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Published on August 5th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 05/08/2016

Aircraft Update:

D-ABCV Airbus A321-211 c/n 7260 Air Berlin Delivered Hamburg Finkenwerder-Berlin Schönefeld 04/08/16 for interim storage.

F-WTBA ATR72-212A(500) c/n 1069 GECAS Ferried Montpellier-Shannon-Sønderborg 03/08/16 in flyMe Villa Air colours.

Global Aviation News:

Airline investors: please fasten your seatbelts

Read more: http://www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver/2016/08/airline-investors-please-fasten-your-seatbelts

AirAsia CEO: ‘We Need to Get Our Ass Kicked’

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-04/airasia-ceo-we-need-to-get-our-ass-kicked

AirAsia in talks to buy Airbus’ engineering firm

Read more: http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/highlight/2016/08/04/airasia-in-talks-to-buy-airbus-engineering-firm/

ANALYSIS: International Airlines and Airports in China

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/268112/analysis-international-airlines-and-airports-in-china/

British Airways completes Boeing 747 Cabin Refresh

Read more: http://www.adsadvance.co.uk/british-airways-completes-boeing-747-cabin-refresh.html

Discount airline deserves a break

Read more: http://www.therecord.com/opinion-story/6794511-discount-airline-deserves-a-break/

Emirates 777 sent flight data after crash landing

Read more: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/emirates-777-sent-flight-data-after-crash-landing-428189/

Ethiopian Airlines to deploy Airbus A350 XWB on London Heathrow route

Read more: http://www.stattimes.com/index.php/aviation-ethiopian-airlines-to-deploy-airbus-a350-xwb-on-london-heathrow-route/

HNA Completes Investment in Azul with a US$450 Million Strategic Investment by Hainan Airlines in Azul for 23.7% Economic Stake and Become the Single Largest Shareholder

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/30334

Jet2.com: growth mainly in Spain and Manchester. Overcapacity an issue, and competition strong

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/jet2com-growth-mainly-in-spain-and-manchester-overcapacity-an-issue-and-competition-strong-295149

Jetstar Group: over 20m fares sold in 2015 for less than USD76, ‘we’re enabling people to travel’

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/jetstar-group-over-20m-fares-sold-in-2015-for-less-than-usd76-were-enabling-people-to-travel-582416

How Heathrow Airport learned to apply tech innovation

Read more: http://diginomica.com/2016/08/03/how-heathrow-airport-learned-to-apply-tech-innovation/

International Business Travel to the U.S. Grew Faster Than Leisure Travel in 2015

Read more: https://skift.com/2016/08/03/international-business-travel-to-the-u-s-grew-faster-than-leisure-travel-in-2015/

Malaysia Airlines profitability: tracking ahead of target, but challenges remain ahead of 2019 IPO

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/malaysia-airlines-profitability-tracking-ahead-of-target-but-challenges-remain-ahead-of-2019-ipo-295343

NewLeaf begins serving 11 Canadian airports; will face competition from WestJet on four routes; bases at Hamilton, Kelowna and Winnipeg

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/08/01/newleaf-begins-serving-11-canadian-airports/

Norwegian ASKs up almost 20% this summer; LCC’s growth is focussed on UK, Spain and transatlantic routes; Paris CDG latest airport to benefit

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/08/03/norwegian-asks-up-almost-20-this-summer/

Qantas to fly first Boeing 787 in October 2017

Read more: http://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-to-fly-first-boeing-787-in-october-2017

WestJet’s positive unit revenue trend. 2016 still challenging for airlines, but investors encouraged

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/westjets-positive-unit-revenue-trend-2016-still-challenging-for-airlines-but-investors-encouraged-294850

Irish Aviation News:

AerCap Holdings: The Market Is Worried About Brexit, But I Am Not

Read more: http://seekingalpha.com/article/3995053-aercap-holdings-market-worried-brexit

Avolon delivers one Airbus A321-200 to Air Berlin

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/30346

Avolon delivers one A320-200 to PT Batik

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/30347

Blog: Could these two planes help Ryanair and Aer Lingus to soar?

Read more: http://www.businesspost.ie/blog-could-these-two-planes-help-ryanair-and-aer-lingus-to-soar/

Canadian Ambassador Accepts Invite To Visit Shannon Airport

Read more: http://www.clare.fm/news/canadian-ambassador-accepts-invite-visit-shannon-airport

Contrasting labour at Spirit and Ryanair

Read more: http://mro-network.com/opinion/2016/08/contrasting-labour-spirit-and-ryanair/13761

GE Capital Aviation Services Announces $280 million Senior Debt Financing Agreement with Aerolíneas Argentinas

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/30330

Ireland was one of strongest International Business Travel markets to United States in 2015

Read more: https://skift.com/2016/08/03/international-business-travel-to-the-u-s-grew-faster-than-leisure-travel-in-2015/

Ryanair flying high to mark special Leeds Bradford Airport milestone

Read more: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/ryanair-flying-high-to-mark-special-leeds-bradford-airport-milestone-1-8049049

Ryanair is cutting flights from both Sweden and Finland

Read more: http://nordic.businessinsider.com/ryanair-cuts-london-routes-2016-8/

Ryanair slashes London routes from Gothenburg

Read more: http://www.thelocal.se/20160804/ryanair-slashes-routes-from-gothenburg

10 of the most Knock Airport things that have ever happened

Read more: http://www.dailyedge.ie/most-knock-airport-things-to-ever-happen-2907562-Aug2016/

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:

@angelygrecia AirAsia X: The DNA of any airline is its network. ASEAN is key! (Head of Commercial, Arik De) #capasummit.

@AvWeekScho Unit cost gap between full-service carriers and LCCs is greater in Asia than any other region, says @p_harbison at #capasummit.

@ivibz  54% of Australians hold passports compared to 2.6% Chinese and 6% Indians – two biggest economies. #capasummit.

@torbjorngk Shelley Roberts: Tripling of the bilateral with China. More destinations – direct vs hubs gives a 200% stimulation effect!#CAPASummit.

@WebInTravel Visas are the new battleground for #inbound #tourism – destinations trying new things eg USA, Singapore #capasummit.

@WebInTravel Sweet spot for intermediaries – only 10pc of airline #ancillaries sold through third parties #capasummit.

‏Today’s Videos Picks:

A Quick Look at Boeing’s Founders Day Weekend

https://youtu.be/VsSRx1dM_bA

Farnborough Airshow 2016: A380 flight demo in 360 degrees

https://youtu.be/LDDLi-AAVXw

Introducing the Phenom 100 EV by Embraer

https://youtu.be/uydPkWxMzwM

Norwegian Air International At Cork Airport – The Facts

https://youtu.be/yq_HoQwnJR8

Statement on EK521 | Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum | English

https://youtu.be/4beG6JQ4NFI

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