Published on February 23rd, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 23/02/2015
Compiled by Trevor Buckley
D-ABKW Boeing 737-86J/W c/n 36884 Pegasus Airlines painted in full colours at Shannon 21/02/15 to become TC-CPV.
EI-FHA Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 39012 Norwegian Air Norway Registered and positioned Olso-London Gatwick 17/02/15 ex LN-DYY.
EI-FHI Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 39024 Norwegian Air Norway Registered and positioned Olso-London Gatwick 17/02/15 ex LN-NGM.
OE-IDS Airbus A320-232 c/n 1613 Ames Camo Ferried Juan Santa Maria-St. John’s-Shannon 20/21-02/15 for British Airways G-GATN.
LN-NOP Boeing 737-86N/W c/n 32655 Norwegian Air Shuttle Ferried Budapest-Shannon 21/02/15 for painting.
Dublin Aerospace Vacancy: Head of Base Maintenance
Global Aviation News:
Air France-KLM back to operating loss; warns lower fuel may be offset by low unit revenue & currency
Delta Targets Late-Bag Frustration With On-Time Pledge
Drop In Oil Prices Means An Airline Profitability Boost Now, But…
JetBlue Airways to continue ‘various commercial relationships’ with Lufthansa going forward
Lufthansa strikes cost $264.4 million, no dividend for 2014
Rent Vs Buy: The Rapid Rise Of The Aviation Leasing Market
Thomas Cook holds secret talks to offload airline arm
Transport Canada Issues Flight Permit for First CS300 Flight Test Vehicle and Bombardier Targets February 26-28 for First Flight
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/21820
Thomas Cook seeks to sell airline business: Report
Virgin America achieves a second year of profitability despite revenue pressure in key markets
Visa Facilitation Begins to Breakdown Barriers to Travel
WOW air Sources A321s for Transatlantic Launch
Yes, Mr. Anderson, Chapter 11 is a ‘government subsidy’
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus bid: decision time for the Government
Aer Lingus profits to fuel debate on €1.4bn sale
Aer Lingus takeover in the country’s best interest – Pat Rabbitte
Aer Lingus to switch Berlin flights from Schönefeld to Tegel
Aer Lingus unions step back from IAG bid support
Aireon Cites Global ‘Momentum,’ Works With Africa on ADS-B
Aireon, IAA Form ALERT Agreement
City of Derry Airport: Ryanair cuts flights to Faro
Current offer from IAG for Aer Lingus ‘not persuasive enough’ – Minister for Agriculture
Departures with Pól Ó Conghaile: Ryanair at 30
FG backbenchers ‘unconvinced’ by IAG assurances on Shannon
IAG win over trade union in boost to Aer Lingus bid
Incoming Aer Lingus CEO backs IAG takeover bid
Investigation after claim a drogue hit building in Roscommon
Irish minister says IAG offer for Aer Lingus stake not yet persuasive
Labour councillors express concern over Aer Lingus buy-out
Labour still has concerns over potential Aer Lingus sale
Local TD is not swayed by Walsh’s ‘charm offensive’
Losing Heathrow was Shannon’s own fault – Walsh
Low cost airline Ryanair aims for half a million passengers a year after adding two new Bucharest routes
Mulcahy confident extended Shannon guarantees can be secured
Read more: http://www.dunphypr.com/?p=13386
Norwegian’s US-based cabin crew call for ‘swift approval’ of NAI application
Round Ireland Air Rally 2015
Read more: http://www.nmai.ie/rally/
Ryanair against privatization of Greek airports
Ryanair and TAP Lead Rise in Portugal’s Airport Numbers
The national interest Vs business interest at Aer Lingus
TRAVEL Extra’s Sunday Supplement: Where will Stephen steer the Shamrock?
Why is Ryanair Labs Coming to Madrid?
Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:
All Hallows College student launches new research study in aviation human factors: http://bit.ly/1vkzwqn
Irish Business Aviation Association (IBAA) officially launches at Future of Business Aviation Conference: http://bit.ly/1CZGFSl
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 23-01-15: http://bit.ly/1JqYxGN
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 06-02-15: http://bit.ly/1DJvjRy
Irish carrier Ryanair announced 34 new routes in January: http://bit.ly/1zYKCsC
Irish Aviation Twitter List™ Revised and Updated 7th February: http://bit.ly/IvEsHB
The questions politicians didn’t ask IAG CEO Willie Walsh : http://bit.ly/1Eqm7C4
To date 22 new routes announced to start from airports in Ireland & Northern Ireland in Winter 2014 & Summer 2015: http://bit.ly/184jYkL
Your 2015 Irish Aviation Events guide: http://bit.ly/R1FWN7
Tweets of the day:
@AirportWatch Sunday Times says Thomas Cook is seeking to offload its airline as part of a turnaround plan following the group’s near collapse in 2011.
@Colm_Keaveney Has one government coalition partner agreed sale of @AerLingus as concession to reverse planned cuts to one parent family’s supports.
@Colm_Keaveney Willie Walsh’s promises are as valid as a pr-election political promise. Isn’t that what they do before elections.
@colettebrowne Labour TD Pat Rabbitte comes out in favour of the sale of Aer Lingus to IAG in @sundaybusiness. Says he was persuaded by Willie Walsh.
@colettebrowne “Some vague patriotic attachment to the shamrock is a less than adequate response to the commercial realities now confronting the airline.”
@colettebrowne @sundaybusiness also says Aer Lingus staff and members of its Central Representative Council – an ICTU grouping – support the sale to IAG.
@EoinPoil re Aer Lingus if unions & positions are in favour of sale surely it should be and to hell with election,I trust Willie Walsh,good for all.
@SenThomasByrne All the ducks in a row for sell off of last share of Aer Lingus, I still oppose.
Today’s Video Picks:
Aer Lingus Regional ATR 72-600 Newcastle to Dublin **Full Flight**
Aircastle CEO Ron Wainshal explains why the momentum in the airline industry is a great opportunity for his aircraft leasing company.
Atlantic Airventure 737 NG – ILS 24 EINN
Balloon Flight from Trim Castle
Have you seen inside the world’s first northern lights plane?
NEW!!! Boeing 737 takeoff in snowy conditions. HD cockpit view + ATC audio – Episode 18
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