Showing posts from August 22, 2015

Ireland's Growing Drone sector ready for take-off

                                                  Yesterday Friday 21st August I was invited to inaugural open day of  'Meet the Drones’ showcase event at Weston Airport hosted by the Unmanned Aircraft Association of Ireland (UAAI). The UAAI has evolved as a result of this significant growth and aims to act as an intermediary between commercial RPAS operators and pilots. It's estimated that there are 4,000 drones already in use in Ireland.  The sector is growing at a significant rate, with international attention focusing on Ireland as a present and future leader in the commercial drone industry. The event sponsored by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and attended by stakeholders including Mr. Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, the IAA, the Defence Forces, An Garda Síochána, industry suppliers and the public. The event showcased the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) industry in Ireland – more commonly known as ‘drones’ – and highli

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 22-08-15

                                                EI-REH ATR72 Stobart Air  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-DSN Airbus A320-216 c/n 3295 Alitalia Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Dublin 14/08/15 for paint, for Congo Airways. EI-EJI Airbus A330-202 c/n 1218 Alitalia In Service Abu Dhabi-Rome Fiumicino 20/08/15 after paint into new colours. EI-EJJ Airbus A330-202 c/n 1225 Alitalia In service Rome Fiumicino-Abu Dhabi 19/08/15 for painting into new colours. EI-LED Airbus A321-211 c/n 6726 Transaero Airlines Delivered Hamburg Finkenwerder-Belgrade-Moscow Vnukovo 14-17/08/15. F-WWYR Airbus A330-343 c/n 1624 CIT Aerospace Ferried Toulouse-Teruel Airport 1