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Published on March 9th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 09/03/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-FOS Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44727 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 07/03/16.

EI-RUM Boeing 737-7K9/W c/n 34321 Amentum Aircraft Leasing Ferried Cambridge-Keflavik-Bangor-Paine Field 06-7/03/16 for Southwest Airlines.

EI-RUX Boeing 767-3P6 c/n 30109 Celestial Aviation Ferried Shanghai Pudong International Airport-Tel Aviv 08/03/16 in Transaero Airlines colours.

EI-XLJ Boeing 747-446 c/n 27646 Richdale Investments Ferried Teruel Airport-Sharjah 08/03/16 in Transaero Airline colours.

Global Aviation News:

Air body urges Osborne to abolish APD in Budget

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/air-body-urges-osborne-to-abolish-apd-in-budget-34519501.html

Airlines must learn from Uber, Facebook to succeed, says Etihad’s Hogan

Read more: http://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/airlines-must-learn-from-uber-facebook-to-succeed-says-etihads-hogan

Boeing says Emirates has capacity to receive 150 777X aircraft order

Read more: http://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/boeing-says-emirates-has-capacity-to-receive-150-777x-aircraft-order

Cape Verde state airline to cut jobs, debt in restructuring plan

Read more: http://www.theafricareport.com/West-Africa/aviation-cape-verde-state-airline-to-cut-jobs-debt-in-restructuring-plan.html

Cessna Citation Longitude About to Take Off

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/cessna-citation-longitude-about-take

Emirates, Qatar Airways face new rivalry with rapidly growing Turkish Airlines

Read more: http://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/emirates-qatar-airways-face-new-rivalry-with-rapidly-growing-turkish-airlines

EU Airports Increasingly Turn to Private Investment to Compete With Global Counterparts

Read more: https://skift.com/2016/03/08/eu-airports-increasingly-turn-to-private-investment-to-compete-with-global-counterparts/

Malaysia Committed to Solving MH370 Mystery, Prime Minister Says

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/malaysia-committed-to-solving-mh370-mystery-prime-minister-says-1457410877

Pegasus Airlines’ waiting game. Take a margin hit now to keep market share, pending fuel price rises

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/pegasus-airlines-waiting-game-take-a-margin-hit-now-to-keep-market-share-pending-fuel-price-rises-270199

Thai Carriers Face Pressure On Several Fronts

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/thai-carriers-face-pressure-several-fronts

United to Buy 25 Boeing 737-700s, to Phase Out 747-400s in 2018

Read more: http://airwaysnews.com/blog/2016/03/08/united-to-buy-737-700s-to-phase-out-747-400s/

Ultra-long-haul aviation is back

Read more: http://www.iol.co.za/travel/travel-news/ultra-long-haul-aviation-is-back-1994407

U.S. Airlines Reviewing Capacity Plans on Drop in Average Fares 

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-airlines-reviewing-capacity-plans-on-drop-in-average-fares-1457463109

10 of the world’s biggest aviation mysteries

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/Malaysia-Airlines-MH370-10-more-aviation-mysteries/

Irish Aviation News:

Brussels Airlines to launch Belfast service

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/brussels-airlines-to-launch-belfast-service-1.2564886

Dublin Airport to splash out €15m to ‘modernise’ Terminal 1

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/dublin-airport-to-splash-out-15m-to-modernise-terminal-1-34517558.html

Former Aer Arann boss is latest addition to the Seanad race

Read more: http://connachttribune.ie/former-aer-arann-boss-is-latest-addition-to-the-seanad-race/

Former Pan Am workers to reunite in Foynes

Read more: http://www.limerickpost.ie/2016/03/07/former-pan-am-workers-to-reunite-in-foynes/

Murcia and Aer Lingus join forces to promote the Costa Calida in Ireland

Read more: http://murciatoday.com/murcia-and-aer-lingus-join-forces-to-promote-the-costa-calida-in-ireland_29159-a.html 

New Lounge at Dublin Airport Unveiled

Read more: http://www.3ddesignbureau.com/news/new-lounge-at-dublin-airport-unveiled/

Review: Aer Lingus Arrivals Lounge, Dublin Airport 

Read more: https://insideflyer.co.uk/2015/10/review-aer-lingus-arrivals-lounge-dublin-airport/

Star shines bright at Dublin Airport

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/253639/star-shines-bright-at-dublin-airport/

Shannon Airport crash exercise

Read more: http://www.clarechampion.ie/shannon-airport-crash-exercise/

Shannon Airport Police Fire Service to march in Boston Parade

Read more: http://clareherald.com/2016/03/shannon-airport-police-fire-service-to-march-in-boston-parade-567/

Shipping horses from Ireland to the USA just got easier

Read more: http://eventingconnect.today/2016/03/05/shipping-horses-from-ireland-to-the-usa-just-got-easier/

Stormont’s great for talking about stimulating tourism but it could do more to support its airports’ -Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary 

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/big-interview/stormonts-great-for-talking-about-stimulating-tourism-but-it-could-do-more-to-support-its-airports-34519252.html

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 7 March 2016: http://bit.ly/1p0kZDl 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 07-03-16: http://bit.ly/24K3TdC

 

Tweets of the day:

@ACI_EUROPE Angela Gittens, DG @ACIWorld “size is a major factor determining whether an airport is profitable or not” #aciaef.

@ACI_EUROPE Jankovec “since 2008, passenger traffic growth in the EU has been about 13 times the rate of GDP growth” #aciaef.

@ACI_EUROPE Jankovec “in 2008 @SabihaGokcen was the 81st busiest airport in Europe – now it’s the 14th!” #aciaef.

@ACI_EUROPE  Jankovec “Ryanair and easyJet compete with each other on just 6% of routes – a level unchanged since 2011” #aciaef.

@Oliver__Clark  European LCCs didn’t add a single extra route in summer ’15. LCC bases fell 13% as they went upmarket say ACI Europe.

@Oliver__Clark  ACI Europe’s Olivier Jankovec says Istanbul Ataturk will be the biggest airport in Europe by pax on current trends.

Today’s Video Picks:

Airborne 03.07.16: Hoover Honors, Air Force Bails On 2020, New Boeing?

https://youtu.be/WBbGr3V9yOQ

CF34-8C Fan Vibes Podcast

https://youtu.be/GpngqTe6lIQ

Chief Executive Air

https://youtu.be/fhOSv76rC9U

IASA Symposium 2015- Training and Education Panel

https://youtu.be/1rME3qEHdoo

Hummingbird Aviation, Stockholm, Sweden

https://youtu.be/uaf225XdZNQ

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