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Published on February 26th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 26/02/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-FMT Airbus A319-111 c/n 2113 Volotea Airlines Delivered Shannon-Nates 25/02/16 ex 9H-AEG.

EI-FON Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44721 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 24/02/16.

TF-ISJ Boeing 757-256 c/n 26249 Icelandair Ferried Norwich-Keflavik 24/02/16 ex EI-DUD.

Global Aviation News:

Airbus Must Make More Jets as `Golden Years’ Lie Ahead for China

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-23/airbus-must-make-more-jets-as-golden-years-lie-ahead-for-china

ANA 787 Makes Emergency Landing After Engine-Heat Issue

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-22/ana-dreamliner-bound-for-tokyo-turns-back-due-to-engine-problem

Boeing Bets on China Domestic Cargo Boom for 737 Conversion

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-24/boeing-bets-on-china-domestic-cargo-boom-for-737-conversion

Canadian pension funds and Kuwait to buy London City Airport

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/02/25/canadian-pension-funds-and-kuwait-to-buy-london-city-airport/

Canada should allow increased airline foreign ownership -study

Read more: http://in.reuters.com/article/canada-airlines-idINL2N1642DP

Emirates just flew past half a million followers on LinkedIn: here’s how [INFOGRAPHIC]

Read more: https://business.linkedin.com/en-uk/marketing-solutions/blog/posts/brands/2016/emirates-just-flew-past-half-a-million-followers-on-linkedIn-heres-how

Emirates to utilise flexible routings on upcoming Dubai-Auckland service to improve efficiency

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/emirates-delivering-a-14000km-flight-in-the-shortest-time-528306

In strategy shift, Boeing backs 7 MAX: sources

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

Luang Prabang Airport: Laos resort to grow rapidly in 2016 as AirAsia, HK Express, SilkAir enter

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/luang-prabang-airport-laos-resort-to-grow-rapidly-in-2016-as-airasia-hk-express-silkair-enter-267223

Oil price sinks but airlines aren’t lowering fuel surcharge

Read more: http://www.aspireaviation.com/2016/02/24/oil-price-sinks-but-airlines-arent-lowering-fuel-surcharge/

South Africa’s Government considering merging SAA and SA Express and engaging equity partner

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/saa-sa-express-merger-on-the-cards-528556

Thailand examines airline finances due to safety concerns

Read more: http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-thailand-aviation-idUKKCN0VW14F

The A330’s continued commercial success leads to a new production rate increase

Read more: http://www.airbus.com/presscentre/pressreleases/press-release-detail/detail/the-a330s-continued-commercial-success-leads-to-a-new-production-rate-increase/

The legacy carriers’ low costs – Lufthansa’s Eurowings, Air France-KLM’s Transavia, IAG’s Vueling: foreign bases, long-haul challenges

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/02/24/eurowings-transavia-and-vueling-growth-airports-revealed/

United Ponders an Earlier Retirement for Out-of-Favor 747s

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-23/united-ponders-an-earlier-retirement-for-out-of-favor-747s

United Said to Pick Boeing Again in Snub to Bombardier, Embraer

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-22/united-said-to-pick-boeing-again-in-snub-to-bombardier-embraer

Irish Aviation News:

AerCap Holdings N.V. Reports Record Financial Results for 2015 and Authorizes Share Repurchase Program of $400 Million

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/27718

easyJet: how the pricing model is being challenged as Ryanair moves into its territory

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/easyjet-how-the-pricing-model-is-being-challenged-as-ryanair-moves-into-its-territory-268303

EU Commission steps in to sort out delay in US flights to Cork

Read more: http://www.southernstar.ie/news/roundup/articles/2016/02/25/4114778-eu-commission-steps-in-to-sort-out-delay-in-us-flights-to-cork/#sthash.cPY0Y34G.dpuf

Interview: Ryanair CEO on How Low-Cost Carriers Can Help European Airlines Can Prosper Again

Read more: https://skift.com/2016/02/25/interview-ryanair-ceo-on-how-low-cost-carriers-can-help-european-airlines-can-prosper-again/

Intrepid Announces the Placement of Seven (7) A330-300 Aircraft with Turkish Airlines

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/27716

Media blitz aims to ground Shannon

Read more: http://www.limerickpost.ie/2016/02/25/media-blitz-aims-to-ground-shannon/

Norwegian and Ryanair eyeing partnership

Read more: http://www.thelocal.no/20160225/norwegian-and-ryanair-eyeing-partnership-report

O’Leary Grateful for Bad Press as Ryanair Growth Continues in Denmark

Read more: http://flightchic.com/2016/02/25/oleary-grateful-for-bad-press-as-ryanair-growth-continues-in-denmark/

Ryanair Launches Edinburgh Winter 2016 Schedule

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/27709

Ryanair Launches Glasgow Winter 2016 Schedule

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/27710

Ryanair Launches Record London Winter 2016 Schedule

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/27736

Ryanair nears agreement on feeder plans

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/ryanair-nears-agreement-feeder-plans

Ryanair Runs Anti-Brexit Ads — But Says Weak Pound Not a Worry

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-24/ryanair-runs-anti-brexit-ads-but-says-weak-pound-not-a-worry

Ryanair to campaign against Brexit

Read more: http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2016/0224/770470-ryanair-brexit/

WOW air will fly to Iceland five times weekly, with fares from €69pp

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-news/wow-air-will-fly-to-iceland-five-times-weekly-with-fares-from-69pp-34486322.html

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:

@Fly_Norwegian Delighted to join @A4Europe & add #FlyNorwegian’s voice to crucial European #aviation issues.

@Jamie_Freed Air New Zealand more than doubles half-year earnings, still more profitable proportionally than Qantas.

@Jamie_Freed ACCC gives final approval to Qantas/American Airlines alliance but they are still waiting on US approvals.

@Mattonews Wow. Good appointment. Asciano CEO John Mullen to become next Telstra chairman. He’s a former DHL boss and sits on Telstra board.

@SarahMcCabe1 “The UK economy and its future growth prospects are stronger as a member of the European Union than they are outside of the EU” says O’Leary.

Today’s Video Picks:

A Conversation with Jeff Slagle Delta Airlines

https://youtu.be/0ZzsQz0_faU

Airbus A350 XWB – TAM Airlines

https://youtu.be/Q-YTeSUDN8I

Indian Aviation Expo 2016 To Be Held In Hyderabad | President To Inaugurate Event

https://youtu.be/V9q8Al-gZjw

Jungle Pilots are Superheroes – Smarter Every Day 152

https://youtu.be/unIIn_1JOAE

Michael O’Leary: Brexit would threaten investment

http://www.independent.ie/videos/video-michael-oleary-brexit-would-threaten-investment-34481976.html

Redesign could reconfigure airplane seats for larger passengers

https://youtu.be/mHXuClBZs2k

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Best Regards,

Trevor

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