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Published on September 21st, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 21/09/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-FSU Airbus A321-231 c/n 1843 CobaltAir Air Test at Woensdrecht 20/09/16 in full colours prior delivery to become 5B-.

VP-BES Airbus A321-231 c/n 6817 Aeroflot Air Test at Vilnius 20/09/16 ex EI-SVX.

5H-FJF Airbus A319-131 c/n 2308 Fastjet Ferried Dar es Salaam-Hurghada International-St Athan 20/09/16 on return to lessor.

Global Aviation News:

Airbus to Slim Down Management as Deliveries Come Under Pressure

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-19/airbus-to-slim-down-management-as-deliveries-come-under-pressure

Air Astana to outline plans for London IPO

Read more: http://www.cityam.com/249611/air-astana-outline-plans-london-ipo

Air travel shows signs of recovery as flights with Brazil take off

Read more: http://buenosairesherald.com/article/221754/air-travel-shows-signs-of-recovery-as-flights-with-brazil-take-off

Beyond Buzz: Airline Heads Discuss the Profits of Digital 

Read more: http://apex.aero/2016/09/19/airline-heads-discuss-profits-digital#sthash.k9AqWUKv.dpuf

Competition watchdog to question Blue Islands/Flybe franchise

Read more: http://www.itv.com/news/channel/update/2016-09-19/competition-watchdog-to-question-blue-islands-flybe-franchise/

Fastjet Drops Airbus Jets for Embraer While Planning HQ Move

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-19/fastjet-drops-airbus-jets-for-embraer-moves-hq-to-johannesburg

Fitch: Global Aircraft Leasing Growing on Low Rates, Rising Air Traffic

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/30863

Impact of Norwegian air passenger tax not yet discernible in airport passenger statistics; Oslo Gardermoen traffic up 4% in 2016

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/09/20/norwegian-air-tax-not-yet-impacting-local-passenger-demand/

IndiGo Continues Its Dominance In Aviation With 38% Market Share

Read more: http://www.bloombergquint.com/business/2016/09/19/indigo-continues-its-dominance-in-aviation-with-38-market-share

Istanbul Atatürk Airport breaks own flight record

Read more: http://www.dailysabah.com/money/2016/09/20/istanbul-ataturk-airport-breaks-own-flight-record

JetBlue Thinks Bigger Planes as It Considers Longer Flights

Read more: https://skift.com/2016/09/19/jetblue-thinks-bigger-planes-as-it-considers-longer-flights/

JetBlue to Burn Renewable Biofuel Mix on Some New York Flights

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-19/jetblue-to-burn-renewable-biofuel-mix-on-some-new-york-flights

LOT Polish Airlines: now restructured, and long haul focus is on 2020 growth. Partnerships critical

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/lot-polish-airlines-now-restructured-and-long-haul-focus-is-on-2020-growth-partnerships-critical-302346

Lufthansa’s Dance with the Devil

Read more: https://global.handelsblatt.com/edition/518/ressort/companies-markets/article/lufthansas-dance-with-the-devil

Ultra Low-Cost Carrier Spirit Airlines Contemplates Some Frills, Including Wi-Fi 

Read more: http://apex.aero/2016/09/13/ultra-low-cost-carrier-spirit-airlines-contemplates-some-frills-including-wifi#sthash.tpQUkfXQ.dpuf

Virgin America CEO: Moving to Dallas Love Field was ‘right decision’

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/virgin-america-ceo-moving-dallas-love-field-was-right-decision

Weak sterling helps China Airlines to expand in Europe

Read more: http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/AC/Weak-sterling-helps-China-Airlines-to-expand-in-Europe

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus to start year-round Dubrovnik flights 

Read more: http://www.exyuaviation.com/2016/09/aer-lingus-to-start-year-round.html

Aircraft lessors have a fair wind, but could see turbulence

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/aircraft-lessors-have-a-fair-wind-but-could-see-turbulence-35062677.html

Aero Inspection ready for the Airbus A350 XWB & Boeing 787

Read more: http://aii.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Aero-Inspection-ready-for-the-Airbus-A350-XWB-Boeing-787.pdf

Ascend Aero – Helicopter Newsletter 19 September 

Read more: http://www.ascendaero.com/2016/09/19/helicopter-newsletter-19-september/

IALPA Objection to Proposed Passenger Terminal Facility and Associated Development at Pier 4, Dublin Airport

Read more: https://www.lobbying.ie/return/8825/irish-air-line-pilots-association-ialpa

Irish government urged to look at operating flight from Derry to London

Read more: http://www.donegalnow.com/news/irish-government-urged-to-look-at-operating-flight-from-derry-to-london/118023

Irish Lufthansa Technik arm posts $43.7m profit from continuing business

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/irish-lufthansa-technik-arm-posts-437m-profit-from-continuing-business-35062670.html

Milestone for Shannon as sixth millionth passenger takes off

Read more: http://clareherald.com/2016/09/milestone-for-shannon-as-sixth-millionth-passenger-takes-off-60240/

Norwegian Air plans $69 transatlantic flights from Cork by March 2017

Read more: http://www.irishcentral.com/culture/travel/norwegian-air-plans-69-transatlantic-flights-from-cork-by-march-2017

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary slams NI Executive over tax

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-37415952

Ryanair ‘growing like gangbusters’ in north – despite Brexit concerns and APD

Read more: http://www.irishnews.com/business/businessnews/2016/09/20/news/ryanair-growing-like-gangbusters-in-north—despite-brexit-concerns-and-apd-702591/

Ryanair’s O’Leary may move Derry flights to Belfast unless passenger duty is cut

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/travel/ryanairs-oleary-may-move-derry-flights-to-belfast-unless-passenger-duty-is-cut-35064092.html

Selling Derry Airport to private sector ‘not an option,’ Chris Hazzard says

Read more: http://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2016/09/19/news/selling-derry-airport-to-private-sector-not-an-option-says-hazzard-701456/

Shane Ross seeks review of Dublin Airport runway concerns

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/shane-ross-seeks-review-of-dublin-airport-runway-concerns-1.2797502

Waterford Airport got €10m from State in last five years

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/waterford-airport-got-10m-from-state-in-last-five-years-1.2797319

Top 5 Insights for Airlines in 2017 by OpenJaw Tech CEO, Kieron Branagan 

Read more: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/top-5-insights-airlines-2017-kieron-branagan

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 19 September 2016: http://bit.ly/2d2hnvI

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 19-09-16: http://bit.ly/2chSniJ 

Tweets of the day:

@e_russell  .@Allegiant’s order for 12 A320s allows it to move forward the retirement of its MD-80 fleets by a year, says Bricker. #Boyd16RNO.

@e_russell “When Brazil recovers, I think we’ll look at [VCP] more closely,” says @united VP network Znotins. #VCP is Azul’s main hub. #Boyd16RNO.

@e_russell Condor has grown capacity by 125% to North America from 2013 to 2017, says VP Johnson. #Boyd16RNO.

@e_russell “We’re watching that,” adds @JetBlue’s Clark on the possibility of NYC-Europe routes. Option to convert 30 A321neos to LR variant #Boyd16RNO.

@e_russell  “Something like NYC-London would fit perfectly with our strategy in New York, with what we’re doing today,” says @JetBlue’s Clark #Boyd16RNO.

@newsmulg Michael O’Leary says he believes APD will eventually be cut in NI @Ryanair.

@JP_Biz Michael O’Leary not enthusiastic about BBD CSeries: ‘too small…180/190 seats is sweetspot for short haul’.

@julianoneill .@DUPleader defends United NY-Belfast £aid. “Critical” for FDI. In respose to concern within DfE said: “Officials advise. Politicans decide”.

‏‏‏Today’s Videos Picks:

Doug Parker – 2016 Civilian Aviation Industry Summit

https://youtu.be/sJwN4fhVBK0

Holly Hegeman – 2016 Civilian Aviation Industry Summit

https://youtu.be/81F8yPXHKj4

Introducing Google Trips

https://youtu.be/ign2GmVEflw

Nick Calio – 2016 Civilian Aviation Industry Summit

https://youtu.be/QpbqxrK9Z-k

2017 Irish Tourism Industry Awards launched by Minister Shane Ross

https://youtu.be/GcMwUESa5ng

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