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Lufthansa Technik Turbine Shannon expands its operations

Irish Lufthansa Technik Turbine Shannon is expanding its business and facility in response to growing market demand. With a new building in Shannon's Free Zone covering 2,000 square meters and equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the company is increasing its capacity. It will offer new products for CFM56 and V2500 turbine engines powering Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 aircraft ....

Thompson Aero Seating to create world-class Dynamic Test Facility

Thompson Aero Seating plans to create a world-class Dynamic Test Facility in Northern Ireland. This is a £7.5 million investment in a facility that will catapult Thompson into a new era of development and innovation.Building works have already begun to extend the premises for the DTF at the Thompson brownfield site in Banbridge, County Down, and are planned to comple...

Inaugural Irish Business & General Aviation Association conference - Interview with Joe Buckley

When a new event is announced, it's obvious to ask the questions: how will it be different from other events in the industry, what makes it special? 50skyshades is pleased to be an official Media Partner of the Inaugural Irish Business & General Aviation Association conference. It is more than important for us to get our questions answered "at the source" so we had the pleasure...

National Flight Centre Pilot Academy choose Tecnam for fleet replacement

Tecnam have been appointed by National Flight Centre Pilot Academy for their aircraft fleet replacement programme. The replacement fleet will include Tecnam twin-engine P2006T aircraft and Tecnam P-Mentor single engine aircraft. In conjunction with the fleet transformation, and to ensure the maximum level of service, NFC will also become an authorised Tecnam maintenance facility for Irel...

CDB Aviation leases two A320neo aircraft to Aer Lingus

CDB Aviation has agreed to lease two Airbus A320neo aircraft to the Irish flag carrier, Aer Lingus, for delivery during this summer season. The transaction marks the introduction of the first A320neo variant in the airline’s growing fleet. The aircraft, which are fitted with 186 seats in an all-economy layout, will be delivered to Aer Lingus in July 2022 and will become part of the...

Nordic Aviation Capital achieves confirmation of reorganization plan

Nordic Aviation Capital announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has confirmed the Company’s Plan of Reorganization, which should enable the Company to emerge from Chapter 11 before the end of May. The Plan was approved by the Court with the consent of the Company’s existing equity holders and over 99% of voting creditors voting in favor o...

Launch customer for hydrogen-powered ATR 72 cargo aircraft - ASL Aviation Holdings

Universal Hydrogen announced it has executed a letter of intent with ASL Aviation Holdings. ASL will be a global launch customer for the turboprop cargo market and plans to purchase up to ten of Universal Hydrogen’s ATR 72 conversion kits for installation into its existing or future turboprop aircraft fleet. Upon completion of a collaborative network study and aircraft assessmen...

Testing last-mile drone delivery of goods between Shannon Airport to Foynes Port begins

Last week, FedEx Express in collaboration with Future Mobility Campus Ireland (FMCI) Air, announced the completion of its first scheduled drone last-mile delivery flight in Ireland. The delivery marks the launch of a trial service delivering goods from FMCI, based at Shannon Airport, County Clare, to Foynes Port, County Limerick, Ireland’s second-largest port operator and...

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...