Published on May 14th, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 14/05/2015
EI-CSG Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 29922 MIAT Mongolian Airlines Ferried Chinggis Khaan International Airport-Moscow Sheremetyevo -Berlin Tegel-Prague 12/05/15 on summer-lease to Travel Service.
I-BIXE Airbus A321-112 c/n 488 Alitalia Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Norwich 12/05/15 after storage.
OO-TCQ Airbus A320-214 c/n 2114 Thomas Cook Belgium in Full Brussels Airlines colours carried out two approaches to Runway 24 on Air-test from Dublin 11/05/15.
OY-SRN Boeing 767-219(ER)(SF) c/n 23326 Star Air Departed Atlantic Aviation Group 11/05/15 arrived 08/05/15.
PH-OYI Boeing 767-304(ER)/W c/n 29138 Aerkflu Departed Lufthansa Technik 11/05/15 arrived 31/03/15.
Global Aviation News:
ACI: External shocks means 2015 trend in air transport is yet to be seen
Alaska Airlines launches P2F program
American Airlines launches Dallas-Beijing, accelerating US airlines’ refocus on China over Japan
ANALYSIS: United domestic 777s ‘right decision’ for network
Boeing attempts to build and deliver Boeing 787-9 in 67 days
Danish Air Transport ‘cautiously pleased’ with 2014 profit
Dunleavy resigns as MAS’ director of commercial
EasyJet commits to higher-density A320s
Fast-track US immigration clearance for Dubai private jet passengers
For the Airbus A350, the Honeymoon is Coming to an End
JetBlue Airways leverages its network to build pockets of strength, shielded from competition
Jetstar says it has achieved, net of inflation, a 2% cost reduction every year since starting
Jetstar Japan ‘a great opportunity’ for Jetstar Group, notes only 6% LCC penetration in Japan
Jetstar says Virgin Australia rebranding has delivered RASK growth ‘at levels we’ve not seen’
Lufthansa premium economy fitted to half long-haul fleet
Nepal Airlines wants partner to be selected through bidding
No plans for US pre-clearance at Doha
Qantas Catering has reduced cost gap to parity between it and on-shore competitors
Qantas Group expecting USD434m gain from lower fuel prices in FY2015
Qantas reports domestic cost gap with Virgin Australia approaching <5%
Qantas reports benefits of Emirates partnership including 4x increase in codeshare bookings
Qantas Group says ‘unique opportunity’ may be available to take advantage of new aircraft
Stiff competition prevails among budget carriers
The CFM LEAP-1B discussion
Tim Clark interview: Emirates president refocuses on war of words with US airlines
Turkish Airlines pins expansion on new Istanbul airport
United Goes Seasonal in Scandinavia
US Airways likely to stop flying this fall
US Customs and Border Protection Block Thomas Cook’s route to Reno
WOW Air CEO hopes to launch more transatlantic flights from BWI
Irish Aviation News:
Dublin Airport Welcomes Ryanair Announcement
GE Capital Aviation Services Delivers New Airbus A321 to Air China
Inside Track: Paul Hackett, ClickandGo.com chief executive
MOJÁCAR TOURISM IS PROMOTED IN DUBLIN.
North Atlantic Traffic Surges Ahead in April
Ryanair announces a new route between Tenerife and Berlin for winter 2015 [German]
Ryanair announces new winter flights from Italy [Italian]
Ryanair confirms Trieste-Valencia in winter [Italian]
Ryanair expects to make only 12 routes in the coming winter Girona [Spanish]
Ryanair plans flights from Berlin to the USA [German]
Ryanair will fly to Hamburg and Newcastle from October [Spanish]
They departed at sundown: Flying boats’ golden age remembered
Traffic at Cork and Shannon airports decreases
Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 09-05-15: http://bit.ly/1zNTS2K
Tweets of the day:
@airinsight MRJ is unsure which model they will deliver first. Scope clause is that much of an issue. #RAA2015.
@BrianSumers The list price of a @Bombardier CS100 is $62m. But @airinsight says you can buy one for a $36m. What a deal! #RAA2015.
@BrianSumers Did you know? A @Bombardier CRJ aircraft takes off once every 12 seconds in North America. That’s a lot of cramped passengers! #RAA2015.
@crankyflier @AmericanAir pres says we aren’t seeing capacity discipline – growth is higher than GDP and fares are falling #PHX2015.
@e_russell “I think most people define ‘capacity discipline’ as supply aligned with demand – it’s not aligned in 2015,” says AA pres Kirby. #phx2015.
@FM_World Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary: “Being nice to customers is a good business strategy.” Who knew? #ThinkFM.
@jonostrower Boeing’s Ray Conner says 737 Max wing spar load (LN5602) begins this month in Renton #BoeingID.
@jonostrower CFO: Boeing using the same footprint to build 47 737s each month as it did 19 per month. #BoeingID.
@jonostrower Boeing CEO McNerney says going clean sheet instead of 737 Max “would’ve place years of near term market strength at risk.” #BoeingID.
@KianiKress They mean business: @Ryanair advances 1st german domestic route Cologne-Berlin by 2 months to September + throws in €9,99 fare.
Today’s Video Picks:
Airbus Cockpit Experience (ACE) Trainer
Boeing C-17s reach three million flight hours
#ATM2015: Emirates talk about the importance of families to their business
#ATM2015: What does the future hold for travel agencies?
Le 10 millionième passager de Ryanair à Marseille