Published on February 24th, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 24/02/2015
Compiled by Trevor Buckley
D-ABBJ Boeing 737-86N/W c/n 30286 Air Berlin Ferried Budapest-Dublin 23/02/15 for painting.
D-AIHN Airbus A340-642 c/n 763 Lufthansa departed Eirtech Aviation Dublin 23/02/15 after repaint.
EI-EZT Airbus A320-232 c/n 1896 Merdiana Ferried Olbia-Dublin 23/02/15 on return to lessor.
Dublin Aerospace Vacancy: Head of Base Maintenance
Global Aviation News:
Avation: New Client for Four New Aircraft
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/21837
Boeing Says Middle East Conflicts to Spur 10-Year Demand Cycle
Boeing 747 and Airbus A380: Emirates Could Have an Answer for These Jumbo Jets’ Future
Bombardier Pins Hopes On New CEO, New Financing
Etihad joins push to lift cap on flights to Australia in defiance of Qantas
Fiji Airways Group Announces Highest-Ever Operating Profits of $60.8m
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/21826
First GEnx Overhauled In AFI KLM E&M Engine Shop
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/21827
Germany’s air services provider DFS defends charges on pension funding, traffic concerns
Heathrow ‘losing passengers’ to rival airports, warns boss
Japan’s ANA says considering investment in bankrupt Skymark Airlines
JetBlue’s Plan to Repair Its Brand
MBA Aircraft Solutions Supports Boeing 757 Lease Returns
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/21836
Qantas versus Growth revives aviation-trade policy issues
TUI’s Corsair Joins With Air Caraibes in French Long-Haul Fusion
With the declining state of Belarus’s economy, airline industry’s growth prospects are getting dimme
VLM Airlines Unveils Antwerp, Hamburg and Rotterdam Routes
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/21829
Irish Aviation News:
AerCap Holdings N.V. Reports Record Financial Results and Authorizes Share Repurchase Program of up to $250 Million
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/21838
Aer Lingus decision “is about jobs” – Bruton
Aer Lingus growth plan nothing new, union claims
Aer Lingus: Support for the deal increases from surprising quarters
Aer Lingus to ‘vigorously’ defend claim for damages from Belfast International Airport
Aer Lingus trade unions split over IAG offer
Aer Lingus unions hold meeting with IAG Chairman Willie Walsh
DAA legal action over Cork Airport terminal roof leaks
Datalex – Contract momentum continues: signs SWISS as new customer
Fate of €1.4bn Aer Lingus deal rests on Labour vote
Government will not be rushed into decision on Aer Lingus sale – Transport Minister
Let’s put the ‘International’ into Cork Airport
Norwegian begins fleet transfer to new Irish subsidiary Norwegian Air Norway
People need to speak up to save Cork Airport
‘Ryanair could be feeder for long-haul Aer Lingus flights’
Ryanair is new sponsor of Fairyhouse Gold Cup
Shannon-Heathrow passengers down 9pc
Tanaiste keeping quiet on proposed Aer Lingus takeover
The potential sale of Aer Lingus is ‘high stakes, very serious and difficult’
Willie Walsh discusses Aer Lingus bid with union leaders
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:
@BelfastAirport We are delighted to announce that the viewing gallery is reopen. Here’s Jim & Jack enjoying their experience.
@julianoneill @AerLingus says recent media reports of damages claim by @BelfastAirport being for £40m are “materially inaccurate.”
@Mark_J_Henry Michael Cawley, ex-Ryanair, tells #IHF2015 @TourismIreland & @Failte_Ireland are in the top 10% of all national tourist bodies he dealt with.
@Mark_J_Henry Short haul air access to Dublin to be +5-6% this summer but most growth will be in Dublin, Michael Cawley says we must grow regions #IHF2015.
@Mark_J_Henry #IHF2015 hears how @TourismIreland’s mrktg budget dropped from €55m in 2007 to €35m this year, leaving Ireland at a competitive disadvantage.
@PEdmondAero @JohnLStrickland IAG can go hostile and win control of EI without Govt stake – so Govt has to avoid overplaying its hand. Hard path to walk.
@Swift1745 Air access central to future growth Michael Cawley, Chairman @failte_ireland #IHF2015.
@Swift1745 Michael Cawley, Chairman @failte_ireland agrees that tech developments (air bnb, Uber, etc) are changing things dramatically #IHF2015.
@Swift1745 We need to develop a new brand for Dublin similar to ‘I love NY’ – Michael Cawley, Chairman @failte_ireland #IHF2015.
@Swift1745 Cheaper airports get more visitors – Michael Cawley #IHF2015.
@Swift1745 Ryanair will fly 10m more passengers next year – they will all go to the best value airports – Michael Cawley, Chairman @failte_ireland.
@TravelExtraIre Madeira is back, direct flights operated by Concorde Travel, Europe Airpost charter Dublin to Funchal Thursdays from May 7 to Sept 17.
Today’s Video Picks:
Air France-KLM CFO on oil prices
Flight Lesson Weston Airport
Richard Bruton on Aer Lingus
Ryanair & Vodafone Ireland Announce Partnership