Published on May 12th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley


Daily Aviation Brief – 12/05/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-CXK Boeing 737-4S3 c/n 25596 Transalpine Leasing Ferried Vilnius-Stavanger,-East Midlands-Stavanger-Vilnius 05/11-05/16 in all white colours to become LY-PGC.

TF-ISO Boeing 767-319 c/n 29388 Icelandair Ferried Xiamen-Keflavik 11/05/16 prior entry to service ex EI-UNC.

Global Aviation News:

Airline execs concerned about liberalization reversal

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Delta Air Lines has tripled Seattle business in 3 years, CEO sees more growth ahead

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European airports invited to propose new services to LOT Polish Airlines

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Flynas, Pegasus Airlines launch codeshare flights

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Kaunas provides €500,000 to Wizz Air to operate more flight

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Lufthansa Expects Major A320neo Engine Improvements In June

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Mitsubishi wants to start US MRJ flight tests this summer

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Oil’s well… but, will it end well

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Russia’s Aeroflot woos Europe-Asia flyers as home market crumbles

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Surplus Singapore Air A380s Set for Paint Shop to Lure New Users

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The New Luxury: Kenny Dichter, Founder and CEO of Wheels Up

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Transat receives a firm purchase offer from TUI AG for its French and Greek tour operating units

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Turmoil at Kenya Airways Reaches Climax

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Will Americans Travel to Europe? Nationwide Survey Results from Travel Leaders Group

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Irish Aviation News:

ARI staff society helps create limited edition single malt whiskey

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Battle For Norwegian Air International’s U.S. Operating Permit

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Bernie Sanders’ claims that Cork-Boston route could cost jobs dismissed as ‘groundless’

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Dutch company court upholds €324,000 fine for Ryanair

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Etihad Airways stops off in Belfast to show passengers a flight of fancy

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Norwegian Air International (NAI) Outlines Leased Aircraft Operation June – September 2016

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Ryanair adds Liverpool Europa League Final flight from Dublin to Basel

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Ryanair and Aer Lingus likely to agree passenger deal ‘within the year’

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Thomas Cook Airlines UK Adds Seasonal Belfast – Plovdiv Service in W16

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We’re off to the piste as easyJet plans new ski route from Belfast

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Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Dublin Airport shortlisted for ACI ‘Best Airport Award’:


Sentinel Aviation Services delivers former Transaero 737 to Bravo Airways:

Tweets of the day:

@ghimlay .@flyvolaris considering selling airfares through Facebook messenger, or their own customised chat app #PHX2016.

@hharteveldt Compelling need for aircraft to have better “GPS”-like location technology onboard to improve safety & reliability – @JetBlue #PHX2016.

@hharteveldt Balancing max fleet utilization, flying on-time & providing good customer experience a “balancing act” – @JetBlue #PHX2016 #airline.

@hharteveldt .@SouthwestAir “looking for the slop” in its operation that will allow it to improve its on-time performance #PHX2016 #airline.

@ParthaBose @united gets 35MM calls to its phone lines – half are about upgrades #PHX2016 @OliverWyman.

@ParthaBose if we can squeeze more efficiency out of the runaway space we can generate huge cost savings #PHX2016 @OliverWyman.

@ParthaBose #PHX2016 attendees vote for service recovery as the biggest opp for improving the customer experience @OliverWyman.

Today’s Video Picks:

Aero-TV: Inside AEA 2016 – Gogo Business Aviation’s John Wade

ATR 4 US aircraft tours Toronto and Chicago

CRJ Series New Cabin Design

EasyJet CEO Says External Events are Impacting Business 

Walk through ATR 4 US Cabin!


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