Published on April 6th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley


Daily Aviation Brief – 06/04/2016

Aircraft Update:

C-GTQJ Boeing 737-8Q8/W c/n 30631 Air Transat Ferried Shannon-Trois-Rivières 02/04/16 after paint for cabin config ex B-2167.

EI-XLD Boeing 747-446 c/n 26360 VEBL 767-300 Leasing Ferried Teruel Airport-Tel Aviv 04/04/16 in Transaero Airlines colours by Azur Aviation.

VN-A376 Airbus A330-223 c/n 943 Vietnam Airlines Ferried Guangzhou Baiyun-Hanoi Airport-Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport 01/02-04/16 after interim storage ex EI-ELI.

Global Aviation News:

Alaska Air Deal Sets Up Face Off for Aircraft Makers

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Alaska: SFO, LAX assets key in $4 billion deal to buy Virgin America

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Ascend Aero IFE Newsletter 4 April 

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Boeing’s Commercial Jet Unit Is Manufacturing An Artificial Crisis

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Canadian travel company NewLeaf is rebranded as a ‘reseller’

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Delivering on his dynastic destiny

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Egypt: air travel’s sensitivity to geopolitical events shows in falling international seat numbers

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Hainan’s Lucky Air rebrands as low-cost carrier

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Iberia Reinvents Itself: Can Rival Air Europa Keep Pace?

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Kraków Airport is under spiritual guidance

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Malaysia Airlines recommissions B747-400 aircraft

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Myanmar aviation Part 1: rapid international growth but challenging conditions as Emirates enters

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Poles Apart – How airlines have helped build Poland’s connectivity

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To Alaska Airlines, Rival Virgin America Is Worth A Lot More Dead Than Alive

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What’s Next for Boeing’s Dreamliner: Will the 787-9 Supersede the 787-8?

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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus College Football Classic touches down in Dublin

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Aer Lingus concludes A319 operations

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CarTrawler announces partnership with Shannon Airport

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New Twice Weekly Cork-Madrid Service Prepares For Take Off

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Ryanair commences 44 new routes

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Ryanair continues Eastern Europe advance with opening of Sofia base

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Ryanair Expands Birmingham Operations in W16

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€40 Million Aviation Fuel Storage Facility For Dublin Airport

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Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 4 April 2016: 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 04-04-16: 

Tweets of the day:

@airkarp Alaska Air Group CFO Brandon Pedersen says there is a ‘favorable cancellation provision’ on Virgin America’s orders for 40 A320/A321neos.

@airkarp Will Alaska keep Virgin America’s A320s? Alaska execs: Keeping an open mind, but note leases on current VX A320s expire starting in 2020.

‏@airkarp Brazilian agency Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica (CADE) rejects UPS’s appeal of CADE’s approval of the FedEx-TNT Express merger.

@DublinAirport  The top three destinations from @DublinAirport so far this year are 1: London, 2: Manchester 3: Birmingham #Travel.

@DublinAirport The top three transfer destinations from @DublinAirport this year are 1:Boston, 2:New York (JFK) & 3:Chicago (ORD).

@jonostrower Alaska says they have the option to go to a single fleet as Virgin’s leases start expiring in 2020. #ASPlusVX.

Today’s Video Picks:

AirBaltic Takes a Sneak Peak at First Bombardier CS300

“Bitchin’ Betty” Says Farewell: Beloved Voice Behind Boeing’s F/A-18 Super Hornet Retires

Bombardier Q400 Cargo-Combi Aircraft

E2 First Engine Run

Fuji Dream Airlines – Dreaming Together


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