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Cityjet retires RJ85 fleet from service after 22 years in the skies

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                                                                   Irish ACMI carrier CityJet said farewell on Monday 2nd November to the last of its Avro RJ85/Bae 146 aircraft which has served the airline for almost 27 years.  The airline announced it's Avro fleet flew 475,000 flights and 580,000 hours since 1993 equivalent to 67 years in the air and a distance approximating to around 1,000 times to the moon. In 2006 the carrier acquired 23 of the ex-Mesaba Airlines RJ85's were acquired from BAE Systems and US-based financial underwriters and securitisation specialist MBIA in an investment that the airline valued at the time at $221 million (approx €198.2 million).  The RJ85's replaced its fleet of 20 BAe 146s citing shared characteristics and enhanced performance, better economics and reduced maintenance costs with four-abreast seating in business class and six-abreast in economy. Cityjet Executive Chairman Pat Byrne said "Today is a momentous day as we bid farewell

Delta launches scheduled cargo-only flight between New York JFK and Dublin

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                                                                   Delta Airlines has launched a scheduled cargo-only flight between New York JFK and Dublin with effective from 1st November in response to consumer demand. The flight operates  three-times weekly operated by an Airbus A330-300 aircraft, to carry essential pharmaceuticals, vaccines, medical supplies and general cargo. The carrier has approved the DoKaSch Opticooler RAP container for use on its aircraft as part of its cold chain pharma program for the safe transportation of vaccines. The high-end, state-of-the-art climate-control solution offers pharmaceutical and life science companies a controlled and reliable 2-8 degrees Celsius and 15-25 degrees Celsius options, enabling it to be used for Pharma 1 transportation including vaccines, without the need for dry ice. Delta's Vice President - Cargo Shawn Cole stated "Given the travel constraints within Europe, we are strategically adding cargo capacity in Spain, Irel