Published on September 21st, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 21/09/2016
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
Air Astana to outline plans for London IPO
Air travel shows signs of recovery as flights with Brazil take off
Beyond Buzz: Airline Heads Discuss the Profits of Digital
Competition watchdog to question Blue Islands/Flybe franchise
Fastjet Drops Airbus Jets for Embraer While Planning HQ Move
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
IndiGo Continues Its Dominance In Aviation With 38% Market Share
Istanbul Atatürk Airport breaks own flight record
JetBlue Thinks Bigger Planes as It Considers Longer Flights
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
Lufthansa’s Dance with the Devil
Ultra Low-Cost Carrier Spirit Airlines Contemplates Some Frills, Including Wi-Fi
Virgin America CEO: Moving to Dallas Love Field was ‘right decision’
Weak sterling helps China Airlines to expand in Europe
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus to start year-round Dubrovnik flights
Aircraft lessors have a fair wind, but could see turbulence
Aero Inspection ready for the Airbus A350 XWB & Boeing 787
Ascend Aero – Helicopter Newsletter 19 September
IALPA Objection to Proposed Passenger Terminal Facility and Associated Development at Pier 4, Dublin Airport
Irish government urged to look at operating flight from Derry to London
Irish Lufthansa Technik arm posts $43.7m profit from continuing business
Milestone for Shannon as sixth millionth passenger takes off
Norwegian Air plans $69 transatlantic flights from Cork by March 2017
Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary slams NI Executive over tax
Ryanair ‘growing like gangbusters’ in north – despite Brexit concerns and APD
Ryanair’s O’Leary may move Derry flights to Belfast unless passenger duty is cut
Selling Derry Airport to private sector ‘not an option,’ Chris Hazzard says
Shane Ross seeks review of Dublin Airport runway concerns
Waterford Airport got €10m from State in last five years
Top 5 Insights for Airlines in 2017 by OpenJaw Tech CEO, 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”.
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