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Published on August 12th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 12/08/2015

Aircraft Update:

HS-TAY Airbus A300-622R c/n 867 Thai Airways Ferried Bangkok-Incheon International-Anchorage International-Roswell International 07-9/08/15 for AerSale.

OO-DWE RJ85 c/n E3227 Brussels Airlines Ferried Brussels-Dublin 11/08/15 for painting.

Global Aviation News:

Airline Alliances – Not Much Difference Between Them

Read more: http://airinsight.com/2015/08/10/airline-alliances-not-much-difference-between-them/

Air Malta management not involved in ‘strategic partner’ talks – CEO

Read more: http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2015-08-10/local-news/Air-Malta-management-not-involved-in-strategic-partner-talks-CEO-6736140258

AirAsia refuses to move to KKIA Terminal 1

Read more: http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2015/08/11/AirAsia-refuses-to-move-to-KKIA-Terminal-1-MAB-Airline-ignored-Aug-1-deadline/

El Al’s plans to buy 787s will allow fleet renewal, perhaps expansion. Hainan, Cathay to Tel Aviv?

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/el-als-plans-to-buy-787s-will-allow-fleet-renewal-perhaps-expansion-hainan-cathay-to-tel-aviv-238997

European Legacy Airlines May Experience Ancillary Pains

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/european-legacy-airlines-may-experience-ancillary-pains-1439290097

First steps taken towards abolition of Air Passenger Duty in Scotland

Read more: http://www.islandnewsandadvertiser.co.uk/2015/08/10/first-steps-taken-towards-abolition-of-air-passenger-duty-in-scotland/

Iain Gray: future flight

Read more: http://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/iain-gray-future-flight/#sthash.9e1eryCR.dpuf

JetBlue Airways enjoys a unit revenue premium compared to rest of industry, will investors beckon?

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/jetblue-airways-enjoys-a-unit-revenue-premium-compared-to-rest-of-industry-will-investors-beckon-237992

LIAT leases plane sold as part of new strategic move

Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/LIAT-leases-plane-sold-as-part-of-new-strategic-move

Russian Airlines Eye Fleet Cuts, Financing Options As Economy Falters

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/russian-airlines-eye-fleet-cuts-financing-options-economy-falters

SAS reconsiders Boeing 717 replacements for Blue1 subsidiary

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airframes/sas-reconsiders-boeing-717-replacements-blue1-subsidiary

Thai Airways to cut 1,400 jobs

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airlines/thai-airways-cut-1400-jobs

The First Boeing 727 Prepares for its Last Flight

Read more: http://www.airlinereporter.com/2015/08/first-boeing-727-prepares-last-flight/

The Future of Flying Could Be More Like a Cruise

Read more: http://skift.com/2015/08/10/the-future-of-flying-could-be-more-like-a-cruise/#1

The real reason airport shops want to see your boarding pass

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/11794109/The-real-reason-airport-shops-want-to-see-your-boarding-pass.html

Tigerair Australia goes international with 737-800s as Virgin Australia’s group strategy evolves

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/tigerair-australia-goes-international-with-737-800s-as-virgin-australias-group-strategy-evolves-238996

Virgin America maintains an optimistic outlook despite competitive capacity pressure

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/virgin-america-maintains-an-optimistic-outlook-despite-competitive-capacity-pressure-238587

WestJet’s strong financial performance is ignored as capacity trends up and unit revenue declines

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/westjets-strong-financial-performance-is-ignored-as-capacity-trends-up-and-unit-revenue-declines-238769

Irish Aviation News:

AerCap Holdings N.V. Reports Financial Results for Second Quarter 2015

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24638

Avolon takeover bid 50pc above last December’s IPO pricing

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/avolon-takeover-bid-50pc-above-last-decembers-ipo-pricing-31441287.html

Heavy rail link to airport ‘favoured option’

Read more: http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/ireland/News/article1591521.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2015_08_08

One man is commuting from Barcelona to London every day – and saves money doing it

Read more: http://www.thejournal.ie/barcelona-london-commute-2263502-Aug2015/

PIA to acquire three more ATR-72-500 aircraft from Irish aircraft lessor

Read more: http://defence.pk/threads/pia-to-acquire-three-more-atr-72-500-aircraft-na-informed.391060/

Ryanair appoints Hans Joergen Elnaes as Sales & Marketing Manager for Scandinavia & Baltics

Read more: http://www.rustourismnews.com/?p=46258

Ryanair’s CEO aims to eclipse Skyscanner, Booking.com with new website

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/11/ryanair-internet-idUSL5N10M2E120150811

Ryanair: Three-click bookings, designer uniforms and a price war on the way this autumn

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/ryanair-threeclick-bookings-designer-uniforms-and-a-price-war-on-the-way-this-autumn-31429859.html

Tallaght Aerodrome Exhibition

Read more: http://www.southdublinlibraries.ie/events/tallaght-aerodrome-exhibition

Waypoint Leasing Signs Second Purchase Leaseback Agreement with Brazil-based Lider Taxi Aereo

Read more: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/waypoint-leasing-signs-second-purchase-123000917.html

IrishAero Blog Posts:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 08-08-15: http://bit.ly/1PcBZxV 

Tweets of the day:

@e_russell @Delta is also planning $2bn in new credit facilities, including a $500m first-lien term loan and a $1.5bn revolving credit facility.

@e_russell .@Delta has launched a nearly $382m EETC for 15 737-900ERs.

@McWhirterAlex Luxair’s axing of LUX-FRA provides Lufthansa with a monopoly on this hub feeder route. @PierreAGERON. 

@ryanairpilots The need for pilot unity is more crucial than ever before when viewed against the direction of the low cost industry #ryanair #pilotunity.

@winglets747 Capacity over-load on Singapore-Melbourne. QF, EK, SQ, JQ, Scoot. Who blinks first?.

Today’s Video Picks:

AirAsia’s Happy 48th birthday, ASEAN!

https://youtu.be/tvJ_f_w-09A

Boeing’s CRVS: The reality of virtual training

https://youtu.be/MVeOZ_VrQdE

Boeing Directed Energy: Blasting Targets at the Speed of Light

https://youtu.be/-a4E6tnOIxY

Isle of Man Aviation Conference 2015: Finance, Tax, Regulation, Registration (HD)

https://youtu.be/m4dbcI4acQc

Ryanair Graduate Programme

https://youtu.be/QN0JRO3ycVU

 

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