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Gainjet Ireland receives UAS operational approval from IAA

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                                                                  Gainjet Ireland in a Facebook post 4 July announced it received “Specific” Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) operational approval from the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems operations under authorisation number IEL.UAS.AUTH1006. Shannon base pilots are EASA certified for drone operations. Image Credit: GainJet Ireland  Irish Aviation Research Institute © 16 July All Rights Reserved

G-EIDY Airbus A330 Aer Lingus UK returns service with Aer Lingus as EI-EDY

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                                                                  According to Flightradar24 G-EIDY Airbus A330-302 msn 1025 Aer Lingus UK operated its last service from Manchester on 24-25 June as EUK935/4 to and from Orlando McCoy (MCO). The aircraft positioned Manchester to Dublin on 27 June as EUK981. The aircraft was re-registered as G-EIDY in Dublin and restored to its pervious registration EI-EDY and re-entered service on 13 July operating EIN105/104 to and from New York (JFK). With the return of EI-EDY Aer Lingus operates a fleet of 11 Airbus A330-300 aircraft on its North Atlantic route network from Dublin.  Aer Lingus UK based in Manchester operates a fleet of two aircraft one Airbus A321LR G-EIRH and one Airbus A330-300 G-EILA on routes to New York JFK and Orlando.   Irish Aviation Research Institute © 16 July All Rights Reserved

Dublin Airport handles 2.8 million passengers in June, Cork Airport revises upwards passenger forecast

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                                                                 In an LinkedIn Post Cork Airport has revised its passenger projections for the year 2022 upwards, from 1.8 million passengers to 2.1 million passengers. This is on the back of strong demand for international travel and with a number of recent new route announcements by Ryanair. It is anticipated that Cork Airport will be the first state airport to make a full recovery to pre-pandemic passenger traffic.  Cork Airport stated its continually engaged with both existing airlines and prospective airlines, with a view to consolidating, improving and enhancing the connectivity from Cork Airport. The daa announced over 2.8 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport in June, reaching 88% of the passenger numbers seen pre-pandemic in June 2019. Almost 8 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport between April and June of 2022.  Strong growth reported in all market segments - Domestic (13,000) , Europe (1.4 million)