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Published on August 19th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 19/08/2015

Aircraft Update:

F-WWYR Airbus A330-343 c/n 1624 CIT Aerospace Ferried Toulouse-Teruel Airport 13/08/15 in Skymark colours for interim storage.

HS-TAX Airbus A300-622R c/n 785 Thai International Ferried Bangkok-Incheon International-Anchorage International-Roswell International 16-18/08/15 for AerSale.

Global Aviation News:

As Rome’s Fiumicino burns, fashion capital Milan could benefit. Alitalia is left with a hub dilemma

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/as-romes-fiumicino-burns-fashion-capital-milan-could-benefit-alitalia-is-left-with-a-hub-dilemma-239586

Emirates to Grab Longest-Flight Title With Panama Route

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-13/emirates-to-grab-longest-flight-title-with-panama-route

Etihad adds third A380 to Heathrow

Read more: http://www.businesstraveller.com/news/101948/etihad-adds-third-a380-to-heathrow

FIFO aviation market stabilising as miners complete job cuts

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/aviation/fifo-aviation-market-stabilising-as-miners-complete-job-cuts-20150813-giyhc3.html#ixzz3j9CBEGNl 

JetBlue CEO to keynote CTO State of the Industry Conference

Read more: http://www.kreolmagazine.com/music-entertainment/blogs/jetblue-ceo-to-keynote-cto-state-of-the-industry-conference/

Norwegian Air expand Logan presence

Read more: https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/08/17/norwegian-airline-offer-new-nonstop-international-flights/y51ysGBE5eXKJXbwqWlH5I/story.html

Pegasus Airlines: weak unit revenue drags 2Q into operating loss. Sabiha Gokcen remains competitive

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/pegasus-airlines-weak-unit-revenue-drags-2q-into-operating-loss-sabiha-gokcen-remains-competitive-240160

Philippine Airlines Continues Search for A340 Replacement

Read more: http://www.philippineflightnetwork.com/2015/08/philippine-airlines-a340-replacement.html

Private Equity Said to Lead Bids for Airbus Defense Assets

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-17/private-equity-said-to-dominate-bids-for-airbus-defense-assets

Singapore Air and Airbus Want to Bring Back the World’s Longest Nonstop Flight

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-17/airbus-plans-long-range-a350-to-fly-singapore-nyc-direct-by-2018

Sydney Airport buys Qantas terminal lease for $535m

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/aviation/sydney-airport-buys-qantas-terminal-lease-for-535m-20150817-gj0qz0.html#ixzz3j9C7kQhO 

The Guy Who Lives in a Boeing Airplane in The Forest 

Read more: http://www.aviationfigure.com/the-guy-who-lives-in-a-boeing-airplane-in-the-forest/#sthash.SNnNXkIw.dpuf

U.S. Air-Traffic Setup Halting Planes Still Beats Old System

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-17/failed-air-traffic-system-more-reliable-than-the-one-it-replaced

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus joins IAG as shareholders approve deal

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/aer-lingus-joins-iag-as-shareholders-approve-deal-1.2321087

Aer Lingus to join IAG as Offer declared wholly unconditional

Read more: http://www.iagshares.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=240949&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2080387

Aer Lingus welcomes declaration of IAG Offer as wholly unconditional

Read more: http://www.ise.ie/app/announcementDetails.aspx?ID=12467511

Budget airline easyJet has celebrated carrying four million passengers between Belfast and Glasgow.

Read more: http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/business/budget-airline-celebrates-4-million-passenger-milestone-1-6908815

CityJet extend UTV Radio partnership with Q102’s Cooney

Read more: http://radiotoday.ie/2015/08/cityjet-extend-utv-radio-partnership-with-q102s-cooney/

GMT Global Republic Aviation Announces the Acquisition of One Airbus A319 Aircraft

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24701

IAG takeover of Aer Lingus declared wholly unconditional as Ryanair accepts offer

Read more: http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2015/0818/722114-i/

Irish win two gold medals at WorldSkills competition

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/education/irish-win-two-gold-medals-at-worldskills-competition-1.2320169

Love is in the (Ryan)air!

Read more: http://www.bud.hu/english/budapest-airport/media/news/love-is-in-the-ryan-air!-18576.html

Ryanair appoints Yann Delomez as Sales & Marketing manager for The Netherlands [Dutch]

Read more: http://corporate.ryanair.com/news/nieuws/150818-ryanair-benoemt-yann-delomez-als-sales-marketing-manager-voor-nederland/?market=nl

Ryanair Continues To Be An Excellent Airline To Play Long Term

Read more: http://seekingalpha.com/article/3446176-ryanair-continues-to-be-an-excellent-airline-to-play-long-term

Ryanair formally accepts IAG offer for Aer Lingus

Read more: https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/ryanair-formally-accepts-iag-offer-134744102.html

Ryanair: something to be proud of (again)

Read more: http://www.theretailbulletin.com/news/ryanair_something_to_be_proud_of_again_09-07-15/

TACV will acquire three new ATR aircraft from Irish lessor Elix Assets 7 Limited

Read more: http://www.oceanpress.info/cms/en/economics/item/29401-tacv-will-acquire-three-new-atr-aircraft

Taoiseach welcomes Knock Airport funding approval

Read more: http://www.mayonews.ie/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=22536:taoiseach-welcomes-knock-airport-funding-approval&catid=23:news&Itemid=46

We can’t see Aer Lingus or Ryanair introducing a controversial new airline policy from Uzbekistan

Read more: http://www.joe.ie/life-style/we-cant-see-aer-lingus-or-ryanair-introducing-a-controversial-new-airline-policy-from-venezuela/508421

Willie Walsh welcomes Aer Lingus to IAG after Ryanair accepts offer

Read more: http://www.businessandleadership.com/business/item/51518-willie-walsh-welcomes-aer-l

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:

@tonyfernandes Every time I fly I meet all of our guests and speak to all. Really have a good sense of the ground and feelings.

@updeshkapur @tonyfernandes Word ‘guest’ being used by more airlines replacing ‘passengers’ following in steps of @EtihadAirways @jetairways & co #paxex

@winglets747 ANA to have BB-8 Star Wars livery on 777-300ER and BB-8/R2-D2 on 767-300, joining R2-D2 787-9. 

@winglets747 ANA R2-D2 schedule deployment: HND-YVR first, NRT-SJC for a month, then NRT-SEA, then other routes. 

@winglets747 ANA’s Star Wars 767 (BB-8/R2-D2) will commence domestic routes in Nov 2015 while BB-8 777-300ER to fly from Mar 2016, mostly Tokyo-NorthAm.

@winglets747 ANA’s R2-D2 787-9 will make its first flight on 18 October as NH116 from Tokyo to Haneda, according to ANA.

Today’s Video Picks:

Airlines learning low-cost lessons: Director

http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000406579

Interview with Group Chief Executive of Qatar Airways, Akbar Al Baker at ATM (May 2015)

https://youtu.be/9bR0glNPs_k

Interview with Sir Tim Clark (KBE), President, Emirates Airline at ATM (May 2015)

https://youtu.be/HZ3CBL_HAww

#PaxEx TV Episode 1 – Hackers, Caterers and a word to Regulators

https://youtu.be/HiKbWErIYA0

Virgin Australia CEO on Strategy, Business-Class Suite

http://bloom.bg/1JaJGzq

16 Spitfires Flying Together, The Sound of Victory ” Goosebumps “

https://youtu.be/c6c3v9iihgw

 

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