Published on May 25th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley


Daily Aviation Brief – 25/05/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-FRO Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44742 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 23/05/16. 

EI-FRP Boeing 737-8AS c/n 62692 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 23/05/16. 

G-JZHH Boeing 737-85P c/n 28536 Jet2 Delivered Norwich-Manchester 23/05/16 ex EI-RUF.

Global Aviation News:

AirAsia X posts RM179 million net profit in 1Q16

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Brexit Would Raise Vacation Costs for Britons, Cameron Says

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Embraer E190-E2 achieves first flight earlier than expected

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Heathrow launches ‘election-style’ expansion manifesto pledging to secure a stronger economy for families across Britain 

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Idealogical Purity Likely Not Among Delta’s Reasons For Vehement Fight Against Persian Gulf Carriers

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Icelandair introduces 767s to its fleet; launches Montreal as latest North American destination; Boston #1 route for ASKs

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Less Liberal?

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Liverpool-Heathrow air link working party to be established

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Malaysia Airlines adds two leased A350s

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Norwegian to take eight more Boeing 737 MAXs and two 787s

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US airlines’ big test

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Wizz Air reaches 20 million passengers per annum milestone; 25 bases across Central and Eastern Europe but Luton remains #1 airport

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Irish Aviation News:

ASL Aviation Group Acquires TNT Airline Operations

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British-Irish Airports EXPO, 143 exhibitors, 10 airport/airline CEOs – please send all your people – it’s all free!

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Decision on future of Cork to US flights is imminent 

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Enda Kenny urged to intervene on Cork-US flights

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First Sukhoi Superjet 100 delivered to CityJet

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Irish Aviation Authority Completes First Milestone Towards Operating AireonSM ALERT

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Lack of resources threatens US pre-clearance service at Dublin Airport

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Now Clinton fights to block flights between Cork and the United States

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Ryanair’s best margin since 2005 illustrates the success of ‘Always Getting Better’ programme

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Ryanair boss predicts no long-term future at either Air Berlin or Eurowings [German]

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Ryanair may extend share buyback

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Why a ‘fare war’ from Ryanair Holdings plc should scare easyJet plc and Wizz Air Holdings plc

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Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 23 May 2016 : 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 24-05-2016 :

Tweets of the day:

@atterseeluftfah Lufthansa grounded three @Airbus 340-600s as demand during the summer schedule is shrinking. The aircraft’s are parked in Spain. Next on ATW.

@flyethiopian All set for my maiden flight! #EthiopianA350 #A350 XWB #comingsoon.

@grahamck63 More capacity from @jet2tweets for the winter @BelfastAirport that was my good news email last week #moregrowthmorejobs.

@TheHUBRoutes ASL Aviation Group completes acquisition of TNT Airways & Pan Air Líneas Aéreas – now ASL Airlines Belgium & Spain.

@winglets747 Vietnam wants to use VietJet order for US relations. On other hand, privately-owned VietJet growth conflicts with state-owned airline.

Today’s Video Picks:

Aer Lingus CEO Stephen Kavanagh at International Aviation Club

Challenges in Latin America’s Supply Chain

Daniel Cohen, Copa Airlines, On Current Suppliers

FG To Develop Infrastructure In Aviation Industry

Francisco Sanchez Arrieta, Latam Airlines Group, On Airline-Supplier Relationship

Not Bothered About Shareholder Approval For Entry Into Aviation Biz: VRL Logistics


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