Published on April 14th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 14/04/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-FHF Boeing 737-8FZ/W c/n 34954 Norwegian Air International Ferried Budapest-Shannon-Bangor-Mexico City 10/04/16 in all white colours for Aeromexico.

EI-FRE Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 62691 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 11/04/16.

Global Aviation News:

Are Single-Aisles Becoming A Commodity?

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bmi regional: Munich to be biggest base in summer 2016 as growth-fuelled transformation continues

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Emirates Swells Superjumbo Fleet With Orphaned Skymark Planes

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Expedia Chair Barry Diller: Artificial Intelligence Will Be Travel’s Next Big Thing

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Latvia’s airBaltic Increases its Firm C Series Order to 20 Bombardier CS300 Aircraft

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Myanmar aviation Part 4: airport development enables growth but Yangon unlikely to regain hub status

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SunExpress Germany: summer 2016 route launches may signal a shift to a more pan-European model

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The Economy Seat Revolution – Startups With Fresh Ideas Are Taking Off

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VivaAerobus starts 2016 with positive momentum. Profitable growth is the key to its future

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Irish Aviation News:

AerCap Leased, Purchased and Sold 131 Aircraft in the First Quarter 2016

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Avolon proud to be industry partner of new MSc in Aviation Finance

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IAG Mulls Plans for Dublin Hub as U.S. Airports Court Aer Lingus

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Irish holidaymakers choose Spain, Portugal, and Florida for summer as Turkey, Egypt, Greece and France suffer

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New Ryanair corporate jet costs €5,000 per hour of flying

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RCPI partners with Etihad Airways on new venture

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Ryanair going after Wizz Air; four newest bases in Bucharest, Vilnius, Sofia and Prague; Poland remains biggest overlapping market

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Ryanair incites new price war

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Ryanair opposed to IAA control tower plan

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University College Dublin Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Announces Norman C.T. Liu Aviation Scholarships to Support Graduate Students Pursuing Master’s Degree in Aviation Finance

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€10 Million Upgrade For Arrivals Hall Terminal 1 Dublin Airport

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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:

@aviationirancom The first @Airbus aircraft with @IranAir_IRI logo will be delivered in a few weeks, Iran Ministry said. Deal yet to be signed in 1-2 months.

@Oliver__Clark Flybe CEO Saad Hammad expects LCCs to target legacy carriers where they smell blood rather than attack regional carriers. #era.

@Oliver__Clark  Ryanair to reverse closure of Pescara, Alghero + Crotone bases if Italian gov cancels pax tax hike in June as promised says O’Leary.

@Oliver__Clark French ATC strikes and Brussels attack will have a €10-20m impact on Ryanair Q4 results says Michael O’Leary, + possible longer term impact.

@Oliver__Clark Ryanair has lowest airline bond interest rates in Europe, 1.1% says Michael O’Leary.

@Oliver__Clark Ryanair likely either to pull out of Norway or move to Gardermoen airport if new aviation tax is imposed says CCO David O’Brien at Connect.

@Oliver__Clark  The Max even more efficient per mile than the 787 so could really impact the Transatlantic market says Norwegian’s Bjorn Kjos @ UK av club.

@Oliver__Clark Average time for an airline to gain a US foreign air permit is 53 days, Norwegian’s Irish subsidiary has waited years says Bjorn Kjos.

Today’s Video Picks:

Ciaran Carton, Cork Airport – Travel Industry Road Show, March 2016 –

Revisii Introduction

Ryanair Presents Satisflying

Ryanair Stories: Amsterdam

Two Ethiopian Boeing 787 take off Dublin airport 


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