Published on March 20th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 20/03/2015
ET-ASG Ethiopian Boeing 787 (from/to Heathrow) Friday 20th March 2015 ETH700/1 eta 13:25 etd 16:35.
D-AHHG Airbus A320-214 c/n 730 Hamburg Airways Airtest from Shannon Aerospace 19/03/15.
N767KS Boeing 767-24Q(ER) c/n 28270) Mid East Jet Airtest from Transaero Engineering 19/03/15.
VP-BFA Boeing 737-804/W c/n 28231 Orenair air-test Budapest 19/03/15 due to be ferried to Dublin for painting.
Global Aviation News:
Airline world’s tiny secret: infatuation with model planes
Boeing NSA/MOM launch timing hinges on 737 MAX progress
Boeing Shanghai Signs Maintenance Agreement with Transaero Airlines
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22247
Cathay Pacific pushes for airport to self-fund Hong Kong runway
Cargolux, Oman Air partner on Indian services
Delta TechOps MRO and Hawaiian Airlines Agree to 5-Year Deal to Include Airbus A330 ‘C Checks’
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22229
Envoy Air to close New York JFK and LGA bases
EU seeks mandate for talks with Gulf states over subsidies
FedEx: Don’t ‘capitulate’ to US passenger airlines on Open Skies
Finnair: The sale and leaseback of three Embraer 190 aircraft finalised
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22237
Lufthansa Predicts Cargo-Earnings Surge on Fleet, IT Upgrade
Lufthansa pilots’ union announces third day of strike action
New Connections Agreement between Vueling and American Airlines Will Bring More Long-Haul Traffic to Barcelona Airport
Singapore Airlines looks to buy into Korean LCC Jeju Air
Tintin’s newest adventure: Flying on Brussels Airlines
U.S. Airport Infrastructure Needs Through 2019 Total $75.7 Billion
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22228
WestJet Airlines Looks To Expand Into Long-Haul
What is the hidden agenda? US airline war against Emirates Airlines and Etihad Airways
Will There Be a New Caribbean Airline?
Without support from Seattle businesses, Delta will take over Alaska Airlines, banker warns
Will U.S. vs. Gulf Airlines Spat Threaten Airline Alliances?
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus’ position on Ryanair’s shareholding appears perverse
APD prevents airports in Northern Ireland competing on a level playing field with airports in the Republic of Ireland.
Belfast ticks all the boxes (Dublin doesn’t)
CONNECT 2015 Ireland to stage anna.aero-BUD-sponsored “CONNECT Kerry Airport Canter”
Datalex secures second airline customer in China, West Air
Delhi HC directs DGCA to deregister six SpiceJet aircraft owned by two Irish firms
Explore Slovak Air will fly again for Ryanair
Former CityJet boss appointed by American Express Global Business Travel
Flybe’s Dublin pricing hike angers passengers
Inside Business: Ryanair Transatlantic? Aer Lingus Move?
Irish Coast Guard – Enhancing Capabilities
Kilkenny Airport needs your help!
NI deadlock is halting investment says Belfast International Airport boss
Parachute Activity at Established Airfield Deemed to Require Planning Permission
Red Arrows announce four displays for N.I.
Ryanair Backtracks on Plans For Transatlantic Services
Ryanair board says it did not approve any transatlantic project
Ryanair continues Milan flights; Weeze route discontinued
Ryanair drops transatlantic flight plans
Ryanair’s reputation recovery takes off
Ryanair U-turn after blunder over low-cost flights to US
Shannon would ‘happily negotiate’ deal with IAG on connectivity
TCD engineers design aircraft to reduce noise and carbon footprint
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:
@airlinewriter At @FedEx, CEO Fred Smith said today that US leadership on free trade is fading. $FDX opposes US #airlines in their spat with Gulf carriers.
@BHayesCurtin Interesting. Deirdre Clune is backing IAG. She said IAG may be the only show in town when it comes to future of Aer Lingus… #corkairport.
@ghimlay @EtihadAirways will likely sell stake in Aer Lingus if IAG is successful in takeover bid, says CEO James Hogan #Aviation15
@ghimlay Norwegian plans to submit fresh application to DOT for UK-based subsidiary once that is up and running, its CEO told @Flightglobal today.
@ghimlay “Obviously they are trying to block competition.” – Norwegian CEO Bjorn Kjos, on the US-Gulf carriers subsidies battle.
@ghimlay Hmmm one wonders what sort of reception Ryanair’s transatlantic plans will get from some US carriers…
Today’s Video Picks:
Air France – France is in the air
Airbus BizLab: accelerating aerospace innovation
easyJet Business Travel Show Conference Day
Experience Economy Class with Etihad Airways onboard our A380 and B787
Flying Reimagined TV Commercial – Featuring Nicole Kidman – Etihad Airways
Flybe to use two Embraer 195 jets in new Cardiff base