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Published on March 16th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 16/03/2015

Compiled by Trevor Buckley

Aircraft Update:

Ethiopian Boeing 787 (from/to Heathrow) Friday 20th March 2015 ETH701 eta 13:25  etd 16:35.

EI-FIE Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44695 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 12/03/15.

EI-OZJ Airbus A300-622R(F) c/n 770 Air Contractors painted into Air Hong Kong colours ferried Dublin-Bahrain-Hong Kong 13/14-03/15 to become B-LDN.

OO-SSI Airbus A319-112 c/n 3895 Brussels Airlines Delivered Shannon-Brussels 13/03/15 ex SX-OAF.

Global Aviation News:

Air France’s Meeting With Labor Unions on Savings Plan Canceled

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-15/air-france-s-meeting-with-labor-unions-on-savings-plan-canceled

Air France-KLM struggling to reach profitability; long-term restructuring continues

Read more: http://www.skywriteraviation.aero/2015/03/09/air-france-klm-struggling-to-reach-profitability-long-term-restructuring-continues/

Airbus, Boeing adjust strategies for A380, 757 replacements

Read more: http://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalking/2015/03/11/airbus-boeing-adjust-strategies-for-a380-757-replacements/

AirAsia Happy for Airline Partners to Compete

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/247789/airasia-happy-for-airline-partners-to-compete/

Austrian Airlines launches medium-haul fleet renewal program

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airframes/austrian-airlines-launches-medium-haul-fleet-renewal-program

Austrian Airlines to replace Fokker fleet with E195s from Lufthansa CityLine

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/austrian-airlines-starts-medium-haul-fleet-renewal-this-year-426127

Brussels Airlines ‘back on track’ for profit in 2015: CEO

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/brussels-airlines-back-on-track-for-profit-in-2015-ceo-426528

Czech operator Travel Service to lease a maiden B737-900(ER)

Read more: http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/35852-czech-operator-travel-service-to-lease-a-maiden-b737-900er

Do Airbus and Boeing Face Bubble Trouble?

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/do-airbus-and-boeing-face-bubble-trouble

Emirates Dishes Out the Hard Facts

Read more: http://businessweekme.com/Bloomberg/newsmid/190/newsid/458

Fastjet seeks South African investors to expand network

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22155

Firm behind air tax cut call linked to airlines

Read more: http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/environment/firm-behind-air-tax-cut-call-linked-to-airlines.120656261

Has The Pace Of Airline Consolidation Slowed?

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/has-pace-airline-consolidation-slowed

‘I’ll hire Akbar Al Baker as my union advisor,’ jokes Lufthansa CEO

Read more: http://www.arabianbusiness.com/-i-ll-hire-akbar-al-baker-as-my-union-advisor-jokes-lufthansa-ceo-585444.html#.VQLwao6sV0k

“I’m not afraid of anybody,” says Lufthansa boss”I’m not afraid of anybody,” says Lufthansa boss

Read more: http://www.arabianbusiness.com/-i-m-not-afraid-of-anybody-says-lufthansa-boss-585433.html#.VQVL546sWbc

Lufthansa needs a deeper overhaul: CEO

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/business/lufthansa-needs-a-deeper-overhaul-ceo-318138.html

Lufthansa warns over cost pressure as profits fall sharply

Read more: http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/03/13/53465/lufthansa-warns-over-cost-pressure-as-profits-fall-sharply.html

Restrained Capacity Addition Is Key To Sustaining Airline Industry Profits

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2015/03/13/restrained-capacity-addition-is-key-to-sustaining-airline-industry-profits/

Russia’s Kolavia ends A320 operations 

Read more: http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/35835-russias-kolavia-ends-a320-operations

Unit revenue pressure could linger beyond 1Q2015 for US airlines as capacity creeps up

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/unit-revenue-pressure-could-linger-beyond-1q2015-for-us-airlines-as-capacity-creeps-up-213446

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus & G-Mac Foundation Partner to Make Dreams Come True

Read more: http://blog.aerlingus.com/blog/2015/03/13/trip-of-a-lifetime

AerCap Studies 737 Max as Boeing Nears Sweep of Jet Lessors

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-11/aercap-in-talks-to-buy-max-jets-as-boeing-nears-sweep-of-lessors

Airport charges deal could end the Aer Lingus saga

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/airport-charges-deal-could-end-the-aer-lingus-saga-31066823.html

Bjorn Kjos CEO Norwegian fears domestic competition from Irish carrier Ryanair

Read more: http://www.vg.no/nyheter/innenriks/norwegian-air-shuttle/bjoern-kjos-frykter-innenlands-konkurranse-fra-ryanair/a/23413948/

Bloom Takes Off with CityJet

Read more: http://www.adworld.ie/news/read/?id=0ea109fe-3a90-46da-9504-dc6969fa4d3c

Heathrow slots compromise could unlock BA-Aer Lingus deal

Read more: http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/03/13/53466/heathrow+slots+compromise+could+unlock+ba-aer+lingus+deal.html

Holiday jet makes emergency dash to Shannon Airport after passenger falls ill

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/holiday-jet-makes-emergency-dash-to-shannon-airport-after-passenger-falls-ill-31068150.html

Kenny Jacobs, Chief Marketing Officer, Ryanair

Read more: http://www.atn.aero/analysis.pl?id=1574

Laser attack on rescue helicopter investigated

Read more: http://m.rte.ie/news/2015/0314/687095-laser-attack-on-rescue-helicopter-investigated/

Monday interview: Alan Joyce, CEO, Qantas Airways

Read more: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/f0926118-c651-11e4-add0-00144feab7de.html#axzz3UT2EvhOv

Northern Ireland loses out due to Air Passenger Duty tax, a report by MPs has claimed

Read more: http://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/northern-ireland-loses-out-due-8832185

Ryanair is first airline to operate from Spain’s Castellon Airport

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/ryanair-first-airline-operate-spain-s-castellon-airport

TRAVEL Extra’s Sunday Supplement: 2020 vision at the launch of Stena Superfast Ten

Read more: https://travelextra.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/travel-extras-sunday-supplement-mar-15-2015/

Wright lands airport contract

Read more: http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/ireland/Business/article1530966.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2015_03_14

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

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 14-03-15: http://bit.ly/1GQbj4U 

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:

@AirlineFlyer  Airlines: You cannot describe your economy seat as both “comfortable spacious” and “cozy.” It doesn’t work that way.  #PaxEx

@CarolineHey For me it is about investing in customers and therefore investing in the brand says Kenny Jacobs CMO of @Ryanair #RWL15.

@Nicole_Frances Stand for one thing as a brand. “You can’t dance at every wedding.” Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair #RWL15.

@Potusob Kenny Jacobs – CMO Ryanair – amazing transformation from no brand strategy to success – kept it simple #rwl15.

@retailweek  Ryanair CMO Kenny Jacobs: “We started off as Robin Hood but we did become the Sheriff of N’ham. Now we are back to Robin Hood.” #RWL15

@retailweek Ryanair’s Kenny Jacobs says loyalty schemes do not create loyalty. “Don’t crave brand love, likability is good enough for us.” #RWL15. 

Today’s Video Picks:

Aer Lingus and the G-Mac Foundation

https://youtu.be/YjTzSt2WUHI

CNN’s Richard Quest explores the rebirth of airline Iberia which mirrors that of Spain’s overall economy.

http://edition.cnn.com/videos/business/2015/03/12/spc-business-traveller-spain-a.cnn/video/playlists/intl-business-traveller/

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