Published on May 17th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer


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

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American Bows to Technology, Ends In-Flight Gate Announcements

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Anne-Sissel Skånvik tells the story for Norwegian

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

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

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

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Emirates announces seventh daily service to Bangkok

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

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

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Singapore Airlines’ Low-Cost Carriers, Others Start Alliance

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Irish Aviation News:

Ascend Aero IFE Newsletter 16 May

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Donegal to Glasgow flight diverted to avoid Star Wars filming

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

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

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

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Technical cert brings US-Cork flights a step closer

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

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

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

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Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Dublin Airport shortlisted for ACI ‘Best Airport Award’: 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 16-05-2016: 

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 16 May 2016: 

Sentinel Aviation Services delivers former Transaero 737 to Bravo Airways:

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

Cessna 182 from Weston Airport routing across Dublin City

Fiona pilots Aer Lingus A330 out of San Francisco

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

This Jet Sailed Up The West Coast of Ireland


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