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Published on May 16th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 16/05/2016

Aircraft Update:

D-ABKK Boeing 737-86J c/n 37753 Air Berlin Ferried Budapest-Shannon 14/05/16 for painting into Aeromexico colours.

D-ABMF Boeing 737-86J c/n 37767 Air Berlin Ferried Munich-Shannon 10/05/16 for painting into EastarJet colours.

EI-FJN Boeing 737-8JP c/n 41152 Norwegian Air International Delivered Boeing Field-Oslo 12/05/16.

Global Aviation News:

airberlin must aim for a profit in 2016 after eighth straight operating loss in 2015 and 1Q2016 loss

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/airberlin-must-aim-for-a-profit-in-2016-after-eighth-straight-operating-loss-in-2015-and-1q2016-loss-279882

Air Canada’s outlook lifted by slowing domestic capacity as it works to maximise fleet flexibility

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/air-canadas-outlook-lifted-by-slowing-domestic-capacity-as-it-works-to-maximise-fleet-flexibility-280578

Air Serbia’s 2015 profit another step in Etihad-inspired transformation. Wizz Air a possible threat

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/air-serbias-2015-profit-another-step-in-etihad-inspired-transformation-wizz-air-a-possible-threat-280358

Copa Airlines margins compressed by continued economic deterioration in Latin America

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/copa-airlines-margins-compressed-by-continued-economic-deterioration-in-latin-america-280792

DHS outlines plan for US airport security lines, but urges patience

Read more: http://atwonline.com/security/dhs-outlines-plan-us-airport-security-lines-urges-patience

FAA certifies three Norwegian B737s for ETOPS-180

Read more: http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/46240-faa-certifies-three-norwegian-b737s-for-etops-180

FedEx and TNT Express Announce that 88.4% of all TNT Express Shares Have Been Tendered

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/29006

LCC CEOs to lead discussions at CAPA North Asia LCC Summit, Tokyo, Jun-7/8-2016

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/lcc-ceos-to-lead-discussions-at-capa-north-asia-lcc-summit-tokyo-jun-78-2016-280765

Reports: VLM Airlines files for creditor protection

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airlines/reports-vlm-airlines-files-creditor-protection

Singapore Airlines is fighting to prevent travelers from switching to Emirates 

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-12/singapore-air-profit-lags-estimate-as-competition-cuts-yields

Small Planet Airlines GmbH obtains German Air Operator’s Certificate

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/28992

The World’s Richest Airlines Can’t Get Enough Hand-Me-Down Jets

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-11/the-world-s-richest-airlines-can-t-get-enough-hand-me-down-jets

Irish Aviation News:

Commercial issues with stakeholders delays Dublin Airport fuel line start

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/business/commercial-issues-with-stakeholders-delays-dublin-airport-fuel-line-start-399334.html

EI-FRR Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair First Flight

Read more: http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.ie/2016/05/ei-frr-b737-8as-ryanair-first-flight.html

EI-FRP Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair First Flight

Read more: http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.ie/2016/05/ei-frp-b737-8as-ryanair-first-flight.html

EI-FRO Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair First Flight

Read more: http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.ie/2016/05/ei-fro-b737-8as-ryanair-first-flight.html

IAG intends to connect San Jose with other technology centers such as Dublin [Spanish]

Read more: http://www.elmundo.es/economia/2016/05/14/572ba7b8ca4741e4148b4659.html

IBA says aircraft leasing shows few signs of slowing

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/iba-says-aircraft-leasing-shows-few-signs-of-slowing-1.2645886

NAI supporters dispel opponent claims as unions protest in Washington

Read more: http://atwonline.com/open-skies/nai-supporters-dispel-opponent-claims-unions-protest-washington

Ryanair calls for Google eDreams ban

Read more: http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/61617/ryanair-calls-for-google-edreams-ban

Ryanair CEO says Brexit could have a downward effect on air fares

Read more: http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-eu-ryanair-idUKKCN0Y4140

Ryanair recommends Ukraine to implement Open Skies in Kyiv city

Read more: http://www.ukrinform.net/rubric-economics/2016655-ryanair-recommends-ukraine-to-implement-open-skies-in-kyiv.html#.VzZJioHE7Jg.twitter

Stobart gives Ryanair the brush-off in the battle of the airlines

Read more: http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/125868/stobart-gives-ryanair-the-brush-off-in-the-battle-of-the-airlines-125868.html

Travel Extra Sunday Supplement 15 May 2016 

Read more: https://travelextra.wordpress.com/2016/04/28/travel-extras-sunday-supplement-may-15-2016/

Vincent Wall: Why our plan for failing airports is populist poppycock

Read more: http://www.newstalk.com/Vincent-Wall:-Why-our-plan-for-failing-airports-is-populist-poppycock

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Dublin Airport shortlisted for ACI ‘Best Airport Award’: http://bit.ly/1q5CjHp 

Sentinel Aviation Services delivers former Transaero 737 to Bravo Airways: http://bit.ly/1T3RHBJ

Tweets of the day:

@crankyflier Aer Lingus CEO says they’re building Dublin out as a gateway – more opportunities to go between US and Europe #PHX2016.

@GlobeTrotScott New runways are a “vanity project” unless you have the demand – Stephen Kavanagh, CEO @AerLingus #PHX2016.

@ParthaBose Competing against Ryanair has brought great cost discipline to Europe’s carriers #PHX2016 @OliverWyman.

@ParthaBose New efficient airplanes like 787 will let airlines make bolder moves – long range, fewer seats but burn less fuel @OliverWyman #PHX2016.

‏@PlaneBusiness “Much, much lower prices.” What IAG Chair Willie Walsh wants from OEMs. #PHX2016.

Today’s Video Picks:

Airbus Corporate Jets: giving wings to your lifestyle

https://youtu.be/92cazov55ts

Benfica themed Boeing 777-300ER | Emirates

https://youtu.be/cn1QN1_-MQ8

Everyone`s Fanhansa commercial | Lufthansa

https://youtu.be/FD9UTBWo51w

Giant Autoclave for Boeing 777X Parts Makes its Move

https://youtu.be/Pglz9R1KLfA

Touchdown with our Airbus A350 – Qatar Airways in Adelaide

https://youtu.be/-MZXkSXPhEU

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