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Published on May 5th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 05/05/2015

Aircraft Update:

EC-IEI Airbus A320-214 c/n 1694 Allegiant Air painted at Madrid 04/05/15.

EC-LZO Boeing 767-35D(ER) c/n 27902 Privilege Style Departed Shannon Aerospace 02/05/15 arrived 16/04/15.

I-AIGG Boeing 767-304(ER) c/n 28041 Merdiana To Shannon Aerospace 29/04/15.

LZ-AWC Boeing 767-33A(ER) c/n 28043 Katekavia Rolled out of Eirtech Aviation Shannon 01/05/15 in full Azur Air colours and towed to Shannon Aerospace to become VQ-BUP.

Global Aviation News:

Adria to take delivery of A319

Read more: http://www.exyuaviation.com/p/adria-airways-will-take-delivery-of.html

Air France-KLM Cargo losses widened in first quarter

Read more: http://www.joc.com/air-cargo/cargo-airlines/air-france-klm/air-france-klm-cargo-losses-widened-first-quarter_20150430.html 

Air France – KLM split not impossible: report

Read more: http://www.nltimes.nl/2015/04/30/air-france-klm-split-not-impossible-report/

Cash-short Kenya Airways seeks rich partner, ditches Dreamliners

Read more: http://www.nation.co.ke/business/Kenya-Airways-Dreamliners-Lease-Finances-Results/-/996/2704520/-/ui7dwez/-/index.html

Cebu Pacific domestic outlook brightens as Tigerair Philippines recovers & market share reaches 60%

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/cebu-pacific-domestic-outlook-brightens-as-tigerair-philippines-recovers–market-share-reaches-60-221862

Changi Airport feels the heat  

Read more: http://www.aspireaviation.com/2015/05/04/changi-airport-feels-the-heat

Delta’s rivalry with Alaska Air triggers benefits, risks

Read more: http://www.seattletimes.com/business/economy/high-stakes-competition/

Emirates in ‘final stages’ of launching premium product

Read more: http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/emirates-in-final-stages-of-launching-premium-product-1.1503723

European airlines plan new trade alliance

Read more: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/aa05f706-ec2f-11e4-b428-00144feab7de.html#axzz3Z5Izk1r0

FedEx: TNT Express takeover on track

Read more: http://atwonline.com/finance-data/fedex-tnt-express-takeover-track

For U.S. airlines, yield, not fares, dictates profit

Read more: http://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Airline-News/For-US-airlines-yield-not-fares-dictates-profit

Fundamentals of airliner performance; Part 7, the wing

Read more: http://leehamnews.com/2015/04/28/fundamentals-of-airliner-performance-part-7-the-wing/

Innovator Craig Kreeger (’85), CEO of Virgin Atlantic Airways: “We Have to Win on Customers’ Loving Us”

Read more: http://blogs.anderson.ucla.edu/anderson/2015/05/innovator-craig-kreeger-85-ceo-of-virgin-atlantic-airways-we-have-to-win-on-customers-loving-us.html4

Malaysia Airlines fleet restructuring

Read more: http://leehamnews.com/2015/04/30/malaysia-air-fleet-restructuring/

MAS sells entire Airbus fleet in move to manage losses

Read more: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/mas-sells-entire-airbus-fleet-in-move-to-manage-losses

Norwegian Air Shuttle narrows its 1Q2015 loss thanks to lower fuel, but it’s still a heavy loss

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/norwegian-air-shuttle-narrows-its-1q2015-loss-thanks-to-lower-fuel-but-its-still-a-heavy-loss-222125

Op-ed: Delta Airlines hub is vital to Utah’s business climate and quality of life

Read more: http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/2462365-155/op-ed-delta-airlines-hub-is-vital

Op-Ed: Partnership for Fair Skies no longer presenting coherent front

Read more: http://www.runwaygirlnetwork.com/

2015/04/29/op-ed-partnership-for-fair-skies-no-longer-presenting-coherent-front/

Open-skies policy will survive spat between US and UAE, Emirates Airline official says

Read more: http://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/open-skies-policy-will-survive-spat-between-us-and-uae-emirates-airline-official-says

So, a group of bloggers take on an @Delta 757….

Read more: https://saverocity.com/taggingmiles/so-a-group-of-bloggers-take-on-an-delta-757/ 

SFO taking speedy cues from ATL

Read more: http://blog.sfgate.com/cmcginnis/2015/05/03/sfo-taking-speedy-cues-from-atl/

Strong Dollar Is A Positive For Delta Air Lines, Analyst Says

Read more: http://www.gurufocus.com/news/333952/strong-dollar-is-a-positive-for-delta-air-lines-analyst-says

The end of Aviogenex

Read more: http://www.exyuaviation.com/2015/05/the-end-of-aviogenex.html

Tipping point for supply/demand? We don’t think so

Read more: http://leehamnews.com/2015/04/28/tipping-point-for-supplydemand-we-dont-think-so/

WestJet SWOT: Underlying financial strength serves to diminish formidable short term challenges

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/westjet-swot-underlying-financial-strength-serves-to-diminish-formidable-short-term-challenges-219198

Women playing pivotal role in AirAsia’s growth: CEO Fernandes

Read more: http://www.runwaygirlnetwork.com/2015/04/28/women-playing-pivotal-role-in-airasias-growth-ceo-fernandes/

Irish Aviation News:

Accent On Travel specialists invited to Aer Lingus launch reception

Read more: http://capegazette.villagesoup.com/p/accent-on-travel-specialists-invited-to-aer-lingus-launch-reception/1339224

Aer Lingus proving big draw in Boston

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/world/aer-lingus-proving-big-draw-in-boston-31193051.html

Air cargo service to take off

Read more: http://www.clarechampion.ie/air-cargo-service-to-take-off/

Airline boss came down with a bump

Read more: http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/ireland/article1551396.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2015_05_02

Belfast City Welcomes the Return of KLM to Northern Ireland

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/248569/belfast-city-welcomes-the-return-of-klm-to-northern-ireland/

Bergamo, the main Italian base Ryanair closes 2014 with a profit of 5.3 million [Italian] 

Read more: http://www.lastampa.it/2015/05/04/blogs/allacciate-le-cinture/bergamo-principale-base-italiana-ryanair-chiude-il-con-un-utile-di-milioni-S8q6KUug4FgIqlupgtyHAP/pagina.html

Christoph Mueller assumed leadership of the Malaysia Airlines Group

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22929

EI-FIK Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair First Flight

See Link: http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.ie/2015/05/ei-fik-b737-8as-ryanair-first-flight.html

IAG CEO Willie Walsh: disappointed by the slowing pace of industry liberalisation

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/iags-first-ever-1q-operating-profit-marks-further-progress-towards-its-long-term-targets-222465

Labour and unions on guard as sale of Aer Lingus looms

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/labour-and-unions-on-guard-as-sale-of-aer-lingus-looms-31192855.html

Plane sailing at Aer Lingus AGM – but IAG bid is waiting in the wings

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/lise-hand/plane-sailing-at-aer-lingus-agm-but-iag-bid-is-waiting-in-the-wings-31189511.html

Walsh: Main political parties have ‘no aviation policy’

Read more: http://www.ttgdigital.com/news/walsh-main-political-parties-have-no-aviation-policy/4696058.article

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:

@AirlineFlyer @qatarairways announced service to BOS (A350), ATL, & LAX. LAX operated on 777-200LR, just like @emirates before upgrading to flagship A380.

@ghimlay @qatarairways will operate A350s to BOS, and on second daily JFK flight (which it flies 777s on now).

Today’s Video Picks:

Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) and aviation safety

https://youtu.be/Gu69C4UoJs0

Water Salute at Waterford Airport for Captain Phil Thompson on his retirement from VLM.

https://youtu.be/UlVmCL5Kt00

Yuneec Q500 Typhoon Quadcopter | Electric Aviation| Flight on Irish coast| 400 f high

https://youtu.be/MlEXjnRYTto

767 Flyby in Thunder Over Louisville

https://youtu.be/w9-HXoWAnqs

 

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