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Published on May 1st, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 01/05/2015

Aircraft Update:

EI-DEO Airbus A320-214 c/n 2486 Virgin Little Red Ferried Dublin-Shannon 29/04/15 for repainting to Eirtech Aviation.

EI-STA Boeing 737-31S c/n 29057 Air Contractors Ferried London Southend-Dublin 30/04/15 after repainting.

OO-TCQ Airbus A320-214 c/n 2114 Thomas Cook Belgium Ferried East Midlands-Dublin 27/04/15.

SE-RDN Airbus A321-231 c/n 2211 Novair Ferried Oslo-Dublin 27/04/15  to Dublin Aerospace.

Global Aviation News:

Airbus Fails To Secure A330 Regional Orders, Looks At Cabin Upgrade

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/node/1293351

Alitalia CEO Wants 5-Star Airline With Flair Backed by Etihad

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-28/alitalia-ceo-wants-5-star-airline-with-flair-backed-by-etihad

American concludes currency and capacity headwinds mask still strong underlying demand

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/american-concludes-currency-and-capacity-headwinds-mask-still-strong-underlying-demand-221118

American Airlines forced to ground flights by software glitch in pilots’ iPads

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11572527/American-Airlines-forced-to-ground-flights-by-software-glitch-in-pilots-iPads.html

ANA to introduce first 787-9 for international routes on Haneda-Munich sector

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/ana-news-ana-introduces-its-first-boeing-787-9-for-international-routes-launching-on-haneda-munich-440386

Delta believes it is equipped to battle currency headwinds lingering in 1H2015

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/delta-believes-it-is-equipped-to-battle-currency-headwinds-lingering-in-1h2015-219663

Etihad Airways sees no evidence of economic harm in Gulf subsidy claims

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/etihad-airways-sees-no-evidence-of-economic-harm-in-gulf-subsidy-claims-440755

Etihad says US carriers abandoned India market, focused on trans-Atlantic market

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/etihad-says-us-carriers-abandoned-india-market-focussed-on-trans-atlantic-market-440662

Etihad Airways delivers 25,000 passengers per month to US domestic carriers

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/etihad-airways-delivers-25000-passengers-per-month-to-us-domestic-carriers-440751

Etihad achieves scale by feeding traffic through ‘virtuous’ relationships with other carriers

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/etihad-achieves-scale-by-feeding-traffic-through-virtuous-relationships-with-other-carriers-440752

EU to approve Air France-KLM, Delta, Alitalia pact – sources

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/28/eu-airlines-idUSL8N0XP4Z020150428

Fitch: Aircraft Lessors Buoyed by Healthier Airlines

Read more: http://www.lessors.com/news15-Q2/allnews-150429c.html?utm_source=LessorsNetwork&utm_medium=breakingnews&utm_campaign=site

Franken raises concerns about ‘personalized pricing’ by airlines

Read more: http://www.startribune.com/politics/301637001.html

Jet set review: Global 6000 with VistaJet

Read more: http://corporatejetinvestor.com/articles/jet-set-review-global-6000-with-vistajet-123/

Nasa unveils shape-changing bird-like plane wing

Read more: http://m.bbc.com/news/technology-32517996

Norwegian Air – Q1 successfully navigated, but structural issues remain

Read more: https://www.davy.ie/research/public/article.htm?id=Davy_Morning_Equity_Briefing_29042015_moneBLinkS0001C0002Cmp.htm

The European Commission approves three French aid schemes for the aviation sector

Read more: http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=67c421d1-46e3-4248-a855-34ae99328d31

Tourism Partners Help Bring Transavia Back into Cyprus

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/248585/tourism-partners-help-bring-transavia-back-into-cyprus/?highlight=Transavia

United Airlines pledges margin growth as it confronts unit revenue headwinds in 2Q2015

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/united-airlines-pledges-margin-growth-as-it-confronts-unit-revenue-headwinds-in-2q2015-221099

U.S. Carriers Change The Message And Urge Talks With Qatar, UAE

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/us-carriers-change-message-and-urge-talks-qatar-uae

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus: Q1 results in line with expectations while full year outlook remains restricted

Read more: http://www.merrion-capital.com/market-news/aer-lingus-q1-results-in-line-with-expectations-while-full-year-outlook-remains-restricted.html

Aer Lingus – Q1 IMS: all about the bid

Read more: https://www.davy.ie/research/public/article.htm?id=Davy_Morning_Equity_Briefing_29042015_moneBLinkS0001C0001Cmp.html 

Air Accident Investigation Unit Ireland SYNOPTIC REPORT SERIOUS INCIDENT Avions de Transport Régional ATR 72-212A, EI-REL Near Cork Airport (EICK) 2 January 2014

Read more: http://www.aaiu.ie/sites/default/files/report-attachments/REPORT%202015-007.pdf

ARI ‘ahead of schedule’ to double profits, says Chief Executive Jack MacGowan

Read more: http://www.moodiereport.com/document.php?c_id=6&doc_id=43474

Avolon delivers a Boeing 737-800 to Aeroflot

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22876

AWAS delivers seventh new A320 passenger aircraft to Vueling

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22875

Belfast has been chosen to host an international aviation conference in 2017 which could potentially see new air routes for Northern Ireland

Read more: http://www.u.tv/News/2015/04/30/Belfast-to-host-international-aviation-conference-36427

British Airways Parent IAG ‘Relaxed’ About Aer Lingus Talks

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-30/british-airways-parent-iag-has-quarterly-profit-on-u-s-flights

Carey slams Fianna Fáil leader over Shannon Airport comments

Read more: http://clareherald.com/2015/04/30/carey-slams-fianna-fail-leader-over-shannon-airport-comments-565/

daa Profits Increase To €40M As Passenger Numbers Rise

Read more: http://www.daa.ie/gns/media-centre/press-releases/15-04-30/daa_Profits_Increase_To_%E2%82%AC40M_As_Passenger_Numbers_Rise.aspx

Daa results for last year hit by pension charge

Read more: http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2015/0430/697849-daa-results/

Dublin Airport is most affordable European airport for US travelers this summer

Read more: http://www.cheapflights.com/news/most-affordable-european-airports-for-us-travelers/

Ethiopian Airlines has finalized preparations to start flights to Dublin and Los Angeles starting from June 19, 2015.

http://www.eturbonews.com/58363/addis-ababa-dublin-los-angeles

Galway County Council pledges €1.5 million to Ireland West Airport

Read more: http://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/77436/galway-county-council-pledges-15-million-to-ireland-west-airport

GE Capital Aviation Services Delivers Signs Purchase-and-Leaseback Deal with VRG Linhas Aéreas S.A. for Four New Boeing 737-800s

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22874

IAG proposal to buy Aer Lingus set to be resolved

Read more: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/bd4497a6-ef2b-11e4-a6d2-00144feab7de.html#axzz3YnkG3qhq

New Aer Lingus Service Out of Dulles Flight Four Times Weekly Nonstop to Dublin, Ireland

Read more: http://ashburnrising.com/new-aer-lingus-service-out-of-dulles-flight-four-times-weekly-nonstop-to-dublin-ireland/

New service to Lithuania from International

Read more: http://www.antrimtimes.co.uk/news/local-news/new-service-to-lithuania-from-international-1-6715664

Official opening of brand new Aer Lingus Lounge at JFK Terminal 5

Read more: http://blog.aerlingus.com/blog/2015/04/29/new-lounge-in-new-york

O’Leary points to tie-ups with other airlines

Read more: http://www.thebusinesstravelmag.com/index.php/news-221/articles/oleary-points-to-tie-ups-with-rivals.html

Ryanair and Adobe strike digital infrastructure and cloud deal

Read more: http://www.siliconrepublic.com/enterprise/item/41842-ryanair-and-adobe-strike/

RYANAIR LABS are Hiring

Read more: http://www.careersportal.ie/news/news.php?Heading=RYANAIR+LABS+are+Hiring&ID=1507201062#.VUJ1xCFViko

Shannon Airport business model ‘a race to the bottom’, FF leader claims

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/shannon-airport-business-model-a-race-to-the-bottom-ff-leader-claims-31182686.html

€21.1 million turnover for Shannon Group plc

Read more: http://clareherald.com/2015/04/30/e21-1-million-turnover-for-shannon-group-plc-67686/

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:

@airkarp CEO Gary Kelly says Southwest Airlines is still planning for the future ‘on a higher fuel cost assumption.’

@airkarp Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly: ‘We’ve got more fleet flexibility today than we’ve ever had in our history.’

@airkarp UPS CEO David Abney: ‘FedEx-TNT deal is a complex deal & we expect [regulators] will be as stringent…as they have been on previous deals.’

@AvWeekFlottau Ouch: “I have told Airbus that if they want to give us a couple of A380s for nothing, I’d be happy to take them.” #IAG CEO Willie Walsh.

@CorkAirport Since its first flight from @CorkAirport in 1987 @Ryanair has carried nearly 11 million passengers to routes across Europe  #FlyFriendly.

@clarkaw  BA is reducing capacity on flights to Houston because of a reduction in demand related to low oil prices – Willie Walsh

@clarkaw  BA’s boss Willie Walsh reckons the election is a snooze: “We’ve done an analysis and concluded it will have no impact on our business”

@McWhirterAlex According to insight from @WandrMe it looks very likely United’s forthcoming B777-300ERs will go for a 10-across layout in Y.

@TravelExtraIre  Kevin Toland of Dublin Airport Authority: ‘We won’t be turning A380 away when it wants to come.’

@TravelExtraIre Kevin Toland of Dublin Airport Authority: Hopeful of Beijing route in 18 months. ‘Massive progress’ has been made. 

Today’s Video Picks:

A new livery to celebrate 80 years of international services

https://youtu.be/ollbLfqUUKg

British Airways asks Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford what their biggest holiday bugbears are

https://youtu.be/UMVx7OjeZTY

British Airways asks Mario, Emma and Jamie and Spencer what their biggest holiday bugbears are

https://youtu.be/V-JHNoCjNfY

CSeries Program Update with Rob Dewar – March 2015

https://youtu.be/C1vVqrk7ar4

KLM’s newest Boeing 777-300

https://youtu.be/iXyEJ8Eq7bg

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