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Published on March 19th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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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

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/247841/airfrance-w15-boeing-747-400-operations-as-of-17mar15/

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

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-18/air-france-woes-reach-dutch-arm-as-klm-halts-787s-edmonton-plan

Air Madagascar brings the ATR 72-600 into its fleet

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22214

Air Malta launches its summer 2015 schedule

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22193

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

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22220

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

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/belgrade-airport-with-resurgent-air-serbia-challenged-the-hub-order-in-centralsoutheast-europe-213774

Boeing Delivers First South Carolina-built 787-9 Dreamliner

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22199

Boeing ecoDemonstrator 757 Flight Tests Focus on Aerodynamic Efficiency

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22218

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

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22221

Closer cooperation with tour operators

Read more: http://www.fvw.com/air-berlin-closer-cooperation-with-tour-operators/393/141772/11245

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

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22217

Egypt tightens visa rules for individual travellers

Read more: http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/03/18/53512/egypt+tightens+visa+rules+for+individual+travellers.html

KLM Defers First Two Boeing 787 Deliveries and Cabin Crew Shortage

Read more: http://airwaysnews.com/blog/2015/03/17/klm-defers-first-two-boeing-787-deliveries-and-cabin-crew-shortage/

Stop trying to ground the Gulf airlines

Read more: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/522738cc-cbcf-11e4-aeb5-00144feab7de.html#axzz3UlIMqJnu

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

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22191

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

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22209

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus bid may depend on UK watchdog, lawyers claim

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/aer-lingus-bid-may-depend-on-uk-watchdog-lawyers-claim-31077734.html

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

Read more: http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/business/business-news/aer-lingus-new-york-flights-return-early-to-satisfy-st-patrick-s-day-demand-1-6640507

Etihad willing to sell Aer Lingus stake to IAG

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/etihad-willing-to-sell-aer-lingus-stake-to-iag-1.2144114

EU body approves grant for Irish ex-Lufthansa workers

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/eu-body-approves-grant-for-irish-exlufthansa-workers-31077708.html

Form 38.5 (b) – Aer Lingus Group Plc

Read more: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150318005357/en/GOODBODY-STOCKBROKERS-UK-Regulatory-Announcement-Form-38.5#.VQm8n46sWbc

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

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ceciliarodriguez/2015/03/18/low-cost-ryanair-plans-us-europe-flights-and-its-competitors-better-watch-out/

Namibia Tourism Banks On UK and Irish Tourists

Read more: http://allafrica.com/stories/201503180315.html

Protesters block first Ryanair departure from Copenhagen

Read more: https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/protesters-block-first-ryanair-departure-171214045.html

Ryanair One Step Closer to Going Long-Haul

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/247844/ryanair-one-step-closer-to-going-long-haul/

Ryanair to Fly Across the Atlantic? Using Which Aircraft?

Read more: http://www.airlinereporter.com/2015/03/ryanair-to-fly-across-the-atlantic-using-which-aircraft/

£1 billion CSeries plane order gives Shorts a lift

Read more: http://www.irishnews.com/business/-1-billion-cseries-plane-order-gives-shorts-a-lift-1419919

Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:

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

Ryanair launches new Dublin to Copenhagen service growing primary airport network: http://bit.ly/19AjDbn

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

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

https://youtu.be/SW5kB0x4-7M

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

https://youtu.be/Lg_d4BIYwWs

General Aviation Association CEO’s Speak on Critical Issues

https://youtu.be/NOA_CcKUQlU

L3 Aviation Lynx ADS-B solutions

https://youtu.be/I3hVIHKGXcc

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

https://youtu.be/whsyrcdFF0g

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