Published on September 27th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 27/09/2016

Aircraft Update:
LN-RCY  Boeing 737-883 c/n 28324 SAS Airlines Departed Lufthansa Technik hangar 23/09/16 arrived 09/09/16.
Global Aviation News:
Air Berlin said to weigh massive downsizing
Ailing Air Berlin Said Close to Getting Lifeline From Lufthansa
Boeing 777X First Jet to Give Pilots Data With Finger Swipe
Cathay Pacific prepares to bid farewell to its iconic Boeing 747
Chile’s domestic airline market stable as Sky Airline tests the LCC model – and Paravai plans entry
Comparable Europe, US on-time performances hide ATM differences
Emirates flying the flag for Manchester and its airport
LCC Volotea Part 2: in a competitive space positioned between regional airlines and LCCs
Lufthansa shelves bond as investors say “no” to tight price
Monarch Airlines denies it is about to go bust
Palma de Mallorca Airport: new Eurowings base in price-sensitive market; capacity is accelerating
Thai VietJet Air Part 2: international expansion will be challenging for VietJet’s new JV
Volotea Part 1: Spanish LCC, growing at ~40% pa – focussed on domestic Italy & France
Where the A380 flies: Japan and intra-Asia routes decline while Australia & Middle East grow
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus Takes Bradley Trans-Atlantic Again
A380 is great for haj and umrah market, says MAS CEO Peter Bellview
Bradley International Airport preps for Aer Lingus service to Dublin, hopes for more flights
City is boosted by £97m from conferences and tourists
Dublin Airport Wins Global Aviation Industry Award
Frankfurt Hahn CEO predicts Ryanair move to Frankfurt Main [German] 
Ireland seeks more Gulf visitors in post-Brexit Asia focus
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley travels to United Kingdom, Ireland
Kuwait Airways to increase flights through Shannon to JFK
Russian bombers entered Irish-controlled airspace
Taoiseach requests Obama’s help in bitter row over transatlantic flights from Cork
Why would Ryanair halt their profitable Derry to London flight?
8 Aviation Events starting week of 3 October on Ascend Aero’s Complete Guide to Aerospace Conferences & Events 
Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 19 September 2016:
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 19-09-16:
Tweets of the day:
@AviationAnalyti €16 est profit per seat Q3 on ex German #LCC Competition intensifying   #WorldRoutes #aviationnews.
@DubaiAirports Dubai International, the world’s superjumbo hub, will soon have 47 #A380 gates – more than any other airport on the planet. #avgeek.
@e_russell  #ORD route a “no brainer” for Oslo, doesn’t say if Norwegian or SAS wud operate, via @Oliver__Clark.
@FHavg ROUTES: Dallas/FW airport sees Oneworld as integral to growth strategy.
@jonostrower  Starting in October I’m joining @CNN as the network’s new Aviation Editor. Staying put in Jet City & very excited about this next adventure!.
@NiallGibbons Very good meeting with Etihad CEO, Peter Baumgartner, to discuss opportunities for growing Irish tourism.
@SpaethFlies Headline in German media: #AirBerlin going to be halved in size, parts going to #TUIfly #Eurowings, 70 aircraft remaining.
‏‏‏Today’s Videos Picks:
EI-FWB Sukhoi SuperJet 100 at Southend 21- 9 -16
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce: We have hedging strategies to smooth out volatility
See how‘s new Boeing 737-800 was built
Skydive from DH 84 Dragon
SSJ100: Fly More with CityJet


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