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Published on June 2nd, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 02/06/2015

Aircraft Update:

D-AIGP Airbus A340-313 c/n 252 Lufthansa Ferried Dublin-Frankfurt 30/05/15 after painting into Star Alliance colours.

D-AIGV Airbus A340-313 c/n 325 Lufthansa Ferried Frankfurt-Dublin 30/05/15 for painting.

EI-FKJ Boeing 767-36N c/n 30853 Euro Atlantic Airways painted at Shannon 29/05/15 prior delivery to become CS-TKT ex ET-AME.

Flying In Ireland News:

Dublin Aerospace announce Apprenticeships

Read more: https://flyinginireland.com/2015/05/dublin-aerospace-announce-apprenticeships/

Ryanair’s Full Year Profit jumps 66% to €867 million

Read more: https://flyinginireland.com/2015/05/ryanairs-full-year-profit-jumps-66-to-e867-million/

Global Aviation News:

Airbus sees ‘several hundred’ orders at Paris Airshow

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/30/us-airbus-bregier-idUSKBN0OF0O420150530

Air cargo market is ‘on its knees’ as the latest data shows yields continue to fall

Read more: http://theloadstar.co.uk/air-cargo-market-is-on-its-knees-as-the-latest-data-shows-yields-continue-to-fall/

Ascent Aerospace to build Airbus A330neo assembly lines 

Read more: http://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/ascent-aerospace-to-build-airbus-a330neo-assembly-lines/#sthash.kL16fxct.dpuf

Boeing confident on Leap and 737 Max performance promises

Read more: http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/boeing-confident-on-leap-and-737-max-performance-promises-412883/

Cathay Pacific Airways’ long-haul growth could provoke Asian airline consolidation; ANA and SIA?

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/cathay-pacific-airways-long-haul-growth-could-provoke-asian-airline-consolidation-ana-and-sia-227224

Etihad’s A380 debut in Sydney is ‘tiny’ part of grand plan

Read more: http://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalking/2015/06/01/etihads-a380-debut-in-sydney-is-tiny-part-of-grand-plan/

Etihad Airways launches premium Twitter account

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/etihad-airways-launches-premium-twitter-channel-450596

Flights to London, Hawaii on radar for AirAsia X

Read more: https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/travel/a/28301216/flights-to-london-hawaii-on-radar-for-airasia-x/

Iberia Resumes Madrid-Havana Flights with Best Product in the Market

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/23424

Jazeera Airways commences formal bidding for a 35% stake in Kuwait Airways

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/jazeera-airways-starts-formal-bidding-process-for-35-of-kuwait-airways-450598

Jet Airways: Three-year turnaround plan is ‘on-track’

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/jet-airways-three-year-turnaround-plan-is-on-track-450664

Malaysia Air Begins ‘Hard Reset’ With Fewer Workers, Cost Cuts

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-01/malaysia-airlines-says-it-offered-at-least-14-000-employees-jobs-iadgy9i6

Malaysia Airlines ‘technically bankrupt’

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32955818

Raleigh-Durham Airport gains a mix of domestic routes in 2015 while charting solid passenger growth

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/raleigh-durham-airport-gains-a-mix-of-domestic-routes-in-2015-while-charting-solid-passenger-growth-227223

Seattle-Tacoma Airport’s stature grows – and needs facility expansion to support hub airlines

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/seattle-tacoma-airports-stature-grows—and-needs-facility-expansion-to-support-hub-airlines-226986

U.S. Customs Add 10 New Foreign Airports to Its Pre-Clearance Program

Read more: http://skift.com/2015/06/01/u-s-customs-add-10-new-foreign-airports-to-its-pre-clearance-program/

Virgin warns opening Top End to foreign airlines will force it to reconsider flying routes

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/aviation/virgin-warns-opening-top-end-to-foreign-airlines-will-force-it-to-reconsider-flying-routes-20150529-ghcb6o.html

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus sell-off: when cold economic logic meets nostalgia

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/business/blog/2015/may/31/aer-lingus-sell-off-when-cold-economic-logic-meets-nostalgia

Air Contractors wins major industry award

Read more: http://clareherald.com/2015/05/air-contractors-wins-major-industry-award/

Call to extend local airfield with Aer Lingus sale proceeds 

Read  more: http://www.westmeathindependent.ie/news/roundup/articles/2015/05/28/4037986-call-to-extend-local-airfield-with-aer-lingus-sale-proceeds/#sthash.vudKljGL.dpuf

Curious behaviour may have scared off other airlines

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/colm-mccarthy/curious-behaviour-may-have-scared-off-other-airlines-31267040.html

Europe’s Connect aviation conference set to land in Kerry Airport

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/europe-s-connect-aviation-conference-set-to-land-in-kerry-airport-1.2231026

Fewer rules, less hassle, more profit – how being nice paid off at Ryanair

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/may/30/ryanair-being-nice-fewer-rules-less-hassle-more-profit

IAG boss Willie Walsh wants expanded Aer Lingus to target Asian destinations

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/iag-boss-willie-walsh-wants-expanded-aer-lingus-to-target-asian-destinations-31268685.html

It’s time to get Cork Airport flying again

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/analysis/its-time-to-get-cork-airport-flying-again-333857.html

New Cork Airport routes in doubt before first flights take off

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/new-cork-airport-routes-in-doubt-before-first-flights-take-off-333921.html

Our pride in the airline only distorts our view of the reality

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/our-pride-in-the-airline-only-distorts-our-view-of-the-reality-31267014.html

Plans for new Dublin Airport runway ready for take-off

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/plans-for-new-dublin-airport-runway-ready-for-takeoff-31267030.html

Qantas to gain new partner as Aer Lingus rejoins Oneworld

Read more: http://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-to-gain-new-partner-as-aer-lingus-rejoins-oneworld

Ryanair abandons plans to acquire a Cypriot AOC

Read more: http://atwonline.com/finance-data/ryanair-abandons-plans-acquire-cypriot-aoc

Ryanair and Aer Lingus to hike fees for peak summer months

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-news/ryanair-and-aer-lingus-to-hike-fees-for-peak-summer-months-31265019.html

Ryanair announces 55 routes in Morocco next winter

Read more: http://www.infomaroc.net/2015/06/01/aeacuterien-ryanair-annonce-55-routes-au-maroc-lhiver-prochain/

Ryanair strike headache for Madrid passengers

Read more: http://www.thelocal.es/20150601/ryanair-strike-affects-flights-to-and-from-madrid

Shannon Airport must access new route fund to expand

Read more: http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/business/business-news/shannon-airport-must-access-new-route-fund-to-expand-1-6769432

Shannon not into moaning or whinging

Read more: http://www.clarechampion.ie/shannon-not-into-moaning-or-whinging/

We chat with Inflight Dublin about IFE hacker claim & Passenger Choice in #PaxEx Podcast

Read more: http://www.runwaygirlnetwork.com/2015/05/30/podcast-episode-024-hacker-claims-and-inflight-games/

What lies ahead on the Aer Lingus flight path?

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/what-lies-ahead-on-the-aer-lingus-flight-path-31266758.html

Irish Aviation Research Institute ™ Blog Posts:

21 years of Aer Lingus Airbus A330 ETOPS operations over the North Atlantic: http://bit.ly/1RG3y4d

How Boeing’s 787 is Opening New Markets from Dublin Airport: http://bit.ly/1eGFPTl

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 30-05-15: http://bit.ly/1LU13ra

Norwegian Transfers first Boeing 787 from Irish to Norwegian Register: http://bit.ly/1AE84vV

Ryanair takes delivery of 15 Boeing 737-800s with a further 6 to be delivered during Summer 2015: http://bit.ly/1dDCPae 

Tweets of the day:

@EoinBearla CSA Czech Airlines says it is “reviewing” the planned launch of its #Cork Airport to Prague AND Ibiza routes which were due to start soon../.

@jackwhitehall  Ryan Air get some bad press. But there staff on Friday evening flights to stag and Hen do destinations deserve Pride of Britain Awards.

@jeffmclfc  Ryanair Labs & flexibility a big factor in a flight occupancy well above airline industry average. 

@pohara Tough tough decision to sell Aer Lingus to IAG. Looks very promising short term, but lots to be done to ensure a long term positive outcome.

@thatjohn Spotted at Birmingham BHX: the Honeywell 757 engine testbed, N757HW. What’s it doing here, @Honeywell_Aero?

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@TheHUBRoutes The UK’s @HeathrowAirport is 800% more expensive for airline costs than Dubai says @DubaiAirports’ Khalil Lamrabet in #RoutesMEA discussion.

@TheHUBRoutes “We need to look at ways of eliminating multiple charges for airlines,” says Khalil Lamrabet of @DubaiAirports. #RoutesMEA #StrategySummit.

@TheHUBRoutes  “I want absolute simplicity at the lowest possible cost from an airport,” says @bodinrichard1, CCO of @fastjet at #RoutesMEA #StrategySummit.

@TheHUBRoutes “For every seven additional tourists we bring to the island we create one job,” says Stephanie Wear from Tenerife Tourism at #RoutesMEA.

@TomLyonsBiz Obviously Denis O’Brien expressing a view on a big decision by the state to the state like selling aer lingus is a one-off….

Today’s Video Picks:

Aviation is Our Religion

https://youtu.be/S5bhYzTPS58

Opportunities in Asia: Interviews at the Willis-IATA-AAPA Aviation Insurance Conference

https://youtu.be/5FPlS01ckfM

 

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