Published on December 22nd, 2015 | by Trevor Buckley


Daily Aviation Brief – 22/12/2015

Aircraft Update:

EI-FMK ATR72-212A(600) c/n 1297 Stobart Air (Construction number confirmed).

EI-FMW Airbus A320-232 c/n 5158 Air Via Registered at Shannon 19/12/15 ex LZ-MDR.

EI-UNM Boeing 777-312 c/n 28534 VEBL-767-300 Ltd Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Teruel  19/12/15 in Transaero Airlines colours. 

EI-XLD Boeing 747-446 c/n 26360 VEBL-767-300 Ltd Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Teruel 19/12/15 in Transaero Airlines colours. 

VN-A563 Airbus A320-233 c/n 2517 Jetstar Pacific Delivered Soekarno–Hatta International-Tân Sơn Nhất International 19/12/15 ex EI-FME.

Global Aviation News:

Air Canada boosts Brisbane non-stop flights to daily

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Airline Dogfight Threatens Competition

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Chris Blackhurst: Rolls-Royce should merge with BAE Systems

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‘Demand for helicopters follows changes in oil prices’

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Finnair’s Asia Bet Lifts M&A Prospects as Rival SAS Plays Safe

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IndiGo’s Airbus A320neo Deliveries Delayed for Industrial Reason

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Investor Day: Delta lays out strategy for sustained success

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Malaysia’s first Shariah-compliant airline takes to the skies

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New National Airlines Eyes Used Boeing 777s, U.K.Route, More Cities

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Norwegian and OSM Aviation join forces to increase global presence and competitiveness 

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Offsets fetch growing interest from aerospace manufacturers

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Russian government agrees to bail out UTair Airline

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Uber-Style Flight-Sharing Service Shot Down by U.S. Court

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We are preparing for time when oil prices will rise, says SpiceJet’s Ajay Singh

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Why Delta’s Ultra-Cheap Used 777 Jet Wiped Out Boeing Stock Gain

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Zodiac facing delays in delivering A350 aircraft toilets

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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus Launches “Two City Experience” Travel Packages

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GE Capital Aviation Services Delivers Leased Airbus A320 to VivaColombia

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Helicopter had catastrophic engine failure before landing in a field near Cork Harbour

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LSG bags in-flight snack firm

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IAG converts 15 A320neo options into firm orders

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New York-bound Liverpool mum is one millionth connecting passenger to pass through Dublin this year

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Regional service Stobart Air plans sale

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Ryanair reduces Frankfurt Hahn flights in summer 2016 [German]

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Ryanair sues Google and Spanish online group

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Terminals in two of State’s airports to get facelifts

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Will Dublin airport get a new runway?

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IrishAero Blog Posts:

Irish Aircraft Leasing News 21-12-2015: 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 21-12-2015: 

Tweets of the day:

@AirlineFlyer @aeroflot will take up to 34 aircraft from bankrupt @TRANSAERO to be operated under the @rossiya_airline brand.


@DublinAirport  Connecting passengers up 25%, first time in a single year that 1 million people have used @DublinAirport to connect to another destination.

@ghimlay @Aeromexico will fly Pope Francis @pontifex on a 787 back to Rome after his visit to Mexico, first time a pontiff is flying on a 787.

@ghimlay Canadians are now Cuba’s top visitors. Once tourism ban on US citizens is lifted, Americans will be first.

@simonasbartkus  Palanga is new Reikjavik. @Belavia_by will fly seasonal route (June19 to Sep04) Minsk-Palanga on Sundays in 2016 with Boeing 737-500.

Today’s Video Picks:

China Southern airlines move into Africa’s growing aviation space

Domestic Air Traffic Logs Nearly 25 Per Cent Growth: Aviation Watchdog

High Flyers: Russia’s Top Guns showcase their aviation skills

PilotCAM A340 Winter Landing in Zurich (with music)

Willie Walsh speaks of the recent IAG acquisition of Aer Lingus.


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