Published on April 15th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley


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

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Boeing Evaluates Passenger/Cargo Combi BBJ

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Biman NY flights will not resume this year

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

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Consolidation in action

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Fuel costs remain big concern for transport company chiefs

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

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Greenland Express secures domestic rights

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Low Oil Prices Should Change Airlines’ Planning, Consultants Say

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MH370 Tripartite Meeting In Kuala Lumpur Thursday – Liow

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

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ROUTES: Consolidation’s merits debated at strategy summit

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Strong dollar offsets airlines’ cheap fuel benefit – IATA

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The power of an airline’s network

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Irish Aviation News:

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

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

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A New Look, But Same Success for Dublin Airport

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Boxever Appoints Laura Shesgreen as Chief Financial Officer

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

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

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

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New security equipment for Knock Airport

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

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

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Ryanair still Poland’s largest air carrier

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Virgin Atlantic outlines Aer Lingus deal concerns to European Commission

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Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:

Another year of record Ireland-North American capacity growth:

DIT Aeronautical Society visit to Aer Lingus Hangar 6: 

Inaugural Irish Student Aviation Symposium announced for 21st October 2015:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 11-04-15:

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

Spanish carrier Vueling Airlines starts new Dublin Service:

Tweets of the day:

@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: … #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:

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