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2-EATA ATR72-600 Silver Airways delivered over Dublin Airport

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                                                                                                                                     Silver Airways is the first North American operator of the ATR72-600 which positions itself as “America’s leading independent airline” based in Fort Lauderdale delivered an ATR72-600 through Dublin last month. The aircraft 2-EATA MSN ATR72-212A(600) MSN 1038 between 8-13 April routed  Toulouse Francazal-Glasgow-Dublin-Keflavik-Narsarsuaq-Goose Bay-Montréalto its Fort Lauderdale Base.  The aircraft was formerly operated by Nordica as ES-ATA and operated a series to flights to Dublin on behalf of Loganair in February 2019. The aircraft entered service on 13th May operating Fort Lauderdale to Orlando then a return sector to Huntsville before returning to its Fort Lauderdale base. Image courtesy of Elevationair Irish Aviation Research Institute © 22 May 2021 All Rights Reserved

Israir Airbus A320-200 operates Dublin charter flight series

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                                                                   4X-ABG Airbus A320-232 MSN 4413 Israir has operated a series of Dublin Airport charter flights this week to and from Tel Aviv on 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd May. Israir Airlines Ltd. more commonly referred to as Israir, is headquartered in Tel Aviv. The carrier operates charter,  domestic scheduled and air taxi flights from Eilat and Tel Aviv and international charter services from to Europe and Asia. The carrier is Israel's third-largest airline after El Al and Arkia Israel Airlines. The carrier operates a fleet of four Airbus A320-200's and 3 ATR72-500's. Image courtesy of Elevationair Irish Aviation Research Institute © 22 May 2021 All Rights Reserved

Islamic Republic Of Iran Airbus A321-200 EP-IGD visits Dublin Airport

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                                                                   On Tuesday 18th May EP-IGD Airbus A321-231 MSN 1202 Islamic Republic Of Iran 'Iran 05' operated by Meraj Airlines landed in Dublin Airport at 1956 local on runway 28 from Rome Ciampino overnighting departing 1647 next day to Vienna. On the final leg of an European Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif  held talks on issues of mutual interest with Irish President Michael D. Higgins and Minister of Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney reviewed bilateral, regional and international issues during his trip to Dublin. Iran is interested in establishing political and economic consultations with Ireland especially over agricultural, information technology, science and technology fields. This aircraft was delivered in 2000 to UK carrier Monarch Airlines as G-OZBD and in 2003 was Irish registered as EI-DBS to Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (SALE) and later became I-LIVC with Italian carrier Livingston.  In 2004 th

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 17 May

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 17 May

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                                                                   Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 17 May: https://bit.ly/3tTsRIi

Aer Lingus re-instates Airbus A330 on Dublin Boston route three times weekly

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                                                                 Aer Lingus has re-instated Airbus A330-300 capacity on it's Dublin to Boston route effective from 2nd May operating three times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursday's and Sunday's in response to growing cargo demand. On the four remaining days service is operated by Airbus A321NEO-LR aircraft. EI-GAJ Airbus A330-302 MSN 1791 operated EIN13J departing Dublin at 1355 local. The A330-300 has a structural payload of 42.2 tonnes with a selection of pallet configurations according to operational requirements. Aer Lingus currently operates a daily Dublin to Boston with the second daily service and Shannon to Boston route currently suspended. The carrier plans to add a new Manchester to Boston route in 2022. Image courtesy of Aer Lingus Irish Aviation Research Institute © 15 May 2021 All Rights Reserved

Former Irish Boeing 747-400s de-registered in Teruel

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                                                                   Three Irish Registered Boeing 747-400s formerly operated by Russian carriers Rossiya Airlines and Transaero Airlines have been recently de-registered in Teruel, Spain.  EI-XLG Boeing 747-412 MSN 28025 SB Leasing Ireland Ltd was re-registered on 5th May as N285LM to Tvpx Aircraft Solutions LLC. EI-XLL Boeing 747-412 MSN 28031 VEBL-767-300 Ltd was re-registered on 4th May as N281GH to Tvpx Aircraft Solutions LLC. EI-XLN Boeing 747-412 MSN 28029 VEBL-767-300 Ltd according to Skyliner Aviation is to be re-registered as N289GH to Tvpx Aircraft Solutions LLC. According to the FAA Registry N289GH is not assigned/reserved. The first Boeing 747-400 was rolled out in January 1988, and made its maiden flight on April 1988. Type certification was received on January 1989, and it entered service with Northwest Airlines on February 1989. Boeing has delivered 694 aircraft over 20 years from 1989 to 2009.  Irish Aviation Research Insti

First Airbus A330 lands in Ireland West Airport Knock

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                                                          On Thursday 13th May history was made at Ireland West Airport Knock with the first arrival of an Airbus A330-300 aircraft following the arrival of the Airbus A380-800 in February 2020. The aircraft registered A7-AEA Airbus A330-302 MSN 0623 Qatar Airways departed Doha in basic colours as QTR3254 at 0421 local arriving Ireland West Airport Knock at 0925 parking on the EirTrade Aviation Ramp. EirTrade Aviation has carried out airframe 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. Air Inter was the launch customer for the Airbus A330-300. The first A330-300 delivery was on 17 January 1994. The A330-300 has a range of 11,750 km or 6,350 nautical miles with 250-290 passengers.  Airbus has delivered a total of 771 aircraft since the programme was launched in 1994. The A330 i

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 11 May

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 11 May

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 4 May

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 4 May

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                                                       Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 4 May :  https://bit.ly/3tftnQv

United Nations Boeing 767-300(ER) operates Beirut troop charter

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                                                            On Monday 10th May ET-ALJ Boeing 767-300(ER)  MSN 33767 operated by Ethiopian Airlines operated a return charter from Dublin to Beirut. The aircraft positioned from Addis Ababa on Sunday 9th May as ETH8999 arriving 0348 local.  The aircraft departed Dublin as ETH8801 at 0722 local and returned to Dublin as ETH8802 at 1905 local and positioned back to Addis Ababa as ETH8999 departing at 2128 local arriving back its base at 0737 local next day. According to Planespotters.net the United Nations operates a mixed fleet of 20 aircraft with flying outsourced to a number of operators  including one Airbus A320-200 operated by Avion Express, one Boeing 767-300(ER) operated by Ethiopian Airlines, one CRJ100 operated by Cemair. Eight CRJ200s are operated by Voyageur Airways, four DHC8-100s operated by Aircraft Leasing Services (ALS), 748 Air Services,Voyageur Airways and one DHC8-300 operated by Voyageur Airways. Aircraft Leasing Service

Aer Lingus adds former Qatar Airways Airbus A330-300 to fleet

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                                                                  Aer Lingus has taken delivery of a former Qatar Airways Airbus A330-302 MSN 893 formerly registered as A7-AEM. The aircraft was delivered Châteauroux to Dublin on 16th March as QTR8171 touching down just before 1800 hours local. The aircraft was registered as EI-EIL on 17th March named "St. MacDara" and is in a two class configuration with 30 Premier and 275 economy class seats powered by GE CF6-80E1A4 engines. The aircraft is presently stored in Dublin awaiting entry to service.  Aer Lingus is currently operating its Airbus A330-300 aircraft on routes from Dublin to Boston (weekly), Chicago, London Heathrow (once daily EIN178/179) and New York JFK and ad-hoc cargo charters to destinations in United States. Image courtesy of Elevationair Irish Aviation Research Institute © 9 May 2021 All Rights Reserved

Hibernian Airlines adds third CRJ1000

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                                                                  Dublin based Hibernian Airlines currently operating on an ACMI basis has added a third CRJ100 to its fleet as part of the Air Nostrum Group. The EI-HBC Candair CRJ1000 MSN 19052 was registered at Valencia 29th April on transfer from parent company Air Nostrum formerly registered as EC-MNR. The three CRJ1000s are based in Valencia  Hibernian Airlines was set up in April 2017 and currently has 30 employees. Image courtesy of Air Nostrum  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 9 May 2021 All Rights Reserved

Ryanair announces new Irish Greek connections for Summer 2021

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                                                                    Irish budget carrier Ryanair announced two new routes from Ireland to Greece for the Summer 2021 season. On the 15th March the carrier announced a new route from Dublin to Rhodes operating twice weekly from 3rd July to 31st October followed by an announcement on the 6th April of a new route between Shannon and Corfu operating twice weekly from 3rd July to 31st October. This is the first time that Ryanair have ever operated to Greece from Shannon Airport.  Welcoming the announcement, Mary Considine, CEO, Shannon Group said "This is a really difficult period for the aviation sector and today’s announcement by Ryanair is very welcome and positive news for Shannon Airport. We have been working closely with Ryanair, to deliver this service and are looking forward to the airline commencing operations. Ryanair are a valued aviation partner, and this announcement is a chink of light in what has been an extremely challengi

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 26 April

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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 19 April

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 19 April

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Moldovan carrier HiSky inaugures new Dublin Airport routes

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                                                                  In a positive development for Dublin Airport route development post Covid-19 global pandemic Moldovan carrier HiSky inaugurated two new routes from Dublin to Cluj-Napoca and Iasi operating twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays. YR-SKY Airbus A320-232 MSN 4493 operated Cluj-Napoca to Dublin on Friday 30th April as HYS251 arriving at 1358 local. The aircraft departed at 1601 local as HYS244 to Iasi. The aircraft has an Irish connection being formely registered as EI-LIN operated by Italian airline Ernst Airlines. Mr. Viorel Federiga, Board of Directors’ chairman, together with Mr. David Ciceo, General Manager of the Cluj Napoca International Airport "Avram Iancu", stated "The launch of HiSky’s flight operations, as well as the news that this operator brings to the network of routes available at the Cluj Napoca International Airport "Avram Iancu", meet the passengers’ connectivity needs in all traff

Aer Lingus operates Airbus A330-300 US Cargo charters

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                                                                 Aer Lingus has been utilizing its Airbus A330-300 fleet to operate a series of US charter cargo flights during the month of April.  IAG Cargo is activately promoting Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300 fleet available with a structural payload of 42.2 tonnes with a selection of pallet configurations according to operational requirements. John Cheetham, Chief Commercial Officer at IAG Cargo stated "We were committed to quickly providing solutions for our customers during these unprecedented circumstances. Charters have proved to be a popular solution, and we have seen increasing demand from customers and shippers for this tailored service." Friday 9th April EI-FNG Airbus A330-300 operated a Dublin to New York JFK flight as EIN9109 departing 1957 local arriving into JFK at 2129 local. Saturday 10th April EI-GCF Airbus A330-300 operated a Dublin to Miami flight as EIN9141 departing 1620 local arriving 1954 local returned ne