Published on March 11th, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 11/03/2015
Compiled by Trevor Buckley
A9C-HMK Boeing 747-4P8 c/n 33684 Bahrain Amiri Flight departed Eirtech Aviation Dublin 10/03/15 after painting.
Global Aviation News:
Air France to Start Employee Talks on Fresh Productivity Drive
Air France KLM Summer Schedule 2015
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22083
Airbus Vies With Boeing to Fill Niche Once Held by 757 Jetliner
Airlines Pledge Pricing, Capacity Controls Despite Fuel Savings
Boeing rolls out 777 upgrade plan
Boeing Unveils Efficiency ‘Bridge’ to 777X
First 242-tonne MTOW Airbus A330 rolls out of paint shop
Groupe Dubreuil abandons plans to acquire Corsair Int’l
Hong Kong Airport Risks Attractiveness If Fees Raised, IATA Says
ISTAT: Economist Adam Pilarski on oil prices
Qantas’ First Boeing 747-400 Makes its Final Journey
Russia’s ‘Dark’ Warplanes Are Spooking Europe
The pilot strike in Norwegian is finally over
Virgin Atlantic 2014 financial results
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22085
Irish Aviation News:
Anger as Aer Lingus suspends Shannon-Boston route for Easter
Belgium’s VLM to start Waterford, Ireland operations
Bell Helicopter and Waypoint Leasing Ink Largest Agreement for “Relentless” Aircraft
Cork Airport Unveils New Brand Identity
Dublin London City Airport’s second busiest route in February
Form 38.5 (b) – Aer Lingus Group Plc
GE Capital Aviation Services Delivers Two New Airbus A321s to Juneyao Airlines
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22084
Government ‘open to improved offer’ from IAG for Aer Lingus
Information to the Norwegian newspaper: “Can go together with Ryanair”
Leeds Bradford passengers can fast-track through Dublin airport to US
Ryanair: Airline says it will increase passenger numbers by 2 million through new Cologne routes
Ryanair to become first airline to fly to Spain’s ghost airport
Ryanair to double its Cologne traffic and to launch 7 new routes
Read more: http://www.rustourismnews.com/?p=41026
Ryanair will fly to ‘ghost airport’ of Castellón
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:
@airkarp Embraer’s John Slattery: CASM ‘nonsense metric’ if ‘you’re not filling aircraft at a load factor & a yield that makes sense.’ #ISTATAmericas.
@AvWeekJoe: Airbus’ Leahy on A380neo: “We aren’t going to build an airplane for just one airline [Emirates], even if it does buy a lot.”
@e_russell @united is looking at the A321neo LR but has time to wait and see what Boeing does for a 757 replacement, says Baur. #ISTATAmericas.
@FG_STrim Boeing 787 dispatch reliability is 98% and trending up, says Tinseth. But that’s still below objective 99%+ goal. #ISTATAmericas.
@hellogeri Even with a 20% discount code, Air Canada would have cost £900 more than WestJet + Aer Lingus + a hotel stay. Unbelievable.
@jonostrower “Richard Anderson is very good at annoying people recently.” -@GURUDUDE #ISTATAmericas.
@KianiKress The fun starts: @ryanair to attack @airberlin @lufthansa german domestic with Cologne-Berlin 4 daily.
@Willhide New direct @iberiaexpress flights will link Heathrow with Tenerife North airport 3X weekly from the end of this month.
Today’s Video Picks:
CAPA Americas Aviation Summit 2015 | 27-28 April
Ruth Coppinger TD: “Aer Lingus does not need IAG, IAG needs Aer Lingus”