Published on May 12th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 12/05/2015
D-AIPE Airbus A320-211 c/n 078 Lufthansa to Eirtech Aviation Shannon 09/05/15.
EI-DEO Airbus A320-214 c/n 2486 Aer Lingus Departed Eirtech Aviation Shannon to Dublin 09/05/15 in Special Official Carrier of the Irish Rugby Team colours arrived 29/04/15.
EI-FKI Boeing 767-36N(ER) c/n 30841 GECAS Rolled out of Eirtech Aviation Shannon 10/04/15 in full euroAtlantic Airways colours and towed to Atlantic Aviation Group hangar.
LN-RNN Boeing 737-783 c/n 28315 SAS Airlines to Lufthansa Technik 10/05/15.
LN-RRB Boeing 737-783/W c/n 32276 Departed Lufthansa Technik 10/05/15 arrived 27/04/15.
Global Aviation News:
Boeing will close 787 surge line to make way for producing 777X
EasyJet soars into profit during winter
Finnair: 1Q loss narrows as its strategy review places a focus on customer and operations
flydubai ‘to face new budget rivals in future’, says Sheikh Ahmed
Fuel-purchasing strategy helps low-cost Allegiant save even more
KLM and Air France working on closer integration, sidelining holding
The Singapore LCC sector Part 1: Tigerair’s losses in FY2015 should reverse as capacity is cut
The Singapore LCC sector Part 2: Tigerair cuts capacity on 13 routes while Jetstar quietly expands
Virgin America weathers capacity onslaught in New York, Dallas, with strong unit revenue performance
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus Unveils Its New IRFU Aircraft Livery
Aviation industry ‘first’ for apprentice Rachael
Enda Corneille – Country Manager At Emirates Newstalk Down to Business
Global 2000: Hall Of Fame CEOs On Growth, Good Advice And The Next Decade
How I finally learned to stop worrying and love Ryanair
Irish IFE player jumps into wireless space with new retail portal
Minister ‘considers draft report’ as Aer Lingus sale saga to hit six-month mark
Ryanair celebrates 1.3 mln customers in Estonia
Shannon Group recorded €600,000 profit in final quarter of 2014
Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 09-05-15: http://bit.ly/1zNTS2K
Tweets of the day:
@KianiKress 1st @lufthansa Airbus #a350 based in @MUC_Airport end of next year, says airline, “will be most silent plane due to additional isolation”.
@KianiKress april traffic @airberlin -7,6% -3% load factor on earlier Easter, network cuts “below expectations” says CEO Pichler expects higher yields.
@KianiKress Call 1 Q @Lufthansa CFO Menne @FlySWISS highest improvement + “remarkably profitable” for legacy carrier in quarter, inspite of strong franc.
@ReutersAero Boeing orders to April 28: 139 gross, 114 net (but will be updated later today)
@SwissWorldCargo “Our Airbus A340 #Fleet will be phased out with six B777-300ER as from 2016 and three more as from 2017” – Ashwin Bhat.
@SwissWorldCargo #B777-300ER boasts per-seat fuel and CO2 savings of 23% over the A340 and will be deployed on ultra-long-range routes.
@winglets747 “When you fool your passengers…you cannot compete” for long Qatar’s Al Baker says about poor service at US airlines #ATM2015.
@winglets747 Qatar Airways: three staff in our ops centre exclusively track aircraft. ACARS provides update of every aircraft’s location every 5 seconds.
@winglets747 Emirates’ Tim Clark on accusations of “stealing” passengers: “Market share is not a right. It is earned.” #ATM2015.
Today’s Video Picks:
Black Knights Airborne Insertion into Rathmines, Dublin
Close Air Support
Dublin to Washington: Take a seat in the flight deck
Emirates receives 60th Airbus A380