Published on December 19th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


Squawk 7000 News – December 20th, 2021

On this week’s podcast, the start of Aer Lingus Regional service with Emerald airlines is brought forward to March next year; AFTA opens a new maintenance hangar in Waterford, and Ryanair announces a new route from Ireland West, and we have an extended interview with Capt Philip Smythe ATFA Safety Manager.

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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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