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Published on March 27th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 27/03/2015

Compiled by Trevor Buckley

Aircraft Update:

D-AIPW  Airbus A320-211 c/n 137 Lufthansa Ferried Frankfurt-Shannon 25/03/15.

EI-EZL Airbus A330-223 c/n 802 Orbest titles applied at Dublin 26/03/15.

OY-SRM  Boeing 767-25E(SF) c/n 27192 Star Air to Transaero Engineering 25/03/15. 

OY-SRO  Boeing 767-25E(SF) c/n 27194 Star Air departed Transaero Engineering 25/03/15 arrived 23/03/15. 

251 Gulfstream 4 c/n 1160 Irish Air Corps sold to Journey 1160 LLC and re-registered as N297PJ.

Global Aviation News:

Advito: Lower Oil Prices Soften Projected 2015 Airfare Increases

Read more: http://www.businesstravelnews.com/Business-Travel/Advito–Lower-Oil-Prices-Soften-Projected-2015-Airfare-Increases/?ida=Airlines&a=proc

American and US Airways to combine operations on 8 April

Read more: http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/american-and-us-airways-to-combine-operations-on-8-april-410568/

Boeing Nears $7.7 Billion Sale of 787 Jets to China’s Hainan

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-25/boeing-nears-7-7-billion-sale-of-787-jets-to-hainan-airlines

China Airlines considering options to add 50 aircraft to fleet

Read more: http://www.wantchinatimes.com/news-subclass-cnt.aspx?cid=1206&MainCatID=12&id=20150325000001

Croatia Airlines eyes 100-seater jets

Read more: http://www.balkans.com/open-news.php?uniquenumber=202242

Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Announce New Summer Flying

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22316

Emirates Airline to fly to Orlando amid open skies row with US carriers

Read more: http://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/emirates-airline-to-fly-to-orlando-amid-open-skies-row-with-us-carriers

Ethiopian Air in Talks to Set Up African National Carriers

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-25/ethiopian-air-in-talks-to-set-up-four-african-national-carriers

Finnair chairman reiterates call for debate on carrier’s ownership structure

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/finnair-ceo-pekka-vauramo-at-the-agm-2015-marks-a-new-phase-for-finnair-fuelled-by-new-aircraft-an-430022

Investing in Airline Stocks a Winning Strategy?

Read more: http://www.zacks.com/commentary/39301/investing-in-airline-stocks-a-winning-strategy

LCC subsidiary VietJet Thai starts operations

Read more: http://atwonline.com/finance-data/lcc-subsidiary-vietjet-thai-starts-operations

LOT Polish Airlines looking to consolidate with another European carrier

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/lot-polish-airlines-looking-to-consolidate-with-another-european-carrier-429985

Martinair Cargo fleet revamp affects 330 jobs

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airframes/martinair-cargo-fleet-revamp-affects-330-jobs 

New £10 million Heathrow Route Development Fund

Read more: http://your.heathrow.com/regionalcommitments/

Senegal to Nationalize Airline, Sell a Minority Stake by June

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-26/senegal-to-nationalize-airline-sell-a-minority-stake-by-june

The privatisation process of Montenegro, Slovenia and Croatia’s Airlines are advancing

Read more: http://www.balkans.com/open-news.php?uniquenumber=202243

Time for airlines to rethink their social media marketing 

Read more: http://www.tnooz.com/article/airlines-social-media-marketing-rethink/#sthash.o0fdysJJ.dpuf

United delays second SFO-Shanghai B787-9 service

Read more: http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/101493/united-delays-second-sfo-shanghai-b787-9-service

Will Lufthansa retire the Germanwings brand earlier?

Read more: http://worldairlinenews.com/2015/03/26/will-lufthansa-retire-the-germanwings-brand-earlier/

‘WizzAir Ukraine’ low cost airline to close in blow to budget travel industry

Read more: http://uatoday.tv/news/wizzair-ukraine-low-cost-airline-to-close-in-blow-to-budget-travel-industry-417700.html

World’s greatest airline employee? Alaska Airlines worker pays fare for stranded woman

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/11493777/Worlds-greatest-airline-employee-Alaska-Airlines-worker-pays-fare-for-stranded-woman.html

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus beginning to leverage traffic flows between the US and Europe

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/aer-lingus-beginning-to-leverage-traffic-flows-between-the-us-and-europe-429972

Aer Lingus: Focus is on a regional niche, doesn’t see value in adding hubs in other markets

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/aer-lingus-focus-is-on-a-regional-niche-doesnt-see-value-in-adding-hubs-in-other-markets-429974

Aer Lingus: Ireland needs competition, which is what Aer Lingus provides

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/aer-lingus-ireland-needs-competition-which-is-what-aer-lingus-provides-429973

Aer Lingus and Ryanair always requires two people in cockpit

Read more: http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0326/689994-cockpit-rules/

Aer Lingus: Restructuring has ensured it remains relevant to the Irish market

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/aer-lingus-restructuring-has-ensured-it-remains-relevant-to-the-irish-market-429971

Aer Lingus: Sweet Service, Rubbish Research. Market Research 101

Read more: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/aer-lingus-sweet-service-rubbish-research-market-101-emily-ross

AirBaltic Considers Dublin and Cork

Read more: http://www.ittn.ie/bulletins/airbaltic-considers-dublin-and-cork

Audio of Alan Joyce keynote address to CAPA CEO conference Airlines in Transition at Powerscourt March 25 2015

Podcast: http://www.4shared.com/mp3/XzN9DiP1ba/Alan_Joyce_-_CAPA_keynote_addr.html

Belfast International Viewing Gallery is big hit with visitors

Read more: http://www.belfastairport.com/en/blog/1/444/viewing-gallery-is-big-hit-with-visitors.html

CAPA conference: Airline execs warn against low-cost subsidiaries

Read more: http://buyingbusinesstravel.com/news/2523970-airline-execs-warn-against-low-cost-subsidiaries

CAPA conference: airline marketing technology ‘needs shake-up’

Read more: http://buyingbusinesstravel.com/news/2623974-capa-conference-airlines-technology-offering-needs-shake

CityJet re-establishing identity after end of Air France-KLM ownership

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/cityjet-re-establishing-identity-after-end-of-air-france-klm-ownership-429982

Datalex says customers are seeking a ‘digital era’

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/datalex-says-customers-are-seeking-a-digital-era-430299

Datalex says consumer will set the pace of change, not the distribution industry or the airlines

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/datalex-says–consumer-will-set-the-pace-of-change-not-the-distribution-industry-or-the-airlines-430301

Datalex targets China growth as profits jumped 69pc last year

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/datalex-targets-china-growth-as-profits-jumped-69pc-last-year-31093034.html

Deadline extended for businesses in the UK and Ireland to enter Cathay Pacific China Business Awards 2015, in association with HSBC

Read more: http://www.incentivetravel.co.uk/news/awards/25701-deadline-extended-for-businesses-in-the-uk-and-ireland-to-enter-cathay-pacific-china-business-awards-2015-in-association-with-hsbc

Delta Restarts Dublin – Atlanta Seasonal Service

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22322

Dublin Aerospace: Most ancillary revenue earned before the passenger steps on an aircraft

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/dublin-aerospace-most-ancillary-revenue-earned-before-the-passenger-steps-on-an-aircraft-430012

Dublin Airport Authority: Transfer traffic up 37% in 2014

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/dublin-airport-authority-transfer-traffic-up-37-in-2014-429954

Etihad backs IAG’s €1.35b Aer Lingus bid

Read more: http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/etihad-backs-iag-s-1-35b-aer-lingus-bid-1.1479837

Etihad to sell Aer Lingus stake if IAG deal goes ahead

Read more: http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/03/26/53615/etihad+to+sell+aer+lingus+stake+if+iag+deal+goes+ahead.html

Etihad trimmed original plan for a “large investment” in Aer Lingus

Read more: http://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/etihad-trimmed-aer-lingus-plan

EI-LNH B787-8 Norwegian Longhaul Flown back to Charleston, SC

Read more: http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.ie/2015/03/ei-lnh-b787-8-norwegian-longhaul-flown.html

EI-RUR B737-8MC Transaero First Flight

Read more: http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.ie/2015/03/ei-rur-b737-8mc-transaero-first-flight.html

Ex-Ryanair sales and marketing boss joins Air Transat

Read more: http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/03/26/53626/ex-ryanair+sales+and+marketing+boss+joins+air+transat.html

IAA Publishes Policy Document on Land Use Planning and Offshore Development 

Read more: https://www.iaa.ie/news.jsp?i=515&gc=99&p=106&n=124#sthash.osebaPWW.dpuf

Irish Government engaged in negotiations with IAG over Aer Lingus in a positive manner

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/irish-government-engaged-in-negotiations-with-iag-over-aer-lingus-in-a-positive-manner-429962

Ireland in the final stages of developing a national aviation strategy

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/ireland-in-the-final-stages-of-developing-a-national-aviation-strategy-429959

Irish Minister for Aviation: Aviation is a building block for securing Ireland’s prosperity

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/irish-minister-for-aviation-aviation-is-a-building-block-for-securing-irelands-prosperity-429956

Minister attends meeting on future of Cork Airport

Read more: http://www.southernstar.ie/News/Minister-attends-meeting-on-future-of-Cork-Airport-26032015.htm

Ownership of Aer Lingus and Irish airports of ‘preeminent consideration’ for Irish government

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/ownership-of-aer-lingus-and-irish-airports-of-preeminent-consideration-for-irishi-government-429961

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce backs Aer Lingus sale

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/qantas-ceo-alan-joyce-backs-aer-lingus-sale-31095477.html

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says four major items have been key to change business

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/qantas-ceo-says-four-major-items-have-been-key-to-change-business-430292

Ryanair Is The Perfect Growth Story

Read more: http://seekingalpha.com/article/3026646-ryanair-is-the-perfect-growth-story

SpiceJet gets time till April 7 to settle dispute with AWAS

Read more: http://www.financialexpress.com/article/economy/spicejet-gets-time-till-april-7-to-settle-dispute-with-awas/57487/

State decision on Aer Lingus may be made by early April

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/state-decision-on-aer-lingus-may-be-made-by-early-april-1.2153548

Trip Report: Aer Lingus NEW business class

Read more: http://travelskills.com/2015/03/25/trip-report-aer-lingus-new-business-class/

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: 

@CAPA_Aviation Catherine Lynn: A relentless focus on cost and a lean culture are a part of the easyJet DNA. #CAPASummit #aviation.

@CAPA_Aviation David O’Brien: Ryanair’s new website, planned for end of 2015, will be “more like a retailer’s website than an airline website” #CAPASummit.

@Datalex: If fuel averages at $59, costs as % of rev will be 18%, down from 27% last year  #capasummit – opportunities to invest in tech.

@Datalex Travel as a retail category needs a shake up says Kenny Jacobs @ Ryanair  #capasummit.

@germanwings We are shaken by the upsetting statements of the French authorities. 

@germanwings  Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families and friends of the victims. 

@grahamck63 What a week next week 3 route launches Katowice on 31/3 Prague on 2/4 and Rome on 3/4 @BelfastAirport.

@Michael_Coghlan #Ryanair policy if pilot leaves cockpit – cabin crew must enter cockpit for security, always 2 in cockpit during flight #GermanWingsCrash.

@OpenJawTech @airserbia say connecting traffic & an airport that has a short min connect time can grow pax numbers and revenue  #CAPASummit.

@OpenJawTech CEO of @Lot says airline is pitching for a private investor and looking to consolidate #CAPASummit.

@PEdmondAero Saad Hammad: “stay true to your stage length. @flybe is the 90-minute airline – if we stray beyond that we get into trouble.” #CAPASummit.

@PEdmondAero @flybe CEO Saad Hammad says flybe has signed up 7 codeshare partner airlines so far & wants to double that number. #CAPASummit.

@PaulByrne66 Airlines shouldn’t blindly react to LCC market entry – follow their own strategy #dontpanic @LOT #CAPASummit Competition good for incumbents.

@PaulByrne66 Entrepreneurial spirit & survival instinct of a regional carrier can be destroyed if partially owned by a major carrier #CAPASummit #CityJet.

@PaulByrne66 Three global alliances (Star, Skyteam, OneWorld) account for approx 50% of global airline traffic #CAPASummit.

@richardquest What we heard from the prosecutor in #germanwings is remarkable. Absolutely never heard anything like it in 30 years of covering aviation.

Today’s Video Picks:

Boeing Pieces Together the Last C-17 on the Line

https://youtu.be/90daE-lAQo0

EI-LNH Norwegian 787-8 dreamliner’s ferry Flight ( Paine field PAE to Charleston CHS) 19Mar15

https://youtu.be/GnphVJSZsKU

Emirates A380 Hat-Trick in Auckland | Emirates Airline

https://youtu.be/7JWUZBzRCcQ

Etihad Airways – The Pilot – Airbus A380 Maiden Flight

https://youtu.be/P4a3aSiEJJY

Finnair Chairman Klaus Heinemann’s opening speech at AGM on 25th March 2015

https://youtu.be/55CvTfPo67w

SAS COMFY CHALLENGE

https://youtu.be/YjWK0htdfLQ

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