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Published on March 25th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 25/03/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-EBT Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 35000 Ryanair Ferried Glasgow Prestwick-Bournemouth 24/03/16 for painting prior return to SMBC Aviation.

EI-EPB Candair CRJ900 c/n 15399 Cityjet Delivered Montréal-Mirabel-Keflavik-Helsinki 24/03/16 in SAS Airlines colours.

HS-PGC ATR.72-500 c/n 715 Bangkok Air Ferried Luxembourg-Shannon-Dinard 23/03/16.

Global Aviation News:

Bali $89 each way: Airlines slash fares to fill empty seats

Read more: https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/31139032/empty-seats-see-airlines-slash-fares/

Bombardier completes CSeries route-proving flights

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airframes/bombardier-completes-cseries-route-proving-flights

CAPA Airlines in Transition. How FSCs can regain short haul share from LCCs Part 1: at the coal face

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/capa-airlines-in-transition-how-fscs-can-regain-short-haul-share-from-lccs-part-1-at-the-coal-face-271659

Cardiff Airport ‘missing passenger targets’

Read more: http://www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2016-03-23/airport-confident-it-can-build-on-its-success/

Cuba set for US airline expansion; Havana – Miami #1 required service; Sunwing Airlines overtakes Cubana to become #1 carrier

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/03/22/cuba-set-us-airline-expansion/

Engine Drama On A320neo Might Help The Boeing 737MAX

Read more: http://seekingalpha.com/article/3960662-engine-drama-a320neo-might-help-boeing-737max

European Commission: Recapitalisation of Air Austral did not constitute state aid

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/sa37272-alleged-aid-to-air-austral-537381

jetBlue Airways praised by analysts and rating is upgraded, but 1Q2016 unit revenue is pressured

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/jetblue-airways-praised-by-analysts-and-rating-is-upgraded-but-1q2016-unit-revenue-is-pressured-272708

London Heathrow, Bangkok and Kuwait leading generators of connecting traffic at MEB3 hubs in Abu Dhabi, Doha and Dubai

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/03/23/connecting-traffic-at-abu-dhabi-doha-and-dubai-analysed/

Lufthansa needs Eurowings to take it to greater heights after 2015’s profit improvement

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/lufthansa-needs-eurowings-to-take-it-to-greater-heights-after-2015s-profit-improvement-272192

Ousted Fastjet CEO Says Currency Slide to Blame for Africa Woes

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-18/ousted-fastjet-ceo-says-currency-slide-to-blame-for-africa-woes

Southwest Airlines now serving almost 100 airports; biggest growth this summer at Dallas Love Field and Denver

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/03/22/southwest-airlines-now-serving-almost-100-airports-biggest-growth-summer-dallas-love-field-denver/

The Return Of Ultra-Long-Haul Flights

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/return-ultra-long-haul-flights

US-Cuba: US regulators must weigh likely demand in a hotly contested race to resume flights

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/us-cuba-us-regulators-must-weigh-likely-demand-in-a-hotly-contested-race-to-resume-flights-272188

Uzbekistan Airways confirms plans to take delivery of 2 787-8s in Sep-2016

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/uzbekistan-airways-15———–537634

Virgin Atlantic Almost Doubles Profit, Aided by Delta Alliance

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-23/virgin-atlantic-almost-doubles-profit-aided-by-delta-alliance

VistaJet Moving Global Headquarters to Malta

Read more: http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2016-03-23/vistajet-moving-global-headquarters-malta

Viva and Volaris try to shake up the LCC market in Latin America while Sky switches its model

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/viva-and-volaris-try-to-shake-up-the-lcc-market-in-latin-america-while-sky-switches-its-model-272401

Irish Aviation News:

Budapest Airport launches Ryanair’s S16 expansion

Read more: http://www.eturbonews.com/69751/budapest-airport-launches-ryanair-s-s16-expansion

CityJet founder back at the controls and aiming high with €1bn order for planes

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/cityjet-founder-back-at-the-controls-and-aiming-high-with-1bn-order-for-planes-34567273.html

CityJet has been sold and now eyes flotation

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/cityjet-has-been-sold-and-now-eyes-flotation-34567295.html

Cork Airport Briefs the Travel Trade

Read more: http://www.ittn.ie/news/cork-airport-briefs-the-travel-trade/

Delta Airlines to boost seats on Dublin flights

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/delta-airlines-to-boost-seats-on-dublin-flights-1.2584565

EI-FJM Boeing 737-8JP Norwegian First Flight

Read more: http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.ie/2016/03/ei-fjm-b737-8jp-norwegian-first-flight_22.html

EI-FRC Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair first Flight

Read more: http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.ie/2016/03/ei-frc-b7437-8as-ryanair-first-flight.html

FPG Amentum delivers two 737-700s to Southwest Airlines

Read more: http://www.fpg-amentum.aero/utilities/news/news/2016/03/23/fpg-amentum-delivers-two-737-700s-to-southwest-airlines

How Aer Lingus, AirAsia, Ryanair, and Spirit use email to sell after booking

Read more: http://www.traveldailynews.com/news/article/71136/how-aer-lingus-airasia-ryanair

Irish Air Corps captured incredible pictures of Dublin from 1,000ft in the sky

Read more: http://irishpost.co.uk/irish-air-corps-captured-incredible-pictures-dublin-1000ft-sky/

Large security presence at Dublin Airport after attacks

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/large-security-presence-at-dublin-airport-after-attacks-34568278.html

Ryanair nets nine new routes

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/03/23/ryanair-nets-nine-new-routes/

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

To be updated 

Tweets of the day:

@airkarp It would be a ‘daunting task’ for Amazon to replicate FedEx’s network, FedEx say.

@airkarp The 787-10, the largest 787 variant, will be 18 ft. longer than the 787-9. It is expected to achieve first flight in 2017.

@airkarp JetBlue CEO Hayes: ‘Within a certain period of time, 5-10 years, [high-speed free Internet access] will be a core requirement for airlines.’

@AmericanAir “For the first time in over 50 years, there is reason for US-Cuba business travel to take off.” Scott Kirby #AACuba.

@ghimlay .@JetBlue continues to talk with @Airbus on long-range A321neo, to serve Europe from JFK and BOS, says CEO.

@winglets747 Rolls-Royce delays by a year Trent 1000 upgrade to mid-2017. ANA needed upgraded to launch Mexico-Tokyo non-stop on its 787 (powered by RR).

Today’s Video Picks:

British Airways London vs San Jose

https://youtu.be/DEvG1hCmfeM

CFS 2016 Panel: The Pros and Cons of the Aviation Innovation Reform & Reauthorization Act AIRR

https://youtu.be/TfbmJLlp7-k

Getting the next one billion passengers in the sky: what do commercial airlines and OEMs need to do?

https://youtu.be/8wn_kAdYrhM

How far will UAV technology impact the wider aviation industry?

https://youtu.be/4OZBHbP0DnY

Introducing the next generation of environmental technologies into commercial aviation

https://youtu.be/KyS_gBEnseE

KPMG: Your career in aviation finance

https://youtu.be/n8nKz932OZs

NBAA Business Aviation Taxes Seminar Preview

https://youtu.be/fSkNS54sSI0

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