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Published on July 28th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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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

Read more: https://www.runwaygirlnetwork.com/2016/07/26/coach-confidential-flying-the-little-guy/

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

Read more: http://australianaviation.com.au/2016/07/fully-committed-etihad-to-participate-in-virgins-capital-raising/

Flybe called to account for ‘inferior’ island service

Read more:  http://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2016/07/23/flybe-called-to-account-for-inferior-island-service/#6QeX21Dyapq0A2G8.99

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

Read more: http://247wallst.com/aerospace-defense/2016/07/26/how-airbus-is-beating-boeing-to-a-middle-of-the-market-airplane/

Hundreds sacked at Turkish Airlines as post-coup purges continue

Read more: http://www.dw.com/en/hundreds-sacked-at-turkish-airlines-as-post-coup-purges-continue/a-19426632

JetBlue Eyes First Trans-Atlantic Flights With Airbus A321 Order

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-26/jetblue-places-3-6-billion-airbus-a321-jet-order-to-expand-mint

Is Ethiopia finally the next big thing in Africa travel?

Read more: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/07/25/travel/ethiopia-africa-travel-next-big-thing/

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

Read more: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160726005561/en/

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

Read more: http://www.dallasnews.com/business/headlines/20160718-next-round-of-southwest-delta-love-field-dispute-includes-federal-panel.ece

Riga Airport asserts its leading position in the Baltics 

Read more: http://www.traveldailynews.com/post/riga-airport-asserts-its-leading-position-in-the-baltics#sthash.LlBGUOq2.dpuf

Smaller aircraft to be key aviation battlefield

Read more: http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Trends/Smaller-aircraft-to-be-key-aviation-battlefield

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

Read more: https://digiday.com/brands/man-behind-surf-airs-can-fly-european-play/

This Airline Is Selling Seats for Its Flights on Airbnb

Read more: http://fortune.com/2016/07/26/airline-flights-airbnb/

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

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/30190

WestJet admits ‘teething pains’ on London Gatwick route

Read more: https://www.thestar.com/business/2016/07/26/westjet-admits-teething-pains-on-london-gatwick-route.html

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus charity cycle raises €10000

Read more: http://clareherald.com/2016/07/aer-lingus-charity-cycle-raises-e10000/

Avolon delivers one Boeing B787-9 to Hainan Airlines

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/30191

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

Read more: http://www.businesspost.ie/comment-analysts-say-best-is-yet-to-come-for-ryanair/

Cork Airport Launches Drone Awareness Campaign

Read more: http://www.corkairport.com/news/detail/2016/07/26/cork-airport-launches-drone-awareness-campaign

Eirtech Aviation Launches New Composites Training Programme

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/30199

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

Read more: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/exclusive-eu-to-seek-arb/2989354.html

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

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/most-of-shannon-airport-s-profits-wiped-out-by-2m-pension-payment-1.2735201

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

Read more: http://www.preferente.com/noticias-de-transportes/noticias-de-aerolineas/ryanair-aprovecha-los-problemas-de-vueling-y-air-europa-para-sacar-tajada-261375.html

Ryanair Might Step Up German Capacity Growth

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/ryanair-might-step-german-capacity-growth

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

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/30187

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Emirates Airlines 121st Boeing 777 visits Dublin Airport: http://bit.ly/29X2Ipg 

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 21 July 2016 : http://bit.ly/2a3SxwB

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 21-07-16: http://bit.ly/29OXTNv

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:

Arrival of Aer Lingus Boston flight into Ireland West – July 15th 2016

https://youtu.be/kyOv4MSnaHY

Cork Airport Global Startup Gathering 2016 Launch Video

https://youtu.be/Ccj5S6p597w

Dublin Airport Flight Connections

https://youtu.be/ZJ_309DOkwk

Dublin Airport Gateway USA

https://youtu.be/cd6pVE9sZL4

Dublin Airport 51st & Green

https://youtu.be/ALzCN5HJqrU

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