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Emirates Airlines resumes double daily service to Dublin following completion of DXB runway programme

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                                                Emirates Airlines Boeing 777-31H(ER)  Emirates Airlines has resumed a full double daily Boeing 777-300(ER) service on the Dublin route following completion of a 45-day refurbishment programme of the southern runway 30L at Dubai International Airport (DXB) to boost capacity, infrastructure and safety levels of the runway. A6-EPY Emirates Boeing 777-31H(ER) MSN 42344 operating UAE230 aircraft from Seattle was the first to touch down on re-surfaced runway at 1756 local on Thursday evening. On the 1st September will mark fifth anniversary of going double daily on the Dublin-Dubai route. Emirates carries a number of Irish products onboard for premium passengers including Butlers Chocolates, Gahan Beef, Keogh’s Crisps, Killowen Yogurt and VOYA. The airline carried more than 442,000 passengers on its Dublin to Dubai route last year, an increase of 2 per cent, and transported close to 10,000 tonnes of Irish exports in 2018. View

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 27 May

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 27 May

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United Airlines Introduces Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner on Dublin-New York/Newark Route

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                                                Picture courtesy of Esther Rowley  United Airlines has introduced the latest Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner aircraft on its service between Dublin and its New York/Newark hub, with effect from 23rd May. The first service UAL23/22 was operated by N16009 Boeing 787-10 MSN 40938. The aircraft first flight on 17th April and delivered on 27th April Charleston to Washington - Dulles International (KIAD). Dublin is one six routes from United Airlines Newark hub to receive 787-10 service joining Barcelona, Brussels, Frankfurt , Paris CDG and Tel Aviv. Over the last 20 years United Airlines has operated Boeing 757-200(ER), Boeing 767-200(ER), Boeing 767-300(ER), Boeing 767-40(ER), Boeing 777-200(ER), Boeing 777-300(ER) on the Dublin-New York/Newark route. Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said, “United Airlines has been operating at Dublin Airport for almost 21 years and I want to acknowledge its commitment to Dublin and Ne

Cityjet RJ85's begin a new life in Canada as fire fighting aircraft

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                                                Cityjet RJ85  Europe's leading regional carrier Cityjet based in Dublin, Ireland, operating a fleet of Avro and Bombardier aircraft on wet lease services across the continent Europe has scaled back its British Avro RJ85 fleet with the disposal of three aircraft leaving 10 units in the fleet. Over the last couple of months the carrier has disposed of three RJ85 aircraft to Aero-Flite (US) and Conair Aviation Ltd (Canada) . Aero-Flite based in Spokane, Washington and its Canadian subsidiary Conair Aviation Ltd  based in Abbotsford, British Columbia has been in the Aerial Firefighting since 1963 and 1969 respectively has operated Boeing B-17s, C-54 and DC-4s, CL-215s, Viking CL-415 and Avro RJ85. Conair can reconfigure RJ85 aircraft for use in aerial firefighting holding supplemental type certificates (STC) for modification of aircraft into aerial firefighting role. Aero-Flite and Conair Aviation stated the RJ85 has capabilit

Acumen Aviation Webinar on implementing AI and ML in Aircraft Data Management

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 20 May

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 20 May

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Aer Lingus milestone of 25 years Airbus A330 operations

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                                                Image courtesy of Aer Lingus  Aer Lingus has reached a milestone with 25 years of Airbus A330 operations on 7th May 2019. In the fleet only three other aircraft types exceeded 25 years service the BAC One-Eleven achieving 25 1⁄2 years, the Boeing 737 (all variants) 36 1⁄2 years and the Boeing 707/720 25 3⁄4 years (Irish Air Letter May 2019). On 17th September 1993 F-WWKD Airbus A330-301 Air Inter visited Dublin Airport on demonstration to Aer Lingus. The Airbus A330 was specifically built to meet the requirements of Air Inter whom placed an order for 15 aircraft plus 15 options for high density domestic French routes. After an extensive evaluation of aircraft economics and market opportunities Aer Lingus selected the Airbus A330-300 aircraft to replace it's fleet of Boeing 747's. Mr Conor McCarthy, Chairman Dublin Aerospace and CEO PlaneConsult and former Aer Lingus Commuter CEO , managed the introduction of the Airbus

Acumen Aviation Webinar on implementing AI and ML in Aircraft Data Management

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 13 May

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 13 May

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 13 May: http://bit.ly/2Vz2SJL

Air Baltic extends new Riga-Dublin route year round

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                                                Image courtesy of Latvia Embassy Ireland Facebook page  Air Baltic whom re-launched its Riga to Dublin route (BTI661/662) four times weekly (Mondays,Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays) with effect from 31 March using Airbus A220-300 aircraft announced 15th May that due high demand and positive feedback its extending the service year-round. The inaugural Riga to Dublin on 31st March was operated by YL-CSL Airbus A220-300 in Latvia's 100th anniversary Livery. Air Baltic previously service the Riga to Dublin market between 2004 and 2011 and in 2012 using a mix of Boeing 737-300 & 500 and occasional Boeing 757-200 aircraft. Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic “Taking into consideration the high demand and positive feedback about the launch of the Riga–Dublin route for the summer season 2019, we are delighted to announce that Dublin will also complement our winter route map. Now our passengers will be able to tr

Aer Lingus expands wet-leased RJ85 operation with CityJet to Birmingham

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                                                EI-RJD RJ85 Aer Lingus  Aer Lingus has expanded its wet-leased RJ85 operation with CityJet to operate a weekly Dublin-Birmingham return service on Saturdays EIN272/273 and Sundays EIN276/277. The RJ85 service will operate from 4th May to 28th September. Aer Lingus its utilizing the RJ85 capacity when London City is closed between 1300 hours on Saturday till 1230 on Sundays to minimise noise impact on local residents. The RJ85 will free up Aer Lingus Airbus A320 aircraft to be re-deployed on longer leisure route. CityJet provides two Avro RJ85 aircraft (EI-RJD MSN 2334 & EI-RJI MSN 2346) , crew, maintenance, and insurance (ACMI) to Aer Lingus for the purpose of operating the Dublin-London City route. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 18May 2019 All Rights Reserved Irish Aviation Research Institute © 18 May 2019 All Rights Reserved

Dublin Airport connecting traffic grows to 2.1 million passengers

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                                                  #Dubhub DAA's 2018 annual report revealed the number of connecting passengers at Dublin Airport increased by 18% to 2.1 million, as the airport continues to expand its role as a major gateway between Europe and North America. To cater for increasing increasing numbers last the airport opened a new €16 million facility built adjacent to Pier 4 close to Terminal 2 enabling a fold increase in connecting passengers. The number of passengers transferring at Dublin Airport has increased from 550,000 in 2013 to 2.1 million in 2018. Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said "Dublin Airport has many advantages as a gateway between Europe and North America for transferring passengers. Our location is perfect, we have strong transatlantic, short-haul and Middle Eastern connectivity and US preclearance provides passengers travelling to the United States with a wonderful product that allows them to arrive as domestic

Up to 66 daily flights to and from Dublin Airport to North America for summer peak

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                                                Dublin Airport Hub  During the peak summer season in 2019 Dublin Airport will have 66 flights per day to and from 18 cities in the United States and 6 Canadian destinations with 464 weekly flights. This year Aer Lingus will launch Minneapolis-St. Paul , American Airlines Dallas/Forth Worth, Norwegian Airlines Toronto Hamilton, Westjet Calgary and Halifax . Air Canada's low cost subsidiary Air Canada Rouge is to make a brief return to the Dublin Airport market between 25 May and 15 June.  Rouge will operate Montreal (ACA818/819) three times weekly and Vancouver (ACA862/3) four times weekly using Boeing 767-300ER aircraft pending delivery of Air Canada Airbus A330-300 aircraft. The former Singapore Airlines/TAP Air Portugal Airbus A330-300 aircraft will be introduced on Dublin to Montreal and Vancouver routes effect from 15 June. Aer Lingus planned new Airbus A321Neo-LR service to Hartford (Bradley International) is due to

Acumen Aviation CCO Eamonn Cronin speaking at Dublin Aviation Summit

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 7 May

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 7 May

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 29 April

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 29 April

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