Published on June 15th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 15/06/2016

Aircraft Update:

HZ-AQD Airbus A330-343 c/n 1141 Saudi Arabian Airlines Ferried Jeddah-Dublin 14/06/16 for Dublin Aerospace.

Global Aviation News:

Air France Pilots Plan to Step Up Pressure With More Walkouts

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AirAsia – KLIA2 Is LCCT2

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All 7 AirAsia affiliates improve in 1Q2016: Southeast Asian airlines’ profits increase 50%

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German seat capacity up 8% this summer; Berlin Schönefeld, Cologne Bonn and Memmingen growing fast in 2016 thanks to LCCs

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Jin Air expanding and receiving greater recognition from parent Korean Air. Maybe Australia next

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Lufthansa Monitors Nigeria as Country Owes $600 Million in Fares

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Qantas May Be Target for Chinese Airlines, Credit Suisse Says

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State of the Industry “A New Air Service Paradigm” Remarks by ACI-NA, President & CEO, Kevin M. Burke

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United Airlines works to start anew as its rivals work to widen their competitive advantages

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Virgin Atlantic Airways focussing ever more on US flights; many non-US routes dropped, as well as domestic Little Red operations

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30-Second Interview, Alexander Schroll, CEO of Castellon Airport

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Irish Aviation News:

Airport’s customer Wi-fi takes off with BT

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Amazon in talks with aviation authority as race to deliver by drone moves up a gear

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AWAS delivers to VietJet additional new A320 passenger aircraft on lease

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Bombardier C Series jets ‘could fly to the US and Middle East’ from Belfast City Airport

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Claddagh Aircraft Maintenance receives Part M subpart F and G approval

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Dublin Aerospace Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitter (MAMF) Apprenticeship Information

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More than 100,000 football fans from across Ireland to travel to Euros

Ryanair and IAG are picks of the bunch as European airline valuations become cheaper

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US government lawyer backs Norwegian Air claim

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

To be updated 15/06/16 

Tweets of the day:

@airportscouncil .@BoeingAirplanes’s Bowden: Low fare competition, lower fuel prices and a stable economy were major factors for gains – #JumpStart16.

@airportscouncil .@BoeingAirplanes’s Bowden: Steady growth continues with overall traffic and capacity up > 5 percent year over year – #JumpStart16.

@e_russell “We are interested [in Canada] but we’d need to figure out how to do it on a low-cost basis,” says @FlyFrontier CEO Biffle. #JumpStart16.

@JustinMeyerKC One third of the world’s in-service jet fleet is based in North America despite N America representing just 5% of world pop. #JumpStart16.

@PratteInSAT Jet fuel expected to be between $60-80 in the next four years #JumpStart16.

Today’s Video Picks:

Aengus Kelly Now 43pc of aircraft are leased

Aer Lingus Inflight Entertainment June/July 16

ICMA Annual Conference 2016: Keynote address, Neil Sorahan, Chief Financial Officer, Ryanair

Senator wants airlines to pay same fuel taxes as drivers

Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority announced plans to review airfares

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