Published on October 15th, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 15/10/2015

Aircraft Update:

EI-EJY Airbus A330-223 c/n 970 SATA International Ferried Lourdes-Manchester 09/10/15 for paint to become CS-TRY.

EI-EUW Boeing 737-7Q8 c/n 29350 AerCap (Transaero Airlines colours) Ferried Dublin-Bangor-Paine Field 06/7-10/15 for Southwest as N7873A.

M-ABIS Boeing 737-76N c/n 30133 AWAS Registered at Shannon 12/10/15 in all white colours ex 5Y-KQE.

Norwegian Boeing 737-8JP/W LN-DYR c/n 40870 is due to become EI-FHV some time this week, with LN-DYS c/n 39007 to become EI-FHW about a week later. One more aircraft is due to transfer to the Irish register before year-end.

Global Aviation News:

Alitalia Aims To A Profitable 2017 And Speeds Up Its Turnaround

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DOJ said to side with foreign airlines in flight subsidy fight

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Edmund Shing: Budget airlines EasyJet and Ryanair soar toward investment success

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Finnair’s EUR 200 million hybrid bonds issued and admitted to trading on Helsinki Stock Exchange

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Lessons Learned? AA/US CRS Integration & Cutover Coming This Weekend

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Researchers descend on Museum of Flight to explore new tech for greener aerospace fuels

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Singapore Changi Airport set to pass 55 million mark in 2015; Singapore Airlines group of carriers still account for over 50% of seats

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Scandinavian Airlines targets long-haul growth in 2016; many new US services confirmed; Gothenburg Airport is fastest-growing presence

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Union working to organize Boeing’s South Carolina workers just got a bump from technology

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Which of American’s Nine Hubs Are on the Chopping Block?

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10 Airport Hotels Where You’d Actually Want to Stay

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Irish Aviation News:

AerCap Leased, Purchased and Sold 70 Aircraft in the Third Quarter 2015

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Aircraft lessor AerCap reports loss

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Bombardier jet sales can take off, says expert

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Call to action as growth points to ‘untapped potential’

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CityJet to Take Delivery of 15 Superjet SSJ100

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Dublin Airport hits new heights thanks to Northern Ireland passengers

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IAG CEO Willie Walsh: Now is our chance to make Chinese visitors properly welcome

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Ryanair increases frequency from Cologne to Berlin Schönefeld from five to six daily due “overwhelming demand” from 16th November [German]

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Ryanair To Connect Budapest With Four New Destinations Across Europe

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Ryanair To Double Corfu Traffic By Opening Fourth Base In Greece

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Ryanair to expand its operations in Malta by 35%

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State pays €700k extra to keep air service in place

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Traffic in Irish Airspace Up 5.4% in Q3 2015

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IrishAero Blog Posts:

Aer Lingus short-haul fleet changes:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 26-09-15:


Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 3-10-15 :

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 10-10-15:

Waypoint Leasing signs first Pacific deal placing Airbus H145 Helicopter: 

Why attend the IASA Aviation Symposium? :

Tweets of the day:

@airlineroute  AerLingus appears to have loaded 2 new sets of flight numbers for Trans-Atlantic routes, each shows 6 weekly flights in 2016.

@LeoMassettiERA  Hugh Flynn, @ASLGroup CEO:artificial restrictions on ownership&control rules will not help European airlines nor passengers #era15 @eraaorg.

@LeoMassettiERA Hugh Flynn, @ASLGroup CEO, calls for cost management optimization as decisive factor for airlines to successfully compete @eraaorg #era15.

@PEdmondAero  @airberlin CEO: if weak Euro airline industry can’t defend itself against Gulf carriers, just wait until Chinese carriers arrive! #era1.

@PEdmondAero @airberlin CEO predicts other international airline groups which could include @airfrance or @lufthansa “will be established soon” #era15.

@PEdmondAero Gold Airline of the Year 2015/16 goes to ASL, parent of @AirContractors. Congratulations! A good night for the Irish! 🙂 @eraaorg #era15.

@PEdmondAero And the @eraaorg Award for Airport of the Year 2015/16 goes to… @ShannonAirport ! YAAYY! #era15.

Today’s Video Picks:

BBJ Transforms the Boeing 737 Into a Long-haul, VIP-Class Aircraft

Expect SpiceJet Valuation To Be Much Higher Than IndiGo: CAPA – Oct 14

FINNAIR A350 Business Class Review | Berlin to Helsinki Flight Experience!

The Connected Flight – Dave Bartlett (GE Aviation) – Transportation – IOTSWC15

US Navy Test Pilots Fly the F-35 Fighter at Sea on Aircraft Carrier – AINtv


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