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United Airlines resumes Washington Dulles - Dublin route

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                                                United Airlines Boeing 757-200 United Airlines has resumed operations on the Washington Dulles to Dublin route effective from 22 February operating four times weekly with Boeing 757-200 equipment. The aircraft N14118 Boeing 757-224 MSN 27560 positioned Newark to Washington Dulles as UAL2755 to operate UAL126 to Dublin. On 3rd December the carrier announced an order to purchase 50 new Airbus A321XLR aircraft, enabling the carrier to begin replacing and retiring its existing fleet of Boeing 757-200 aircraft and further meet the airline's operational needs by pairing the optimal aircraft with select transatlantic routes. United expects to introduce the A321XLR into international service in 2024, will also allow United to explore serving additional destinations in Europe from its East Coast Newark/New York and Washington Dulles hubs. United VP and chief commercial officer Andrew Nocella said "The new Airbus A321XLR airc

Private Sky Ireland's largest business jet operator adds Global 5000 to growing fleet

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                                                  EI-IIN Credit Irish Business Aviation Association  Airlink Airways Ltd trading as Private Sky Ireland has added a Bombardier Global 5000 to its VIP & Executive Charter Fleet. The aircraft MSN 9445 registered EI-IIN callsign 'HYR95V' formerly VP-CKM was delivered Guernsey to Shannon on 26th February. Today (Saturday 29 February) the aircraft departed Shannon to its new Moscow Vnukovo base. Private Sky Director David Scully said "This Global 5000 addition to the AOC is an important & exciting step for us. The addition of this aircraft provides our customers with the ultimate long-range capability. It will be strategically located to serve customers in Eastern as well as Western Europe". Private Sky operates from bases in Belfast City, Dublin Airport, London Stansted and Moscow Vnukovo, Shannon Airport operating and managing a fleet of Airbus A319CJ, Bombardier Challenger 850, Cessna 560XLs, Embraer Legac

Laudamotion adds 25th Airbus A320-200

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                                                  Laudamotion Airbus A320-200 Laudamotion (Lauda) has taken delivery of its 25th Airbus A320-200 OE-LMJ according to German aviation website Skyliner Aviation formerly operated by Philippine Airlines as RP-C8618. The aircraft was delivered 28-29th February Manila-Clark International-Bandaranaike International-Muscat International-Cairo International to its new home base in Vienna. According to Planespotters the aircraft is leased is from GECAS. In Summer 2020 the carrier's fleet is planned to grow to 38 Airbus A320 aircraft read here Irish Aviation Research Institute © 29 February 2020 All Rights Reserved.

Academy of Aviation (AOA) reports 2019 busiest year

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                                                  Image Courtesy of Academy of Aviation (AOA) The Academy of Aviation (AOA) have stated that 2019 was their busiest year to date, with more students than ever taking their highly successful induction courses at their dedicated training facility next to Dublin Airport located at Clarton Hotel. Academy of Aviation founder Ruth Thewlis says “Our specially constructed 4 -day induction courses are proving to be our most requested courses. They are designed to assist individuals get their first step on the aviation career ladder. We place a considerable emphasis on mentoring our students, giving them insight into their chosen pathway & guidance on application to the many airlines, airports ground handling service providers with which we work closely. We don’t exceed 12 on our courses and deliver all training at our bespoke training facility which allows for excellent communication between tutor and student” The training facility inc

Moldavian Start-Up carrier HiSky to launch Chisinau-Dublin route

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                                                  Image credit HiSky  A new Moldavian Start-Up carrier HiSky founded by private investors is to launch a twice weekly service from Chisinau to Dublin on Wednesdays and Saturdays effective 11th April in partnership with the Romanian airline Cobrex Trans using Airbus A320-200 aircraft. The service 4H401 departs Chisinau at 2020 arriving into Dublin at 2210 and 4H402 departs Dublin at 0010 arriving Chisinau at 0530. Currently Air Moldva and FlyOne operate on  Chisinau to Dublin route.  HiSky company offers four service packages basic, classic, premium and premium plus with passengers having a free snack and drink onboard. General Director of HiSky Company Mr. Iulian Scorpa said "The company aims to import and to implement, here, in Moldova, on the Western culture example, the best approach of service related to aviation field. We intend to develop constantly, taking into consideration of course the needs of our passengers

First Air France Airbus A380-800 retires to Ireland West Airport Knock

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                                                Image courtesy of Ireland West Airport Knock On July 30, 2019, the Air France-KLM  Group announced the progressive early phase-out of the Airbus A380 aircraft from the Air France fleet through to the end of 2022. The first of up to four ex-Air France Airbus A380-800s has been positioned into Ireland West Airport for storage, signalling the start of the airline's A380 fleet retirement process. The aircraft F-HPJB touched down in Ireland West Airport at 1612 local on Thursday 20 February 2020 in all white colours from Dresden, Germany creating history becoming the largest aircraft type to land at the airport. F-HPJB was painted all white in Malta from 23 November to 13 December before returning briefly to the Air France fleet. It completed its last flight AFR11V on 31st December 2019 flying from Shanghai to Paris CDG arriving 0535 local. On 2nd January the aircraft positioned Paris CDG to Dresden as AFR370V where it was return

Acumen Aviation and CMS Business School Sign Co-Operation Agreement

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 17 February

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 17 February

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 10 February

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 10 February

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Northern Ireland looks to grow air connectivity

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                                                  Belfast City Airport  On the 9th January it was announced a deal to restore devolved government in Northern Ireland had been reached between the political parties. The deal, entitled "New Decade, New Approach". Annex B of New Decade, New Approach outlines Irish Government Commitments to improving North-South air connectivity working in partnership with the Northern Ireland Executive and the UK Government adding "The Irish Government also intends to take forward a review of the potential for Government support to renewed viable air routes from Cork to Belfast and Dublin to Derry, working with the UK Government and Northern Ireland Executive to deliver improved connections as a priority". Interestingly no reference was made to re-establish air connectivity with North America following the closure of routes from Belfast International to New York and Boston post withdrawal of Norwegian Airlines and United Airli

Cityjet Ends Sukhoi SSJ100 Operations

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                                                  Cityjet Sukhoi SSJ100 aircraft stored Shannon Airport  Irish ACMI/Wet-lease specialist Cityjet has ended operational involvement with the Sukhoi SSJ100 following the departure of EI-FWF (MSN 95118) from Shannon Airport to Belgrade on 13 February. The four pervoius SSJ100s departed the over proceeding months to Belgrade and Venice respectively.   According to NLSPOT Spotters List November 19 EI-FWB (MSN 95108) was ferried Shannon to Belgrade under the ownership of Superjet International. Two of the aircraft EI-FWB (MSN 95108) and EI-FWD (MSN 95105) where ferried from Shannon to Belgrade. JAT Tehnika became Europe’s first maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) to win approval for the line and base maintenance of the Superjet 100 (SSJ100) aircraft, having secured EASA Part 145 approval for the type on 12 November.  One aircraft EI-FWA (MSN 95102) departed to Venice to Superjet International where the manufacture has located

Laudamotion adds 24th Airbus A320-200 aircraft

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                                                    Laudamotion Airbus A320-200 Laudamotion (Lauda) has taken delivery of its 24th Airbus A320-200 OE-LMI according to German aviation website Skyliner Aviation formerly operated by Philippine Airlines as RP-C8616. OE-LMI was previously allocated on Austrian registry to an MD83 operated by Mapjet. Over 12 and 13th February the aircraft routed Delivered Manila-Clark International-Bandaranaike International-Muscat International-Cairo International to its new home base in Vienna. According to Planespotters the aircraft is leased is from GECAS. In Summer 2020 the carrier's fleet is planned to grow to 38 Airbus A320 aircraft read here Irish Aviation Research Institute © 15 February 2020 All Rights Reserved.

Ryanair's Buzz subsidiary fleet to grow to 50 Boeing 737-800 aircraft in Summer 2020

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                                                Buzz Boeing 737-800 Irish budget carrier Ryanair announced in FY2020Q3 results the carrier is to scale up its Polish  based subsidiary Buzz to 50 aircraft in Summer 2020 transferring aircraft from Dublin based Ryanair DAC. Buzz, is a standalone business unit of the Ryanair Group operating both scheduled and charter flights headquartered at Warsaw operating on a Polish Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC). Buzz will launch its own website and app in due course. The airline currently operates a fleet of 32 Boeing 737-800s with bases in Budapest, Gdansk, Krakow, Ponzan, Prague, Sofia, Wroclaw and Warsaw Modlin.  Ryanair stated 7 aircraft will be allocated Buzz's charter operations and 43 aircraft to scheduled services. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 9 February 2020 All Rights Reserved.

Ryanair to scale up Malta based subsidiary Malta Air to 120 Boeing 737-800 fleet

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                                                Ryanair Boeing 737-800's Frankfurt Main  Irish budget carrier Ryanair announced in FY2020Q3 results the carrier is to scale up its Malta based subsidiary to 120 aircraft in Summer 2020 transferring aircraft from Dublin based Ryanair DAC. Malta Air currently operates a fleet of 76 Boeing 737-800 aircraft transferred from parent Ryanair DAC according to Planespotters.net . Ryanair based aircraft from France, Germany and Italy onto the Malta AOC which will allow these crews to pay their income taxes locally in France, Germany, Italy and Malta bases instead of Ireland where they are currently required to pay income taxes under Ryanair’s Irish AOC. In Summer 2020 Malta Air will base four Boeing 737-800 in Vienna airport to operate on behalf of Laudamotion. According to Ryanair the six aircraft based in Malta (10 in Summer 2021) are to re-branded in Malta Air colours. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 9 February 2020 All Right

Ryanair's Laudamotion fleet to grow to 38 Airbus A320's in Summer 2020

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                                                  Laudamotion Airbus A320 Irish budget carrier Ryanair announced in FY2020Q3 results the carrier is to scale up its Vienna based fully owned subsidiary Laudamotion Airbus A320 fleet from 23 to 38 aircraft in Summer 2020 with the aircraft significantly increasing capacity at its main Vienna base and the launch of the new Zadar base. In summer 2020 Laudamotion is significantly expanding it's Irish footrpint for Summer 2020 increasing Dublin to Vienna frequency to 11 Weekly and is to operate Zadar-Dublin weekly for Ryanair and is launching a new route from Vienna to Shannon twice weekly. Laudamotion GmbH is based in Vienna with bases in Dusseldorf, Palma, Stuttgart with a fleet of 23 Airbus A320 aircraft. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 9 February 2020 All Rights Reserved.

Irish Aviation Events Calendar 2020

Pilot Careers Live - Dublin 7th March Croke Park For Details Visit: https://www.pilotcareernews.com/live/dublin/ AeroPodium 9th Annual Aircraft Records 25th March For Details Visit: http://www.aeropodium.com/aircraftrecords.html CAPA Airline Leader Summit: Making Money 2020 1-2nd April For Details Visit: https://ait20.capaevents.com/ European Aviation Wellbeing Conference 23 April For Details Visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/european-aviation-wellbeing-conference-tickets-87676297165 Dublin Aviation Summit 12-13th May For Details Visit: http://dublinaviationsummit.com/ AeroPodium 2nd Annual Engine Leasing and Management 15th May For Details Visit: http://www.aeropodium.com/engine.html Future Travel Experience 3-4 June  For Details Visit: https://www.futuretravelexperience.com/fte-emea/ Private Flyer Dublin Weston Airport 3-4th July For Details Visit: https://www.privateflyershow.com/ireland/ Alcock and Brown Festival 2020 12-14th July For Details Visit: http

SunExpress appoints AVIAREPS as GSA for Ireland

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                                                  Image courtesy of SunExpress  AVIAREPS has been appointed General Sales Agent (GSA) in Ireland by SunExpress, a joint venture of Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa. The expanded partnership between the airline and AVIAREPS will help further grow their international footprint in Europe and strengthen their presence in Ireland, where they operate up to 2 flights per week from Dublin to Izmir in Summer 2020, operated by Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The service will initially operate weekly on Saturdays from 4th April increasing to twice weekly for summer peak season from June to September before reducing back to weekly service to 7th November. This appointment now makes AVIAREPS responsible for the airline’s sales and promotions activities in a total of 14 European markets, including Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. As a hol

Emirates celebrates eight years of operation of Dublin-Dubai route

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                                                  Emirates Airlines Boeing 777-31H(ER)   Gulf global connector carrier Emirates Airlines is celebrating eight years of operation in Ireland on its Dublin - Dubai route. Emirates’ inaugural Airbus A330-200 flight on the route took off on 9th January 2012 and in the eight years since, the airline has gone from strength to strength in the Irish market increasing to a double daily Boeing 777-31H(ER) service. The Dubai based airline carries up to 22,000 passengers, each month and each way between Dublin and Dubai.  From Dubai, Emirates connects passengers to more than 150 global destinations. Emirates recently announced its 2019 passenger figures for Ireland. And, with more than 448,000 people flying with the airline to and from Dublin last year, country manager for Emirates in Ireland, Enda Corneille confirmed that almost three million passengers had travelled the route in the eight years since launch. Emirates Airlines Country