Published on May 4th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer


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

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

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Boeing CEO Prepared to Defend Rainmaker 737 as Rivalry Heats Up

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Boeing 737 MAX Makes First International Journey for Flight Testing

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

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

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Emirates launches A380 operations to two new cities

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FAA approves A350 XWB for ‘beyond 180 minutes’ ETOPS

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Lufthansa Fares Under Pressure as It Struggles With Revamp

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Qantas Airways : Freight And Australia Post Announce Dedicated Freighter Fleet

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

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Irish Aviation News:

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

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

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Boss who has helped to guide Ryanair out of the turbulence

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David McGowan Update: Success followed by Problems


Delta deal does not guarantee future of Bombardier: expert

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

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Great Turnout for Air Canada rouge Event

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

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Shannon Group unveils new chief executive Matthew Thomas

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Soft launch of Travel Meets Big Data Hackathon 

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US claims over Cork to Boston route false, says mayor

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

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10,000 hour milestone for Coast Guard helicopters

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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:

@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

French Air Force H225M Caracal: In-Flight Refuelling

Iran holds intl. symposium on aviation sector

Moving the Boeing 767 from Shannon to Quirky Nights Glamping

Solar Impulse aircraft lands in Phoenix, Arizona

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