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Virgin Atlantic operates inaugural Airbus A350-1000 into Dublin

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                                                                 Virgin Atlantic operated the inaugural Airbus A350-1000 aircraft into Dublin Airport on Friday 5th with G-VTEA Airbus A350-1041 msn 426 named "Rosie Lee" operating VIR521 from London Heathrow touching down at 1739 local. The aircraft departed back to London Heathrow as VIR522 at 1905 local. The aircraft made its second visit to Dublin on Sunday 7th March operating VIR521/522.  The Airbus A350-1000 operated in the lieu of the Boeing 787-9 on its twice weekly cargo service.  The A350-1000 is capable of carrying up to 49 tonnes of cargo. Virgin Atlantic cargo has been operating a twice weekly cargo service into Dublin since May 2020 enabling Ireland’s medical technology, electronics and other industries to achieve same day connections to New York JFK, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv and Johannesburg via London Heathrow. G-VTEA was delivered Toulouse to Manchester on 4th December powered by Rolls Royce  Trent XWB-9

Turkish Airlines Retro Livery Airbus A330 in Dublin

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                                                                 On Saturday 27th February Turkish Airlines Retro Livery Airbus A330-203 msn 742 registered at TC-JNC operating THY5RZ/5XV. This is second visit of the aircraft having perviously visited in March 2008. The aircraft named "Kushimoto" was painted into Retro special colours in October 2015 and is operated in two class configuration 18 business class and 232 economy seats. Eamonn Brennan Eurocontrol DG tweeted on 7th March the busiest airline in the Eurocontrol Network is Turkish Airlines operating 591 daily flights 50% of its 2019 scheduled. Istanbul Airport is the busiest airport with an average of 512 arrival and departures. Image courtesy of Elevationair   Irish Aviation Research Institute © 7 March 2021 All Rights Reserved

ASG Business Aviation Gulfstream G650 4K-ASG Visits Dublin

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                                                                  On Tuesday 2nd March 4K-ASG Gulfstream G650 msn 6610 ASG Business Aviation operated its first flight Dublin spending approximately one hour on the ground arriving from London Stansted departing to Farnborough. ASG Business Aviation part of the Silk Way Group is based Baku, Azerbaijan.  ASG Business Aviation carries out individual private flights and ground handling services at Baku, as well as other airports in Azerbaijan (Gabala, Ganja, Nakhchivan, Lankaran and Zagatala). It operates a fleet of ATR 42-500, Gulfstream G280, Gulfstream G450, Gulfstream G550, Gulfstream G650. Image courtesy of Elevationair   Irish Aviation Research Institute © 7 March 2021 All Rights Reserved