Published on April 25th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley


Daily Aviation Brief – 25/04/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-EPU Airbus A319-111 c/n 3102 Vuelng Airlines Air Test at Dublin 23/04/16 to become EC-MKV.

EI-FRH Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44736 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 21/04/16.

EI-FRI Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 44733 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 22/04/16.

G-MLJL Airbus A330-243 c/n 254 Thomas Cook Airlines Ferried Manchester-Dublin 23/04/16 for repainting at Eirtech Aviation.

Global Aviation News: 

Aviation industry officials call on European Union to adapt to market needs

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British Airways takes on budget carriers with new fares

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Economic Conditions Slow Air Passenger Traffic As Iberia Stops Flight Into Nigeria 

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Following the Emirates A380 Fleet for a Day

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Is European airline consolidation ready to begin?

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Lower air fares will extend into 2017, says American

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Munich Airport satellite facility opens; operations begin April 26

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Nok Air and NokScoot 2016 outlook: focusing expansion on China as profitability improves

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TAP Portugal: ownership changes almost complete, while Azul relationship starts to bear fruit

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UK leisure carrier Jet2 joins Airlines for Europe

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US carriers hit the brakes on low prices

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Virgin Atlantic considers new low-cost Gatwick offshoot

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Irish Aviation News:

Bellew a technical guy with hands-on approach

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Cork Airport hopes to replicate previous Routes Europe success in Kraków

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Cork airport says crew fatigue for planned US airlink is a red herring

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EI-FRL Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair First Flight

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Future of Stobart Air in doubt as chairman departs

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Innovation Wins With Landmark Norwegian Air International Approval

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Irish born Meridiana CEO Richard Creagh resigns ahead of Qatar deal finalization

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Ireland’s ’designated’ cargo hub looking to keep growing

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Norwegian Air’s Irish subsidary NAI gets tentative US rights as common sense prevails

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Norwegian outlines the facts about its Irish operation

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Travel Extra’s Sunday Supplement 24 April

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12 air transport CEOs and further senior leaders confirmed to speak at British-Irish Airports Expo

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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:

@TheHUBRoutes  Edmond Rose, VP, ICF Int’l highlights @DublinAirport & @BWI_Airport as locations where narrowbodies could work Transatlantic. #RoutesEurope.

@TheHUBRoutes Raul Villaron of @Embraer says the new E195-E2 is a growth solution for LCCs with better cost/unit per seat versus Max & neo. #RoutesEurope.

@TheHUBRoutes Jochen Schnadt, CCO, @BMIRegional says larger aircraft could be a topic “over next 12-18 months” to complement existing fleet. #RoutesEurope.

@TheHUBRoutes Joni Sundelin, SVP, @FinaviaOyj says their is tough competition between EU hubs but @HelsinkiAirport has strong partners. #RoutesEurope.

@TheHUBRoutes Juha Jarvinen, CCO, @Finnair: “Legacy airlines have to find a way to make short-haul work”. Deal with an LCC is “an option”. #RoutesEurope.

Today’s Video Picks:

Embraer 175 Alaska Airlines & Horizon Air

First European HondaJet [N420HE]

The new Airbus Asia Training Centre opens in Singapore

US aviation regulator orders urgent engine fix of 150 Boeing 787

Update on the Bombardier Business Aircraft Maintenance Facility in Tianjin, China


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