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Published on April 12th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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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

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-11/airbus-loses-order-for-840-seat-flying-sardine-can-superjumbos

Alaska Air seeks California edge with Virgin America acquisition

Read more: http://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Airline-News/Alaska-Air-seeks-California-edge-with-Virgin-America-acquisition

Cobalt Airways set for June take-off

Read more: http://cyprus-mail.com/2016/04/10/cobalt-airways-set-for-june-take-off/

CSeries Order A Win-Win For Bombardier And Delta

Read more: http://seekingalpha.com/article/3964285-cseries-order-win-win-bombardier-delta

Delta Said to Near Jet Order as Planemakers Scrap for Deal

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-08/delta-is-said-near-order-in-heated-contest-among-planemakers

Flybe lands at Heathrow to take on BA

Read more: http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/business/Companies/article1686314.ece

How America is trying to improve the welcome for British travellers

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/north-america/united-states/articles/how-america-is-trying-to-improve-the-welcome-for-British-travellers/

Is Alaska the first in a new string of devaluations?

Read more: https://saverocity.com/taggingmiles/alaska-first-new-string-devaluations/

Korea’s First FBO Set to Open Soon in Seoul

Read more: http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2016-04-09/koreas-first-fbo-set-open-soon-seoul

RACCA 2016 Conference Arrives in Scottsdale April 26-28

Read more: http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2016-04-07/racca-2016-conference-arrives-scottsdale-april-26-28

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

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/04/10/security-fears-rise-as-airline-chiefs-are-forced-to-think-the-un/

VistaJet Celebrates Record 2015

Read more: http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2016-04-09/vistajet-celebrates-record-2015

Irish Aviation News:

Artificial Intelligence: Bringing Humanity to Big Data & Customer Experience

Read more: http://insidebigdata.com/2016/04/09/artificial-intelligence-bringing-humanity-to-big-data-customer-experience/

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

Read more: http://airlineinfo.com/ostpdf96/664.pdf

EI-FRG Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair First Flight

Read more: http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.ie/2016/04/ei-frg-b737-8as-ryanair-first-flight.html

Flybe increases Leeds-Belfast frequencies

Read more: http://www.traveldailymedia.com/234972/flybe-increases-leeds-belfast-frequencies/

FTA Ireland says airport expansion should include rail link

Read more: http://mhwmagazine.co.uk/fta-ireland-says-airport-expansion-should-include-rail-link.html

Helios selected to advise on Remote Tower feasibility at Dublin airport

Read more: http://www.atc-network.com/atc-news/helios/helios-selected-to-advise-on-remote-tower-feasibility-at-dublin-airport

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

Read  more: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/how-dublin-airports-new-runway-control-tower-would-stack-up-against-irelands-other-tall-structures-34613398.html

Invest NI urge supply chain firms to back Bombardier

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/invest-ni-urge-supply-chain-firms-to-back-bombardier-34605287.html

Irish Flights Jump 13% in March – IAA 

Read more: https://www.iaa.ie/news/2016/04/08/irish-flights-jump-13-in-march

It’s time to close airport in Derry

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/letters/its-time-to-close-airport-in-derry-34604971.html

NTA Determined to Scupper any Heavy Rail to Dublin Airport

Read more: https://irishrailwaydevelopments.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/nta-determined-to-scupper-any-heavy-rail-to-dublin-airport/

Ryanair is coming to Luxembourg

Read more: http://www.wort.lu/en/luxembourg/starting-next-winter-ryanair-is-coming-to-luxembourg-570b44411bea9dff8fa75ec0

Ryanair to add four 737s to Berlin Schoenefeld base

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/ryanair-add-four-737s-berlin-schoenefeld-base

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 11 April 2016: http://bit.ly/1N4Mnv4 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 11-04-16: http://bit.ly/1RPrKDk 

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

https://youtu.be/YDrh5RBPWk4

The airberlin Business Class

https://youtu.be/mCCINjF-SDw

The airberlin Economy Class

https://youtu.be/5RZtGZUvZp4

The Ryanair Effect: Tourism Development Through Low Cost Carrier

https://youtu.be/BREdiwkZg9E

Yvonne Muldoon Aer Lingus event April 7 2016

https://youtu.be/p178UkQbM9U

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