Published on May 30th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 30/05/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-FNV Airbus A319-132 c/n 1952 Nesma Airlines Ferried East Midlands-Dublin 27/05/16 after paint prior delivery to become SU-NMD.

EI-FRS Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44745 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 27/05/16.

EI-FRT Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44740 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 26/05/16.

EI-XLF Boeing 747-446 c/n 27645 Rossiya Airlines Ferried Victorville-San Bernardino-Manchester 28-29/05/16 for paint.

EI-XLJ Boeing 747-446 c/n 27646 Rossiya Airlines Being prepared for delivery at Xiamen 24/05/16.

OE-IDY Airbus A320-232 c/n 928 Ames Camo Ferried Chengdu-Astana-Ostrava 26/05/16 ex B-MAX.

Global Aviation News:

Airbus to deliver 1 plane a week to India

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American Air President Says Airlines Should Price the Way Hotels Price

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A4E, AEA, ELFAA, ERA, IACA and IATA criticise proposed Norwegian air tax

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Boeing made a ‘major mistake’ 12 years ago that left its customers in the lurch

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British Airways Evaluates Its Nigeria Routes on Traffic, Dollar

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Delta Connection Breaks Record for No-Cancel Streak

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DHS secretary on TSA delays: We’re not going to compromise aviation security

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Gatwick’s ‘data socialist’ proves value of data sharing with pioneering Airport Community app

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Lessons From Asia’s Under 30 Travel Startups

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Lufthansa Suspends Caracas Flights as Venezuelan Economy Struggles

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Russia To Spend $1.5 Billion on New Planes For Domestic Airlines

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Skyscanner launches Facebook Messenger bot for flight search and travel inspiration

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The Reason Air Travel Is Terrible and So Few Airlines Are Profitable

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Irish Aviation News:

Aerclub deferred until end 2016 by Aer Lingus

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Airline Executives Gather at IATA Convention and Look for Answers

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Construction of new €50m air traffic control tower at Dublin Airport could start by next March

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Irish Aviation Authority rejects US pilots’ criticism of airline

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Press conference at IATA Dublin next week closes two days of airport justice events

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Presidential candidates weigh in on the feud over Norwegian Air International

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Ryanair Interview Europe’s Top Gun

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Ryanair wants five routes from Amsterdam [Dutch]

Ryanair wants to fill Aer Lingus Transatlantic flights [Dutch]

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 24 May 2016 :


Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 24-05-2016 :

Tweets of the day:

@ghimlay .@AlaskaAir CFO says on merger with @VirginAmerica: “We are going to move cautiously, we don’t want to screw any of this up.”

@ghimlay .@HawaiianAir CCO says airline has luxury of time to see how CSeries operates, won’t need deliveries until after early part of next decade.

@winglets747 ANA and Vietnam Airlines conclude capital agreement. Effective July, ANA will buy 8.8% of VN for US$109m.

@winglets747 Finnair seeks to improve short-haul costs (and feed growing long-haul) by reducing A319s and growing A321s.

@winglets747 Virgin Atlantic to serve Seattle, another new destination but still in the Delta safety net.

Today’s Video Picks:

Autism Awareness Shannon Airport

Design of the Challenger 650 aircraft’s cabin

Etihad A380 Virtual Reality experience featuring Nicole Kidman

Irish businessman is turning a Boeing 767 into a ‘Glamorous Camping’ site

La Mole – Legacy 450


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