Published on July 30th, 2019 | by Mark Dwyer


First Aer Lingus A321neoLR Delivered to Dublin

Last Friday in Hamburg, Aer Lingus took delivery of the first of eight Airbus A321neoLR, registered EI-LRA. The remaining seven aircraft will join the fleet over the next 18 months and will become the backbone of the narrow body North Atlantic fleet. Aer Lingus becomes the first IAG airline to operate the A321neoLR and will deploy it on transatlantic flights to Minneapolis, Montreal and Hartford with 16 business class seats and 168 in economy. EI-LRA is powered by CFM International Leap-1A engines. It arrived into Dublin on Friday evening at 21:16, unfortunately too late to take part in the Bray Air Display on Sunday. EI-LRA will enter service this Friday on the EI-131 Dublin to Hartford (BDL) service.

Pictured above accepting delivery of the aircraft in Hamburg on behalf of Aer Lingus were Edward Murphy, Head of Fleet Assets, Lander Dominguez Ruiz Director of Fleet Planning and Procurement, and Liam Capaldi Fleet Management & Contracts

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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). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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