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Published on February 24th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 24/02/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-CJX Boeing 757-2Y0(ET)/W c/n 26160 Air Contractors noted outside Atlantic Aviation Group hangar 21/02/16 now with winglets fitted in full National Airlines colours.

EI-FOM Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44720 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 23/02/16.

SE-MDA ATR -212A(500) c/n 788 Braathens Regional Ferried Visby-Norwich 22/02/16 ex EI-REN.

Global Aviation News:

Airline manufacturers escape threat of big costs from new U.N. climate standards

Read more: http://www.euronews.com/business-newswires/3156187-airline-manufacturers-escape-threat-of-big-costs-from-new-un-climate-standards/

Between Narrow and Wide-Body: Is There an Aircraft for the Niche Midsize Market?

Read more: http://www.aviationpros.com/press_release/12171345/between-narrow-and-wide-body-is-there-an-aircraft-for-the-niche-midsize-market

Beyond Profits: Ethiopian Airlines’ Rapid Growth is Helping to Transform its Home Country 

Read more: http://apex.aero/2016/02/19/ethiopian-airlines-rapid-growth-transform-home-country#sthash.CZOUiGxi.p24bTLxU.dpuf

British holidaymakers eye Portugal and Spain amid security issues in Egypt, Turkey

Read more: http://www.travel-news.co.uk/10321/2016/02/british-holidaymakers-eye-portugal-and-spain-amid-security-issues-in-egypt-turkey/

Fares to Europe tumble

Read more: http://blog.sfgate.com/cmcginnis/2016/02/22/fares-to-europe-tumble/

Flying Under the Radar at Air Berlin

Read more: https://global.handelsblatt.com/edition/374/ressort/companies-markets/article/air-berlin-owners-mull-delisting-eye-alitalia-cooperation

In strategy shift, Boeing backs 7 MAX: sources

Read more: https://leehamnews.com/2016/02/22/in-strategy-shift-boeing-backs-7-max-sources/

JetSmarter to expand private-jet shuttle options

Read more: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-jetsmarter-new-funding-20160222-story.html

Qantas to keep 747 fleet at 11, reports record first half profit

Read more: http://australianaviation.com.au/2016/02/qantas-to-keep-747-fleet-at-11-reports-record-first-half-profit/

SriLankan Airlines reversing plans to discontinue or reduce European flights

Read more: http://www.news.lk/news/business/item/12327-srilankan-airlines-reversing-plans-to-discontinue-or-reduce-european-flights

SunExpress exercises option for 10 Boeing 737 MAXs

Read more: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/sunexpress-exercises-option-for-10-boeing-737-maxs.aspx?pageID=238&nID=95511&NewsCatID=345

SWISS welcomes its first 777 as Boeing kick-starts 2016 with double the deliveries of Airbus

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/02/23/swiss-welcomes-its-first-777-300er/

Tearing Down A Young A320 in Europe

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/mro/tearing-down-young-a320-europe#slide-0-field_images-1412081

Thailand’s Nok Air postpones JV with Euro carrier to 2017

Read more: http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/44136-thailands-nok-air-postpones-jv-with-euro-carrier-to-2017

The internet of wings

Read more: http://www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver/2016/02/internet-wings

Vietjet and Airbus to establish A320/A321 flight & maintenance training center in Vietnam

Read more: http://www.thanhniennews.com/business/vietjet-and-airbus-to-establish-a320a321-flight-maintenance-training-center-in-vietnam-59503.html

Irish Aviation News:

Airlines Embracing Analytics to Stave Off Disruption

Read more: http://www.datanami.com/2016/02/22/airlines-embracing-analytics-to-stave-off-disruption/

‘Attractive ladies’ but not enough growth: Ryanair boss

Read more: http://www.thelocal.se/20160223/sweden-has-attractive-ladies-but-not-enough-growth-ryanair-boss

Bombardier won’t look for further investment from the North

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/bombardier-won-t-look-for-further-investment-from-the-north-1.2545140

Call for investigation into Stobart Air

Read more: http://www.donegalnow.com/election-2016/call-for-investigation-into-stobart-air/75627

Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport Recieves Four-Star Accreditation

Read more: http://www.hospitalityireland.com/clayton-hotel-dublin-airport-recieves-4-star-accreditation/24653

Food and transatlantic flights focus for Cork Business Association

Read more: http://www.eveningecho.ie/cork-news/food-and-transatlantic-flights-focus-for-cork-business-association/1882689/

Low oil is good for aircraft leasing group AerCap’s gas guzzlers

Read more: http://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/low-oil-is-good-for-aircraft-leasing-group-aercaps-gas-guzzlers

New Indian cargo carrier starts operations

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/new-indian-cargo-carrier-starts-operations

Ryanair flies in major boost for troubled Prestwick Airport

Read more: http://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/ryanair-flies-in-major-boost-for-troubled-prestwick-airport-1-4036318#ixzz40zLnDF3I 

Ryanair files lawsuit against unknown Tweeps over threats

Read more: http://mynewsla.com/crime/2016/02/22/ryanair-files-lawsuit-against-unknown-tweeps-over-threats/

Ryanair has been main driver of traffic growth at Cologne/Bonn

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/colognebonn-airport-illustrates-many-of-the-strategic-themes-in-european-aviation-267499

Ryaniar launches four special flights for Wales opening Euro 2016 match

Read more: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/business-news/ryaniar-launches-four-special-flights-10937700

Ryanair pilots in Germany to lose their ‘Home Base’

Read more: http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/ryanair/ryanair-pilots-in-germany-to-lose-their-home-base/

Ryanair unveils new routes from Scotland

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-35641809

Ryanair plans to fly from Rotterdam Airport [Dutch]

Read more: http://www.metronieuws.nl/nieuws/rotterdam/2016/02/ryanair-wil-ook-vliegen-op-rotterdam-airport

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:

‏@e_russell All of @viajaVolaris 2016 deliveries are financed thru executed SLB agreements, says CFO Suares.

‏@e_russell Seats at @viajaVolaris will grow 18% in 2016, may translate to similar ASM growth as in 2015 (grew 25.1%), says CFO Suares.

@e_russell “We  have not seen any effect of the Zika virus to our demand,” says @viajaVolaris management.

@RegionalAirport Ryanair to take on Wizzair on new routes announced today from Gothenburg-Warsaw and Skavsta-Gdansk. 

@taafferj  Move over Willie Walsh, #Alanjoyce  is the Irish aviation man to watch. Well done you.

@winglets747 The David Neeleman partnership? Neeleman founded JetBlue and then Azul, which co-bought TAP.

Today’s Video Picks:

C-17 Globemaster III Aerial Refueling

https://youtu.be/gVTJ_QtOlSg

F-22 Raptor Refueling At Red Flag

https://youtu.be/593cwtnL5r8

IASA Symposium 2015- Maintenance and Engineering Panel

https://youtu.be/q37VzRF00Qw

Ryanair in Sweden 2016

https://youtu.be/ad_VaKqyDQk

USAF Thunderbirds Refueling

https://youtu.be/_BJAx3bgkfM

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