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Published on September 17th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 17/09/2015

Aircraft Update:

M-ABIL Airbus A320-232 c/n 2334 CIT Aerospace Rolled out of Eirtech Aviation Shannon 14/09/15 in IndiGo colours and towed to Lufthansa Technik hangar.  

N967CG Airbus A330-243 c/n 967 Thomas Cook Airlines Delivered Lake Charles-Manchester 15/09/15 to become G-TCXC.

Global Aviation News:

Airbus CEO says Alabama plant to focus on A321 production

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/13/us-airbus-group-factory-a-idUSKCN0RD10D20150913

American Airways CEO: Demand and cheaper gasoline pushing income larger regardless of decrease fares

Read more: http://www.suffieldtimes.com/business/american-airlines-ceo-demand-and-cheaper-fuel-pushing-profits-higher-despite-lower-fares/135066/

ASEAN open skies restricted by limited infrastructure: Jetstar Asia CEO

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/asean-open-skies-restricted-by-limited-infrastructure-jetstar-asia-ceo-482528

Boeing Begins Final Assembly of First 737 MAX

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/25095

Bloodbath, or just a scratch?

Read more: http://atwonline.com/blog/bloodbath-or-just-scratch

Chicago support for Air Serbia

Read more: http://www.exyuaviation.com/p/chicago-support-for-air-serbia.html

Cornwall bid to win back low-cost airlines by axing airport tax

Read more: http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Cornwall-bid-win-low-cost-airlines-axing-airport/story-27808790-detail/story.html#ixzz3ltXFaDWc 

Etihad Airways and Key Equity Partners Complete Successful Platform Financing Transaction

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/25109

Finnair prepares for the national demonstration by labour unions, offers customers the possibility to change their flight dates

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/25098

In the Cheapest Market to Fly, Airlines Told to Cut Fares

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-15/in-the-cheapest-market-for-flying-airlines-told-to-cut-fares

KLM, Schiphol airport and others launch €18 million fund for transport and aviation startups

Read more: http://tech.eu/brief/klm-schiphol-airport-new-fund/

LCCs can succeed in launching services to meet business demand: Cologne Bonn Airport

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/lccs-can-succeed-in-launching-services-to-meet-business-demand-cologne-bonn-airport-482547

Lockheed to open training centre for C-130J, LM-100J customers

Read more: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/lockheed-to-open-training-centre-for-c-130j-lm-100j-416371/

London Gatwick Airport and easyJet cooperating to compete with Heathrow

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/london-gatwick-airport-and-easyjet-cooperating-to-compete-with-heathrow-482546

London Gatwick Airport CCO seeks full deregulation

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/london-gatwick-airport-cco-seeks-full-deregulation-482545

SAS chief says airfares to stay under pressure

Read more: http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1858173/sas-chief-says-airfares-stay-under-pressure

Scandinavian Airlines pulls out of IAH, cites oil market woes

Read more: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Scandinavian-Airlines-pulls-out-of-IAH-cites-oil-6506945.php

The Case for Why Low Costs and Digital Are Killing Loyalty and Points Programs

Read more: http://skift.com/2015/09/16/the-case-for-why-low-costs-and-digital-are-killing-loyalty-and-points-programs/

US, Asia-Pacific Lead Airlines’ Profit Surge

Read more: http://www.aviationpros.com/news/12114525/us-asia-pacific-lead-airlines-profit-surge

WestJet introduces new features for Plus product

Read more: http://www.hmgaerospace.com/news/show/9496

WLCAC 2015: Keep cost control despite good times, say LFAs

Read more: http://www.hmgaerospace.com/news/show/9500

World Low Cost Airlines Congress 2015: Evolving LCC business models

Read more: http://www.amadeus.com/blog/16/09/world-low-cost-airlines-congress/

Irish Aviation News:

Aran Islands air service deal faces High Court challenge

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/aran-islands-air-service-deal-faces-high-court-challenge-31530760.html

Aer Lingus’ arrivals lounge adds to perks for premium passengers from Chicago and beyond

Read more: http://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2015/09/15/aer-lingus-arrivals-lounge-adds-to-perks-for.html

Aer Lingus delists tomorrow as finishing touch to IAG takeover

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/aer-lingus-delists-tomorrow-as-finishing-touch-to-iag-takeover-31530303.html

Debt burden is not affecting the running of airport – MD

Read more: http://www.southernstar.ie/News/Debt-burden-is-not-affecting-the-running-of-airport-MD-11092015.htm

Direct route from Dublin to China on the radar

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/direct-route-from-dublin-to-china-on-the-radar-31530741.html

ESBI may move to upgraded offices close to Dublin Airport

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/commercial-property/esbi-may-move-to-upgraded-offices-close-to-dublin-airport-1.2352770

Fresh questions raised over controversial Aran Islands air contract

Read more: http://galwaybayfm.ie/fresh-questions-raised-over-controversial-aran-islands-air-contract/

Idom Merebrook starts €20m rehabilitation project at Dublin Airport 

Read more: http://www.adsadvance.co.uk/idom-merebrook-starts-20m-rehabilitation-project-at-dublin-airport.html

Ireland West Airport Knock launches online Airport TV Channel

Read more: http://www.galwayindependent.com/business/topics/articles/2015/09/16/4105804-ireland-west-airport-knock-launches-online-airport-tv-channel/

Is the tide finally turning for Cork Airport after a rocky few years?

Read more: http://www.southernstar.ie/News/Is-the-tide-finally-turning-for-Cork-Airport-after-a-rocky-few-years-11092015.htm

Knock investment to boost Galway tourism by 40 million euro

Read more: http://galwaybayfm.ie/knock-investment-to-boost-galway-tourism-by-40-million-euro/

Ryanair announce new Cyprus-Brussels route… and has a dig 

Read more: http://cyprus-mail.com/2015/09/16/ryanair-launches-cyprus-brussels-route-announces-summer-schedule/

Ryanair CEO: low-cost airlines dominate European market in five to 10 years [Dutch]

Read more: http://www.beurs.nl/nieuws/binnenland/3835285/ryanair-ceo-low-cost-airlines-domineren-europese-markt-in-5-tot-10-jaar 

Ryanair: ethics should not be confused with reputations

Read more: http://www.prweek.com/article/1364131/ryanair-ethics-not-confused-reputations

Ryanair Eyes 10% Growth in Greece Next Year

Read more: http://www.chaniapost.eu/2015/09/16/ryanair-eyes-10-growth-in-greece-next-year/

Ryanair – Greek gov ignored proposals for extending flight season

Read more: http://apokoronasnews.gr/ryanair-greek-gov-ignored-proposals-for-extending-flight-season/

Ryanair Launches New Twice Weekly Larnaca – Brussels Route From January & Unveils Pafos S16 Schedule

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/25115

Ryanair on privatization of regional airports: A bad idea

Read more: http://www.chaniapost.eu/2015/09/16/ryanair-on-privatization-of-regional-airports-a-bad-idea/

Ryanair to return after £5 passenger tax is scrapped

Read more: http://www.newquayvoice.co.uk/news/5/article/5067/

Ryanair wants to tackle Transavia [Dutch]

Read more: http://www.travmagazine.nl/ryanair-wil-transavia-aanpakken/

Scottish airline Loganair takes over Flybe Inverness to Dublin services

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-34247172

WOW Air announces direct flights to Iceland from €69pp

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-news/wow-air-announces-direct-flights-to-iceland-from-69pp-31531040.html

IrishAero Blog Posts:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 05-09-15: http://bit.ly/1PRMwyk

 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 12-09-15: http://bit.ly/1ETYQxP 

Where are Ryanair Boeing 737-300s operating now?: http://bit.ly/1KeiGQc

Tweets of the day:

@ATWMoores “When people say you can’t apply the LCC model to long haul, I think they’re wrong,” Wow Air CEO #wlcac.

@IATA Given OEM backlogs, retirement age of 737s/A320s needs to go to at least 15 yr. to accommodate new arrivals- A. Dichter @McKinsey #iatawfs.

@IATA  Given OEM backlogs, retirement age of 737s/A320s needs to go to at least 15 yr. to accommodate new arrivals- A. Dichter @McKinsey #iatawfs.

@KianiKress More trouble for @airberlin new financing transaction only collects 500 mio $ – less than half of what airline needs to repay November bond.

@LARA_Editor “Essentially airlines have to be in the data analytics business, otherwise your business is dead,” says Wired editor David Rowan. #WLCAC.

@SimpliFlying “Airlines spent most of the digital revolution sleeping. We need to now wake up…” @Farelogix  CEO Jim Davidson #WLCAC.

@SimpliFlying “The desktop is dead. Mobile is the future for airline retail and distribution” the big prediction from panel at #WLCAC #notSurprised.

‏@SimpliFlying “What over-personalization? 80% of airline websites only have a sign-in button after buying a ticket!” @farelogix CEO #WLCAC.

@SimpliFlying “Airlines tend to focus on challenges, rather than opportunities. How do we progress as an industry then?” @Finnair CCO Juha Jarvinen #WLCAC.

Today’s Video Picks:

Airbus Lays Plans to Beat Boeing in U.S.

http://bloom.bg/1F9rlaC

Pegasus’la Süper Kahraman Gibi Uç! – Süper Kahramanlarla Güvenlik Videosu #flypgsmarvel

https://youtu.be/HFJ89HUOWso

Can Airbus Take on Boeing on Home Turf?

http://bloom.bg/1LtWimU

Kenny Jacobs New Ryanair interior

https://youtu.be/zEWLJuWQuKg

Kenny Jacobs Ryanair want 15pc market share in Germany

https://youtu.be/ysroJulqHg4

Kenny Jacobs Year 1 of Always Getting Better

https://youtu.be/_rlzGs3YTzo

Primer vuelo de Ryanair al aeropuerto de Castellón

https://youtu.be/iPO5K5yCISM

SITA Aviation ICT Forum 2015 India

https://youtu.be/MVN-MHZB9ug

What the ‘Netflix for Private Aviation’ Will Need to Succeed

https://youtu.be/FExMClUNIUM

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