Published on August 6th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 06/08/2015
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”
Air Canada Welcomes First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to its Fleet
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24498
A major airline says there’s something it values more than its customers, and there’s a good reason why
Aviation services specialist JMC Group on course for £100m turnover
IATA: Air Freight Slowdown Continues, Several Regions in Decline
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24542
Iberia in Talks on Long-Haul Network Growth
LCCs rapidly grow to account for 30% of Japan-Korea market. Full-service airlines need new strategy
Lufthansa Says Eurowings Could Be Focus for Short-Haul Mergers
Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into proposed acquisition of TNT by FedEx
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24499
New Madinah Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport adds momentum to Saudi Airport privatisation
Qatar Airways turning purple to get IndiGo stake; or will it have to settle for SpiceJet instead?
Spirit Airlines touts its business model fundamentals as it faces continued margin compression
State aid: Commission opens in-depth investigations into Romanian measures in favour of two airports and airlines
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24500
ULCCs Allegiant Air and Spirit Airlines driving US domestic growth this summer;
Southwest Airlines doubles international capacity
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus to launch short-haul premium product in Q4 2015
Airports report high passenger numbers over holiday period
Avolon – Q2 hits all the right notes and delivers c.8% earnings beat
Avolon CEO sees boom for aircraft lessors in Iran
Avolon: 2015 Second Quarter Results
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24553
AWAS delivers third planned new 737-800 passenger aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24533
‘Back-up’ air traffic control centre under construction
EU airport traffic up 4.5pc in H1; Dublin Airport’s passenger numbers climb 15.1pc
Gyrocopter record breaker, Norman Surplus, to complete historic flight
Historic transatlantic pilgrimage flight to arrive for Knock Novena
Leasing key to Cork Airport, says European Affairs Minister
Nordic Aviation Capital raises capital for further expansion
Reflections on Ryanair’s mobile website…
Ryanair: Strong passenger data for July
Shannon’s bank holiday boost indicative of continuing growth
United Returns Year-Round Offering on Newark – Belfast Route
Vortex Aviation Ireland receives EASA part 145 A1 and B1 rating
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24518
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:
BOEING 747-400 CLOUDSURFING DURING A TESTFLIGHT ABOVE THE NORTH SEA
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