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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