Published on October 28th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 28/10/2016
A7-AEF Airbus A330-302 c/n 0721 Qatar Airways departed Eirtech Aviation Dublin 25/10/16.
C-FMWU Boeing 767-333(ER) c/n 25585 Air Canada Rouge to Lufthansa Technik 25/10/16.
C-FMWV Boeing 767-333(ER) c/n 25586 Air Canada Rouge departed Lufthansa Technik 26/10/16.
G-OBYH Boeing 767-304(ER) c/n 28883 TUIFly Nordic to Atlantic Aviation Group 23/10/16.
G-PRPH DHC8-402Q c/n 4323 Flybe to Eirtech Aviation Dublin 25/10/16 in United Express colours for painting.
2-RAJB Airbus A320-233 c/n 733 BBAM Aircraft Leasing Registered at St Athan 27/10/16 ex UR-AJB.
Global Aviation News:
Airbus in Year-End Production Sprint to Meet Earnings Target
Boeing Calms Investor Fears as Aerospace Firms Report Strong Quarterly Results
Boeing’s Profit Climbs on Tax Gains, Lower 787 Factory Costs
Boeing’s Struggling 747 Jumbo Snags a $5.3 Billion UPS Lifeline
Boeing warns it may cut 777 production as low as 42 jets per year
Bombardier to validate CS100 at London City ‘in coming weeks’
British Airways agrees new deal to close £2.8bn pension gap by 2027
China-UK air service agreement permits growth as Chinese airlines constrained in most other markets
Copa Airlines: branching out with its new LCC Wingo to regain lost ground in Colombia
EasyJet boss confident of post-Brexit airspace deal between Britain and EU
Emirates-Qantas JV expands as partnerships become more intricate, while some airlines go it alone
European Low-Cost Carriers Brace For Tougher Times
IAG Interim Dividend
IATA DG Calls For Further Regulatory Reform in India
IBA identifies key investment trends in the Asian aviation market
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/31439
India’s Vistara To Dive into International Market
Iran’s Dream Of Becoming Aviation Transit Regional Hub – Analysis
Market mystery: Oil and airlines are flying together
New Scanners and Conveyors Could Make Airline Security Faster and Safer
Qantas keeps focus on costs as competition sparks fall in international fares
Qatar Airways chief says A350 deliveries for this year are unlikely
Qatar Airways Wants Greater Freedom to Fly From Europe
SilverArrow Acquires Majority Share of PrivatAir in Switzerland
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/31432
Swiss International Air Lines orders additional Boeing 777-300ER
The Importance Of List Price Hikes
Transavia France achieves 90% load factor for summer 2016: COO
United, Delta, American Airlines: Cost creep, rising oil prices put pressure on the Big 3 to deliver
United’s newest crew member: Chief storyteller
Who’s Winning the U.S. Business Class Cabin Showdown?
S7 Airlines Part 2: history of growth in fleet, pax, revenue & profit shows benign market structure
Irish Aviation News:
After Iberia, Is Aer Lingus Next For Premium Economy?
Breen receives assurances on Aer Lingus’ future in Shannon
Cash injection sees CityJet close in on Stobart Air deal
CityJet announces agreement on Southend Airport base
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/31434
CityJet Takes Delivery of the Third Sukhoi Superjet 100
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/31426
Cityjet take over of Stobart will be complete by mid-November
CityJet set to open up to four aircraft operation at London Southend
Damaged Airplane Impacts Aer Lingus Service At Bradley, Other Airports
Dublin Airport opens new Chopped healthy fast food outlet
Dublin Airport Passenger Numbers Up 8% This October Bank Holiday
Expansion at Bristol Airport for Ryanair as it announces two new summer routes
Filmmakers asked to back movie on Alcock and Brown’s historic flight ahead of 2019 centenary
Heathrow expansion ‘right decision’ for Northern Ireland
Heathrow landing slots must be guaranteed: Empey
IAG CEO: New capacity at Heathrow must be affordable
Jet2.com are continuing to expand their operations from Belfast International Airport with the launch of their biggest ever winter flights and holidays programme for 2017/18
Michael O’Leary buying and building on Dublin’s embassy belt
New Terminal-Linked Dublin Airport Hotel To Create 400 New Jobs
New Faro route added to Ryanair’s 2017 schedule
Pioneers and Aviators
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says 787-9 configured for ultra long-haul
Qatar could start Dublin-Doha next summer but the proposed route is ‘at the mercy of Airbus’
Ryanair has big ambitions in the new Lelystad Airport [Dutch]
Ryanair Luxembourg-London Stansted flights to begin Sunday
SAS funds A320neo delivery with sale-leaseback with Standard Chartered
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/31419
Stobart Group and Cityjet heads of terms signed to operate up to 18 new routes from London Southend
Stobart Air and Cityjet move closer to anticipated merger
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
Emirates Airlines has won its first travel award in Northern Ireland: http://bit.ly/2ezfBFC
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
London City Airport CEO Declan Collier welcomes Heathrow expansion: http://bit.ly/2faUz24
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:
@AirFlottau Akbar applauds EU/Qatar bilateral talks, but wants 5th freedom rights for QR and is concerned about “fair competition” clauses. #ACTECAPA16.
@AirFlottau “The bloody runway will take ten years (to build), it will be after our time.” Qatar CEO Al Akbar on Heathrow expansion. #ACTECAPA16.
@AirFlottau “There is a Darth Vader in the airline industry, it is the national carriers.” Air Asia’s Tony Fernandes at #ACTECAPA16.
@airlinewriter Airline investors track PRASM, passenger revenue for every seat flown 1 mile. Here’s the 1-year change in PRASM by region for $AAL $DAL $UAL.
@airlinewriter The drop in PRASM on that chart reflects falling average fares in 2015 and 2016 and, in some cases, a few more empty seats on planes.
@airlinewriter Relax, @SouthwestAir fans: CEO was asked again today if they’ll consider new bag fees. Nope. He said that would be “foolish.” $LUV.
@airlinewriter What makes passengers loyal? Airline trade group IATA says it’s these factors. #travel https://twitter.com/airlinewriter/status/789487765771673600.
@emirates Today we received our 85th @Airbus A380, marking the 250th aircraft in our all wide-body fleet.
@ghimlay .@Allegiant says decision to move to CLE from CAK was “easy”, says pax were coming from near CLE anyway.
@ghimlay .@Allegiant says Q3 revenue came in at high side of guidance, due to good performance of mid-sized markets.
@IrishMarketers Ryanair’s marketing strategy “Be like Aldi on price, be like Amazon on digital and execute faster than anyone else” #miicmo.
Today’s Videos Picks:
AirAsia: Fly Smarter with the same legroom as the expensive airlines
IAG CEO Willie Walsh Heathrow Should Bear Costs of Expansion
Qatar Airways Inaugural Flight to Helsinki with the Airbus A350
Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary Heathrow Expansion ‘Huge Missed Opportunity’
South Africa Airline to re-evaluate turnaround strategy
Southwest CEO: Planning Slower Growth in 2017
Southwest Airlines exec wants to revive KCI overhaul talk
The C Series Aircraft: It Is All About Freedom
VH-QPJ #newroo Timelapse