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Published on March 18th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 18/03/2015

Compiled by Trevor Buckley

Aircraft Update:

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

A4O-BY Boeing 737-91MER c/n 44424 Oman Air Delivered Boeing Field-Keflavik-Shannon-Muscat 16-18/03/15.

EI-DSR Airbus A320-214 c/n 3502 Air Berlin Ferried Rome FCO-Dublin 17/03/15 to become D-ABZC.

Global Aviation News:

Air France-KLM Digging The Hole Deeper For Boeing And For Itself

Read more: http://seekingalpha.com/article/3006906-air-france-klm-digging-the-hole-deeper-for-boeing-and-for-itself

Airline market forecast: Now and the year ahead

Read more: http://www.afm.aero/magazine/fleet-operations/item/2161-airline-market-forecast-now-and-the-year-ahead

Air Zimbabwe seeks $260 million capital injection

Read more: http://nehandaradio.com/2015/03/16/air-zimbabwe-seeks-260-million-capital-injection/

American Airlines soars from bankruptcy to S&P 500 club

Read more: http://money.cnn.com/2015/03/17/investing/american-airlines-stock-sp500/

Austrian Airlines focuses on leisure marker for summer 2015

Read more: http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/austrian-airlines-focuses-on-leisure-marker-for-summer-2015/

Casablanca Airport to break 8m for the first time in 2015; RAM commands 65% of weekly seats

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2015/03/17/casablanca-airport-to-break-8m-for-the-first-time-in-2015/

Emirates airline says will rebuff U.S. allegations, seeks apology

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/17/us-airlines-summit-emirates-idUSKBN0MD2BF20150317

Etihad CEO cites airline’s smarter growth path

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/todayinthesky/2015/03/17/etihad-ceo-hogan-dreamliner-airbus/24852909/

Istanbul New Airport to stage first major international event on emerging mega-hub

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2015/03/11/istanbul-new-airport-stage-first-major-international-event-emerging-mega-hub/

Lufthansa CEO says open to new partnerships if they make profits

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/17/airlines-summit-lufthansa-partnership-idUSL6N0WJ3BD20150317

Lufthansa Group CEO warns of ‘oligarchy’ of Gulf carriers

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/17/us-airlines-summit-lufthansa-idUSKBN0MD1JR20150317

Monarch Airlines prepares for reduced summer schedule from five UK bases as fleet is cut by eight aircraft and charter flights end

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2015/03/10/monarch-airlines-cuts-26-routes-for-s15-but-adds-eight/

Navigating the skies and DC

Read more: http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/lobbyist-profiles/235888-navigating-the-skies

Oil decline a $4.5B windfall for THIS airline: CEO

Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102511354#

Opinion: The Playing Field Has Always Been Uneven

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/opinion-playing-field-has-always-been-uneven

Open Skies is a Model of Success, Says Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive Officer

Read more: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/open-skies-is-a-model-of-success-says-etihad-airways-president-and-chief-executive-officer-296576931.html

Open Skies pact to survive Gulf subsidies dispute, says Boeing exec

Read more: http://www.arabianbusiness.com/open-skies-pact-survive-gulf-subsidies-dispute-says-boeing-exec-585811.html

Piketty hammers Norwegian founder on air

Read more: http://www.thelocal.no/20150317/piketty-hammers-norwegian-owner-on-air

Qatar Airways CEO delivers key speech at ‘Art for Tomorrow’ conference

Read more: http://www.arabianaerospace.aero/qatar-airways-ceo-delivers-key-speech-at-art-for-tomorrow-conference.html#sthash.g9iLy03x.dpuf

Qatar Airways hosted First oneworld Operations Control Conference

Read more: http://www.traveldailynews.com/news/article/65169/qatar-airways-hosted-first-oneworld#sthash.dirXNBgm.dpuf

Irish Aviation News:

Avolon CFO: Untangling New Lease Accounting Rules

Read more: http://blogs.wsj.com/cfo/2015/03/13/avolon-cfo-untangling-new-lease-accounting-rules/

Form 38.5(b) Aer Lingus

Read more: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150317005381/en/GOODBODY-STOCKBROKERS-UK-Regulatory-Announcement-Form-38.5#.VQhGg46sWbc

IAG share price: Company to continue talks with Dublin over Aer Lingus bid

Read more: http://invezz.com/news/equities/17152-IAG-share-price-Company-to-continue-talks-with-Dublin-over-Aer-Lingus-bid

No details yet on when Ryanair will provide transatlantic flights

Read more: http://www.newstalk.com/No-details-yet-on-when-Ryanair-will-provide-transatlantic-flights

Progress on IAG’s Aer Lingus bid but unions remain ‘unconvinced’

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/progress-on-iag-s-aer-lingus-bid-but-unions-remain-unconvinced-1.2142138

Ryanair flying to ‘ghost airport’ partly to serve Spanish migrants

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/ryanair/11477679/Ryanair-flying-to-ghost-airport-partly-to-serve-Spanish-migrants.html

Ryanair: Next stop New York

Read more: http://www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver/2015/03/ryanair

Ryanair to serve Castellón Airport from Bristol and Stansted in S15; 24 Spanish airports now on network

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2015/03/12/ryanair-serve-castellon-airport-bristol-stansted-s15-24-spanish-airports-now-network/

Up to one-hour delay at Dublin Airport’s passport control, FOI documents show

Read more: http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0316/687375-concerns-about-delays-at-airport-immigration/

WHY THE CITY & REGION NEEDS AN AIRPORT

Read more: http://www.derrysinnfein.ie/why-the-city-region-needs-an-airport/

Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner to visit Dublin Friday 20th March 2015: http://bit.ly/1xbh6z0

Ryanair’s 10th brand new Boeing 737-800 enters service: http://bit.ly/19xdNaS

Tweets of the day:

@airkarp Boeing’s Conner: Aircraft demand not ‘slowing down,’ cites ‘growth in Asia’ & ‘millions of people moving to the middle class.’ #Aviation15.

@airkarp James Hogan says Etihad doesn’t get free fuel or free landing slots.  ‘Shareholder loans & equity? Well, that’s business.’ #Aviation15.

@airkarp  Boeing’s Ray Conner: Loss of Ex-Im ‘would impact 1.4 million jobs associated with our airplanes across the supply chain.’ #Aviation15.

@airkarp  James Hogan: Gulf airlines ‘are separate, very different. We don’t lobby together. [Etihad’s] fiercest competitor is Emirates.’ #Aviation15.

@FreeEnterprise  “Overall infrastructure [in the US] must improve in order for us to get our product out”- @Boeing Vice Chairman Raymond Conner. #aviation15.

@ghimlay  “You will be surprised at how many [US] airports are knocking on our doors.” – Etihad CEO #Aviation15.

@KianiKress  New day, new strike @lufthansa Pilots to shut down longhaul + Cargo on thursday.

@hharteveldt Many international #airlines that are now privately owned began as state-owned carriers, says @EtihadAirways CEO #aviation15.

@ZakenreisMag  #KLM defers delivery of 2 Boeing 787 Dreamliners due to cash problems.

Today’s Video Picks:

Gearóid On City of Derry Airport

https://youtu.be/yqgNHJ_hApI

Sky fight over airline subsidies

http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/cnbc/sky-fight-over-airline-subsidies-414507587575

Supereconomist Piketty picks on Norwegian capitalist Bjorn Kjos | Full interview Part 2 | Skavlan

https://youtu.be/fdWfEozTOQg

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