Published on April 2nd, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley


Daily Aviation Brief – 02/04/2015

Aircraft Update:

OO-TCV Airbus A320-214 c/n 1968 Thomas Cook Belgium Delivered Ostrava-Brussels 01/04/15 after paint ex D-AICN.

OO-TCW Airbus A320-214 c/n 1954 Thomas Cook Belgium Ferried Shannon-Manchester 29/03/15 after painting ex OY-VKS.

OM-CEX Boeing 737-436 c/n 25839 AirExplore Ferried Bratislava-London Stansted 31/03/15 on summer-lease to Ryanair.

OM-FEX Boeing 737-8Q8/W c/n 28213 AirExplore Ferried Bratislava-London Stansted 31/03/15 on summer-lease to Ryanair.

OM-HEX Boeing 737-8Q8/W c/n 30785 AirExplore Ferried Bratislava-London Stansted 31/03/15 on summer-lease to Ryanair.

Global Aviation News:

Airberlin: another restructuring from another CEO after another loss in 2014

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APEX: Etihad outlines massive growth plans

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Avianca looks toward a promising 2015 after network adjustments spurred by Venezuela pull-down

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Boeing, Air India celebrate 20th 787 Dreamliner

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Cheaper long-haul flights as air tax rules change

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CRT: Airbus, Boeing Booked More Orders Than Will Be Delivered

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EASA approves higher-weight A330-300

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easyJet grows network with 12 new routes

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EasyJet CEO Says Two-in-Cockpit Rule Is Best Option After Crash

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Eurolot ceases operations

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Fastjet raises £50mln to build African airline network

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Fort Lauderdale’s future shows promise after strong international passenger growth in 2014

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Germanwings Insurers Set Aside $300 Million for Crash

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Heathrow welcomes Vietnam Airlines

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Icelandair to Acquire two Boeing 767’s For Heathrow Route

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PM concedes ‘unfair’ APD if Scotland abolishes tax

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PM pledges support for northern airports if Scotland abolishes APD

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Irish Aviation News:

Avolon delivers Boeing 737-800 to Pegasus Airlines

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Bids in for new Belfast air links

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Donald Trump warned to keep his nose out of Aer Lingus business

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Flights of fancy as Belfast International Airport unveils host of new routes

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Flights from Poland to Belfast International launched we speak to the airport’s boss on today’s cut in APD 


GE Capital Aviation Services Delivers New Leased Boeing 737-800 to Japan’s Solaseed Air

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Graham Keddie, MD Belfast International Airport on Wizz Air announcement 


Incident involving Ryanair planes at Dublin Airport investigated

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Jetstar parachutes fromer Ryanair executive Gerry Turner into Japan CEO role

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MERC Partners Hosts Willie Walsh, CEO of IAG, at Executive Leadership Breakfast Series in Dublin

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Ryanair to lease in two Latvian A320s this summer

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September dates for ex-Ryanair pilot’s unfair dismissal case

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Stobart applies for government subsidy

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Transport Committee to meet with Virgin Atlantic

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Transaero Engineering confident of exiting examinership

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Tourism Ireland welcomes expansion of easyJet services from London, Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester to Belfast for winter 2015

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Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:

Aer Lingus Airbus A320 EI-DEO Operates Final Virgin Little Red Manchester Service: 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 28-03-15:

Tweets of the day:

@aoifebradshaw Q&A with Willie Walsh: Peer to peer communication and 

addressing problems promptly, critical to successful leadership. #MercSeminar.

@airinsight  First PW4000 on tanker comes in for maintenance in 2037.

@DdeBK  Graham Keddie CEO Belfast Airport on GMU calls for APD to be scrapped…I’ve been pushing for this..DETI & colleagues ignores such logic.

@JA815A VT-ANU is the 20th Air India’s 787 Dreamliner that features the Star Alliance livery.

@Noelle_OC  Willie Walsh IAG CEO: The EU has been good for UK and Ireland. It’s not perfect and reform needed but #Brexit would be mistake. #MercSeminar.

@Noelle_OC  Willie Walsh IAG CEO talks about importance and potential of positive Irish global brand #MercSeminar @MercPartners.

@shirleykavanagh Great insights from Willie Walsh ‘Be true to yourself & true to people around you’ #MercSeminar #leadership @MercPartners.

Today’s Video Picks:

Alberta Aviation Museum presents the Canadair Sabre

EASA Regulatory Changes to Non-Commerical Aircraft Operators — TRS Aviation Consulting GmbH

Los Angeles County Air Show 2015 (ft. USAF Thunderbirds)

Near Wingtip Strike Go-Around Crosswind landing Aer Lingus Bad Weather

Nove nuove rotte su Roma: i nuovi voli di Ryanair

SMBC Aviation Capital: Peter Barrett

SMBC Aviation Capital: Staff

WestJet #SmartSeats: the best way to board a plane


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