Published on August 18th, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 18/08/2015
G-CIMB Cessna 177RG c/n 177RG-0038 Adrian Robert Willis Departed Eirtech Aviation Shannon to Waterford 15/08/15.
P4-QAZ DHC8-402 Dash 8 c/n 4502) Falcon Aviation Services to Air Contractors hangar 16/08/15 to have Qazaq Air decals applied.
Global Aviation News:
Airbus’ and Boeing’s Payload/Range for Dual Aisle
AirwaysNews High Flyer Interview: Norwegian’s Bjørn Kjos
Allegiant Air’s model not easily duplicated. Does that guarantee a (bigger) niche in the US market?
Bombardier: Quebec’s poster-child
Certified lithium-ion batteries for A350 will include SAFT´s BattCare for periodic tests on ground.
China Eastern puts another nail in coffin of Jetstar Hong Kong
Cost of foreign tours to rise as rupee falls; tourists seek options
Etihad aims to attract partner airline pilots to meet its growth targets
Finnair Examines New Layer of China Routes as A350s Arrives
Hawaiian Airlines and JetBlue combine to oppose the Big 3’s Gulf campaign and challenge closed JVs
In the spirit of cutting costs, Frontier eliminates toll-free number
IndiGo Confirms $27 Billion Order to Buy 250 Airbus Planes
Interview: JFK Terminal 4’s CEO on Making Flying Into New York Better
Philippine Airlines Continues to Profit Under Lucio Tan Group
Qatar Airways Continues Its Network Expansion Across Africa And Indian Sub-Continent
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24689
Spirit Aerosystems Completes First Boeing 737 MAX Fuselage
SunExpress Turkey and Germany combined loss at USD14.6m in 1h2015
The challenges ahead for Emirates Airlines
THAI urged to resume some cancelled routes
Tianjin Airlines expects to transport more than 10m pax in 2015, first A330 in 2016
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus doubles Cork Airport services to Tenerife for winter
Aer Lingus the real winner from any Ryanair interlining deal
Arctic Aviation Assets: Letter of intent to lease out 12 Airbus 320NEO
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24685
Bratislava airport could see passenger numbers go up by 20 percent in 2015 attributed primarily to Ryanair
Face-to-face: Jerome Newton, sales director, Germania UK and Ireland
Falko Regional Aircraft Limited adds five Embraer aircraft to its portfolio from SMBC Aviation Capital
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24696
Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 1955 Aer Lingus Summer Timetable By Guus Melai (1923-2000)
Ryanair: Cardiff to Dublin flights for Rugby World Cup
TRAVEL Extra’s Sunday Supplement: Super Tuesday looms for IAG
IrishAero Blog Posts:
IAG Takeover of Aer Lingus means more competition: http://bit.ly/1KnKTEC
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 08-08-15: http://bit.ly/1PcBZxV
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 15-08-15: http://bit.ly/1Pr1dbX
Tweets of the day:
@aspireaviation China Eastern Airlines’ board approved plans to end Jetstar Hong Kong venture #JHK.
@e_russell Lufthansa will place its code on @AIRNZUSA’s new AKL-IAH flight from 15Dec15, and NZ will place its code on Lufthy’s FRA-IAH flight.
@ghimlay LATAM will phase out all final 10 A330s it has by the end of 2016.
@SanjivKapoor90 One more comes home to @FlySpiceJet: VT-SLD, a B737-900ER that was earlier with us as VT-SGC. Back to us! from lessor.
@winglets747 Turkish Airlines to increase Kuala Lumpur service from 7 to 10 weekly flights. Looking to capture any traffic MAS lets go?.
@winglets747 No surprise US side ended air talks with China over slot concerns. United unable to get slots for 2nd SFO-PVG, now cancelled.
Today’s Video Picks:
Adopting NDC – NDC Reference Architecture (for Airlines)
Aerobatic Stunt Flight , Blackbushe Aviation – August 2015
Boeing KC-46 program completes flutter tests
Indigo Airlines Buys 250 New A-320 NEOs