Published on April 5th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 05/04/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-EBT Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 35000 T´Way Air Painted at Bournemouth 04/04/16 to become HL8069.

EI-ETO Airbus A319-111 c/n 1679 Rossiya Airlines Ferried Pulkovo Airport-Norwich 04/04/16 on return to lessor.

EI-ETP Airbus A319-111 c/n 1753 Rossiya Airlines Ferried Pulkovo Airport-Norwich 01/04/16 on return to lessor.

LY-VEM Airbus A320-233 c/n 747 Avion Express Ferried St Athan-Châteauroux 02/04/16 after interim storage ex EI-FBB.

Global Aviation News:

Alaska Air Buys Virgin For $2B, Creates America’s Fifth-Largest Airline

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Brussels Airlines gradually resumes flights from Brussels Airport

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Do airline industry associations have a future?: CAPA Airlines in Transition

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Helicopters Are Unlikely Victim of Oil Downturn

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Honeywell New Airfield Guidance System Helps Aircrafts at Dubai International “Follow The Greens”

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Looking For Cheap Business Class Fares To Europe? The Polish Airline Offers A LOT To Like

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Norwegian Air to hire Turkish pilots

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Seoul Incheon airport: 49 million passengers in 15 years. Well on the way to 100 million in 2030

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The Changing Face of Connectivity

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The EUR 245 Billion Question – Why Everybody Has a Stake in European Airspace Modernization

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ULCC Frontier Airlines needs to emphasise newfound stability ahead of a potential IPO

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Virgin Atlantic & Flybe hope codeshare helps them further into profit. Benefits are there for both

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Irish Aviation News:

Airbus A330neo Best Fit for Asian Travel Demand, Avolon Says

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Boeing, Ryanair Celebrate Milestone Delivery of Airline’s 400th Next-Generation 737-800

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Cancun calling for Belfast holidaymakers

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Ethiopian nonstop LAX to Dublin $681, earn 50% Mileage Plus miles

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Fasten your seatbelts, Stobart and CityJet tie-up looks bumpy

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Government re-advertises Aran Islands air service contract

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Lagan lands London City Airport runway deal

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Ryanair March Traffic Grows 28% To 8.5M Customers

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Three bidders for 85 per cent stake in Stobart Air

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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:

@hharteveldt “This merger is being done from a position of strength” says @VirginAmerica CEO on @AlaskaAir acquisition #airline.

@hharteveldt “Today, @AlaskaAir flies to 1 of top 10 US airports from San Francisco. with [@virginamerica] deal,we’ll serve all 10.” – AS CEO.

@hharteveldt .@AlaskaAir expects to have single operating certificate with @VirginAmerica by Q1 2018 #airline #merger.

‏@theAPEXassoc “Are there ways to make commercial aircraft more akin to commercial real estate?” @Airbus’ J Chua asks re: customization. #PEC16 @chuafunky.

@theAPEXassoc “We’re starting to move away from seat-based metrics for financial success,” @Airbus’ J. Chua. #PEC16 @chuafunky.

@WandrMe “The way to make flying more enjoyable is not to make people forget they’re flying.”  Jason Chua of A3 by @Airbus #PEC16 #PaxEx.

Today’s Video Picks:

Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden remarks on acquisition of Virgin America

Etihad Airways E-BOX Inflight Entertainment April 2016

F-35 Heritage Team Practice At Luke

F-15 Joy Ride – Fresno Style

Introducing Our New Virgin America Logo


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