Published on February 23rd, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley


Daily Aviation Brief – 23/02/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-FOL Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 61580 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 21/02/16.

SX-BHT Airbus A321-211 c/n 666 Hermes Airlines Ferried Paris CDG-Chişinău 15/02/16 parked since ex EI-ESI.

XA-NBA Airbus A320-214 c/n 2964 Interjet Delivered Goodyear-Tuscan-Toluca International 19/02/16 ex EI-EYS.

Global Aviation News:

Boeing South Carolina confident with rate increase, 787-10 on horizon

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Britain urges U.S. regulators to permit Norwegian Air UK flights

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Embraer Retains Lead Over Bombardier in 2015

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Five Things to Look Out for When You Fly With Air Koryo, the World’s Worst Airline

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IATA calls on Thai Government to shore-up competitiveness

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Iron Maiden Kicks Off Tour With A New, Upgraded Ed Force One

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Is European aviation ready for the shift? – New pilot fatigue rules in effect 

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Kahmann’s Corner: Business Aircraft Banking World Tour 2016

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Philippine Airlines to expand long haul operation after completing A350-900 acquisition

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US airline debt and balance sheets Part 2: Alaska, jetBlue and Southwest favourably leveraged

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United Airlines tells pilots it may retire all of its Boeing 747s by 2018

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Irish Aviation News:

Chairman donates €700,000 worth of Ryanair shares to combat poachers

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Cork Airport targets growth as new routes take off

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DAA’s attempt to monopolise must be stopped – Carey

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Druid Software helps mobile roaming take flight

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Flying high: Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary joins billionaire club

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Irish team to manage and operate Riyadh’s new Terminal 5  

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Irish weather sends thousands to Fly Shannon holiday show

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O’Leary lobbied Noonan for action on DAA

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Regulator clips Ryanair wings over roster claim

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Ryanair says sorry to customers asked to review flights not taken

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Santos Dumont Announces Corporate Realignment and Changes to Executive Team

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Stobart completes sale and leaseback at Carlisle Airport

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Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

An Emirates Airlines Irish Success story: 

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 21 February 2016: 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 21-02-2016: 

Tweets of the day:

@A350Blog  MSN27 for @TAMAirlines doing the Cabin Acceptance Flight (CAF) right now. On 29/Feb, the 1st #A350 delivery in 2016.

@a380fanclub A380 MSN001 makes her 18th testflight with the @RollsRoyce XWB-97 engine for the A350. 

@BLGranucci @jmmccarthy2002 my quick checks show JAL having the most total 747s (114) but BA had the most 744s (57). @winglets747 @AirlineReporter.

@winglets747  TAP expected to announce seasonal service between Lisbon and Boston.

@winglets747 US airlines and lobbying groups support Haneda deal for further liberalisation, supporting US aviation policy. But NAI & Gulf carriers?.

Today’s Video Picks:

Airbus and Asia-Pacific aviation take flight in Singapore

Calls for tightened security as Djibouti bans flights from Somalia

E190-E2 Production Timelapse

Opening Skies Above Ukraine: European Aviation Safety Agency approves two routes over the Black Sea

168th and 189th Aviation Joint Training


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