Published on February 27th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 27/02/2015
Compiled by Trevor Buckley
A40-BW Boeing 737-81M/W c/n 44422 Oman Air Delivered Boeing Field-Keflavik-Shannon-Muscat 27/28-02/15.
EI-FHH Boeing 737-8FZ/W c/n 31713 Norwegian Air Norway registered 26/02/15 and positioned Oslo-London Gatwick ex LN-NOV.
EI-IXF Airbus A321-112 c/n 515 Alitalia Ferried Dublin-Kemble 26/02/15.
I-EEZH Airbus A320-214 c/n 737 Merdiana Ferried Olbia-Keflavik 27/02/15 on return to lessor.
I-EEZI Airbus A320-214 c/n 749 Merdiana Ferried Olbia-Keflavik 27/02/15 on return to lessor.
N245SY Boeing 737-476(F) c/n 24445 Swiftair Ferried Dothan-Bangor-Shannon-Palma 26/27-02/15 to become EC-.
Global Aviation News:
Aerospace industry a fan of world’s first 3D-printed jet engine
Air New Zealand CEO on balancing profits and passenger experience
Airbus to cut A330 production rate as ramps up A320
Airlines told to stop delaying flight compensation claims
Belavia and SAS Scandinavian Airlines have signed an interline agreement
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/21888
Boeing, FedEx battle back vs U.S. airlines on Gulf competition
British Airways Owner IAG Lifts Profit 81% on Strong U.S.
Delta’s big new Wi-Fi deal expected to get bigger with auction
Delta Seen Winning, JetBlue Losing With Longer LaGuardia Flights
Denim will introduce its first ATR 42 aircraft in March 2015
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/21911
easyJet launches its Vision for European Aviation in Brussels calling for passengers to be put at the heart of EU decision making
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/21894
Five Numbers That Explain Qantas’s A$2.8 Billion Profit Recovery
Garuda Indonesia will conduct an aircraft leasing tender for Hajj transportation for the year of 2015
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/21901
Gulf and US Airline Conflict Spreads to Europe
IAG 2014 Final Year Results
IAG upgrades 2015 profit forecast
Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102461790
KLM: New Boeing 777-300
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/21898
LCCs in Southeast Asia differentiate business models to survive: CAPA Finance Summit, Singapore
Luxair takes delivery of a new Boeing 737-800
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/21907
Malaysia Airlines testing new SITA flight tracking solution
Qantas heads towards a full year AUD1 billion profit and now needs to look for market growth
Turkish Airlines says will need Boeing 747, Airbus 380, no decision yet
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus adds extra Chicago flights; launches ‘bumper’ transatlantic sale
Aer Lingus considering the A321neo LR for Transatlantic flights
Aer Lingus sale: IAG intent on pursuing €1.4bn acquisition, Willie Walsh meeting unions
Cantillon: Coalition demands put Willie Walsh on the spot about Aer Lingus
Correct decision on Aer Lingus is crucial
Dan White: Time to cop on, we won’t get a better deal on Aer Lingus
Extra flights to Chicago for Winter 2015
Form 38.5 (b) – Aer Lingus Group Plc
Heathrow slots main barrier to Aer Lingus deal
Ireland should get out of the way and sell its state airline
Labour may follow union lead on Aer Lingus sale
Labour TDs want IAG bid concerns addressed
Limerick TDs ‘unconvinced’ by take-over bid for Aer Lingus
Minister Donohoe publishes Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport’s Statement of Strategy 2015 – 2017
Mueller: Out of the flying pan into the fire
New legislation may prevent the drone industry from taking off
Opinion: Walsh all set to steer IAG to next opportunities
Ryanair introduces winter schedule for Lisbon, Faro and Oporto
Ryanair seeks to revamp image to be more like Aldi
Secretive Bilderberg group sets sights on Michael O’Leary
Staff and TDs to hold separate talks on IAG bid for Aer Lingus
Transatlantic flights on way to Cork Airport
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:
@e_russell @flyvolaris will use operating leases + SLBs for its 7 deliveries in 2015, says CFO Suarez. 2 A321s from ALC, and 5 A320s from HKAC + SMBC.
@e_russell “I consider [an aircraft] a donkey that I take out 15 hours a day and it has to be absolutely reliable,” says @flyvolaris CEO Beltranena.
@ODriscollTom @CorkAirport Best of luck to the Marketing Team at Cork Airport with their renewed efforts to attract services from the U.S. and Canada.
@winglets747 Boeing’s careful statement about US-Gulf carrier row says it “supports a commercial-aviation industry based on open and fair competition”.
@winglets747 Cathay Pacific on Saturday will retire four aircraft: three 747-400s (B-HUG/HOR/HKU) and its first of 11 A340-300s. #4engines4retirements.
@winglets747 Udvar-Hazy about passengers & new aircraft: “The consumer doesn’t want to pay another dollar for that new technology, they don’t care”.
@ZakenreisMag Really, #Gatwick? Only 45 min. of free wifi? Paid phone charging?! You’ve got more connectivity problems than just a 2nd runway.
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