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  • Pilot faces accidents branch quizzing after Ryanair wet lease carrier lands at wrong UK airport

    <P><BR>The UK's Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) is leading an inquiry into an incident yesterday when a flight operated on behalf of Ryanair landed on a demi-disused air field several kilometres from its intended destinatiuon. <BR><BR>The captain of the Eirjet Airbus A320, operating a UK domestic flight yesterday that landed at Ballykelly UK Army Air Corps&nbsp;base rather than City of Derry airport in Londonderry, 8km (5miles) away, was questioned yesterday by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), but will now face a grilling from the&nbsp;UK AAIB, who has taken over&nbsp;primary investigation of the incident .&nbsp;The Shannon-based airline operates flights under a wet lease agreement with Ryanair.<BR><BR>The AAIB is carrying out the investigation jointly with the Irish Air Accidents Unit into how the&nbsp;mistake happened.&nbsp;&nbsp;The IAA will simultaneously study procedures breakdown, although says the incident "is just something that happens". Ryanair has also launched

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  • AELS finishes off A320 and MD83 in May

    News | 28 May 2012 13:06 | Michael Gubisch

    <p>Dutch scrap specialist Aircraft End of Life Solutions (AELS) has begun parting-out an Airbus A320 at its Woensdrecht site after breaking up a Boeing MD83...
  • Airline appointments

    News | 19 Aug 2008 07:00

    In brief Air Canada has announced the appointment of Claude Morin as vice-president global sales. He arrives from leading Air Canada Cargo and succeeds...
  • Aer Arann names Schutz as new chief executive

    News | 08 Aug 2008 14:17 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    <body lang=EN-GB link=blue vlink=purple style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Irish regional carrier <span class=spelle>Aer</span> <span class=spelle>Arann</span> has named chief financial officer Paul <span class=spelle>Schutz</span> as the airline’s new chief executive, succeeding retiring Garry Cullen.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span class=spelle>Schutz</span>, who joined Dublin-based <span class=spelle>Aer</span> <span class=spelle>Arann</span> two years ago, will take over as CEO on 1 January next year.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>He was previously the managing director of now-defunct Irish carrier <span class=spelle>Eirjet</span> and was also the chief financial officer of BWIA West Indies Airways.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:au
  • Deals - 1 February 2007

    News | 01 Feb 2007 00:00

    <P><STRONG>Guggenheim adds five aircraft</STRONG></P> <P>Guggenheim Aviation Partners (GAP) purchased three Boeing 737-300s (23712, 23713, 23733) with CFM56-3B1 engines from Deutsche Bank in a deal arranged by Aviation Capital Group. The 1987-built aircraft are on lease to US Airways.<BR>GAP also acquired a 1991-built Airbus A320-200 (219) with CFM56-5A1 engines from All Nippon Airlines and leased it back to the carrier.<BR>GAP acquired a Boeing 767-200ER (24849) with PW4060 engines from BTMU Capital and HSH Nordbank. The 1990-built aircraft is on lease to LAN Airlines, but is operated by LAN Argentina since November 2006. Jetworks Leasing arranged the transaction.</P> <P>AAR Aircraft &amp; Engine Group sold two Boeing 737-300s (23931, 23932) with CFM engines to Jetlease. The 1988-built aircraft were acquired last August by AAR Aircraft &amp; Engine Group.</P> <P>Aebal leased a Boeing 717-200 (55065) with BR715A1-30 engines from Pembroke Capital. The 2000-built aircraft was on lease
  • Charts to change after Derry error

    News | 16 Jan 2007 00:00 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    Landing at wrong airfield triggered by lack of clear data
  • A320 crew unaware of military base before mistaken landing

    News | 11 Jan 2007 16:07 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Lack of crew awareness regarding the presence of a military airfield near <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Londonderry</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Airport</st1:PlaceType> led the crew of an <span class=SpellE>Eirjet</span> Airbus A320 to mistakenly land at the base last year following a flight from <st1:place w:st="on">Liverpool</st1:place>.&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Investigators have concluded that inadequate notification on navigation charts concerning the existence of <st1:country-region w:st="on">Northern Ireland</st1:country-region>’s <span class=SpellE>Ballykelly</span> Airfield, and its proximity to <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Londonderry</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Airport</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>, caused the pilot