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Published on May 4th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 04/05/2016

Aircraft Update:

C-FFPH Boeing 737-81D/W c/n 39440 Sunwing Airlines Ferried Toronto-Dublin 01/05/16 on Summer lease to Thomson Airways.

EC-KFI Airbus A320-216 c/n 3174 Vueling Airlines Ferried Madrid-London Southend 30/04/16 for painting for Aer Lingus as EI-FNJ.

EI-CSG Boeing 737-8AS c/n 29922 MIAT Mongolian Airlines leased to Travel Service for Summer first in service Prague-London Gatwick-Prague 15/04/16.

N332CC Boeing 737-86N c/n 30231 Apollo Aviation Capital Management Ferried Goodyear-Bangor-Norwich 01/02-05/16 ex HS-TGH.

Global Aviation News:

airBaltic Share Capital Increase Completed

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/28800

Alitalia narrows losses in 2015; on track for profitability in 2017

Read more: http://atwonline.com/data-financials/alitalia-narrows-losses-2015-track-profitability-2017

Boeing CEO Prepared to Defend Rainmaker 737 as Rivalry Heats Up

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-02/boeing-ceo-prepared-to-defend-rainmaker-737-as-rivalry-heats-up

Boeing 737 MAX Makes First International Journey for Flight Testing

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/28796

China Southern and Hainan Airlines evaluate Virgin Australia stake to grow tourism potential

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/china-southern-and-hainan-airlines-evaluate-virgin-australia-stake-to-grow-tourism-potential-278973

Delta, Not Content, Wants To Fix The Unfixable: Regional Operations And Long Security Lines

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2016/05/02/delta-not-content-wants-to-fix-industry-problems-regional-operations-and-long-security-lines

Emirates launches A380 operations to two new cities

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/28798

FAA approves A350 XWB for ‘beyond 180 minutes’ ETOPS

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/28797

Lufthansa Fares Under Pressure as It Struggles With Revamp

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-03/lufthansa-narrows-first-quarter-loss-on-fuel-cost-cuts-program

Qantas Airways : Freight And Australia Post Announce Dedicated Freighter Fleet

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/28794

Vienna International Airport: matching its peers. A vital east-west hub

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/vienna-international-airport-matching-its-peers-a-vital-east-west-hub-277573

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus eyes Cork-US service with new jets, says IAG boss

Read more:  http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/aer-lingus-eyes-corkus-service-with-new-jets-says-iag-boss-34679697.html

Allied Pilots Association Urges Support for House Bill Addressing Norwegian Air International Service

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/28793

Boss who has helped to guide Ryanair out of the turbulence

Read more: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/transport/boss-who-has-helped-to-guide-ryanair-out-of-the-turbulence-1-7888535#ixzz47WZpKlJk

David McGowan Update: Success followed by Problems

Podcast: http://www.todayfm.com/player/podcasts/The_Anton_Savage_Show/The_Anton_Savage_Show/53569/2/david_mcgowan_update_success_followed_by_problems

Delta deal does not guarantee future of Bombardier: expert

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/delta-deal-does-not-guarantee-future-of-bombardier-expert-34675837.html

George Best Belfast City Airport has been named the “sixth most convenient airport in the world” in a study by The Telegraph.

Read more: http://www.nitravelnews.com/trade-section/trade-news/1766-city-airport-sixth-most-convenient-airport-in-the-world.html

Great Turnout for Air Canada rouge Event

Read more: http://www.nitravelnews.com/trade-section/trade-news/1763-great-turnout-for-air-canada-rouge-event.html

No Irish Need Apply? US airlines, Congress’ Norwegian moves “insulting”

Read more: https://www.runwaygirlnetwork.com/2016/05/02/no-irish-need-apply-us-airlines-congress-norwegian-moves-insulting/

Shannon Group unveils new chief executive Matthew Thomas

Read more: http://www.businesspost.ie/shannon-group-unveils-new-chief-executive-matthew-thomas/

Soft launch of Travel Meets Big Data Hackathon 

Read more: http://entanon.com/build/soft-launch-26th-april/

US claims over Cork to Boston route false, says mayor

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/us-claims-over-cork-to-boston-route-false-says-mayor-395880.html

Watch the timelapse of a Boeing 767 being prepared to be shipped from Shannon Airport to Sligo

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/examviral/real-life/watch-the-timelapse-of-a-boeing-767-being-prepared-to-be-shipped-from-shannon-airport-to-sligo-396188.html

10,000 hour milestone for Coast Guard helicopters

Read more: http://clareherald.com/2016/04/10000-hour-milestone-for-coast-guard-helicopters-12657/

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 2 May 2016: http://bit.ly/23jpSoq 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 02-05-2016: http://bit.ly/1VH87QE 

Tweets of the day:

@airlineroute British Airways A380 inaugural to Vancouver also marks the 35th anniversary of BA in Vancouver, launched in April 1981 with 747 #YVRA380.

@e_russell .@AmericanAir launched a $828.6m 2016-2 EETC for 22 aircraft this morning.

@e_russell While others order small narrowbodies, @AmericanAir faces a widening gap as A319s leave.

@GlennFarleyK5 Delta’s Ed Bastian says order for Boeing 787’s placed by Northwest are still on the books. But vague about what happens next.

@GlennFarleyK5 Delta refurbishing it’s large 757 fleet. These jets should be around till nearly 2030.

Today’s Video Picks:

Changi Airport: A Premier Aviation Hub

https://youtu.be/CFRHDm2a28s

French Air Force H225M Caracal: In-Flight Refuelling

https://youtu.be/g3Q_RP53zKM

Iran holds intl. symposium on aviation sector

https://youtu.be/BJTpPXp2Oog

Moving the Boeing 767 from Shannon to Quirky Nights Glamping

https://youtu.be/7rB-boJxRqI

Solar Impulse aircraft lands in Phoenix, Arizona

https://youtu.be/l1afn_rY_FI

Best Regards,

Trevor 

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