Published on August 31st, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 31/08/2016

Aircraft Update:

A7-AFM Airbus A330-202 c/n 616 Eurowings Ferried Dublin-Hamburg 27/08/16 after paint prior delivery to become D-AXGF.

N7849A Boeing 737-71B c/n 29367 Southwest Delivered Paine Field-Phoenix 24/08/16 ex 2-TBXL.

VP-BDQ Boeing 777-212 c/n 28529 Vim Avia Delivered Victorville-Las Vegas-Ulyanovsk Vostochny 24-25/08/16 for paint ex EI-FLD.

Global Aviation News:

Aeroflot 6th freedom Part 1: long haul growth emphasises Europe-Asia connections

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Air New Zealand FY2016: record profits. Growing competition means it is time to move upmarket

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AirAsia reports ‘strong and healthy demand’ in 2Q2016, remains ‘lowest cost airline in the world’

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Asia-Pacific passenger growth up 10.2% in July

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Avianca Holdings:under pressure in the region, but believes yield declines could stabilise in 2H2016

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Bombardier Inc’s CSeries showing ‘much higher’ reliability than competitors, Swiss Air Lines says

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Can Data Help Airlines Turn Industry Disruption to Their Advantage?

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Drone Pilots are Lining Up to Get Licensed by the U.S.

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Houston airports: efforts to weather oil sector downturn rewarded. International traffic grows

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Japan to cut airport fees to spur regional tourism

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Liberalising air travel delivered huge gains to consumers: Don’t let Brexit jeopardise this

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Qatar to introduce airport passenger tax from August 30

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South African Airways seeks $1.1b long-term funding

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Irish Aviation News:

Ascend Aero – Helicopter Newsletter 29 August 

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ASL Airlines Ireland names EI-STA Boeing 737-31S ‘Annalise Murphy’ 

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Belfast-Berlin ready for take-off

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‘Bóthar Ark’ to depart from Shannon for 25th anniversary airlift

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Hardships facing the North West’s airport go beyond consequences of leaving EU

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More than one flight breached night curfew at Belfast City Airport every day during May

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Revenue at Datalex rises as tech firm expands business

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Ryanair launches two new routes

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Sailing hero Annalise Murphy has airplane named after her

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The second Aer  Lingus A330-302 EI-FNH/F-WWKH has been reported at Toulouse in full colours 

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Tourism Ireland launches website aimed at Japanese tourists

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Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 22 August 2016: 

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 29 August 2016: 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 22-08-16:


Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 29-08-16: 

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

Waypoint’s Lease deal paves entry into Canadian HEMS Market: 

Tweets of the day:

@ClodaghLRice Ahead of @Ryanair’s first flight @belfastairport to Berlin @grahamck63 tells @BBCgmu exchange rates are helping Belfast compete with Dublin.

@DonalCroninIRL At #dfatconf16 discussing aviation and Ireland’s lead role – every 2 seconds an aircraft leased by an Irish leasing company takes off.

@Economy_NI  Economy Minister Simon Hamilton welcomes the new Ryanair route to Berlin as a huge boost for business and tourism.

@ghimlay .@swapapilots says agreement in principle reached w/ LUV will allow for limited codesharing/interline.

@JohnLStrickland .@McWhirterAlex UK-Oz market so competitive now & significant leisure (lower fare) component.  777 allows BA to keep toe in the water.

‏@JohnLStrickland .@McWhirterAlex BA had up to 3 deps/day LHR-OZ meaning in the region of 7-8 747’s were committed the market  Today 3 x 777 maintains 1 daily.

@justinbachman Scott Kirby gets $3.85M cash in his AA severance, plus lifetime travel privileges. #airlines.

‏‏‏Today’s Videos Picks:

Aero-TV: No Longer A Top Secret – One Aviation Unveils Project ‘Canada‘

Airlines Indebtedness to Aviation Agencies

Bombardier’s visit in Riga

Certificate in Aviation Leasing & Finance – Autumn 2016

IAG Cargo partners with ‘The Who’ for the bands 50th anniversay tour


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