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Irish Aviation history made as Ethiopian 787 Flies into Dublin Airport ahead of new direct flights

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                                                  ET-ASG Boeing 787-8 Ethiopian Airlines  A little piece of Irish Aviation history was made yesterday (Friday 20th March) as Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ET-ASG made a scheduled first visit to Dublin Airport.  In October 2014 the largest airline in Africa announced that it would commence three times weekly flights direct from Dublin to Addis Ababa and Dublin direct to Los Angeles on the Dreamliner 787. ET-ASG Boeing 787-8 is the latest addition to Ethiopian's growing fleet of 787s with eleven in service and a further two on order, the aircraft was delivered on 1st February and is leased from Shanon based AerCap. Dreamliner B787 Flight Number touched down at Dublin Airport on a short visit ahead of its inaugural flight to Los Angeles on June 20th next. Ethiopian Airlines Chief Executive Tewolde Gebremariam travelled on the aircraft from London Heathrow with crew and a number of African journalists and were welcom

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 21-03-15

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                                                  Aer Lingus Airbus A320  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-DSR Airbus A320-214 c/n 3502 Air Berlin Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Dublin 17/03/15 to become D-ABZC. EI-DSR Airbus A320-216 c/n 3502 Air Berlin Delivered Dublin-Dusseldorf 18/03/15 to become D-ABZC. EI-EZT Airbus A320-232 c/n 1896 GECAS rolled out Dublin 17/03/15 in smartLynx Estonia colurs. EI-FDM Airbus A320-232 c/n 2077  MetroJet Ferried Kaunas-Ostrava 12/03/15 after storage. ES-SAL Airbus A320-214 c/n 566  smartLynx Estonia Ferried Tallin-Antalya 12/03/15 on wet-lease to Corendon Air ex EI-ERV. HK-5125-X Airbus A320-214 c/n 1370 V