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Published on August 28th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 28/08/2015

Aircraft Update:

TC-OCI Airbus A330-243 c/n 645 Onur Air Positioned Istanbul-Jeddah 22/08/15 on wet-lease to Saudi ex EI-FLB.

TC-OCJ Airbus A330-243 c/n 632 Onur Air Positioned Istanbul-Jeddah 22/08/15 on wet-lease to Saudi ex EI-FLC.

VQ-BMU Boeing 767-328(ER) Boliviana de Aviación (BoA) c/n 27427 Ferried Shannon-Salgado Filho International 26/08/15 to become CP-. 

Global Aviation News:

Abu Dhabi International Airport pax hits 2m mark for the first time

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/double-record-for-passenger-figures-at-abu-dhabi-international-airport-in-july-2015-476977

Airlines: Three is Not a Crowd

Read more: http://blogs.barrons.com/stockstowatchtoday/2015/08/26/airlines-three-is-not-a-crowd/

Boeing’s 767 revitalized as a MOM stop gap?

Read more: http://leehamnews.com/2015/08/27/boeings-767-revitalized-as-a-mom-stop-gap/

British Airways: IAG’s favourite child should follow reformed sister Iberia’s unit cost example

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/british-airways-iags-favourite-child-should-follow-reformed-sister-iberias-unit-cost-example-241629

Economist discusses turbulent world of aviation reform

Read more: http://phys.org/news/2015-08-economist-discusses-turbulent-world-aviation.html

Emirates Confirms Billions in Government Subsidy for Airport Terminal

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24838

Ethiopian Airlines Make More Profit Than All Other African Carriers Combined 

Read more: http://afkinsider.com/102462/ethiopian-airlines-make-more-profit-than-all-other-african-carriers-combined/#sthash.tAqeLrK7.dpuf

Fastjet adds to fleet with new plane lease

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24833

Hail and farewell: American Airlines returns repaired Boeing 787 to skies

Read more: http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/2015/08/hail-and-farewell-american-airlines-returns-repaired-boeing-787-to-skies.html/

Norway’s ATM Agency Signs Up For Remote Tower Service

Read more: http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2015-08-26/norways-atm-agency-signs-remote-tower-service

Norwegian increases its long-haul fleet and acquires two new Dreamliners

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24827

OneJet Takes Unique Approach To Connecting Former Hubs

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/onejet-takes-unique-approach-connecting-former-hubs

Orlando International’s international growth is testament to open skies success, as Emirates enters

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/orlando-internationals-international-growth-is-testament-to-open-skies-success-as-emirates-enters-241605

Refinancing deal spells clear skies for Liverpool John Lennon Airport

Read more: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/business/refinancing-deal-spells-clear-skies-9929873

SkyGreece president calls bankruptcy rumour ‘bunch of BS’

Read more: http://globalnews.ca/news/2188186/skygreece-president-calls-bankruptcy-rumour-bunch-of-bs/

This is what happens when a new plane is delivered (and those keys are just for show)

Read more: http://roadwarriorvoices.com/2015/08/24/this-is-what-happens-when-a-new-plane-is-delivered-and-those-keys-are-just-for-show/

Top 15 routes in relation to capacity, ASKs and frequency revealed

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2015/08/26/top-15-routes-relation-capacity-asks-frequency-revealed/

U.S. airlines say Persian Gulf carriers taking big slice of international pie

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/us-airlines-say-persian-gulf-carriers-taking-big-slice-of-international-pie/2015/08/26/b81ea098-4c12-11e5-bfb9-9736d04fc8e4_story.html?partner=skygrid

VietJet Air continues domestic expansion in Vietnam as its IPO approaches

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/vietjet-air-continues-domestic-expansion-in-vietnam-as-its-ipo-approaches-241555

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Arann loses out on air contract for Aran Islands  

Read more: http://galwaybayfm.ie/aer-arann-loses-air-contract-aran-islands/

Air Service contract to the Aran Islands

Read more: http://merrionstreet.ie/en/News-Room/Releases/Air_Service_contract_to_the_Aran_Islands.html

Avolon delivers one B737-800 aircraft to Aeromexico

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/24840

Datalex – Rock-solid H1 numbers; pipeline further strengthened

Read more: https://www.davy.ie/research/public/article.htm?id=Davy_Morning_Equity_Briefing_26082015_moneBLinkS0022C0001Cmp.htm

Michael O’Leary of Ryanair is speaking at the 2015 British Ireland Chamber President’s Dinner 10 Sept

Read more: http://www.britishirishchamber.com/event/gala-dinner/

Probe into Dublin Airport hangar fire

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/probe-into-dublin-airport-hangar-fire-350447.html

Revenues take off for software firm Datalex

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/revenues-take-off-for-software-firm-datalex-31480481.html

Ryanair adds four extra flights to Paris for Six Nations 2016

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-news/ryanair-adds-four-extra-flights-to-paris-for-six-nations-2016-31482853.html

Ryanair boss aims to double bookings made via GDSs

Read more: http://www.travolution.co.uk/Articles/2015/08/26/13429/ryanair+boss+aims+to+double+bookings+made+via+gdss.html

Ryanair recruitment drive to fill hundreds of crew roles

Read more: http://travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2015/08/27/56405/ryanair-recruitment-drive-to-fill-hundreds-of-crew-roles.html

Ryanair Holdings – Launches new car hire service 

Read more: https://www.davy.ie/research/public/article.htm?id=Davy_Morning_Equity_Briefing_26082015_moneBLinkS0001C0001Cmp.htm

Ryanair’s Latest Baggage Move Is About To Make Flying SO Much Easier 

Read more: http://www.her.ie/life/ryanairs-latest-baggage-move-is-about-to-make-flying-so-much-easier/252656

Ryanair puts the competition in Hamburg on the Pelle [German]

Read more: http://www.aero.de/news-22350/Ryanair-rueckt-der-Konkurrenz-in-Hamburg-auf-die-Pelle.html

State air service contract withdrawn from Aer Arann Islands at likely loss of 40 jobs

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/state-air-service-contract-withdrawn-from-aer-arann-islands-at-likely-loss-of-40-jobs-1.2329866#.Vd6tCLu0IGs.twitter

IrishAero Blog Posts:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 22-08-15: http://bit.ly/1PrpcqX

RTÉ One to aire new six part factual series ‘Inside Shannon’ : http://bit.ly/1LAl8Xq 

Tweets of the day:

@delexical 30% cut to PSO contract means Aer Arann Islands loses it. 38 full time staff there. No detail on heli frequency.

@djpr1000 Knock to Bristol €36 or Claremorris-Dublin €43. + subsidized, If @Ryanair done trains! @BreakfastNT .

@Heather_Poole Airlines are desperate to get rid of senior flight attendants to make room for New Hires who suffer to survive on 18K a year.

@MROreporter @cityjet confirms RJ85 was in fire-damaged @eirtechaviation hangar, but declines to comment on potential impact on its rebranding plans.

@PaulBrugger @LCYFlightInfo goes from 551 place amongst the worlds airports on Twitter to no 2 with a little help from BizTweet.

@SkyNewsBreak The Dutch Safety Board says it will publish the final report into the cause of the Flight #MH17 crash in #Ukraine on 13 October.

@WestJet WestJet’s world just got a whole lot bigger. With the arrival of #WestJet767, we begin a new chapter in our evolution.

@WestJet We started with 737s, expanded into regional markets with WestJet Encore, and will now expand around the world with #WestJet767 service.

@WestJet This winter, #WestJet767 will fly Alberta-Hawaii and Toronto-Montego Bay flights.

@WestJet #WestJet767 will start flying between Calgary and Toronto this summer.

Today’s Video Picks:

Aer Lingus – Increasing Employee Productivity and Flight Data Security

https://youtu.be/lysDZ9KpY2E

Chinese Y-12 Steals Show at Moscow Aviation Salon

https://youtu.be/3frnKqK27Go

Etihad Airways E-BOX Inflight Entertainment September 2015

https://youtu.be/dxWQL5OGMgA

International aviation & space show kicks off in Zhukovsky, Russia

https://youtu.be/1NKhTlcodFE

On-time performance

https://youtu.be/yT6Cf-U79Ek

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