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Published on May 8th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 08/05/2015

Aircraft Update:

A7-BAK Boeing 777-3DZ(ER) c/n 36097 Qatar Airways Ferried Doha-Dublin 07/05/15 to Eirtech Aviation for painting.

EI-FKI Boeing 767-36N c/n 30841 GECAS registered Shannon 06/05/15 for Euro Atlantic Airways as CS-TKS ex 5Y-KQY.

G-JZHD Boeing 737-808/W c/n 34706 Jet2 Delivered Bournemouth-Leeds/Bradford 07/05/15 ex EI-RUP.

SE-RDN Airbus A321-211 c/n 2211 Novair departed Dublin Aerospace 06/05/15.

SE-RDO Airbus A321-211 c/n 2216 Novair to Dublin Aerospace 06/05/15.

Global Aviation News:

A Look At The Remaining 747-8 Orders

Read more: http://airwaysnews.com/blog/2015/05/01/a-look-at-the-remaining-747-8-orders/

Air India may add 4-5 new European destinations, opt for bigger aircraft

Read more: http://www.firstpost.com/politics/air-india-may-add-4-5-new-european-destinations-opt-bigger-aircraft-2232842.html

Avianca firms up order for 100 A320neo Family aircraft

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/22964

Backing cuts, new MAS CEO says airline spending much more than rivals 

Read more: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/backing-cuts-new-mas-ceo-says-airline-spending-much-more-than-rivals#sthash.7Qp0nvfo.dpuf

Bombardier announces rate cut for Global 5000/6000

Read more: http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/bombardier-announces-rate-cut-for-global-50006000-412065/

Bombardier confirms Swiss as CSeries launch operator

Read more: http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/bombardier-confirms-swiss-as-cseries-launch-operator-412058/

China Eastern ends A340-600 revenue operations

Read more: http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/37162-china-eastern-ends-a340-600-revenue-operations

Don’t dilute tax incentives used to keep Boeing 777X production

Read more: http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/dont-dilute-tax-incentives-used-to-keep-boeing-777x-production/

Emirates to ‘wield sledgehammer’ to US carriers claims

Read more: http://www.emirates247.com/business/corporate/emirates-to-wield-sledgehammer-to-us-carriers-claims-2015-05-06-1.589787

Europe, the ME3 and the quiet winner in-between

Read more: http://airinsight.com/2015/05/07/europe-the-me3-and-the-quiet-winner-in-between/#.VUtYdo5VhHw

Five steps to understanding predictive marketing in travel 

Read more: http://www.tnooz.com/article/five-steps-to-understanding-predictive-marketing-in-travel/#sthash.6TReFwZs.dpuf

How airports are commercializing Twitter whilst enhancing the passenger experience

Read more: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-airports-commercialising-twitter-whilst-enhancing-paul-brugger?trk=object-title

Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways close to deal for own terminal

Read more: http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/37136-kuwaits-jazeera-airways-close-to-deal-for-own-terminal

Leap-1B For 737 MAX Begins Key Flight Tests 

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/leap-1b-737-max-begins-key-flight-tests

Meridiana, unions in deal to retain jobs for 12 more months

Read more: http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/37073-meridiana-unions-in-deal-to-retain-jobs-for-12-more-months

Monarch Airlines ends A330, charter operations

Read more: http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/37161-monarch-airlines-ends-a330-charter-operations

More than 1000 3D-printed parts for A350 prototypes

Read more: http://bloga350.blogspot.ie/2015/05/more-than-1000-3d-printed-parts-for.html

Op-Ed: Are Delta’s “Basic Economy” Fares a Direct Response to Spirit’s “Bare Fares?”

Read more: http://airwaysnews.com/blog/2015/05/04/op-ed-are-deltas-basic-economy-fares-a-direct-response-to-spirits-bare-fares/

Qatar Airways CEO blames Boeing, Airbus delays for lower 2014 profits

Read more: http://www.arabianbusiness.com/qatar-airways-ceo-blames-boeing-airbus-delays-for-lower-2014-profits-591825.html

Qatar Urges Airbus to Upgrade Wide-Bodies to Hold off Boeing

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-06/qatar-air-urges-airbus-to-upgrade-wide-bodies-to-hold-off-boeing

Romania’s Blue Air to switch from Cuneo to Turin Caselle

Read more: http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/37146-romanias-blue-air-to-switch-from-cuneo-to-turin-caselle

The Arab Battle for U.S. Skies

Read more: http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/05/04/dubai-qatar-etihad-emirates-fair-skies-open-skies-american-delta-united/

Tough turnaround for Malaysia Airlines

Read more: http://www.thestar.com.my/Business/Business-News/2015/05/07/Tough-turnaround/?style=biz

U.S. WANTS OWN SCHIPHOL PASSPORT CHECKPOINT

Read more: http://www.nltimes.nl/2015/05/07/u-s-wants-own-schiphol-passport-checkpoint/

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus announces mixed results for April

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/business/aer-lingus-announces-mixed-results-for-april-676006.html

Aer Lingus: April passenger statistics show continuation of recent themes

http://www.merrion-capital.com/market-news/aer-lingus-april-passenger-statistics-show-continuation-of-recent-themes.html

AIRPORT APPRENTICE FIREFIGHTER LANDS FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT

Read more: http://www.belfastcityairport.com/News/AIRPORT-APPRENTICE-FIREFIGHTER-LANDS-FULL-TIME-EMP

Avolon delivers one new Airbus 320-200 aircraft to VivaAerobus

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/23030

Avolon delivers two Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Malaysia Airlines

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/23000

Avolon open to future M&A activity as first quarter profits hit $49m

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/avolon-open-to-future-ma-activity-as-first-quarter-profits-hit-49m-31201235.html

Belfast International Airport bosses bet against one another to win Budapest Runway Run

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2015/05/06/belfast-international-airport-bosses-bet-one-another-win-budapest-runway-run/

Christoph Mueller resigns as chairman of An Post

Read more: http://www.newstalk.com/Christoph-Mueller-An-Post-resignation-Malaysia-Airlines-Aer-Lingus

Cityjet and Powerscourt in joint marketing deal

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/cityjet-and-powerscourt-in-joint-marketing-deal-1.2202025

Have you packed your bags yet?

Read more: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/have-you-packed-your-bags-yet-marie-aude-gagnon-rousseau?trk=hb_ntf_MEGAPHONE_ARTICLE_POST

HSE to subsidise Dublin flights for Donegal children with life limiting illnesses

Read more: http://www.highlandradio.com/2015/05/06/hse-to-subsidise-dublin-flights-for-donegal-children-with-life-limiting-illnesses/

How Ryanair charges British travellers more

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/ryanair/11588669/How-Ryanair-charges-British-travellers-more.html

Irish Embassy in Washingon DC Hosting Business Tourism Event 

Read more: http://fft.ie/index.php/5657/irish-embassy-in-washingon-dc-hosting-business-tourism-event/#sthash.ShOBYcxv.dpuf

IRFU Flying High with Aer Lingus

Read more: http://sportforbusiness.com/irfu-flying-high-with-aer-lingus/

Irish lessor Avolon says lease rate environment improving

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/06/idUSL5N0XX3IO20150506

Rates waiver suggested for Knock Airport

Read more: http://www.advertiser.ie/mayo/article/77528/rates-waiver-suggested-for-knock-airport

Ryanair adds new Malta route to Rome for Winter 2015

Read more: http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/lifestyle/travel/52686/ryanair_adds_new_malta_route_to_rome_for_winter_2015#.VUukrvlVikp

Ryanair adds Verona in Italy to its routes from Stansted Airport

Read more: http://www.hertsandessexobserver.co.uk/Ryanair-adds-Verona-Italy-routes-Stansted-Airport/story-26450973-detail/story.html#ixzz3ZTZKRQZd

 

Ryanair: In 2014, we got our shit together – we caught up 

Read more: http://www.tnooz.com/article/ryanair-kenny-jacobs-interview/#sthash.VjmiSo9Z.dpuf

Shannon Group makes positive start as first annual report shows all units of business achieving progress

Read more: http://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/77576/shannon-group-makes-positive-start-as-first-annual-report-shows-all-units-of-business-achieving-progress

The sky’s the limit for airport apprentices

Read more: http://www.belfastairport.com/en/news/4/461/the-sky%E2%80%99s-the-limit-for-airport-apprentices.html

Vueling Airlines launches Belfast to Spain flights

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/travel/vueling-airlines-launches-belfast-to-spain-flights-31203574.html

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:

@e_russell  Supporting Texas #HSR wud reflect @SouthwestAir’s on-going network shift towards med- and longer-haul flights. 

@e_russell “This is yet another example of the Gulf carriers racing against the clock to dump more subsidised capacity on the US,” say @OpenFairSkies.

@e_russell ICYMI: @SkyWestAirlines retires its last EMB-120 Brasilia today after a 29 year run.

@winglets747 Qatar expects Airbus to develop an A350 variant after the -1000, CEO Al Baker tells @JohnLStrickland #ATM2015.

@winglets747 Al Baker says Delta’s Richard Anderson “is stifling the interest of the traveling public…he is single-minded” #ATM2015.

@winglets747 Qatar Airways’ Al Baker on cooperation with Emirates: “When we order airplanes together…when we attack people together” #ATM2015. 

@winglets747  “I don’t know why my alliance partner is jumping into this” foray, Qatar’s Al Baker says about American Airlines. #ATM2015.

Today’s Video Picks:

Airborne 05.05.15: UAV Vandalism, Ryanair Ripped Off, B-1 Upgrades

https://youtu.be/GfhS2tSPIEw

At WE Day 2015, Boeing Challenges Future Leaders to Dream Big

https://youtu.be/wEhF0pxXFJY

B-1B Lancer celebrates 30 years of service

https://youtu.be/c1Nkz5mR43M

ITB Academy Webinar: The Germans on holiday – Trends from the study “Reiseanalyse 2015”

https://youtu.be/wHUjTolMyLU

YL-LCN Ryanair Airbus A320 landing at London Stansted airport

https://youtu.be/8Jd8IhmLPeQ

The Sharing Economy And The Future Of Travel

https://youtu.be/oF0mcCsFWUw

 

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