Published on July 18th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 18/07/2015
D-AIFF Airbus A340-313 c/n 447 Lufthansa Ferried Dublin-Frankfurt 15/07/15 in Star Alliance colours.
EI-DSM Airbus A320-216 c/n 3362 Alitalia Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Dublin 16/07/15 for painting for Air Berlin as D-ABZG.
EI-EJG Airbus A330-202 c/n 1123 Alitalia in service Abu Dhabi-Milan Malpensa 14/07/15 after paint into new colours.
EI-EJI Airbus A330-202 c/n 1218 Alitalia in service Milan Malpensa-Abu Dhabi 13/07/15 prior paint into new colours.
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Flying In Ireland News:
AAIU Report into NG4 Forced Landing
EU Commission approves acquisition of Aer Lingus by IAG, subject to conditions
Passenger numbers soar at Belfast International Airport as summer season gets into full swing
Global Aviation News:
Airline CEOs meet with EU Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc to discuss her new EU Aviation Strategy
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24269
Boeing’s New 747 Jumbo Risks Dangerous Vibration, FAA Says
Copenhagen Airport most efficient in Europe
Delta Abandons $4 Billion Jet Deal on Failed Pilot Contract
Delta Air Lines determines capacity ‘unilaterally’ – CEO
Emirates Reveals Fuel Contract Details
In airline policy, Washington’s focus should be on competition
Jet2 owner sees shift towards package holidays after Tunisia attack and Greek crisis
Norwegian reports strong improvement in earnings and record high load factor for 2Q 2015
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24276
Qatar Airways Cargo To Introduce First 747 Freighter To Facilitate Growing Charter Demand
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24266
The high-flying safety advocate
The reason behind the bandit mask of the A350
Top 10 Western European Scheduled Airlines by Fleet Size
Irish Aviation News:
AerCap Leased, Purchased and Sold 132 Aircraft in the Second Quarter 2015
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24264
Aer Lingus Regional report continued load factor growth in June
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24258
Aer Lingus shareholders back resolutions necessary for IAG deal
Aer Lingus sale: Shareholders back key resolutions paving way for €1.4bn IAG takeover
Aer Lingus shareholders weigh in behind IAG takeover
Belfast City ‘to lose Gatwick routes’ as result of IAG deal
Government to formally accept IAG’s offer for Aer Lingus – Donohoe
IAG: Aer Lingus EGM Result
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24279
IAG: Aer Lingus Offer Extension
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24286
Michael O’Leary, boss of Ryanair, “Brussels Airlines lack of investment and leadership”
Parc Aviation Earns its Stripes
Read more: http://caeparcaviation.com/news/transaero
POLITICO Brussels Influence: Sky-high ambitions
Paschal Donohoe: Aer Lingus deal won’t weaken Heathrow slot guarantee
Ryan family-backed Viva Group plans to launch budget carrier in Central America
Ryanair overtakes Brussels Airlines and has become Belgium’s biggest airline
Ryanair seeking Belfast return as it bids for slots freed up by Aer Lingus
IrishAero Blog Posts:
An Isle of Man registered Learjet 40 now based at Dublin Airport: http://bit.ly/1K6HVtn
Emirates Airlines 100th Boeing 777 aircraft visits Dublin Airport: http://bit.ly/1DeXfMw
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 11-07-15: http://bit.ly/1GdCvF1
Tweets of the day:
@e_russell The USA and Ukraine have signed an open skies agreement. Ukraine International Airlines is only carrier flying between the countries.
@Citiflyer With the EI deal now done, Willie Walsh must surely go down as one of the best leaders in aviation. Now buy Finnair!.
@ghimlay Air France-KLM has supported the US3 in Gulf subsidies battle (no surprises there).
@JohnWMidgley @Ryanair gets a shoutout as an enabler for European startups at @GlobaliForum/@Allied4Startups/@tech_eu Brussels event.
@mark_scourse So IAG will expand to include Iberia, Vueling, Aer Lingus… who’s next? SAS, Finnair?.
@paudieaudi Couldn’t tweet last week. Ryanair plane waited for passengers in Kerry for 20 minutes because there was a car accident. Only in Ireland.
Today’s Video Picks:
Cardiff Aviation, 747-400
Dramatic footage shows helicopter crash into Irish pub