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Published on March 29th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 29/03/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-FJK Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 42072 Norwegian Air International Delivered Boeing Field-Oslo 24/03/15.

EI-FOY Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44728 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 24/03/16.

OY-RUG ATR72-202 c/n 509 Danish Air Transport Ferried Kaunas-Dublin 27/03/16 on summer-lease to Stobart Air.

2-TBXO Boeing 737-8Q8 c/n 30039 AerCap Registered Amsterdam 26/03/16 in TACV colours ex D4-CBX.

Global Aviation News:

Airbus to build 280-tonne MTOW A350-900

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airframes/airbus-build-280-tonne-mtow-a350-900

Ascend Aero IFE Newsletter 23 March 

Read more: http://www.ascendaero.com/in-flight-entertainment-news/

Cathay Pacific’s first A350 XWB performs its maiden flight in Toulouse

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/cathay-pacifics-first-a350-xwb-performs-its-maiden-flight-in-toulouse-538304

GOL engages PJT Partners

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/28253

Iran close to Boeing deal says local media

Read more: http://www.arabianaerospace.aero/iran-close-to-boeing-deal-says-local-media.html

Is 2016 Norwegian Air Shuttle’s Breakout Year?

Read more: http://www.travelpulse.com/news/airlines/is-2016-norwegian-air-shuttles-breakout-year.html

JetBlue and Azul Brazilian Airlines Announce Codeshare Agreement

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/28255

LATAM works to withstand tough conditions through capacity cuts and balance sheet fortification

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/latam-works-to-withstand-tough-conditions-through-capacity-cuts-and-balance-sheet-fortification-272010

Las Vegas McCarran continues to chart solid growth despite the consolidated US market place

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/las-vegas-mccarran-continues-to-chart-solid-growth-despite-the-consolidated-us-market-place-273384

Long-haul 787 and A350 give Seattle an edge as gateway to Asia

Read more: http://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/long-haul-787-and-a350-give-seattle-an-edge-as-gateway-to-asia/

North Atlantic airline market. Closed JVs to have 78% of ASKs in 2016. Weighing the benefits

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/north-atlantic-airline-market-closed-jvs-to-have-78-of-asks-in-2016-weighing-the-benefits-272815

Republic Airways and Delta Air Lines reach agreement

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/republic-airways-holdings-inc-and-delta-air-lines-inc-reach-comprehensive-agreement-on-a-long-ter-538387

Singapore Air Has Premium Flyers in Its Sights

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-03-02/singapore-air-turns-to-new-plane-to-lure-premium-paying-flyers

Spirit Airlines fleet changes reflect a potential shift to smaller markets, still growing at 15-20%

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/spirit-airlines-fleet-changes-reflect-a-potential-shift-to-smaller-markets-still-growing-at-15-20-273148

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus Adds 1,000 Seats Boston – Dublin Route to Support Aer Lingus College Football Classic

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2880992#ixzz43u0NhZXV

Bombs in Brussels will never stop the seemingly inexorable growth of the Irish aviation sector

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/bombs-in-brussels-will-never-stop-the-seemingly-inexorable-growth-of-the-irish-aviation-sector-34574482.html

Budget airline Transavia fighting Ryanair on service, not price

Read more: http://www.nltimes.nl/2016/03/25/budget-airline-transavia-fighting-ryanair-on-service-not-pricing/

Easter Bank Holiday Weekend At Dublin Airport

Read more: http://dublinairport.com/gns/at-the-airport/latest-news/16-03-24/Easter_Bank_Holiday_Weekend_At_Dublin_Airport.aspx

EI-FRD Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair First Flight

Read more: http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.ie/2016/03/ei-frd-b737-8as-ryanair-first-flight.html

Germany’s Intro Aviation sells Irish regional CityJet back to founder

Read more: http://m.atwonline.com/data-financials/germany-s-intro-aviation-sells-irish-regional-cityjet-back-founder

Rockwell Collins Passenger Processing Platform Selected for Dublin and Cork Airports

Read more: http://www.airport-technology.com/contractors/consult/arinc/pressdublin-cork-processing-platform.html

Ryanair’s CMO on the Airline’s Ambitious Low-Brow Content Marketing Strategy

Read more: https://skift.com/2016/03/25/ryanairs-cmo-on-taking-a-low-brow-content-marketing-strategy-to-the-skies/

Ryanair opens Belfast International base with first flights to Gatwick

Read more: http://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/ni-business-news/ryanair-opens-belfast-international-base-with-first-flights-to-gatwick-1-7298686#ixzz4498wJErN

Turkey and Canada on radar for Northern Ireland as new air route fund takes off

Read more: http://www.irishnews.com/business/2016/03/25/news/turkey-and-canada-on-radar-as-new-air-route-fund-takes-off-462465/ 

Travel Extra Sunday Supplement 27 March 

Read more: https://travelextra.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/travel-extras-sunday-supplement-march-27-2016/

WH Smiths benefits from increased Irish air travel

Read more: http://www.newstalk.com/WH-Smiths-benefits-from-increased-Irish-air-travel 

70,000 new seats for the West of Ireland as Flybe commences new service to Birmingham and Edinburgh from Ireland West Airport

Read more: http://www.irelandwestairport.com/utility/news_details.aspx?id=390

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 28-03-16http://bit.ly/1PByizE 

Stobart Air wet-leases Danish Air Transport ATR72: http://bit.ly/1Rwwryn 

Tweets of the day:

@winglets747 Aboulafia: Airbus Tianjin plant and Boeing finishing plant in China “gives Chinese airlines an excuse” to buy Western jetliners (& not C919).

@winglets747 Aboulafia: Under pressure to buy IL-96/Tu-204, Russian airlines asked if govt wanted “modest jetliner business or healthy airline industry”.

@winglets747 Average aircraft retirement age has declined from 32 in 2008 to 25 in 2015.

@winglets747  Alan Joyce: “Our cost base now is competitive against Cathay’s and Singapore Airlines. Who thought that would be the case?” (Airline Biz).

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