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Airbus A350-1000 Ireland overflights

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                                                Image courtesy of Airbus  The Airbus A350-1000 has conducted thee flights into Irish Airspace over the last few months as part of it's test and certification programme. The type is on track to reach Type Certification followed by Entry Into Service in second half of 2017. The A350-1000 completed successfully its first and unique “Early Long Flight” with 310 passengers on board, including 10 Airbus Flight Test crew members and 13 Virgin Atlantic cabin crew. Test aircraft F-WXLV Airbus A350-1041 c/n 065 took off from and landed in Toulouse on May 11th after a 12 hours flight. The Early Long Flight allows Airbus to assess cabin environment and systems in-flight and optimize cabin procedures to ensure full maturity at Entry Into Service for its customers. According to open source Flight tracking website Flightradar24 playback shows the aircraft overflew the vicinity of Cork, Dublin and Shannon. On 3 May Airbus’ A350-1000 test

Ryanair adds seven brand new 737-800 aircraft in April increasing fleet to 391

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                                                  EI-DCL Boeing 737-8AS Ryamair  Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair added seven brand new Boeing 737-800s to it's fleet in April increasing fleet to 391 aircraft. The Irish low-cost carrier operates the largest fleet of Next-Generation 737-800s in the world. EI-FZI Boeing 737-800 c/n 44782 Delivered 18 April EI-FZJ Boeing 737-800 c/n 44788 Delivered 12 April EI-FZK  Boeing 737-800 c/n 44783 Delivered 19 April EI-FZL Boeing 737-800 c/n 44784 Delivered 20 April EI-FZM  Boeing 737-800 c/n 44785 Delivered 22 April EI-FZN Boeing 737-800 c/n 44786 Delivered 25 April EI-FZO Boeing 737-800 c/n 44787 Delivered 27 April Irish Aviation Research Institute © 20 May 2017 All Rights Reserved.