Published on March 22nd, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 22/03/2016
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.
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