Published on November 25th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 25/11/2016
EC-KOH Airbus A320-214 c/n 2248 Iberia Ferried Dublin-Madrid 21/11/16 after paint into new colours.
OY-SRU Boeing 767-36N(F) c/n 30107 Star Air registered at Shannon 22/11/16 still in basic Transaero Airlines colours ex EI-RUW.
Global Aviation News:
A350-1000: New aircraft from Airbus said to be a Boeing 777 killer
AirBridgeCargo gains CEIV Pharma certification
AirAsia’s New Lease of Life
AirAsia: The Transformation To A Digital Airline
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/31929
Air Zim Needs Right Sizing – CEO
Biggest Airbus A350 Debut Signals Triumph of Two-Engine Jets
Boeing May Not See Much Turbulence In A Potential Trump Trade War
Bombardier gains Same Type Rating for CS100 and CS300
British Airways considers plans to outsource 1,400 call center jobs
Busy Christmas Day ahead for Iceland’s international airport
Ctrip Announces Agreement to Acquire Skyscanner
‘Cultural challenges’ at WestJet as pilots reject deal, unionization efforts continue
Emirates: A380neo Ain’t Happenin’…
Fiji Airways commits to five Boeing 737 MAX 8s
KLM adjusts schedule to Gulf States
Let’s Pick Up A Boeing From Storage
Let’s Pick Up A Boeing From Storage (Part 2)
Malaysia Airlines expects A350s to drive further improvements on London route
Malaysia Airlines plans to start A380 reconfiguration in late 2017
Malaysia Airlines update Part 2: China drives resumption of capacity and network growth
Malaysia Airlines update Part 3: New widebody order designed to support long term growth
Profitability Improving S. Korea’s Large Airliners Reorganize Routes, Focusing on In-demand Routes
Scotland to get its own national airline – with tartan planes
Strikes Hit Airlines As Lufthansa and ABX Air Face Pilot Walk-Outs
Surf Air: The “Netflix of the skies” (and it’s coming to Europe!)
The future of the A380
TUI Group board gives green light for new airline venture with Etihad
United Airlines Part 1: New management declares ambitions to usher in a new competitive era
Irish Aviation News:
Avolon delivers Boeing B737-800 to Aerolineas Argentinas
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/31924
Case for cheap Norwegian Air flights from Cork to US to be settled by arbitrator
Donald Trump ‘good news’ for airlines, says Michael O’Leary
‘It’s inevitable…. there are a lot of idiots out there’ – Drone specialist says only a matter of time before serious plane accident
Jet-leasing giant SMBC has eye on acquisitions
Malaysia Airlines’ can be profitable by 2018, says Bellew
Radisson Blu hotel at Dublin Airport books 44% profit rise
Record One Million Passengers Connect Through Dublin Airport
Ryanair CEO: ‘How I plan to make air travel free within 10 years’
Ryanair: digital success raises ancillary target to 30% as it becomes the “Amazon of air travel”
SMBC Capital Aviation spent €8.5m with Irish aerospace firms
Spending rules ‘ignored’ amid bid to save United Airlines transatlantic flight
Wizz Air and Ryanair are the biggest and fastest-growing airlines in Central Europe; Poland-UK remains biggest country pair
WRC asks Cityjet pilots to defer strike
Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 21 November: http://bit.ly/2ga7oVX
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 21 November: http://bit.ly/2fisW1R
Tweets of the day:
@airkarp 85% of Volaris’s sales are generated from social media, CEO Enrique Beltranena says. #ALTAForum2016.
@airkarp Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. has started building the first two MRJ70 flight test aircraft & expects the MRJ70’s first flight to be in 2H 2017.
@BBD_Aircraft Congrats to the six @airBaltic core pilots who have completed their training and are now qualified to fly the #CS300 aircraft. #CSeries.
@BoeingAirplanes Congrats @Airbus on a successful first flight for the #A350-1000. Competition makes our industry stronger.
@ghimlay .@Delta has formally opposed @USDOT’s award of LAX-PEK frequencies to @AmericanAir, says AA has “history of overpromising” on China routes.
@ghimlay .@VoeGOLoficial CEO believes that consolidation among Latin American airlines is “inevitable”, pointing to softness in economies.
@ghimlay Star Alliance carriers @avianca and @AirChinaNA plan to codeshare on US flights.
@KianiKress 22% raise for @lufthansa Pilots is nonstop to already crowded cemetary of failed airlines + make Germany rely on carriers from US Asia.
@StratAero #Emirates Confirms #A380neo Is Dead https://is.gd/otkWOx Fate Of #A350 Unclear As 787 Stays As Preferred Choice For GCCs Biggest Airline.
@winglets747 Lufthansa pilots want 22% pay increase. They think “fair competition” will see other airlines grow pay by that much, or LH out of business?.
Today’s Videos Picks:
Airport Review of Ireland West Airport, Knock
First A350-1000: Engine installation
How airlines get you safely to your destination
Timelapse Flight with ATC | Carcassonne to East Midlands | Ryanair Boeing 737-800
U.S. airlines expect a busy Thanksgiving weekend