Published on February 13th, 2023 | by Mark Dwyer


Squawk 7000 – Aviation News Week starting February 13th

Squawk 7000 is bringing you a round-up of aviation news this week, starting February 13th, in association with Flying In Ireland.com. Remember to subscribe; we will deliver the news to your device every Monday morning.

In the headlines this week, Gardai have charged a man with interfering with aviation operations after a drone was flown near Dublin Airport last month. Spanish regional airline Air Nostrum has reapplied to the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition for authorisation to merge with Irish airline City Jet almost four years after the previous approval of the operation. IAA Chief Executive, Mr Peter Kearney, has taken over as Chair of A6 Alliance.

News also from Shannon Airport, HEMS, Irish Community Air Ambulance, CRITICAL, IAA, ASG, APC, Swissport, Finnair, AerClub, Cork Airport, Ethiopian Airlines

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About the Author

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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