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Published on May 17th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 17/05/2016

Aircraft Update:

D-ABUT Boeing 767-3Q8 c/n 29383 Condor Re-Delivered Beijing Capital International-Frankfurt 14/05/16 ex EI-UNE.

EI-FSB Airbus A321-211 c/n 1554 BH Air Delivered Moscow Domodedovo-Sofia 13/05/16.

TC-IZK Boeing 737-86J c/n 37742 Izmir Airlines Delivered Shannon-Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International 12/05/16 in Pegasus Airlines colours ex D-ABKD.

Global Aviation News:

Alaska Airlines wants to replace Southwest Airlines as California’s go-to airline

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-alaska-southwest-20160515-snap-story.html

American Bows to Technology, Ends In-Flight Gate Announcements

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-16/american-bows-to-technology-ends-in-flight-gate-announcements

Anne-Sissel Skånvik tells the story for Norwegian

Read more: https://www.runwaygirlnetwork.com/2016/05/11/anne-sissel-skanvik-tells-the-story-for-norwegian/

BAA break-up on course to create £870m of consumer benefits

Read more: http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/61637/baa-break-up-on-course-to-create-870m-of-consumer-benefits

BA to start charging for food on short-haul economy flights

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/ba-to-start-charging-for-food-on-short-haul-economy-flights-a7030791.html

BOC Aviation Attracts Boeing, Omani Fund to $1.1 Billion IPO

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-16/boc-aviation-draws-boeing-sovereign-funds-to-1-1-billion-ipo

Emirates announces seventh daily service to Bangkok

Read more: http://gulfbusiness.com/emirates-announces-seventh-daily-service-bangkok/#.VzmZpJErLIU

Etihad VP of guest services Linda Celestino talks #PaxEx, leaning in

Read more: https://www.runwaygirlnetwork.com/2016/05/15/etihad-vp-of-guest-services-linda-celestino-talks-paxex-leaning-in/

GECAS’ Cargo Aircraft Group Underway With First 737-800NG Passenger-to-Freighter Conversion

Read more: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160516005377/en/GECAS%E2%80%99-Cargo-Aircraft-Group-Underway-737-800NG-Passenger-to-Freighter

Singapore Airlines’ Low-Cost Carriers, Others Start Alliance

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-05-16/singapore-airlines-low-cost-carriers-others-start-alliance

Irish Aviation News:

Ascend Aero IFE Newsletter 16 May

Read more: http://www.ascendaero.com/2016/05/16/ife-newsletter-16-may/

Donegal to Glasgow flight diverted to avoid Star Wars filming

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/news/donegal-to-glasgow-flight-diverted-to-avoid-star-wars-filming-34717530.html

Dublin’s RDS hosts the IATA AGM, 1 – 3 June 2016

Read more: http://www.arconics.com/2016/05/10/iata-agm-dublin-2016/

Largest low-cost airline in Europe Ryanair looks to fly to Lviv

Read more: http://en.interfax.com.ua/news/economic/343528.html

Passenger flights from Carlisle Airport ‘by this time next year’

Read more: http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/Passenger-flights-from-Carlisle-Airport-by-this-time-next-year-4e46e255-0821-4f3f-b080-c666372a604b-ds

Technical cert brings US-Cork flights a step closer

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/technical-cert-brings-us-cork-flights-a-step-closer-399675.html

Shannon Airport supports Norwegian Air services plan to operate between Ireland and US

Read more: http://www.stattimes.com/index.php/shannon-airport-supports-norwegian-air-services-plan-to-operate-between-ireland-and-us/

Strikes and terror to hit Ryanair for up to €40m

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/strikes-and-terror-to-hit-ryanair-for-up-to-40m-34717106.html

7 Firm Decisions CEO Christoph Mueller Made For MAS To Finally “Stop Bleeding”

Read more: https://vulcanpost.com/575388/7-decisions-christoph-mueller-made-mas/

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

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

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 16-05-2016: http://bit.ly/2578R6W 

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 16 May 2016: http://bit.ly/27sPwfb 

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

Tweets of the day:

@ACI_EUROPE Alberto Martín: ”3 key concepts for regional airports: cooperation; sustainability & passenger experience” @aena #RACE2016.

@ACI_EUROPE Ross Mitchell @Bombardier looking at new aircraft cost efficiency helping regional airports growing their network #RACE2016.

@ACI_EUROPE Henrik Morch @EU_Competition : ”there is now intense competition between airports to attract airlines” #RACE2016.

‏@ACI_EUROPE Andersson on transforming the passenger experience: ”We need to empower the airport with more information” #RACE2016.

@JohnLStrickland .@ACI_EUROPE #race2016 not only #airlines & #airports who need to collaborate @CorkAirport CEO explained need for “coalition of the willing”

@JohnLStrickland #RACE2016 @SmallPlanetAir flies #airbus  A320. Profitable.  Claims 3rd lowest unit costs in Europe after @easyJet @Ryanair.

Today’s Video Picks:

Aer Lingus Inauguration at LAX

https://youtu.be/rTled8I0EDQ

Cessna 182 from Weston Airport routing across Dublin City

https://youtu.be/aFAsjImJFPw

Fiona pilots Aer Lingus A330 out of San Francisco

https://youtu.be/9uFRSfmcCRs

“It’s absolutely critical that the UK remains in Europe” – Ryanair boss

https://youtu.be/k7IC2q0A-bM

This Jet Sailed Up The West Coast of Ireland

https://youtu.be/aUWkDH-7pzg

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