Published on May 3rd, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 03/05/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-EFB Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37532 Ryanair Ferried Glasgow Prestwick-Bournemouth 27/04/16 for painting.

EI-FNA ATR72-212A(600) c/n 1325 Stobart Air Delivered Toulouse-Dublin 29/04/16 ex F-WWEH.

EI-FNU Boeing 737-86N c/n 28608 Meridiana Delivered Dublin-Milan Malpensa 29/04/16 ex HL8214.

OO-TUV Boeing 737-86J c/n 36883 TUIfly Belgium Delivered Woensdrecht-Brussels Airport 29/04/16 ex EI-UNJ.

Global Aviation News: 

Airberlin deepens losses in 2015

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Arab Gulf countries emerge as the world’s aerostates

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Alitalia’s network benefits from Etihad partnership. Time now to shed the dependency culture

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CAPA Americas Summit: Canada holds much promise, but the status quo persists

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Cramer: The undisputed champion of the airlines

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Delta continues narrowbody overhaul with order for 37 more A321s

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Delta touts CSeries, eyes CS300 model

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IAG keeps FY2016 guidance in spite of weak unit revenue as 1Q2016 results benefit from low fuel

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IAG posts significant 1Q improvement

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Margin to meet A350 delivery target eroding: Airbus

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SilkAir Part 1: Luang Prabang, Vientiane launch positions SIA to benefit from growth in Laos tourism

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SilkAir Part 2: Laos launch extends SIA Group ASEAN network to 42 destinations and all 10 countries

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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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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus launch new direct flights from Dublin to Los Angeles

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Aer Lingus on track for profit boost in 2016 says IAG boss Walsh

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Cork Airport: US shuttle is ready for take-off, but what will it cost?

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daa chief executive, Kevin Toland – Preparing for take-off

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DAA urged to build second runway ahead of schedule

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EI-FJN Boeing 737-8JP Norwegian First Flight

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EI-FRN Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair First Flight

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IAG would consider buying CSeries says CEO Willie Walsh

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More than 187,000 passengers had issues with Ryanair during the first quarter 

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Q&A: Brandon O’Reilly, CEO, TAG Farnborough airport

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Travel Extra Sunday Supplement 1st May

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US DOT issues a show cause order concerning Irish carrier Norwegian Air International (NAI) 

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Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 2 May 2016:


Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 02-05-2016: 

Tweets of the day:

@airlinetrends  LH to use Brussels Airlines as long haul low(er) cost platform and IAG w/ Aer Lingus. AFKL to follow w/ Air Europa?.

@airkarp First 35 of 75 CSeries aircraft ordered by Delta are locked in as CS100s, but Delta can start converting to CS300s from the 36th aircraft.

@Bombardier “This exceptional aircraft in front of you will lift the entire Canadian aerospace industry.”

@jonostrower From the start of final assembly of 787 airplane #1 to delivery of #400, Boeing took ~3,300 days. ~3,400 days for 777.

@lucytobin Time for Willie Walsh to revisit his shopping list of 12 airlines? Latest IAG results show it has €6bn cash on board.

@R_Wall IAG boss says Aer Lingus is the group’s low-cost, long-haul operator.

Today’s Video Picks:

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Vincent Harrison MD of Dublin Airport speaking at an event to publicize the new route from Dublin to Vancouver with Air Canada Rouge

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