Published on March 21st, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley


Daily Aviation Brief – 21/03/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-CJX Boeing 757-2YOER/W c/n 26160 ASL Airlines Ireland rolled out Shannon 16/03/16 after paint into full Aer Lingus colours prior wet-lease ops.

EI-FHZ Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 39005 Norwegian Air International Registered 17/03/16 ex LN-DYM.

EI-FPA Candair CRJ900 c/n 15398 Cityjet Delivered Montréal-Mirabel-Keflavik-Helsinki Airport 18/03/16 in SAS Airlines colours.

N881TM Boeing 737-86N c/n 28643 GECAS Ferried Soekarno–Hatta International Airport-Guam International Airport–Tucson 12-17/03/16 ex B-5050.

OM-GTE Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 29925 Go2Sky Delivered Lasham-Bratislava 18/03/16 ex M-ABGX.

Global Aviation News:

Air New Zealand-United Airlines joint venture: 62% of NZ’s long haul capacity operated under JVs

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Baltic region will soon welcome airBaltic’s new Bombardier CS300 aircraft

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Nordica is new name for Estonia’s newest carrier

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Boeing Announces European Leadership Structure to Streamline & Drive Growth

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Etihad Airways statement on IPO fraud

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Lufthansa may sell A340-300s to Iran Air

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Norwegian Air Shuttle boss sees U.S. dispute going to arbitration

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Norwegian eyes more Boeing 787-9s

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Norwegian: legacy carriers have ‘fear of competition’

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Norwegian pledges 50 long-haul Boeing 787 Dreamliners for Gatwick if second runway is built

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Portland International Airport – supporting air services in a hotbed of environmental awareness

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San Diego International Airport: a leading transnational airport differentiates to compete

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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus Outlines Leased BA CityFlyer E190 Operations in S16

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Aer Lingus Regional adds to Ireland – UK market

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Aer Lingus Regional connects Cork to Southampton

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Chinese make $2.2bn bid for Dublin aircraft lessor AWAS

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EI-FJL Boeing 737-8JP Norwegian First Flight

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EI-FOZ Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair First Flight

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EI-FRB Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair First Flight

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Emotional Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary pays glowing tribute to wife Anita following Cheltenham Gold Cup victory

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International Airlines Group chief Willie Walsh nets €8.8m in pay

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Ryanair builds in the Baltics with new Vilnius base

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Ryanair puts on extra flights from Cardiff to Tenerife

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Skift CMO Interviews: Ryanair CMO on Becoming Friendly and Mastering Mobile

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Shannon to Edinburgh route takes off

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Travel Extra’s Sunday Supplement 20 March 

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Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

To be updated 

Tweets of the day:

@airlinewriter Wolfe analyst predicts @SpiritAirlines & @FlyFrontier will eventually merge with Frontier CEO leading new company. Your thoughts?.

@ghimlay .@TAMairlines will reconfigure first three A350s with economy plus seats by early-2017.

@ghimlay .@tamairlines’ 4th A350 (delivery around June) will have new LATAM livery, but it might not be the first aircraft to have the new colours.

@yfreemark Interesting element of LA’s proposed expenditure plan: Sepulveda Pass would get a busway in first 15 years, rail in second 15 years.

Today’s Video Picks:

AER LINGUS A330 to San Francisco

BHX 01-03-16

Emirates at ITB Berlin 2016

Etihad Airways engineering – behind the scenes of Aircraft maintenance

Qatar Airways at ITB Berlin 2016


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Blogger Irish Aviation Research Institute/ FlI Commercial Aviation News Curator/ Voted 7th in #Avgeek100 2013/ Twitter @IrishAero

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