Published on April 24th, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 24/04/2015
C-FYQN Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 29333 CanJet Ferried Montréal-Brussels Zaventem 22/04/15 on summer lease to TUI Airlines Belgium.
EI-FIH Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44697 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 21/04/15.
G-CEIF RJ85 c/n E2347 Triangle Regional A/c Leasing Ferried Cranfield Airport-Craiova Airport 21/04/15 ex EI-RJJ.
G-CIOE Boeing 737-46J c/n 27171 Aerotron Ltd Ferried Shannon-St. Athan 21/04/15 in all white colours ex VP-BQG.
OY-SRT Boeing 767-232(SF) c/n 22226 Star Air in full ABX Air colours Departed Atlantic Aviation Group hangar to Cologne 21/04/15 arrived 17/04/15 ex N749AX.
Global Aviation News:
Airport wars heat up as political window opens for new runways
AirAsia Wants to Raise Up to $600 Million From Indonesia, Philippine Franchise IPOs
American, Charlotte Airport Officials Defend Proposed Fuel Tax Break
Boeing stays ahead of Airbus; VietJetAir receives Airbus’ 9000th aircraft
Bring it: Scoot vs. Spirit – An Entertaining Battle of Marketing
Capacity Additions and Lower Oil Prices to Lift Southwest’s Profits in 1Q15
China Eastern’s LCC China United is expected to start international flying, challenging Air China
Delta Air Lines’ Shanghai hub plans: replicating the Amsterdam-KLM relationship will be difficult
easyJet takes delivery of its 250th Airbus aircraft
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22758
European Airlines Fighting It Out To Release Apps for Apple Watch
HK Express growing fast as Hong Kong’s only dedicated low-fare airline
Interview: Turkish Airlines CEO Says His Airline Is Better and Different Than Gulf Carriers
Las Vegas McCarran charts solid growth as it enjoys a significant increase in international traffic
Latest onboard retail solutions highlight end-to-end possibilities
Lufthansa signals intent to adopt terrestrial Wi-Fi for short-haul
New flights set to take off from Swedish capital
Op-Ed: Gulf stimulation of air travel unrecognized in Open Skies row
Rome Fiumicino’s €12bn transformation enhancing end-to-end travel experience
Scoot plans Kaohsiung-Osaka & Bangkok-Sapporo as long-haul LCCs focus on fifth freedom opportunities
Southeast Asia airline sector endures a rough and unprofitable 2014 but outlook for 2015 is brighter
Spirit Airlines to inflight Internet providers: we want it for free
Turkish Airlines spreading its wings
United converts 10 787 orders to 777-300ER
Vietnam Airlines’ first 787 completes final assembly processes
What is the Future of the Low-Cost Market in Europe?
30-Second Interview – Andrew Cowen, CEO, HK Express
Irish Aviation News:
AerCap Executed 104 Aircraft Transactions During the First Quarter
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22755
Aer Lingus Date for Q1 2015 Interim Management Statement
Aer Lingus’ fate will affect our future
Aer Lingus had no set time commitment to Belfast airport, court told
Aer Lingus sued by Belfast International Airport for move to City in £20m legal fight
Aer Lingus takeover – will it be of any benefit to consumers?
Argument ‘still strong’ for cutting air tax duty, says report
Avolon to Release 2015 First Quarter Results on May 6, 2015
Belfast International Airport calls for air passenger duty rethink
Boxever chosen as a 2015 Red Herring Europe Winner
Coindrum – the Irish startup that makes every penny count
Read more: http://www.engineersjournal.ie/coindrum/
Data sharing transformation driving kerb to gate improvements at Dublin Airport
Ex-Hailo boss wants to make ‘Wild West’ drones safe
GE Capital Aviation Services Delivers New Boeing 737-800 to Hainan Airlines
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22757
Government’s seven airport ideas
Interview with José Espartero, director of Sales and Marketing for Ryanair to Spain and Portugal [Spanish]
ITM 2015: O’Leary calls airlines use of biofuels ‘PR stunt’
Kenny’s message to Trump: Tourism is key to IAG talks
Kilcooney: Scrap air passenger duty to help Northern Ireland airports
Lynch calls on DAA to action plan Cork Airport study
New Study Highlights Cork Airport’s Crucial Economic Role to the South of Ireland
Norwegian is preparing to transfer the Boeing 787 Dreamliners from the Irish to the Norwegian aircraft register
Oil and tax cuts fuel big Ryanair Scottish growth
President Higgins opens photographic exhibition The Potato Farmers of East Africa at Dublin Airport
Proposed airport Luas service route ‘too slow’, expert warns
Record Bookings on Ryanair’s Athens Summer Schedule
Ryanair chief announces three new routes from Scottish airports
Ryanair have launched their blog IntoTheBlue
Read more: http://blog.ryanair.com/
Stormont hears of Derry airport’s concerns over passenger tax
Tellus North Midlands Airborne Survey Touches Down for Final Time
Thomas Cook UK Plans One-off Belfast – Las Vegas Service in July 2015
Who wants to see the Aer Lingus Inaugural Landing from Dublin Airport?
Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:
Ethiopian Airlines moves its European hub to Dublin Airport: http://bit.ly/1ELxQOL
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 18-04-15: http://bit.ly/1Je9YCx
The first initiative of its kind in Ireland is about to take-off: http://bit.ly/1D7QVIJ
Tweets of the day:
@GlennFarley 777 line sold out for 2016, half sold for 2017 and has substantial orders in 2018, as Boeing attempts to bridge production gap to 777X.
@GlennFarley Boeing CEO Jim McNerney “We’re increasingly confident” in the bridge to 777X.
@GlennFarley Boeing’s McNerney- half of airliner sales tied to replacement market driven by technology. Half by route expansion.
@GlennFarley Boeing talking about supply chain issues on 787. Think deliveries will be caught up by end of the year. Will hit 12 787/mo in 2016.
@GlennFarley Boeing CFO Greg Smith expects 787 to be cash positive for 2015.
@GlennFarley Costs of 787s declining up to 30%.
@jimdalytd Very constructive meeting with DAA today re @CorkAirport. Confirmed Debt not an issue – it lies on the books of DAA not with Cork Airport.
@jimdalytd €0 landing charges available year 1 for any new route @CorkAirport. Landing charges rise to 8.60 year 6 – 18% cheaper than Dublin. #flycork.
@jimdalytd @CorkAirport is Ireland’s 2nd busiest airport with 42 scheduled flights per week. Let’s start talking up our airport and using it. #flycork.
@newbelfast Of course best way 2 compete with Dublin airport is cheaper flights & more destinations. A challenge with APD but if owners are serious….
@newbelfast Good 2c @BelfastAirport call 4 air passenger duty removal 2 boost economy But also need 2 compete wth Dublin with no setdown fee & free wifi.
@newbelfast Fair point and I have raised with US authorities, they are up for pre-clearance if we can increase numbers.
Today’s Video Picks:
Amadeus Light Ticketing with Ryanair Walkthrough
CAE Commercial Aviation Training 2015
Exclusive Behind The Scenes – Ryanair’s New TV Ad Campaign
ITB Convention 2015: Interview with Kenny Jacobs (Chief Marketing Officer, Ryanair)
LT Tom Murray