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Published on April 7th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 07/04/2016

Aircraft Update:

EC-MKX Airbus A319-111 c/n 3054 Vueling Airlines Registered at Dublin 04/04/16 ex EI-EPT.

Global Aviation News:

Air France-KLM Drops as CEO Exit Puts Carrier at Mercy of Unions

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-06/air-france-klm-shares-slump-as-de-juniac-prepares-to-leave

Brokerage Firm Hagerty Echoes Concerns on G650 Fleet

Read more: http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2016-04-05/brokerage-firm-hagerty-echoes-concerns-g650-fleet

EASA Pushes for Expanded Remit

Read more: http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2016-04-05/easa-pushes-expanded-remit

Five factors determining whether Alaska keeps Virgin America’s A320s

Read more: http://atwonline.com/blog/five-factors-determining-whether-alaska-keeps-virgin-america-s-a320s

How the Travel Industry Needs to Change the Way it Treats Families

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-pickell/how-the-travel-industry-n_b_9523944.html

Malaysia Airlines celebrates its place as Malaysia’s national carrier with the Boeing 747-400

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/28412

New Fleets Could Generate 98 Million Terabytes of Data Annually by 2026 According to Oliver Wyman’s MRO Survey

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/28406

TAP Portugal Confirmed as Launch Operator for A330neo With Airspace by Airbus Cabin

Read more: http://www.econotimes.com/TAP-Portugal-Confirmed-as-Launch-Operator-for-A330neo-With-Airspace-by-Airbus-Cabin-190176

United Airlines to Hedge Funds: Today Is Our 90th Birthday – Leave Us Alone

Read more: http://www.thestreet.com/story/13519223/1/united-airlines-to-hedge-funds-today-is-our-90th-birthday-leave-us-alone.html

US pre-clearance system arriving soon at UK airports

Read more: https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/news/us-pre-clearance-system-arriving-soon-at-uk-airports-4134

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus eyes short-haul connectivity

Read more: http://atwonline.com/ife/aer-lingus-eyes-short-haul-connectivity

Comment: Operators miss a trick by overlooking Northern Ireland

Read more: http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/61148/comment-operators-miss-a-trick-by-overlooking-northern-ireland

Cork Airport figures soar ahead of Madrid link

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/cork-airport-figures-soar-ahead-of-madrid-link-390672.html

Drone register let users see all names on database

Read more: http://www.rte.ie/news/2016/0406/779884-iaa-drone-register-data/

easyJet shares turbulent amid fears it has fallen so far behind low-cost airline rival Ryanair it might not be able to catch up

Read more: http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-3525938/easyJet-shares-turbulent-amid-fears-fallen-far-low-cost-airline-rival-Ryanair-not-able-catch-up.html

EC battles Aer Lingus and Ryanair over €16m in taxes

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/ec-battles-aer-lingus-and-ryanair-over-16m-in-taxes-34602686.html

Gaeltacht Minister scraps meeting with Aran islanders over air service 

Read more: http://galwaybayfm.ie/gaeltacht-minister-scraps-meeting-aran-islanders-air-service/

IBA opens Dublin Office

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/28400

Irishman Alan Joyce, CEO Qantas, Honoured at Ireland’s Aviation Gala Ball

Read more: https://www.iaa.ie/news/2016/04/03/irishman-alan-joyce-ceo-qantas-honoured-at-ireland-s-aviation-gala-ball

New Causeway Lounge boost for passengers at Belfast International Airport

Read more: http://www.belfastairport.com/blog-news/2016/april/new-causeway-lounge-boost-for-passengers-at-belfast-international-airport

Young Innovators touch down at Shannon

Read more: http://www.clarechampion.ie/young-innovators-touch-down-at-shannon/

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:

@DJBAppleby  Collaboration between Avianca Brazil & Star Alliance partners for marketing of beyond GRU domestic Brazilian markets.

@GatwickFirst  Willie Walsh IAG Chief Executive has questioned why LHR wants to spend over £800 million building another car park. 

@winglets747 Delta says it flying LAX-Beijing would bring “far greater benefits than American’s proposed service”. (Benefits are unspecified).

@winglets747 Delta calls out American applying for LAX-Beijing service only after Delta did: -“belated application” “eleventh-hour application”.

@winglets747  Los Angeles Airport and the City of Angeles are backing Delta in fight with American Airlines to be awarded LAX-Beijing service.

Today’s Video Picks:

Alexandre de Juniac recommended to become Director General and CEO of IATA

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