Published on March 25th, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 25/03/2015
Compiled by Trevor Buckley
YL-LCP Airbus A320-232 c/n 1823 smartLynx Airlines Delivered Dublin-Riga 24/03/15 ex EI-EZS.
VP-BQG Boeing 737-46J c/n 27171 Globus/S7 Airlines Ferried Moscow Domodedovo-Shannon 23/03/15 on return to lessor ex EI-DGL.
Global Aviation News:
Aviation industry ‘regulated and closed’, consolidation difficult: Etihad Airways CEO
Cathay Pacific 2014 profit: remaining slightly ahead. Seismic change needed but seemingly unlikely
Dubai International remains world’s busiest A380 hub in 2014
Estonian Air established a subsidiary to provide flight capacity outside its home market
Etihad must “respect” EU law when signing equity deals, says Lufthansa CEO
France, Germany Protest Gulf Carrier Encroachment
Rare Glimpses Inside Marine One
RwandAir signs MoU for two A330s
SAS Scandinavian Airlines vs Finnair: the original Europe-Asia Nordic leader tries to fight back
Slovenia appoints KPMG as financial adviser for Adria Airways privatization
Thai Smile needs to focus on feeder role at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi as Thai Airways restructure
Transaero Airlines pax down 5% in two months ended Feb-2015
Irish Aviation News:
Airlines face skills shortage as capacity doubles
ASL and Air Contractors to host Airline Industry Group
Avolon delivers its first Boeing 787-9 to Virgin Atlantic
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22283
Datalex reports 69% increase in after tax profit to $2.7m
Dublin aircraft lessor may have customers for A380s
EI-FIF Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair First Flight
Flybe confirms dropping of London City-Dublin route
Former Ryanair CFO Howard Millar appointed BDO chairman
Irish government puts pressure on Ryanair to sell Aer Lingus stake
KfW IPEX-Bank finances B787-9 for Avolon
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22291
Ryanair invests in NoSQL mobile platform to boost customer experience
Ryanair ‘should be forced to sell Aer Lingus stake’
Ryanair transatlantic U-turn: anna.aero examines the “what if scenario” revealing where it may have flown
Shannon Airport welcomes Stobart return on Birmingham route
Spicejet reaches out of court settlement with Irish lessor
Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:
Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner to visit Dublin Friday 20th March 2015: http://bit.ly/1xbh6z0
Irish Aviation history made as Ethiopian 787 Flies into Dublin Airport ahead of new direct flights: http://bit.ly/1DIpacr
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 21-03-15: http://bit.ly/18OQfgG
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:
@airlineroute Emirates to start Dubai – Orlando service from 01SEP15, marking the return of scheduled service from Middle Eastern carrier since 2001.
@winglets747 US carriers want freeze on Gulf carrier flights, but Emirates adds Orlando from 1 Sep and second daily Seattle from 7 Jul.
@winglets747 No surprise about Emirates launching non-stop service to Orlando. Orlando was its largest connecting market from JFK.
@winglets747 Lots of negative comments about Qatar A350 high-density seating. But Finnair A350 will have 10 more biz seats and 4 more Y seats.
@winglets747 Air New Zealand proposed JV with Air China seeks “sustainable capacity” growth – as opposed to what others are doing? :).
Today’s Video Picks:
Building Boeing’s Next-Generation 737 Airplane