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Published on May 4th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 04/05/2015

Aircraft Update:

EI-FIJ Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44699 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 01/05/15.

EI-RUR Boeing 737-8MC/W c/n 44355 Transaero Airlines Delivered Boeing Field-Keflavik-Bratislava 30/04/15.

EI-XLZ Boeing 747-444 c/n 29119 Transaero Airlines Ferried Melbourne, Florida-Moscow Domodedovo 02/05/15 after interim storage.

HB-AFD ATR42-320(F) c/n 121 Farnair Ferried Cologne-Shannon 23/04/15 for Air Contractors as EI-SLO.

Global Aviation News:

Air France Narrows First Quarter Loss, Seeks More Cost Cuts

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-30/air-france-narrows-first-quarter-loss-seeks-further-cost-cuts

AirAsia Seeks Clearance and Wants to Capture More Tourist Flow

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesasia/2015/04/29/airasia-seeks-clearance/

Boeing’s Smallest 737 Faces an Uncertain Future

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-30/boeing-s-smallest-737-is-in-question-as-southwest-weighs-orders

CAPA Americas Aviation Summit, Las Vegas: A high level Gulf-US airline debate – video

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/capa-americas-aviation-summit-las-vegas-a-high-level-gulf-us-airline-debate—video-221863

CEO: Lufthansa Group must maintain ‘financial stability, sound profitability’

Read more: http://atwonline.com/finance-data/ceo-lufthansa-group-must-maintain-financial-stability-sound-profitability

European ANSP, Airlines Form ODP Consortium

Read more: http://www.aviationtoday.com/the-checklist/European-ANSP-Airlines-Form-ODP-Consortium_84927.html#.VUKcqSFViko

Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport – Smaller, Cheaper, but Big on Importance

Read more: http://www.airlinereporter.com/2015/05/fort-lauderdale-hollywood-international-airport-smaller-cheaper-big-importance/

FYR Macedonia to complete search for national airline partner this summer

Read more: http://www.balkans.com/open-news.php?uniquenumber=203249

Key tips for airport route development

Read more: http://www.aviationeconomics.com/NewsItem.aspx?title=Key-tips-for-airport-route-development

Norwegian Is Buoyant On Long-haul Services And 787s

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/norwegian-buoyant-long-haul-services-and-787s

Norwegian Air Shuttle launches unrated bond after red quarter

Read more: http://www.globalcapital.com/article/rbyy468qq12n/norwegian-air-shuttle-seeks-high-yield-bond-after-quarterly-loss

Second Sydney airport test of commitment, says Jetstar

Read more: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/aviation/second-sydney-airport-test-of-commitment-says-jetstar/story-e6frg95x-1227329681417

TAP order for a dozen of A350 could be cancelled if the privatization plan collapses

Read more: http://bloga350.blogspot.ie/2015/04/tap-order-for-dozen-of-a350-could-be.html

TNT limps through Q1, works with FedEx

Read more: http://aircargoworld.com/tnt-limps-through-q1-works-with-fedex/

Transavia operating loss widens in 1Q2015

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/transavia-operating-loss-widens-in-1q2015-441257

WestJet highlights high Canadian taxes

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/westjet-highlights-high-canadian-taxes-441281

$30 million is the cost of typical A350 spares-pool to support 10-12 aircraft.

Read more: http://bloga350.blogspot.ie/2015/04/30-million-is-cost-of-typical-a350.html

262 House lawmakers side with airlines in Open Skies dispute

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/240722-262-house-lawmakers-side-with-airlines-in-open-skies-dispute

Irish Aviation News:

Abolish airport regulator – DAA chief

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/abolish-airport-regulator-daa-chief-31186032.html

Aer Lingus ‘lost 44m euros’ at Belfast International Airport

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-32540852

Aer Lingus named official airline partner to the IRFU

Read more: http://www.businessandleadership.com/marketing/item/50484-aer-lingus-named-official/

Aer Lingus Regional’s new Dublin to Cornwall route begins

Read more: http://www.businessandleadership.com/business/item/50501-aer-lingus-regionals-new-d

Aer Lingus sale negotiations have taken too long – chairman

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/aer-lingus-sale-negotiations-have-taken-too-long-chairman-31189510.html

AWAS delivers one 757 freighter to TNT Airways registered as OE-LFB ex VQ-BOX 

Read more: http://www.awas.com/Portals/0/TNT-757del-PR-V3.pdf

AWAS to acquire and then lease three 787-8 Dreamliners to Kenya Airways

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22895

Belfast announced as host city for Routes Europe 2017

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/248633/press-release-belfast-announced-as-host-city-for-routes-europe-2017/

Belfast Buoyed by Enhanced Business and Leisure Connectivity

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/248568/belfast-buoyed-by-enhanced-business-and-leisure-connectivity/

Belfast International Boss Calls on Minister to Rethink APD

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/248570/belfast-international-boss-calls-on-minister-to-rethink-apd/

DAA ‘very confident’ of Cork Airport recovery

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/business/daa-very-confident-of-cork-airport-recovery-328126.html

DAA CEO Kevin Toland on plans to Dublin into major Aviation hub (Starts at 642) 

Podcast: http://www.newstalk.com/listen_back/5/18260/01st_May_2015_-_Breakfast_Part_1/

Friendly face a huge success for Ryanair, says Michael O’Leary

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/friendly-face-a-huge-success-for-ryanair-says-michael-oleary-328251.html

IAA Posts 15.5% Gain in Operating Profit in 2014, Handling 140 Million Passengers 

Read more: https://www.iaa.ie/news.jsp?i=523&gc=99&p=106&n=124#sthash.s6ARUm1H.dpuf

IAG expects Aer Lingus decision in two weeks

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/iag-expects-aer-lingus-decision-in-two-weeks-31186712.html

IAG boss Willie Walsh says the company is “happy to wait” for the Irish Government to okay its Aer Lingus deal

Read more: http://www.standard.co.uk/business/business-news/baowner-iag-makes-first-ever-first-quarter-profit-after-cost-savings-drive-10214792.html 

INTERVIEW: Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary

Read more: http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/interview-ryanair-chief-executive-michael-o39leary-411716/

Minister Foster: Hosting Routes Europe to Bring Tangible Benefits to Belfast

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/248607/minister-foster-hosting-routes-europe-to-bring-tangible-benefits-to-belfast/

Opening the World’s Eyes to Belfast

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/248616/opening-the-worlds-eyes-to-belfast/

Willie Walsh attacks Westminster over ‘lack of aviation policy’

Read more: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/industries/transport/article4427144.ece

Walsh goes on attack over UK aviation policy

Read more: http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/05/01/54034/walsh+goes+on+attack+over+uk+aviation+policy.html

Post-election indecision will halt airport expansion in south-east, says BA boss

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/apr/30/post-election-indecision-will-halt-airport-expansion-in-south-east-says-ba-boss

Ryanair getting millions in rebates at Kastrup

Read more: http://cphpost.dk/news/business/ryanair-getting-millions-in-rebates-at-kastrup/0415297.html

TRAVEL Extra’s Sunday Supplement: Aer Lingus Wings West to the West Wing

Read more: https://travelextra.wordpress.com/2015/04/26/travel-extras-sunday-supplement-may-3/

Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 02-05-15: http://bit.ly/1EKOg9K 

Ryanair focuses growth on primary airports as 44 new routes announced in April: http://bit.ly/1DRCS8f

The first initiative of its kind in Ireland is about to take-off: http://bit.ly/1D7QVIJ 

Tweets of the day:

@RealEddieHobbs Reminder that Dub London most expensive Air route at €1k return until deregulation. Ryanair etc massively grew Air transport numbers n jobs.

@winglets747 Malaysia Airlines disposing of A380s is a no-brainer. But can they find a buyer for an acceptable price?.

@winglets747 From Routes Aberdeen: passengers actively seek out travel on LCCs and Gulf airlines. Flying legacy carrier default option.

Today’s Video Picks:

Follow Mr. Panda to Experience Air China Boeing 747-8

https://youtu.be/TORYX3E7_Lg

ONE Dublin Airport Central Launched

https://youtu.be/kboGW_1aIvg

Ryanair – Vote for Tourism

https://youtu.be/ofo-oCvbYVQ

Very HARD Boeing 747 Landing

https://youtu.be/6btf7jRBL2A

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