Published on February 16th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 16/02/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-FJE Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 39420 Norwegian Air International Registered 13/02/16 ex LN-NOZ.

EI-FJF Boeing 737-86N/W c/n 36814 Norwegian Air International Registered 11/02/16 ex LN-NOH.

LN-LNA Boeing 787-8 c/n 34304 Norwegian Re-Registered 10/02/16 ex LN-LNA.

Global Aviation News:

Airbus, Boeing Count on China as Southeast Asia Slows Down

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Aviation sector is complicated with 5/20 rule: Tony Fernandes

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Boeing Pushes ‘Right at First Flight’ as 737 Max Starts Flight Test Campaign

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CAPA Iran Aviation Summit: optimism abounds over market potential for Iran’s nascent industry

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Could Airlines Soon Be Required to Let Families Fly Together?

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Five bidders eye £2bn London City Airport deal

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Five Billion Reasons to Bet on In-Flight Connectivity 

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Flybe keen to introduce direct London link for Liverpool John Lennon Airport

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Malaysia Air on Track With Profit, Mulls Fleet Expansion

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Protectionism Still Winning as Liberalization Stalls

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Spirit’s new CEO hints at nuanced changes rather than an overhaul. Operations are a key focus

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VietJetAir reaches 19 million passengers; has ordered almost 100 A320-series aircraft

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WestJet to defer Bombardier, Boeing deliveries

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Irish Aviation News:

Dublin-Manchester-Beijing with Hainan

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Hamburg is base #80 for Ryanair; seven new routes in six countries with two based aircraft starting in November

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IAG CEO Willie Walsh calls for global deal on carbon emissions

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Ireland West Airport Staff Select Charities for 2016

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Ryanair adds 12 extra flights for Euro 2016 after ‘record demand

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SAS Outlines Cityjet CRJ900 Operation in S16

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Swissport To Create 200 Jobs At Dublin Airport

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Waypoint Leasing Opens Regional Offices in Australia and Africa/Middle East, Further Expanding Global Reach

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Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Aer Lingus Cadets Charity Plane push challenge for Breast Cancer Research: 

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 15 February 2016:


Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 15-02-2016: 

Ryanair adds third Learjet 45 to fleet supporting network expansion:

Tweets of the day:

@e_russell “There’s really nothing for us to deal with or discuss at the moment,” continues @SpiritAirlines CEO Fornaro on any merger possibilities.

@karomiziolek Budget #airlines in Asia-Pac region have garnered 54% market share, more than twice the global average: IATA’s Tyler says #SGAirshow @IATA.

@ghimlay US to finalise bilateral air services agreement with Cuba on Tuesday.

@winglets747 Air France lobbied to prevent Oman Air from growing at Paris, but AF had no problem selling Oman Air a LHR slot. 

@winglets747 Willie Walsh, IAG CEO: “I compete profitably with Gulf carriers because I have transformed my business.” Lufty & Air France haven’t – can’t?.

Today’s Video Picks:

Aero-TV: Wind, Rain & Airplanes – The 2016 Sebring Sport Aviation Expo

Challenges and Opportunities Facing Asia’s Airlines

NZ aviation podcast w/c Feb 8 2016

The Outlook for Aviation in Asia in 2016


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