Published on March 19th, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 19/03/2015

Compiled by Trevor Buckley

Aircraft Update:

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

EI-DSR Airbus A320-216 c/n 3502 Air Berlin Delivered Dublin-Dussledorf 18/03/15 to become D-ABZC.

G-JZHB Boeing 737-86N/W c/n 28623 Jet2 Registered at Shannon 17/03/15 and Ferried Shannon-Bournemouth 18/03/15 in all white colours for paint ex D-AHFS.

N457XJ Saab 340B c/n 340B-457 Waterview Management Group LLC Ferried Rekyjavik-Shannon-Marseille 18/03/15.

OY-VKS Airbus A320-214 c/n 1954 Thomas Cook Belgium Ferried Dublin-Shannon 18/03/15 for paint prior transfer to OO-TCW.

Global Aviation News:

Air France W15 Boeing 747-400 Operations as of 17MAR15

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Air France Woes Reach Dutch Arm as KLM Halts 787s, Edmonton Plan

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Air Madagascar brings the ATR 72-600 into its fleet

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Air Malta launches its summer 2015 schedule

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AVINCO awarded mandate by Gaztech Leasing LLC to remarket 4x B767-200ER

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Belgrade Airport, with resurgent Air Serbia, challenges the hub order in Central/Southeast Europe

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Boeing Delivers First South Carolina-built 787-9 Dreamliner

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Boeing ecoDemonstrator 757 Flight Tests Focus on Aerodynamic Efficiency

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Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Receives FAA Approval for 330-Minute ETOPS

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Closer cooperation with tour operators

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easyJet signs long term aircraft component maintenance and inventory management contract with AJW Group

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Egypt tightens visa rules for individual travellers

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KLM Defers First Two Boeing 787 Deliveries and Cabin Crew Shortage

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Stop trying to ground the Gulf airlines

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Turkish Airlines’ 10th flight destination in the Italy is Bari

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Turkish Airlines’ 25th flight destination in Southern Europe is Porto

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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus bid may depend on UK watchdog, lawyers claim

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Aer Lingus New York flights return early to satisfy St Patrick’s Day demand

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Etihad willing to sell Aer Lingus stake to IAG

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EU body approves grant for Irish ex-Lufthansa workers

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Form 38.5 (b) – Aer Lingus Group Plc

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Low-Cost Ryanair Plans US-Europe Flights And Its Competitors Better Watch Out

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Namibia Tourism Banks On UK and Irish Tourists

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Protesters block first Ryanair departure from Copenhagen

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Ryanair One Step Closer to Going Long-Haul

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Ryanair to Fly Across the Atlantic? Using Which Aircraft?

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£1 billion CSeries plane order gives Shorts a lift

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Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner to visit Dublin Friday 20th March 2015:

Ryanair launches new Dublin to Copenhagen service growing primary airport network:

Ryanair’s 10th brand new Boeing 737-800 enters service:

Tweets of the day:

@Blessoboy  @_BusinessCorner absolutely ridiculous behaviour, Danish wages and prices are stupidlt high, hope @Ryanair help to bring  them down.

@brehonisbest Trade Union position at Copenhagen airport seems to be 1530 Ryanair flight NOT blockaded. Departure depends on agreed procedures they say.

@brehonisbest CPH/Dublin flight now departed v late. Danish unions saying their action was to secure proper conditions for new Ryanair staff/base in CPH.

@e_russell  US big 3 want the US govt to freeze new routes by ME3 to USA until a final decision made state support, @AmericanAir’s Parker. #aviation15.

@Finnair Sales for #FinnairA350 flights start on Apr 9. 1st longhaul in autumn to Shanghai, then PEK, BKK, HKG & SIN.

@hharteveldt  “This is the golden age of US aviation” thanks to low fuel costs & low interest rates – Mark Shulte, Cowen and Co. #aviation15.

@hharteveldt @AllegiantTravel plans to become single-fleet #airline. Will focus on @Airbus A320/A319. Buh bye, 757s & MD-80s.  #aviation15.

@JP_Biz  Belfast-based Lagan Construction International has won two contracts for runway works at Heathrow worth an estimated £10m.

@winglets747  Cathay 747-400 B-HUG operated airline’s longest ever sector, 8,068nm (9,284 miles) from HKG to part-out facility in Sanford, Florida.

@ZakenreisMag #KLM will cancel some flights to Bangkok, Chengdu, Rio, Hangzhou, Nairobi, Shanghai, Xiamen & Toronto in May due to ongoing union talks.

Today’s Video Picks:

Airbus Voyager Refueling Tornados

Flyve med Ryanair? Har du ingen skam i livet, knægt? – DR Nyheder

General Aviation Association CEO’s Speak on Critical Issues

L3 Aviation Lynx ADS-B solutions

Ryanair’s $15 Flights From USA To Europe | CNBC


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