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Published on April 6th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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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

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/alaska-air-deal-sets-up-face-off-for-aircraft-makers-1459800107

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

Read more: http://atwonline.com/data-financials/alaska-sfo-lax-assets-key-4-billion-deal-buy-virgin-america

Ascend Aero IFE Newsletter 4 April 

Read more: http://www.ascendaero.com/2016/04/04/ife-newsletter-4-april/

Boeing’s Commercial Jet Unit Is Manufacturing An Artificial Crisis

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/richardaboulafia/2016/04/04/boeing-jetliners-artificial-crisis/#5252476e3a0d

Canadian travel company NewLeaf is rebranded as a ‘reseller’

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/254109/canadian-travel-company-newleaf-is-rebranded-as-a-reseller/

Delivering on his dynastic destiny

Read more: http://oa.geodiction.com/articles/1806/delivering-on-his-dynastic-destiny

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

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/egypt-air-travels-sensitivity-to-geopolitical-events-shows-in-falling-international-seat-numbers-274771

Hainan’s Lucky Air rebrands as low-cost carrier

Read more: http://atwonline.com/data-financials/hainan-s-lucky-air-rebrands-low-cost-carrier

Iberia Reinvents Itself: Can Rival Air Europa Keep Pace?

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/iberia-reinvents-itself-can-rival-air-europa-keep-pace

Kraków Airport is under spiritual guidance

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/254007/krakow-airport-is-under-spiritual-guidance/

Malaysia Airlines recommissions B747-400 aircraft

Read more: http://www.nst.com.my/news/2016/04/137440/malaysia-airlines-recommissions-b747-400-aircraft

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

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/myanmar-aviation-part-1-rapid-international-growth-but-challenging-conditions-as-emirates-enters-274760

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

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/254006/poles-apart-how-airlines-have-helped-build-polands-connectivity/

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

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielreed/2016/04/05/to-alaska-airlines-rival-virgin-america-is-worth-a-lot-more-2-6-billion-more-dead-than-alive/#71d778d53546

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

Read more: http://www.thestreet.com/story/13513659/1/what-s-next-for-boeing-s-dreamliner-will-the-787-9-supersede-the-787-8.html

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus College Football Classic touches down in Dublin

Read more: http://www.irishcentral.com/culture/travel/Aer-Lingus-College-Football-Classic-touches-down-in-Dublin.html

Aer Lingus concludes A319 operations

Read more: http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/44680-aer-lingus-concludes-a319-operations

CarTrawler announces partnership with Shannon Airport

Read more: http://clareherald.com/2016/04/cartrawler-announces-partnership-with-shannon-airport-567/

New Twice Weekly Cork-Madrid Service Prepares For Take Off

Read more: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/new-twice-weekly-cork-madrid-service-prepares-take-off-cullinane

Ryanair commences 44 new routes

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/04/05/ryanair-commences-44-new-routes/

Ryanair continues Eastern Europe advance with opening of Sofia base

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/254047/ryanair-continues-eastern-europe-advance-with-opening-of-sofia-base/?highlight=Ryanair

Ryanair Expands Birmingham Operations in W16

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/254067/ryanair-expands-birmingham-operations-in-w16/?highlight=Ryanair

€40 Million Aviation Fuel Storage Facility For Dublin Airport

Read more: http://www.dublinairport.com/gns/at-the-airport/latest-news/16-04-05/%E2%82%AC40_Million_Aviation_Fuel_Storage_Facility_For_Dublin_Airport.aspx

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 4 April 2016: http://bit.ly/1Xdqz0O 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 04-04-16: http://bit.ly/1Xd3c7t 

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

https://youtu.be/niQAl-F62sA

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

https://youtu.be/yx7-yvXf6f8

Bombardier Q400 Cargo-Combi Aircraft

https://youtu.be/VoXLRpDk8OU

E2 First Engine Run

https://youtu.be/3fNdWVCTX1Y

Fuji Dream Airlines – Dreaming Together

https://youtu.be/rR1mL800kg8

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