Published on April 8th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 08/04/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-EBT Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 35000 T´Way Air Ferried Bournemouth-Dublin 05/04/16 after paint prior delivery.

EI-FRD Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44738 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 06/04/16.

EI-RUZ Boeing 767-3Q8 c/n 30048 AerCap Air Test at Shannon 04/04/16 in Transaero Airlines colours for Condor Airlines.

HL8062 Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 33634 Jeju Air Delivered Dublin-Baku-Incheon 05/6-04/16 ex EI-DYT.

LN-LNH Boeing 787-8 c/n 36526 Norwegian Long Haul Registered 06/04/16 ex EI-LNH.

Global Aviation News:

Air France risks ‘second tier status’, says chief of parent group

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Alaska Air Group-Virgin America: Alaska deleverages to expand US market share

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Airlines starting over 320 new routes in first three weeks of S16 season; Ryanair leads way (yet again!) as FIGUS countries still dominate

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American Airlines CEO calls alleged subsidies to Gulf carriers ‘biggest threat I’ve ever see

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Atlas Air Worldwide-Southern Air cargo merger completed

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Baines Simmons wins tender for 10-year Isle of Man Aircraft Registry Contract

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Delta becomes first A320 family operator to take delivery of new larger pivoting overhead bins

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European airlines protest ground-handling cutbacks at Rome Fiumicino

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Hainan Airlines Earnings Increase 16%, Buoyed by Cheaper Oil

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Market Downturn A Possibility, Expert Predicts

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Myanmar aviation Part 2: Myanmar Airways International & Myanmar National Airlines must rationalise

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Singapore Airlines to increase Virgin Australia stake to 23.1%

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Transavia aims for Pan-European LCC success

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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus Gold Circle to close on June 30

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Aer Lingus Official Touts Bradley International Flight

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daa To Build New Runway At Dublin Airport

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Dublin Airport bosses aim to challenge flight limits ahead of new runway in 2020

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Dublin Airport bosses offer to buy homes in bid to step up second runway plans

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George Best Belfast City Airport to be sold as part of £500m deal

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Heathrow faces competition from Dublin

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IAG boss fires salvo at pre-funding of Hong Kong’s third runway

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Malaysia Airlines Is Doing Better, CEO Says 

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Ryanair commences 41 new routes

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Ryanair launches five new Malta winter routes, extends 11 summer routes to winter

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Ryanair to open Prague base

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Top destinations for Irish holidaymakers revealed

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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:

@LutherTurmelle Butler: “@AerLingus is the fastest growing airline in the trans-Atlantic Corridor over the last five years.”

@LutherTurmelle Butler: @AerLingus connections via BDL will be quicker for Ct. residents than flying to #Ireland out of Boston or NYC area airports.

@LutherTurmelle Keith Butler, chief commercial officer at Aer Lingus, says airline industry remain “volatile” despite record profits for some carriers.

@LutherTurmelle Bradley International is @AerLingus 10th U.S. destination, Butler says.

@LutherTurmelle Butler: Events of 9/11 forced @AerLingus to rework business model. What was once an airline owned by Irish government is now privately held.

@LutherTurmelle Butler: “Will the boom-bust cycle (in airline industry) continue and are we at the top of the curve.”

@paigesellis Air Canada CEO: Letter of Intent for CSeries will turn into something more firm within a few weeks. @BNN.

Today’s Video Picks:


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SHORTS 330 at Ulster Aviation Society Hanger.

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