Published on December 31st, 2015 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 31/12/2015

Aircraft Update:

EI-ECB Boeing 767-3Q8 c/n 27617 Rossiya Ferried St. Petersburg Pulkovo-Shanghai Pudong International Airport 24/12/15 ex N151LF.

EI-UNN Boeing 777-312 c/n 28517 Stecker Ltd Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Teruel 27/12/15 in Transaero Airlines colours for storage. 

TC-YAU Embraer 190AR c/n 19000088 BoraJet Airlines Delivered Alverca-Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen 23/12/15 ex EI-FLR.

Global Aviation News:

Air Malta deal may see bigger fleet, new routes

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Air Seoul receives its AOC

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Aviation’s Key Stakeholders to Converge at the Singapore Airshow Aviation Leadership Summit 2016

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Estonia’s National Airline Is Officially Bankrupt

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Ethiopian Airlines orders two more Bombardier Q400s

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Foreign carriers may not get landing rights on demand, says Civil Aviation Ministry

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Lufthansa seeks EU help to compete against Gulf, Turkish rivals

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Sri Lanka’s state airline may have to cancel A350 orders: Minister

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Thai Airways Receives EASA TCO Authorization for Flights to EU

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Turkish Airlines joins UEFA EURO 2016 as official airline partner

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Vueling increases interline arrangements

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What do LCCs want of airports? How airport-airline cooperation can accelerate regional growth

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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus to increase flights between Glasgow and Cork

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EJF Capital Sells Stake in Avolon Holdings Ltd (AVOL)

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Irish aviation: in the blood

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Irish Coast Guard completes 1,000 helicopter missions in 2015

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Loss of €2.6 million for Stobart Air in 2014, accounts show

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Mueller in hot seat aiming to turn Asian airline around

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New runway on agenda as Dublin Airport becomes runaway success

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No decision likely on Galway Airport until next year 

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Rising to the Challenge: Christoph Mueller take the helm at Malaysia Airlines (MAS)

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Ryanair claims part in Irish tourism growth after air tax repeal

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Ryanair will continue to reign in the Spanish skies in 2016 [Spanish]

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The highs and lows of another turbulent year in aviation

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IrishAero Blog Posts:

Compulsory registration of drones commences in Ireland:


Irish Aircraft Leasing News 21-12-2015: 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 21-12-2015: 

Tweets of the day:

@A350Blog Components for 1st China Airlines A350 (MSN49) starts arriving FAL at Toulouse. #A350 final assys for other 7 customers progressing. #Avgeek.

@IrishAirCorps 2015 has been a busy year; 21,000+ aircraft movements and 8850+ fleet hours #DefendProtectSupport @defenceforces .

@Oliver__Clark Ireland to review Dublin airport runway ‘trigger’ next year.

@ReutersAero #Airbus says it has delayed delivery of first #A320neo to #Lufthansa by a few days.

@ReutersAero More #Pratt&Whitney/Airbus documentation needed before #A320neo can be delivered, forcing #Airbus to drop its 2015 delivery goal.

@ReutersAero After missing year-end deadline, #Airbus says #A320neo to enter service in coming “weeks”.

@winglets747 “We’re a Gulf carrier — but from the Gulf of Finland” Finnair CEO says (hmm but not long-haul to long-haul). 

Today’s Video Picks:

Civil Aviation Ministry gives nod for four Greenfield Airports

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Refueling Special Ops C-130

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