Published on March 25th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley


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

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Bombardier completes CSeries route-proving flights

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

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Cardiff Airport ‘missing passenger targets’

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

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Engine Drama On A320neo Might Help The Boeing 737MAX

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

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

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

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

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Ousted Fastjet CEO Says Currency Slide to Blame for Africa Woes

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

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The Return Of Ultra-Long-Haul Flights

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

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

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Virgin Atlantic Almost Doubles Profit, Aided by Delta Alliance

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VistaJet Moving Global Headquarters to Malta

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

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Irish Aviation News:

Budapest Airport launches Ryanair’s S16 expansion

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

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CityJet has been sold and now eyes flotation

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Cork Airport Briefs the Travel Trade

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Delta Airlines to boost seats on Dublin flights

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EI-FJM Boeing 737-8JP Norwegian First Flight

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EI-FRC Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair first Flight

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FPG Amentum delivers two 737-700s to Southwest Airlines

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

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

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Large security presence at Dublin Airport after attacks

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Ryanair nets nine new routes

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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

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

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

How far will UAV technology impact the wider aviation industry?

Introducing the next generation of environmental technologies into commercial aviation

KPMG: Your career in aviation finance

NBAA Business Aviation Taxes Seminar Preview


About the Author

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

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