger numbers can be attributed to continuing success of its 'Always Getting Better' improvement programme, launched in late 2013 to improve customer services and new Business Plus and Family Extra services. The Irish airline carried 1.54 million passengers to and from Madrid in the first four months of 2015, according to AENA figures. This represents growth of 34% in a year, due to increased frequencies on existing routes and new routes. In May the carrier announced significant expansion across it's Spanish network at bases Alicante, Las Palmas, Malaga, Palma, Seville and Tenerife South for IATA Winter season 2015/6

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 06-06-15

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                                                  EI-BYO ATR42 Aer Lingus Regional  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-FGY Airbus A319-112 c/n 2891 Yaledell Ltd Ferried Istanbul-Dublin 29/05/15 ex B-6157. EI-FIL Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44702 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 03/06/15. EI-FIM Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 61576 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 05/06/15. EI-FKJ Boeing 767-36N c/n 30853 Euro Atlantic Airways painted at Shannon 29/05/15 prior delivery to become CS-TKT ex ET-AME. LY-ONJ Airbus A320-214 c/n 4203 Small Planet Airlines Positioned Kaunas-London Gatwick 29/05/15 ex EI-ONJ. N240JT Boeing 737-4K5(F) c/n 24125 Jetran

21 years of Aer Lingus Airbus A330 ETOPS operations over the North Atlantic

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                                                Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300 Today marks a milestone of 21st anniversary of the transformation of Aer Lingus North Atlantic services as on this day it began Airbus A330-301 daily separate Dublin and Shannon services to New York JFK. Aer Lingus was first operator to inaugurate ETOPS (Extended Range performance twin-engine operations) operations over the North Atlantic with this model. The Airbus A330-300 was formally launched by Airbus on 5 June, 1987, and flew for the first time more than five years later on November 2, 1992, powered by two GE engines. The first Rolls-Royce Trent 700-powered A330-300 first flew on January 31, 1994. The A330 was one of the first airliners to be designed entirely by computer aided design (CAD), European and US type certification for both types, powered by GE CF6-80E1 engines, was obtained also simultaneously on October 21, 1993.The A330-300  first delivery to launch customer Air Inter occurred i