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Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 14 September

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                                                                   Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 14 September : https://bit.ly/3nswbdX

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 14 September

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                                                                   Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 14 September : https://bit.ly/3ns3X2V

Helvetic Airways Embraer E190-E2 operates first commercial service to Cork, Ireland

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                                                                   HB-AZB Embraer E190-E2 Helvetic Airways operated its first commercial service of the aircraft type to Cork, Ireland on Friday 3rd September operating on behalf of Swiss International from and to Zurich (LX2561/2560).  Eight Helvetic Airways Embraer E190-E1s and -E2s are currently operated on behalf of Swiss International Air Lines under a long-term wet-lease agreement. On 11th May the aircraft received steep approach certification from EASA to operate at airports that require approach slopes greater than the typical 3.0 degrees. The E2’s steep approach capability is enabled through a special software upgrade and installation of a Steep Approach switch on the cockpit control panel and flight crew must be specially trained to fly to/from the airport. Helvetic Airways was established in 2003 operating to European destinations on scheduled, wet-lease and charter flights. from bases in Bern and Zurich. The carrier operates a

Aer Lingus Airbus A321LR EI-LRH Enters Revenue Service

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                                                                   Aer Lingus Airbus A321-253NX EI-LRH msn 10319 named "St Fechin / Féchín" operated its first revenue service from Dublin to Rome FCO on Monday 13th September as EIN402/3. The aircraft had been stored in Dublin since delivery from Hamburg Finkenwerder on 26th March. According to Flightradar24 the aircraft performed a local test flight at Dublin on Saturday 11th September. The aircraft is in 16 Aer Space business class and 168 economy class configuration and is powered by CFM International LEAP-1A engines. The aircraft to due to be transferred to Aer Lingus (UK) subsidiary as G-EILH. Image courtesy of Damian Bracken  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 13 September 2021 All Rights Reserved

Kazakhstan's FlyArystan registers first aircraft in Ireland

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                                                                   Kazakhstan's FlyArystan a low-cost airline based in Almaty, Kazakhstan a wholly owned low cost subsidiary of Air Astana, has registered its first aircraft in Ireland. German aviation website Skyliner Aviation reported Friday 10th September P4-KBH Airbus A320-271N msn 7124 was re-registered as EI-KBH at Almaty International. FlyArystan operates a fleet of 10 Airbus A320 family aircraft with 9 Airbus A320ceo and 1 Airbus A320neo. Eight of the nine aircraft were transferred from Air Astana. The plan is in the first phase of growth to grow FlyArystan’s fleet to 15 aircraft by 2022 and orders have been placed for aircraft with both Boeing and Airbus. The airline carried 1.5 million passengers in 2020 with a load factor of 85% operating from bases in Atyrau and Nur-Sultan on 28 routes to 14 cities in Kazakhstan and expects to carry over 3 million passengers in 2021. Air Astana is a joint venture owned by the Samruk Kazyna

First Buzz Boeing 737-8200 delivered to Dublin Airport

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                                                                  Buzz a subsidiary of Ryanair Holdings took delivery of its first Boeing 737-8200 SP-RZE msn 62323 on Friday 3rd September using callsign 'Magic Sun 82E'.  The aircraft touched down in Dublin Airport 2017 local for post delivery work prior to entry to service. On the afternoon of Wednesday 8th September the aircraft positioned from Dublin to Buzz's base in Warsaw Modlin with the aircraft remaining till 10th September before positioning to Krakow. The aircraft will be based in Warsaw Modlin enabling the carrier increase capacity on its most popular holiday destination. Buzz CEO Michał Kaczmarzyk said "We are pleased to receive the new "Gamechanger" straight from the Boeing factory in Seattle. It is the first aircraft of this type in Poland and one of 8 that will enter our fleet by the end of this year. All new planes will go to Polish bases in Warsaw-Modlin, Kraków and Wrocław."  Ryanair'

Transavia France returns to Paris Orly-Dublin route

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                                                    Transavia France has re-commenced its Paris Orly to Dublin route (TVF3728/29) from Friday 9th September operating twice weekly on Fridays and Sundays using Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The first service was operated by F-HTVP Boeing 737-8AL msn 39060.  From 18th October the carrier will increase frequency to five times weekly and further increases to six times weekly from the 1st November to 21st November before reducing back to twice weekly till 12th December.  The carrier will vary frequencies on the route throughout December 2021 to March 2022.  The airline had planned to launch a new route from its Montpellier base to Dublin in Summer 2020 which was shelved due to the covid global pandemic.  The airline's objective calls for Transavia France to grow to around 60 aircraft in 2024. The company would source the additional 737-800s from the leasing market aircraft or buy them outright. Transavia France is a wholly-owned subsidiary of

My shift on 9/11 – Aidan McEnroe, Air Traffic Control Officer at Shannon Centre

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                                                                   The impact of the devastation caused in the USA on 11th September 2001 rippled across the Atlantic and Air Traffic Control Officer, Aidan McEnroe and his colleagues in the IAA Control Centre at Shannon quickly felt the impact. This team is responsible for managing the safe passage of over 1,000 aircraft that fly to and from the USA into Irish airspace as they head for their destinations in Ireland, UK, Europe and Asia. These flights usually arrive in Irish Airspace from 3am and their return flights start from 11 am. Aidan recalls that fateful day as an Air Traffic Control Officer on duty on 11 th September 2001. We always came back early from lunch to try and fit a quick game of snooker or to use the Internet. Lunch normally meant most of the team heading down to Shannon airport to dine in the airport terminal restaurant. The previous few hours at work were forgettable, but the remainder of the day is etched forever in

Blue Air Announces new Iasi to Dublin connection commencing in December

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                                                                Blue Air announced the launch of a new route from Iasi to Dublin route commencing 19th December operating twice weekly on Wednesdays and Sundays using Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft. In summer 2022 effective from 22nd June it will add a third weekly frequency on Fridays.    The carrier is establishing a new 737 MAX base in Iasi with 23 direct and one-stop destinations effective 27th March 2022 operating will operate 8 direct to Paris, Rome, Barcelona, Brussels and Cologne and over 15 one-stop services via its Bucharest base.  Blue Air Chief Commercial Officer Krassimir Tanev said "We are delighted to be announce our new base in Iasi, offering to our Iasi customers access to 23 great destinations in our network. “Blue Air is committed to play its part in the development of Iasi airport and to the benefit of Iasi community by offering even more and better travel options at affordable prices.” Iași Airport Provisional General

Eurowings restarts Dusseldorf to Dublin route

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                                                                   Eurowings has resumed the Dusseldorf to Dublin route with effect from Friday 3rd September operating twice weekly on Fridays and Sundays. The route is operated by an Airbus A319-100 aircraft. The first service was operated by D-ABGK operating EWG9394/9395 (EWG39Z/8MX). The carrier is to resume Dublin to Cologne for the IATA Summer 2022 season commencing 31 March operating twice weekly.  Eurowings GmbH is a German low-cost carrier headquartered in Düsseldorf and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group operating a fleet of 82 aircraft Airbus A319 & Airbus A320-200 aircraft and two leased Boeing 737-800's. In 2022, the airline is due to receive its first five Airbus A320neo aircraft.  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 10 September 2021 All Rights Reserved

British Airways Cityflier resumes London City to Dublin route

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                                                                    British Airways Cityflier resumed the London City to Dublin route effective from Monday 6th September operating 14 times weekly increasing to 21 times weekly from Monday 20th September using Embraer 190 aircraft. The flight was operated by G-LCAF Embraer 190LR msn 19000548 BA4468 touching down 1906 local departing as BA4471 2018 local. The aircraft has an Irish connection being formely registered to CDB Aviation as EI-GTG in 2020.  The number of flights from London City is set to increase more than 70 per cent during September to about 260 per week by month's end, based on data from Bloomberg NEF. British Airways Cityflier operates a fleet of 23 Embraer 190LR in an 98 seat two class configuration based at London City Airport. Last year the carrier phased out its fleet of 6 Embraer 170 in 65 seat configuration in favour of Embraer 190LR enabling the carrier to reduce unit costs and increase revenue maxmizing its Lon

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 6 September

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                                                                   Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 6 September : https://bit.ly/3DORf3X

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 6 September

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                                                                   Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 6 September : https://bit.ly/3nd4ZQl

SunExpress launches Izmir to Dublin route autumn series

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                                                               SunExpress, a joint venture of Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa has commenced a weekly service (SXS/XQ886/887) between Izmir and Dublin operating on Saturdays from 4th September to 30th October using Boeing 737-800 aircraft.  The first service was operated by TC-SPE Boeing 737-8HC msn 36530.  Prior to the Covid pandemic last year the carrier planned to operate a weekly service increasing to twice weekly for the summer peak season before resuming a weekly service for the autumn season. Due to European travel restrictions the service never materialized.  In February 2020 AVIAREPS was appointed General Sales Agent (GSA) in Ireland by SunExpress to strengthen their presence in the market.  Last month the carrier issued a ‘Request for Proposals’ via Route Exchange , seeking new strategic and long-term airport partners in Ireland. SunExpress was established in 1989 operates a fleet of 46 Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 5 Boeing 737 M

Aer Lingus operates Airbus A330 Atlanta cargo charter flights

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                                                                 Aer Lingus continues to utilize its Airbus A330-300 fleet to operate ad-hoc US charter cargo flights supporting the automotive and manufacturing sectors. Aer Lingus has served four new US destinations since the Covid global pandemic to cater for cargo market operating to Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas Forth Worth and Greenville in addition to operating charters to destinations such as Miami and New York JFK.  IAG CEO Luis Gallego speaking on a Investor Call conference call 30th July stated "As passenger demand starts to recover, cargo-only flying is likely to reduce as co-sponsored flights with passenger business are increasing".   This has been reflected at Aer Lingus since July A330 passenger operations have been steadily growing as the aircraft are deployed on routes to Boston, Chicago, Faro, London Heathrow, Malaga and New York JFK as travel restrictions eased in Ireland.  On 22-23 August EI-EDY msn 1025 operate

Boeing 737 MAX 9 Debuts at Dublin Airport with Icelandair

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                                                                  The first Boeing 737 MAX 9 to debut at Dublin Airport was TF-ICA msn 44357 Icelandair on Sunday 29th August operating ICE416/7 to and from Keflavik (Reykjavik) with the aircraft touching down at 1347 local.  In February 2013 Boeing and Icelandair announced a firm order for 16 737 MAX airplanes, aircraft at more than $1.6 billion at list prices. The order, originally announced as a commitment for 12 airplanes in December 2012, has been increased to 16 airplanes and includes 737 MAX 8s and 9s, as well as purchase rights for eight additional 737 MAXs. According to website Statisat the Boeing 737 MAX 9 has an average price of $128.9 million. The Boeing 737 MAX 9 has a two class 193 seat configuration featuring the new Boeing Sky Interior with a range of 3,550 nautical miles (6,570 kilometres) powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines.  Icelandair operates a fleet of 29 Boeing 737 MAX 8, MAX 9, Boeing 757-200, 300 and 3 Bo

Evitado Technologies team up with Global FBO Consult

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                                                                 Evitado Technologies GmbH based in Hamburg, Germany have announced the appointment of Global FBO Consult as a brand ambassador. Global FBO Consult will assist in the promotion of the Evitado cutting-edge aircraft ground collision avoidance systems outside the USA. The Evitado system is a cost-effective, sophisticated combination of hardware and software that allows the safe manoeuvring of any size aircraft on the ramp or in the hangar. The temporarily installed system quickly and easily attaches to any aircraft or tug and instantly gives real-time collision warnings thus reducing the risk of costly collisions and hangar rash. Alex Kasinec, CEO of Evitado, says “Global FBO Consult have been an obvious choice for us to add to our Ambassador Program as they have long established connections across the aviation industry.” Joe McDermott, Founder Global FBO Consult, added “Aircraft coming into contact with solid objects or othe