Published on March 3rd, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley


Daily Aviation Brief – 03/03/2015

Compiled by Trevor Buckley

Aircraft Update:

D-ABBJ Boeing 737-86Q/W c/n 30286 Belavia rolled out Dublin 01/03/15 in full colours to become EW-438PA.

EI-RJZ RJ85 c/n E2326 Cityjet Ferried Dublin-Cologne 28/02/15 after storage.

LN-NOP Boeing 737-86N/W c/n 32655 Alrosa Air Ferried Shannon-Budapest 02/03/15 prior delivery to become EI-ECL.

OY-JZU ATR72-212A c/n 723 JetTime Ferried Dublin-Billund 27/02/15 after paint into basic SAS Airlines colours ex M-ABEV.

Global Aviation News:

Aerolineas Argentinas receives first of four new A330-200s on order

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Air Serbia records profitability in first full year of operation

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British Airways starts Seville service from London Gatwick

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Emirates to commence daily service to Bali

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IAG 2014 profit leaps as Iberia improves

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Jeddah wants to become world-class hub though progress opaque

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JetBlue and Royal Air Maroc to Become Codeshare Partners

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Malaysia Airlines restructuring gathers pace as new leadership moves in

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Malaysia Airlines to cut capacity lay off staff, amid restructure

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MD-80s to be gone from American Airlines fleet by end of 2017

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OPINION: Why the A380 is a Neo too far

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Plane whizzes past power lines, lands safely in West Boca

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This Boeing 787 is Just the Beginning for American Airlines

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VLM Airlines to introduce Superjet in Q3 2016

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Irish Aviation News:

Aer lingus, €2.25: IAG’s Willie Walsh is to meet Irish government representatives this week to discuss govt concerns

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Aer Lingus deal already done claims Dooley

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Aer Lingus sale: ‘IAG bid vote of confidence’ – new boss Kavanagh

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Aramark reveals 17 new jobs in West of Ireland after tech contract boost

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Can Aer Lingus learn anything from Sabena’s demise: The Pat Kenny Show


Consideration of Aer Lingus’ long-term future must outweigh short-term benefits

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Derry passenger speaks of ‘horrific’ landing experience

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DIATA To Host Major Global Aviation Conference In Malahide

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Form 38.5 (b) – Aer Lingus Group Plc

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Look back, it’s Aer Lingus: Why can’t we hold on to what we create?

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No justification for sale of Aer Lingus stake, says Fianna Fáil

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Sale of Aer Lingus by Lucinda Creighton

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SIPTU sceptical over Aer Lingus assurances

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SMBC Aviation Capital posts profit of €190m

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TDs and Siptu’s O’Connor say IAG deal has merits

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Tech start-up of the week: Coindrum

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Walsh can easily jump through remaining hoops to secure takeover

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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:

@coolyourjets Really disgusted with @FineGael & @labour with their short sighted selfish motives for reelection not allowing an Aer Lingus sale to IAG….

@gavreilly SIPTU president Jack O’Connor now up. He’s met Willie Walsh and Stephen Kavanagh; he says there isn’t enough talk of short haul area. #lp15.

@KianiKress They never fail to surprise: @Ryanair to present Customer Charter &  2015 Always Getting Better Customer Initiatives tomorrow.

@starflyergold Lest we forget: Today 1000 days ago Berlin’s new airport BER was supposed to open.

@winglets747 Air Serbia, partially owned by Etihad, strongly notes profit was “audited by KPMG”.

@winglets747 Tim Clark: US carriers ignored globalization. “When the world started to knit together…where were the American carriers then?”.

@winglets747 Often the leader, this time Emirates follows Qatar Airways with service to Bali. Daily from 3 June. (Via @arun4)

@winglets747  Lee Moak makes bold claim Gulf carriers “aren’t adding passengers” but rather “stealing”. Let’s see his numbers.

Today’s Video Picks:

American Airlines “Going For Great”

Life begins at 40 – Ethiopian Airlines

Iran and Yemen sign aviation deal

Recreational drone use in Ireland – Capt Niall Cummins of the Irish Aviation Authority


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