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Published on April 13th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 13/04/2015

Aircraft Update:

EI-LNH Boeing 787-8 c/n 36526 Norwegian Long-Haul Delivered Charleston-Dublin 10/04/15.

EI-XLH Boeing 747-446 c/n 27650 Transaero Airlines Ferried Melbourne International-Moscow Domodedovo 10/04/15 after interim storage. 

ET-AME Boeing 767-306 c/n 27611 Ethiopian Airlines Ferried Addis Ababa-Dublin-Bangor-Goodyear 10-12/04/15 in all white colours on return to lessor.

Global Aviation News:

Airline profits in perspective

Read more: http://atwonline.com/blog/airline-profits-perspective

AirAsia X long-haul low-cost service to the US will provide an important test for the Asian model

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/airasia-x-long-haul-low-cost-service-to-the-us-will-provide-an-important-test-for-the-asian-model-218201 

Can European OTAs Survive the Big Squeeze?

Read more: http://www.hospitalitynet.org/news/4069815.html

Cargolux to transfer second 747F to Italian subsidiary

Read more: http://atwonline.com/labor/cargolux-transfer-second-747f-italian-subsidiary?hootPostID=faf6662f3c1b482a47faff73909805a9

Déjà vu comes at a very high price

Read more: http://atwonline.com/blog/d-j-vu-comes-very-high-price

Easyjet CEO rules out deals with legacy carriers

Read more: http://buyingbusinesstravel.com/news/0824019-easyjet-not-keen-deals-legacy-carriers

Emirates CEO Calls U.S. Airlines’ Open Skies Arguments ‘Fallacious’ and ‘Malicious’

Read more: http://skift.com/2015/04/10/emirates-ceo-calls-u-s-airlines-open-skies-arguments-fallacious-and-malicious/

Emirates Airline to launch first dual-class A380 service to Copenhagen

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airframes/emirates-airline-launch-first-dual-class-a380-service-copenhagen

FAA Steps Up Oversight of United Airlines

Read more: http://www.travelpulse.com/news/airlines/faa-steps-up-oversight-of-united-airlines.html

Gatwick steps up runway fight with Heathrow with £20m domestic flight fund

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/11527579/Gatwick-steps-up-runway-fight-with-Heathrow-with-20m-domestic-flight-fund.html

Gulf airlines under fire. Aside from the rhetoric and dust flying, what’s the underlying agenda?

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/gulf-airlines-under-fire-aside-from-the-rhetoric-and-dust-flying-whats-the-underlying-agenda-217931

Heathrow Makes Commitment to Grow UK Connectivity via London Hub

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/248284/heathrow-makes-commitment-to-grow-uk-connectivity-via-london-hub/

JetBlue trumpets profitable growth as its capacity expansion remains above the industry average

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/jetblue-trumpets-profitable-growth-as-its-capacity-expansion-remains-above-the-industry-average-217606

Norwegian pilot strikes cost $43 million

Read more: http://atwonline.com/labor/norwegian-pilot-strikes-cost-43-million

Op-Ed: Next to Disappear? Potential U.S. Airline Mergers Analyzed

Read more: http://airwaysnews.com/blog/2015/04/09/op-ed-next-to-disappear-potential-u-s-airline-mergers-analyzed/

Pegasus Airlines & Turkish Airlines: Turkey’s aviation booms, Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport gains

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/pegasus-airlines–turkish-airlines-turkeys-aviation-booms-istanbul-sabiha-gokcen-airport-gains-218461

RU Su-27 Intercepts US RC-135U Recon Aircraft

Read more: http://thesentinel.ca/ru-su-27-intercepts-us-rc-135u-recon-aircraft/

The Cost to Run World’s Most Famous Plane – Air Force One

Read more: http://detechter.com/the-cost-to-run-worlds-most-famous-plane-air-force-one/

US government to review Gulf carrier subsidy claims; establishes forum for comment

Read more: http://atwonline.com/open-skies/us-government-review-gulf-carrier-subsidy-claims-establishes-forum-comment

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus buyout remains stuck on Heathrow slots

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/aer-lingus-buyout-remains-stuck-on-heathrow-slots-31134073.html

Aer Lingus pays Mueller €1.24m in his final year

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/aer-lingus-pays-mueller-1-24m-in-his-final-year-1.2170167

Air Accident Investigation Unit Ireland  PRELIMINARY REPORT ACCIDENT (1) BOEING 737-8AS, EI-DWE (2) BOEING 737-8AS, EI-DYA Dublin Airport 01 April 2015

Read more: https://static.rasset.ie/documents/news/preliminary-report-2015-005.pdf

Cork Airport traffic down, as Dublin and Shannon take off

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/cork-airport-traffic-down-as-dublin-and-shannon-take-off-323401.html

Costello welcomes Ethopian Airlines plans for Dublin

Read more: http://www.labour.ie/press/2015/04/12/costello-welcomes-ethopian-airlines-plans-for-dubl/

EI-FIH Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair First Flight

Read more: http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.ie/2015/04/ei-fih-b737-8as-ryanair-first-flight.html

Investigation launched after two passengers enter Ryanair cockpit

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/investigation-launched-after-two-passengers-enter-ryanair-cockpit-1.2171383

Irish aviation leaders will consider ‘new areas of opportunity’ at London event

Read more: http://www.irishpost.co.uk/news/irish-aviation-leaders-will-consider-new-areas-of-opportunity-at-london-event

Michael O’Leary: Aer Lingus sentimentality is ‘rubbish’

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/michael-o-leary-aer-lingus-sentimentality-is-rubbish-1.2172005

Peaceful protest to take place at Dublin Airport

Read more: http://www.thejournal.ie/protest-dispute-pensions-dublin-airport-2041206-Apr2015/

Ryanair launches Leeds Bradford winter schedule

Read more: http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/ryanair-launches-leeds-bradford-winter-schedule/

The Air Corps, then and now

Red more: http://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/letters/the-air-corps-then-and-now-1.2171660

The Interview: John Beckett, entrepreneur who built the first Ryanair website (video)

Read more: http://www.siliconrepublic.com/business/item/41562-the-interview-john-beckett

TRAVEL Extra’s Sunday Supplement: Roger’s €261m Headache for Europe’s Airlines

Read more: https://travelextra.wordpress.com/2015/03/27/travel-extras-sunday-supplement-apr-11/

Two taxiways closed at Dublin Airport following Ryanair plane incident

Read more: http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0410/693309-iaa-removes-taxiways-after-ryanair-plane-incident/

World’s largest aircraft touches down at Shannon

Read more: http://clareherald.com/2015/04/12/worlds-largest-aircraft-touches-down-at-shannon/

Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:

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

DIT Aeronautical Society visit to Aer Lingus Hangar 6: http://bit.ly/1OeZl5S 

Inaugural Irish Student Aviation Symposium announced for 21st October 2015: http://bit.ly/1D7QVIJ

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 11-04-15: http://bit.ly/1z61WpX

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:

@henryhealy  “Will you sign a petition to open an airport in Offaly?” I said no and ended up in a debate about economics & environmental pollution!.

@NicholasAPEX  It’s confirmed, the first routes for the 2 class Emirates A380 with be Copenhagen and @Gatwick_Airport #A380 #PaxEx.

Today’s Video Picks:

Air Corps water bombing the Fire in Killarney National Park

https://youtu.be/7vM7S1YAneI

NYCA’s Phil Derner Discusses an Aircraft Lightning Strike on The Weather Channel

https://youtu.be/dIWj7NZd4So

Ryanair Wasserdusche / Erstlandung | Flughafen Stuttgart | DEStuttgartSpotter

https://youtu.be/BrlEUzdHErY

Timelapse Flight: Birmingham to Cork (Aer Lingus Regional ATR72-600)

https://youtu.be/y6ZRqtbOud0

Viewer question – answer Baltic Aviation Academy

https://youtu.be/8IQnwR3oHl4

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