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Published on February 5th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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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

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-01/american-airlines-joins-united-in-resuming-free-snacks-in-coach

Boeing Mulls Model for Midsize Jetliner Market Next Decade

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-03/boeing-mulls-bigger-737-max-in-bid-to-reach-midsize-jet-market

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

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-03/carlyle-s-2-1-billion-sale-of-landmark-gets-u-s-approval

Delta announces CEO Anderson will retire in May

Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/02/03/delta-announces-ceo-anderson-will-retire-in-may.html

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

Read more: http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/43762-egypts-air-leisure-signs-mou-for-46-superjets

Expansion of Bradley International Airport Will Positively Affect UConn

Read more: http://dailycampus.com/stories/2016/2/4/editorial-expansion-of-bradley-international-airport-will-positively-affect-uconn

FX Is The New Aerospace Wildcard

Read more: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/fx-new-aerospace-wildcard-kevin-michaels

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

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/iag-releases-jan-2016-traffic-highlights-522319

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

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/iata-cargo-sector-has-to-adjust-to-a-new-normal-of-growth-in-line-with-economic-expansion-522183

Is the Airbus A380 coming of age?

Read more: http://www.aspireaviation.com/2016/02/04/airbus-a380-coming-of-age/

Qatar Airways, Meridiana sign partnership agreement

Read more: http://atwonline.com/finance-data/qatar-airways-meridiana-sign-partnership-agreement

Saudi airport privatisation ramps up as oil prices continue to fall

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/saudi-airport-privatisation-ramps-up-as-oil-prices-continue-to-fall-264772

Saudia receives four Boeing Dreamliners; fleet stretches to 126

Read more: http://english.alarabiya.net/en/business/aviation-and-transport/2016/02/04/Saudia-receives-four-Boeing-Dreamliners-fleet-stretched-to-126.html

SIA’s first Airbus A350 enters final phase of production

Read more: http://australianaviation.com.au/2016/02/sias-first-airbus-a350-enters-final-phase-of-production/

Singapore Airlines Beats Estimates, Sees Challenges Ahead

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-04/singapore-airlines-beats-estimates-sees-challenges-ahead-ik85hayk

Why Bombardier Is Struggling to Build Bigger Planes

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-04/why-bombardier-is-struggling-to-build-bigger-planes

Why the sun is setting on the Boeing 747

Read more: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/02/01/aviation/sun-setting-boeing-747-conversation/

Irish Aviation News:

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

Read more: http://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?news_id=2020615&c=setreg®ion=2

Belfast International Airport adds 115 more jobs as business activity soars

Read more: http://www.irishnews.com/business/2016/02/04/news/belfast-international-airport-adds-115-more-jobs-as-business-activity-soars-405144/

Belfast International Airport: 115 jobs created by six companies

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-35487258

French Airline Takes First Steps Towards New Transatlantic Service at Shannon

Read more: http://www.clare.fm/news/french-airline-takes-first-steps-towards-new-transatlantic-service-shannon

Marcon Fit-Out begins work on airport lounge revamp

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/marcon-fitout-begins-work-on-airport-lounge-revamp-34418243.html

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

Read more: http://atwonline.com/open-skies/norwegian-us-routes-issue-top-us-eu-meeting-april

Ryanair could close Oslo Rygge base this winter

Read more: http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/43639-ryanair-could-close-oslo-rygge-base-this-winter

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

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/02/04/ryanairs-italian-base-closures-analysed-we-reveal-which-routes-to-alghero-and-pescara-will-survive-into-w1617/

Ryanair leads the way between the UK and Ireland

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/02/03/ryanair-leads-the-way-between-the-uk-and-ireland/

Ryanair passenger numbers fly 25% higher in January

Read more: http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2016/0204/765287-ryanair-passenger-numbers/

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Experience Thomson’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner Premium Club from Dublin to Cancun and Montego Bayhttp://bit.ly/1PrUq5W

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 01-02-2016http://bit.ly/1nJcj4r 

Ryanair takes delivery of a record six Boeing 737-800s this weekhttp://bit.ly/1KhD1uq 

Weekly Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 1 February 2016http://bit.ly/1P1fT2g 

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

https://youtu.be/vJednTESlsA

CRCA appoints committees to ensure Thai aviation meets European

https://youtu.be/EFA2mffLJbQ

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

https://youtu.be/2x-hiiWwMps

Osprey Long Range Flight

https://youtu.be/5XcpaYIEYGk

2016 Macquarie Group Operational Briefing: Corporate and Asset Finance

https://youtu.be/yrWhpigUJOk

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