The Kinsale Aviation Festival 2021
Season 2, Ep. 31
Welcome to another Squawk 7000 podcast, I'm just back from Kinsale, and it was a great pleasure to meet so many of our listeners - who all told me they like to listen to our podcast while walking - well, this week, get ready for a good healthy stroll as we have got a lot of people to talk to.This weekend past saw Kinsale's inaugural aviation festival, established to promote Ireland's rich and extensive aviation history; The event was organised by the Flying Poet Aviation Café and Bookshop in Kinsale and supported by the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF), Goodbody Stockbrokers and Avolon…and as the event prepared for take-off on Saturday afternoon last I caught up with organisers Paulo Massolini and Joe Gill - we also hear from the recipients of its 2021 Aviation Valour Award to the crew: Lieut Col Eric Kut, CaptCory Jackson, First LieutMark Lawson, Technical SgtJustin Triola, Airman 1st classNicolas Baron, Staff SgtDerek Laurentand Senior AirmanRichard Johnson, part of the sixth airlift squadron. They flew the refugees from Kabul to safety in difficult circumstances in an aircraft designed for a maximum of 336 passengers on humanitarian missions.We also hear from author Michael Traynor, Michael Hickey Chair of the IHFF, Kevin Humphreys, a director of the IHFF, and from Karen O'Sullivan from the Irish Community Air Ambulance who benefited from fundraising from the event.
Season 2, Ep. 30
On this week's podcast – the runway at Cork is officially reopened this weekend ahead of flights restarting on Monday; a new Irish eVTOL partnership is launched at the Dubai Airshow, and find out how you can win a bottle of Runway 28 Premium Irish Gin.
News Episode November 15th
Season 2, Ep. 29
On this week's podcast – The AAIU release the preliminary report into the Partenavia crash in Wexford, new proposals have been made to limit noise on the new North Runway at Dublin and ASL Airlines partner with ZeroAvia to develop hydrogen-electric powered freighters.
600kg MTOM IAA Consultation Process
Season 2, Ep. 25
The Irish Aviation Authority has recently published astakeholder consultationon the “Option to exempt certain light aircraft below 600kg MTOM from EU regulations”. Mark Dwyer outlines the background to the consultation, expand on some detail in the consultation document and give some pros and cons as he sees them.As many pilots as possible must respond to this stakeholder consultation, regardless of your opinion. Various organisations and individuals have worked tirelessly to get to this stage, and it would be a shame to see the project abandoned due to a lack of interest from the GA community. So please, take 5 minutes and submit your opinion here:https://forms.office.com/r/WYbvcrJ0tt
Season 2, Ep. 28
On this week's podcast – The AAIU release the Rescue 116 final report, Cork Airport celebrates another new route announcement and the October bank holiday marks the busiest weekend of the year so far at Dublin Airport.
Season 2, Ep. 26
On this week's podcast – Dublin Aerospace open a new state-of-the-art landing gear facility, Aer Lingus launch an ambitious summer 2022 schedule, and Loganair announce a new route from the City of Derry Airport and AerCap Holdings, the global giant aircraft leasing company, announced today Monday that it has completed its acquisition of the GE Capital Aviation Services business GECAS from General Electric.
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).