Published on April 10th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley


Daily Aviation Brief – 10/04/2015

Aircraft Update:

CS-TKR Boeing 767-33A c/n 28043 Euro Atlantic Airways Registration reserved prior delivery ex Shannon ex ET-ALC.

CS-TKS Boeing 767-36N/W c/n 30841 Euro Atlantic Airways Registration reserved prior delivery ex Shannon ex 5Y-KQY.

CS-TKT Boeing 767-36N/W c/n 30853 Euro Atlantic Airways Registration reserved prior delivery ex Shannon ex 5Y-KQZ.

EI-EZL Airbus A330-223 c/n 802 CIT Aerospace in all white colours with Orbest logo and tiles on Air Test at Dublin 09/04/15.

Global Aviation News:

Airbus eyes major role in A350 aftermarket support; first customer imminent

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Boeing 737-800 Delivering on Low-Cost Scheduled Maintenance

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Bombardier risks losing third-largest CSeries customer

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Charlotte Airport remains key in American’s network even as international growth is longer term aim

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Emirates confirms two-class Airbus A380, drops first class suites

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Finnair Outlines Airbus A350-900XWB Operations from October 2015

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Finnair outlines Airbus 350 service entry

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Hong Kong’s third runway and Vietnam’s airport privatizations attract attention in the region

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Iraq Looks to Fill Airline Void with FlyBaghdad

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Is it Time for Another Airline Merger?

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LCCs queue to contest Canadian – and other -skies

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Loganair reaches new heights in 2014; operates mostly on behalf of Flybe but still maintains some independent Scottish services

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Malaysian Air Team Hunts Missing Jet, Believing ‘Today’s the Day’

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Norwegian Air CEO says airline wants to stay independent

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Norwegian Air pulls in A320 leasing clients to extend business

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The Tilted Playing Field in International Airline Competition

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Tui considers introduction of single brand across Europe

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Turkish Airlines to lease five additional Airbus A330s

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US Regional airline restructuring Part 2. Towards an independent regional force; & regulatory change

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Vietnam Struggles to Achieve Privatization Goals

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What’s in an eponym? Celebrity airports – could there be a commercial benefit in naming?

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Why More Airports Are Luring International Flights

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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus: March passenger statistics highlight capacity discipline

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Aer Lingus pays Mueller €1.24m in his final year

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An independent Aer Lingus is no ‘tragedy’ for our nation

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BA adds extra flight on Dublin to London City route

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Eight pilots join CityJet through Simtech

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Egyptair appoint Inflight Dublin as its IFE provider

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

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IAG would reap rewards of Aer Lingus traffic surge

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If Ryanair can reach out to customers, so can other businesses

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Inflight Dublin appoints Dominic Green EVP of IFD Americas and opens office in Southern California

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In-flight magazine ‘Cara’ gets down to business

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Malaysia Airlines prepares for July 1 shake-up overseen by new CEO and MD Christoph Mueller 

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No compelling reason to sell strategic State asset

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Ryanair could operate from Lviv airport – infrastructure ministry

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Ryanair gets OK in case against airport workers

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Ryanair strengthens European network with 18 new routes

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Ryanair: Strong passenger statistics for March from low cost carriers

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Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:

Aer Lingus Airbus A330-200 EI-DAA Returns from Novair Winter Lease: 

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

Another year of record Ireland-North American capacity growth:

DIT Aeronautical Society visit to Aer Lingus Hangar 6: 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 28-03-15:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 04-04-15:

Ryanair takes delivery of 11th and 12th brand new Boeing 737-800s: 

Spanish carrier Vueling Airlines starts new Dublin Service:

Tweets of the day:

@GlobeTrotScott @VirginAtlantic’s joint venture with @Delta represents 80% of its overall business #avgeek.

@LibyanPilot Saudi authorities have barred an Iranian airline carrying 260 passengers from entering the Kingdom due to paperwork issues.

@MichaelAOakes  “Future aviation growth is in Asia, but they’ll want travel to Europe and US-we need to be ready w/ open skies” – Bjørn Kjos @Fly_Norwegian.

@MichaelAOakes  Nearly 2m flights will be unaccommodated by 2035 = 120m pax unable to fly! 20+ EU airports will be @ full capacity too. #aerospacesummit2015.

@MichaelAOakes  Brian Pearce @IATA – @AllegiantTravel is one of most profitable airlines but aircraft only in air c. 5hrs/day (vs c.17 for LCCs) #aviation.

@OpenFairSkies Rob Britton: “[Gulf carriers] have expanded into the U.S. market at a rate that far exceeds growth in the market.

@seansherlocktd 2.1 m passengers used Cork Airport last year. this year Cork will serve 44 direct services across Europe/UK @CorksRedFM @irishexaminer.

Today’s Video Picks:

Emirates Airbus A380 Pre-Service Check | Emirates Airline

Exclusive interview with Brian Terwilliger | Living in the Age of Airplanes | Emirates

Flying Out the Door: How Boeing Keeps Up Delivery of the Popular 737

Flying Cessna 182 and an Introduction to the KAP140 autopilot

Temp Check by Etihad Cargo

You Can’t Fly Without Us – The World of Aviation Maintenance


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