Published on August 6th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley


Daily Aviation Brief – 06/08/2015

Aircraft Update:

A7-AAM Global Express c/n 9126 Qatar Airways To Eirtech Aviation Shannon 31/07/15.

G-PRPB DHC.8-402 Dash 8 c/n 4333 Flybe Ferried Shannon-Edinburgh 03/08/15 after painting.

LZ-AWB Boeing 767-33A(ER) c/n 27909 Azur Air Airtest from old Aer Lingus hangar Shannon 01/08/15. 

TF-ISN Boeing 767-319(ER) c/n 30586 Icelandair Noted outside Lufthansa Technik hangar 04/08/15 now with Icelandic reg. applied in Basic Icelandair colours ex VQ-BVD.

Global Aviation News:

AirBridgeCargo’s 747-8F order underpins ambitious expansion plans, aiming for “global coverage”

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Air Canada Welcomes First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to its Fleet

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A major airline says there’s something it values more than its customers, and there’s a good reason why

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Aviation services specialist JMC Group on course for £100m turnover

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IATA: Air Freight Slowdown Continues, Several Regions in Decline

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Iberia in Talks on Long-Haul Network Growth

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LCCs rapidly grow to account for 30% of Japan-Korea market. Full-service airlines need new strategy

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Lufthansa Says Eurowings Could Be Focus for Short-Haul Mergers

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Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of TNT by FedEx

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New Madinah Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport adds momentum to Saudi Airport privatisation

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Qatar Airways turning purple to get IndiGo stake; or will it have to settle for SpiceJet instead?

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Spirit Airlines touts its business model fundamentals as it faces continued margin compression

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State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigations into Romanian measures in favour of two airports and airlines

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ULCCs Allegiant Air and Spirit Airlines driving US domestic growth this summer; 

Southwest Airlines doubles international capacity

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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus to launch short-haul premium product in Q4 2015

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Airports report high passenger numbers over holiday period

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Avolon – Q2 hits all the right notes and delivers c.8% earnings beat 

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Avolon CEO sees boom for aircraft lessors in Iran

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Avolon: 2015 Second Quarter Results

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AWAS delivers third planned new 737-800 passenger aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines

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‘Back-up’ air traffic control centre under construction

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EU airport traffic up 4.5pc in H1; Dublin Airport’s passenger numbers climb 15.1pc

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Gyrocopter record breaker, Norman Surplus, to complete historic flight

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Historic transatlantic pilgrimage flight to arrive for Knock Novena

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Leasing key to Cork Airport, says European Affairs Minister

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Nordic Aviation Capital raises capital for further expansion

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Reflections on Ryanair’s mobile website…

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Ryanair: Strong passenger data for July 

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Shannon’s bank holiday boost indicative of continuing growth

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United Returns Year-Round Offering on Newark – Belfast Route

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Vortex Aviation Ireland receives EASA part 145 A1 and B1 rating

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IrishAero Blog Posts:

To be updated

Tweets of the day:

@ghimlay Calling US airlines: Interjet wants a US partner, must be full-service or hybrid. Maybe @jetblue?.

@Qantas Today our 10th reconfigured #A330 enters service. #Didyouknow over 2km of wiring is installed on each aircraft as part of modification!.

@ShannonAirport What a busy Bank Holiday we had. We catered to more than 40,000 passengers, our busiest weekend in 5 years! #flyshannon.

@WestonAviation Fantastic welcome to @CorkAirport by so many! Many thanks to all for your warm welcome. Details of vacancies to be announced shortly.

@winglets747 China Southern will become one of a handful of carriers serving all inhabited continents – but at what cost?.

@winglets747 Emirates on 14 July retired A6-EMF, its last 777-200 (non LR) to Arizona. The aircraft flew enough to go to the moon and back 80 times.

@winglets747 Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce at #CAPAsummit says Jetstar HK rejection is “unjustified”.

Today’s Video Picks:


Dublin Airport 1960 – 61

Emirates Airbus A380 lands in Taiwan | Emirates Airline

Exclusive onboard preview of Dom Pérignon Vintage 2005 | Emirates Airline

Ethiopian Airlines CEO & Presdent Obama

Weston’s Special Day of Flying July 4th 2015



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