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Published on April 25th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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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

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/254415/aviation-industry-officials-call-on-european-union-to-adapt-to-market-needs/

British Airways takes on budget carriers with new fares

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/british-airways-takes-on-budget-carriers-with-flexible-new-fares/

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

Read more: http://independentnig.com/2016/04/economic-conditions-slow-air-passenger-traffic-iberia-stops-flight-nigeria/#sthash.iO8s52Rx.dpuf

Following the Emirates A380 Fleet for a Day

Read more: https://www.flightradar24.com/blog/following-the-emirates-a380-fleet-for-a-day/

Is European airline consolidation ready to begin?

Read more: http://mro-network.com/opinion/2016/04/european-airline-consolidation-ready-begin/10201

Lower air fares will extend into 2017, says American

Read more: http://fox6now.com/2016/04/22/lower-air-fares-will-extend-into-2017-says-american/

Munich Airport satellite facility opens; operations begin April 26

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/munich-airport-satellite-facility-opens-operations-begin-april-26

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

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/nok-air-and-nokscoot-2016-outlook-focusing-expansion-on-china-as-profitability-improves-277330

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

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/tap-portugal-ownership-changes-almost-complete-while-azul-relationship-starts-to-bear-fruit-277331

UK leisure carrier Jet2 joins Airlines for Europe

Read more: http://atwonline.com/associations/uk-leisure-carrier-jet2-joins-airlines-europe

US carriers hit the brakes on low prices

Read more: http://gulfnews.com/business/sectors/features/us-carriers-hit-the-brakes-on-low-prices-1.1719397

Virgin Atlantic considers new low-cost Gatwick offshoot

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/254338/virgin-atlantic-considers-new-low-cost-gatwick-offshoot/

Irish Aviation News:

Bellew a technical guy with hands-on approach

Read more: http://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2016/04/23/bellew-a-technical-guy-with-handson-approach/

Cork Airport hopes to replicate previous Routes Europe success in Kraków

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/254410/cork-airport-hopes-to-replicate-previous-routes-europe-success-in-krakow/

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

Read more: http://www.redfm.ie/news/cork/cork-airport-says-crew-fatigue-for-planned-us-airlink-is-a-red-herring/

EI-FRL Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair First Flight

Read more: http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.ie/2016/04/ei-frl-b737-8as-ryanair-first-flight.html

Future of Stobart Air in doubt as chairman departs

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/future-of-stobart-air-in-doubt-as-chairman-departs-1.2620037

Innovation Wins With Landmark Norwegian Air International Approval

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/innovation-wins-landmark-norwegian-air-international-approval

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

Read more: http://atwonline.com/data-financials/meridiana-ceo-resigns-ahead-qatar-deal-finalization

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

Read more: http://www.aircargoweek.com/irelands-designated-cargo-hub-growing/

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

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/norwegian-airs-nai-gets-tentative-us-rights-as-common-sense-prevails-objectors-time-to-move-on-277574

Norwegian outlines the facts about its Irish operation

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/28663

Travel Extra’s Sunday Supplement 24 April

Read more: https://travelextra.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/travel-extras-sunday-supplement-april-24-2016/

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

Read more: http://www.airports-expo.com/2016/04/conference-agenda-launched/

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:

@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

https://youtu.be/-gmGmqec60s

First European HondaJet [N420HE]

https://youtu.be/sSQaJGxIJuc

The new Airbus Asia Training Centre opens in Singapore

https://youtu.be/tIn3ZjftAX4

US aviation regulator orders urgent engine fix of 150 Boeing 787

https://youtu.be/zqKRoSfUcdA

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

https://youtu.be/DAq9z9X0GJQ

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