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Published on April 11th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 11/04/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-DOH Boeing 737-31S c/n 29056 Transalpine Leasing Ferried Prague-Istanbul 08/04/16 in Transaero Airlines colours.

EI-ETN Airbus A319-111 c/n 1654 Rossiya Airlines Ferried Pulkovo Airport-Norwich 07/04/16 on return to lessor.

EI-FPD Candair CRJ900 c/n 15401 Cityjet Delivered Montréal-Mirabel -Keflavik-Helsinki 08/04/16 in SAS Airlines colours.

OO-TUK Boeing 737-86J/W c/n 36119 TUI Airlines Belgium Delivered Woensdrecht-Brussles 08/04/16 ex EI-UNK.

Global Aviation News:

AA and Lufthansa take turns bashing Gulf airlines at WTTC session

Read more: http://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Airline-News/AA-and-Lufthansa-take-turns-bashing-Gulf-airlines-at-WTTC-session

Air France Said to Start Exclusive Talks on Unit Sale in Weeks

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-10/air-france-said-to-start-exclusive-talks-on-unit-sale-in-weeks

Around the world by no-frills airline: which budget carriers are best?

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/advice/around-the-world-by-low-cost-airline/

European airline consolidation and profitability Part 1: top 5 airline groups have only 43% share

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/european-airline-consolidation-and-profitability-part-1-top-5-airline-groups-have-only-43-share-275322

Gulf 3 airline growth: Emirates steady, Qatar Airways accelerates & Etihad Airways slows

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/gulf-3-airline-growth-emirates-steady-qatar-airways-accelerates–etihad-airways-slows-275457

Low-cost long haul: the cheapest way to the Americas, Asia and Australia

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/advice/low-cost-long-haul-london-to-usa-and-australia/

Myanmar aviation Part 3: domestic growth slows but consolidation remains elusive

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/draft-myanmar-aviation-part-3-domestic-growth-slows-but-consolidation-remains-elusive-275215

Singapore Air Raises Virgin Stake Amid Ownership Speculation

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-07/singapore-air-raises-virgin-stake-amid-ownership-speculation

The Global Airline Alliances are Outdated

Read more: http://airwaysnews.com/blog/2016/04/08/analysis-the-global-airline-alliances-are-outdated/

United Air Drops Bid to Buy Newark Flying Rights From Delta

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-06/united-airlines-drops-bid-to-buy-newark-flying-rights-from-delta

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus praises Connecticut for Bradley deal

Read more: http://www.nhregister.com/business/20160407/aer-lingus-praises-connecticut-for-bradley-deal

A funeral director has begun the mammoth task of transporting a jet to Sligo by sea

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/examviral/fun-times/a-funeral-director-has-begun-the-mammoth-task-of-transporting-a-jet-to-sligo-by-sea-391917.html

Alan Joyce on his remarkable journey to the top of Qantas airline

Read more: http://www.newstalk.com/Alan-Joyce-on-his-remarkable-journey-to-the-top-of-Qantas-airline

Bray Air Display off to a flier as Red Arrows sign up for show

Read more: http://www.herald.ie/news/bray-air-display-off-to-a-flier-as-red-arrows-sign-up-for-show-34608461.html

Cork startup ShowGuider lands major deal with Dubai Airport

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/business/cork-startup-showguider-lands-major-deal-with-dubai-airport-392088.html

IAG CEO Willie Walsh examines expanding Aer Lingus into Asia as trade links grow between Ireland and China & Japan

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/british-airways-mulls-chinese-airline-alliance-2016-04-07

Private plane reportedly en-route to Dublin intercepted by UK military jets

Read more: http://www.newstalk.com/Private-plane-UK-sonic-booms-RAF-jets-Midlands-Dublin-

Residents near Dublin airport tell of ‘daily nightmare’ over runway plans

Read more: http://www.irishnews.com/news/republicofirelandnews/2016/04/09/news/residents-near-dublin-airport-tell-of-daily-nightmare-over-runway-plans-480058/?param=ds441rif44T

Ryanair intensifies its plan to capture business flyer market

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/ryanair-intensifies-its-plan-to-capture-business-flyer-market-34612947.html

Travel Extra Sunday Supplement 10 April 2016

Read more: https://travelextra.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/travel-extras-sunday-supplement-april-10-2016/

Willie Walsh confirmed as keynote speaker at Abta Travel Matters conference

Read more: http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/61192/willie-walsh-confirmed-as-keynote-speaker-at-abta-travel-matters-conference

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:

@Arconics “Our big focus is on maintaining a consistently excellent guest experience.” – Michelle Lee @AerLingus #pec16.

@e_russell .@Delta says it has the “superior” proposal for LAX-PEK, more seats on its 777s and support from LA and LAX.

@ghimlay Brazil’s deputy civil aviation secretary says regional aviation plan still very much on table, flights could start by year-end #fidae2016.

@ghimlay .@JetBlue will take first A321 from @AirbusInTheUS Mobile facility on 25 Apr.

@thatjohn Aer Lingus “possibly looking at having” wifi on shorthaul. IAG integration an issue, of course. #PEC16 #paxex.

Today’s Video Picks:

Boosting revenue and capacity: The A380 helps airports stay ahead

https://youtu.be/NPmyJWAy8mk

Ethiopia — Ethiopian Airlines after 70 years: State-of-the-art Aviation Academy + 240 flights

https://youtu.be/kibZ8LJZng8

H145 Asia Demo tour – Second day at Bangkok

https://youtu.be/r0FgQASIEgI

Innovation in Aviation MRO Americas

https://youtu.be/6AW3NNyClvY

RAF Voyager & Typhoon Returning after Scrambling to Escort Unresponsive Aircraft to Cardiff Airport

https://youtu.be/dYBetDvjqeA

The ‘Incredible’ Story of the 747

https://youtu.be/vMqRYxI6njs

Typhoon Escort Private Jet into Cardiff Airport

https://youtu.be/hwt0StSPHSo

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