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Published on May 28th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 28/05/2015

Aircraft Update:

EI-DSF Airbus A320-216 c/n 3080 Alitalia Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Ostrava 26/05/15 for painting into Air Berlin colours as D-ABZN.

EI-DTJ Airbus A320-216 c/n 3978 Alitalia Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Ostrava 23/05/15 for painting into special colours.

N861TM Boeing 767-324(ER)/W c/n 27393 GECAS Ferried Shannon-Pinal Airpark 26/05/15 in basic First Choice Airways colours ex G-OOBL.

VP-BOQ Boeing 767-304 c/n 28042  Nordwind Airlines Ferried Moscow Sheremetyevo-Shannon 25/05/15 in basic colours after storage.

Flying In Ireland News:

Enthusiasts Group Visit – Concorde & Nimrod – Manchester Airport

Read more: https://flyinginireland.com/2015/05/enthusiasts-group-visit-concorde-nimrod-manchester-airport/

Government announces support for International Airlines Group (IAG)’s offer for Aer Lingus

Read more: https://flyinginireland.com/2015/05/minister-for-transport-tourism-and-sport-paschal-donohoe-td-announces-governments-support-for-international-airlines-group-iags-offer-for-aer-lingus/

Global Aviation News:

Airbus Looks Beyond Big Gulf Three to Spur Mideast Growth

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-26/airbus-looks-beyond-big-gulf-three-to-spur-mideast-sales-growth

Airlines Slide Into Bear Market on 21% Drop From 2015 Peak

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-26/u-s-airlines-slide-into-bear-market-on-21-drop-from-2015-peak

Boeing confirms Air India is interested in swapping some 787-8 orders for 787-9s

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/boeing-confirms-air-india-is-interested-in-swapping-some-787-8-orders-for-787-9s-449411

Egypt to halt airline subsidies in autumn

Read more: http://www.ttgdigital.com/news/egypt-to-halt-airline-subsidies-in-autumn/4696313.article

Ethiopian Airlines receives 13th 787

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/ethiopian-airlines-and-boeing-company-partnered-with-non-profits-and-delivered-educational-supplies-449354

El Al confirms negotiations with IDB Tourism for merger of Sun d’Or and Israir

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/el-al-confirms-negotiations-with-idb-tourism-for-merger-of-sun-dor-and-israir-449266

How to Become an Airline Millionaire, Chinese Style

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-25/milk-peddling-brothers-turn-airline-millionaires-with-china-ipo

Is AirAsia making the best use of its 171 aircraft?

Read more: http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/airasia-making-best-use-its-171-aircraft

Qatar Airways to Dutch: Give Us Flight Slots or Risk State Contracts

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/qatar-airways-to-dutch-give-us-flight-slots-or-risk-state-contracts-1432658546

Qatar Airway’s $200-billion dollar threat to European airports

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/qatar-airways-200-billion-dollar-threat-to-european-airports-2015-5#ixzz3bM0vqHpd

Photo Essay: Arizona Site Holds ‘Bones’ of 4,000 Planes

Read more: http://www.aviationpros.com/news/11978862/photo-essay-arizona-site-holds-bones-of-4000-planes

Skymark creditor Airbus opposes revival bid, threatens ANA stake deal

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/27/us-skymark-airlines-restructuring-airbus-idUSKBN0OC02A20150527

Spanish Airline Vueling Launches from Birmingham Airport

Read more: http://www.finchannel.com/index.php/business/travel-news/item/44283-spanish-airline-vueling-launches-from-birmingham-airport

The African Fastjet – A new course for Sir Stelios

Read more: http://www.traveldailynews.com/columns/article/51287/the-african-fastjet-a

Wizz Air CEO: Considering Buying Either Airbus or Boeing Jets — 2nd Update

Read more: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/wizz-air-ceo-considering-buying-either-airbus-or-boeing-jets–2nd-update-20150527-00127

Wizz Air Holdings plc | Audited Results for the full year ended 31 March 2015

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/23347

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus and British Airways ‘will continue’ to fly from Belfast following IAG takeover

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/aer-lingus-and-british-airways-will-continue-to-fly-from-belfast-following-iag-takeover-31257842.html

Aer Lingus; Cork on high

Read more: http://www.eveningecho.ie/cork-news/aer-lingus-cork-on-high/

Aer Lingus sale: IAG says ‘Belfast could benefit’ after proposed takeover

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-32900356

Aer Lingus Takeover: What does it mean for Cork and Shannon?

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-news/aer-lingus-takeover-what-does-it-mean-for-cork-and-shannon-31257309.html

Agriculture Minister says new routes are on the cards for Cork Airport

Read more: http://www.redfm.ie/news/cork/agriculture-minister-says-new-routes-are-on-the-cards-for-cork-airport/

Bright, personable, and well-liked: how Willie Walsh conquered Aer Lingus

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/bright-personable-and-wellliked-how-willie-walsh-conquered-aer-lingus-31256950.html

Cliff Taylor: Coalition swayed to sell by new Heathrow assurances

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/cliff-taylor-coalition-swayed-to-sell-by-new-heathrow-assurances-1.2227091

Cliff Taylor: Special ‘B’ share central to Aer Lingus sale 

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/cliff-taylor-special-b-share-central-to-aer-lingus-sale-1.2227577

Cork flights to Heathrow, Paris and Amsterdam are secure IAG Say

Read more: http://www.eveningecho.ie/cork-news/cork-flights-to-heathrow-paris-and-amsterdam-are-secure-iag-say/

Dublin Aerospace set to double its profits

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/dublin-aerospace-set-to-double-its-profits-31256470.html

Etihad close to Aer Lingus exit after British Airways parent gets nod

Read more: http://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/etihad-close-to-aer-lingus-exit-after-british-airways-parent-gets-nod

Forget concessions canard – Aer Lingus bid is hostile takeover

Read more:  http://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/forget-concessions-canard-aer-lingus-bid-is-hostile-takeover-31256800.html

IAG attracted by Aer Lingus’s ‘strong presence’ in UK regions

Read more: http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/iag-attracted-by-aer-lingus39s-39strong-presence39-in-uk-412790/

IAG CEO expects Aer Lingus to boost earnings

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/iag-ceo-expects-aer-lingus-to-boost-earnings-2015-05-27

IAG CEO says hopeful Ryanair will find offer for Aer Lingus attractive

Read more: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/05/27/uk-aer-lingus-m-a-iag-ceo-idUKKBN0OC0TS20150527

IAG CEO Will Need to Charm ‘Kingmaker’ Ryanair to Buy Aer Lingus

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-05-27/iag-ceo-will-need-to-charm-kingmaker-ryanair-to-buy-aer-lingus

IAG says airline group ‘will not go near’ Asia deals

Read more: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/e0a6598a-045e-11e5-95ad-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3bJmxjHbh

Ireland West Airport Knock welcomes the Government’s decision to support IAG’s proposal to acquire Aer Lingus and the positive implications that this can have for the Airport.

Read more: http://www.irelandwestairport.com/utility/news_details.aspx?id=374

Kenny confident European Commission will endorse Aer Lingus sale

Read more: http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0527/704043-aer-lingus/

Ryanair aims for profits of €970m as German market targeted

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/ryanair-aims-for-profits-of-970m-as-german-market-targeted-1.2226260

Ryanair eyes Paris Charles de Gaulle as it posts record profit of €867m

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/ryanair-eyes-paris-charles-de-gaulle-as-it-posts-record-profit-of-867m-31256508.html

Ryanair enlists Irish designer to give air hostess uniforms  a  ‘contemporary’ makeover

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/style/fashion/fashion-news/ryanair-enlists-irish-designer-to-give-air-hostess-uniforms-a-contemporary-makeover-31257272.html

Ryanair files complaint over Copenhagen mayor

Read more: http://www.thelocal.dk/20150527/ryanair-files-formal-complaint-over-copenhagen-mayor

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary could make or break IAG’s £961 million Aer Lingus takeover

Read more: http://uk.businessinsider.com/iags-961-million-aer-lingus-takeover-irish-approval-puts-spotlight-on-ryanairs-michael-oleary-2015-5#ixzz3bKhk8Lcg

Ryanair: Michael O’Leary’s new cuddly approach is rewarded with 66% profit growth

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/ryanair-michael-olearys-new-cuddly-approach-is-rewarded-with-66-profit-growth-226531

Ryanair targets easyJet to maintain profit momentum

Read more: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/05/27/uk-ryanair-results-idUKKBN0OB0BQ20150527

Ryanair sketches plan for price-comparison function

Read more: http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ryanair-sketches-plan-for-price-comparison-function-412744/

Ryanair to use Germany as growth platform

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/business/ryanair-to-use-germany-as-growth-platform-333084.html

Ryanair: What’s Behind the New Winning Strategy?

Read more: http://www.thecsuite.co.uk/CEO/index.php/executive-education/253-ryanair-strategy-454543

SIPTU to oppose sell-off of Government stake in Aer Lingus

Read more: http://www.siptu.ie/media/pressreleases2015/mainnews/fullstory_19100_en.html

Taoiseach denies seeing ‘internal Aer Lingus’ report specifying job losses after sale

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/taoiseach-denies-seeing-internal-aer-lingus-report-specifying-job-losses-after-sale-679013.html

The Flying Boats of Foynes – an era of very different air travel

Read more: http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/The-Flying-Boats-of-Foynes.html

Willie Walsh: ‘Aer Lingus will remain an Irish airline’

Read more: http://utv.ie/News/2015/05/27/Willie-Walsh-Aer-Lingus-will-remain-an-Irish-airline-37977

Yes, Walsh’s deal is safer for Aer Lingus – but big firms can go bust too

Read more: http://analysis.rte.ie/business/2015/05/27/yes-willie-walshs-deal-is-safer-for-aer-lingus-but-big-companies-can-go-bust-too/

Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:

Aer Lingus 8th Airbus A330 EI-EWR Enters Service: http://bit.ly/1Fulyt6

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

First Etihad Airways Airbus A330-200 in new livery operates to Dublin Airport: http://bit.ly/1KfmrGZ

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

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 23-05-15: http://bit.ly/1PCzDfG

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

NetJets Europe Bombardier Challenger 350 visits Dublin Airport: http://bit.ly/1HqmYD7

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 Airport this winter season: 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:

@BelTel @AerLingus will fly into @HeathrowAirport T2 and not move to T5 where @British_Airways is based say Willie Walsh.

@BrianODTV3 Willie Walsh says he’ll make an offer for the @Ryanair stake in @AerLingus in the next 28 days & he won’t be increasing the offer price.

@Breakingviews  #IAG flies in no-frills bid for #AerLingus. Key shareholder Ryanair could push for more, but investors shouldn’t bank on it – @OlafStorbeck.

@CarolineBremner #Russia’s outbound #travel declined by over 15% in 2014 with knock-on effect on many destinations with smaller decline in 2015 @Euromonitor.

@ClodaghLRice Willie Walsh IAG on @AerLingus takeover offer says they want to enhance Ireland as “a natural gateway between Europe and America”.

@EoinBearla BREAKING: The government’s proposed sale of its Aer Lingus stake could lead within weeks to a new route from .@CorkAirport to Germany #Cork.

@julianoneill In summary. Willie Walsh careful not to give guarantees on future levels of BA/AL services from City Airport but both committed to Belfast.

‏@KianiKress New CIO at @lufthansa Josef Bogdanski, former head of savings program Score, german sales + a real “character”, Willie-Walsh-style.

@paraicgallagher Taoiseach on #AerLingus – IAG has set out ambitious growth plans, Govt. confident it will secure A.L. future in competitive global market.

@magicbathtub Willie Walsh says he knows more than most “pride, loyalty and affection” Ireland has for Aer Lingus. 

@paulcolgan  IAG’s Willie Walsh on Aer Lingus – being small in an era of consolidation makes your vulnerable. 

Today’s Video Picks:

Flying high with Ryanair

http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000382963

‘Good banter’: Ryanair CFO on Twitter battle

http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000382837

How Did IAG Secure Ireland’s Aer Lingus Approval?

http://bloom.bg/1HKvNNq

Slots Guarantee Won Irish Backing for IAG Bid: Donohoe

http://bloom.bg/1HKOIoA

 

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