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Published on April 20th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 20/04/2016

Aircraft Update:

D-ABMS Boeing 737-86J/W c/n 37782 Air Berlin Ferried Budapest-Shannon 16/04/16 for painting.

HL8063 Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 37519 Jeju Air Delivered Dublin-Baku-Heydar Aliyev International-Incheon International 19/20-04/16 ex EI-EBB.

N564TA Airbus A321-231 c/n 2862 TACA Airlines Ferried El Salvador International Airport-Toronto Pearson International-Keflavik-Shannon 16/17-04/16 for Ural Airlines as VP-BBH.

Global Aviation News:

Airport retailers 2015 results: looking forward to profiting from a growing middle class

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/airport-retailers-2015-results-looking-forward-to-profiting-from-a-growing-middle-class-275216

Busy skies a tailwind for Asian jet fuel demand

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/asia-jetfuel-demand-idUSL3N17F3FU

Europe LCC consolidation: 2nd-tier LCCs, legacy groups more likely to combine than Ryanair, easyJet

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/europe-lcc-consolidation-2nd-tier-lccs-legacy-groups-more-likely-to-combine-than-ryanair-easyjet-276705

Japan tourism targets doubled, despite airline capacity decreases. Long haul focus

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/japan-tourism-targets-doubled-despite-airline-capacity-decreases-long-haul-focus-275209

Norwegian Air CEO eyes new Boeing Dreamliners after U.S. permit

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/norwegian-air-usa-boeing-idUSO9N145010

United Continental nears agreement to replace board chair in proxy fight with activist investors

Read more: http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/2016/04/united-continental-nears-agreement-to-replace-board-chair-in-proxy-fight-with-activist-investors.html/

VietJet Air begins strategic international expansion with Kuala Lumpur launch in AirAsia’s backyard

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/vietjet-air-begins-strategic-international-expansion-with-kuala-lumpur-launch-in-airasias-backyard-276704

Virgin Australia explores a post-Air NZ future. Singapore Airlines favourite to increase investment

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/virgin-australia-explores-a-post-air-nz-future-singapore-airlines-favourite-to-increase-investment-276921

Irish Aviation News:

CrewFactors appoints Ascend Aero for market development campaigns 

Read more: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/crewfactors-appoints-ascend-aero-market-development-trevor-buckley  

Drones threaten safety at Irish airports, say pilots

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/technology/news/drones-threaten-safety-at-irish-airports-say-pilots-34639444.html

Dublin-Cornwall flight extended to all year around

Read more: https://www.businesspost.ie/dublin-cornwall-flight-extending-to-all-year-around/

Ex-Aer Lingus chief executive quits Malaysia Airlines

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/ex-aer-lingus-chief-executive-quits-malaysia-airlines-1.2616031

Greek Tourism minister refutes Ryanair accusations of ignoring lower airport levy

Read more: http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/transport/airlines/15605-greek-tourism-minister-refutes-ryanair-accusations-of-ignoring-lower-airport-levy.html

Malaysia Airlines CEO Mueller to Leave Before Contract Ends

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-19/malaysia-airlines-ceo-mueller-to-leave-before-contract-ends

Northerners using Dublin Airport as a regional hub

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/economy/northerners-using-dublin-airport-as-a-regional-hub-1.2615147

Pól Ó Conghaile: Why we feel the frustration and travel to the US anyway

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/life/travel/travel-talk/pl-conghaile-why-we-feel-the-frustration-and-travel-to-the-us-anyway-34638154.html

Story of cities #25: Shannon – a tiny Irish town inspires China’s economic boom

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/apr/19/story-of-cities-25-shannon-ireland-china-economic-boom

UK to follow Ireland’s lead on drone safety

Read more: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/uk-to-follow-irelands-lead-on-drone-safety-6rl8mrgbr

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 18 April 2016 : http://bit.ly/1U2ZjDg 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 18-04-2016 : http://bit.ly/20RhqNi 

Tweets of the day:

@designerjet Common goal, collaboration, culture change are challenges ahead says @FAA  #IATA_Ops.

@designerjet Wet leasing helps @SAS serve smaller cities w/lower (but valuable) demand. Point 2 point connectivity also important, Gustafson #IATA_Ops.

@designerjet Scandinavia one of the most competitive markets in Europe, Gustafson states. #IATA_Ops.

@iata2press Airlines on average outsource 60% of ground handling functions – Katherine Kendall, @CathayPacific #IATA_Ops.

@IATA TRAFI, Finnish Transp. Safety Agency, signs MoU to use IOSA to complement oversight of Fin. operators at #IATA_Ops.

Today’s Video Picks:

Airborne 04.19.16: Airliner v Drone, DJI’s New Platform, GA Airshow

https://youtu.be/BDPJwENHLXw

Airborne 04.18.16: Miracle Flights, Mars At AirVenture, Airborne Upgrades-New Co-Hosts!

https://youtu.be/Q_Csz13O-hE

Malaysia Aviation Upgrade to Take At Least 5 Years: Analyst

https://youtu.be/w-YWqzVXVJI

Senate Approves Bill Making Extensive Aviation Changes

https://youtu.be/3SZ6m5mfUCU

UK Strategic Defence Review 2015 – Aviation Ascendancy

https://youtu.be/3AXSKg4jvBY

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Best Regards,

Trevor

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