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Published on September 2nd, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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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

Read more: http://www.africareview.com/special-reports/Cameroon-only-airline-Camair-Co-struggles-to-remain-airborne-/979182-3364250-dnx51z/

Finnair expands network in Sweden by deepening cooperation with BRA

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/30631

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

Read  more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/08/31/finnairs-scheduled-traffic-grows-65-percent-in-five-years/

Former senior Qantas exec to run oneworld

Read more: http://australianaviation.com.au/2016/09/former-senior-qantas-exec-to-run-oneworld/

Landmark US commercial flight lands in Cuba

Read more: http://www.wvtm13.com/politics/urgent-jetblue-flight-lands-in-cuba/41451448

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

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/08/31/london-to-new-york-market-analysed/

Lufthansa, Air China Said to Finalize Venture This Month

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-01/lufthansa-air-china-said-to-finalize-venture-this-month-isjvsgzq

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

Read more: http://allafrica.com/stories/201608310530.html

Qatar Airways cancels more A320neos, warns of fiscal loss

Read more: http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/qatar-airways-cancels-more-a320neos-warns-of-fiscal-loss-1.1888542

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

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/08/24/qatar-airways-emirates-leaving-etihad-airways-behind-network-expansion-race-us-australia-uk-biggest-country-markets-asks/

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

Read more: http://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/qatar-airways-to-place-a-large-aircraft-order-soon-says-chief-executive

Irish Aviation News:

Amateur drone users unable to get insurance in Ireland

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/amateur-drone-users-unable-to-get-insurance-in-ireland-1.2774310

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

Read more: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/16ac69bc-6f97-11e6-a0c9-1365ce54b926.html#axzz4IzFyN0wu

Belfast International Airport welcomes Jet2 expansion

Read more: http://www.belfastairport.com/blog-news/2016/august/airport-welcomes-jet2-expansion

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

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/aug/31/britain-will-end-up-looking-stupid-over-brexit-says-ryanair-boss-michael-oleary

Irish passengers may have to pay to complain about airlines

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/irish-passengers-may-have-to-pay-to-complain-about-airlines-1.2774790

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

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-08-31/let-norway-s-uber-of-the-skies-fly-freely-in-the-u-s

Quirky tow takes flight in Ireland  

Read more: http://www.maritimejournal.com/news101/tugs,-towing-and-salvage/quirky-tow-takes-flight-in-ireland

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

Read more: http://fortune.com/2016/08/31/ryanair-ceo-ireland-apple-tax-eu/

Ryanair launches London Summer 2017 schedule

Read more: http://www.traveldailynews.com/post/ryanair-launches-london-summer-2017-schedule

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

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-31/ryanair-ceo-very-cautious-on-profit-forecast-amid-fare-drop

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

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/ryanair-ceo-says-big-drop-in-winter-fares-could-affect-full-year-guidance-1472643877

Ryanair to add 19 flights to Bulgaria next summer

Read more: https://seenews.com/news/ryanair-to-add-19-flights-to-bulgaria-next-summer-538383

Ryanair Touts Need For Three New London Runways

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/ryanair-touts-need-three-new-london-runways

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

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/aer-lingus-flights-dublin-hartford-connecticut-newark-new-york-business-class-travel-a7210891.html

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

Read more: http://atwonline.com/open-skies/top-hotel-travel-execs-protest-delay-nai-permit-approval

Waypoint Leasing Places Helicopter on Lease to Grupo FAASA

Read more: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160829005664/en/Waypoint-Leasing-Places-Helicopter-Lease-Grupo-FAASA

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 22 August 2016: http://bit.ly/2bc3auw 

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 29 August 2016: http://bit.ly/2c4QdVd 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 22-08-16: http://bit.ly/2bcdgeC 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 29-08-16: http://bit.ly/2bRkR5z 

‘Nancy Corrigan – Sky Blazer’ to be screened at Chagrin Documentary Film Festival: http://bit.ly/2bIR7GJ

Waypoint’s Lease deal paves entry into Canadian HEMS Market: http://bit.ly/2bxU4dt 

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

https://youtu.be/bT27IGITpjk

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

https://youtu.be/UcpedHTbsC8

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

https://youtu.be/-TOFbiM5Erk

JetBlue Launches Historic Flight to Cuba

https://youtu.be/dLY9JYKdQKg

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

https://youtu.be/AOZuRGQgsmA

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

https://youtu.be/1xsyiIKARsw

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