Published on July 28th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley


Daily Aviation Brief – 28/07/2016

Aircraft Update:

A4O-BAA Boeing 737-81M c/n 60391 Oman Air Delivered Dublin-Muscat 27/07/16.

G-UMAR Boeing 737-548 c/n 24968 Opel Investments Ltd Ferried Băneasa Airport-Belgrade-Rotterdam-London Luton 22/07/16 ex UR-GBE/EI-CDC.

OO-SSS Airbus A319-111 c/n 2030 Brussels Airlines Delivered Ostrava-Brussels 27/07/16 ex OE-IEF.

Ryanair next 25 Boeing 737-800s for delivery are to be c/ns 44746 to 44770 & in order are to be EI-FRX, FRV, FRW, FRZ, FRY, FTA to FTP, FTR to FTT & FTV. Credit to NLSPOT 2016 Spotters List.

Global Aviation News:

Coach Confidential: Flying the little guy

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“Fully committed” – Etihad to participate in Virgin’s capital raising

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Flybe called to account for ‘inferior’ island service

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How Airbus Is Beating Boeing to a Middle-of-the-Market Airplane

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Hundreds sacked at Turkish Airlines as post-coup purges continue

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JetBlue Eyes First Trans-Atlantic Flights With Airbus A321 Order

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Is Ethiopia finally the next big thing in Africa travel?

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JetBlue to Further Expand Its Popular Mint Experience to Position Itself as the Transcontinental Airline of Choice and Grow Its West Coast Presence

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Next round of Southwest-Delta Love Field dispute includes federal panel

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Riga Airport asserts its leading position in the Baltics 

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Smaller aircraft to be key aviation battlefield

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The man behind Surf Air’s all-you-can-fly European play

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This Airline Is Selling Seats for Its Flights on Airbnb

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Virgin America Shareholders Vote To Approve Merger Agreement With Alaska Air Group, Inc.

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WestJet admits ‘teething pains’ on London Gatwick route

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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus charity cycle raises €10000

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Avolon delivers one Boeing B787-9 to Hainan Airlines

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Comment: Analysts say “best is yet to come” for Ryanair

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Cork Airport Launches Drone Awareness Campaign

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Eirtech Aviation Launches New Composites Training Programme

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EU to seek arbitration in dispute with United States over Norwegian Air – sources 

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Most of Shannon Airport’s profits wiped out by €2m pension payment

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Ryanair cash in on issues at Vueling and Air Europa [Spanish]

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Ryanair Might Step Up German Capacity Growth

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SMBC Aviation Capital delivers another Airbus A321 aircraft to Beijing Capital Airlines

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Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Emirates Airlines 121st Boeing 777 visits Dublin Airport: 

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 21 July 2016 :

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 21-07-16:

Tweets of the day:

@ghimlay .@JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes says failed bid for @VirginAmerica is “long and distant memory”, but analysts’ qns brought it back.

@ghimlay .@JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes says airline not trying to be “cute or clever” by disclosing interest in A321LR, wanted to be transparent.

‏@ghimlay JP Morgan downgrades @SouthwestAir to neutral, boosts @AlaskaAir to overweight.

@hharteveldt .@EtihadAirways CEO: “We don’t intend to be the biggest #airline. We intend to be best in class.”

@hharteveldt More than 260,000 pax have flown @EtihadAirways from @flyLAXairport since EY launched flights in 2014, says LAWA #airline.

@WandrMe .@JetBlue will lease  A321ceo to meet Cuba service start requirements. -Hayes $JBLU #PaxEx #AvGeek.

Today’s Videos Picks:

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