Published on August 26th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 26/08/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-RUR Boeing 737-8MC c/n 44435 SB Leasing Ireland Ferried Teruel Airport-Kaunas International 24/08/16 in Transaero Airlines colours.

TC-JYP Boeing 737-9F2ER c/n Turkish Airlines In service Istanbul-Dublin-Istanbul 19/08/16, back in standard colours.

Global Aviation News:

Batik Air to serve Australia as second Lion Group airline: flying A321neos from Bali

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Cathay Pacific, high cost and pilot-constrained, promotes regional unit Dragonair to reduce costs

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Data May Be Fueling the Airline Industry’s Renaissance

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EgyptAir losses total USD14bn since Jan-2011

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Eurowings’ long-haul operations must reduce instability

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In A Long-Running Debate Over Frequency vs. Size Airbus Chooses Wrong Once Again

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Marketing to Chinese outbound tourists – towards normalization

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Papua New Guinea’s PNG Air: fleet renewal to drive domestic growth and international resumption

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Ras Al Khaimah on the rise for international destination seekers

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Rolls-Royce Engine Corrosion Spurs ANA to Check Dreamliners

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Southwest Labor Acrimony Threatens Fun-Loving Family Culture

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Thailand’s NokScoot plans ambitious expansion with seven more 777s and complete focus on China

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The Rise Of The “Bizcation”

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The Weather Isn’t the Biggest Cause of U.S. Flight Delays

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The Workhorse of the Skies Is Being Put Out to Pasture

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United Airlines begins to show signs of improvement and stability: customer service and operational

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Irish Aviation News:

Belfast International Airport adopts new low visibility landing system

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Etihad return to single daily from Dublin for 2016 and 2017

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Investors try to keep Rygge airport open as Ryanair pullout looms 

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Ryanair carried more international passengers than any other airline last year

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Ryanair claims ‘world’s favourite airline’ status on back of Iata figures

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Turin Caselle Airport Italy contends as hub for new Ryanair operation

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Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 22 August 2016: 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 22-08-16: 

‘Nancy Corrigan – Sky Blazer’ to be screened at Chagrin Documentary Film Festival:

Tweets of the day:

@ghimlay .@LATAMAirlines plans seasonal SCL-MCO service from Jan-Mar, with 787s.

@hharteveldt A7: I blv we’ll see less premium #travel in 2017 due to slowing economy. Prem Economy cushions the fall #ConcurChat.

@jonostrower Singapore has 19 A380s in their fleet. What happens to those aircraft after they leave SIA will determine if the superjumbo survives.

@loungebuddy @Concur A8: We’ve seen many companies incentivizing their travelers to take Prem Economy over Bus/First with rise of @Rocketrip. #ConcurChat.

@MsAdventurous @Concur Q9. Early adopters find and spread the word about the best travel apps, like @TripIt, @Airbnb, @WingzTeam #ConcurChat.

‏‏Today’s Videos Picks:

Alaska Airlines UPRT Program

Applying Pilot Models for Safer Aircraft – Project A-PiMod

Aviation This Week: Ghana’s New Aviation Policy Attracting Airlines Away From Nigeria

Be more like Cyril. Fly Liverpool to New York, via Dublin, with Aer Lingus!

Jesse Luck of Southwest Airlines talks about their use of Alteryx

The Boeing KC-46A Tanker: Refuels Military Aircraft Using 3D


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