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Published on February 23rd, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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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

Read more: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20160221/PC05/160229924/1177/boeing-south-carolina-confident-with-rate-increase-787-10-on-horizon

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

Read more: https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/30889378/britain-urges-u-s-regulators-to-permit-norwegian-air-uk-flights/

Embraer Retains Lead Over Bombardier in 2015

Read more: http://airwaysnews.com/blog/2016/02/22/embraer-leads-over-bombardier-2015/

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

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-18/north-korea-s-air-koryo-why-you-should-fly-with-the-world-s-worst-airline

IATA calls on Thai Government to shore-up competitiveness

Read more: http://www.traveldailynews.asia/news/article/60902/iata-calls-on-thai-government

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

Read more: http://airwaysnews.com/blog/2016/02/22/iron-maiden-ed-force-one/

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

Read more: http://www.traveldailynews.com/news/article/70601/is-european-aviation-ready-for#sthash.LXEpicF9.dpuf

Kahmann’s Corner: Business Aircraft Banking World Tour 2016

Read more: http://www.cit.com/middle-market/industry-expertise/business-aircraft-banking-world-tour-2016/index.htm

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

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/philippine-airlines-to-expand-long-haul-operation-after-completing-a350-900-acquisition-268000

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

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/us-airline-debt-and-balance-sheets-part-2-alaska-jetblue-and-southwest-favourably-leveraged-267571

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

Read more: http://www.briansumers.com/home/2016/2/19/united-airlines-tells-pilots-it-may-retire-all-of-its-boeing-747s-by-2018

Irish Aviation News:

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

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/chairman-donates-700000-worth-of-ryanair-shares-to-combat-poachers-34469600.html

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/

DAA’s attempt to monopolise must be stopped – Carey

Read more: http://clareherald.com/2016/02/daas-attempt-to-monopolise-must-be-stopped-carey-789/

Druid Software helps mobile roaming take flight

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/druid-software-helps-mobile-roaming-take-flight-1.2544053

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

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/flying-high-ryanairs-michael-oleary-joins-billionaire-club-34471285.html

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

Read more: http://www.airport-world.com/news/general-news/5459-irish-team-to-manage-and-operate-new-termina-5-l-at-king-khaled-international-airport.html

Irish weather sends thousands to Fly Shannon holiday show

Read more: http://www.limerickpost.ie/2016/02/21/irish-weather-sends-thousands-to-fly-shannon-holiday-show/

O’Leary lobbied Noonan for action on DAA

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/oleary-lobbied-noonan-for-action-on-daa-34470578.html

Regulator clips Ryanair wings over roster claim

Read more: http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/ireland/article1670534.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2016_02_20

Ryanair says sorry to customers asked to review flights not taken

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/ryanair-says-sorry-to-customers-asked-to-review-flights-not-taken-1.2541352

Santos Dumont Announces Corporate Realignment and Changes to Executive Team

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/27680

Stobart completes sale and leaseback at Carlisle Airport

Read more: http://www.propertyweek.com/news/stobart-completes-sale-and-leaseback-at-carlisle-airport/5079415.article

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

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

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 21 February 2016: http://bit.ly/1mRc3ib 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 21-02-2016: http://bit.ly/1QulTo3 

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

https://youtu.be/RFKOyd9F_0w

Calls for tightened security as Djibouti bans flights from Somalia

https://youtu.be/ZHeMi6mrxhQ

E190-E2 Production Timelapse

https://youtu.be/UfU1F5cNa6M

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

https://youtu.be/QwdhBPJZ8hU

168th and 189th Aviation Joint Training

https://youtu.be/QA0xeJ1vuks

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