Published on April 28th, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 28/04/2015
EI-FIJ Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44699 Ryanair First Flight 26/04/15.
LY-VEK Airbus A320-232 c/n 2108 Avion Express Ferried Shannon-Newcastle 26/04/15 in full Cyprus Airways colours.
Global Aviation News:
AirBaltic bolsters share capital
Air Arabia prepares to launch a new Jordan-based airline as Royal Jordanian posts another loss
Air tax at Manchester Airport ‘could force families looking for cheaper holidays to fly from Scotland’
AirwaysNews High Flyer Interview: Chris Paul Myers of Air New Zealand
ANZ’s refurbished 777-200 Business Premier raises the bar
Bjorn’s Corner: Boeing’s 787 and Airbus’ 350 programs, a snapshot
Cebu Pacific’s long-haul operation. Turn around needed after a challenging 2014. Part 1 The M-East
Etihad stresses importance of cross-Atlantic routes; rules out Europe
European airlines to step up flights with Iran
Read more: http://en.mehrnews.com/detail/News/106845
Fracturing airline alliances could signal wave of industry consolidation
How crew applications will make wearables worthwhile in aviation
New OAG Report Details The Fight for Global Aviation Markets
Jet Airways offers all its Boeing 777 and Airbus A330-200s for sale
MAG completes STN’s Phase two amidst talk of US business developments
Prestwick Airport frontrunner to become Britain’s first spaceport
Southwest CEO: An Acquisition Would Be a Low Priority and a Distraction
Spirit is America’s Most Profitable Airline
Spirit Airlines lifts fortunes of Arnold Palmer Regional Airport
Start your photocopiers: the herringbone clones are here
THAI told to ride out the turbulance
The A380 10 years on and Leahy’s optimism for 50 years more.
Turkish would delight in Scottish tourism says airline boss
United Airlines revises fleet plan
What’s in a name?
Read more: http://atwonline.com/blog/what-s-name
When Legacy Airlines Degrade Themselves With Budget Fares
Why time may be up for the jumbo jet
Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32400130
Irish Aviation News:
Alan Sparling is now the GSA for ANA-All Nippon Airways
British Airways to Reorganise Dublin Office
CAE Parc Aviation announce partnership with Hainan Airlines
EI-FIJ Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair First Flight
Exceptional Growth on Mobile Devices for Sunway Online
IAG pledge lifts clouds over Aer Lingus bid
I.O. Systems Completes €20m Dubai International Airport Project
Ireland West Airport plan requires EU approval
Kevin Toland CEO of DAA plc appointed as non-executive director of Total Produce
Newstalk’s Businessperson of the month Domhnal Slattery talks opportunities in aviation after 9/11
Ryanair boss eyes 10-15 percent cut in fares in next two years
Ryanair Labs – “a tech startup within an airline”
Sarah Slattery on Where and Why Irish People Travel
UL Academic named recipient of NATO Research Award
UL Aeronautical Engineering students test model “sensor delivery” aeroplanes
UL building strong links with many of the world’s leading aerospace companies
Wing and a prayer: can airports rise above storm?
Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 25-04-15: http://bit.ly/1KeZAvw
Ryanair announces 23 news routes from Germany connecting major business centers: http://bit.ly/1Kffgij
Tweets of the day:
@CAPA_Aviation Dublin Airport’s Vincent Harrison: Dublin to rank 6th in Europe for Nth America departures in 2015 @vinh04 #CAPASummit.
@daraobriain Aer Lingus passengers arriving at Heathrow T2, blinking confusedly. What is this new shiny airport? Where’s our corrugated iron tube in T1?.
@e_russell Legacy @united flew a quarter of its hub-to-hub flts on widebodies in May 2010, when the CO merger was announced. Today only 1% of flts.
@e_russell That will change from likely 2016 when @united shifts 10 777-200s to domestic hub-to-hub flying and Hawaii.
@e_russell @united says the 777-300ER fits well with its 777 ops at #EWR and allows for upgauging some flights there. cc @maniacmiler.
@e_russell @united will use the domestic 777-200s for freq consolidation hub-to-hub and to Hawaii, says Compton.
@e_russell “It’s reasonable to expect going forward that we’ll borrow less money for new aircraft and pay cash upfront,” say @united’s CFO Rainey.
@EximBankUS “Every time a 777 lands, 8,000 small businesses land with it” -Jim McNerney, @Boeing CEO #EXIM2015.
@ghimlay @SouthwestAir’s pilots union has joined @OpenFairSkies coalition.
@JohnLStrickland #IAG departure from AEA, alignment with Gulf carriers & now with LCC’s through #ELFAA shows it to be a 21st Century thought leader.
@ralphriegel Mighty impressed by Aer Lingus/Stobart support of heartbroken Buckley family. Nice to see companies with heart. #KarenBuckley.
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