Published on April 20th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer


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

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Busy skies a tailwind for Asian jet fuel demand

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Irish Aviation News:

CrewFactors appoints Ascend Aero for market development campaigns 


Drones threaten safety at Irish airports, say pilots

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Dublin-Cornwall flight extended to all year around

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Ex-Aer Lingus chief executive quits Malaysia Airlines

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Greek Tourism minister refutes Ryanair accusations of ignoring lower airport levy

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Malaysia Airlines CEO Mueller to Leave Before Contract Ends

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Northerners using Dublin Airport as a regional hub

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

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

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UK to follow Ireland’s lead on drone safety

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Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 18 April 2016 : 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 18-04-2016 : 

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:

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Senate Approves Bill Making Extensive Aviation Changes

UK Strategic Defence Review 2015 – Aviation Ascendancy

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