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Published on October 21st, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 21/10/2016

Aircraft Update:

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

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/air-new-zealand-defends-australia-usa-transit-market-as-qantas-plans-further-usa-growth-with-787-9s-307532

Air New Zealand sells out of Virgin Australia

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airline-financials/air-new-zealand-sells-out-virgin-australia

American airlines can no longer ignore cheap European rivals on transatlantic routes

Read more: http://www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver/2016/10/fjord-edge

Avianca Brasil Sued Over Missed Payments on Leased Jetliner

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-19/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

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/chinese-long-haul-secondary-city-air-routes-bas-chengdu-exit-does-not-reflect-the-broader-market-307855

DOT’s new “competition” rules for US airlines have nothing to do with competition

Read more: http://atwonline.com/blog/dot-s-new-competition-rules-us-airlines-have-nothing-do-competition

Hawaiian Airlines: cost creep casts a slight shadow over a favourable PRASM performance

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/hawaiian-airlines-cost-creep-casts-a-slight-shadow-over-a-favourable-prasm-performance-308222

IATA predicts eastward shift in global operations as China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam rise

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/269421/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

Read more: http://uk.businessinsider.com/r-update-1-jetblue-urges-speedy-resolution-to-norwegian-airs-us-dispute-2016-10

LCCs in Latin America: Peru’s rise as an economic star could draw attention from potential operators

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/lccs-in-latin-america-perus-rise-as-an-economic-star-could-draw-attention-from-potential-operators-307642

Lufthansa Increases 2016 Forecast on Premium-Class Bookings

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-20/lufthansa-raises-2016-profit-forecast-on-premium-class-bookings

Mexican ULCC Volaris makes a pivot in its transborder strategy – into more contested markets

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/mexican-ulcc-volaris-makes-a-pivot-in-its-transborder-strategy–into-more-contested-markets-308002

New report finds flight disruption costs travel industry $60bn annually

Read more: http://www.airport-technology.com/news/newsnew-report-finds-flight-disruption-costs-travel-industry-60bn-annually-5037578

Norwegian Air sees faster 2017 capacity growth

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/norwegian-air-sees-faster-2017-capacity-growth-1.2836691

Surf Air Europe poised for November take-off

Read more: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/surf-air-europe-poised-for-november-take-off-430523/

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Virgin Atlantic’s Little Red

Read more: http://airlinegeeks.com/2016/10/19/tbt-throwback-thursday-in-aviation-history-virgin-atlantics-little-red/

Unloved A380 Gets Lifeline With Plan for 700-Seat Hajj Carrier

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-19/mass-muslim-pilgrimage-to-boost-unloved-a380-under-malaysia-plan

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

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/mro-europe-2016/carriers-evaluating-maintenance-changes

A Taste of Emirates and the World’s Largest Kitchen Lands in Dublin for One Night Only

Read more: http://thetaste.ie/wp/a-taste-of-emirates-and-the-worlds-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

Read more: https://www.iaa.ie/news/2016/10/18/iaa-receives-niso-awards

Minister Ross welcomes IAA preparations for new role as airport noise regulator in Ireland

Read more: http://www.dttas.ie/press-releases/2016/minister-ross-welcomes-iaa-preparations-new-role-airport-noise-regulator-ireland

New TV series explores the story of Knock airport

Read more: http://www.con-telegraph.ie/news/roundup/articles/2016/10/20/4128768-new-tv-series-explores-the-story-of-knock-airport/

Northern Ireland politicians’ letter backs Heathrow expansion

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/northern-ireland-politicians-letter-backs-heathrow-expansion-35134822.html

Ryanair forecasting 40% market share

Read more: http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20161020/business-news/Ryanair-forecasting-40-market-share.628552

Ryanair Goes Digital

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/mro-europe-2016/ryanair-goes-digital

Ryanair opens maintenance hangar at Milan Bergamo Airport

Read more: https://www.aviationtribune.com/airlines/europe/ryanair-opens-maintenance-hangar-milan-bergamo-airport/

Ryanair opens throttles in post-Brexit battle of low-cost carriers

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/ryanair-opens-throttles-in-post-brexit-battle-of-low-cost-carriers-1.2835174

Ryanair profit warning heralds perfect storm for tourism as sterling slumps

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/ryanair-profit-warning-heralds-perfect-storm-for-tourism-as-sterling-slumps-35144183.html

Stobart Group preps Aer Lingus Regional operator for imminent sale to CityJet

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/stobart-group-preps-aer-lingus-regional-operator-for-imminent-sale-to-cityjet-35144960.html

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

https://youtu.be/M0gEKrYGfvo

Aviation Sector Reforms: Airline Operator Asks Govt. To Support Industry

https://youtu.be/zQmuPkipxik

Aviation This Week: 4 Nigerian Airlines Make IOSA Certification, Check Them Out

https://youtu.be/NguBN7RVW6s

CAAS Aviation Conversations – Ed Sims, CEO of Airways NZ, Chair of CANSO

https://youtu.be/T6sSnG3fig4

Norwegian CEO Weighs Impact From Brexit and U.S. Election

http://bloom.bg/2elbzjr 

Obama Eyes Airlines

https://youtu.be/wzbHQynOpFM

Ryanair cuts profits forecast in turbulent sector

https://youtu.be/GgtkrUUrXt4

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