Season 2, Ep. 24
On this week's podcast – Aer Lingus UK start services from Manchester to Barbados, the world’s largest aircraft visits Shannon, and the IAA launches a stakeholder consultation to increase the maximum takeoff weight of microlights to 600 kilos.
Season 2, Ep. 22
On this week’s podcast – ASL Aviation Holdings to become the global launch customer for a Hydrogen-Powered ATR72, Atlantic Aviation Group acquires Lufthansa Technik Shannon and the government pledge more funding to the aviation sector.
Kinsale Aviation Festival 2021
Season 2, Ep. 19
Kinsale’s inaugural aviation festival, established to promote Ireland’s rich and extensive aviation history, will take place on Saturday and Sunday, November 27/28, 2021. The event is being organised by the Flying Poet Aviation Café and Bookshop in Kinsale and supported by the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF), Goodbody Stockbrokers and Avolon...I spoke during the week to one of the organisers, Joe Gill, who also expanded on the state of aviation in Ireland post-covid. It’s a great insight from an expert analyst. Joe also talks about his involvement with the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF).
Season 2, Ep. 20
On this week’s podcast – Canadian airline WestJet announces a new Dublin service, Emerald Airlines, to lease four more ATR72’s and we talk to Joe Gill one of the organisers of the recently announced Kinsale Aviation Festival.
Cork Airport is 60.
Season 2, Ep. 17
Back in 1957, planning was underway for an airport for Cork. After considering many sites in the area, it was agreed that the airport should be built in Ballygarvan. It was built at an estimated cost of £1 million. The airport was officially opened on 16 October 1961, following proving flights four days earlier by Aer Lingus and Cambrian Airways. In its first year, the airport handled 10,172 passengers – close to the average number of passengers handled each day at the airport in 2007. To mark the 60th birthday, I met up at the terminal with Kevin Cullinane, Interim Group Head of Communications with the DAA. I started our chat by wishing the airport a happy birthday...
Season 2, Ep. 18
Welcome to the news episode of Squawk 7000. On this week's podcast – Aer Lingus announces a return to Knock, Pádraig Ó Céidigh is to become the Chair of the Shannon Group, and Vueling announces new routes to Dublin and Cork.
Landing is Approved
Season 2, Ep. 15
On this episode of Long Final from Squawk7000, we are in conversation with Dubliner DV O'Hanlon, retired Air Traffic Controller, but still, a familiar voice at fly-ins and air shows around Ireland where he can be heard providing a local advisory service backed up with lots of patience and calm. He's also been a presence at events such as the Heli-Pad at the Ryder Cup, where over 186 helicopters operated multiple flights up to 600 in a day back in 2006. The IAA at the time told the Irish Times at the time; this was more flights than on the busiest day at Dublin airport.