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RusLine CRJ-100ER operates St Petersburg to Dublin charter flight

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                                                                  Russian regional carrier RusLine operated a charter flight from St Petersburg to Dublin on 17th February operated by VQ-BNE Mitsubishi CRJ-100ER msn 7482. RusLine is a regional airline from Russia, which operates mostly domestic regional flights, as well as holiday charters. Its headquarters are located in the Omega Plaza business centre in Moscow, Russia, based at Domodedovo International Airport with a fleet of 13 Mitsubishi CRJ100 & CRJ200 aircraft. Image courtesy of Elevationair  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 28 February 2021 All Rights Reserved

Moldovan start-up carrier HiSky to launch flights from Cluj-Napoca to Dublin

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                                                                 A new Moldovan start-up carrier HiSky is to launch flights from its new Cluj-Napoca base to Dublin commencing on 22 April operating twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays. Flights will be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft. HiSky General Manager Lulian Scorpan said "We decided to open the Cluj operational base because of the existing demand, including from local commercial agents. We will operate both regular and charter flights, and our new approach leads us to believe that we will manage to secure the loyalty of those who fly with us. We already have several partnerships here in Cluj, and we will make other important announcements soon". Chairman of the Board of Directors of Avram Iancu Cluj International Airport Mr Viorel Federiga said "The Board of Directors of Avram Iancu Cluj International Airport is optimistic about the decision of the new airline HiSky to open new destinations at Avram Iancu Internatio

Acumen Aviation Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Eamonn Cronin runs for ISTAT Board 2021 Elections

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                                                                 Eamonn has over 23 years experience in the aviation market covering the airline, MRO and aircraft leasing and finance markets.  Eamonn is currently Director and Chief Commercial Officer for Acumen Aviation in Europe.  He is also a Director of a number of investor entities in Ireland.  He currently heads lease management, and is actively involved in growing the investor base, aircraft remarketing and trading activities.  He previously held roles with SR Technics (UK), ORIX Aviation, AWAS, Octagon Aviation Capital and was one of the founding partners of Eirtrade Aviation.  Prior to aviation he worked in banking in the US.  Eamonn is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Dublin.  Eamonn has been an active member of ISTAT for the past 15 years and is a regular speaker and participator on the worldwide aviation circuit.   He is also an active me

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 22 February

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                                                                    Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 22 February: http://bit.ly/2ZBits5

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 22 February

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                                                                    Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 22 February:  http://bit.ly/3sl7eA3

G-JOTE Bae146-300F Jota Aviation operates Stansted charter

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                                                                  On Wednesday 10th February G-JOTE Bae146-300F msn 3182 Jota Aviation operated a Dublin to London Stansted charter as ENZ592. The aircraft operated into Dublin the pervious evening from Birmingham as ENZ591. This aircraft has been regular visitor to Dublin since delivery in 1991 with pervious operators G-TNTG Air Foyle, OO-TAE TNT Airways, EC-MFT Pan Air & ASL Airlines Spain prior to delivery to Jota Aviation in 2018. Jota Aviation is a specialist charter airline based at London Southend Airport, operating throughout the UK and Europe for ACMI, passenger, cargo and VIP charters. Image courtesy of Elevationair    Irish Aviation Research Institute © 14 February 2021 All Rights Reserved

REVA Plans Shannon Base expansion

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                                                    At the formal launch of REVA base operations at Shannon Airport Gainjet Ireland CEO Ray Mills said "The partnership we have formed with REVA is the first service of its kind in Ireland. I believe there is huge potential from this service and am hopeful that we will grow rapidly from our one based aircraft to three Shannon based aircraft by the end of this year."  Shannon Group CEO Mary Considine said "It is a vote of confidence in the airport that North America’s largest air ambulance service chose to invest at our airport and provide an invaluable service for people when they are most vulnerable and need support. It is a tribute to Gainjet Ireland for securing the partnership with REVA and our congratulations to Ray Mills and his team at Gainjet, and the IDA who supported the company." The base is led by Dr Aidan Murphy, a leader in pre-hospital medicine. EJ-REVA Hawker 800XP msn 258146 completed its first mission

EirTrade Aviation expands aircraft disassembly capacity at Ireland West Airport Knock

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                                                                  EirTrade Aviation announced 1st February on  LinkedIn post it has added an additional aircraft line aircraft disassembly line at its facility at Ireland West Airport Knock (IWAK) to meet meet market capacity requirements. On 16th December 2020 Eirtrade Aviation lodged a planning application with Mayo County Council for the construction of a new aircraft hangar at the airport. The new hangar will have the capability to accommodate multiple aircraft types up to an Airbus A380. The project would support up to 110 jobs during the construction phase and a further 100 jobs once operational.  EirTrade Aviation has carried out arframe disassembly on Airbus A319, Airbus A320, Airbus A321, Airbus A380-800, Boeing 737 Classic, Boeing 737-800, Boeing 757-200 aircraft types at Ireland West Airport Knock (IWAK) since the facility opened in 2013. Irish Aviation Research Institute © 14 February 2021 All Rights Reserved

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 8 February

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                                                                    Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 8 February: http://bit.ly/2MNhS3F

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 8 February

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                                                               Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 8 February: http://bit.ly/2N0ZCU9  

EI-GTZ Airbus A321 Delivered to Privilege Style

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                                                            Spanish ACMI Carrier Privilege Style have taken delivery of their first Airbus A321-200 seen pictured at Dublin Airport on 3rd February prior to delivery, to become EC-NLJ. The A321's will be used to replace the airline's two Boeing 757-200 aircraft.   Privilege Style will acquire two Airbus A321s, beginning with msn 3636. The aircraft was originally delivered to Qatar Airways, is powered by IAE V2533-A5 engines and seats 214 passengers, plus has ETOPS 120. Initially Privilege Style was looking to replace its fleet of Boeing 757s with two Boeing 737-800s, but not many of that type were available due to the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Privilege Style based in Madrid operates charter flights on behalf of other airlines, tour operators, sports teams and other VIP customers with a fleet of 2 Boeing 757-200 and 1 Boeing 767-300(ER). The carrier recently retired its single Boeing 777-200ER from service. The air

REVA Opens New Shannon Airport Air Ambulance Base

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                                                                  REVA Inc announced expansion of its global footprint with the establishment of a new base in Shannon Airport with a full-time Ireland-based crew after receiving regulatory approvals.  The new base in Shannon is strategically positioned to serve Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, to speed up transatlantic operations between the Americas and Europe offering a quicker patient transport time, providing fewer delays for crew repositioning and overnights, and ultimately minimizing patient hospitalization costs at their treating facilities. To support the new operation N534RV Hawker 800XP msn 258146 arrived Shannon 18 June 2020 and departed to Zurich on 21st August 2020. The aircraft was re-registered as EJ-REVA routed Bournemouth to Shannon on 2 February 2021 to launch base operations and is operated by Gainjet Ireland.  CEO & President REVA Inc Shannon Schell said "We are extremely excited about the opening