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Published on March 31st, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 31/03/2015

Compiled by Trevor Buckley

Aircraft Update:

EI-IXB Airbus A321-112 c/n 524 Alitalia Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Dublin-Tel Aviv 29/03/15 for part-out & scrap.

OM-EEX Boeing 737-4Q8 c/n 23602 AirExplore on lease to Ryanair from 29/03/15 Bratislava based ex EI-FBR.

YL-LCM Airbus A320-211 c/n 244 smartLynx Airlines Ferried Pristina-Madrid 23/03/15 on summer-lease to Ryanair in all white colours.

YL-LCN Airbus A320-211 c/n 662 smartLynx Airlines Ferried Oslo-Madrid 27/03/15 on summer-lease to Ryanair in all white colours.

Global Aviation News:

airBaltic considering strategic play once consolidation is over in the Baltic states

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/airbaltic-considering-strategic-play-once-consolidation-is-over-in-the-baltic-states-429979

Air Zimbabwe Considers Long-Haul Routes to Fight Insolvency

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-29/air-zimbabwe-considers-long-haul-routes-to-fight-off-insolvency

ANA Seeks Growth Beyond Japan

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/anas-new-president-targets-growth-outside-japan-1427734808

Boeing, ANA Finalize Order for Three 787-10 Dreamliners

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22365

Bombardier reveals another CSeries delay pushing delivery to 2016

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bombardier-reveals-another-cseries-delay-pushing-delivery-to-2016-1.3012592

Cebu Pacific very aware of long-haul markets it serves

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/cebu-pacific-very-aware-of-long-haul-markets-it-serves-430010

Delta issues statement on DOT tentative decision on Haneda slots

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22371

EASA recommends minimum two crew in the cockpit

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22368

easyJet: Branding and scale key for pan-European LCC operations

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/easyjet-branding-and-scale-key-for-pan-european-lcc-operations-430400

easyJet has no current plans for M&A

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/easyjet-has-no-current-plans-for-ma-430401

Pro says ‘oil wealth transfer’ to benefit an unlikely group: Airlines

Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102540961

Putin Unveils $1.7 Billion Boost for Russia’s Biggest Aircraft Maker

Read more: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/business/article/putin-unveils-17-billion-boost-for-russias-biggest-aircraft-maker/518202.html

Russian carriers to cut international networks

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/russian-carriers-cut-international-networks

Tailwind Capital, LLC and SkyBlue Capital, LLC advise Finnair on the Sale and Leaseback of six ATR72-500 aircraft

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22366

The New Interactive Windows for the Plane of Tomorrow

Read more: http://skift.com/2015/03/29/room-and-smart-view-airbus-patents-interactive-windows-for-plane-of-tomorrow/

Thai Airways Sees 2015 Loss Before Returning to Profit on Revamp

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-30/thai-airways-sees-2015-loss-before-returning-to-profit-on-revamp

Turkish Airlines to pay €150 million for UEFA sponsorship

Read more: http://www.dailysabah.com/money/2015/03/29/turkish-airlines-to-pay-150-million-for-uefa-sponsorship

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus gives special share gift to CEO Mueller

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/aer-lingus-gives-special-share-gift-to-ceo-mueller-31102219.html

Aer Lingus Regional’s Donegal to Dublin route grows by 21%

Read more: http://www.aviationtribune.com/airlines/europe/item/2174-aer-lingus-regional-s-donegal-to-dublin-route-grows-by-21  

Aer Lingus sale puts price over real value

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/aer-lingus-sale-puts-price-over-real-value-31102486.html

Aer Lingus’s Stephen Kavanagh seeks to help ease takeover fears

Read more: http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0330/690842-aer-lingus-takeover-iag/

Delta Restarts Seasonal Service Between Dublin and Atlanta 

Read more: http://www.travelwires.com/delta-restarts-seasonal-service-between-dublin-and-atlanta-33527

Donald Trump pressures Taoiseach over Aer Lingus sale

Read more: http://clareherald.com/2015/03/27/donald-trump-pressures-taoiseach-over-aer-lingus-sale-4354/

Donohoe: Connectivity is key to IAG’s bid for Aer Lingus

Read more: http://www.breakingnews.ie/business/donohoe-connectivity-is-key-to-iags-bid-for-aer-lingus-669484.html

Dublin International Airport welcoming increase in African connectivity

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/dublin-international-airport-welcoming-increase-in-african-connectivity-429955

Etihad Airways Expands Aer Lingus European Code-share Routes from 29th March

Read more: http://airlineroute.net/2015/03/30/ey-eucodeshare-s15/

Editorial: Beware of gifts from IAG

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/opinion/editorial/editorial-beware-of-gifts-from-iag-31102562.html

Ken O’Toole named Manchester Airport managing director

Read more: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/business/business-news/ken-otoole-named-manchester-airport-8948054

Ryanair and Boylesports support Jack & Jill

Read more: http://www.businessandleadership.com/sustainability/item/50068-ryanair-and-boylesports-sup

Trade unions insist they represented pensioners well

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/trade-unions-insist-they-represented-pensioners-well-31102237.html

‘The price is wrong – that IAG bid just isn’t a flier’

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/the-price-is-wrong-that-iag-bid-just-isnt-a-flier-31102459.html

Tourism Conference to grow passenger numbers at Cork Airport

Read more: http://thecork.ie/2015/03/29/tourism-conference-to-grow-passenger-numbers-at-cork-airport/

US tycoon Donald Trump in talks with Ryanair to bring more flights back to Prestwick Airport

Read more: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/tycoon-donald-trump-talks-ryanair-5422340

Virgin to raise Aer Lingus concerns with European Commission

Read more: http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0329/690556-virgin-aer-lingus-bid/

Vocavio, a Dublin based speech analysis company: objectively assessing pilot communication

Read more: http://www.newstalk.com/Vocavio-a-Dublin-based-speech-analysis-company:-objectively-assessing-pilot-communication

Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 28-03-15: http://bit.ly/1FVCvis

Tweets of the day:

@BrianODTV3 Transport Committee to meet in private tomorrow to discuss Virgin Atlantic’s request to appear regarding @aerlingus takeover bid #TV3News.

@e_russell @EtihadAirways chief Hogan agrees that US carriers have lost share to the Gulf carriers, saying claim is “true”, reports @Oliver__Clark.

@winglets747 For short-haul flights, the biggest #paxex improvement opportunities aren’t in the air but on the ground at airports. These are also cheaper.

@winglets747 Etihad CEO: European carriers complained about Asian airline growth. Now complain about Gulf airlines. Next: African airlines?.

@ZakenreisMag  China Southern will use an Airbus A380 on the Amsterdam-Beijing route from 20 June. #chinasouthern #a380.

@ZakenreisMag  #KLM’s 24th Boeing 777 bearing registration PH-BVN is named Tijuca National Park, which is located in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Today’s Video Picks:

Air France – Making of film France is in the air

https://youtu.be/5WJ_-bmvUtc

CAPA World Aviation Summit 2015 in Helsinki 7.-8.10.2015

https://youtu.be/SVEaWIzauy4

Pro says ‘oil wealth transfer’ to benefit an unlikely group: Airlines

Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102540961

The New Ryanair: Transformation Of An Airline And Its Implications For The European Travel Industry

https://youtu.be/3FVuN5KIocg

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