Published on March 18th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 18/03/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-RUL Boeing 737-7K9 c/n 34320 Amentum Aircraft Leasing Ferried Cambridge-Keflavik-Bangor-Paine Field 17-18/03/16 in Transaero Airlines colours for Southwest Airlines.

EI-XLE Boeing 747-446 c/n 26362  SB Leasing Ireland Ferried Teruel Airport-Dublin 16/03/16 in Transaero Airlines colours for painting.

N760SL Boeing 737-4Y0 c/n 25177 Bank of Utah Trustee Ferried Dublin-Portsmouth-Miami 15/03/16 for freighter conversion.

Global Aviation News: 

Alex Cruz (Vueling): “Aviation is not on the political agenda of anyone”

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Amazon Freight Fleet to Fly Plans Are a Wake Up Call for the Air Cargo Industry 

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Boeing Consolidates 747, 767 Programs in Management Shuffle

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Does A $7 Million Boeing 777-200ER Compare To A Brand New Dreamliner? (Part 2)

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Major assembly begins on Boeing 787-10

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Malaysia Tycoon Fernandes’ Indian Roots May Help Skirt Air Rules

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Irish Aviation News: 

Aviation watchdog ‘interfering’ in airline spat – union

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Barack Obama gives backing to Cork-US flights

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Boeing delivers first 787 to SMBC Aviation Capital for Air Europa

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Developer at centre of Tyrellstown controversy has private airstrip at family home

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Dublin hunts new connectivity to break 2015 record passenger milestone

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FAI scores with six-figure sponsorship by CityJet as Euros loom

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EI-FJK Boeing 737-8JP Norwegian First Flight

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EI-FOZ Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair First Flight

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EI-LNJ Boeing 787-9 Norwegian Longhaul First Flight

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Ryanair’s all-business executive jet is a smart move

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Stansted celebrates milestone birthday with help of Ryanair price cuts

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Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

To be updated 

Tweets of the day:

@ghimlay .@flyvolaris CEO Enrique Beltranena says airline is definitely concerned over what a Trump presidency could do to US-Mexico business.

@R_Wall Air France orders 3 Airbus A350-900  in deal that drops the last two Airbus A380s it had ordered.

@R_Wall Lufthansa holding off on introducing more Airbus A320neo as bugs are worked out.

@R_Wall Lufthansa CEO says Airbus A320neo appears to be more fuel efficient than promised.

@winglets747 Latest WOW (Iceland) aircraft is TF-GAY, joining TF-MOM, TF-DAD, TF-SIS, TF-BRO, TF-SON and TF-KID. 

Today’s Video Picks:

U.N. Aviation Arm to Craft Guidelines for Space Tourism

Women of Aviation Week at Ozyegin University


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