Monday, 30 April 2018

David Collenette: Up in the Air - 9/11 Attack Lecture Dublin 1 May

David Collenette 
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) are delighted to have The Honourable David Collenette, PC, LLD, FCILT, who was Transport Minister for Canada and oversaw Canada’s response to the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States speak for our members on Tuesday, 1st May 2018.

On the morning of September 11 more than 500 planes with an estimated 75,000 people on board were en route to North America. The U.S. Government made the decision to close its airspace with the possibility of planes being shot down by the U.S. Air Force. Under the Aeronautics Act the Transport Minister is the only person with the statutory authority to issue emergency orders in unprecedented situations like this.

As Minister for Transport David was responsible for overseeing the landing of 229 planes, most from Europe, that were refused entry to U.S. airspace on the day.

“It is fantastic to have such an esteemed Fellow of the CILT organisation speak for our members and stakeholders” says Mick Curran, CEO of CILT Ireland. “We are looking forward to hearing this gripping and truly interesting story that changed the course of aeronautical history, and that shocked the world”.

David speaks to CILT Ireland on Tuesday, 1 May from 5pm to 7pm in the Grand Canal Hotel, Dublin 4.

About David Collenette:

Mr. Collenette served in the Canadian House of Commons for 21 years and in the cabinet for 11 years under three Prime Minister's, primarily as Minister of National Defence and Minister of Transport. Since retiring from public life in 2004 David has been a strategic advisor to companies in the defence and transportation sectors. He is past Chair of CILT North America and former CILT International Vice-President. Currently he is Chair of the High Speed Rail Advisory Board for the Government of Ontario.

About CILT:

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Ireland is a member of the wider CILT International network which has offices in over 30 countries and 33,000 members worldwide. CILT is the recognised global professional body for those working in the Logistics, Transport and Supply Chain Industries. CILT have a unique perspective and cross border working relationship that is forming solutions and leading the way for the industry.

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Sunday, 29 April 2018

Ryanair adds three brand new Boeing 737-800's to growing fleet

Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Irish budget carrier Ryanair has added a further three brand new Boeing 737-800 aircraft to its fleet increasing it's size to 436 aircraft.

The aircraft delivered this week EI-GJP construction number 44834 on 24 April and two aircraft on 27 April EI-GJR construction number 44835 and EI-GJS construction number 44836.

According to open source flight data website first revenue flight where as follows:

EI-GJP Dublin to Brussels RYR1452 on 25 April

EI-GJR Dublin to London Gatwick RYR114 on 29 April

EI-GJS Dublin to Bremen RYR2906 on 28 April

The Dublin-based low cost carrier is the largest 737-800 global customer and the largest Boeing operator in Europe. Last month, Ryanair took delivery of its 500th Next-Generation 737-800.

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Saturday, 28 April 2018

Irish entrepreneur Denis O'Brien acquires brand new Gulfstream 650

Image courtesy of Gulfstream Aerospace 
Irish entrepreneur Denis O'Brien acquires brand new Gulfstream 650 registered M-YGIG just under two and half years ago having previous the same aircraft type registered M-YSIX which replaced a  Gulfstream G650 M-GSIX.

Gulfstream Aerospace recently reached the 300th Gulfstream G650 delivery milestone  just over five years after the aircraft entered service in 2012. Mark Burns President  Gulfstream said "The continued popularity and demand for the G650 affirms its position as the leader in the ultra-long-range segment. The introduction of the G650 was a turning point — not just for Gulfstream, but for the industry as a whole. We set out to change the game and ultimately, we did just that."

According to Gulfstream Jets Blog N305GA construction number 6305 was cancelled from FAA registration on 26 April to M-YGIG.

M-YGIG was delivered on Friday 27 Apri from Gulfstream Aerospace HQ in Savannah, Georgia direct to the Isle of Man to complete her paperwork before continuing to Dublin today arriving at 1030 local.

The Isle of Man Registry states the registered owner of the aircraft is AC EXECUTIVE AIRCRAFT (2017) LIMITED with an address at 2nd Floor, Douglas Chambers North Quay Douglas Isle of Man British Isles IM1 4LA.

O'Garajets based in Atlanta have appointed to re-market M-YSIX c/n 6156 with the aircraft having 2012 Hours  and 698 landings since new and comes with Gulfstream PlaneParts Program and wrranties through May 2021. The aircraft APU is under Honeywell MSP APU Program and RollsRoyce BR 725-A1-12 Engines under RollsRoyce Corporate Care Program.

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Sunday, 22 April 2018

Ryanair adds two new Boeing 737-800's increasing fleet size to 433 aircraft

Ryanair Boeing 737-800
Irish budget carrier Ryanair has added a further two Boeing 737-800s to it's fleet namely EI-GJN construction number 44838 delivered to Dublin on 12 April and EI-GJO construction number 44833 Delivered to Dublin on 20 April.

EI-GJN operated it's first revenue service on 15 April as RYR5776 to Glasgow International.

EI-GJO operated it's first revenue service on 22 April as RYR202 to London Stansted.

The deliveries increase it's fleet size to 433 aircraft. The aircraft are the first to be delivered in new Financial Year 2019 which commenced on 31 March.

A further three aircraft have completed first flights awaiting delivery in coming weeks EI-GJP construction number 44834 on 10 April, EI-GJR construction number 44835 on 15 April and EI-GJV construction number 44832 on Saturday 21 April.

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Airbus’ A330neo and Airbus A350-1000 Flight Test at Irish Airports

Image courtesy of Airbus 
On the 14th March Airbus conducted flight testing with F-WWTN Airbus A330-941 (NEO) aircraft at Cork and Shannon Airports carrying out a number of simulated approaches and “Go Arounds” as part of the aircraft’ certification process.

The two test aircraft have logged more than 700 hours aloft in the 200-plus flights performed as of 10 April, according to A330neo aircraft integration and flight testing integrated product team (IPT) leader Jean-Christophe Bonjour.

On 18th April F-WMIL Airbus A350-1041 visited Shannon for crosswind training this aircraft perviously on 27 July 2017 performing one rejected take off (RTO) at Shannon before returning to Toulouse the same evening.

Shannon Airport has been extensively used by Airbus in the last year as part of certification with a number of different types visting D-AVXB Airbus A321-251N on 17 March and D-AVWA Airbus A319-151N on 11 September and D-AVXA Airbus A321-251N on 17 September. In 2006 the Airbus A380 was sent to Shannon specifically for cross-wind training as weather conditions in the area at the time where ideal.

On 26 January 2017 the Shannon Group plc has confirmed that it has lodged a planning application with Clare County Council for a new aircraft hangar at Shannon with the capability to accommodate multiple aircraft types up to an Airbus A380.

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Sunday, 15 April 2018

EI-SIF Airbus A320-251N Delivered to SAS Airlines (Ireland)

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SAS Airlines (Ireland) has taken delivery of EI-SIF Airbus A320-251N c/n 8109 on 12 April to Stockholm Arlanda from Airbus in Hamburg Finkenwerder. This is the sixth Airbus to join the SAS Airlines (Ireland) fleet.

On the 10 April the parent company SAS Airlines Group placed an order for 50 Airbus A320Neo's for delivery between 2019 and 2023 replacing current Airbus A320ceo's and Boeing 737NG aircraft enabling the carrier to operate a single short-haul fleet.

The first 15 new Airbus A320neos, with deliveries from the spring of 2019 through 2021, have been secured through declarations of intent with aircraft lessors. The remaining 35 Airbus A320neos are planned to be delivered directly by Airbus up to 2023.

The Airbus A320neo has 15–20 percent lower jet-fuel consumption per seat kilometer compared to the aircraft being phased out of traffic. The aircraft will be equipped with SAS’s high-speed WiFi and new cabin interiors.

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Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-700 aircraft Delivered Through Dublin For ASky Airlines

ET-AVP Boeing 737-752 
This week saw two Boeing 737-700 pass through Dublin Airport on delivery to Ethiopian Airlines strategic partner ASky Airlines. 

The aircraft ET-AVO 737-752 c/n 33786 ex N714SY using callsign 'ETH9201' and ET-AVP 737-752 c/n 33787 'ETD9201' where in basic Sun Country Airlines colours devoted of titles respectively on 12 April and 14 April arriving direct from Indianapolis departing to Ethiopian Airlines hub in Addis Abba.

The pan-African airline ASky Airlines was established by the west African private sector, in collaboration with its strategic partner, Ethiopian Airlines, in 2008, holding a 40% stake. It launched operation in 2010 ASKY Airlines is based at Lomé-Tokoin Airport, Togo, and operates scheduled services to destinations throughout West and Central Africa.

ASky Airlines currently has a fleet of 4 Boeing 737-700 and 737-800 aircraft and 4 DHC8-400 aircraft. All of ASKY’s aircraft are Ethiopian registered.

ET-AVP Image courtesy of Sean Flynn

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Saturday, 7 April 2018

Emirates coming to Dublin in search of flight crew for its global expansion plans

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Emirates has landed in Ireland in search of the country’s finest male and female pilots to work for the Dubai-based airline. The world’s fastest-growing airline is bringing its flight crew recruitment roadshow to Dublin next week.

The carrier is offering flight crew the opportunity to live in the cosmopolitan city of Dubai while flying Emirates’ growing network of international routes. Emirates is recruiting pilots for both passenger and freighter aircraft fleets.

The airlines operates a fleet of over 269 aircraft and 262 on order, Emirates is the largest global operator of B777s and A380 aircraft. The package of personal benefits include a generous tax free salary, monthly housing allowance, 42 days annual leave and chauffeur-driven transport to and from work.

Mandy Kelly, aviation HR Specialist with Emirates said "We have both male and female pilots, including those from Ireland currently flying with us and are looking to grow our team. When flying for Emirates, you will be based in the heart of Dubai and will start your career onboard one of the world’s most modern fleets, on the industry-leading Boeing 777 or the flagship Airbus A380.  We’re encouraging pilots to come along for a chat with our recruitment team in Dublin and we’d be delighted to answer any questions. Partners and children are also very welcome as we completely understand a move to Dubai is something that involves the whole family."

The roadshows will take place at Hilton Dublin Airport, Malahide Road, Northern Cross, Co Dublin on Tuesday 10th April and Wednesday 11th April.

Emirates Airlines operates a twice daily service from Dublin to Dubai using Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

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Boeing Delivers 500th Next-Generation 737 to Ryanair

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Since taking delivery of its first Boeing 737-800 EI-CSA on March 19, 1999, Ryanair has become Boeing's largest European customer for the Next-Generation 737. On 27 March 2018 the carrier achieved a significant milestone with the delivery of it's 500th 737-800 registered EI-GJK.

Unlike previous delivery milestones the 500th 737-800 was a low key event with no press release issued by either Boeing or Ryanair. In a tweet Doug Alder Communications Manager Boeing 737 Program said "A huge congrats to our great airline customer & partner @Ryanair for taking delivery of their 500th 737! Amazing accomplishment. You help fuel our Renton production line each and every day!".

The Dublin based carrier is the largest 737-800 global customer and the largest Boeing operator in Europe and is on average taking delivery of 25 aircraft of the type per year since 1999.

At the Paris Air Show July 2013 the carrier placed an order for 175 Boeing 737-800s valued at $15.6 billion at list prices for delivery between 2014 and 2018.  The Ryanair order enabled Boeing to bridge production between the Boeing 737 Next Generation and 737 MAX lines.

Key Delivery Milestones:

450th - March 2017
400th - 4 April 2016
375th - 11 November 2015
300th -1 March 2011
200th - 25 March 2009
100th - 7 March 2006

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Tuesday, 3 April 2018

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Acumen makes a splash with news of its new Blue Lagoon offices in Miami

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Sunday, 1 April 2018

Ryanair adds 16 Boeing 737-800 aircraft in FY2018Q4

Ryanair Boeing 737-8AS 
Irish budget carrier Ryanair added 16 brand new Boeing 737-800 in its last financial quarter Q4 in period from January to the 31 March 18 in a total investment of $1.302.4 Billion at list rices.

The carrier continues to make a strategic push in the German market capitalizing on the opportunities with the collapse of Air Berlin at primary airports adding new airports Berlin (Tegel) and Dusseldorf.

At its Palma de Mallorca airport base two additional aircraft have been added, four new German peak summer routes (June to August) have been announced from Berlin (Tegel), Dusseldorf, Nuremberg and Stuttgart as well as extra flights from Cologne and Dortmund to Palma.

The carrier will base four Boeing 737-800s at Berlin Tegel operated under Laudamotion flight designator OE supporting an agreement with Mr Niki Lauda to support his plan to develop and grow Laudamotion GmbH. Ryanair will acquire an initial 24.9% stake in Laudamotion and this will increase quickly to 75% subject to EU Competition approval.

EI-GDP Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44813 Delivered 17 January

EI-GDR Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44813 Delivered 24 January

EI-GDS Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44811 Delivered 23 January

EI-GDT Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44815 Delivered 30 January

EI-GDV Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44816 Delivered 31 January

EI-GDW Boeing 737-800 c/n 44814 Delivered 1 February

EI-GDX Boeing 737-800 c/n 44817 Delivered 2 February

EI-GDZ Boeing 737-800 c/n 44820 Delivered 16 February

EI-GJA Boeing 737-800 c/n 44819 Delivered 21 February

EI-GJF Boeing 737-800 c/n 44828 Delivered 6 March

EI-GJG Boeing 737-800 c/n 44829 Delivered 20 March

EI-GJH Boeing 737-800 c/n 44830 Delivered 22 March

EI-GJI Boeing 737-800 c/n 44826 Delivered 24 March

EI-GJJ Boeing 737-800 c/n 44831 Delivered 30 March

EI-GJK Boeing 737-800 c/n 44825 Delivered 24 March

EI-GJM Boeing 737-800 c/n 44827 Delivered 30 March

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