Published on February 12th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 12/02/2016
EI-EBB Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 39412 Jeju Air rolled out Bournemouth 10/02/16 after paint prior delivery.
EI-FJC Boeing 737-81D/W c/n 39412 Norwegian Air International Registered 05/02/16 ex LN-NOR.
EI-FOJ Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44722 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 10/02/16.
2-TBXI Airbus A320-232 c/n 551 AerCap Ferried Guangzhou-Anchorage-Goodyear 05/6-02/16 ex B-2341.
Global Aviation News:
Airbus begins final assembly of A350-1000
Airbus flies A321neo for first time, and it’s not clear how Boeing will catch up
ASTA opposes effort to eliminate full-fare ad rule
A4A rejects White House proposal to increase annual taxes for carriers, pax
BA and Vueling further expand codeshares
Boeing to Face SEC Probe of Dreamliner and 747 Accounting
Cambodia Part 1: China, Thailand drive double digit passenger growth for sixth consecutive year
Finnair: back in profit and set to reap benefits of A350-led fleet upgrade and labour productivity
HK Express plans for 50 aircraft in 2018 as it seeks all-new destinations for Hong Kong
JetBlue is entering the world of Silicon Valley venture capital
Lawmaker proposes to scrap full-fare ad rule
Lufthansa CEO to Brexit Crowd: Don’t Leave Us Alone With France
Norwegian opens first Italian base at Rome Fiumicino
Norwegian reports strong improvement in earnings in 2015
Oporto Mayor threatens TAP with boycott
Southwest Airlines Gives Employees Record $620 Million In 2015 Profit Sharing
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/27477
Stobart Executive Handling at Southend Airport conducts London business aviation time trial
TAG Aviation Geneva adds second G200 to its growing charter fleet
Irish Aviation News:
Air Berlin to lease three Q400s from GECAS
Aircraft lessor Avolon early arrival in Iran
British Airways / AerLingus Expands UK – Ireland Codeshare Routes from late-Jan 2016
Campaigners call for independent airport noise regulator
Dublin Aerospace seeking to recruit an Estimator to join growing Sales Department
Dublin’s Parc Aviation pre-tax profit falls to €3.37m in year
Ryanair Adds New Manchester Routes in W16
Ryanair Adds Nuremberg / Hamburg Base in W16
Ryanair Announces Four New Winter Routes from Sofia
Ryanair, charging: “AENA over the interests of its shareholders tourism Spain is concerned” [Spanish]
Ryanair cuts fares – Norwegian might follow [Norwegian]
Ryanair CEO, Michael O’Leary, will hold a press conference in Bucharest [Romania]
Ryanair growing in Cologne/Bonn
Ryanair To Double Berlin Operation
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/27456
Ryanair to open two more German bases
Ryanair Targets Lufthansa, Air Berlin With German Route Growth
Ryanair threatens to cut flights to Girona applies if the Government Tax on aviation [Spanish]
Ryanair W16 Milan / Rome Operation Changes
Ryanair: 3 New Manchester Winter 16 Routes To Berlin, Hamburg & Nuremberg
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/27478
Spirit Air’s New CEO Wants to Emulate Ryanair’s Profitable Attitude Adjustment
Top airline boss Willie Walsh tells it like it is during Belfast visit
Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
Aer Lingus Cadets Charity Plane push challenge for Breast Cancer Research: http://bit.ly/1Kxhleb
College Ireland sees increased demand for Popular Short Course in Aircraft leasing & Project Management: http://bit.ly/1mkJlpJ
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 08-02-2016: http://bit.ly/1PfNLsj
Weekly Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 8 February 2016: http://bit.ly/1TN12vL
Tweets of the day:
@anglonavia It’s now only British, Norwegian & Irish airlines flying direct from London to Sweden’s 2nd city of Gothenburg.
@DublinAirport Boston, New York & Chicago are the three busiest transfer routes from @DublinAirport.
@julianoneill BA and @AerLingus boss Willie Walsh backs Stormont setting up a fund to attract new air routes: “Without question it will be an advantage.”
@Steph_Beasley Airlines in charge of air traffic control would equal fox in control of the chicken coup, says @NBAA. #AIRRAct #ATCprivatization.
@starflyergold Oporto Mayor threatens TAP with boycott (maybe Ryanair can fill the void, would that be better for the major?).
@tohmavis Came across Willie Walsh’s famous quote: “A reasonable man gets nowhere in negotiations”. Food for thought.
Today’s Video Picks:
Blue Angels Cockpit Video Super Bowl 50
Congressman Higgins Speaks on Regional Aviation Safety Standards in the FAA Authorization Bill
February 10, 2016 – Transportation Committee Hearing Opening Statement
February 10, 2016 – Transportation Committee Hearing on FAA Authorization Q&A
Red Flag 16-1 Update