Published on March 4th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 04/03/2016

Aircraft Update:

D-ABKD Boeing 737-86J/W c/n 37742 Air Berlin  For Atlantic Aviation Group hangar 02/03/16 All white.

EI-LBR Boeing 757-2Q8(ET)/W c/n 28167 ASL Airlines Ireland To Atlantic Aviation Group hangar 02/03/16.

EI-LBS Boeing 757-2Q8(ET)/W c/n 27623 ASL Airlines Ireland  Departed Atlantic Aviation Group 02/03/16 arrived 17/02/16.  

OE-LAZ Boeing 767-3Z9(ER)/W c/n 30331 Austrian Airlines Departed Lufthansa Technik hangar 02/03/16 arrived 06/02/16. 

Global Aviation News: 

Abu Dhabi’s Global Aerospace Summit to hear call for cross-national co-ordination on passenger rights

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British Airways takes the fight to Ryanair in its Stansted stronghold, for the first time ever

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Debris Found Off Mozambique Likely From 777, Says Official

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Emirates once again defers Panama City route launch

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HNA investment in a US airline would boost Hainan Airlines in US-China market, reshape competition

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Hungary to offer Emirates fifth freedom aviation rights

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Jet Airways Names Sixth CEO in Three Years Amid Profit Quest

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Qatar Airways CEO expects fuel prices to increase from late 2016, level off in mid 2017

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Scarcity of aviation fuel hampers flight operations

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SunExpress faces challenging summer season

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Irish Aviation News:

AWAS expands relationship with customer Boliviana de Aviacion

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CityJet announced as Official Carrier of Kinsale 7s

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Dublin Airport ‘Hackathon’ seeks ideas for improving the customer journey

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EU transport chief urges US to decide on Cork flights

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EU urges U.S. regulators to allow Norwegian Air flights from Ireland

Read more:, Global FBO Consult Team Up

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Interview – Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary

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“More will follow” – Ryanair makes Newcastle flights vow after unveiling new Lanzarote, Tenerife, Malaga, Alicante and Dublin services

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Officials from Irish airline Aer Lingus visit Springfield to promotes new nonstop flights from Bradley International Airport to Dublin

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Ryanair launches Belfast winter 2016 schedule

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Ryanair’s O’Leary on election: Ireland… can’t survive with minority government or coalition of liquorice all-sorts

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Ryanair passenger numbers and load factors rise again

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Waypoint Leasing Stands Behind Oil-and-gas Operators

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Waypoint Leasing Surpasses $1.5 Billion in Helicopter Asset

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Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Irish airline Cityjet prepares for Bombardier CRJ900 operations: 

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 29 February 2016: 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 29-02-2016: 

Tweets of the day:

@BelfastAirport No reason @Ryanair can’t link NI to 30/40 European destinations if Ministers get rid of Air Passenger Duty. 

@ClodaghLRice  Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary says APD puts Belfast at a very difficult position compared to Dublin.

@ClodaghLRice  Michael O’Leary from Ryanair is calling for an Enterprise Zone around Belfast International airport.

‏@JohnLStrickland Even with the best analysis not all #airline routes proceed as planned:  #Emirates defers Panama City route launch.

@julianoneill Michael O’Leary on @BBCgmu grumbles that airlines at Belfast City get more out of Tourism Ireland in grant support than the International.

@newsmulg Michael O’Leary says Stormont must do more to help airlines. Says no cash/help for his new routes #ryanairbelfast.

@RDudley_ERAA  Meeting with IATA’s Manager UK & Ireland today discussing The Value of Aviation-“Modernization of Airspace” at IATA in Hammersmith @eraaorg.

@simjcunningham Michael O’Leary sees ‘no reason’ why Belfast couldn’t get 50 routes – if govt move on APD. @Ryanair.

@stephen_nicholl  @julianoneill @BBCgmu by undermining @BelfastAirport @TourismIreland maintain @DublinAirport position, should be illegal under EU regs.

Today’s Video Picks:

American Airlines Makes Grab for Cuban Flights

Boeing: Flipping the Switch to a Glass Flight Deck

Doug Parker Speaks on #AACuba

Ryanair anuncia rota Porto/Milão – Malpensa

Ryanair Boss Michael O’Leary Speaks In Belfast

Singapore Airlines’ new Airbus 350 arrives at Changi Airport

Singapore Airlines receives its first A350 XWB

The military in SESAR


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