Published on March 13th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 13/03/2015
Compiled by Trevor Buckley
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
Airbus’s Multibillion-Dollar Decision: Whether to Overhaul A380 Jumbo
AirAsia warns sky-high airport charges will deter tourists
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
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
Czech operator Travel Service to lease a Mongolian B737
Emirates Says Has Not Received Any Query From US Govt On Subsidy Issue
Etihad Airways to deploy Boeing 787-9 on Washington route
Indonesia’s Sriwijaya Air plans to resume expansion as Nam Air adds turboprops
London Stansted Airport reports busiest February since 2008 in 2015
Lufthansa CEO says will be part of any consolidation in Europe
Lufthansa says cannot ease up on cost-cutting
Lufthansa Sees Boost From Low Fuel Costs
Milwaukee Airport anticipates bright spots in 2015; longer term growth prospects need some nurturing
Pichler: New Berlin airport delay a ‘huge disadvantage for airberlin’
Pilots reject Lufthansa offer to keep Germanwings fleet stable
SAS to take $5.8 million hit from Cimber walkout
SpiceJet Says Got Offers From Foreign Airlines to Buy Stake
SWISS commits to three more Boeing 777-300ERs
Tony Fernandes says AirAsia X plans to resume flights to Europe next year
TUI AG considering B777s for Corsair fleet renewal
Turkey’s Sun Express to lease four Brazilian B737s this summer
United Airlines set to start Chicago O’Hare re-banking
U.S. Airlines vs. Arab Carriers: How Does the Battle Affect Fliers?
Irish Aviation News:
Air Malta must prove Ryanair wrong
DAA chief to attend Cork Airport meeting
EI-LNH B787-8 Norwegian Longhaul First Flight
EI-LNH Boeing 787-8 Norwegian Longhaul Ferried To Everett WA.
IAG and Government ‘close’ to deal on Aer Lingus
IAG & Aer Lingus – What’s not to like?
IAG CEO Willie Walsh hints at future joint Qatar aircraft purchase
More than an EFB project – Aer Lingus Electronic Flight Bag case study
New FlyingInIreland Website Launched
No silver bullet for Cork Airport
Ryanair Smells Success in Cologne Market
TRAVEL TV: Inside Ryanair’s HQ and flight operations hub
Unions deny ‘warming’ to Aer Lingus takeover
VLM Airlines to fly Waterford-London Luton and Waterford-Birmingham
Boeing may benefit from listening to lessors demands for new mid-sized jet
Boeing showing 737-8ERX concept in response to A321LR
Bombardier and Mesa Airlines Sign Firm Purchase Agreement for Seven CRJ900 NextGen Aircraft
Greater competition and consolidation facing lessors
ISTAT Americas 2015: Airbus targets Air Astana for A321 sales
ISTAT delegates expect non-US EETCs
ISTAT: Industry stability as good as this CEO has ever seen it
ISTAT: Lessors look at consolidation, market stability
ISTAT: Randy Tinseth: pax traffic going from 3bn today to 7bn by 2033
Lessors Urge Caution In Jetliner Production Hikes
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
Jet Aviation’s La Bella Macchina 2015
Lufthansa Says 2015 Net Profit to Increase Substantially
Paul Andreu, “Airports in the Last Fifty Years,” in conversation with Alastair Gordon
Tony Tyler discusses Indonesia aviation