Published on October 26th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer


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

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Airlines Back Heathrow Runway Expansion — At the Right Price

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Airlines need to fund pilot training

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

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

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Delta Creates a Class Higher Than First Class

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

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EasyJet plans to operate from Heathrow

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

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

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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus owner IAG welcomes Heathrow expansion plan

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Air Canada rouge increases Vancouver – Dublin seasonal flights in S17

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

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Avolon delivers one Airbus A320-200 to Volaris

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


Dublin Airport Managing Growth Chamber Business Breakfast

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Eirtech Aviation Services completes first training event

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Fresh Fears Over Aer Lingus’ Committment To Shannon

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IAG CEO Willie Walsh warns over passenger costs following Heathrow decision 

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

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

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New Knock Airport First Commercial Flights 1985

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

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Ryanair Calls For 3 Runway Solution To London Capacity Crisis

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Ryanir introduces automatic ‘My Ryanair’ account membership for bookings

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Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Air Transat increases Dublin capacity by 28% for Summer 2017: 

Aviation Courses Ireland: 

Free RaeS Lecture My Life in Irish Aviation – A Process of Change by Con Clarke: 

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 24 October 2016:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 24 October 2016: 

Ryanair announces largest ever Milan expansion:

Ryanair returns Boeing 737 EI-EFS to lessor:

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

IATA Aviation Security 2016

IGHC 2016 – A Perspective on Ground Operations in Africa

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

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

IGHC 2016 What’s on our Radar


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