Published on March 31st, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley


Daily Aviation Brief – 31/03/2016

Aircraft Update:

C-GTQJ Boeing 737-8Q8 c/n 30631 Air Transat Delivered Shanghai Pudong-Narita International-Anchorage International-Iqaluit Airport-Shannon 24-26/03/16 Royal Flight colours but not taken up as VP-BKP.

EI-FMW Airbus A320-232 c/n 5158 IndiGo Airlines Delivered Shannon-Sabiha Gökçen International-Delhi 29/03/16 to become VT-IDT.

EI-FOZ Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44731 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 29/03/16.

G-NRWY Boeing 737-8JP/W c/n 39024  Norwegian Air UK Entered service 28/03/16 London Gatwick-Copenhagen-London Gatwick ex EI-FHI.

Global Aviation News:

Airbus reflection: A city earns its wings

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bmi regional increases and improves key business routes

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Cabot Aviation delivers second Kenya Airways B777-200ER to Omni Air

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Cathay Pacific says air congestion and other delays cost HK$1b last year

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Cheap Oil Boosts Business Case For Older Aircraft 

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China’s airlines accelerate international growth; possible Hainan Air interest in Virgin America

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City Insider: Lukewarm IAG will heat up as the optimists win out

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England’s Birmingham Airport route network begins to reflect its ambitions

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Fitch: Aircraft Lessors Largely Insulated from China Slowdown

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Fuel Factor: How Lower Oil Prices Affect Airline Fleets

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Insights From La Compagnie About Their Expansion Goals And Profitability

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Monarch tipped for potential sale

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Opinion: Boeing’s MOM Jet Quandry Is Single- Or Twin-Aisle?

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Uncertainty over Virgin’s flight path

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Virgin Atlantic Unveils Flybe Code-Share Deal, Adds U.S. Routes

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Virgin Australia’s Largest Shareholder Air NZ Considers Exit

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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus announces extra 12,000 seats for France and Spain routes

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Airline Services Interiors makes it a first for B757 Thompson Aero Vantage business class refit for Aer Lingus

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AWAS delivers fifth planned new A320 passenger aircraft on lease to Aegean Airlines

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Court rules Ryanair doesn’t owe Italy millions in tax

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Governments should intervene to stop French Air Strike – Walsh

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Ryanair launches new routes from Leeds/Bradford

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Ryanair pilot helps deliver baby on the side of a West Cork road

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Ryanair to open new Sofia base

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Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 28-03-16: 

Stobart Air wet-leases Danish Air Transport ATR72: 

Tweets of the day:

@ghimlay .@Avianca owner German Efromovich is not a fan of concession model at LatAm airports, says he prefers US airport ownership model #FIDAE2016.

@winglets747 Dubai becomes latest airport after Muscat and Hong Kong to increase airport charges.

@winglets747 Dubai airports to introduce AED35 (USD9.50) fee for transit passengers – first charge for transit passengers. Effective 1 July.

‏@winglets747 Based on Dubai Airports’ 2015 passenger volumes, new tax for all departures (including transit) would bring Dubai govt ~US$370m.

@winglets747 Tigerair sells two A320s to Stellar Aircraft (DVB). Tigerair will record S$8m loss on disposal but right-size fleet.

Today’s Video Picks:

Airspace by Airbus

Asean debates air transport liberalisation

Aviation security analyst Mike Boyd on EgyptAir hijacking

Global Aviation Fuel Market

New Kit Takes Bell’s 505 Jet Ranger X into Emergency Medical Service – AINtv


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