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by iRISH251
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LHR - New ATC frequencies
Replies: 12
Views: 2406

Re: LHR - New ATC frequencies

uta999 wrote:
Air North 118.705
Air South 118.505


Heretofore these have been 118.7 and 118.5 respectively.

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by iRISH251
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation
Replies: 286
Views: 22695

Re: Irish 9/18: Autumnal aviation

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...

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by iRISH251
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29414

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

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...

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by iRISH251
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?
Replies: 45
Views: 6338

Re: Ryanair: end of free carry-on. The last straw?

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...

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by iRISH251
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Punchiest airliners
Replies: 73
Views: 4846

Re: Punchiest airliners

NickWebb wrote:
The BAC 1-11 was a real rocket!!


Only in noise terms, though.

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by iRISH251
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 8/18: An august institution
Replies: 443
Views: 29414

Re: Irish 8/18: An august institution

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...

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by iRISH251
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trident 3 with skinned over windows?
Replies: 9
Views: 1931

Re: Trident 3 with skinned over windows?

The very aft port cabin window is also covered over in the 1981 image. Note also the two smaller cabin windows, third and fifth from the rear in the same photo.

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by iRISH251
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest T-tail, rear engine aircraft
Replies: 33
Views: 7690

Re: Largest T-tail, rear engine aircraft

The "Lockheed C-17" is a new one on me. Lockheed did produce the C-141 Starlifter, though.

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by iRISH251
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Michael O’Leary eats a slice of Humble pie
Replies: 31
Views: 10402

Re: Michael O’Leary eats a slice of Humble pie

Looks like a letter written with view to publication - it's full of cheap shots in various directions and the usual chest-thumping stuff about Ryanair itself. The reference to Monarch, whose closure is a cause of genuine regret to many in the UK, is yet again something of a misjudgement IMHO.

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by iRISH251
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26532

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Airport explains increase in noise over Santry THE Dublin Airport Authority (daa) has said it’s doing its best to minimise aircraft noise at night over the Santry area. Locals have complained of an increase in night flights in recent months, and the daa says it’s because some aircraft have to be di...

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by iRISH251
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 26532

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

Does anyone know why Norwegian seems to currently be the only operator that parks its aircraft in front of the cargo terminal at DUB? They have a 737-Max sitting there most days. They also had a 737 parked over on the old runway yesterday. Long layovers between their transatlantic services. Aer Lin...

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by iRISH251
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer
Replies: 188
Views: 22245

Re: Irish Aviation 8/17 - Lunasa san aer

Skyblue39 wrote:
Japan Airlines flight JL8823 a 772 due into Dublin from Tokyo shortly, at 3pm


Here it is on departure:
Image

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by iRISH251
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 21186

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

aerdingus wrote:
My uncle who works at DUB has told me an EK A380 will be in next Thurs at 5pm


I've read on an Irish aviation forum that this is not going to happen.

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by iRISH251
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 21186

Re: Irish Aviation 7/17 Thread

For anyone interested in such matters, at the Bray Air Show next weekend a DC-3 in period Aer Lingus colours is due to appear. It is South African-registered and has been in SNN for the past few weeks for the paint job to be applied.

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by iRISH251
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Where? (C-54s-- says 1942)
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

Re: Where? (C-54s-- says 1942)

Note the national insignia with red centre, which was dropped fairly soon after the USA's entry into the war, I think. This would tend to support the 1942 date.

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by iRISH251
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: MAC flights and the C-9's
Replies: 5
Views: 891

Re: MAC flights and the C-9's

A small number were used for VIP purposes and in effect these have been replaced by C-32s or C-37s.

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by iRISH251
Mon May 22, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR Paint Shop
Replies: 28
Views: 6470

Re: BA LHR Paint Shop

As mentioned, BA chose to close TBK. IAG already use DUB, FCO and MAD for repainting so I guess it wasn't cost effective to have several different paint hangars. On the subject of repainting, BA will repaint a further 24 aircraft into Union Flag with Crest/White this year (1 A318, 8 A319s, 2 A320s ...

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by iRISH251
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 4/17: Remembering the fallen
Replies: 114
Views: 15888

Re: Irish 4/17: Remembering the fallen

Noise complaints soar over Dublin airport The number of noise complaints about aircraft using Dublin airport has almost trebled this year. A total of 146 have been logged in the first three months of the year, compared to 56 in the first quarter of 2015. One person lodged 13 last month, while anoth...

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by iRISH251
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Heading Off To Amsterdam: KLM Cityhopper Business Class on the E175 DUB-AMS
Replies: 4
Views: 3962

Re: Heading Off To Amsterdam: KLM Cityhopper Business Class on the E175 DUB-AMS

Flights from Ireland almost always land on runway 18R, wind permitting and this involves a long taxi, regardless of airline. Unless KL at some point upgrade the service to mainline 737 equipment, bussing to and from stand at AMS seems likely to remain. By the way, on Sundays the lunchtime arrival in...

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by iRISH251
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: London City: City Jet to Dublin
Replies: 5
Views: 1138

Re: London City: City Jet to Dublin

You will probably experience a run-up of the engines against the brakes before take-off, given the runway length at LCY.

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by iRISH251
Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B747F at FL450?!
Replies: 28
Views: 7069

Re: B747F at FL450?!

We have had threads here before on this general subject. I witnessed an AF B744 many years ago climb to FL450 on a ferry flight DUB-CDG, so it does happen occasionally. In recent times I have observed several Star Air B762Fs at FL430 when on ferry flights to or from SNN for maintenance.

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by iRISH251
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bae / Avro RJ NEO?
Replies: 16
Views: 1581

Re: Bae / Avro RJ NEO?

Actually there is a NEO version of the 146 Its not built in England, and I am sure that most western airlines won't buy it, but i hear that Koryo Air and Cubana got a couple of models in their fleets. Its the Antonov AN-148, out of Russia. I think you will find that Antonov is a Ukrainian company.

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by iRISH251
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bae / Avro RJ NEO?
Replies: 16
Views: 1581

Re: Bae / Avro RJ NEO?

Nepal for example has many airfields in mountainous terrain where you have a dozen flights all with ATR72 eqpt because thats the largest plane that can operate from there. Perhaps an RJ70/RJ100 might be able to open more connections farther out into India/China. Peru and some countries in South Ame...

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by iRISH251
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/17
Replies: 153
Views: 18770

Re: Irish 3/17

Several homeowners near the airport say their lives have been ruined by the proposed 3km North Runway, which Dublin Airport hopes will be up and running by 2020. One of those residents, Adrian Kavanagh, lives just 500 metres from the new runway and claims he has never been properly notified by the ...

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by iRISH251
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why was the 737 designed that way?
Replies: 34
Views: 5090

Re: Why was the 737 designed that way?

Remember, the 737 wasn't a sales success until the -300 version. The -9 was queen for short haul in the late '60s into the '70s Almost 1,600 737-200s were built, versus 976 DC-9s (pre-MD-80 etc.) Of course the DC-9 preceded the 737 into production by a few years, so several US carriers had already ...

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by iRISH251
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NGs Without winglets and/or Still With Eyebrow Windows
Replies: 28
Views: 5101

Re: 737NGs Without winglets and/or Still With Eyebrow Windows

SAS has some 737NGs without winglets. If planespotters.net are correct all (22) of their -600s, 11 of their -700 and 14 of their -800s lack winglets. It is my impression SAS is using these on short "bread and butter" routes such as ARN-OSL, OSL-BGO etc. Flights ~1 hr or less. I think wing...

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by iRISH251
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair - Fleet Management
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Re: Ryanair - Fleet Management

At any given time an aircraft has a "base" and this may be its base for a period, but there is constant change across the bases as aircraft are rotated for maintenance and other purposes.

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by iRISH251
Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 2/17
Replies: 218
Views: 11663

Re: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!

---- Close call as Aer Lingus and Ryanair planes alerted over 'close proximity' to each other in Dublin airspace Two Irish planes had a close call last week when they came into close proximity of each other over Dublin. On Monday, February 6 an Aer Lingus and Ryanair plane were 700 feet apart verti...

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by iRISH251
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!
Replies: 194
Views: 38499

Re: Irish 1/17: A whole new world!

PPRUNE. Incidentally, on another issue, it was mentioned that when the initial works for the new runway are being put in place, among the work planned is new spectator facilities; we won't be forgotten about. (Hopefully, they will know that these will need to be south of the field and face north!) ...

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by iRISH251
Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 13/16: Sixteen, going on seventeen!
Replies: 179
Views: 23566

Re: Irish 13/16: Sixteen, going on seventeen!

I still don't see DUB opening on Xmas Day within next 5 years at least however I am of the view the ET fuel stops should of been allowed to operate this year (went to SNN). There was a single ET transit flight on Christmas Day (ET500 ADD-SNN-IAD). Dublin would have had to provide ATC, fire and tech...

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by iRISH251
Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which carriers do not fly on Christmas day?
Replies: 41
Views: 7812

Re: Which carriers do not fly on Christmas day?

peterj324 wrote:
From the looks of it, the only flights out of DUB as a whole are 1 Cityjet and 1 BA flight to LCY tonight. Thats it according to FR24.


That's not correct. First passenger arrival is EI104 at 0500 on the 26th and the first departure is AF1017 to Paris at 0600.

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by iRISH251
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 13/16: Sixteen, going on seventeen!
Replies: 179
Views: 23566

Re: Irish 13/16: Sixteen, going on seventeen!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/48073612@N04/10629560676/in/photostream/ I was looking for pictures of a Shorts 360 and in the background of the picture there is a QF747-300 in DUB, poster underneath said it came in from MAN. My question is was this a regular flight? Aer Lingus had a maintenance contr...

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by iRISH251
Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Loudest Military Aircraft?
Replies: 105
Views: 35875

Re: Loudest Military Aircraft?

agill wrote:
The loudest I have experienced is the Vulcan on full afterburner. That thing was silly loud. The nicest noice is still the JA37 Viggen. Ahhh the memories...


The Vulcan's engines did not have afterburners.

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by iRISH251
Sat Dec 03, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 13/16: Sixteen, going on seventeen!
Replies: 179
Views: 23566

Re: Irish 13/16: Sixteen, going on seventeen!

Was what you saw in DFW one of the World MD11s that retained the EI livery post lease? I also remember the DC9s and 727s to Madrid that were then replaced by a x3 weekly service via BCN on the MDs and then the 320s. EI operated a once weekly Sunday service to Madrid summer only on the 732s and 146s...

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by iRISH251
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Replicate Keflavik's model in the Azores?
Replies: 37
Views: 7183

Re: Replicate Keflavik's model in the Azores?

KEF is usually a less of a detour from Western Europe to the Northeastern US than PDL. CDG to JFK adds 9.7% to GC distance by going through KEF but 14.6% going through PDL. This is not insignificant in this business, especially when the goal is to use narrowbody economics to stay competitive with t...

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by iRISH251
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/16: Ever skyward
Replies: 287
Views: 33801

Re: Irish 12/16: Ever skyward

http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home/224037/lufthansa-announce-new-shannon-to-frankfurt-service.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Lufthansa will operate a scheduled Frankfurt to Shannon service on Saturdays next summer using an A319 running from April to October 28th. Greaat news for...

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by iRISH251
Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/16: Ever skyward
Replies: 287
Views: 33801

Re: Irish 12/16: Ever skyward

kaitak wrote:
Incidentally, anyone know why there is an Azerbaijan 787 en route to BFS today?


Soccer match, apparently. It's due to leave at about 0100 on Saturday IIRC.

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by iRISH251
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airports with terminals or other structures very close to runway
Replies: 38
Views: 6838

Re: Airports with terminals or other structures very close to runway

jetblueguy22 wrote:
Terminal 2 at DUB is pretty close to the runway. They even use it as a selling point for their preclearance lounge.


About 250m at the nearest point.

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by iRISH251
Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft reg numbering -BA fleet missing letters.
Replies: 5
Views: 1131

Re: Aircraft reg numbering -BA fleet missing letters.

readytotaxi wrote:
Lookig at the B777 fleet BA have aircraft numbered in batch but miss out a letter.
Example; G-VIIA to VIIY they exclude I,Q & Z
Example G-YMMA to YMMU they exclude Q
I was wondering the reason behind it, if anyone knows.
TIA


The letter "Q" is not used in any UK registrations.

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by iRISH251
Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/16: Ever skyward
Replies: 287
Views: 33801

Re: Irish 12/16: Ever skyward

Here's a nice blast from the past ... an RTE report on the last 707 flight with Aer Lingus, with some really nice film footage! http://www.rte.ie/archives/2016/1026/82 ... oeing-707/ I'm glad to say I was on board the DUB-NOC-DUB flights that day - a memorable experience. The youthful appearance of...

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by iRISH251
Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!
Replies: 290
Views: 37058

Re: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!

Well this just shows, not unexpectedly, where EI's main priorities lie. Given that the 757s are aging and perhaps more prone to technical problems but still being heavily utilised, maybe adding an additional one to the fleet might be wise to give them a bit more leeway in the event of unexpected do...

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by iRISH251
Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Major airports without 787 service
Replies: 62
Views: 7406

Re: Major airports without 787 service

Alexdk wrote:
Europe:
BCN
SVO
SAW
AYT
DUB
STN
TXL
LIS


DUB has service with Ethiopian - all transit flights but the ADD-LAX service has traffic rights in both directions from DUB. Thomson have also been using 787s on services from DUB to the Caribbean this summer.

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by iRISH251
Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS A300 @ Tulsa
Replies: 4
Views: 1170

Re: UPS A300 @ Tulsa

This is the normal activity pattern at hundreds of outstations from which freighters depart at night for one of the hubs operated by the major cargo operators, returning early the next morning.

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by iRISH251
Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!
Replies: 290
Views: 37058

Re: Irish 11/16: oh, the places we'll go!

The actual statement is more informative and includes this sentence from the Minister: "If we are to avoid lengthy delays for passengers, construction of the new runway will need to start within a few months if it is to be commissioned as planned by 2020." http://www.dttas.ie/press-release...

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by iRISH251
Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuse an old airline name
Replies: 49
Views: 6792

Re: Reuse an old airline name

Here are a few that I would like to see fly again, if the parent company allow. UTA (obviously), Flying Tiger, Seaboard World, BOAC, BEA, Sudan Airways, Air Afrique, Swissair, Scandinavian. Long association with N Africa as a child. Sudan Airways and Scandinavian (SAS) remain in existence and opera...

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by iRISH251
Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/16 - Summertime and the flying is easy ...
Replies: 290
Views: 38412

Re: Irish 10/16 - Summertime and the flying is easy ...

some of my Jersey friends were wondering why some of the newer EIR ATR72s are being delivered all-white; one speculated that it was something to do with the Cityjet takeover, but the aircraft are still operating for EI I think it was mentioned before that it allows the aircraft be used for other co...

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by iRISH251
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/16 - Summertime and the flying is easy ...
Replies: 290
Views: 38412

Re: Irish 10/16 - Summertime and the flying is easy ...

Makes sense! I guess they could fly in a relief crew from LHR pretty quickly to take over and fly the aircraft back to base with minimal delay. If they knew when they left YYT that they would be diverting to DUB, then id hazard a guess that the new crew were already waiting for them when they lande...

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by iRISH251
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/16 - Summertime and the flying is easy ...
Replies: 290
Views: 38412

Re: Irish 10/16 - Summertime and the flying is easy ...

RAF tornado jets could shoot down hijacked planes in Irish airspace British Tornado fighter jets will shoot down aircraft in Irish airspace if they are hijacked by terrorists for a 9/11-style attack. The Department of Defence has refused to comment on claims by a number of Irish Examiner sources th...

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by iRISH251
Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/16: Let's go fly a kite ...
Replies: 205
Views: 26287

Re: Irish 9/16: Let's go fly a kite ...

Night flights over south Dublin during runway overhaul Hundreds of flights will divert every week for more than a year from September. http://www.irishtimes.com/business/tran ... -1.2714068 ---- I'd have thought that this was more of an issue for north Dublin, as in the north side of the city. It's...

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by iRISH251
Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier delivers first CSeries to Swiss
Replies: 61
Views: 16449

Re: Bombardier delivers first CSeries to Swiss

It is expected to night-stop at DUB this evening before continuing to ZRH tomorrow, 1 July.

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