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EI-CPG Airbus A321-211 Aer Lingus Ferried Ciudad Real to Lasham

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                                                                  EI-CPG Airbus A321-211 msn 1023 Aer Lingus named 'St-Aidan/Aodhan ' was ferried Ciudad Real  to Lasham on Monday 31st January prior to P2F conversion reported German aviation website Skyliner Aviation.  According to Flightradar24 data the aircraft arrived in Lasham at 1605 local as EIN2537. The aircraft positioned Dublin to Ciudad Real on 24th September 2020 as EIN2592 for long term storage, after being withdrawn from service in March.  EI-CPG first flew on 19 May 1999 and  delivered on 28 May 1999. Aer Lingus operated a total of three Airbus A321s across its European network until March 2020 when the aircraft where withdrawn from service due to Covid 19 Global Pandemic when the Irish government imposed non essential travel restrictions to Europe & UK. The carrier operates eight of its successor aircraft Airbus A321LR on European and North American routes.  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 5 February 2022

EgyptAir to connect Dublin and Cairo from June 2022

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                                                                   EgyptAir is to launch a new year-round direct Dublin-Cairo service this summer.  The new route, which commences on 2nd June , operating four times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays and will be Ireland’s first scheduled air service to Egypt. Egyptair will operate the route using a two class Airbus A320neo aircraft 142 aircraft with 16 business class a generous 48” seat pitch and 126 economy class seats offering 29-30” pitch and is powered by CFM Leap-1A engines.  The cabin features relaxing mood lighting and personal in-flight entertainment screens and Wi-Fi connectivity and the feature of Live TV, which allows watching many news, sports and other channels. The airline operates 8 A320neo aircraft with a further 7 on order on lease from Dublin aircraft lessor AerCap. Egyptair become the first airline based in mainland Africa to operate the aircraft type. The Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Du

Irish airline group ASL Aviation Holdings endorses 'Toulouse Declaration'

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                                                                  Irish airline group ASL Aviation Holdings announced on a LinkedIn post the group endorsed the ‘Declaration on Future Sustainability and Decarbonisation of Aviation’, launched by the French Presidency of the European Union in Toulouse, France on Friday 4th February, further committing to reduced carbon emissions targets by 2030 and to net-zero emissions by 2050.  These measures will include aircraft technology improvement, improvements in operations, the use of sustainable aviation fuels, market-based measures, carbon pricing, financial incentives, and support to foster environmental and climate innovation in the aviation sector. Last November ASL Aviation Holdings signed an agreement with ZeroAvia in developing hydrogen-electric engine conversions for ATR72 aircraft. The project will ultimately include an order with ZeroAvia for converting up to 10 of ASL's owned ATR72 freighter aircraft to hydrogen-electric propulsi