Published on December 11th, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 11/12/2015

Aircraft Update:

AP-BME Boeing 737-3S3 c/n 29245 Vision Air Delivered Belgrade-Karchi 10/12/15 ex EI-ERP.

D-AIZC Airbus A320-214 c/n 4153 Lufthansa to Lufthansa Technik hangar 09/12/15.

G-OBYH  Boeing 767-304(ER)/W c/n 28883 Thomson Airways Departed Lufthansa Technik hangar 09/12/15 arrived 02/11/15.   

HB-JJC Boeing 737-306 c/n 27420 Privtair Departed Lufthansa Technik hangar 09/12/15 in full EC Air-Equatorial Congo Airlines colours arrived 10/10/15.  

N871TM Boeing 737-36N c/n 28671 GECAS Ferried Loudres-Bournemouth 09/12/15 ex LN-KKL.

Global Aviation News:

Air Berlin SWOT: even Etihad’s millions can’t help it to profit in year of peak airline sector margin

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Air France to Retire its Boeing 747-400s Next January

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Agencies, airlines, inefficiencies and costs – a study

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Airbus to Swap A320neo Deliveries, Lufthansa Becomes Launch Operator

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Cost efficiency for LATAM and Avianca takes on a higher priority as yields continue to fall

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Fraport launches new retail digitalisation service

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IATA forecasts record 2015, 2016 airline profits, but cautions on regional disparity

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LCC Tigerair Taiwan plans Northeast Asian expansion as it outpaces local LCC competitor V Air

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Podcast: Boeing 737 MAX Versus Airbus A320neo

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Spohr: Lufthansa strikes cost $543 million over 2 years

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The elusive Asean open skies dream

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Trial to cut Heathrow holding times enters full operational service

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United Airlines to Introduce New (and Free) Snacks

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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus boss gets €900,000 worth of share options at IAG

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AWAS expanding relationship with VietJet with lease of two new A320 passenger aircraft

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Chinese lessors choose Ireland

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CityJet has been named Business Airline of the Year 2015 by Chambers Ireland

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Dublin route returns to Newquay airport

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Findel instead Hahn: Ryanair lands soon at the Luxembourg airport? [German]

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Heathrow expansion: no political will to build third runway, says IAG boss

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Ryanair announces summer routes from Bournemouth for 2016

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Ryanair: Five new routes from Athens in summer 2016

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Ryanair for Paris Charles-de-Gaulle

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Ryanair ordered to provide papers to pilot ahead of case

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Ryanair to cut fares by as much as 10pc, taking advantage of falling oil prices

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Shannon Airport and Delta Air Lines celebrate 70-year anniversaries

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“We are a profitable airline which is a first for the company as well as for Saudi Arabia.” – Paul Byrne, CEO, flynas

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10 New Instructor Pilot Jobs with AFTA Cork

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IrishAero Blog Posts:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 5-12-2015: 

Irish Aircraft Leasing News 5-12-2015:

Tweets of the day:

@ABDunn @IATA  North American carriers continue to drive profits – its $19.4bn profit contributing well over half the industry total #IATAMediaDay.

@bbckamal IAG’s Willie Walsh lays into Davies Commission proposals on Heathrow. Backs runway expansion but says Heathrow far too expensive.

@bbckamal Willie Walsh on Heathrow: “Yet again, we see a monopoly airport supplier looking to gold-plate facilities and fleece its customers.”

@IndoBusiness  #Ryanair aiming to open a base in Belfast next year, boss Michael O’Leary tells Dublin Chamber of Commerce lunch.

@Patrick_DCC Complaints @Ryanair will be dealt w/ in realtime via mobile so text them when delayed or on flight if a problem they’ll reply #ChamberLunch.

@ReutersAero  #IATA says fuel bill to drop to $180 bln in 2015 vs previous forecast $191 bln, expects $135 bln for 2016 #IATAMediaDay.

@ReutersAero #IATA says average return fare seen at $407 in 2015, $375 in 2016 #IATAMediaDay.

@StatMediaNews  @IATA:Factors strengthening industry performance are efficiency gain by airlines are illustrated by record high loadfactors.#IATAMediaDay.

Today’s Video Picks:

Amazing time-lapse of the disassembly of an entire U-2 plane

Antonov: What’s the future for Ukraine’s famous aviation manufacturer?

Aviation Symposium 2015 – Die Reportage

New EU Aviation Strategy

Welcome on board Binter Canarias’ first ATR 72-600 aircraft! (English)

2016 Wishes – Dassault Aviation


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