Showing posts from May 25, 2019

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

                                                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

                                                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