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Published on February 22nd, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 22/02/2016

Aircraft Update:

A7-AHI Airbus A320-232 c/n 4754 Qatar Airways Departed Eirtech Aviation Shannon 19/02/16 arrived 11/02/16.

EI-FOK Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44719 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 18/02/16.

M-ABIX Airbus A320-232 c/n 2108 CIT Leasing Airtest from Lufthansa Technik hangar 18/02/16 in IndiGo colours.

2-TBXK Boeing 737-71B c/n 29366 AerCap Ferried Guangzhou-Narita-Anchorage-Paine Field Airport 21-22/02/16 ex B-5221 for Southwest Airlines.

Global Aviation News:

AEA: European carriers foresee growth over summer 2016

Read more: http://atwonline.com/associations/aea-european-carriers-foresee-growth-over-summer-2016

Air France-KLM makes progress in 2015, but still has more to do. Labour productivity is at the heart

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/air-france-klm-makes-progress-in-2015-but-still-has-more-to-do-labour-productivity-is-at-the-heart-267743

Boeing Cleared for Iran Talks After $27 Billion Airbus Haul

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-19/boeing-wins-right-to-jump-into-iran-s-resurgent-aircraft-market

Interview With the Captain of the First 727’s Last Flight 

Read more: http://www.airlinereporter.com/2016/02/interview-with-pilot-of-first-727s-last-flight/

Lufthansa Brings Airbus A350s to Munich to Retire Thirsty A340s

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-17/lufthansa-brings-airbus-a350s-to-munich-to-retire-thirsty-a340s

Norwegian Adds Paris-U.S. Flights as Expansion Takes Shape

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-18/norwegian-adds-paris-to-long-haul-hubs-as-expansion-takes-shape

Qatar Airways eyes more Doha-Asia routes for A350-1000

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airframes/qatar-airways-eyes-more-doha-asia-routes-a350-1000

Tatas to make spares for Sukhoi Superjet 100

Read more: http://in.rbth.com/economics/cooperation/2016/02/19/tatas-to-make-spares-for-sukhoi-superjet-100_569083

U.S.-Japan Agreement Means Fewer Bleary-Eyed Flights Into Tokyo

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-18/u-s-japan-agreement-means-fewer-bleary-eyed-flights-into-tokyo

When It Comes To India’s New Civil Aviation Policy, Less Would Definitely Be More

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/martinrivers/2016/02/18/when-it-comes-to-indias-draft-aviation-policy-less-is-definitely-more/#2a52cee756fc

Why Air Canada’s CSeries deal is good news for all airlines

Read more: http://atwonline.com/blog/why-air-canada-s-cseries-deal-good-news-all-airlines

Irish Aviation News:

AMECO Beijing Wheel Overhaul Shop Now Using Kestrel Engineering Ltd Wheel Deflator Tools

Read more: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/ameco-beijing-wheel-overhaul-shop-now-using-our-new-deflator-keogh?trk=hp-feed-article-title-publish

CityJet adds voice to LCY sale concerns

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/cityjet-adds-voice-lcy-sale-concerns

Cork Airport targets growth as new routes take off

Read more: http://www.eveningecho.ie/cork-news/cork-airport-targets-growth-as-new-routes-take-off/1873703/

EI-FOS Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair First Flight

Read more: http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.ie/2016/02/ei-fos-b737-8as-ryanair-first-flight.html

Hello Hollywood! Aer Lingus officially launch flights from LA to Dublin

Read more: http://www.irishcentral.com/culture/travel/Aer-Lingus-gears-up-for-non-stop-flights-from-Los-Angeles-to-Dublin-.html

Inside Track: Eileen O’Connor, Café Riva founder

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/agribusiness-and-food/inside-track-eileen-o-connor-caf%C3%A9-riva-founder-1.2539965

Norwegian to consider spinning off Irish subsidiary aircraft leasing unit

Read more: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/norwegian-air-shuttle-to-consider-spinning-off-aircraft-leasing-unit-20160218-01030#ixzz40YoV72Bz

Plans for Cork-US flights deferred as May launch date postponed

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/plans-for-cork-us-flights-deferred-as-may-launch-date-postponed-382773.html

Ryanair boss says terror attacks have not deterred passengers

Read more: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/business/business-news/ryanair-boss-says-terror-attacks-10914554

Ryanair eyes up TAP’s cancelled Oporto routes

Read more: http://www.theportugalnews.com/news/ryanair-eyes-up-taps-cancelled-oporto-routes/37462

Ryanair, Norwegian, Wizz Air: Europe’s Budget Air Wars Enter New Era

Read more: http://www.investors.com/stock-lists/global-leaders/ryanair-norwegian-wizz-air-europes-budget-air-wars-enter-new-era/

Tellus project reveals new secrets about Ireland’s geophysical make up

Read more: http://www.rte.ie/news/2016/0219/769337-tellus-project-reveals-sub-surface-geo-secrets/

Travel Extra’s Sunday Supplement 21st February

Read more: https://travelextra.wordpress.com/2016/02/05/travel-extras-sunday-supplement-feb-21-2016/

What’s happening to the Derry to Dublin flights?

Read more: http://www.derryjournal.com/news/what-s-happening-to-the-derry-to-dublin-flights-1-7222631

Why the Global Aviation Industry choose to incorporate in Ireland

Read more: http://www.nathantrust.com/why-the-global-aviation-industry-choose-to-incorporate-in-ireland/

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

An Emirates Airlines Irish Success story: http://bit.ly/1WslGjM 

Tweets of the day:

@A350Blog Today #A350 visits Tehran for 2h. on way back from the #SGAirshow. Iran Air MOU for 16 A350-1000 could be presented. 

@AirNewsX Aer Lingus drops A320 ops @LPL_Airport and replaces with Aer Lingus Regional ATR. Now ops 4x Daily #aviation #routes.

@ghimlay @flyPAL’s A350s will be configured in three classes. Airline chose A350 over the 787-9.

@ghimlay @flyPAL has ordered up to 12 A350-900s – six firm, six options. Aircraft will operate nonstop flights to NY, US west coast and Europe.

@ghimlay @qatarairways’ Al Baker on @SingaporeAir “We will never allow the gap to close. They will have to (play catch-up).”

@winglets747 UK puts pressure on US re Norwegian UK application. Wants to know why docket is open, what info needed, timeline & who at DoT has final say. 

@winglets747 US rules require it to approve Norwegian UK “with minimum procedural delay”. US approved past EU carriers on avg in 53 days, now 60+ for NUK

Today’s Video Picks:

Embraer Sees Big Opportunities in Asia

http://bloom.bg/1ookvY4

Embraer Static Display at Singapore Airshow 2016

https://youtu.be/mX4KRHamyfw

Qatar Airways at the Singapore Airshow 2016

https://youtu.be/y0nv3lH2WoM

Ryanair Announces New Bucharest Base 81

https://youtu.be/6ybcGs89bFs

Ryanair New Uniform Launch 2016

https://youtu.be/lmJkvChRs2o

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