Published on September 2nd, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 02/09/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-FVA Boeing 737-4Q8 c/n 24706 Blue Panorama Delivered St Athan-Rome Fiumicino 31/08/16 ex G-CIPH.

EI-XLD Boeing 747-446 c/n 26360 Rossiya Airlines Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Tel Aviv 01/09/16 after paint prior delivery.

N910FD Boeing 757-236(SF) c/n 25054 FedEx Airtest from Lufthansa Technik hangar 31/08/16.

Global Aviation News:

Cameroon’s national carrier struggles to remain airborne

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Finnair expands network in Sweden by deepening cooperation with BRA

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Finnair’s scheduled traffic grows 65% in five years; surpasses one million monthly passengers; Iceland is next country market

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Former senior Qantas exec to run oneworld

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Landmark US commercial flight lands in Cuba

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London to New York market stable at just over four million annual pax; over 30 flights per day from seven carriers with Heathrow-JFK #1 choice

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Lufthansa, Air China Said to Finalize Venture This Month

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Nigeria: High Cost of Aircraft Insurance, Maintenance Threaten Domestic Airlines

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Qatar Airways cancels more A320neos, warns of fiscal loss

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Qatar Airways and Emirates leave Etihad Airways behind in network growth race; US, Australia and UK are biggest country markets by ASKs

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Qatar Airways to place a large aircraft order soon, says chief executive

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Irish Aviation News:

Amateur drone users unable to get insurance in Ireland

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BA halves business-only flights from London City to NY via Shannon  

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Belfast International Airport welcomes Jet2 expansion

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Britain will end up looking stupid over Brexit, says Ryanair boss

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Irish passengers may have to pay to complain about airlines

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Norway’s Uber in the sky Norwegian Air International (NAI) is having problems in the U.S

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Quirky tow takes flight in Ireland  

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Ryanair CEO: Ireland “Should Tell EU to ‘Eff’ Off” Over Apple Ruling

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Ryanair launches London Summer 2017 schedule

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Ryanair CEO ‘Very Cautious’ on Profit Forecast as Fares Fall

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Ryanair CEO Says Big Drop in Winter Fares Could Affect Full-Year Guidance

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Ryanair to add 19 flights to Bulgaria next summer

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Ryanair Touts Need For Three New London Runways

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The business of travel: looking for new transatlantic links? Fly through Dublin

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Top hotel & travel execs protest delay in Irish carrier NAI permit approval

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Waypoint Leasing Places Helicopter on Lease to Grupo FAASA

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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:

@davidmurphyRTE Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary “we have seen a significant impact after Brexit”.

@grahamck63 First flight from @berlinairport to @BelfastAirport with @Ryanair very full.  #moregrowthmorejobs.

@JohnKerry 8/31/2016:The 1st US commercial flight to #Cuba since 1961, just over a year after raising the flag at US Embassy Havana. Another step fwd.

@StechAir Almost 60% of all aircraft in the world are narrow body aircraft.

@sundaybusiness  .@Ryanair says surge in demand for flights to #Spain #Portugal as demand for #Turkey slumps.

‏‏‏Today’s Videos Picks:

Aterrizaje en Santa Clara del histórico vuelo de JetBlue

Cuba is now easier to reach for U.S. citizens, airlines add 300 new flights per week

Interview with Aditya Ghosh • President and M.D. of Indigo Airlines

JetBlue Launches Historic Flight to Cuba

PHX Subcommittee Downtown, Aviation, Economy, Innovation – 8-31-16

Qatar Airways Travel Festival (29 August – 5 September 2016)


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