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Published on June 7th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 07/06/2016

Aircraft Update:

VT-IDU Airbus A320-232 c/n 2457  IndiGo Airlines Delivered Shannon-Yenişehir-Delhi 03/4-06/16 ex EI-EZG.

UR-PSS Boeing 737-8AS c/n 35005 Ukraine International Registered at Dublin 05/06/16 prior delivery ex EI-EFA.

Global Aviation News:

Africa Outlook: Ethiopian Airlines and Air Mauritius grow, but others face strong headwinds

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/africa-outlook-ethiopian-airlines-and-air-mauritius-grow-but-others-face-strong-headwinds-282282

Air India can be profitable with oil at $60: official

Read more: http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/air-india-can-be-profitable-with-oil-at-60-official-1.1839914

Airline Consolidation: Delta Airlines, United Continental Reportedly Named As Potential Buyers Of Avianca Holdings

Read more: http://www.ibtimes.com/airline-consolidation-delta-airlines-united-continental-reportedly-named-potential-2377450

Airlines turn on pressure on SNP to slash passenger duty

Read more: http://www.scotsman.com/news/airlines-turn-on-pressure-on-snp-to-slash-passenger-duty-1-4146211

China is not the only game in town: Asia’s other aviation growth markets

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/china-is-not-the-only-game-in-town-asias-other-aviation-growth-markets-281814

Chinese investor to buy majority stake in Frankfurt-Hahn

Read more: http://www.aircargoweek.com/chinese-investor-buy-majority-stake-frankfurt-hahn/

Emirates Gives Up on A380Neo, Pushes to Get Its 142 Superjumbos

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-03/emirates-gives-up-on-a380neo-pushes-to-get-its-142-superjumbo

Ethiopian Airlines considering 10-15 Boeing 777-8 purchase: CEO

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-airlines-iata-ethiopian-idUSKCN0YO2J6

Finnair eyes more A321s as grows to meet Asian demand

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/airlines-iata-finnair-idUSL8N18T2DX

Finnair wants local ownership limitations removed

Read more: http://atwonline.com/regulation/finnair-wants-local-ownership-limitations-removed

HNA Group seeks 49.99% of Air France’s catering unit

Read more: http://atwonline.com/data-financials/hna-group-seeks-4999-air-france-s-catering-unit

IATA: Global commercial aircraft fleet to reach nearly 28,000 in 2016

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/iata-global-commercial-aircraft-fleet-to-reach-nearly-28000-in-2016-561239

Leahy expects stable oil prices; calls current levels ‘good for everyone’

Read more: http://atwonline.com/iata-agm-2016/leahy-expects-stable-oil-prices-calls-current-levels-good-everyone

Lufthansa should examine Gulf airlines partnership, German official urges

Read more: http://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/lufthansa-should-examine-gulf-airlines-partnership-german-official-urges

Qantas in talks on network reach of Dreamliner fleet

Read more: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/aviation/qantas-in-talks-on-network-reach-of-dreamliner-fleet/news-story/e59b813989ea77034fe06e16310705ed

Qatar Air Content With IAG Stake, Plans Major Italian Push

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-03/qatar-air-content-with-iag-stake-plans-meridiana-transformation

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus chief backs ‘gamble’ of scrapping APD

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/aer-lingus-chief-backs-gamble-of-scrapping-apd-34768456.html

Aer Lingus mulls Boeing phase out

Read more: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/iata-aer-lingus-mulls-boeing-phase-out-425985/

Brexit could badly damage our (Northern Ireland) airports, claims expert

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/brexit-could-badly-damage-our-airports-claims-expert-34768700.html

Dublin now one of top 5 transatlantic hubs in Europe

Read more: https://www.businessworld.ie/news-from-ireland/Dublin-now-one-of-top-5-transatlantic-hubs-in-Europe-564447.html

IAG CEO Willie Walsh reveals airline could be interested in buying C Series jets from Bombardier

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/british-airways-boss-walsh-reveals-airline-could-be-interested-in-buying-c-series-jets-from-bombardier-34767877.html

Irish transport minister lauds open aviation policy benefits

Read more: http://atwonline.com/iata-agm-2016/irish-transport-minister-lauds-open-aviation-policy-benefits

Night restrictions on Dublin Airport runway may be lifted

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/night-restrictions-on-dublin-airport-runway-may-be-lifted-1.2670591

Norwegian Air’s NAI awaits final approval of US rights. Credibility of US-EU open skies is at stake

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/norwegian-airs-nai-awaits-final-approval-of-us-rights-credibility-of-us-eu-open-skies-is-at-stake-2830014

Oliver’s work for Ryanair takes off

Read more: http://marketing.ie/olivers-work-for-ryanair-takes-off/

Tellus sets its sights on the West of Ireland

Read more: http://www.tellus.ie/tellus-sets-sights-west-ireland/

Transport Minister Shane Ross slams delays in Cork-Boston air route

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/transport-minister-shane-ross-slams-delays-in-cork-boston-air-route-402945.html

Travel Extra Sunday Supplement 5 June

Read more: https://travelextra.wordpress.com/2016/05/29/travel-extras-sunday-supplement-june-5-2016/ 

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

To be updated 

Tweets of the day:

@AlexInAir Qatar Airways CEO confirms they have cancelled first @Airbus #A320neo (walk away clause) due to the delay from Pratt and Whitney. #IATAAGM.

@cnegroni IAG’s Willie Walsh says @iata push for global #CO2 scheme @icao is “greatest achievement” #IATAAGM #climatechange #airline #greenleadership.

@LARA_StephanieT Walsh on pilot shortage: My license has expired so I can’t help out, but we haven’t seen challenges at IAG – not a European issue #IATAAGM.

@LARA_StephanieT Walsh: Technology exists today for neighbouring ATC networks to provide over-flight clearance (e.g through French airspace) #IATAAGM.

@Mark_J_Henry New aircraft, more sustainable fuels & carbon offset programmes are part of the solution to #ClimateChange says Alan Joyce @Qantas #IATAAGM.

@Mark_J_Henry Qatar Airways to soon start daily flights to Dublin & considering flights to Belfast. 

Today’s Video Picks:

IATA warns Nigeria could lose flight services over forex controls

https://youtu.be/JhFMsqBg7go

Interview with Alan Joyce, Qantas CEO

https://youtu.be/Bl-TAvpznyQ

Interview with Steven Kavanagh, CEO Aer Lingus

https://youtu.be/CT5rBwYA7H4

Interview with Willie Walsh, CEO of British Airways

https://youtu.be/yxOW3fcStfk

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