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Published on May 18th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 18/05/2015

Aircraft Update:

D-AIRP Airbus A321-131 c/n 564 Lufthansa to Lufthansa Technik hangar 14/05/15.

D-AIRR  Airbus A321-131 c/n 567 Lufthansa Departed Lufthansa Technik hangar 14/05/15 arrived 03/04/15.

Global Aviation News:

Aena awarded the ramp handling licenses for its 43 airports

Read more: http://www.flightconsulting.com/aena-awarded-the-ramp-handling-licenses-for-its-43-airports/

Air Berlin has last shot at turnaround – CEO

Read more: http://www.euronews.com/business-newswires/3016667-air-berlin-has-last-shot-at-turnaround-ceo/

Airbus: TAM’s first A350 XWB due by the end of 2015

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/airbus-tams-first-a350-xwb-takes-shape-445513

Flying Toward Opportunity- Emerging markets offer big rewards – and risks – for aerospace companies.

Read more: http://longitudes.ups.com/flying-toward-opportunity/

How a jet fuel tax cap will help Charlotte’s hub

Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article21108636.html

IAG Responds to US Carriers Gulf Airlines Subsidy Claim

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/248911/iag-responds-to-us-carriers-gulf-airlines-subsidy-claim/

Iberia Wins 17 Ground Handling Licences

Read more: http://www.airportsinternational.com/2015/05/iberia-wins-17-ground-handling-licences/16676

In-Flight WiFi: So Complicated. Very Satellites. Much Dollars. Wow.

Read more: http://www.airlinereporter.com/2015/05/in-flight-weefee-so-complicated-very-satellites-much-dollars-wow/

Lufthansa stays grounded as rates take off

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/15/lufthansa-bonds-idUSL5N0Y52E720150515

No new strikes will stop Lufthansa until the end of July

Read more: http://www.eturbonews.com/58981/no-new-strikes-will-stop-lufthansa-until-end-july

SIA warns of challenging skies, steps up integration with group airlines

Read more: http://www.todayonline.com/business/sia-warns-challenging-skies-steps-integration-group-airlines

Singapore Airlines: first Airbus A350s due early 2016

Read more: http://www.ausbt.com.au/singapore-airlines-first-airbus-a350s-due-early-2016

Spirit Airlines & Frontier Merger Ahead?

Read more: http://seekingalpha.com/article/3188336-spirit-airlines-and-frontier-merger-ahead

The Emirates Strike Back: Persian Gulf Carriers Go On The Offensive VS U.S.’ Big 3

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielreed/2015/05/15/the-emirates-strike-back-persian-gulf-carriers-go-on-the-offensive-vs-u-s-big-3/

The Viability of Long-Haul Low-Cost Carrier Service

Read more: http://www.leighfisher.com/discover-whats-new/publications/focus-viability-long-haul-low-cost-carrier-service

U.S. airline CEOs: Europe made ‘mistake’ on Gulf carriers’ access

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/todayinthesky/2015/05/15/us-airline-ceos-europe-made-mistake-on-gulf-carriers-access/27376021/

U.S. Three vs. Middle East Three: Why All The Screaming?

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/ideaxchange/us-three-vs-middle-east-three-why-all-screaming

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus takeover would boost tourism

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/aer-lingus-takeover-would-boost-tourism-31228528.html

Belfast International Airport boss has ‘no concerns’ over future of New York service

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/belfast-international-airport-boss-has-no-concerns-over-future-of-new-york-service-31223634.html

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrives in Ireland for two day visit 

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/chinese-premier-li-keqiang-arrives-in-ireland-for-two-day-visit-31229009.html

DAA pays chairman’s law firm Arthur Cox €4.3m in fees

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/daa-pays-chairmans-law-firm-arthur-cox-43m-in-fees-31228522.html

Dublin & Tel Aviv: Building A Silicon Bridge

Read more: http://www.dublinglobe.com/2015/05/dublin-tel-aviv-building-a-silicon-bridge/

Declan Ryan: “If We Focus On The Things That We’re Good At, Then We Can Lead.”

Read more: http://www.dublinglobe.com/2015/05/declan-ryan-if-we-focus-on-the-things-that-were-good-at-then-we-can-lead/

Dip in combined terminal movements at Shannon

Read more: http://clareherald.com/2015/05/dip-in-combined-terminal-movements-at-shannon-567567/

Dublin Airport April Passenger Numbers Up 11% To 2 Million

Read more: http://www.dublinairport.com/gns/at-the-airport/latest-news/15-05-15/April_Passenger_Numbers_Up_11_To_2_Million.aspx

FM104’s Strawberry Alarm Clock takes off with CityJet

Read more: http://radiotoday.ie/2015/05/fm104s-strawberry-alarm-clock-takes-off-with-cityjet/

IAG makes seven-year pledge on Aer Lingus’ Heathrow slots

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/iag-makes-sevenyear-pledge-on-aer-lingus-heathrow-slots-31226631.html

Irish Canvasses EU on Aer Lingus Takeover Before Sign-Off

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-15/irish-canvasses-eu-on-aer-lingus-takeover-before-sign-off

Irish state scrutineers to recommend Aer Lingus sale -Sunday Times

Read more: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/05/17/uk-aerlingus-m-a-iag-idUKKBN0O20AQ20150517

Let Mueller run MAS with a free hand, says MP

Read more: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/let-mueller-run-mas-with-a-free-hand-says-mp

Marketa’s career is really taking off

Read more: http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Marketa-s-career-really-taking/story-26480963-detail/story.html

One on One Interview With Aer Lingus’ Michael Rutter

Read more: http://www.globaltravelerusa.com/one-on-one-interview-with-aer-lingus-michael-rutter/

Phocuswright Europe: Ryanair predicts growth of direct bookings as it eyes expansion beyond flights 

Read more: http://www.travolution.co.uk/articles/2015/05/15/12056/phocuswright-europe-ryanair-predicts-growth-of-direct-bookings-as-it-eyes-expansion-beyond-flights.html#sthash.vicePtB0.dpuf

Ryanair adds Newcastle – Alicante route

Read more: http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/ryanair-adds-newcastle-alicante-route/

Ryanair boss ratchets up battle with CMA

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/leisure/11609534/Ryanair-boss-ratchets-up-battle-with-CMA.html

Ryanair Celebrates Carrying 25 Million Passengers at Glasgow Prestwick Airport

Read more: http://www.glasgowprestwick.com/news-and-events/25thmillionpax.html

Ryanair growing again in Madrid, its sixth biggest base; over 70 routes launched since 2006 but over 30 dropped

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2015/05/15/ryanair-growing-madrid-sixth-biggest-base-70-routes-launched-since-2006-30-dropped/

Ryanair has presented its winter schedule for 2015 which includes three new routes for Palma de Mallorca airport

Read more: http://www.euroweeklynews.com/3.0.15/news/on-euro-weekly-news/costa-del-sol-malaga/128780-three-new-low-cost-routes-added-for-winter

Ryanair Holdings – Preview of FY results, due May 26th: best year ever; guidance key

Read more: https://www.davy.ie/research/public/article.htm?id=ryanair20150515_14052015.htm

Ryanair Moves Cologne – Berlin Launch to Sep 2015

Read more: http://airlineroute.net/2015/05/15/fr-cgnsxf-sep15/

Shannon showcased at major European aviation show

Read more: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/shannon-showcased-major-european-aviation-show-caoimhe-o-donnell?trk=hp-feed-article-title

TRAVEL Extra’s Sunday Supplement

Read more: https://travelextra.wordpress.com/2015/04/26/travel-extras-sunday-supplement-may-17/

Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 16-05-15: http://bit.ly/1EMZINR

Ryanair accelerates Berlin Schönefeld-Cologne route launch and adds new routes in Berlin and Hamburg: http://bit.ly/1HlRq3G

Tweets of the day:

@BelfastCrusader easyJet’s head of Ireland said around six or seven locations were in the running for the new direct route from Belfast International Airport.

@daithimckay  New figures on local passengers using Dublin Airport shows why devo of APD powers must be an economic priority. Top issue for @NIA_FinCom.

@helengibbons US preclearance at Schiphol, like at Dublin? IAG will be even keener to close that deal with Aer Lingus.

@julianoneill  NI wants a Middle East direct flight. The reality. Emirates about to appoint a rep in NI but to drum up biz for its Dubai flight from Dublin.

@PatBreen1 I had talks re reopening Irish Beef, trade & aviation with key Foreign Ministry officials,Qatar @OireachtasNews .

Today’s Video Picks:

Flight briefings (part I) – Baltic Aviation Academy

https://youtu.be/CdGJ95SSJ5U

Flying redefined – Welcome to my wonderful world of aviation!

https://youtu.be/PvZ8kB1wStY

Low level F-15 Strike Eagles in the Mach Loop – 13th May

https://youtu.be/N3EeXv3ahtA

Ryanair Family Extra Ireland

https://youtu.be/WoNvbZ1-dzs

Start a career in cabin crew today!

https://youtu.be/uWynrmVCHto

The Qatar Airways A350 XWB inaugural flight to Singapore

https://youtu.be/t-dN7JNXI3A

 

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