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Published on August 7th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 07/08/2015

Aircraft Update:

A7-AFP Airbus A330-202 c/n 684 Qatar Airways Ferried Doha-Dublin 31/07/15 for painting.

EI-DSJ Airbus A320-216 c/n 3295 Air Berlin Ferried Dublin-Rome Fiumicino 03/08/15 after painting.

EI-FBH Airbus A321-231 c/n 1293 Aeroflight Services Ferried Sofia-Muscat 06/08/15 on delivery ex B-6300.

EI-FKJ Boeing 767-36N c/n 30853 EuroAtlantic Airways Delivered Shannon-Lisbon 06/08/15 ex 5Y-KQZ.

Global Aviation News:

ANALYSIS: The Fort Lauderdale Market Heats Up – Part 2

Read more: http://airwaysnews.com/blog/2015/08/04/analysis-the-fort-lauderdale-market-heats-up-part-2/

Another Southwest Airlines Co. Merger Makes No Sense

Read more: http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/08/03/another-southwest-airlines-co-merger-makes-no-sens.aspx

British Airways to fly direct London-Costa Rica in 2016

Read more: http://www.ticotimes.net/2015/08/05/british-airways-confirms-direct-london-san-jose-route-2016

Business Jet Transactions Slow In 2015

Read more: http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2015-08-03/business-jet-transactions-slow-2015

China’s HNA Group to buy Swissport from PAI Partners for $2.82 billion

Read more: http://atwonline.com/finance-data/china-s-hna-group-buy-swissport-pai-partners-282-billion

Credit Suisse Highlights U.S. Airline Sector, Notes Winners & Losers

Read more: http://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/15/08/5737005/credit-suisse-highlights-u-s-airline-sector-notes-winner#ixzz3i0x0cTRl

EasyJet and Norwegian deliver strong July numbers

Read more: http://travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/08/06/56188/easyjet-and-norwegian-deliver-strong-july-numbers.html

El Al Israel Airlines agrees to Boeing 787 deal

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airframes/el-al-israel-airlines-agrees-boeing-787-deal

FedEx details $billions US trade value from Open Skies

Read more: http://atwonline.com/open-skies/fedex-details-billions-us-trade-value-open-skies

Four U.S. airlines side with Gulf carriers, against American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines in Open Skies battle

Read more: http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/2015/08/four-u-s-airlines-side-with-gulf-carriers-against-american-airlines-delta-air-lines-and-united-airlines-in-open-skies-battle.html/

Frontier Airlines Is Going to Try to Make Managing Its Many Fees Easier

Read more: http://skift.com/2015/08/05/frontier-airlines-is-going-to-try-to-make-managing-its-many-fees-easier/

IATA ‘disappointed’ at Paris airport charges increase

Read more: http://atwonline.com/associations/iata-disappointed-paris-airport-charges-increase

Interview: What Spirit Air’s CEO Learned by Working for His Competitors

Read more: http://skift.com/2015/08/04/interview-what-spirit-airs-ceo-learned-by-working-for-his-competitors/

Iron Maiden star Bruce Dickinson restarts Djibouti’s national airline

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/11784003/Iron-Maiden-star-Bruce-Dickinson-restarts-Djiboutis-national-airline.html

London City Airport could fetch £2bn after being ‘put up for sale’

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/11786229/London-City-Airport-could-fetch-2bn-after-being-put-up-for-sale.html

Malaysia Airlines statement on MH370

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24566

Passengers rush to get on board low-cost carriers

Read more: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/industries/transport/article4518436.ece

Qatar Airways Responds to Subsidy Allegations from US Carriers

Read more: http://airwaysnews.com/blog/2015/08/03/qatar-airways-responds-to-subsidy-allegations-from-us-carriers/

Scoot to go where others failed

Read more: http://www.aspireaviation.com/2015/08/04/scoot-to-go-where-others-failed/

Skymark Lenders Approve Rehabilitation Plan Backed by ANA

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-05/skymark-lenders-vote-for-rehabilitation-plan-backed-by-ana

The Most Efficient Airlines: Delta Beats American Airlines, United

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/liyanchen/2015/08/05/the-most-efficient-airlines-delta-beats-american-airlines-united/

What do you want in business class: seats or service?

Read more: http://www.runwaygirlnetwork.com/2015/08/05/what-do-you-want-in-business-class-seats-or-service/

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus’s Margin Challenge for British Airways Parent

Reaad more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/aer-linguss-margin-challenge-for-british-airways-parent-1438542322

A fascinating slice of aviation history… what a pity politics is keeping it hidden

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/a-fascinating-slice-of-aviation-history-what-a-pity-politics-is-keeping-it-hidden-31428208.html

Avolon likely to decide within a month on $2.6bn bid

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/avolon-likely-to-decide-within-a-month-on-26bn-bid-31430020.html

Daa has submitted a planning application to Fingal Co Council for an A380 airbridge at the end of Pier 4 Terminal 2

Read more: http://documents.fingalcoco.ie/NorthgatePublicDocs/00501401.pdf

European body asked to include Cork Airport in surveys

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/european-body-asked-to-include-cork-airport-in-surveys-346532.html

Gatwick responds to Willie Walsh comments

Read more: http://www.mediacentre.gatwickairport.com/press-releases/2015/15-07-31-gatwick-response-to-willie-walsh-comments.aspx

Irish lessor Avolon sees ‘huge opportunity’ in Iran

Read more: http://atwonline.com/lessors/irish-lessor-avolon-sees-huge-opportunity-iran

Ireland still flying high in the aviation industry

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/features/ireland-still-flying-high-in-the-aviation-industry-346465.html

More credit cards are being left behind at Dublin Airport

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/more-credit-cards-are-being-left-behind-at-dublin-airport-1.2306001

O’Leary now wants to do an Italian Job on the Germans

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/oleary-now-wants-to-do-an-italian-job-on-the-germans-31420996.html

Pathetic politics behind grounding of aviation open days

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/editors-viewpoint/pathetic-politics-behind-grounding-of-aviation-open-days-31428019.html

Planning application document submitted by Dublin Airport to Fingal County Council  for Airbus A380 stand at T2 Pier E/Gate 426 

Read more: http://documents.fingalcoco.ie/NorthgatePublicDocs/00501428.pdf

Ryanair workers vow to stay on strike after airline wins court case in Madrid

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/ryanair-workers-vow-to-stay-on-strike-after-airline-wins-court-case-in-madrid-31430072.html

Stand-off means Ulster Aviation Society open day is axed for second year

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/standoff-means-ulster-aviation-society-open-day-is-axed-for-second-year-31428207.html

IrishAero Blog Posts:

To be updated

Tweets of the day:

@AlastairDalton Green groups to be part of new Scottish Government forum to shape new version of air passenger duty, to be halved by 2020 @TheScotsman #live.

@DublinAirport Brr. The 3.9C recorded on July 15 was @DublinAirport’s lowest since our MetEireann station opened in 1942.

@FG_STrim @EL_AL_AIRLINES has entered exclusive negotiations with @BoeingAirplanes to buy/lease 15 787s & 13 options, says Tel Aviv exchange filing.

@jonostrower Boeing inspection of flaperon established it belonged to a 777 and Malaysia Airlines technical documentation help corroborate it was #MH370.

@PEdmondAero Owners GIP put London City Airport up for sale, estimated price tag up to £2bn (60x EBITDA!)

RaeSTimR RAAF’s 1st two F-35s – nicknamed ‘Skippy 1’ and ‘Skippy 2’, apparently… avgeek 

Today’s Video Picks:

Airbus’ A350 XWB visits EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015

https://youtu.be/RghLja1AQ8M

Boeing IT is Driving Innovation

https://youtu.be/VJVIBHcWUCw 

Boeing unveils EA-18G Growler for Australia

https://youtu.be/SDQTwrj4nRI 

Getting you there on time – easyJet Business Insight

https://youtu.be/s1zVKq1JvYo 

Marines bid farewell to the Boeing CH-46 “Phrog,” fly into the future aboard the Boeing Osprey

https://youtu.be/Jbc6agFEFbA

 

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