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Published on May 22nd, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 22/05/2015

Aircraft Update:

D-AIGP Airbus A340-313 c/n 242 Lufthansa Ferried Dublin-Frankfurt 21/05/15 for painting.

M-ABIL Airbus A320-232 c/n 2334 CIT Aerospace painted at Shannon in all white colours 19/05/15 Aegean Airlines lease not taken up ex 5B-DCL.

SE-RDP Airbus A321-231 c/n 2410 Novair Ferried Dublin-Stockholm Arlanda 20/05/15.

TC-DCG Airbus A320-216 c/n 6597 Pegasus Airlines Delivered Toulouse-Ostrava 21/05/15 in all white colours for paint leased from Avolon.

Flying In Ireland News:

Increased traffic, new services, new image and infrastructural improvements at Dublin Airport

Read more: https://flyinginireland.com/2015/05/increased-traffic-new-services-new-image-and-infrastructural-improvements-at-dublin-airport/

Merged American and US Airways delivers increased Irish services this summer

Read more: https://flyinginireland.com/2015/05/merged-american-and-us-airways-delivers-increased-irish-services-this-summer/

United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) troop rotation

Read more: https://flyinginireland.com/2015/05/united-nations-interim-forces-in-lebanon-unifil-troop-rotation/

Global Aviation News:

Air France threatens regional hubs closure

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/air-france-threatens-regional-hubs-closure

Airbus A380: The next decade  

Read more: http://www.aspireaviation.com/2015/05/21/airbus-a380-the-next-decade

American’s CEO vows to compete on price with low-fare rivals

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/article21456066.html#storylink=cpy

American’s Parker Says U.S. Rejected Early Freeze on Gulf Rivals

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-19/american-s-parker-says-u-s-rejected-early-freeze-on-gulf-rivals

Brazil Airlines Covet Europe With Tam Hub, Bids for Bankrupt TAP

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-20/brazil-airlines-covet-europe-with-tam-hub-bids-for-bankrupt-tap

Budget 2015: Surprise new travel levy

Read more: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11452489

Canada Jetlines CEO reports latent demand, potential economic benefits for LCCs in Canada

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/canada-jetlines-ceo-reports-latent-demand-potential-economic-benefits-for-lccs-in-canada-448086

CFM Leap-1A Airbus A320neo Makes First Flight

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/cfm-leap-1a-airbus-a320neo-makes-first-flight

Dutch government stops Middle Eastern airline Schiphol expansion

Read more: http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2015/05/dutch-government-stops-middle-eastern-airline-schiphol-expansion/

Fuel surcharges still high for Qantas, Emirates and Singapore Airlines

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/aviation/fuel-surcharges-still-high-for-qantas-emirates-and-singapore-airlines-20150519-gh4ocv.html

IFC to find Croatia Airlines’ strategic partner by the end of October

Read more: http://www.balkans.com/open-news.php?uniquenumber=203826

Nok Air, Thai AirAsia report growth in 1Q profits as Bangkok’s LCC penetration rate reaches 36%

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/nok-air-thai-airasia-report-growth-in-1q-profits-as-bangkoks-lcc-penetration-rate-approaches-40-225578

Oman Air to lease three 737-900ERs through OBALC

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/oman-air-to-lease-three-737-900ers-through-obalc-448034

Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines: improved 1Q2015 margins thanks to lower fuel prices

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/pegasus-airlines-and-turkish-airlines-improved-1q2015-margins-thanks-to-lower-fuel-prices-225302

Philippine Airlines studying whether to buy Airbus A350 jet

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/20/airbus-group-pal-hldgs-a-idUSL3N0YB2EY20150520

Poland Is Building an International Airport at a Former CIA Black Site

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-20/poland-is-building-an-international-airport-at-a-former-cia-black-site

Sichuan Airlines becomes China’s 7th airline to have 100 aircraft. Next 10 years: another 100

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/sichuan-airlines-becomes-chinas-7th-airline-to-have-100-aircraft-next-10-years-another-100-225300

Thai Airways posts 1Q2015 profit as Thailand tourism recovers – but the turnaround is not complete

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/thai-airways-posts-1q2015-profit-as-thailand-tourism-recovers—but-the-turnaround-is-not-complete-225301

Thomson Airways to take delivery of up to four 787-9s

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/thomson-airways-to-expand-dreamliner-fleet-with-four-787-9-aircraft-447678

Wizz Air launches ‘refreshed’ brand and new livery

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/wizz-air-celebrates-11th-anniversary-with-refreshed-brand-and-livery-447197

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus Announces Extensive Winter Schedule 2015/2016

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/23275

Aer Lingus embarks on €2m journey to modernise its brand

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/media-and-marketing/aer-lingus-embarks-on-2m-journey-to-modernise-its-brand-1.2219620

Aer Lingus increases Shannon to Heathrow capacity

Read more: http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/business/business-news/aer-lingus-increases-shannon-to-heathrow-capacity-1-6756998

AerCap and AerCap Ireland Ltd completes 100% purchase of ILFC from AIG

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/aercap-completes-100-purchase-of-ilfc-from-aig-447895

Aer Lingus sale hinges on Ryanair intent

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/retail-and-services/aer-lingus-sale-hinges-on-ryanair-intent-1.2220189

Airport has safety fears on business park revamp

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/airport-has-safety-fears-on-business-park-revamp-31239511.html

ANALYSIS: Mueller sets tone for MAS transformation

Read more: http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-mueller-sets-tone-for-mas-transformation-412512/

Avolon delivers an Airbus 320-200 to Pegasus Airlines

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/23273

BIRMINGHAM TO DUBLIN SERVICE EXTENDS TO 6 TIMES DAILY FOR WINTER 2015

Read  more: http://www.atn.aero/article.pl?id=549677

CarTrawler seals partnership with Swiss International Airlines 

Read more: http://www.travolution.co.uk/articles/2015/05/20/12065/cartrawler-seals-partnership-with-swiss-international-airlines.html#sthash.ypAdByPj.dpuf

Dublin based Elix Aviation Capital acquires 25 aircraft from Nordic Aviation Capital

Read more: http://www.traveldailynews.com/news/article/61413/elix-aviation-capital-acquires-25

fastjet signs LOI with Ireland’s ICBC for one A319

Read more: http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/37457-fastjet-signs-loi-with-irelands-icbc-for-one-a319

IAG CEO Willie Walsh pushes for relaxed Chinese visa rules

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/leisure/11619207/IAG-and-Harrods-bosses-push-for-relaxed-Chinese-visa-rules.html

Impact claims IAG assurances on Aer Lingus are worthless

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/impact-claims-iag-assurances-on-aer-lingus-are-worthless-1.2221093

Liverpool John Lennon Airport strikes deal with Aer Lingus to launch new routes to North America

Read more: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/business/liverpool-john-lennon-airport-strikes-9300848

Michael Cawley: Is this the most feared man to ever talk to airports?

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2015/05/20/michael-cawley-feared-man-ever-talk-airports/

Michael Cawley pops up in Prague with EU Transport Commissioner 

Read more:  http://www.airport-business.com/2015/05/michael-cawley-pops-prague-eu-transport-commissioner/#sthash.WqzaJWQu.dpuf

Ryanair boss will not give evidence in employment case brought by former pilot

Read more: http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/transport/ryanair-boss-will-not-give-evidence-in-employment-case-brought-by-former-pilot.126753324

Ryanair strikes back at Copenhagen’s mayor

Read more: http://www.thelocal.dk/20150521/ryanair-strikes-back-at-copenhagens-mayor

Ryanair ‘taking the lead’ on sale of Aer Lingus

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/business/ryanair-taking-the-lead-on-sale-of-aer-lingus-332012.html

Ryanair upgrades mobile app with improved ‘My Ryanair’ registration function

Read more: http://www.businessandleadership.com/marketing/item/50707-ryanair-upgrades-mobile-app/

Ryanair ups Dublin-Manchester service from four to six daily services

Read more: http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/101678/ryanair-ups-daily-dublin-manchester-service

Ryanair will add six new routes that already operates from Malaga next winter [Spanish]

Read more: http://www.expansion.com/empresas/transporte/2015/05/21/555df7a646163fe2248b458b.html

Run the CONNECT Kerry Airport Canter and get this shirt!!!

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2015/05/20/run-connect-kerry-airport-canter-get-shirt/

Walsh in ‘no rush’ with Aer Lingus bid

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/walsh-in-no-rush-with-aer-lingus-bid-31240525.html

Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:

Dublin-Weston Executive Airport reports second year of bizav growth: http://bit.ly/1cLBZY1

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

Irish Aviation Authority and Shannon’s IASC partner to launch new Irish “EJ” corporate aircraft register: http://bit.ly/1dibrhT

Jet Assist Ltd announces plans for new $4.1 million Hangar and FBO Project at Belfast International Airport: http://bit.ly/1R3bEnc

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

Ryanair increases frequencies on 12 routes from Dublin: http://bit.ly/1PzhQWN

South Aer FBO announces new Cork Airport facility underlining their long term commitment: http://bit.ly/1EZh4Hx

Tweets of the day:

@agrevtseva Airlines should consider retention ratio of new clients brought through #metasearch says @S7Airlines_ru CEO #tretail15.

@ACI_EUROPE  easyJet’s Gayward: “inefficient airlines with less fuel hedged – such as @Monarch are seeing the benefit of lower oil prices” #acirace

‏@ACI_EUROPE Gayward @easyJet: “we have no plans to go long haul, I assure you.” #acirace.

@ACI_EUROPE Hayward: @easyjet uses its aircraft for an average 4 sectors a day and works its crew pretty hard too. #acirace.

@ACI_EUROPE  Mogensen: “@Gatwick_Airport is a great example, where the airport is facilitating the connect (self-hibbing)” #acirace.

@ACI_EUROPE Santos: “Over 240 Dreamliners have been delivered now and they have created 49 new markets” #acirace.

@marklenahan Hainan Airlines / HNA fascinating history of rapid growth to a multi-national cross vert. travel co #tRetail15.

@OAG_Aviation “In the last 5 years, Europe has lost over 73 scheduled airlines. Do we have too many sub-scale airlines?” #tRetail15.

@OAG_Aviation @johngrantoag says: “Alliances are no longer the only model for overcoming regulatory barriers – they’re beginning to fracture” #tRetail15

@OpenJawTech Average booking lead time in China is 7 days & +10% of all flights bookings are changed/cancelled #tretail15 @HainanAirlines.

@ACI_EUROPE  Mogensen “WOW is exceptional as an LCC, in that we use @kefairport as a hub” #acirace.

@isavia You have to get to know your passengers says Jon Keefe from @AeroParkerNews #acirace #knowyouraudience .

@safegategroup Debra Santos of @Boeing: “increase in frequency of flights rather than size of aircraft” #acirace #airtrafficexpansion.

@safegategroup Airports must take passenger engagement opportunities to increase satisfaction and maximize non-aero revenue @AeroParkerNews #acirace.

@TodayFMNews The head of IAG, Willie Walsh, says he is still very much interested in doing a deal with the government for its stake in Aer Lingus.

Today’s Video Picks:

Aireon córas uathrialaithe eitilte,Flight control,aircraft emergency tracking centre,Gaeilge,Irish

https://youtu.be/W9cGOE9zb04

Air Serbia Fuel Efficiency Program

https://youtu.be/mwe2Qdf2u8o

A320neo takes to the skies with LEAP- 1A engines

https://youtu.be/kltRa9bMAfA

Smart Flies Aer Lingus

https://youtu.be/dpSdvQ_R11A

Smarter Everything: Boeing Uses 3D LiDAR for the Vision of the Future

https://youtu.be/VGrQl2afVMo

 

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