Published on March 2nd, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 02/03/2015

Compiled by Trevor Buckley

Aircraft Update:

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

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Boeing Statement on Air Tahiti Nui Commitment for Two 787-9 Dreamliners

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EasyJet calls for cuts to airport charges

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Fast growing IAG outpaces continental airline rivals

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Mediation between Norwegian Pilot Union/Parat and Norwegian Air Norway (NAN) was unsuccessful

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SAS transfers an additional landing and take-off right (”slot-pair”) at London Heathrow and generates a positive earnings impact of MUSD 22

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SR Technics Management Statement

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Thomas Cook Airlines turns to performance marketing for building brand awareness

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World’s largest plane graveyard of US military fighters in desert can now be explored online in amaznig interactive map

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Irish Aviation News:

Belfast International Airport ‘puts fun back into flying’

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Chief executive of Malaysia Airlines: The toughest job in travel?

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Cliff Taylor: Deal or no deal – the bizarre debate on Aer Lingus

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Eight TDs demand independent valuation on Aer Lingus assets

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FLY Leasing to Present at the J.P. Morgan Aviation, Transportation & Industrials Conference on March 4, 2015; Webcast at 2:30 PM ET

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Government more likely now to sell Aer Lingus

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IAG CEO on BCC: We’ll Grow Aer Lingus Jobs if Takeover Proceeds

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IAG flies high but Aer Lingus deal no certainty

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IAG to make new proposals on Aer Lingus bid: newspaper

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If the price is right, it’s time to sell Aer Lingus

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Ireland’s Labour Party softens opposition to Aer Lingus sale

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Ireland TOP 38.5(b) form – AER LINGUS GROUP PLC

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Knock to US flights by 2016, says airport boss

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No State funding lifeline for Cork Airport

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“Sound” advice from UL for aviation sector

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Sherlock: Funding will be found for Cork Airport

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Stand firm against Aer Lingus sale

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Sunway Holidays announces new summer charter service to Turkey from Ireland West Airport Knock

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TRAVEL Extra’s Sunday Supplement: Can Aer Lingus’ deal survive Black Monday? 

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Wily Willie holds all the aces now

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Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:

All Hallows College student launches new research study in aviation human factors:

Irish Business Aviation Association (IBAA) officially launches at Future of Business Aviation Conference: 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 23-01-15:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 06-02-15:

Irish carrier Ryanair announced 34 new routes in January:

Irish Aviation Twitter List™ Revised and Updated 7th February: 

The questions politicians didn’t ask IAG CEO Willie Walsh :

To date 22 new routes announced to start from airports in Ireland & Northern Ireland in Winter 2014 & Summer 2015:

Your 2015 Irish Aviation Events guide: 

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.”

Today’s Video Picks:

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