Published on February 5th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 05/02/2016
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
Boeing Mulls Model for Midsize Jetliner Market Next Decade
Carlyle Wins U.S. Approval of $2.07 Billion Aviation Deal
Delta announces CEO Anderson will retire in May
Egypt’s Air Leisure signs MOU for 4+6 SuperJets
Expansion of Bradley International Airport Will Positively Affect UConn
FX Is The New Aerospace Wildcard
IAG pax up 19%, load factor up 1.7 ppts in Jan-2016. Group premium traffic up 2%
IATA: Cargo sector has to adjust to a new normal of growth in line with economic expansion
Is the Airbus A380 coming of age?
Qatar Airways, Meridiana sign partnership agreement
Saudi airport privatisation ramps up as oil prices continue to fall
Saudia receives four Boeing Dreamliners; fleet stretches to 126
SIA’s first Airbus A350 enters final phase of production
Singapore Airlines Beats Estimates, Sees Challenges Ahead
Why Bombardier Is Struggling to Build Bigger Planes
Why the sun is setting on the Boeing 747
Irish Aviation News:
Avios creates new Irish role as Aer Lingus re-launches loyalty scheme
Belfast International Airport adds 115 more jobs as business activity soars
Belfast International Airport: 115 jobs created by six companies
French Airline Takes First Steps Towards New Transatlantic Service at Shannon
Marcon Fit-Out begins work on airport lounge revamp
Norwegian US routes issue to top US-EU meeting in April
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
Ryanair leads the way between the UK and Ireland
Ryanair passenger numbers fly 25% higher in January
Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
Experience Thomson’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner Premium Club from Dublin to Cancun and Montego Bay: http://bit.ly/1PrUq5W
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 01-02-2016: http://bit.ly/1nJcj4r
Ryanair takes delivery of a record six Boeing 737-800s this week: http://bit.ly/1KhD1uq
Weekly Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 1 February 2016: http://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
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