Published on October 21st, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 21/10/2016
EI-EFS Boeing 737-8AS c/n 3021 Ryanair Ferried Glasgow Prestwick-Dublin 20/10/16 in basic colours on return to lessor SMBC Aviation.
Global Aviation News:
Air New Zealand defends Australia-USA transit market as Qantas plans further USA growth with 787-9s
Air New Zealand sells out of Virgin Australia
American airlines can no longer ignore cheap European rivals on transatlantic routes
Avianca Brasil Sued Over Missed Payments on Leased Jetliner
Chinese long haul secondary city air routes: BA’s Chengdu exit does not reflect the broader market
DOT’s new “competition” rules for US airlines have nothing to do with competition
Hawaiian Airlines: cost creep casts a slight shadow over a favourable PRASM performance
IATA predicts eastward shift in global operations as China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam rise
Iberia to Offer New Premium Economy Class on 37 of its Long-haul Aircraft
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/31326
JetBlue wants to fly to Europe — but it’s concerned the US government may be hurting its chances
LCCs in Latin America: Peru’s rise as an economic star could draw attention from potential operators
Lufthansa Increases 2016 Forecast on Premium-Class Bookings
Mexican ULCC Volaris makes a pivot in its transborder strategy – into more contested markets
New report finds flight disruption costs travel industry $60bn annually
Norwegian Air sees faster 2017 capacity growth
Surf Air Europe poised for November take-off
TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Virgin Atlantic’s Little Red
Unloved A380 Gets Lifeline With Plan for 700-Seat Hajj Carrier
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus and SunExpress are both evaluating which maintenance tasks can be moved from C checks to line maintenance to decrease aircraft downtime
A Taste of Emirates and the World’s Largest Kitchen Lands in Dublin for One Night Only
FLY Leasing Extends 2012 Term Loan
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/31323
GE Capital Aviation Services Delivers First Airbus A320neo to Brazil’s Azul
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/31336
IAA Receives NISO Awards
Minister Ross welcomes IAA preparations for new role as airport noise regulator in Ireland
New TV series explores the story of Knock airport
Northern Ireland politicians’ letter backs Heathrow expansion
Ryanair forecasting 40% market share
Ryanair Goes Digital
Ryanair opens maintenance hangar at Milan Bergamo Airport
Ryanair opens throttles in post-Brexit battle of low-cost carriers
Ryanair profit warning heralds perfect storm for tourism as sterling slumps
Stobart Group preps Aer Lingus Regional operator for imminent sale to CityJet
Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 17 October 2016: http://bit.ly/2dHZ92M
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 17 October 2016: http://bit.ly/2dVhmLM
Tweets of the day:
@AvWeekJames Southwest exploring alternative approahces in the engine aftermarket. Also exploring new possibilities in MRO market. #MROE.
@AvWeekJames Southwest engine spend will be $4bn over next decade.. “A staggering figure even for an airline of our size”, says Amanda Gower. #MROE.
@AvWeekJames Southwest has 85 737 classic aircraft left in its fleet. All to be retired by end of 2017. #MROE.
@news_LARA Gower: We weren’t nimble on exit plan for our classic a/c – which will retire in Sept 2017 – we made significant changes four times #MROE.
@news_LARA Amanda Gower @SouthwestAir: We enjoy risk transfer/comfort of being with OEM, which improves performance of engines in the early years #MROE.
@MROTweetUp “The best hedge for an operator against a rise in fuel prices is to have a new aircraft” @AviationWeek Brian Kough #MROE #avgeek.
@ShaunaBurnsm Arabic Conference @MethodyBelfast “50% of business class seats are made in NI” Noel Thompson @InvestNI @NICILT @QABelfast @edeld.
Today’s Videos Picks:
Airlines opposed planned fee hike at Taoyuan Airport, but travelers seem willing to accept the costs
Aviation Sector Reforms: Airline Operator Asks Govt. To Support Industry
Aviation This Week: 4 Nigerian Airlines Make IOSA Certification, Check Them Out
CAAS Aviation Conversations – Ed Sims, CEO of Airways NZ, Chair of CANSO
Norwegian CEO Weighs Impact From Brexit and U.S. Election
Obama Eyes Airlines
Ryanair cuts profits forecast in turbulent sector