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Published on October 26th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 26/10/2016

Aircraft Update:

N737GG B737-8AT/BBJ2 c/n 40118 Mid East Jet departed Atlantic Aviation Group 21/10/16.

OY-SRF Boeing 767-219F c/n  23327 Star Air to Atlantic Aviation Group 21/10/16.

OY-SRG Boeing 767-219F c/n 23328 Star Air departed Atlantic Aviation Group 21/10/16.  

SX-DVJ Airbus A320-232 c/n 3365 Aegean Airlines departed Lufthansa Technik 21/10/16. 

Global Aviation News:

Alaska Air Fends Off JetBlue Plea to U.S. for Prized Cuba Route

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-24/alaska-air-fends-off-jetblue-challenge-to-prized-havana-flight

Airlines Back Heathrow Runway Expansion — At the Right Price

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-25/airlines-back-heathrow-runway-expansion-at-the-right-price

Airlines need to fund pilot training

Read more: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/insight-from-aeroprofessional-airlines-need-to-fund-430434/

American Airlines leads the oneworld charge with 36% of alliance capacity; Dallas/Fort Worth is largest hub; LHR – HKG is #1 for ASKs

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/10/19/american-airlines-leads-the-oneworld-charge-with-36-of-alliance-capacity/

China Southern to add 20 787-9s in first phase of refleeting as it prepares long-term hub strategy

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/china-southern-to-add-20-787-9s-in-first-phase-of-re-fleeting-as-it-prepares-long-term-hub-strategy-308710

Delta Creates a Class Higher Than First Class

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-25/how-to-fly-even-higher-than-first-class

EasyJet has almost 40% of Geneva market; seven new routes launched in 2016; Fuerteventura, Inverness, Krakow and Munich new for W16/17

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/10/24/easyjet-has-almost-40-percent-of-geneva-market-in-2016/

EasyJet plans to operate from Heathrow

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/easyjet-plans-operate-heathrow

Would-Be London Hub on North Sea Steps Up Push to Lure Carriers

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-25/would-be-london-hub-on-north-sea-steps-up-push-to-lure-carriers

S7 Airlines Part 1: Russia’s #2 airline’s main focus is domestic, with pockets of strength in Asia

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/s7-airlines-part-1-russias-2-airlines-main-focus-is-domestic-with-pockets-of-strength-in-asia-308711

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus owner IAG welcomes Heathrow expansion plan

Read more: https://www.businessworld.ie/news/Aer-Lingus-owner-IAG-welcomes-Heathrow-expansion-plan-566306.html

Air Canada rouge increases Vancouver – Dublin seasonal flights in S17

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/269515/air-canada-rouge-increases-vancouver-dublin-seasonal-flights-in-s17/

Alcock and Brown: Seven facts about the world’s first transatlantic flight that landed in Galway in 1919

Read more: http://irishpost.co.uk/alcock-brown-seven-facts-worlds-first-transatlantic-flight-landed-galway-1919/

Avolon delivers one Airbus A320-200 to Volaris

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/31371

BBC World Service HARDtalk’s Stephen Sackur Interview with Chief Executive of Ryanair, Michael O’Leary

Podcast: https://audioboom.com/posts/5198727-chief-executive-of-ryanair-michael-o-leary

Dublin Airport Managing Growth Chamber Business Breakfast

Read more: http://www.northcountyleader.ie/2016/10/25/gallery-dublin-airport-managing-growth-chamber-business-breakfast/

Eirtech Aviation Services completes first training event

Read more: http://www.eirtechaviation.ie/news-events/eirtech-aviation-complete-first-composites-training-course

Fresh Fears Over Aer Lingus’ Committment To Shannon

Read more: http://www.clare.fm/news/fresh-fears-over-aer-lingus-committment-shannon

IAG CEO Willie Walsh warns over passenger costs following Heathrow decision 

Read more: http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/iag-warns-over-passenger-costs-following-heathrow-decision/

JetBlue: Cork-US air route delay ‘a concern’

Read more: https://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/jetblue-cork-us-air-route-delay-a-concern-427326.html

New York airline express concern at delay of transatlantic flights from Cork

Read more: http://www.redfm.ie/news/cork/new-york-airline-express-concern-at-delay-of-transatlantic-flights-from-cork/

New Knock Airport First Commercial Flights 1985

Read more: http://www.rte.ie/archives/2015/1021/736456-1st-aer-lingus-flight-to-knock/

Ryanair CEO tells Maggie Lake: Heathrow is not enough, the U.K. needs more runways

Read more: http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/25/news/heathrow-airport-runway-uk-government-gatwick/index.html

Ryanair Calls For 3 Runway Solution To London Capacity Crisis

Read more: http://corporate.ryanair.com/news/news/161025-ryanair-calls-for-3-runway-solution-to-london-capacity-crisis/?market=ie

Ryanir introduces automatic ‘My Ryanair’ account membership for bookings

Read more: http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2016/1025/826712-ryanair/

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Air Transat increases Dublin capacity by 28% for Summer 2017: http://bit.ly/2eFGRkZ 

Aviation Courses Ireland: http://bit.ly/2erlfcc 

Free RaeS Lecture My Life in Irish Aviation – A Process of Change by Con Clarke: http://bit.ly/2dEXAqc 

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 24 October 2016: http://bit.ly/2dCriYe

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 24 October 2016: http://bit.ly/2eCUdxU 

Ryanair announces largest ever Milan expansion: http://bit.ly/2eLWpCy

Ryanair returns Boeing 737 EI-EFS to lessor: http://bit.ly/2emM4Pm

Tweets of the day:

@AvGeekJames Willie Walsh has commented: – “Public must benefit not just Heathrow owners”. “Heathrow is the most expensive hub in the world”. #Heathrow.

@dominicgates New jet orders scarce, @Boeing is likely to cut 777 production further &may curtail planned rate hikes of other jets.

@ghimlay .@JetBlue has made unspecified minority investment in CA public charter operator JetSuiteX, after losing on @VirginAmerica bid.

@ghimlay .@SpiritAirlines started selling expedited security at LGA today, plans to roll out to more airports. Will offer TSA pre-check later this yr.

@ghimlay .@SpiritAirlines CEO leaves door open for potential CSeries order – “we need to explore all the options in this space”.

@vl_bryan IAG CEO says “We will be vigilant in ensuring that #Heathrow does not raise charges” (IAG shares down on fears costs could rise for it).

‏‏‏Today’s Videos Picks:

Hadi Says FG To Re-position Aviation Sector

https://youtu.be/fc3swR49m0Y

IATA Aviation Security 2016

https://youtu.be/Sivq0T-kaOQ

IGHC 2016 – A Perspective on Ground Operations in Africa

https://youtu.be/BGHWsqFQxFk

IGHC 2016 – A Vision of the Future End to End Passenger Experience

https://youtu.be/txb-FoLegfs

IGHC 2016 – Frontline Crisis Communication in the Age of Socal Media

https://youtu.be/ChgGLGSx0GU

IGHC 2016 What’s on our Radar

https://youtu.be/d1On3m7_854

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