Published on July 30th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


Aer Lingus A330 Scrapped at Knock

This afternoon Aer Lingus A330-202, EI-LAX, made its final flight from Shannon to Ireland West Airport Knock where it will be scrapped. It was delivered to Aer Lingus on 29th April 1999 and named St. Mella. It has been stored at Shannon since 9th April 2020. It departed Shannon this afternoon at 12:40 for the 33-minute flight to Shannon touching down after 1 pm local time. It will be scrapped by EirTrade Aviation who had an aircraft end of life facility at the airport.

Thanks to DUB Ramp for supplying the photos of EI-LAX arriving at Knock.

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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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