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Published on April 17th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 17/04/2015

Aircraft Update:

D-AIPW Airbus A320-211 c/n 137 Germanwings Delivered Shannon-Cologne 15/04/15 after paint.

M-ABIL Airbus A320-232 c/n 2334 CIT Aerospace Ferried RAF St Athan-Shannon 16/04/15 in Cyprus Airways colours ex 5B-DCL.

Global Aviation News:

Air NZ says Houston flights will be its longest

Read more: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11433100 

Badgerys Creek airport plans show it could rival New York’s JFK, double capacity of Sydney Airport

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/badgerys-creek-airport-plans-show-it-could-rival-new-yorks-jfk-double-capacity-of-sydney-airport-20150414-1ml74b.html

Bratislava airport loses flight connections

Read more: http://spectator.sme.sk/c/20056919/bratislava-airport-loses-flight-connections.html

Changes to Gulf Open Skies pacts could involve price, capacity dumping rules: Delta CEO

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/15/us-airlines-competition-goals-idUSKBN0N620120150415

Checking ‘Ride Air Force One’ off the journalism bucket list

Read more: http://www.sltrib.com/news/2361029-155/thanks-obama-checking-ride-air-force

Delta Air’s Pullback Abroad Seen Spurring Rivals to Follow

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-15/delta-air-plans-cut-in-overseas-seats-as-dollar-oil-damp-travel

Etihad says delivered $1bn boost, 11,000 jobs to Europe in 2014

Read more: http://www.arabianbusiness.com/etihad-says-delivered-1bn-boost-11-000-jobs-europe-in-2014-589242.html

Fine Wine Is Coming to First Class

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-15/fine-wine-is-coming-to-first-class

For U.S. Airlines, Home Is Where the Money Is

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-15/for-u-s-airlines-home-is-where-the-money-is

IAG May Struggle to Maintain its Flight Path

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/iag-may-struggle-to-maintain-its-flight-path-1429191435

Iberia And BA Leave AEA In Clash Over Gulf Carriers

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/iberia-and-ba-leave-aea-clash-over-gulf-carriers

INSIGHT-The jumbo jet faces a make or break year at Boeing, Airbus

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/16/aerospace-jumbo-idUSL2N0XB27920150416

New airline would launch in a tough Canadian air climate: analyst

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/new-airline-would-launch-in-a-tough-canadian-air-climate-analyst-1.3034423

North American Re-Fleeting Will Bring Technological Change To Aftermarket

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/mro/north-american-re-fleeting-will-bring-technological-change-aftermarket

SAA Said to Hold Talks With Air China, Hainan on Strategic Pact

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-15/saa-said-to-hold-talks-with-air-china-hainan-on-strategic-pact

Someone Bought Vijay Mallya’s Personal Jet, Just To Rip It Apart And Sell It For Scrap!

Read more: http://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/vijay-mallyas-personal-jet-auctioned-for-22-lakh-to-be-ripped-apart-and-sold-in-scrap-231897.html

Southwest Debuts “Missouri One” Plane

Read more: http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2015/04/15/southwest-debuts-missouri-one-plane/

Southwest CEO: Improve KCI, but watch the cost

Read more: http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2015/04/15/southwest-ceo-mci-airport-improvements-needed.html

There Could be No European Airlines in 25 Years 

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/248382/there-could-be-no-european-airlines-in-25-years/

Tourism: One of Europe’s ‘most important industries’

Read more: http://cnb.cx/1H7RQLR

Irish Aviation News: 

Aer Lingus sale moves closer as deal for Heathrow slots edges towards resolution

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/aer-lingus-sale-moves-closer-as-deal-for-heathrow-slots-edges-towards-resolution-31148047.html

Alltours-X and the airline Ryanair to collobrate to holiday packages [German]  

Read more: http://www.alltours.de/ueber-uns/presse/aktuelles.html?maxiid=1593

Analysis: Aldus aims to double fleet

Read more: http://www.airfinancejournal.com/Article/3444214/Analysis-Aldus-aims-to-double-fleet.html

Businesses may have no say in veto over slots at Heathrow

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/businesses-may-have-no-say-in-veto-over-slots-at-heathrow-31147064.html

Cork Airport could be ‘passed out’ as Ireland’s second busiest

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/cork-airport-could-be-passed-out-as-irelands-second-busiest-324253.html

Donohoe: Decision on Aer Lingus takeover expected “in the coming weeks”

Read more: http://www.newstalk.com/Aer-Lingus-IAG-decision-takeover-deadline-discussions-Paschal-Donohoe

Ethiopian Moves North American Intermediate Stop to Dublin from May 2015 

Read more: http://airlineroute.net/2015/04/15/et-dub-may15/

Ethiopian Airlines to route further flights through Dublin

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/ethiopian-airlines-to-route-further-flights-through-dublin-1.2177237

FLY Leasing Declares First Quarter Dividend of $0.25 Per Share

Read more: http://www.flyleasing.com/fly-leasing-declares-first-quarter-dividend-of-0-25-per-share-2/

Here’s why Ryanair flights may get even cheaper

Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/id/102593329

IAG Said Near Accord With Ireland on Aer Lingus Pledges

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-16/iag-said-near-accord-with-ireland-on-aer-lingus-pledges

Long haul LCCs on the North Atlantic. Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary has talked EUR100 fares

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/long-haul-lccs-on-the-north-atlantic-ryanairs-michael-oleary-has-talked-eur100-fares-219313

Michael O’Leary in EU rant

Read more: http://www.director.co.uk/michael-oleary-in-eu-rant/

Norwegian Air Says Network Planning Affected by Delayed U.S. Traffic Rights

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/norwegian-air-says-network-planning-affected-by-delayed-u-s-traffic-rights-1429182258

Ryanair and Aer Lingus renew Twitter feud

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/11541276/Ryanair-and-Aer-Lingus-renew-Twitter-feud.html

Shortlist Announced for Aviation Industry Awards 2015

Read more: http://flyinginireland.com/2015/04/shortlist-announced-for-aviation-industry-awards-2015/

Statement by Minister Donohoe on the Government’s consideration of IAG’s proposal to make an offer for Aer Lingus 

Read more: http://www.merrionstreet.ie/en/News-Room/Releases/Statement_by_Minister_Donohoe_on_the_Government%E2%80%99s_consideration_of_IAG%E2%80%99s_proposal_to_make_an_offer_for_Aer_Lingus.html#sthash.YeyAT2z0.dpuf

5 ways Ryanair’s customer experience changes have paid off

Read more: http://business-reporter.co.uk/2015/04/09/5-ways-ryanairs-customer-experience-improvements-have-paid-off

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 

Ethiopian Airlines moves its European hub to Dublin Airport: http://bit.ly/1ELxQOL

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:

@AvWeekRegina “Intensity in an organization has to come from the leader.” Allan Butterfield, Air Canada #MROAM.

@CarolineBremner  15 of top 45 economies will be cities in 2030 – New York larger than Spain, Chicago bigger than Poland Tim Kitchin @euromonitor #WTTC.

@e_russell “Profitability of the four [US] majors is close to the profitability of the rest of the world,” says AerCap chief Kelly at @TheWingsClub.

@inkglobal  By 2030, New York will have a bigger economy than all of Spain – urbanisation is not yesterday’s news, it’s tomorrow’s story #WTTC.

@malvikakapoor91 Embraer COO Luis Carlos Affonso:’Biggest leap forward’ in MRO ‘will come from big data.’ Aircraft to automatically share parts info. #MROAM.

@malvikakapoor91 Embraer COO Luis Carlos Affonso envisions day wen replacement part isn’t manufactured until after aircraft indicates part is needed. #MROAM.

@nhhotelgroup ‘European airports are in decline & issues focus more on politics than on taxes’ Michael O’Leary @Ryanair #wttc2015. 

@prattandwhitney Larry Volz at #MROAM: “We are focused right now on applying predictive analytics to our aftermarket business.” 

@UNWTO “#Tourism is one of the cornerstones of globalization and a force for building peace and understanding” #UNWTO SG at the #WTTC World Summit.

Today’s Video Picks:

Amendment of law to make Kenya compliant with international aviation standards

https://youtu.be/tgQ0ke7zfg0

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

https://youtu.be/cuS5OCDsEfI

MRO for Next Gen Engines with Bill Dwyer

https://youtu.be/wbKes0_xqIY

Testing Aviation Maintenance Skills at MRO Americas (Hyperlapse)

https://youtu.be/yPVEd76f8T8

Thales InFlyt Experience™

https://youtu.be/BBbaSSJdA1g

Understanding Required Navigation Performance | Webinars | Honeywell Aviation

https://youtu.be/VL3J5g7TUdc

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