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World largest eVTOL aircraft order

Avolon and Vertical Aerospace announced a ground-breaking US$2 billion order for up to 500 electric eVTOL aircraft. This agreement, which is subject to certain closing conditions, will introduce the ultra-short-haul aircraft category to commercial aviation, a game changing development that will revolutionise air travel with zero emissions aircraft.The agreement will combine Avolon’...

Skyports, Future Mobility Campus Ireland, Avtrain and Shannon Group join forces to bring advanced air mobility to Ireland

Skyports, Future Mobility Campus Ireland, Avtrain and Shannon Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish Ireland’s first passenger and cargo vertiport. The partnership will work towards launching an operational vertiport at Shannon’s FMCI campus in 2022, thereby encouraging participation and investment in Ireland’s Advanced Aerial Mobility (AAM) indus...

SITA to recruit 55 software engineers in Ireland as it ramps up development of its airport portfolio

SITA is significantly expanding its Agile DevOps teams by over 55 people in Letterkenny, Ireland to develop the next generation of its highly successful SITA AT AIRPORTS portfolio. These new roles include software engineers, test engineers, UX designers, scrum masters and product owners. As the air transport industry begins its slow recovery from COVID-19, airports, airlines and government...

New Lufthansa Technik repair station for Mobile Engine Services in Dublin

Lufthansa Technik will expand the worldwide network of specialized repair stations for its innovative Mobile Engine Services with a fifth location. Located in the major center of the EMEA aircraft leasing community and close to the company's airline customers in the British Isles, the new facility in Dublin will commence operations in early October. This doubles the number of European rep...

Leasing hometown Dublin welcomes MTU Maintenance new office

An announcement was made at Airline Economics Growth Frontiers conference by MTU Maintenance - from now there is a new office opened in the heart of aviation leasing community birthplace Dublin. Located in the Victorian quarter, the office is being run by leasing experts Eileen Guerin, Vice President Commercial Ireland, and Des Clarke, Vice President Technical and Strategy Ireland, on be...

Norwegian to end transatlantic flights between Ireland and North America from 15 September 2019

Matthew Wood, SVP Long-Haul Commercial at Norwegian said: “As the airline moves from growth to profitability, we have conducted a comprehensive review of our transatlantic operations between Ireland and North America and considering the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, we have concluded that these routes are no longer commercially viable. “We take a strict approach to ro...

Ireland National Flight Centre Pilot Academy selects ALSIM'S ALX

Alsim has the pleasure to announce the sale of an ALX flight simulator to the National Flight Centre Pilot Academy, located in Leixlip, near Dublin, Ireland. The Alsim ALX simulator offers up to 4 classes of aircraft–from single engine piston, twin engine piston, twin turbine up to medium category twin jets (generic B737/A320). Designed and approved for ATPL, CPL/MCC, JOC a...

Aviareto - One million registrations and half a trillion dollars of aircraft assets

Aviareto, the joint venture between SITA and the Irish Government, is celebrating its one millionth registration of aircraft assets. Aviareto holds the contract with the United Nations’ International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to operate the International Registry of Mobile Assets, which is used to record the financial interest in airframes, aircraft engines and helicopters. Financia...

First ALSIM Simulator in Ireland: Atlantic Flight Training Academy selects ALSIM AL42 Device

Alsim is very pleased to announce the sale of an AL42 VI simulator to Atlantic Flight Training Academy, a flight school located in Cork, Ireland. This will be first Alsim simulator in the country. The device, an exact replica of the Diamond DA42, will be delivered during the first trimester of 2019.   Capt. Mark Casey, Atlantic Flight Training Academy Managing Director e...

CDB Aviation Closes $700 million Secured Portfolio Financing

Facility Further Expands the Company’s Banking Partnerships Worldwide  CDB Aviation, a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Limited (“CDB Leasing”), announced today that the company successfully closed a secured portfolio financing facility for $700 million, covering a fleet of 19 Airbus and Boeing aircraft. “Diversifying...

Aireon ALERT(SM) Now Open for Pre-Registration

Aireon and the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) announced that Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), Aircraft Operators, Regulators and Search and Rescue Organizations can now pre-register for their free, global Aircraft Locating and Emergency Response Tracking (ALERT) service. The Aireon ALERT service will provide the last known position of an Automatic Dependent Surveillanc...

Norwegian launches pilot recruitment drive in Ireland as airline continues transatlantic expansion

Airline looking to recruit 40 pilots, almost doubling the current number of flight crew currently operating out of Dublin base Recruitment drive is a result of previously announced transatlantic expansion in Ireland including a new route between Dublin and Hamilton / Toronto. Due to continued expansion Norwegian has launched a recruitment drive in Ireland for pilots who hold a Boeing 737...