Published on April 27th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 27/04/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-EFB Boeing 737-8AS/W c/n 37532 Ryanair was withdrawn from service on 05/04/16 and is currently stored at Prestwick minus titles & tail logo prior return to SMBC Aviation.

EI-FNI Boeing 777-2Q8 c/n 28688 Alitalia Delivered Ho Chi Minh City-Abu Dhabi 22/04/16 ex VN-A141.

N590CB Boeing 757-28A c/n 32449 GECAS Registered 13/04/16 and Ferried Addis Ababa-Lourdes 21/04/16 ex ET-AMK.

Global Aviation News:

Airbus Delivers First A321 Airliner Assembled at U.S. Facility

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Belarus to North Korea: Ultimate tour for aviation geeks

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Brussels Airlines Is Optimistic It Will Recover

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FAA Orders Fixes on GEnx-Equipped Boeing 787 Dreamliners

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India Said to Plan Easing Rules Aiding Singapore Air, AirAsia

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Norwegian Air: 1Q results continue improving trend thanks to lower fuel. Long haul strategy develops

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Norwegian Air Poses No Threat To ‘Open And Fair’ Skies — Unlike Etihad And Qatar Airways

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Passenger personalisation is complex, but huge potential for travel providers: CAPA Americas Summit

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Qatar Airways deal to buy Meridiana stake dependent on staff cuts

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Saudi airline Flyadeal to have 25-50 aircraft by 2020

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Thomas Cook in talks with rivals to sell its fleet of 91 aircraft

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UBS: Bizjet Market at Weakest Point Since 2009

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US Department of Transportation and European Commission pave the way for “Flags of Convenience” in aviation 

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Irish Aviation News:

Boardroom tensions at Stobart as Tinkler moves in as chairman

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BOC Aviation Delivers First Of Three Airbus A320 Aircraft To ANA

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Cantillon: Is Stobart looking for a deal that will fly?

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Falko’s Trident Jet orders four more CRJ900s for lease to CityJet

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Fresh Thinking Award – Fly Away Travel

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Routes Europe officially handed over to Belfast

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Routes Europe to head to Belfast in 2017

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SmartLynx selects Eirtech Aviation’s Passenger USB Power System on its A320

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Tinkler is named new chairman at Stobart Air group

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U-turn on SAR crews Facebook pages

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War of words between Greek tourism officials and Ryanair

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Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Dublin Airport tops Skyscanner list for flight self connections in Europe:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 25 April 2016:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 25-04-2016:

Tweets of the day:

‏@ghimlay Two other US carriers had initially expressed interest in @VirginAmerica but did not submit offers, regulatory filings show.

@ghimlay .@AlaskaAir had beaten @JetBlue to @VirginAmerica after multiple counteroffers. Alaska’s final offer: $57/share, while JetBlue offered $55.

@ghimlay .@SouthwestAir’s 737 Classic fleet will leave no later than Q3 2017, says CFO Tammy Romo.

@ghimlay @SouthwestAir says expects Q3’17 delivery of first 737 Max, but heard “rumours” could be earlier. Plans Max revenue service after Labor Day.

@ghimlay  Asked why @SouthwestAir is seeing strength at Houston while @United isn’t, @gary_kelly says: “We don’t really compare ourselves with United”.

@grahamck63 Just had a great email with more good news #flybfs #teambia #moregrowthmorejobs @BelfastAirport. 

Today’s Video Picks:

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