Published on March 30th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley


Daily Aviation Brief – 30/03/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-SOP ATR72-212A(500/F) c/n 583 ASL Airlines (Ireland) Delivered East Midlands-Shannon 25/03/16 ex 4X-AVW.

EI-UNJ Boeing 737-86J c/n 36883 TUI Airlines Belgium for delivery April 2016 ex Woensdrecht to become OO-TUV.

EI-UNK Boeing 737-86J c/n 36119 TUI Airlines Belgium Air Test at Woensdrecht 24/03/16 to become OO-TUK.

EI-UNN Boeing 777-312 c/n 28517 Stecker Ltd Ferried Teruel Airport-Xiamen 26/03/16 in Transaero Airlines colours by Azur Aviation.

5N-FNE Airbus A319-113 c/n 660 FirstNation Airways Re-Delivered Budapest-Lagos 25/03/16 after interim storage since 29/07/15 ex EI-DVU.

Global Aviation News:

Australia Confirms Mozambique Debris Came from MH370

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FAA projects 7 million UAVs sold in US by 2020

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FAA ups 20-year US airline traffic forecast following strong 2015

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India is core of aerospace growth: Arijit Ghosh, Honeywell Aerospace

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JetBlue Protests ‘Immunized’ Joint Ventures of Legacy Airlines

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ICAO’s New Bizav Fatigue Guidelines Shaped by NBAA, FSF

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Life at 20,000ft and why you should choose a window seat

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Thai Lion Air spreads wings at home, in region 


US airlines deploy widebody aircraft on long haul services, reclaiming their global roles

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Virgin America Gets Takeover Bids From JetBlue and Alaska Air

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Why European Airline M&A Needs a Crisis

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Irish Aviation News:

Acumen Aviation appoints Eamonn Cronin as Global Head of Trading & Remarketing

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Aer Lingus arrives in Murcia

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AWAS delivers additional A320-200 passenger aircraft to IndiGo

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Dublin airport agrees €250m second runway

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GE Capital Aviation Services Delivers First of Six New Leased Boeing 737-800s to Air India Express

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Irish flights to Brussels still impacted after attacks

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Ryanair officially launches new Belfast International base and Gatwick flights

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Ryanair to increase number of Israel flights

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RyanAir to Take ‘Summer Break’ From Israel

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Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Dublin Airport partners with Skyscanner for Unique Partnership: 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 28-03-16: 

Stobart Air wet-leases Danish Air Transport ATR72: 

Tweets of the day:

@ghimlay US-Gulf spat on subsidies/open skies dominated at #Aviation15 last year. Hardly a blip this year at #Aviation16.

@PEdmondAero .@cellpointmobile CEO Gjerding envisages future where traveller seeks bids from airlines for his/her custom, flight by flight. #CAPASummit.

@winglets747  HK Express adds 3 Japanese cities (Ishigaki, Kagoshima & Takamatsu). HK tourism to Japan up 65% in 2015, further 18% in Jan-2016.

@winglets747  United Airlines today connects more passengers to ANA intra-Asia than it connected to its own intra-Asia flights.

@winglets747 United plans to deploy 777-300ERs from Newark into Asia plus “deep” trans-Atlantic routes.

Today’s Video Picks:

Aviation is changing and so is NATS

Challenges in EM downturn for African aviation

Employee to Growth: We de-risk complex aviation programmes

How Airplanes Changed The Global Economy

Storm Katie – Go Arounds, Hard Landings, Turbulence. Emirates, EasyJet, Ryanair, Extreme Weather


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