Published on April 29th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 29/04/2016

Aircraft Update:

D-ABMS Boeing 737-86J c/n 37782 Ruili Airlines Ferried Shannon-Budapest 27/04/16 after paint prior delivery to become B-7866.

EI-FPF Candair CRJ900 c/n 15403 Cityjet Delivered Montréal-Mirabel-Keflavik-Stockholm Arlanda 27/04/16 in SAS Airlines colours.

EI-FRK Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44735 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 27/04/16.

N902AS Boeing 737-33A c/n 27910 AerSale Ferried Karachi-Sharm el-Sheikh-Vienna-Keflavik 27/28-04/16 ex AP-BLG.

Global Aviation News: 

Airbus, Boeing to compete for 100 jet Flynas order

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Alitalia signs MoU with the Maltese Government regarding a possible Air Malta stake purchase

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Bombardier Gets Delta Airlines Order of up to 125 C Series Aircraft

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Bombardier in Talks About Deal With New Iranian Airline

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China Eastern to Buy 20 Airbus A350 Jets, 15 Boeing 787s

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Delta Examines A Long-Haul/Low-Cost Offering

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Etihad Pledges Support to Earnings Laggard Air Berlin

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Long-haul routes are on Prague Airport’s radar

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Mauritius bids for key Asia-Africa transit hub status

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Qantas to keep Airbus A380s past 2020; talking to Boeing on 777X jets – exec

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Qatar Air Could Take Boeing 737s If A320Neo Issue Unresolved

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Saudi’s Flynas to decide on Boeing vs Airbus order by early June

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The Boeing 777: It Is Not As Easy As You Think (Part 1)

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The US Big 3 airlines ramp up efforts to improve PRASM. Anxious investors hold back for real results

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Turkish Airlines to add 35 new planes this year as it bolsters fleet

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US airline labour challenges as profits continue to soar. CAPA Americas Summit 

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Vietnam Air Shares to Start Trading After ANA Deal Concludes

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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus keeps firm eye on future plans for Stobart Air

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Airline CEO committed to Shannon-US services

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Can Belfast Become One of the UK’s Most Important Hubs?

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Cork transatlantic flights may start 6 months early

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David McGowan Update: The plane is ready to set sail


Down to Business Enda Corneille – Country Manager at Emirates


Down to Business Kenny Jacobs Ryanair’s ‘cuddlier’ approach to customers


Dublin Airport Preparing For Its Busiest Ever Summer

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New tourism promotion targets 2.3 million Londoners for holidays in Belfast and Northern Ireland 

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Routes Europe ends with a toast to Ryanair

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Ryanair sets sights on 40 routes from Belfast International Airport

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Ryanair transfer traffic & interlining; closing the gap with FSCs on product, but not on costs

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Stobart Air S16 Operational Routes for flyBe

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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:

@dominicgates Airbus jets now produced round the clock, 24 hours a day, at plants in Toulouse, France; Hamburg, Germany; Tianjin, China; & Mobile, Ala.

@ghimlay .@Allegiant COO: “We would like to be out of the MD-80 before Delta.”

@jonostrower Boeing has delivered ~390 787s & has accumulated $28.65b in deferred costs. On earlier programs after 400 aircraft, that balance was ~zero.

@jonostrower Delta’s Ed Bastian: CSeries is Airbus and Boeing competitor and “we’re thrilled to be able to have that choice.”

@jonostrower Delta CEO Ed Bastian says CSeries deal even more capital efficient than Boeing 717 deal.

@R_Wall Boeing says in active discussions with customers over 737 Max 7 after @jonostrower reports on 737 Max 7X.

@R_Wall @jonostrower #Boeing is feeling the heat from #Bombardier #CSeries order to #Delta $BBD.B.CA $BDRBF – The game has changed

Today’s Video Picks:

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner being assembled and painted

Keep Europe’s Skies Open

Lightning Appears to Strike Heathrow-Bound Plane

On/Off – Azerbaijan Airlines & Silk Way

Qatar Airways at Arabian Travel Market 2016

‘Reimagine’ Trailer – The Virtual Reality Film by Etihad Airways starring Nicole Kidman – 360 video

Sunway 50th anniversary


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