Published on October 21st, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 21/10/2015

Aircraft Update:

EI-DYK Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 36573 Ryanair Ferried Glasgow Prestwick-Dublin 19/10/15 on return to SMBC Aviation

EI-FLV Boeing 767-36N(ER) c/n 30854 EuroAtlantic Airways Registered at Shannon 16/10/15 ex 5Y-KQX.

G-POWD Boeing 767-36N(ER) c/n 30847 Titan Airways To Lufthansa Technik hangar 19/10/15.

M-ABIL Airbus A320-232 c/n 233 IndiGo Airlines Delivered Shannon-Cairo-Delhi 17/10/15 to become VT-IDN.

Global Aviation News:

Air Force One, a Cherished Perk Awaiting an Upgrade

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Asiana Airlines seeks gov’t license for new budget carrier

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Bangkok airport at capacity, says industry

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Brussels Airlines launches Loop loyalty scheme

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DXB is well connected in OAG’s mega hub list

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EU aviation safety body to set up pilots’ medical database by end 2016

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flydubai’s $40m H1 loss has already been recouped, says CEO

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IAG share price: British Airways cuts flights on lucrative New York route

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IATA chief warns changes needed to cope with forecasted airline passenger growth

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Lufthansa Mulling Berlin as Base for Long-Haul, Low-Cost Flights

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Russian Flights Fall Victim to Slump as Lufthansa Joins Exodus

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TUI Group’s Peter Long highlights a multi-channel approach

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Vueling Airlines announce new routes from Manchester Airport

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Irish Aviation News:

ASL Airlines Ireland has become the first Irish airline to win the highly prestigious ERA Airline of the Year ‘Gold Award’

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CCBFL Sets Up Irish Subsidiary for Aircraft Leasing

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Doherty wants Irish Government funding for Dublin Derry air route

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Green Aviation is an Irish commercial drone company and its CEO, Oisin Green has flying ambitions to enter new and profitable sectors. 

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President of Ireland coming to visit Seattle this week 

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Qantas CEO Shares His Secrets for Operating Low-Cost and Full-Service Airlines Together

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The Punt: Aer Lingus will confirm routes

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Who Will Challenge Ryanair’s Low-Cost Throne in Europe?

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Why a merger of Belfast’s airports remains unlikely

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IrishAero Blog Posts:

Emirates Invites Candidates to Join its Flight Deck Team:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 17-10-15:

Where Transaero Airlines Irish Registered aircraft are stored: 

Tweets of the day:

@ghimlay @TAMAirlines will deploy A350s on GRU-MCO in second half of 2016 (replacing 767s), but freqs will reduce to daily from 11 weekly.

@IATA Airline industry should not have to apologize for making a 4% avg net profit margin, @IATA DG Tony Tyler at #iatawps. 

@tmongecuriel Airlines to carry 3.5bln passengers in 2015, figure to double in 20 years, says Tony Tyler, IATA, at #IATAWPS.

@winglets747 Cathay Pacific to discontinue Doha effective 15 Feb 2016 due to “commercial reasons”. Cathay to withdraw codeshares on Qatar beyond Doha.

@winglets747 Cathay’s increased focus on Europe, and local airline partners there, sees Qatar lose importance.

@winglets747 Cathay Pacific expected to unveil new livery on a 777-300ER on 1 November.

@winglets747 Airport names can honour people’s contribution to aviation. Will there one day be a Herb Kelleher, Tim Clark, or Tony Fernandes airport?.

Today’s Video Picks:

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