Published on May 12th, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 12/05/2015

Aircraft Update:

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

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EasyJet soars into profit during winter

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Finnair: 1Q loss narrows as its strategy review places a focus on customer and operations

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flydubai ‘to face new budget rivals in future’, says Sheikh Ahmed

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Fuel-purchasing strategy helps low-cost Allegiant save even more

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KLM and Air France working on closer integration, sidelining holding

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The Singapore LCC sector Part 1: Tigerair’s losses in FY2015 should reverse as capacity is cut

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The Singapore LCC sector Part 2: Tigerair cuts capacity on 13 routes while Jetstar quietly expands

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Virgin America weathers capacity onslaught in New York, Dallas, with strong unit revenue performance

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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus Unveils Its New IRFU Aircraft Livery

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Aviation industry ‘first’ for apprentice Rachael

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Enda Corneille – Country Manager At Emirates Newstalk Down to Business 


Global 2000: Hall Of Fame CEOs On Growth, Good Advice And The Next Decade

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How I finally learned to stop worrying and love Ryanair

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Irish IFE player jumps into wireless space with new retail portal

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Minister ‘considers draft report’ as Aer Lingus sale saga to hit six-month mark

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Ryanair celebrates 1.3 mln customers in Estonia

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Shannon Group recorded €600,000 profit in final quarter of 2014

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Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 09-05-15:

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



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