Published on April 15th, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 15/04/2015
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
Boeing Evaluates Passenger/Cargo Combi BBJ
Biman NY flights will not resume this year
CanJet Airlines to lay off most of its staff, as European routes dropped
Consolidation in action
Fuel costs remain big concern for transport company chiefs
Graphic: A320 Fleet To Generate $7.7 Billion MRO Demand In North America
Greenland Express secures domestic rights
Low Oil Prices Should Change Airlines’ Planning, Consultants Say
MH370 Tripartite Meeting In Kuala Lumpur Thursday – Liow
Pontifications: Wizz could be first face-off of 737 MAX 200 vs “A320neo 195″
ROUTES: Consolidation’s merits debated at strategy summit
Strong dollar offsets airlines’ cheap fuel benefit – IATA
The power of an airline’s network
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus had a not-so-subtle dig at Ryanair on Twitter earlier
Aer Lingus ‘will only get future bid if it has cash woes – and for knockdown price’
A New Look, But Same Success for Dublin Airport
Boxever Appoints Laura Shesgreen as Chief Financial Officer
Does Michael O’Leary Really Care About Ryanair’s Customers, Or Is He Just Being Pragmatic?
Hailo co-founder raises €2m for global drone aviation start-up Verifly
Ken O’Toole, managing director of Manchester Airport on investment and the record breaking year ahead
New security equipment for Knock Airport
Oh, you guys! Aer Lingus and Ryanair are butting heads again on Twitter
Plan to lure airline to Connecticut with $5m subsidy hits turbulence
Ryanair still Poland’s largest air carrier
Virgin Atlantic outlines Aer Lingus deal concerns to European Commission
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.
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