Published on May 29th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 29/05/2015
A40-BZ Boeing 737-91MER c/n 44425 Oman Air Delivered Boeing Field-Keflavik-Shannon-Muscat 27-29/05/15.
EI-FGS Boeing 37-8GJ/W c/n 39430 AWAS Airtest from Lufthansa Technik 27/05/15 in AnadoluJet colours.
LZ-AWC Boeing 767-33A(ER) c/n 28043 AWAS Airtest from Lufthansa Technik 26/05/15 in Azur Air colours.
OY-SRL Boeing 767-232(SF) c/n 22219 Star Air Departed Atlantic Aviation Group 27/05/15 arrived 13/04/15.
TC-DCG Airbus A320-216 c/n 6597 Pegasus Airlines Delivered Ostrava-Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen 25/05/15 after painting.
Flying In Ireland News:
Ryanair responds to Aer Lingus challenge as it seeks more business passengers
Global Aviation News:
Aegean Airlines remains in the red in 1Q2015
Airbus Superjumbo May See Second Life in Asian Low-Cost Markets
Airbus to open Silicon Valley innovation centre
Airbus: No 590 tonne A380 just yet, but there are other changes
Allegiant navigates pilot unrest as it records healthy profits and works to achieve growth targets
American Airlines to Bring Its A321s to Hawaii
Analysis: Virgin Atlantic’s Turnaround
Boeing 777 Japanese suppliers see rate cut in 2016: BAML
Czech Startup Uses Ticket-Buying Algorithms to Let You Mix and Match the Cheapest Flights
Delta Takes Delivery of World’s First A330 242t MTOW
Emirates to launch fourth Italian gateway
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/23363
Etihad: Growth Threatened by Protectionism of Europe and U.S.
EU carriers battle Gulf airlines’ expansion
First 242-tonne A330-300 is delivered to Delta Air Lines
Is Boeing Holding Back Order Announcements Ahead of Paris Air Show?
Low cost carriers – more connections and lower prices
Philippine Airlines Evaluates the A350 Aircraft
Pontifications: Fare and market share wars
Mexico’s airlines remain cautious about a domestic rebound while expanding internationally
Wizz Air’s first results post-IPO: FY2015 underlying net profit up 67%, but slowing in FY2016
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus agrees to not pursue outsourcing and compulsory redundancies
Aer Lingus CEO: Jobs won’t be cut as long as company stays efficient
Aer Lingus: IAG provides recommended cash offer with government support for the deal
Aer Lingus CEO responds to job cut concerns
Aer Lingus needs US partner: IAG chief
Aer Lingus sale will give us more choice – not lower fares
Aer Lingus slots not needed for long-haul growth: IAG chief
Aer Lingus welcomes Dáil approval of the sale of the Government’s shareholding to IAG
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/23382
Aer Lingus workers have nothing to fear from job cuts report – Burton
Air passengers using Irish airports up 6.9% last year
Avolon Delivers One New Airbus 320-200 Aircraft to VivaAerobus
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/23380
AWAS delivers one 747-400ERF (extended range freighter) to Cargolux
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/23354
Cliff Taylor: Opposition to Aer Lingus deal is based on two false assumptions
‘Cost base efficient but there’s always room for improvement’
Dáil votes for sale of Government’s Aer Lingus stake to IAG
Dublin is Europe’s fastest growing long-haul airport
Dusseldorf the first new route as IAG grows Cork Airport services
Eoghan Corry spoke to RTÉ Radio One’s Drivetime about what the Aer Lingus sale could mean for passengers. (Skip to 46.28).
Fears for Aer Lingus’ Belfast route despite IAG’s promise
IAG attracted by Aer Lingus’s ‘strong presence’ in UK regions
IAG chief: Deal will give Aer Lingus protection it would not otherwise have
IAG says Dublin will become US gateway by 2020
IAG wins Irish government backing for Aer Lingus offer
Internal Aer Lingus report outlines €60m in cuts
Labour TDs back Aer Lingus deal
New agreement will protect employment at Aer Lingus – Nash
Q&A: Everything you need to know about the Aer Lingus deal
Ryanair may not make decision for at least two more weeks
Ryanair: Solid full year results with upbeat guidance
Secret Aer Lingus document reveals plans for harsh cuts
Shannon and Cork back IAG potential to grow routes
The One About the Two Irishmen Who Carved Up European Aviation
UK regions to benefit from IAG Aer Lingus takeover
Voluntary redundancy scheme will operate at Aer Lingus – Burton
Willie Walsh forgoes Malaysian adventure to steer through Aer Lingus deal
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:
@AAPAirlines “We will leave consolidation in Asia to others who know the market better or who are braver.” IAG Willie Walsh.
@airwaysmagazine Hernandez: 1st A350-1000 at sub component level and on track for FAL in early 2016, 1st flight mid-2016, and EIS mid-2017.
@airwaysmagazine Evrard: #A330neo timeline: certification -900neo mid-2017 & -800neo 2Q 2018; EIS -900neo 4Q 2017 & -800neo 3Q 2018.
@AirwaysNews Evrard: A350 exceeding expectations. @Qatarairways very pleased w/ high operations reliability. Vietnam, LATAM, & Finnnair in 2015.
@aspireaviation @Airbus A350-1000: Common Section 11 with -900; CFRP fuselage frame & bilge “optimisation” #InnovationDays.
@AvWeekFlottau @Airbus A320 now certified by EASA for up to 195 seats, Leahy says. Airbus promotes aircraft at up to 189.
@ChrisKissane Parties which opposed sale of 75% of Aer Lingus now selling off remaining 25% against objections of party who sold the 75%… #irishpolitics.
@Flighteditor Going to “uncomfortable” 10-abreast, 17in seat is only way Boeing can compete with A350-1000’s economics on 777-9X, claims Rao.
@harrymcgee I wonder does Willie Walsh feel a smidgen of poetic justice with Aer Lingus, given how Bertie Ahern dumped him so hard the last time?.
@karelxwb Cathay Pacific’s first #A350 MSN29 has entered the final assembly line at Toulouse.
@philipnolan1 You can’t expect to control the future of any business as a minority 25% shareholder. #AerLingus.
@photoJDL A350-1000 first flight expected mid-2016; EIS mid-2017. @Airbus.
@RAeSTimR A350-1000 benefitting from A350-900 experience, says Hernandez – high systems commonality.
@R_Wall Vietnam Airlines to get first Airbus A350 in June, Finnair and TAM next still this year.
@Tadhgodonovan Michael McNamara is exactly what is wrong with Irish politics. Disgusting. #AerLingus #sell #IAG
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