Published on October 12th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 12/10/2016

Aircraft Update:

F-WTBA ATR72-212A(600) c/n 1069 Azur Aviation Ferried Sønderborg Airport-Shannon 11/10/16 for paining into FMI Air colours.

N916FD Boeing 757-27B(F) c/n 24137 FedEx  departed Lufthansa Technik 07/10/16.

N919FD Boeing 757-23A(F) c/n 24636 FedEx to Lufthansa Technik 07/10/16.

SX-DVM Airbus A320-232 c/n 3439 Aegean Airlines departed  Lufthansa Technik 07/10/16.

Global Aviation News:

Airbus to cut A380 assembly rate to one aircraft per month from 2018

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American Airlines Limits Growth in Effort to Raise Fares

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Boeing, Atlas Air Announce Agreement for 767 Passenger to Freighter Conversions

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China Goes All Out to Become ‘Global Aviation Power’

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Emirates to launch daily service to Fort Lauderdale

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Europe’s Regionals Back on Track Ahead of ERA Assembly

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Fastjet’s Failure Is Missed Opportunity For African Air Transport

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Finnair increases frequencies to Tokyo and Hong Kong with the A350 for summer 2017

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How Catapult Innovation Creates An Inclusive Organization

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IAG is redesigning its plans to meet the challenges of Brexit [Spanish]

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Spirit Airlines: touting solid financial position, but investors stay laser-focused on unit revenue

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SWISS to fly Boeing 777s to Miami, San Francisco

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The American Way – Too many airline mergers? Blame politics

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Turkish Airlines defers 39 A321neo & 737 MAX deliveries

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Vueling closes bases, rolls out restructuring plan

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Wheels Up CEO: Make Private Aviation as Easy as Uber

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Irish Aviation News:

Air Traffic Up 5.7% in September

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Company report: Belfast International Airport Ltd

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Croatia Airlines to run Osijek – Dublin charters

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Development of destinations at Cork Airport

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Drones are a ‘game changer’ for search and rescue missions

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Fatal air crash: ‘James Bond’ plane was refused UK permit

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Government agreeable to using Irish ports and airports to control immigration to UK

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Massive Bóthar airlift takes off from Shannon Airport

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O’Leary set to speak at Mullingar networking event 

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Ryanair Holdings – Q2 results preview: business model continues to thrive; sterling slide an issue 

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Safety notices issued to Air Corps and Coast Guard

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Shannon flights cancelled over lack of aircraft

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Shannon Airport welcomes new SAS service to Stockholm

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Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner visits Dublin Airport: 

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 10 October 2016:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 10 October 2016: 

New ACI Europe Passenger data reveals Dublin Airport was Europe’s fastest growing major airport in August: 

Ryanair announces a record 76 new routes for Summer 2017:

Ryanair welcomes over 5 new aircraft into fleet in September: 

Volotea announces first Irish route from Verona to Cork Airport: 

Tweets of the day:

@Airlineroute Sabre timetable is currently listing 4th weekly flight for Air Canada rouge’s Vancouver – Dublin in S17, however this is unconfirmed. 

@CorkAirport  @deckie we’re working on it by adding @cityjet @flybe @volotea as well as @AerLingus @Ryanair scheduled services to the network @CorkAirport.

@e_russell Turkish defers deliveries of 92 A321neos and 75 737 Max jets,

@e_russell Possibly where Boeing found those 737 Max delivery slots for Qatar Airways? @misterjamieb.

@KevDoyle_Indo Liveline leading with an anti-Ryanair story just 24 hours after this story. Coincidence?.

@PamCameronMLA Another successful jobs fair by @BelfastAirport today, bringing 100 more jobs to South Antrim!.

@ShannonAirport The cooperation of @TourismIreland @NiallGibbons was a key factor in securing this new route for Shannon. Välkommen till Shannon, @SAS.

‏‏Today’s Videos Picks:

Asean officials further enhance their single aviation market

Dave Bryon – Keynote and After Dinner Speaker – Airline Speaker

Malaysia Airlines Bhd’s Group Chief Executive Peter Bellew says that it expects business in China to pick up in the coming months

Money Talks: An interview with Bilal Eksi on Turkey’s aviation.

Money Talks: An interview with Turkish Airlines chairmen Ilker Ayci

PSA Airlines New Hangar Ribbon Cutting

San Francisco Fleet Week Air Show

Southwest Airlines: Employees Michelle and Matthew Watch their Commercial


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