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Published on September 30th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 30/09/2016

Aircraft Update:

EC-JVE Airbus A319-111 c/n 2843 Vueling Airlines Ferried Shannon-Madrid 29/09/16 after paint into Iberia prior re-transfer. 

EI-FRZ Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44749 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 28/09/16.

EI-VKO Airbus A321-211 c/n 6678 Aeroflot Ferried Shannon-Kaunas 29/09/16 to become VP-BEA.

Global Aviation News:

Airlines warn that noise restrictions could damage the competitiveness of Frankfurt Airport

Read more: http://www.aircargonews.net/news/airports/single-view/news/airlines-warn-that-noise-restrictions-could-damage-the-competitiveness-of-frankfurt-airport.html

Austrian Airlines to expand fleet, launch premium economy class

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airframes/austrian-airlines-expand-fleet-launch-premium-economy-class

Australia’s Gold Coast Airport: AirAsia X and Hong Kong Airlines drive rapid international growth

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/australias-gold-coast-airport-airasia-x-and-hong-kong-airlines-drive-rapid-international-growth-303968

Boeing 787 delays coincided with spike in Airbus A330 leases

Read more: http://www.heraldnet.com/business/boeing-787-delays-coincided-with-spike-in-airbus-a330-leases/

Boeing Said Near Widebody Jet Sale to Qatar Air After F-15 Deal

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-29/boeing-said-near-widebody-jet-sale-to-qatar-air-after-f-15-deal

British Airways ditches free meals on short-haul flights for M&S food

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/sep/29/british-airways-marks-and-spencer-sandwiches-economy-short-haul-flights?CMP=fb_gu

Far-reaching restructuring of airberlin to deliver long-term growth

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/31023

German Giants Huddle Closer As LCCs Circle

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/mro/german-giants-huddle-closer-lccs-circle

Investor Benefits Of Good Airline Customer Service

Read more: http://seekingalpha.com/article/4009086-investor-benefits-good-airline-customer-service

Lufthansa’s Eurowings Gets Reboot With Air Berlin, Brussels Jets

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-09-29/lufthansa-s-eurowings-gets-reboot-with-air-berlin-brussels-jets

Lufthansa signs letter of intent on wet-lease collaboration between Eurowings and Air Berlin

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/31020

Monarch scrambles for time before flying licence deadline

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/sep/29/monarch-scrambles-for-time-ahead-of-flying-licence-deadline

Oman Air CEO outlines fleet, network and partnership plans

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/oman-air-ceo-outlines-fleet-network-and-partnership-plans-599051

SWISS finishes first phase of long haul fleet transition. New 777s driving growth, but yield suffers

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/swiss-concludes-first-phase-of-longhaul-fleet-transition-new-777s-driving-growth-but-yield-suffers-303493

Transavia adds new routes from Munich in S17

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/269127/transavia-adds-new-routes-from-munich-in-s17/

Virgin Australia realigns its airline partnership priorities on new long haul strategy: Part 2

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/virgin-australia-realigns-its-airline-partnership-priorities-on-new-long-haul-strategy-part-2-304209

WestJet at Gatwick: WestJet expands its long haul service despite competitor pressure

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/westjet-at-gatwick-westjet-expands-its-long-haul-service-despite-competitor-pressure-303836

Irish Aviation News:

Belfast International Airport records rising profits as Ryanair expands Belfast hub

Read more: http://www.irishnews.com/business/2016/09/28/news/ryanair-adds-barcelona-to-routes-served-from-belfast-712896/

Delta announces seasonal new route from Boston to Dublin

Read more: http://news.delta.com/delta-announces-new-routes-connect-new-york-jfk-boston-europe

Dublin should ‘play active role’ in the development of City of Derry Airport; Irish Senator

Read more: http://www.derrynow.com/news/dublin-should-play-active-role-in-the-development-of-city-of-derry-airport-irish-senator/119763

Dublin Airport Welcomes Delta Route Expansion

Read more: https://www.dublinairport.com/latest-news/detail/dublin-airport-welcomes-delta-route-expansion

EI-FTC Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair First Flight

Read more: http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.ie/2016/09/ei-ftc-b737-8as-ryanair-first-flight.html

Irish Aviation Students Association 2nd Annual Symposium, October 21st 

Read more: http://www.iasa.aero/

Qatar Airways to adopt Irish-backed Aireon’s tracking system

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/qatar-airways-to-adopt-irish-backed-aireon-s-tracking-system-1.2809258

Routes Europe bound for ‘outward looking’ Belfast in 2017

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/268867/routes-europe-bound-for-outward-looking-belfast-in-2017/

Ryanair expands Girona base operations in S17

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/269122/ryanair-expands-girona-base-operations-in-s17/

Transavia announces new route from Munich to Dublin for Summer 2017 [German]  

Read more: http://www.airportzentrale.de/transavia-fuehrt-mit-dem-sommerflugplan-2017-neue-strecken-ab-muenchen-ein/49426/

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 .@airberlin confirms it will shrink its fleet to 75 aircraft with a network focused around Berlin and Dusseldorf.

@e_russell .@AlaskaAir will begin once daily LAX-HAV flights with a 737-900ER on 5Jan17. Will offer one-stop service from its @SeaTacAirport base.

@NeilWillby  @MauriceHamilton @British_Airways like to promote themselves as a premium brand in reality they’re run by accountants as a budget airline.

@winglets747 LCCs will especially gain from proposal to reduce Tokyo Narita curfew by three hours from 23:00-06:00 to 01:00-05:00 (but not until 2019).

@winglets747 As Cathay Pacific tomorrow flies last 747 departure from Hong Kong, HK Express launches “Goodbye Jumbo” fare sale with discounts of 74.7%.

@winglets747  Mark your calendar, be in Hong Kong and hope for good weather: Cathay Pacific 747 will conduct fly past of Victoria Harbour on 8 October.

‏‏‏Today’s Videos Picks:

Aer Lingus at Bradley International Airpot

https://youtu.be/TcVQ7f4NY8U

Airlines take to social media to field complaints

https://youtu.be/2c72ht-4a4E

Data Comm Technology is Changing the Way We Fly

https://youtu.be/Q8lcXysjdRg

Emirates SkyPharma case study

https://youtu.be/-DY6OWQagzw

Global Aviation Festival Keynote Interviews – easyJet, Jetstar Group, Emirates and IAG

https://youtu.be/fcSTSHHJz9I

Introducing Etihad Cargo

https://youtu.be/aF6z2rZqXnc

The Beginning – Qatar Airways

https://youtu.be/mXsA7iquEmo

The Xtra makes the difference for the A350 XWB

https://youtu.be/N4sKeFBcFlE

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