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Published on April 9th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 09/04/2015

Aircraft Update:

N222CQ Boeing 737-86N/W c/n 30231 GECAS Ferried Shanghai-Guam-Honolulu-Victorville  05/6-04/15. 

N606AN Boeing 737-4Y0 c/n 26066 AerCap Ferried Roswell-Bangor-Keflavik-Bucharest Baneasa 03/04-04/15 ex UR-GAX.

TC-CPU Boeing 737-86N/W c/n 35216 Pegasus Airlines Delivered Shannon-Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen 03/04/15 ex D-AAAM.

Global Aviation News:

Air India incurs losses on all routes operated by Dreamliners

Read more: http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/Aviation/air-india-incurs-losses-on-all-routes-operated-by-dreamliners-27030

American Airlines Receives Single Operating Certificate

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22536

Boeing’s First Quarter – A Five-Year Delivery History

Read more: http://airinsight.com/2015/04/08/boeings-first-quarter-a-five-year-delivery-history/#.VSUyjtzF_To

Dutch F-16s intercepted U.S. B-52 bomber over Europe. And took some awesome photographs

Read more: http://theaviationist.com/2015/04/07/dutch-f-16s-intercept-b-52s/

European legacy airlines fall after downgrades

Read more: http://www.lse.co.uk/ukMoneyNews.asp?

code=hp0rf9h8&headline=BUZZEuropean_legacy_airlines_fall_after_downgrades

Fastjet raises $74 million to fund growth, A319 acquisitions

Read more: http://atwonline.com/finance-data/fastjet-raises-74-million-fund-growth-a319-acquisitions

FedEx bulks up in Europe, buying TNT Express for $4.8 billion

Read more: https://fortune.com/2015/04/07/fedex-bulks-up-in-europe-buying-tnt-express-for-4-8-billion/

Finnair’s first Airbus A350 to fly routes in Europe from August

Read more: http://www.ausbt.com.au/finnair-s-first-airbus-a350-to-fly-routes-in-europe-from-august

Flybe ‘turnaround’ plan delivers growth

Read more: http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Flybe-turnaround-plan-delivers-growth/story-26293956-detail/story.html

Goodbye, Cactus: American Airlines, US Airways expect a single operating certificate on April 8

Read more: http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/2015/03/goodbye-cactus-american-airlines-us-airways-expect-a-single-operating-certificate-on-april-8.html/

Government funds new aerospace research

Read more: http://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/government-funds-new-aerospace-research/

Grey skies ahead as AirAsia X eyes US

Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102564545

Kelowna hub of new ultra-low-cost Canadian airline

Read more: http://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/news/local_news/article_dd488dd4-dda4-11e4-b1ec-a3f728b8fa47.html

McCall on time to unseat more rivals in easyJet cruise to profit

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/11518899/McCall-on-time-to-unseat-more-rivals-in-easyJet-cruise-to-profit.html

New Study Shows Millennials Willing to Sacrifice Comfort for Cheaper Travel, Open To Airline Tinder

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/grantmartin/2015/04/07/new-study-shows-millennials-willing-to-sacrifice-comfort-for-cheaper-travel-open-to-airline-tindr/

Russian authorities cancel Polet Airline’s AOC

Read more: http://atwonline.com/finance-data/russian-authorities-cancel-polet-airline-s-aoc

State aid: Commission approves three aid schemes for the French aviation sector

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22524

Total Turbulence Helps Guide Flights To Smoother Skies

Read more: http://www.nycaviation.com/2015/04/total-turbulence-helps-guide-flights-smoother-skies/#.VSVxNfnF-bd

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus passenger numbers edge higher in March

Read more: http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2015/0408/692703-aer-lingus/

Analysis of the new Tourism Policy for Ireland

Read more: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/analysis-new-tourism-policy-ireland-kian-griffin?trk=hb_ntf_MEGAPHONE_ARTICLE_POST

Belfast Airport Celebrates ‘Historic Milestone’ with easyJet Growth

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/248090/belfast-celebrates-historic-milestone-with-easyjet-london-growth/

Castellón set for ‘Ryanair effect’ property boom

Read more: http://www.thelocal.es/20150407/castelln-to-be-2015-property-hotspot

CHC SAR Program Reaches New Milestone in Ireland

Read more: http://www.aviationtoday.com/the-checklist/CHC-SAR-Program-Reaches-New-Milestone-in-Ireland_84591.html#.VSRCdvnF-bc

EasyJet fights back in low-cost airline battle – but is Ryanair’s charm-offensive giving it the edge?

Read more: http://www.cityam.com/213242/easyjet-fights-back-low-cost-airline-battle-ryanairs-charm-offensive-giving-it-edge

European air routes fund is a gateway to stronger Northern Ireland economy, says study

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/11518899/McCall-on-time-to-unseat-more-rivals-in-easyJet-cruise-to-profit.html

Finnair Goes Year-Round On Helniski-Dublin Route

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/248094/finnair-goes-year-round-on-helsinki-dublin/

New passenger numbers highlight the gulf between Ryanair and Aer Lingus

Read more: http://www.newstalk.com/New-passenger-figures-highlight-the-gulf-between-Ryanair-and-Aer-Lingus

Ryanair attributes leap in passenger numbers to softer customer service

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/apr/07/ryanair-passenger-numbers-customer-service-march

Ryanair Soars Higher to Become Italy’s Largest Airline

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/248217/ryanair-soars-higher-to-become-italys-largest-airline/

Second stage of Tourism Ireland’s Jump into Ireland sales blitz across US takes place

Read more: http://www.businessandleadership.com/marketing/item/50177-second-stage-of-tourism-ire

SpiceJet withdraws plea from HC against Irish lessor 

Read more: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46840221.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:

Aer Lingus Airbus A330-200 EI-DAA Returns from Novair Winter Lease: http://bit.ly/1BWR3qF 

Aer Lingus Airbus A320 EI-DEO Operates Final Virgin Little Red Manchester Service: http://bit.ly/1IjAJoR 

Another year of record Ireland-North American capacity growth: http://bit.ly/1Gfi14f

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

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 04-04-15: http://bit.ly/1Cpcxws

Ryanair takes delivery of 11th and 12th brand new Boeing 737-800s: http://bit.ly/1C1xwW9 

Spanish carrier Vueling Airlines starts new Dublin Service: http://bit.ly/1NNqESH

Tweets of the day:

@AirlineFlyer Walk…dont run..to go see @airplanesmovie. Or maybe you should fly? Either way, it’s an amazing movie and goes well beyond the #AvGeek view.

@hharteveldt In one of the worst-kept # airline secrets, @VirginAmerica today announced new flights from @flySFO to #Hawaii.

@IATA We are so excited for @airplanesmovie -a beautiful reminder of how airplanes changed the world http://www.airplanesmovie.com/.

@ionacraig Turkish Airlines have cancelled all bookings held over since airstrikes in #Yemen began & removed Sana’a and Aden from their flight schedule.

Today’s Video Picks:

Europe Airpost Launches Flights Between Dublin & Halifax, Canada – Unravel Travel TV

https://youtu.be/J-_rmQ_hm8E

Fly inside a Close Air Support Helicopter!!

https://youtu.be/HUUaja_8CDA

Irish Air Corps EC135 hovering in inclement weather

https://youtu.be/fI16Gjb8MVk

Living in the Age of Airplanes — Trailer #2

https://vimeo.com/122946715

Travis AFB C-5M Makes Aviation History

https://youtu.be/C9I4-4V31dU

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