Published on February 5th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley


Daily Aviation Brief – 05/02/2016

Aircraft Update:

A7-AHH Airbus A320-232 c/n 4700 Qatar Airways To Eirtech Aviation Shannon 03/02/16.

EI-DYT Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 33634 Jeju Air to become HL8062. 

M-ABIX Airbus A320-232 c/n 2108 CIT Leasing Rolled out of Eirtech Aviation Shannon 03/20/16 in full IndiGo colours.

N286VA Airbus A320-214 c/n 6939 Virgin America Delivered Toulouse-Shannon-Bangor 03/02/16.

Global Aviation News:

American Airlines Brings Back Free Snacks in Coach

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Boeing Mulls Model for Midsize Jetliner Market Next Decade

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Carlyle Wins U.S. Approval of $2.07 Billion Aviation Deal

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Delta announces CEO Anderson will retire in May

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Egypt’s Air Leisure signs MOU for 4+6 SuperJets

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Expansion of Bradley International Airport Will Positively Affect UConn

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FX Is The New Aerospace Wildcard

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IAG pax up 19%, load factor up 1.7 ppts in Jan-2016. Group premium traffic up 2%

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IATA: Cargo sector has to adjust to a new normal of growth in line with economic expansion

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Is the Airbus A380 coming of age?

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Qatar Airways, Meridiana sign partnership agreement

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Saudi airport privatisation ramps up as oil prices continue to fall

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Saudia receives four Boeing Dreamliners; fleet stretches to 126

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SIA’s first Airbus A350 enters final phase of production

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Singapore Airlines Beats Estimates, Sees Challenges Ahead

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Why Bombardier Is Struggling to Build Bigger Planes

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Why the sun is setting on the Boeing 747

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Irish Aviation News:

Avios creates new Irish role as Aer Lingus re-launches loyalty scheme

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Belfast International Airport adds 115 more jobs as business activity soars

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Belfast International Airport: 115 jobs created by six companies

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French Airline Takes First Steps Towards New Transatlantic Service at Shannon

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Marcon Fit-Out begins work on airport lounge revamp

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Norwegian US routes issue to top US-EU meeting in April

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Ryanair could close Oslo Rygge base this winter

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Ryanair’s Italian base closures analysed; we reveal which routes to Alghero and Pescara will survive into W16/17

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Ryanair leads the way between the UK and Ireland

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Ryanair passenger numbers fly 25% higher in January

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Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Experience Thomson’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner Premium Club from Dublin to Cancun and Montego Bay

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 01-02-2016 

Ryanair takes delivery of a record six Boeing 737-800s this week 

Weekly Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 1 February 2016 

Tweets of the day:

@ghimlay In light of CEO changes, gotta give it to @AmericanAir’s Doug Parker – only US airline CEO around since before 9/11, and still going strong.

@KianiKress Another #Airbus Hurray, #ANA Takes 3 of #skymark 5 defered #A380, now silver tongued sales genius Leahy only has #transaero #virgin to Place.

@KianiKress Later Start  of @eurowings long haul flights: does @lufthansa only realise now that you need back up Jets + pilots for reliable operations?.

@newbelfast Heading 2 Dublin shortly 4 flight 2 Boston, looking 4ward 2 day when I can say, heading 2 @BelfastAirport 4 direct flight 2 our sister city.

@ReutersAero Iran’s Airbus deal subject to US export licences due to number of US parts.

@winglets747 Delta’s new Pres has taken a different view on Gulf carriers: “We don’t participate in the flows that they have the primary gateway for”.

Today’s Video Picks:

Boeing 737 MAX 8 Airliner Makes First Flight – AINtv

CRCA appoints committees to ensure Thai aviation meets European

One on One with AirMap Co-Founder and CEO Ben Marcus

Osprey Long Range Flight

2016 Macquarie Group Operational Briefing: Corporate and Asset Finance


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