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Published on March 13th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 13/03/2015

Compiled by Trevor Buckley

Aircraft Update:

A4O-BX Boeing 737-81M/W c/n 44423 Oman Air Delivered Boeing Field-Keflavik-Shannon-Muscat 11/12-03/15.

EI-FIE Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44695 Ryanair First Flight 07/03/15.

EI-LNH Boeing 787-8 c/n 36526 Norwegian Long-Haul First Flight 08/03/15 

OO-SNB Airbus A320-214 c/n 1493 Brussels Airlines Ferried Brussels-Ostrava 04/03/15 for paint into special Tintin comic colours.

Global Aviation News:

Airbus and Boeing February 2015 O&D roundup

Read more: http://atwonline.com/manufacturers/airbus-and-boeing-february-2015-od-roundup

Airbus’s Multibillion-Dollar Decision: Whether to Overhaul A380 Jumbo

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-10/airbus-s-multibillion-dollar-bet-whether-to-overhaul-a380-jumbo

AirAsia warns sky-high airport charges will deter tourists

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/airasia-warns-skyhigh-airport-charges-will-deter-tourists-20150312-141qxn.html#ixzz3UA8c3XY3

Boeing Statement on SWISS Commitment for Three 777-300ERs

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22140

Bombardier faces new headwind in bid to sell C Series: low oil prices

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/bombardier-c-series-passed-over-by-austrian-airlines/article23416818/

Brussels Airlines improves financial results significantly in 2014 and approaches break-even point

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22136

China Southern Airlines nearing target of 55x flights to Australia/NZ, continuing international push

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/china-southern-airlines-nearing-target-of-55x-flights-to-australianz-continuing-international-push-213091

Czech operator Travel Service to lease a Mongolian B737

Read more: http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/35839-czech-operator-travel-service-to-lease-a-mongolian-b737 

Emirates Says Has Not Received Any Query From US Govt On Subsidy Issue

Read more: http://gulfbusiness.com/2015/03/emirates-says-received-query-us-govt-subsidy-issue/#.VQHq946sV0k

Etihad Airways to deploy Boeing 787-9 on Washington route

Read more: http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/etihad-airways-to-deploy-boeing-787-9-on-washington-route-1.1470404

Indonesia’s Sriwijaya Air plans to resume expansion as Nam Air adds turboprops

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/indonesias-sriwijaya-air-plans-to-resume-expansion-as-nam-air-adds-turboprops-213094

London Stansted Airport reports busiest February since 2008 in 2015

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/london-stansted-airport-reports-busiest-february-since-2008-in-2015-426048

Lufthansa CEO says will be part of any consolidation in Europe

Read more: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/business/lufthansa-ceo-says-will-be-part-of-any-consolidation-in-europe/articleshow/46541007.cms

Lufthansa says cannot ease up on cost-cutting

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/12/lufthansa-results-idUSL5N0WE0KG20150312

Lufthansa Sees Boost From Low Fuel Costs

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/lufthansa-sees-boost-from-low-fuel-costs-1426143385 

Milwaukee Airport anticipates bright spots in 2015; longer term growth prospects need some nurturing

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/milwaukee-airport-anticipates-bright-spots-in-2015-longer-term-growth-prospects-need-some-nurturing-212660

Pichler: New Berlin airport delay a ‘huge disadvantage for airberlin’

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/pichler-new-berlin-airport-delay-huge-disadvantage-airberlin

Pilots reject Lufthansa offer to keep Germanwings fleet stable

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/11/us-lufthansa-unions-idUSKBN0M71BA20150311

SAS to take $5.8 million hit from Cimber walkout

Read more: http://atwonline.com/labor/sas-take-58-million-hit-cimber-walkout

SpiceJet Says Got Offers From Foreign Airlines to Buy Stake

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-12/spicejet-says-got-offers-from-foreign-airlines-to-buy-stake 

SWISS commits to three more Boeing 777-300ERs

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airframes/swiss-commits-three-more-boeing-777-300ers

Tony Fernandes says AirAsia X plans to resume flights to Europe next year

Read more: http://www.thestar.com.my/Business/Business-News/2015/03/12/AirAsia-CEO-says-plans-to-resume-flights-to-Europe-next-year/?style=biz

TUI AG considering B777s for Corsair fleet renewal

Read more: http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/35820-tui-ag-considering-b777s-for-corsair-fleet-renewal

Turkey’s Sun Express to lease four Brazilian B737s this summer

Read more: http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/35806-turkeys-sun-express-to-lease-four-brazilian-b737s-this-summer

United Airlines set to start Chicago O’Hare re-banking

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/united-airlines-set-start-chicago-o-hare-re-banking

U.S. Airlines vs. Arab Carriers: How Does the Battle Affect Fliers?

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-11/u-s-airlines-vs-arab-carriers-how-does-the-battle-affect-fliers-

Irish Aviation News:

Air Malta must prove Ryanair wrong

Read more: http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20150312/editorial/Air-Malta-must-prove-Ryanair-wrong.559523

DAA chief to attend Cork Airport meeting

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/daa-chief-to-attend-cork-airport-meeting-317870.html

EI-LNH B787-8 Norwegian Longhaul First Flight

Read more: http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.ie/2015/03/ei-lnh-b787-8-norwegian-longhaul-first.html

EI-LNH Boeing 787-8 Norwegian Longhaul Ferried To Everett WA.

Read more: http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.ie/2015/03/ei-lnh-b787-8-norwegian-longhaul.html

IAG and Government ‘close’ to deal on Aer Lingus

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/iag-and-government-close-to-deal-on-aer-lingus-1.2136678

IAG & Aer Lingus – What’s not to like?

Read more: http://www.oag.com/Insight/Free-Reports/iag-aer-lingus

IAG CEO Willie Walsh hints at future joint Qatar aircraft purchase

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airframes/iag-hints-future-joint-qatar-aircraft-purchase

More than an EFB project – Aer Lingus Electronic Flight Bag case study

Read more: http://www.arconics.com/2015/03/03/aer-lingus-electronic-flight-bag-case-study/

New FlyingInIreland Website Launched

Read more: https://flyinginireland.com/2015/03/new-flyinginireland-website-launched/

No silver bullet for Cork Airport

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/business/no-silver-bullet-for-cork-airport-317855.html

Ryanair Smells Success in Cologne Market

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/247698/ryanair-smells-success-in-cologne-market/

TRAVEL TV: Inside Ryanair’s HQ and flight operations hub

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-tv/travel-tv-inside-ryanairs-hq-and-flight-operations-hub-31062576.html

Unions deny ‘warming’ to Aer Lingus takeover

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/unions-deny-warming-to-aer-lingus-takeover-31060463.html

VLM Airlines to fly Waterford-London Luton and Waterford-Birmingham

Read more: http://www.waterford-today.ie/waterford-today-news/5425-vlm-airlines-to-fly-waterford-london-luton-and-waterford-birmingham-5425.html

ISTAT Americas:

Boeing may benefit from listening to lessors demands for new mid-sized jet

Read more: http://www.avitrader.com/2015/03/11/boeing-may-benefit-from-listening-to-lessors-demands-for-new-mid-sized-jet/

Boeing showing 737-8ERX concept in response to A321LR

Read more: http://leehamnews.com/2015/03/12/draft-draft-draft-boeing-showing-737-8erx-concept-in-response-to-a321lr/

Bombardier and Mesa Airlines Sign Firm Purchase Agreement for Seven CRJ900 NextGen Aircraft

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/bombardier-and-mesa-airlines-sign-firm-purchase-agreement-for-seven-crj900-nextgen-aircraft-2015-03-12-9173520

Greater competition and consolidation facing lessors 

Read more: http://mro-network.com/news/2015/03/greater-competition-and-consolidation-facing-lessors/5013#sthash.AfGLbIzS.dpuf

ISTAT Americas 2015: Airbus targets Air Astana for A321 sales

Read more: http://www.airfinancejournal.com/article/3435107/ISTAT-Americas-2015-Airbus-targets-Air-Astana-for-A321-sales.html

ISTAT delegates expect non-US EETCs

Read more: http://www.airfinancejournal.com/article/3435670/ISTAT-delegates-expect-non-US-EETCs.html

ISTAT: Industry stability as good as this CEO has ever seen it

Read more: http://leehamnews.com/2015/03/11/istat-industry-stability-as-good-as-this-ceo-has-ever-seen-it/

ISTAT: Lessors look at consolidation, market stability

Read more: http://leehamnews.com/2015/03/10/istat-lessors-look-at-consolidation-market-stability/

ISTAT: Randy Tinseth: pax traffic going from 3bn today to 7bn by 2033

Read more: http://leehamnews.com/2015/03/09/istat-randy-tinseth-pax-traffic-going-from-3bn-today-to-7bn-by-2033/

Lessors Urge Caution In Jetliner Production Hikes

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/lessors-urge-caution-jetliner-production-hikes

PEMCO World Air Services Announces Lease Return and AOG Field Support Services

Read more: http://pemcoair.com/news/pemco-world-air-services-announces-lease-return-and-aog-field-support-services/

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  CIT transportation & int’l finance president Jeff Knittel: ‘I’m not going to bet my career that oil is going to stay at $50.’ #ISTATAmericas.

@airkarp  CIT commercial air president Tony Diaz: The A321LR is ‘a capable aircraft, but it’s not a 757 replacement.’ #ISTATAmericas.

@airkarp CIT’s Jeff Knittel: ‘Fundamentally, airlines have…put themselves in the best possible position I’ve seen in my career.’ #ISTATAmericas.

@airkarp Steven Udvar-Hazy: ‘We have more rational and thoughtful airline management’ than in the past. #ISTATAmericas.

@airkarp  Steven Udvar-Hazy: ‘All of the stars are sort of aligned [for commercial aviation] in spite of geopolitical challenges.’ #ISTATAmericas.

@airlinetrends Lufthansa ambition for LCC Eurowings: become #3 point-to-point carrier in Europe. Germanwings brand to be phased out? https://twitter.com/airlinetrends/status/575938192496549888/photo/1

@e_russell  @Delta will take 3 717-200s from Blue1 in 4Q15, says MD of fleet transactions Pietzrak. #ISTATAmericas.

@KianiKress  @airlinetrends yes @lufthansa will phase out #germanwings once it has OK from pilot union as – no joke – logo is part of labour agreement. https://twitter.com/KianiKress/status/575971152897650688

@McWhirterAlex @KianiKress @airlinetrends German Wings is reckoned to have operating costs which are un-competitive with the likes of EZY and FR.

@KianiKress @McWhirterAlex @airlinetrends sure #germanwings has higher cost + higher yields too, as result of @lufthansa wreck your lcc strategy(c). 

@PlaneBusiness Tim Myers @Boeing tells #ISTATAmericas U.S. airline sector has already gone through a “down cycle. “Look at the hard facts and the data.”

@www_TEAM_Aero Lessors Panel: Aengus Kelly Aercap – “Big user base means value retention not numbers of aircraft sold” #ISTATAmericas.

@www_TEAM #ISTATAmericas Lessors Panel Q: how should company be valued? Steve Hazy “Investment Rate Model” Scale/Buy Big-Low $.

@www_TEAM_Aero  Jeff Knittel CIT: around 70% of CIT lessees have extended their leases #ISTATAmericas.

Today’s Video Picks:

Aero-TV: The New Bristell TDO – A Very Stylish Taildragger

https://youtu.be/R5Tbgq58Lu4

Jet Aviation’s La Bella Macchina 2015

https://youtu.be/d7-lSfIIMhM

Lufthansa Says 2015 Net Profit to Increase Substantially 

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2015-03-12/lufthansa-says-2015-net-profit-to-increase-substantially

Paul Andreu, “Airports in the Last Fifty Years,” in conversation with Alastair Gordon

https://youtu.be/AwRz9LK0YC4

Tony Tyler discusses Indonesia aviation

https://youtu.be/bQpAzapT39c

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