Published on June 14th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 14/06/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-FSK ATR72-212A(600) c/n 1326 Stobart Air for delivery Toulouse-Dublin 14/06/16 ex F-WWEI.

N7877H Boeing 737-7Q8 c/n 29359 Southwest Airlines Delivered Paine Field-Phoneix 10/06/16 ex EI-ETX.

Global Aviation News:

Air France-KLM Vs. Lufthansa: This One Has An Obvious Winner

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Cheap oil is forcing a luxury airline to make a major change

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Emirates’ dnata moves into Asian travel market with stake in Destination Asia Group

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GoAir may become first Indian budget airline to take wings to Europe 

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Pilots aim to join the profit party; Hawaiian Airlines in tough pilot talks as profits improve

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Pratt Boss Says New Engine Meets Benchmarks for Airbus Planes

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SAS profits slump despite cheap fuel costs

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The Long Road- Alex Cruz, Chairman/CEO, British Airways

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Virgin Atlantic Says Brexit to Demote London; May Move Jets

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Virgin Australia’s Drunken Suitor

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Why It’s Getting Easier to Sleep on Planes

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WOW air: the fast-growing Icelandic LCC starts new widebody services to US West Coast

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Irish Aviation News:

Ascend Aero Helicopter Newsletter 13 June 

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Ascend Aero IFE Newsletter 13 June

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9 Aviation Events starting week of June 20 on Ascend Aero’s Complete Guide to Aerospace Conferences & Events  

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Bombardier’s financial woes mount in Belfast as Stormont rejects manufacturing strategy

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Decade of profits at Bombardier’s Belfast business wiped out amid one of its ‘worst ever periods’

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Eirtech Aviation announces launch of new of a dedicated Composites Division

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Organisers confident €56m American football game will go ahead despite sanctioning row

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Outgoing Shannon boss says airport has delivered

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Shannon Airport Independence Led To Creation Of Over 1000 Jobs

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Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

To be updated 14/06/16 

Tweets of the day:

@airportscouncil Biffle: We are looking to double the size of @FlyFrontier within the next 5 years – #JumpStart16.

@e_russell “We’re right at Spirit’s costs,” says @FlyFrontier chief Biffle. CASM ex-fuel was 5.86 cents in 2015. A long sought goal. #Jumpstart16.

@e_russell .@FlyFrontier carries few biz pax, says chief Biffle. Pax breaks down to 54% VFR and 37% on holiday, only 9% biz. #JumpStart16.

@e_russell It took @SouthwestAir ~20yrs (to the 1990s) for them to become a mainstream low-fare carrier, says F9 CEO Biffle. #JumpStart16.

@JustinMeyerKC “Our competitors may match our fares, and that’s cute, but we will still make money.” Frontier Airlines CEO Barry Biffle #Jumpstart16.

Today’s Video Picks:

B-52s Arriving At RAF Fairford

CityJet Sukhoi SSJ100 | Rare Visit! Isle of Man Airport

First Flyers Club: Delta’s New Airbus A321

United – Introducing Polaris International Business Class

You’ll Never Beat The Irish | Ryanair

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