Published on October 27th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 27/10/2016
F-WTBB ATR72-212A(600) c/n 1109 FMI Air Ferried Shannon-Sønderborg 24/10/16 to become XY-AMH.
N285XA Boeing 737-4Q8 c/n 26285 AerSale Ferried Roswell-Miami 20/10/16 for freighter conversion.
N565RP Embraer 145LR c/n 145679 CIT Aerospace Ferried Kingman Airport-Great Falls International 20/10/16 ex PT-SFL.
VP-CYD Airbus A320-214 c/n 4699 Flynas Delivered Ostrava-Jeddah 25/10/16 ex OK-HCA.
Global Aviation News:
Air Berlin’s Final Approach
Airbus flight tests new standard HBC on an A330
Air France Weaknesses ‘More Penalizing’ Than Expected
Analyst: Rockwell’s B/E buy could signal worries about business jet market
Airlines and innovation: Now is the time to pour the jets on
British Airways to pay £300M/yr in pension scheme
Build Heathrow Runway, Then Build Even More, Say U.K. Businesses
Emirates’ Boeing 777X passengers will find flying an entertaining experience
Ethiopian Airlines earns more than its rivals in Africa combined. How it has bucked a continent-wide trend
Flybe CEO Makes Shock Departure
GKN Braces for A380 Hit, Will Cut Helicopter Jobs as Demand Ebbs
Heathrow expansion – the right decision
Hundreds of US-based cabin crew face loss of welfare benefits as Cathay Pacific halts payments
JetBlue Buys Into Private Jets
LoungeBuddy and Lufthansa Partner To Offer Airport Lounge Bookings to Lufthansa Lounges
Singapore Airlines reportedly in line for delivery of Boeing’s 1st North Charleston-made 787-10
Spirit CEO Hails Aircraft Maker Competition, Will Look at Bombardier CS-100
Thomas Cook chief adds call for APD abolition
Troubled Air Zimbabwe Plans To Lease Boeing 787 From Malaysian Airline
Irish Aviation News:
‘Aer Lingus are shafting us’
‘Assurance on pay could unlock Cork-US flight dispute’
Avolon Q3 fleet of 432 aircraft increased 67% year-on-year
Chinese travel to Dublin is up 37 per cent the best performing in Europe
EI-FWC Superjet 100 Cityjet
First U.S.-built Delta Air Lines A321 Exits Irish Aviation Specialist MAAS Aviation Paint Shop
Flybe’s new Dublin route to improve connectivity to North America
Investec sells interest in Goshawk Aviation
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/31388
Key debate on funding of A5 and City of Derry Airport secured- Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn
Milestone Aviation Group to Support Enhanced Emergency Medical Service Operations in Australia with Lease of Leonardo AW139 to LifeFlight
New Heathrow runway “a return to monopoly featherbedding” says Ryanair CEO
Norwegian Air Int’l – Comments of JetBlue
Read more: http://airlineinfo.com/ostpdf98/273.pdf
North Atlantic Air Connectivity Now a Reality for Cork
Tampa International Airport has its eye on Dublin, Ireland as a possible new route to Europe
TravelSky and OpenJaw: Communication and Trust
US pilot union would drop opposition to Dublin-based Norwegian Air unit if contract pledge made
WOW air adds Cork service from May 2017
WOW air lands at Cork Airport with flights to Iceland and the US
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/31396
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:
@ghimlay .@JetBlue still having “awful struggle” with Mexico City slot timings. “We are the carrier of choice if you want to fly at 5am” – @martysg.
@ghimlay .@SpiritAirlines CEO says Cuba flights will be “exceptionally high cost” for carriers. Won’t be gamechanger in financial opportunity.
@jonostrower First 787 for the French flag carrier, home of rival Airbus, is outside and painted. Airplane #500.
@jonostrower Rockwell Collins buying B/E Aerospace moves it from the 25th to the 17th largest aerospace company in the world per @flightglobal rankings.
@Marlow601 I never thought I’d agree with Michael O’Leary of Ryanair but I think we should have a new runways at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted!.
@RobinTudor1 Great news for @LPL_Airport re Heathrow announcement @yourHeathrow L’pool City Regn needs flights to LHR for onward access to global markets.
@SkyIanKingLive CEO of BA-owner IAG, Willie Walsh, tells @IanKingSky #heathrowexpansion Very concerned about cost of Heathrow. Charges must be capped.
@SkyIanKingLive Walsh: Heathrow will allow more competition but it also gives us more opportunities. Airport must incentivise airlines on new routes .
@SkyIanKingLive Walsh: Charges should go down. “You can build this without seeing any increase”.
@SkyIanKingLive Walsh: CAA has made it very clear that capping charges will be fundamental issue the airport must address.
@SpaethFlies Interesting @BBD_Aircraft built a full #composite test fuselage #CSeries then went with aluminum lithium giving advantage for this size a/c.
@URESG76 John McDonnell makes key point on London’s system of airports @Channel4News as did Willie Walsh on who funds new runway – LHR really a mall.
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