Published on March 2nd, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 02/03/2015
Compiled by Trevor Buckley
EI-CWU Airbus A320-214 c/n 1439 Iberia Express air-test at WOE 27/02/15 to become EC-MEG.
EI-CWV Airbus A320-214 c/n 1450 Iberia Express air-test at WOE 27/02/15 to become EC-MEH.
EI-FHH Boeing 737-8FZ/W c/n 31713 Norwegian Air International registered 26/02/15 and positioned Oslo-London Gatwick ex LN-NOV.
EI-FID Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44694 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 27/02/15.
Global Aviation News:
ALC sees 757 being replaced rather than re-engined
Boeing Statement on Air Tahiti Nui Commitment for Two 787-9 Dreamliners
EasyJet calls for cuts to airport charges
Fast growing IAG outpaces continental airline rivals
Mediation between Norwegian Pilot Union/Parat and Norwegian Air Norway (NAN) was unsuccessful
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/21933
SAS transfers an additional landing and take-off right (”slot-pair”) at London Heathrow and generates a positive earnings impact of MUSD 22
SR Technics Management Statement
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/21924
Thomas Cook Airlines turns to performance marketing for building brand awareness
World’s largest plane graveyard of US military fighters in desert can now be explored online in amaznig interactive map
Irish Aviation News:
Belfast International Airport ‘puts fun back into flying’
Chief executive of Malaysia Airlines: The toughest job in travel?
Cliff Taylor: Deal or no deal – the bizarre debate on Aer Lingus
Eight TDs demand independent valuation on Aer Lingus assets
FLY Leasing to Present at the J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Industrials Conference on March 4, 2015; Webcast at 2:30 PM ET
Government more likely now to sell Aer Lingus
IAG CEO on BCC: We’ll Grow Aer Lingus Jobs if Takeover Proceeds
IAG flies high but Aer Lingus deal no certainty
IAG to make new proposals on Aer Lingus bid: newspaper
If the price is right, it’s time to sell Aer Lingus
Ireland’s Labour Party softens opposition to Aer Lingus sale
Ireland TOP 38.5(b) form – AER LINGUS GROUP PLC
Knock to US flights by 2016, says airport boss
No State funding lifeline for Cork Airport
“Sound” advice from UL for aviation sector
Sherlock: Funding will be found for Cork Airport
Stand firm against Aer Lingus sale
Sunway Holidays announces new summer charter service to Turkey from Ireland West Airport Knock
TRAVEL Extra’s Sunday Supplement: Can Aer Lingus’ deal survive Black Monday?
Read more: http://wp.me/p31Nr0-1wi
Wily Willie holds all the aces now
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:
@andrewrtw The Amazing BA/AA Biz/First Class Sale from DUB that I took advantage of is back! I got DUB-LCY-JFK-LAX-HNL/KOA-HNL-LAX-LHR-DUB for £1080…
@AirlineFlyer Swiss bucking the trend of removing First Class from aircraft. Says it has no plans to remove First Class from international aircraft #PaxEx.
@AvWeekFlottau Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, Air Berlin’s former CEO, leaves airline. No surprise, but second executive to depart in one week after CFO Hüttmeyer.
@CathalMacCoille More #AerLingus talks. BBC reports that Willie Walsh, ceo of #IAG, said: “We’ll have discussions in due course with the Irish government.”
@GavinDuffy We should all be so proud of these two great Irish men Ryanair continues to soar and AIG to hit €2.2bn profit.
@jonostrower Bombardier’s CS300, direct competitor to the jetliner duopoly, now airborne on maiden flight. #CS300FF.
@jonostrower A very telling comment from Mike Arcamone on fight Boeing & Airbus: “We don’t fight, we just let the product speak for itself.” #CS300FF.
@KianiKress Old @airberlin CEO prock-Schauer throws in towel & quits cause he wants, or so. Only surprise that it went that fast after demotion.
@ODriscollTom Terms of Shannon Airport separation have enabled transfer of Cork routes to Shannon and have contributed to the decline in traffic.
@PEdmondAero This is terribly inconvenient news for all those politicians who’ve been confidently valuing @aerlingus LHR slot portfolio @ 23 x $60m! 2/2
@TodaySOR ‘The proposal that was put wasn’t good enough, if there’s another proposal we’ll look at it’ @aodhanoriordain on Aer Lingus.
@lucytobin Willie Walsh’s depressing verdict on airport expansion report: “nothing is going to come from what I think will be a fantastic report.”
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