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Aviation News Week Starting November 21st, 2022
This is Squawk 7000, bringing you a round-up of aviation news for this week starting November 21st; the headlines and news are brought to you in association with Flying In Ireland.com. Remember to subscribe and keep us as Ireland's number one aviation podcast and get the news delivered to your device every Monday morning.
In the headlines this week, The Board of DAA has appointed Kenny Jacobs as the company's new Chief Executive Officer. Up to 500 jobs at Dublin Airport were offered when Dublin Airport operator DAA held a two-day job fair for prospective candidates at the weekend. And we have a final report from EATS Berlin on Virtual Training software for Airbus - currently being developed in Dublin.
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6. Aviation News from Ireland Week October 23rd13:47Welcome to Squawk 7000's weekly round-up of aviation news from Ireland, brought to you in partnership with Flying In Ireland.com and www.Pilot.ie, for the week starting October 23rd. The headlines this week;1. "2023 Kinsale Aviation Festival Takes Place with 'Irish Airlines – Past, Present and Future' Theme"2. "Aviation Industry Awards Return After Hiatus, Shortlist Announced"3. "AirNav Ireland Launches as Independent Air Traffic Management Provider"4. "UK Civil Aviation Authority and IAA Collaborate on Aviation Safety Enforcement"5. "FLY4 Airlines Prepares for Entry into the Aviation Industry with Irish Focus"Royalty-free music by Slip.stream" https://slip.stream
5. Winter Bonus Edition20:30GASCI hold regular events on safety - among the topics was flying in Winter - here's Gerry Humphrey's presentation that gets us ready for snow and ice. Ironically, we are publishing this on the warmest Sunday in October 2023. The General Aviation Safety Council of Ireland is a volunteer body composed of representatives from General Aviation in Ireland set up in 2012. They meet regularly, aiming to promote General Aviation Safety in Ireland. A large part of the GASCI function is to promote safety awareness among all those involved in the Irish GA community. This goal includes pilots and ground handlers at FBOs, aircraft engineers, Air Traffic Controllers, airfield operators, and government regulators.More information at https://www.gasci.ie/
4. Aviation News Week starting Oct 2nd12:55Welcome to Squawk 7000's weekly round-up of aviation news from Ireland, brought to you in partnership with Flying In Ireland.com and Pilot.ie for the week starting October 2nd, 2023. Remember to subscribe and keep us your top choice for Ireland's aviation podcast, delivering news to your device every Monday morning. Ryanair commits to resuming 600 weekly flights to and from Ukraine within eight weeks of airspace reopening, connecting major Ukrainian cities to over 20 EU capitals.The DAA pledges to provide on-the-ground assistance and training to Ukrainian airports once the conflict ends, proposing a team of 50 staff to aid in various operational roles. The pioneer Airbus A320 in Aer Lingus' fleet, registered as EI-CVA, concludes its 23-year tenure, marking a significant milestone in the airline's history.An online ad erroneously promoting flights from Limerick to Heathrow instead of Shannon Airport generates humour and banter among residents, highlighting the mix-up. Cork Airport achieves recognition as Ireland's best-performing commercial state body for energy savings for the second consecutive year, planning to invest in a solar farm for sustainable energy generation.
3. Aviation News Week September 25th, 202312:46Welcome to Squawk 7000's weekly round-up of aviation news from Ireland, brought to you in partnership with Flying In Ireland.com and www.Pilot.ie, for the week starting September 25th. Remember to subscribe and keep us your top choice for Ireland's aviation podcast, delivering news to your device every Monday morning. And remember, you can ask your smart speaker to play our latest episode any time.The headlines this week;The IBGAA Conference 2023 at Adare Manor: Keynote by Irish Minister; Focus on Sustainability and Air Charter EvaluationICBE Aviation Skillnet Invites Students to the "Future of Women in Aviation" Webinar on October 17th.The Air Corps Celebrates 60 Years of Helicopters: There is an event at Shannon Aviation Museum on October 14th.Shannon Airport Extends Munster Rugby Sponsorship Until 2026, Airbus A321XLR Conducts Route Proving Tests in Dublin: Essential Step Towards Certification
2. Aviation News Week September 18th, 202312:45Welcome to Squawk 7000's weekly round-up of aviation news from Ireland, brought to you in partnership with FlyingInIreland.com and Pilot.ie for the week starting September 18th. Remember to subscribe and keep us your top choice for Ireland's aviation podcast, delivering news to your device every Monday morning. Remember to ask your smart device, Alexa or Google, to Play Squawk 7000. The headlines this week; Multiple aviation events, including the Breakfast Fly-in at Birr, face postponement due to unfavourable weather conditions, affecting general aviation activities. The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) criticises a drone operator in Clonmel for breaching privacy and posing flight safety risks during a road collision, underscoring violations of drone regulations. Michael O'Leary, Ryanair's CEO, criticises night flight planning restrictions at Dublin Airport and proposes the Dublin Airport Authority's acquisition of adjacent land for expansion, emphasising the need for competitive pricing. The Ulster Aviation Society receives a prized Hawk aircraft as a gift from the Red Arrows, enhancing their collection and furthering their commitment to aviation history. Aer Lingus partners with Nobox recruitment to initiate a recruitment drive, aiming to hire over 200 cabin crew members, aligning with the airline's workforce diversification strategy and commitment to career progression for employees.
1. Aviation News from Ireland Sept' 11th 202314:11Welcome to Squawk 7000's weekly round-up of aviation news from Ireland, back with you for Season Five and brought to you in partnership with Flying In Ireland.com for the week starting September 11. It's good to be back with you after a challenging summer for light aviation, with almost nine weekends in a row when the weather was challenging. Remember to subscribe and keep us your top choice for Ireland's aviation podcast, delivering news to your device every Monday morning. In the headlines this week, Major Aviation Contract Signed: Department of Transport Partners with Bristow Ireland Limited for Irish Coast Guard ServicesCHC Ireland Safety Stand Down: Precautionary Measures Amid SAR Contract TransitionIrish Aerobatics Champion Laura Russell: Prepares for World Advanced Aerobatics ChampionshipsSummerhill and Tullamore Masts Demolished: with Clearer Skies for Leinster Pilots and aRecord-Breaking Month at Ireland West Airport: August Sees Surge in Passenger Numbers
19. Ready for Las Vegas and the World Aerobatics Championships39:41On this episode of Squawk 7000, we talk with Laura Russell, a trailblazing pilot with Aer Lingus who will compete at the World Aerobatics Championships in Las Vegas this October.Hailing from Cork, Laura’s impressive resume boasts a range of titles, including Airline Pilot, Upside-Down Pilot (her words), Physicist, Web Designer, and Powerlifter.In this energy-filled, thought-provoking episode, Laura shares with us her journey and how she has excelled in such varied fields.From the cockpit of a commercial aeroplane to studying the complexities of quantum physics, Laura’s passion for learning and pushing herself to new limits is truly inspiring.As we chat with her from her home in Monkstown, we get a glimpse into her preparations for the upcoming championship and the challenges that lie ahead.Join us as we delve into the extraordinary life of Laura Russell, a shining example of determination and excellence in a constantly developing world.
32. Mark Dwyer and Jenny Jacobs - it's fun to fly24:33In this end-of-season episode, I chat with Mark Dwyer of Funfly Aerosports and FlyinginIreland.com and his partner Jenny Jacobs of Pilot.ie about their lives in aviation. I met them both at the FunFly AGM this weekend, and as the school's aircraft flew overheads, the Irish Parachute Club's two aircraft were busy too.Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition, he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying, Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF).Jenny Jacobs is Director and Operations Manager at Pilot.ie, a dedicated online pilot shop and consultancy for pilots in Ireland.
31. "Orville Wright was alive when my plane left the factory"32:30In 2023 David Kelly's aircraft will be 82. It's a Luscombe - a tail dragged, and he started looking for it before finishing his PPL. On this episode of Long Final, David shares some entries from his logbook and tells us the story of his "affair" with a classic aircraft that left the factory in 1941 when Charles Lindbergh was only 39, and Orville Wright was still alive.