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Published on April 15th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 15/04/2015

Aircraft Update:

EI-LNH Boeing 787-8 c/n 36526 Norwegian Long-Haul Delivered Dublin-Copenhagen 14/04/15.

Global Aviation News:

Airbus, Boeing face continued issues with A380s, 737 MAXs

Read more: http://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalking/2015/04/13/airbus-boeing-face-continued-issues-with-a380s-737-maxs/

Boeing Evaluates Passenger/Cargo Combi BBJ

Read more: http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2015-04-13/boeing-evaluates-passenger/cargo-combi-bbj

Biman NY flights will not resume this year

Read more: http://bdnews24.com/business/2015/04/13/biman-ny-flights-will-not-resume-this-year

CanJet Airlines to lay off most of its staff, as European routes dropped

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/canjet-airlines-to-lay-off-most-of-its-staff-as-european-routes-dropped-1.3031931

Consolidation in action

Read more: http://www.mro-network.com/opinion/2015/04/consolidation-action/5196

Fuel costs remain big concern for transport company chiefs

Read more: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/e7cd5c10-d94b-11e4-a8f1-00144feab7de.html#axzz3XBbvZHSQ

Graphic: A320 Fleet To Generate $7.7 Billion MRO Demand In North America

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/mro-americas-2015/graphic-a320-fleet-generate-77-billion-mro-demand-north-america

Greenland Express secures domestic rights

Read more: http://atwonline.com/finance-data/greenland-express-secures-domestic-rights

Low Oil Prices Should Change Airlines’ Planning, Consultants Say

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/low-oil-prices-should-change-airlines-planning-consultants-say

MH370 Tripartite Meeting In Kuala Lumpur Thursday – Liow

Read more: http://malaysiandigest.com/news/549682-mh370-tripartite-meeting-in-kuala-lumpur-thursday-liow.html

Pontifications: Wizz could be first face-off of 737 MAX 200 vs “A320neo 195″

Read more: http://leehamnews.com/2015/04/13/pontifications-wizz-could-be-first-face-off-of-737-max-200-vs-a320neo-195/

ROUTES: Consolidation’s merits debated at strategy summit

Read more: http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/routes-consolidation39s-merits-debated-at-strategy-411134/

Strong dollar offsets airlines’ cheap fuel benefit – IATA

Read more: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/04/14/uk-airlines-forecast-idUKKBN0N529M20150414

The power of an airline’s network

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/the-power-of-an-airlines-network-219306

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus had a not-so-subtle dig at Ryanair on Twitter earlier

Read more: http://www.joe.ie/news/aer-lingus-have-a-not-so-subtle-dig-at-ryanair-on-twitter/491964

Aer Lingus ‘will only get future bid if it has cash woes – and for knockdown price’

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/aer-lingus-will-only-get-future-bid-if-it-has-cash-woes-and-for-knockdown-price-31139937.html

A New Look, But Same Success for Dublin Airport

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/248343/a-new-look-but-same-success-for-dublin-airport/

Boxever Appoints Laura Shesgreen as Chief Financial Officer

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2521981#ixzz3XJf8mbIs

Does Michael O’Leary Really Care About Ryanair’s Customers, Or Is He Just Being Pragmatic?

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/adrianswinscoe/2015/04/14/does-michael-oleary-really-care-about-ryanairs-customers-or-is-he-just-being-pragmatic/

Hailo co-founder raises €2m for global drone aviation start-up Verifly

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/technology/news/hailo-cofounder-raises-2m-for-global-drone-aviation-startup-verifly-31136859.html

Ken O’Toole, managing director of Manchester Airport on investment and the record breaking year ahead 

Read more: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/business/opinion-our-thriving-gateway-9013452

New security equipment for Knock Airport

Read more: http://www.advertiser.ie/mayo/article/77047/new-security-equipment-for-knock-airport

Oh, you guys! Aer Lingus and Ryanair are butting heads again on Twitter

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-talk/oh-you-guys-aer-lingus-and-ryanair-are-butting-heads-again-on-twitter-31141614.html

Plan to lure airline to Connecticut with $5m subsidy hits turbulence

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/plan-to-lure-airline-to-connecticut-with-5m-subsidy-hits-turbulence-31139939.html

Ryanair still Poland’s largest air carrier

Read more: http://www.thenews.pl/1/12/Artykul/203487,Ryanair-still-Poland%E2%80%99s-largest-air-carrier

Virgin Atlantic outlines Aer Lingus deal concerns to European Commission

Read more: http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2015/0414/694075-aer-lingus-virgin-atlantic/

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:

@airkarp Embraer COO Luis Carlos Affonso: Passengers can now ‘tell the world’ about an incident before airline CEO even knows about it. #MROAM.

@airport_girl  The number of global passengers topped 3B in 2013 and has grown by 37% in the last four years: http://ln.is/gogoair.com/EXEuW … #IFEneeds.

@jasonjoycePIX The team @stanleyspost have finished my images for the new Aer Lingus campaign. Great work as always. Onwards and upwards. #AerLingus.

@JP_Biz  Bombardier says it’s committed to Belfast & ‘will not speculate at this stage on the future of the UK’s participation in the EU.’

@theAPEXassoc  “Reconfiguring the aircraft is the worst possible thing an airline can do.” K. Reeves, head of Aircraft Programmes @FlyAirNZ #PaxEx #AIX2015.

@thatjohn  BA’s Cristian Sutter says 10-abreast on the 777 is “a complicated flying experience for passengers”. #paxex

@TheHUBRoutes Despite serving major airports, majority of production remains at secondary airports, says @vueling’s Estrada on matching @Ryanair’s costs.

Today’s Video Picks:

Ethiopian Airlines To Triple Passenger Numbers By 2025

https://youtu.be/Ymk8jzpsIp0

FAA – Federal Aviation Administration Promo Film – 1966

https://youtu.be/t6u0iz6ou_M

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