Published on April 12th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley


Daily Aviation Brief – 12/04/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-FHF Boeing 737-8FZ/W c/n 34954 Norwegian Air International Ferried Budapest-Shannon-Keflavik 10/04/16 in all white colours after storage.

EI-LED Airbus A321-211 c/n 6726 Sky High Leasing Ferried Teruel Airport-Cambridge 09/04/16 in Transaero Airlines colours.

VN-A141 Boeing 777-2Q8 c/n 28688 Alitalia Ferried Don Mueang International-Tân Sơn Nhất International 09/04/16 after paint prior delivery to become EI-FNI.

Global Aviation News:

Airbus Loses Order for 840-Seat ‘Flying Sardine Can’ Superjumbos

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Alaska Air seeks California edge with Virgin America acquisition

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Cobalt Airways set for June take-off

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CSeries Order A Win-Win For Bombardier And Delta

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Delta Said to Near Jet Order as Planemakers Scrap for Deal

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Flybe lands at Heathrow to take on BA

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How America is trying to improve the welcome for British travellers

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Is Alaska the first in a new string of devaluations?

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Korea’s First FBO Set to Open Soon in Seoul

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RACCA 2016 Conference Arrives in Scottsdale April 26-28

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Security fears rise as airline chiefs are forced to think the unthinkable

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VistaJet Celebrates Record 2015

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Irish Aviation News:

Artificial Intelligence: Bringing Humanity to Big Data & Customer Experience

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CityJet – Additional Information Response (Intra-Europe Codesharing with United)

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EI-FRG Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair First Flight

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Flybe increases Leeds-Belfast frequencies

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FTA Ireland says airport expansion should include rail link

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Helios selected to advise on Remote Tower feasibility at Dublin airport

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How Dublin airport’s new runway control tower would stack up against Ireland’s other tall structures

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Invest NI urge supply chain firms to back Bombardier

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Irish Flights Jump 13% in March – IAA 

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It’s time to close airport in Derry

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NTA Determined to Scupper any Heavy Rail to Dublin Airport

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Ryanair is coming to Luxembourg

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Ryanair to add four 737s to Berlin Schoenefeld base

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Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 11 April 2016: 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 11-04-16: 

Tweets of the day:

@hharteveldt Last US #airline holding co w/2 mainline brands: Texas Air Corp. (Continental & Eastern). We saw how that turned out.

‏@PEdmondAero  “If this deal goes through, in 5 years time it will be hard to find evidence that @VirginAmerica ever existed.”

@winglets747 Air China fulfils gov’t wish for Havana flight, China Eastern goes for partnership option.

@winglets747 Etihad backfills South African Airways capacity, Qatar grows, Emirates grew last two years.

@winglets747  Iberia goes to Shanghai, Cathay and China Eastern to Madrid, and now Air Europa eyes Spain-China routes too [ES].

Today’s Video Picks:

Keep Europe’s Skies Open

The airberlin Business Class

The airberlin Economy Class

The Ryanair Effect: Tourism Development Through Low Cost Carrier

Yvonne Muldoon Aer Lingus event April 7 2016


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