The future EI-LRA made its first flight this morning. The 26th has been quoted as planned delivery date but this could change. https://xfw-spotter.blogspot.com/search/label/8887Jump to post
Shannon today celebrates 80 years as a passenger airport. On July 11, 1939, a Belgian airliner, tri-motor Sabena Davoia Marchetti S-73, landed on the newly-opened and then named Rineanna airfield. Soon after it became known as Shannon Airport and its development sparked an economic transformation o...Jump to post
OA260 wrote:EINA320 wrote:Interesting to note that the EI380/1 from SNN-LHR will be operated by the A321LR from 29th March.
I predict an influx of Avgeeks at SNN for these flights and photos One way to drum up some extra business !
Travel chaos at Dublin Airport as six inbound Aer Lingus flights cancelled and others delayed Flights from London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London City Airport, Birmingham, Frankfurt, and Munich were cancelled Passengers travelling to Dublin Airport this evening are facing disruption as a number of...Jump to post
Adrian Balch is a well-known British photographer and historian and I doubt he would have knowingly infringed another photographer's copyright. He is active on a couple of UK internet forums, including this one, so if you post a query there you might manage to contact him. https://forum.keypublishin...Jump to post
Was 28 operating with a displaced threshold last night? I was on the apron at about 7.30-8 and noticed a number of aircraft, including the EK 777, landing quite long. Any idea of why this might have been? I'm not sure what specific works are being carried out but this is a regular feature in the ev...Jump to post
This bring me a question: When SU was flying through SNN for refueling between JFK and SVO, did any passenger embark or disembark in SNN? So in other words was one allowed by buy a ticket on SU just to fly, for example, JFK-SNN and back to JFK? I don't think so because I don't think that during com...Jump to post
There are a load of ways this could swing. >> With Brexit on the horizon, a deal for NI (or United Ireland in event of post-Brexit border poll) could leave Shorts as the only (commercial jet) wing manufacturing plant within the EU single market. A belief that a united Ireland is just over the horiz...Jump to post
The airline's PR statement is disingenuous. I don't think a pilot of a taxiing aircraft is somehow absolved of responsibility just because he/she was operating in line with ATC clearance. ATC "instructions" are not absolute, in the sense that if it is not wise or safe to comply, pilots wil...Jump to post
Aer Lingus's 747s were not as heavily utilised as today's long-haul EI fleet, especially in wintertime. As well as occasional substitution for smaller aircraft on scheduled services at peak periods, they were at times used on IT charters to places like Las Palmas and Faro.Jump to post
Aer Lingus drops mandatory make-up rule for cabin crew Aer Lingus has confirmed that its female cabin crew will no longer be required to wear make-up or skirts as part of new uniform rules. The airline, which announced a rebranding earlier this year, will introduce new uniforms later this year whic...Jump to post
I asked this before but stupidly i did not tag the reply. Anyone remember OS / VO flights to Dublin? I remember OS to Dublin but VO I'm not sure. I think either Salzburg or Innsbruck Any info will be appreciated Thanks Tyrolean operated scheduled service VIE-DUB with Fokker 70s. I know as I travell...Jump to post
Beware of reports like this. A FR24 playback confirms that no scheduled pax or cargo flights operated to or from DUB on the 25th or 26th. Someone may have looked at what tracking websites predicted, based on normal schedules. A Swedish Cessna Citation (SE-RLT) arrived at DUB on about 1945 on Christ...Jump to post
These were the only two flights to leave Dublin Airport on Christmas Day Dublin Airport traditionally closes its doors on Christmas Day The two were cargo planes and no passengers were onboard. The first was at 5:45am, a Bluebird Nordic flight headed for Reykjavik and then an ASL Airlines Belgium p...Jump to post
Ethiopian's ADD-LAX service will route via Lomé, with traffic rights, from 17 December, so it won't be using DUB even as a technical stop. https://newsroom.aviator.aero/ethiopian ... -via-lome/Jump to post
Why extend ADD - MAD to DUB, when ADD - DUB is being kept? Will ADD - DUB be limited to ADD - LAX passengers, making DUB merely a technical stop, as it is for the likes of ADD - YYZ? It's all very confusing, and hasn't been communicated well. Cheers, C. The ADD-DUB-LAX and vv service will be a tech...Jump to post
The DAA are at it again Increasing the size of the airport to cater for 40 million by 2023 - based on the delays to starting the new runway and the usual silly planning delays, the new developments will probably arrive at the same time as the 40 million passengers! Could they not aim for 50 million...Jump to post
Nice to see Alitalia back in Dublin again, even if only for the day. The air to air shots of the arrival complimented the Alitalia brand and provided excellent coverage of the arrival and landing. They’re here every few weeks really, their fleet is EI registered and leased, maintenance is often don...Jump to post
This suits me, to be honest. I fly Ryanair to Dublin many times a year and very seldom need more than a small bag that fits under the seat. I learnt long ago that it was cheaper to buy a few clothing items that I could leave in a spare cupboard at the in-laws rather than pay for luggage on an airli...Jump to post
Egypt Air flight diverted to Dublin Airport with medical emergency on board The emergency was declared shortly after 8am An Egypt Air flight has been diverted to Dublin Airport this morning with a suspected medical emergency. Flight MS995 was flying from Cairo to Toronto when the emergency was decl...Jump to post
As the last 747 Classics ever delivered, the VC-25's were built with the same GE CF6-80 jet engines installed in the early 747-400's. The VC-25's might have been heavy for 742's, but they were lighter than 744's. I am aware of that but it makes no difference at all as the limitation is the ability ...Jump to post
Skyblue39 wrote:And.....it’s off. CX301 (B-LRI, A350) has just left HKG for DUB.
I've read elsewhere that an incorrect shade of one of the colours (I don't know which) was used on the A330. It would be hard to discern a difference from the photos.Jump to post
It might help if the OP offered his/her own views rather than just posting a link.Jump to post
IADCA wrote:Gr8Circle wrote:SQ, KU, Cargolux?
KU used to operate a number of segments not touching KWI as recently as last fall, but I believe all are now dropped - so that one should be right.
I recall flying on the last EI 707 on its last day in service in 1985 and the captain noted that it was a 100%-thrust take-off (DUB-NOC), which I inferred to mean that full power would not normally be used, on short sectors at any rate. This was of course a turbofan rather than turbojet aircraft.Jump to post
I cant see Ryanair paying business class to fly its pilots to Seattle?! Either way its only 2 seats per week max. Last week they took delivery of multiple aircraft so several crews were involved. I assume the airline has technical staff based at Seattle also, as I think large customers of Boeing te...Jump to post
zrh177 wrote:I wonder what proficiency these guys had
Interesting flight on the boards today http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/56D79778-FBA8-4660-9F8D-F60E313EAAD3_zpshzbp8el1.jpg The odd biz jet flight often shows on the arrivals boards. I must the only one with no interest in the new EI uniform, has 0 bearing on how I enjoy a ...Jump to post
Embraer utilisation while LCY is closed/ operating lower frequency at the weekend. Just seemed like a very low frequency to enter a fairly busy route but I guess they might as well use the Embraers for something at the weekend! Is this not really the selling of seats on what would otherwise be a po...Jump to post
Hi all, pretty new here! Quick question regarding the construction work for the new runway. I saw that: 'Two new airfield viewing areas were also constructed in addition to the erection of more than 14km of fencing.' Source: http://www.engineersjournal.ie/2018/02/20/delivering-dublin-airports-north...Jump to post
Curious...is the fact that they’re all-cargo why they’re allowed cabotage rights within the EU? (A few 737s are Belgian-registered after the TNT merger.) Noting too curious about it. Even US pax airlines are allowed intra-EU rights. (remember Pan Am, TWA, United, Delta) which maintained Europe base...Jump to post
IIRC only SNN offer service in Ireland on Christmas Day - a hold over from the days of transatlantic diversions due to engine problems. You probably would have to wade through NOTAMS to confirm this, it is not something highlighted on the airport websites, though it is often mentioned by broadcast ...Jump to post
When Malév had been liquidated one could watch all their 737s flying back to the US one behind another on FR24. That chain of birds crossed the pond in the afternoon/early evening of the very same day piloted by Malév crews. Quite a nasty job, I think - just as if they had been forced to dig their ...Jump to post
Check out @shaw_geoff’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/shaw_geoff/status/939954672378548224?s=09 Sorry was trying to paste the image in from my phone, rather unsuccessfully, so here's a link to a pic of the 747 in BFS, think Obamas air force one was the last heavy in Belfast, must have taken up the maj...Jump to post
More less 23.00-05.00 with the odd weekend changes during the winter. They generally try have it back after 04.00 for EI/ET flights but it really just depends on the progress made overnight. 28 in use at 3.30 this morning and no sign that there's been any overnight work. I honestly cannot remember ...Jump to post
From memory, the early 737s had a cable extending from the tail to the front of the fuselage. Why was that there, why did it go away, and when? I think that was a HF radio antenna, which would only have been used by some operators. I assume that integral antennae have superseded these in later vari...Jump to post