Published on November 19th, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 19/11/2015

Aircraft Update:

A9C-HAK Boeing 747-4F6 c/n  28961 Bahrain Royal Flight Ferried Bahrain-Dublin 15/11/15 for paint ex A6-YAS.

EI-RJZ RJ85 c/n E2326 Cityjet Ferried Dublin-Shannon 15/11/15 for paint into new colours.

LN-RPK Boeing 737-783 c/n 28317 SAS Airlines To Lufthansa Technik hangar 17/11/15.

N737ER Boeing 773-7CJ/W c/n 30754 Rolled out of Eirtech Aviation paint hangar in a new scheme 16/11/15 in all white fuselage. Tail painted with a different colour scheme on either side and towed to Atlantic Aviation Group hangar.

Global Aviation News:

Air China Pushes Deeper Into Shanghai Market

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American Airlines to reward fliers for money spent, not mileage flown

Read more: meets with WOW air CEO, Skúli Mogensen, at World Travel Market to discuss why the carrier has decided to go long-haul

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Boeing Business Jets announces four new BBJ MAX 8 orders 

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Commercial aircraft manufacturers remain bullish on Latin America

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Crystal Luxury Air To Take To The Skies With A Boeing 777

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Easyjet celebrates its 20th birthday with another record profit and 22% return on capital employed

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Easyjet appoints first Head of Data Science to accelerate airline’s use of artificial intelligence

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Emirates Holidays announces new leadership appointment 

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Emirates introduces new generation in-flight entertainment system 

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Europe’s airlines: LCC, the winning formula

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Flexjet to Purchase 20 Aerion Supersonic Business Jets

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Frequent-Flier Era Ends as American Bases Rewards Plan on Fares

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Garuda Indonesia secures London Heathrow slots but slows widebody and international expansion

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Lessons Learned From the Airline Industry: How Procurement Can Benefit Mature Industries

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Qatar Airways’ corporate jet division obtains European safety authorisation 

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Qatar Air Mulls Gatwick Route as Heathrow Flight Upgraded to 787

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U.S. Airlines Ease Fare Slump on $18.1 Billion Ancillary Revenue

Irish Aviation News:

Cityjet founder predicts brave new world for airlines

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DAA business park acquires ESB International as early tenant

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Datalex reaffirms full-year earnings growth forecast

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Dublin Aerospace appoints Martin O’Boyle as Head of Sales

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Flight Club: Aer Lingus passengers will soon ‘turn shopping into flights’Flight Club: Aer Lingus passengers will soon ‘turn shopping into flights’

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‘I feel exhausted and mentally drained’ – Aer Lingus passengers delayed for almost 50 hours in US

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Qatar Airways reviewing options to serve Irish market with Belfast & Dublin under consideration said Richard Oliver Qatar Airways country manager for the U.K. and Ireland.

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IrishAero Blog Posts:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 07-11-2015: 

Tweets of the day:

@airkarp COPA CEO Pedro Heilbron: ‘US legacy carriers have pretty much become hybrids because they have learned things from LCCs.’ #ALTAForum2015.

@airkarp LAN CEO Cueto: ‘I believe that this device [holding up a smart phone] is going to rule in all industries’ including aviation. #ALTAForum2015.

@CombatAir Russian MoD saying Tu-22M3 flew 4510km in 5h 20mins, Tu-160 and TU-95MS over 6500km in 8h 20mins and 9h 30mins. Mozdok and Engels, then.

@ghimlay IAG keen to explore something more w/ LATAM when it comes to potential JV, says @Iberia CEO Gallego.”We have a lot of space to run together”.

@ghimlay @VivaColombiaco CEO @jeposada displeased with higher fees at Panama Pacifico airport, says they subsidise transit pax at PTY #ALTAForum2015.

@winglets747 Malaysia Airlines intends to reduce its 737 fleet from 56 to 35 – or does it? Lessors think this steep decline is a negotiating tactic.

Today’s Video Picks:

COMAC C919 Rollout | Products | Honeywell Aviation

Etihad – the Roadmap to Digital – Robert Webb

Ryanair’s Christmas (Parody!) Video #MOLonTheMoon

Textron Aviation Announces Citation Longitude and Hemisphere Business Jets – AINtv

Travel Agents Grasping the NDC Opportunity?

US Federal Aviation Administration requires drone operators to register


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