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Published on April 5th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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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

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/alaska-air-buys-virgin-2b-creates-america-s-fifth-largest-n550111

Brussels Airlines gradually resumes flights from Brussels Airport

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/28356

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

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/do-airline-industry-associations-have-a-future-capa-airlines-in-transition-272884

Helicopters Are Unlikely Victim of Oil Downturn

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/helicopters-are-unlikely-victim-of-oil-downturn-1459379211

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

Read more: http://www.honeywell.com/newsroom/news/2016/03/honeywell-new-airfield-guidance-system-helps-aircrafts-at-dubai-international-follow-the-greens

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

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/douggollan/2016/04/03/looking-for-cheap-business-class-deal-to-europe-the-polish-airline-offers-a-lot-to-like/#162ec5dc681d

Norwegian Air to hire Turkish pilots

Read more: http://www.yenisafak.com/en/economy/norwegian-air-to-hire-turkish-pilots-2445073

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

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/seoul-incheon-airport-49-million-passengers-in-15-years-well-on-the-way-to-100-million-in-2030-274544

The Changing Face of Connectivity

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/information-management-solutions/changing-face-connectivity

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

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/28362

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

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/ulcc-frontier-airlines-needs-to-emphasise-newfound-stability-ahead-of-a-potential-ipo-273382

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

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/virgin-atlantic–flybe-hope-codeshare-helps-them-further-into-profit-benefits-are-there-for-both-274119

Irish Aviation News:

Airbus A330neo Best Fit for Asian Travel Demand, Avolon Says

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-04/airbus-a330neo-best-fit-for-asian-travel-demand-avolon-says

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

Read more: http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2016-04-04-Boeing-Ryanair-Celebrate-Milestone-Delivery-of-Airlines-400th-Next-Generation-737-800

Cancun calling for Belfast holidaymakers

Read more: http://www.irishnews.com/business/2016/04/04/news/cancun-calling-for-belfast-holidaymakers-471660/

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

Read more: http://loyaltytraveler.boardingarea.com/2016/04/03/ethiopian-nonstop-lax-to-dublin-681-earn-50-mileage-plus-miles/

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

Read more: http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/ireland/Business/Comment/article1684181.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2016_04_02

Government re-advertises Aran Islands air service contract

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/government-readvertises-aran-islands-air-service-contract-34595959.html

Lagan lands London City Airport runway deal

Read more: http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2016/03/31/lagan-lands-london-city-airport-runway-deal/

Ryanair March Traffic Grows 28% To 8.5M Customers

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/28363

Three bidders for 85 per cent stake in Stobart Air

Read more: http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/business/Three-bidders-for-85-per-cent-stake-in-Stobart-Air-bef3f952-2e57-44b9-aa41-6c80256b89f9-ds

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

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

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

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

https://youtu.be/AcVuVADuJek

Etihad Airways E-BOX Inflight Entertainment April 2016

https://youtu.be/ADF0tAnv8BI

F-35 Heritage Team Practice At Luke

https://youtu.be/XFzEwgzN-Vs

F-15 Joy Ride – Fresno Style

https://youtu.be/HThXnr9Osgg

Introducing Our New Virgin America Logo

https://youtu.be/vGCUp_FduKc

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