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Published on March 22nd, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 22/03/2016

Aircraft Update:

D-AIZF Airbus A320-214 c/n 4289 Lufthansa To Lufthansa Technik hangar 20/03/16.

D-AIZG Airbus A320-214 c/n 4324 Lufthansa Departed Lufthansa Technik hangar 20/03/16 arrived 15/02/16.  

2-TBXJ Airbus A320-232 c/n 556 AerCap Ferried Guangzhou-Anchorage-Goodyear 10-11/03/16 ex B-2342.

Global Aviation News:

Airbus delivers Turkish Airlines its #300 aircraft while Boeing gains further advantage in the 2016 delivery race

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/03/18/airbus-delivers-turkish-airlines-300-aircraft/

Air India to buy more wide-body planes to expand its global network

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.in/Air-India-to-buy-more-wide-body-planes-to-expand-its-global-network/articleshow/51483097.cms

Air Transat is almost two different airlines – winter versus summer; Cuba is #1 year-round

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/03/14/air-transat-is-almost-two-different-airlines-winter-versus-summer/

A Tarnished Turboprop Clouds China’s Aviation Dream

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-tarnished-turboprop-clouds-chinas-aviation-dream-1458506181

Craig Kreeger, Virgin Atlantic CEO, talks the long haul

Read more: https://next.ft.com/content/5eb9d8d6-e6ec-11e5-bc31-138df2ae9ee6

First Airbus A321 built in US scheduled to fly next week

Read more: http://atwonline.com/manufacturers/first-airbus-a321-built-us-scheduled-fly-next-week

French Blue unveils plan to launch first French low cost long haul operation by Sep-2016

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/french-blue-ouverture-des-reservations-le-7-juin-2016-1er-vol-le-15-septembre-2016-entre-paris-orly-536772

Juneyao Airlines considers joining a global alliance: it could fill Star Alliance’s gap in Shanghai

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/juneyao-airlines-considers-joining-a-global-alliance-it-could-fill-star-alliances-gap-in-shanghai-272006

Spohr: A320neo engine software issues slowly resolving

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airframes/spohr-a320neo-engine-software-issues-slowly-resolving

The Big 3 US airlines work to bolster their sagging valuations; the investor base is still sceptical

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/the-big-3-us-airlines-work-to-bolster-their-sagging-valuations-the-investor-base-is-still-sceptical-271129

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus adds three new routes from Cork this summer; Düsseldorf, Leeds Bradford and Southampton raise network to 21 destinations

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/03/21/aer-lingus-adds-three-new-routes-from-cork-this-summer/

Avolon delivers one Airbus A320-200 aircraft to PT Batik and one Boeing 737-800 aircraft to Fuzhou Airlines

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/28151

Dublin airport could get new runway – DAA looking at bond funding

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/dublin-airport-could-get-new-runway-daa-looking-at-bond-funding-34557545.html

Hundreds of Irish passengers hit by flight cancellations as French strike continues

Read more: http://www.thejournal.ie/french-air-strike-flight-cancellations-2671536-Mar2016/

Hunt still on for Shannon CEO

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/the-punt/hunt-still-on-for-shannon-ceo-34557523.html

Mayo aims to bring drone businesses buzzing into county

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/mayo-aims-to-bring-drone-businesses-buzzing-into-county-1.2580981

Pilot dies in light aircraft crash at Longford’s Abbeyshrule Airfield

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/irish-news/pilot-dies-in-light-aircraft-crash-at-longfords-abbeyshrule-airfield-34557025.html

Row over Dublin Airport Authority police contractsR

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/row-over-dublin-airport-authority-police-contracts-388555.html

Ryanair urges France to intervene over ‘grossly unfair’ strikes

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/ryanair-urges-france-to-intervene-over-grossly-unfair-strikes-34557960.html

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

To be updated 

Tweets of the day:

@BWI_Airport D/E Connector work will add airline capacity & passenger amenities– including outdoor patio space!  #PaxEx  #BWI.

@DublinAirport Almost 25% of all departing passengers arrive @DublinAirport before 7am each day #EarlyBirds.

@DublinAirport Transferring passenger numbers @DublinAirport increased by +51% Feb 2016 Vs Feb 2015 #FlightConnections.

@winglets747  Boeing to introduce option to add 14 seats in 777 from 3Q2016. Fuel consumption ⬇️2%. Enough for more 777 orders?.

@winglets747 Virgin Atlantic CEO: we no longer have “unlimited funds” to spend on new products.

Today’s Video Picks:

A Day At Flight School | Global Aviation Center

https://youtu.be/P2ZeHJRrG-M

China’s Aviation Dreams Hit Turbulence

https://youtu.be/Xf3w-OsgDv4

easyJet Fuel Efficiency Explained

https://youtu.be/asWnHH8p8qc

easyJet Online Check In Explained

https://youtu.be/gqnWzx5G_do

easyJet Pricing Explained

https://youtu.be/UjgrFEacI_I

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