Published on November 28th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 28/11/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-FMV Airbus A319-111 c/n 2332 Volotea Airlines painted at Shannon 26/11/16 prior delivery ex 9H-AEL.

N284AL Boeing 737-4Y0(F) c/n 24917 ASL Airlines Hungary Delivered Miami-Bangor-Shannon 25-26/11/16.

OY-SRU Boeing 767-36N(F) c/n 30107 Star Air Delivered Shannon-Cologne 24/11/16 ex EI-RUW.

UR-PSU Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37542 Ukraine International Delivered Dublin-Kiev 25/11/16 ex EI-EFS.

Global Aviation News:

AeroGeo and SKOL to operate Rosneft’s Twin Otters

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AirAsia India mulls A320 aircraft option for UDAN

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An airline pilot reveals why a plane Boeing discarded 12 years ago is the one they desperately need

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High Plane Occupancy Helps SpiceJet Cruise Through The Second Quarter

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Is this the airport of the future? Biometric tickets, virtual assistants and fast molecular security scanners

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Loganair still awaiting deal over Islands flights codeshare

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Lufthansa Pilots Suspend Strike While Rejecting New Pay Offer

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Melbourne Airport Fuel Shortage Disrupts Airlines in Australia

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More Scots flights in EasyJet’s growth plan

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S7 Airlines to get first Embraers in 2017

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Irish Aviation News:

BIG SHOT OF THE WEEK: Willie Walsh, the ‘scampish’ boss of British Airways owner IAG

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‘Break RTE up and sell it… it’s been a failed monopoly for years’ – Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary

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Byrne praises turnaround as CityJet slashes losses to €10m

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ByrneWallace recently advised leading Irish aviation software provider Arconics on its sale to US satellite broadband group ViaSat

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Cityjet set to land deal as it circles Stobart Air

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Listen back to podcast interview with Richard Curran with Aer Lingus CEO Stephen Kavanagh


Michael O’Leary: Dáil an assembly of halfwits and lunatics

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Michael O’Leary: Shane Ross may be good Transport Minister; Jury is out

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Newstalk Podcast – Michael O’Leary in the Midlands, the full hour Q & A 


Newstalk Podcast – Michael O’Leary meets Henry McKean, nobody is safe 


Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary: “Lower cost of access to keep Ireland open for business”

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Seanad debate on transport links to north west

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Tourism Ireland defends promotion of North following criticism of efforts

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Travel Extra Sunday Supplement 27 November 

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WWII Spitfire crashed near Ballybofey on this day in 1942!

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Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 21 November:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 21 November:

Tweets of the day:

@Airlineroute Air Canada tentatively filed Boeing 777-300ER service to Copenhagen July – Sep 2017. Actual booking still shows 787-9 for the time being.

@Airlineroute Ethiopian to fly A350 to Frankfurt from 26MAR17.

@Airlineroute Ethiopian to launch Oslo service with 4 weekly flights via Stockholm from 26MAR17, 5 weekly from 30MAY17.

@Airlineroute Hong Kong Airlines “intends to commence commercial activities in Canada on 30JUN17”, approved by Canadian Transportation Agency on 24NOV16.

@RuthCoppingerTD If Michael O’Leary is attacking AAA TDs so strongly it shows we must be effective in being a voice for working class people in #Dáil #dubw

‏‏‏Today’s Videos Picks:

Airbus history made: the A350-1000 performs its successful maiden flight

Boeing’s F/A-18C+ Program Gets Hornets Out of Retirement

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft: It Is About Ingenuity in Flight

Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger

Embraer Executive Jets – Records milestone

Europe’s largest passenger plane makes maiden flight

The A350-1000 begins its flight test and certification programme


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