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Published on April 18th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 18/04/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-FRF Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44732 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 14/04/16.

Global Aviation News: 

Aeroflot’s Transaero Jet-Rush to Crimp Airbus, Boeing Orders

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-14/aeroflot-says-transaero-jet-rush-to-crimp-airbus-boeing-orders

Airbus Said Poised to Win Delta Deal for at Least 30 A321 Jets

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-15/airbus-said-poised-to-win-delta-deal-for-at-least-30-a321-jets

Bombardier, Embraer still in the running for major Delta order: aviation consultant

Read more: http://business.financialpost.com/news/transportation/bombardier-embraer-still-in-the-running-for-major-delta-order-aviation-consultant

Bombardier Said Near Signing Delta in Largest C Series Order

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-14/delta-said-near-deal-to-buy-125-bombardier-c-series-jetliners

Bombardier Rejects Aid Proposal From Canadian Government

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-15/bombardier-said-to-reject-aid-proposal-from-canadian-government

China Eastern to expand fleet to over 800 aircraft

Read more: http://www.gulf-times.com/story/488751/China-Eastern-to-expand-fleet-to-over-800-aircraft

Delta expects big summer from Europe, worries about growing capacity

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2016/04/14/delta-expects-big-summer-europe-worries-growing-capacity/83031356/

Etihad posts record A380 reliability performance

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airbus-a380/etihad-posts-record-a380-reliability-performance

France’s La Compagnie mulls A320neo, B737 MAX for TATL ops

Read more: http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/45373-frances-la-compagnie-mulls-a320neo-b737-max-for-tatl-ops

Malaysian carriers form association to fight fee increases

Read more: http://atwonline.com/associations/malaysian-carriers-form-association-fight-fee-increases

Mideast Airlines Hit Rare Rough Patch

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/mideast-airlines-hit-rare-rough-patch-1460737825

Oman Air to Open Talks Pitting Airbus A350 Against Boeing 787

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-13/oman-air-to-open-talks-pitting-airbus-a350-against-boeing-787

SAS Scandinavian Airlines introduces premium cabin bid system

Read more: http://atwonline.com/cabin-interiors-connectivity/sas-scandinavian-airlines-introduces-premium-cabin-bid-system

SAS to keep its A340s around for longer – Gustafson

Read more: http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/45044-sas-to-keep-its-a340s-around-for-longer-gustafson

Three Big Airlines Just Trashed Your Cheap Fares

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-15/three-big-airlines-just-trashed-your-cheap-fares

U.S. Regulators Clear Path for New Transatlantic Competition

Read more: http://www.thestreet.com/story/13532740/1/u-s-regulators-clear-path-for-new-transatlantic-competition.html

US rules for Norwegian Air in dispute over US-Europe flights

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article72034752.html

Irish Aviation News:

Belfast International Airport flying high as number of passengers expected to hit 5m this year

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/belfast-international-airport-flying-high-as-number-of-passengers-expected-to-hit-5m-this-year-34628392.html

CAA backs Belfast airspace reclassification

Read more: http://www.adsadvance.co.uk/caa-backs-belfast-airspace-reclassification.html

DOT NAI Decision Breaks Agreement with U.S. Aviation Workers

Read more: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dot-nai-decision-breaks-agreement-with-us-aviation-workers-300252267.html

DOT tentatively approves Norwegian’s Irish subsidiary

Read more: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/dot-tentatively-approves-norwegians-irish-subsidiar-424267/

FPG Amentum obtains JPY 11bn Credit Facility

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/28579

Giant Nordic Aviation to buy Shannon aircraft firm Aldus

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/giant-nordic-aviation-to-buy-shannon-aircraft-firm-aldus-34628805.html

‘If Sinn Féin taxed super rich, I’d emigrate,’ says O’Leary

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/if-sinn-fin-taxed-super-rich-id-emigrate-says-oleary-34632097.html

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays Go BIG in Belfast

Read more: http://www.jet2.com/News/Jet2_com_and_Jet2holidays_Go_BIG_in_Belfast/

Michael O’Leary slams ‘€70m cost hike’ in Dublin runway plan

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/business/michael-olearyslams-70m-cost-hike-in-dublin-runway-plan-393168.html

Norwegian Finally Gets US Decision: They Will Fly Under Norwegian Air International

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/254292/norwegian-finally-gets-us-decision-they-will-fly-under-norwegian-air-international/

Red Arrows set a course for the Bray Air Display

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/regionals/braypeople/news/red-arrows-set-a-course-for-the-bray-air-display-34620724.html

Ryanair Expands Cork Operations in W16

Read more: http://airlineroute.net/2016/04/15/fr-ork-w16/

Ryanair Expands Liverpool Operation in W16

Read more: http://airlineroute.net/2016/04/14/fr-lpl-w16/

Ryanair Expands Malta W16 Operations

Read more: http://airlineroute.net/2016/04/14/fr-mla-w16/

Ryanair launches it’s Cork Winter schedule

Read more: http://www.redfm.ie/news/cork/ryanair-launches-its-cork-winter-schedule/

Ryanair launches more customer experience improvements

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airlines/ryanair-launches-more-customer-experience-improvements

Ryanair Push Into Eastern Europe Set to Heighten Wizz Rivalry

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-15/ryanair-push-into-eastern-europe-set-to-heighten-wizz-rivalry

Wizz Air and Ryanair: are the rivals actually living in perfect harmony in Central and Eastern Europe?

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/254239/wizz-air-and-ryanair-are-the-rivals-actually-living-in-perfect-harmony-in-central-and-eastern-europe/

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:

@e_russell Low oil prices are also hurting the ME3 carriers.

‏@ghimlay Interestingly, both @united and @AmericanAir have no further comments on what’s transpired today with @Fly_Norwegian.

@grahamck63 Great news from  @jet2tweets for @BelfastAirport 10% capacity increase for summer 17 #moregrowthmorejobs.

@IFALPA Panel 3: the global aviation industry is always changing. The only way to effectively respond to it is through strong leadership. #GPS2016.

@IFALPA Pilot demand over the next 20 years is 533 000 up from last year’s forecast of 498 000. Significant growth #GPS2016.

Today’s Video Picks:

Doug Parker at the 2016 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Aviation Summit

https://youtu.be/ko0Gu3U5wEw

Emirates SkyCargo case study: Salmon

https://youtu.be/wAksM7A_014

Emirates SkyCargo case study: Pharmaceuticals

https://youtu.be/m2HkAojiZyU

Tony Flynn Visit USA April 12 2016

https://youtu.be/6EynaGRpDFY

You Just Wait: Boeing Employees Envision Our Next 100 Years

https://youtu.be/9y8xhJ1DjpY

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