Published on October 8th, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley


Daily Aviation Brief – 08/10/2015

Aircraft Update:

EI-DYH Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 36570 Ryanair Ferried Glasgow Prestwick-Dublin 05/10/15 in basic Ryanair colours prior return to SMBC Aviation.

EI-DEI Airbus A320-214 c/n 2374 Aer Lingus Ferried Shannon-Dublin 06/10/15 in IRFU colours.

EI-EZV Airbus A320-214 c/n 2001 Aer Lingus Ferried Dublin-Shannon 06/10/15 in Virgin Little Red colours for repaint.

Global Aviation News:

AirAsia Japan granted Air Operator’s Certificate

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Bombardier Confirms it Held Talks with Airbus Group

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Corvera airport countdown: Business Plan first on the list

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Emirates hints at no Dubai Airshow orders

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Finnair becomes first European A350 XWB operator

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Finnair expands its Asian network, opens routes to Fukuoka and Guangzhou in summer 2016

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Intra-Asia market doubles in size in 10 years; China set to smash one million weekly seats mark

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Norwegian Air CEO says $69 flights from U.S. to Europe around the corner

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Norwegian Air Plans U.S. Expansion Even If Blocked By Regulators

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Tunisia tourism scares are resulting in major traffic declines between some of the key foreign visitor markets

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Turkish Airlines’ Kotil: “10 times more opportunity in Africa than in the rest of the world…like heaven in 20 years”

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United Airlines grows all five of its major hubs by between 0% and 5% in 2015; controversial Newark-Columbia route load factors revealed

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Irish Aviation News:

Apollo Aviation Group Raises $833 million for SASOF III

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ARI and Powers Whiskey celebrate Dublin airport’s 75th anniversary

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Avolon Delivers One Airbus A320-200 Aircraft to VietJet Air

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Bombardier ‘exploring opportunities’ with its Northern Ireland buildings

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CityJet connects Cork to London City

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Dublin Airport Wins National Award

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Flights from Belfast to Brussels ready for take-off

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Flight information board at Dublin airport to go as part of overhaul

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Irish-based Apollo Aviation raises $833m from investors

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Royal visit featured in latest episode of Inside Shannon

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Ryanair returning to Newquay after scrapping of £5 fee

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The riff: Ryanair CEO’s embrace of dullness

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IrishAero Blog Posts:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 26-09-15: 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 3-10-15 :

Waypoint Leasing signs first Pacific deal placing Airbus H145 Helicopter: 

Why attend the IASA Aviation Symposium? :

Tweets of the day:

@CAPA_Aviation #HelsinkiAirport Director Ville Haapasaari “We take a big leap forward with the A350 coming in this evening to HEL.” @FinaviaOyj #CAPASummit.

@JetSetCD $69 airfares to Europe are not happening “soon,” but in 2017 at earliest, and only then it’s a maybe. #savedyouaclick.

@Laura_Cobbold CEO of @AthensAirport says at #CAPAsummit the future for #Airport travel is 3 C’s: customisation, consumer and collaborative decision-making.

@MSaariaho Airlines make 8.27$ profit per passenger in average, reminds Alex de Gunten at the #CAPAsummit Helsinki. Lower oli price helps. #aviation.

@MSaariaho Jonathan Wober from @CAPA_Aviation: Number of planes (fleet) will grow globally 4.1% in 2016.  #capasummit #aviation.

@MSaariaho 20 new destinations opened yearly 2009-2015 by @TurkishAirlines. Strong #aviation growth going on in Turkey. #CAPAsummit.

@WebInTravel @CAPA_Aviation Wober predicts downturn ahead for airlines, says it will be good for industry #CAPASummit.

Today’s Video Picks:

A350 XWB First Delivery to Finnair – uncut version

Highlights: First A350 XWB delivery for Finnair

Reno Air Race 2015

The Big Topic – Air connectivity in Africa

The First A350 Finnair Test flight: Takeoff and Landing


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