Published on March 9th, 2015 | by Mark Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 09/03/2015
Compiled by Trevor Buckley
Air Contractors A306F EI-OZJ (770) was ferried from Leipzig-Belfast International-Dublin 06-7/03/15 for painting for Air Hong Kong & is to become B-LDN.
EC-MEG Airbus A320-214 c/n 1439 Iberia Express Delivered Woensdrecht-Madrid 06/05/15 ex EI-CWU.
EC-MEH Airbus A320-214 c/n 1450 Iberia Express Delivered Woensdrecht-Madrid 06/05/15 ex EI-CWV.
OE-IAL Airbus A320-212 c/n 1299 GECAS Ferried Toulouse-Dublin 06/03/14 ex F-GTAI.
SE-REU Boeing 737-76N/W c/n 33005 SAS Airlines To Shannon Aerospace 06/03/15.
SE-RJU Boeing 37-76N/W c/n 29885 SAS Airlines Departed Shannon Aerospace
06/03/15 arrived 19/02/15.
Global Aviation News:
American Wants to Be Something Special Again
ANA Airports of Portugal presents the Incentives Program for airlines
BA to retrofit newer A320s with sharklet wing-tips
Boeing Has Sold Half of 777 Jetliner Production Scheduled for 2017
Cathay Pacific selects AerFin for A340 fleet retirement
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22028
Condor will rise to the challenge from Lufthansa’s Eurowings – CEO
Flybe chief executive sets 400,000 passenger goal for Cardiff Airport and backs case for Wales to control Air Passenger Duties
How Ryanair and British Airways are trying to be like easyJet
Norwegian Air cancels Monday flights as strike drags on
SunExpress Plans 43% Fleet Expansion as Charter Routes Increase
Thai Airways says could sell assets to cover 2015 losses
Thomas Cook and Fosun announce a strategic partnership; Fosun acquires a 5% stake in Thomas Cook
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22033
Irish Aviation News:
According to Paschal Donohue, IAG and the government have a pretty friendly relationship
Aer Lingus Adds Doncaster/Sheffield Flight from late-May 2015
Air Astana success at Atlantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA)
And your specialist subject? – ‘Rewriting Aer Lingus’ history’
British-Irish Airports EXPO & Conference – a dynamic new expo for British and Irish airports
IAG CEO Willie Walsh warns of threat to open skies agreement
Don’t sell, buy: the State should hold on to Aer Lingus share and buy out Ryanair
Form 38.5 (b) – Aer Lingus Group Plc
Form 8.3 – Aer Lingus Group plc
IAG warned of ‘consequences’ if Aer Lingus takeover happens without union support
Minister Pascal Donohoe on the ongoing Aer Lingus saga : The Pat Kenny Show
New CEO Christoph Mueller going around MAS ‘asking the right questions
New Yorkers to Make History of Their Own on Knock Pilgrimage
Ryanair submits summer flight schedule, but no agreement with Riga Airport yet
Ryanair reveals next wave of passenger plans: Customer charter, personalisation, native apps, lower fees and in-flight improvements
Swiss to Start New Dublin – Geneva Service
TRAVEL Extra’s Sunday Supplement 8th March 2015
Walsh: Passengers ‘unlikely’ to see benefits from oil price drop
Walsh says airline consolidation is beneficial
Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:
GA Telesis UK Airbus A321s Re-Delivered through Dublin: http://bit.ly/1EY0ufa
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 07-03-15: http://bit.ly/1wdR90L
New routes for Dublin Airport For Summer 2015: http://bit.ly/1wOXGjj
Ryanair takes delivery of nine Boeing 737-800’s increasing fleet to 306 aircraft: http://bit.ly/193dOmu
Twitter Who To Follow in Ireland’s Aviation, Tourism and Travel Industries: http://bit.ly/IvEsHB
Tweets of the day:
@airlineroute Eurowings short-haul to start service from Summer 2015, will eventually replace germanwings brand in the long-term. (No confirmed timeline) https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status/573827375072411648
@airlineroute Hainan Airlines is studying Beijing – Manchester route but there may be some changes to this proposed service. https://twitter.com/airlineroute/status/573809195348324352
@JMulliganIndo #IAG boss Willie Walsh tells aviation luncheon that @aerlingus is a “great company” that can be brought to “greater levels” through takeover.
@lift_aero US airlines could compete with foreigners. It starts with smart investment in product and delivery, not halving cashews. #paxDOcare.
@newschambers Walsh: It’s good for Aer Lingus employees, it’s good for future employees. It’s good for anyone who cares about Aer Lingus.
@newschambers Walsh: this is a company we admire… We want to build on its success, we want to accelerate its growth. We can do it better than anyone.
Today’s Video Picks:
Dublin Airport Crosswind Landings
Flight over Ireland
Vietnam Airlines Airbus A350-900 Roll Out