Published on October 28th, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 28/10/2015

Aircraft Update:

D-AIZB Airbus A320-214 c/n 4120 Lufthansa To Lufthansa Technik hangar 25/10/15.

LN-RPJ Boeing 737-783 c/n 30192 SAS Airlines Departed Lufthansa Technik hangar 26/10/15 arrived 15/10/15. 

LN-RRO Boeing 737-683 c/n 28288 SAS Airlines To Lufthansa Technik hangar 25/10/15.

SX-DGU Airbus A320-232 c/n 2359 Aegean Airlines To Lufthansa Technik hangar 26/10/15.

Global Aviation News:

Aeroflot to take on 747s after Transaero collapse

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Aviation safety vs the “prosecutorial imperative”. Indiscriminate prosecutions erode safety culture

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Clouds loom over Cross-Strait airline market as Taiwan faces political change. Hong Kong may benefit

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Corporate travel in Singapore: a booming corporate hub, about to be transformed

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Etihad CEO sees more legal action in Air Berlin codeshare dispute

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Frontier Airlines makes a network push starting in late 2015 as it flexes its new ULCC muscle

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IATA calls for deeper partnership to improve passenger experience 

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IndiGo IPO to ‘re-rate’ domestic aviation sector: CAPA

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Norwegian Air seeks trans-Atlantic flights from ‘low fee’ US airports: some viable options

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Photo tour of Boeing New Seattle Delivery Center for the 737

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SAS trimming Edinburgh route

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Saudi Airlines Considering A380 Superjumbo Order as 747s Near Retirement

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4 ways to make money as an airline in India

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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus lands in Liverpool and Berlin Tegel

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Airport funding beyond 2024

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Bombardier CSeries: Jonathan Bell to get update during Canada visit

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British Airways and Aer Lingus – Reciprocal Blanket Codesharing 

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FLY Leasing Acquires New Boeing 777-200LRF

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Implant Sciences Announced as Bronze Sponsor and Exhibitor for AVSEC World 2015 in Dublin, Ireland

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Mac Giolla Easbuig says Irish government should not support City of Derry Airport

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Malta Tourism Authority appoints new UK and Ireland boss

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New business venture reaching for the sky

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Ryanair first flight to Amsterdam and new Vigo route

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Ryanair opens route from Vigo to Barcelona, Bologna and Dublin in 2016 [Spanish]

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Ryanair summer flights from Reus to Cork, Glasgow and Liverpool [Spanish]

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Ryanair Seeks Long-Haul Links for Further Expansion

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Ski route Aer Lingus on Verona from Belfast [Italian] 

Aer Lingus to operate weekly ski charter Belfast City to Verona 26/12 to 26/03

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IrishAero Blog Posts:

Emirates Invites Candidates to Join its Flight Deck Team:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 17-10-15:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 24-10-15:

Where Transaero Airlines Irish Registered aircraft are stored:


Tweets of the day:

@airlineguys On this date: Oct 27, 1988 the ATR 72 made its first flight. Still in prod, 750+ have been built #aviationhistory.

@ghimlay  @AlaskaAir to become latest @emirates codeshare partner.

‏@ghimlay @JetBlue has exited the cargo business as of a week ago, says densification of A320s will make cargo profitability a challenge.

@ghimlay @JetBlue will convert five of 10 A321s coming in 2016 to Mint configuration.

@ghimlay #ME3vsUS3 battle “not a priority” for @SouthwestAir, says CEO @gary_kelly “We haven’t spent any time on it.”

@ghimlay  @SpiritAirlines CEO Baldanza says airports love the airline because “we don’t feed our customers so the concessions like us”.

@ghimlay @SpiritAirlines CEO on 2016: “Crystal ball is really cloudy.” / @VoeGOLoficial CFO on 2016: “We don’t have such a good crystal ball here.”

@LondonAirTravel Willie Walsh: BA A380 enables consolidation of frequencies on routes to LA & Washington to release LHR slots; but no sign of more orders.

Today’s Video Picks:

Elevating the Customer Experience

RV-7 1st flight, speaking at Google & MOVEMBER charity – NorCal – Flying (BONUS 737 sim crash)

Ryanair voor het eerst op Schiphol

Sharklet retrofit: Redefining performance with style


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