IrishTexan wrote:A rare but occasional visitor to SNN, the AN225, is back to drop off cargo and on the ground until tomorrow morning.
https://www.clare.fm/news/worlds-larges ... n-airport/
This is a bit of a pain . All EI flights transferring from Ireland over Manchester currently there is no airside bag transfer facility at MAN. Short haul flights from Dublin, Cork and Belfast arrive into MAN T1. All checked baggage must be collected on arrival in MAN (T1). Long haul flights from Ma...Jump to post
Sunday October 10th, 2021: Aer Lingus plans to operate a cargo only A333 DUB-AMS-DUB today: - EI 9604 DUB 08.30 - AMS 11:10 A330-300 Aer Lingus Cargo - EI 9605 AMS 12.40 - DUB 13.25 A330-300 Aer Lingus Cargo https://www.schiphol.nl/en/cargo/flights/arrivals/2021-10-10/ On landing back at DUB the fl...Jump to post
noriom42 wrote:Regarding the Cork runway works, I've heard that before it will be re-opened they will be testing it by landing an A380 there. Can anyone confirm this? Could it even be remotely true?
Sort of quite different: They are so tail heavy that on takeoff they need full elevator nose down until rotation speed. Only then the yoke is moved back to neutral which is enough to make it rotate and lift off. IL -62's didn't rotate, they levitated off the runway. In this case the photographer dr...Jump to post
Have You seen any il62 take off on longhaul? They needed every pound of power and every feet of runway...also approach speed was really high. I have seen many long-haul Il-62 departures and would not characterise the type as having markedly different field performance than, say, a heavily loaded DC...Jump to post
Correct me if I’m wrong but i think the EI 332s were nearly always used on west coast routes that the 333s couldn’t reach? Because of crew rests and range but the new 333s can fly west coast so there isn’t much of a need for 332s. That was originally the case but in later years, as further A333s we...Jump to post
Fliplot wrote:I thought DUB still had two active runways?
AAL101 JFK YQX GANDER AAL49 DFW YQX GANDER AAL63 MIA YQX GANDER AFR004 EWR YQX GANDER AMT7161 BWI YQX GANDER AZA644 EWR YQX GANDER BAW1503 JFK YQX GANDER BAW2193 DFW YQX GANDER BCH3082 DOV YQX GANDER COA23 EWR YQX GANDER COA29 EWR YQX GANDER COA45 EWR YQX GANDER COA5 IAH YQX GANDER DAL 117 ATL YQX ...Jump to post
Not sure I follow any of this! If the Government requires the locator form completed, then it should be completed whether people believe it is useful or not! Why cause un-necessary delays and queues! Surely it's easier than not flying at all? Yes it's a requirement, but what's the actual point of i...Jump to post
I agree, the PLF is a waste of time, the airline already have your details should they ever be required. Given most EU countries don't have something similar, it's not surprising many people get to checkin without knowing it is required. Still surprised at Irelands resistance to rapid testing, for ...Jump to post
I do know how a management structure works! I just find it interesting that no employee can actually replace an empty hand sanatizer. That explains rhe dirty toilets, food halls and floors too. Might also explain all those walking around the airport, folders under arms and doing nothing! The old ci...Jump to post
The flights are all sold as Ryanair anyway, so the wearing of FR livery should not be an issue.Jump to post
A wonderful piece of statistical analysis here: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/irish-air-travel-lags-europe-with-just-313-flights-on-sunday-1.4618392 I would have thought that, apart from anything else, the actual number of people travelling would be more relevant than the...Jump to post
The departure queuing for 28R will be interesting to see. They will need to operate so as not to lead to congestion in the adjacent ramp area. It looks like two line-up points can be operated, given the length of the runway. The existing 28L will surely remain preferable for most T2 traffic.Jump to post
From the archives old footage during delays at SNN Airport : Passengers delayed in Shannon Airport by an air traffic strike in Britain are philosophical about the disruption to their travel plans. Passengers travelling to New York, Boston and Miami in the United States of America are delayed in Sha...Jump to post
Ryanair calls on Eamon Ryan to explain why he is failing to reopen Ireland for air travel http://www.joe.ie/amp/news/ryanair-calls-eamon-ryan-explain-failing-reopen-ireland-air-travel-724737 In fairness, Ireland is far from an outlier in the grand EU scheme of things, but I do think the body politi...Jump to post
The first revenue flight of FR's 7M8 (EI-HEN) took place this evening on the DUB-STN route. To much fanfare and excitement Ryanair launches the first commercial Boeing 737-8200 flight from Dublin to Stansted this evening. Enthusiasts gathered near the perimeter roads at Dublin Airport and Stansted ...Jump to post
People flying abroad can get free PCR test to avail of Digital Cert People wanting to fly abroad when travel restrictions are lifted next month will be able to get a free PCR test from the HSE to obtain an EU Digital Covid Cert (DCC). http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/people-flying-abroad-can-ge...Jump to post
Source (in Dutch): The PH-TAR "Rotterdam", which operated this flight, has remained in service with KLM until 1975 when it was retired and scrapped. However another DC-4 (C-54A actually) has been painted in it's colors and can be seen at the Aviodrome aircraft museum in Lelystad, the Neth...Jump to post
I see no good reason for a central stick. All it does is get in the way of some or other instrument. The only logical reason the C17 doesn’t have a side stick is that they were scared they would be accused of admitting Airbus was correct. If you research the development of the C-17, it was already ...Jump to post
They have also got themselves fixated on this idea that COVID is just a sniffle unless you are elderly or in poor health already. Not entirely untrue. A virus that’s killed <0.5% of the population in a year when flu kills approximately 0.3% annually And fatalities have been confined to that level b...Jump to post
A rather grim anniversary today: it's the 71st anniversary of the Llandudno air disaster, in which an Avro York, of Airflight, operating a rugby charter from Dublin to Cardiff crashed on approach because the CoG was too far aft, rendering elevators ineffective. 80 out of 83 were lost, making it the...Jump to post
Good afternoon folks and welcome to our third instalment of what has so far proven to be a less than pleasant year for aviation. Here's a link to those with a good stiff brandy in one hand and a mouse in the other - and might feel tempted to look back on the last month: https://www.airliners.net/fo...Jump to post
I'm not sure what the issue is here. There have been thousands of serious aircraft crashes over time and I've never heard it suggested that wreckage should be permanently retained. The attachment of some sort of totemic status to any particular crash is a relatively recent phenomenon and, dare I say...Jump to post
OUTSTANDING answers! It is interesting to note as well, as a side bar, that the DC-8 was incredibly stretchable, due to a relatively high landing gear system. The original models -10 and -20 easily became the -30, -40, -50, and then the super-stretch -60 series, becoming the -70 series with new eng...Jump to post
As much as I want life in Ireland to return to normal, I don’t agree with enforced quarantine for anyone landing into the country. It doesn’t even guarantee 100% of cases are caught. Of course travel has contributed to the spread of cases, it has clearly brought the UK / SA variants into the countr...Jump to post
Council hears arguments on Dublin airport night operations I hope sanity prevails on this and that operations are permitted in the 6am to 7am period especially. It's a shame the Government can't just buy the 325 homes and let DUB operate 24/7. Dublin does of course operate H24 and pre-Covid there w...Jump to post
Eirules wrote:So it appears that, for the moment, you’ll only need a PCR test coming into Ireland unless you’re coming from UK & South Africa. Apparently to be reviewed at the end of the month
Any idea what was ei992 from JFK-DUB this morning and why did it fly way over Greenland when EI104 did a normal route which was an hour faster? That is a positioning flight number and the aircraft was EI-DUZ, which operated EI105 on 13 Dec. but did not operate the reciprocal EI104 that night. I ass...Jump to post
EI321 wrote:I witnessed this incident last week, a UPS 767 engine failure on departure from DUB, surprised it wasn't in the media earlier.
https://simpleflying.com/ups-767f-engin ... ublin/amp/
I expect so. May be these could be registered thus: G- EI for Aer Lingus M for Manchester A, B, C, D for each aircraft in turn Given the preoccupation of using out of sequence registrations. Also throws up what the winter plan is and will they really keep a 4th aircraft on the ground at MAN all sum...Jump to post
EIEIDW wrote:New Route!
HiSky Dublin - Iasi A319
Start date and Frequency unknown
Great to see a new Route being announced.
Seems that Ryanair are moving check in to area 14 for a while at DUB. -- Social media users stunned as Aer Lingus hit Ryanair with landing joke online Some friendly banter between Ireland's major airlines Twitter users were surprised on Tuesday to see Aer Lingus making jokes about Ryanair on their ...Jump to post
This will be interesting. Arrive up in KEF from KBP to find the winds out of limits. They will find it hard with fuel to go anywhere else. They have to have a viable alternate, even if it's a distance away such as GLA or BFS, for example. Alternatively they might have to re-route on a planned basis...Jump to post
Question: Could Aer Lingus be a possibility? They operated 757’s with a mixture of engines including RB-211’s. With the recent deliveries of A321Neo’s, this would be a great way to offload the aircraft and make money off the deal. IIRC the Aer Lingus 757s were PW and one of them has already been sc...Jump to post
Calling on the Government to repurchase Aer Lingus is laughable. What they should be doing is calling on the Government to open up Ireland's borders like the rest of the EU. If the Government got their act together, the airlines would have more people flying and there would be much less thread of s...Jump to post
Lets hope these people are indeed doing the right thing and self isolating for 14 days on their return. The government needs to get to grip with a proper testing on arrival system even if it means passengers paying EUR100 for it. Whats being suggested by Heathrow Airport maybe an option. Well, it's...Jump to post