Published on February 6th, 2023 | by Mark Dwyer


Squawk 7000 – Aviation News Week starting February 6th

Squawk 7000 is bringing you a round-up of aviation news this week, starting February 6th, in association with Flying In Ireland.com. Remember to subscribe; we will deliver the news to your device every Monday morning, including Bank Holidays. All your aviation news in 10 minutes.

In the headlines this week, Flight operations at Dublin Airport were suspended over the weekend for a brief period after drone activity was seen at the airfield. Six flights were diverted to alternate airports.

Seventeen students recently graduated to become part of the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) Air Navigation Service Provider section. 

Ryanair Chief Executive Michael O’Leary said that the airline is hiring significant numbers of Ukrainian pilots and cabin crew so that it will be ready to return to the country when the war with Russia ends.

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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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