Published on August 9th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 09/08/2016

Aircraft Update:

HA-FAX Boeing 737-476(F) c/n 24437 ASL Airlines Hungary overshot runway at Milan Bergamo 05/08/16 reported as written off.

9K-AMA Airbus A300B4-605R c/n 673 Kuwait Airways Ferried Kuwait City-Shannon-Stewart International-Roswell International 06/08/16 for part-out & scrap.

9M-XAA Airbus A330-301 c/n 54 AirAsia X Ferried Kula Lumpur-Kansai/International-Honolulu 07/08/16 on return to lessor Kahala Aviation Leasing ex N54AN/EI-SHN. 

Global Aviation News:

Air Canada: despite market weakness and its robust capacity growth, maintains a positive outlook

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AirAsia’s resilient Fernandes eyes China to chart new expansion

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Charleston’s airfares plummet 17.2% in 5 years

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Dubai International handles 40.5m passengers in first half

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Emirates goes all A380 to Manchester

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Low-cost flights from Canberra could inject $17 million into ACT economy

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Remove the differential in the passenger service charge at KLIA, KLIA2 – IATA

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Scoot eyes Gold Coast-Europe flights in 2017

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Spirit Airlines feels sting of Southwest’s discounting. First signs emerge of changing network mix

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Third Heathrow runway would push up air fares, say campaigners

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Irish Aviation News:

ALAFCO acquires portfolio of nine modern passenger aircraft from GECAS

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DAA refutes pilot union claims on planned T2 bus facility

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Dublin Airport seeks bids for new €320m runway

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‘I was with the Irish army in Lebanon, but setting up a drone business is the hardest thing I’ve done’

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RAF tornado jets could shoot down hijacked planes in Irish airspace in event of terror attack

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Ryanair expands Frankfurt Hahn service in W16

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Ryanair expands Liverpool W16 network

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Ryanair staff to climb to 18,500

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Senator and airport’s neighbours meet Ross

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3 Aviation Events starting week of 22 August on Ascend Aero’s Complete Guide to Aerospace Conferences & Events 

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Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

To Be Updated 10 August 

Tweets of the day:

@CAPA_Aviation .@BrisbaneAirport CEO/MD Julieanne Aloe says relationship with airlines is “profoundly about partnership” #CAPAsummit.

 ‏@CAPA_Aviation Concur: Business travellers are adopting mobile technology, however it is not replacing the web.Mobile access is a necessity now #capasummit.

@CAPA_Aviation .@Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce notes 2015 profit greater than Air NZ, Etihad, Virgin, SIA combined 💰#CAPAsummit.

@CAPA_Aviation .@QatarAirways notes only place the carrier is not growing is Australia ‘but not by lack of desire’ due to lack of air access #CAPAsummit.

@jacquiwalshe No longer supply chain – rather Eco system of equally digitally intelligent partners – Ed Sims @AirwaysNZ #capasummit.

@winglets747 It appears that in 2018 Cathay will retire 777-200 B-HNL: Line #1. First 777 ever to fly, was Boeing prototype until Cathay needed capacity.

‏‏Today’s Videos Picks:

Aer Lingus In-Flight Entertainment Aug/Sept 16

Constant Aviation | Citation X | Interior Refurbishment

Etihad Airways E-BOX In-flight Entertainment August 2016

IJW2016 – Paratroopers Reinforce Bonds

One of a kind WWII aircraft flies across Chicago skyline


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