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Published on December 5th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 05/12/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-EFR Boeing 737-8AS c/n 37541 Ryanair Ferried London Stansted-Glasgow Prestwick 25/11/16 for hand-back to SMBC Aviation Capital for Jeju Air. 

EI-FMV Airbus A319-111 c/n 2332 Volotea Airlines Ferried Shannon-Ljubljana 03/12/16 ex 9H-AEL.

F-WTDW Airbus A321-211 c/n 827 AerCap Ferried Shannon-Montpelier 02/12/16 still Air Mediterranee colours.

 HA-KAD Boeing 737-4Y0(F) c/n  24917 ASL Airlines Hungary registered at Shannon 02/12/16 ex N284AL.

Global Aviation News:

Airbnb Plans To Spread Its Wings Into ‘Flights’

Read more: http://www.travelmarketreport.com/articles/Airbnb-Plans-To-Spread-Its-Wings-Into-Flights

Air Canada: Staggered narrowbody lease expiries give opportunity to transition to 737 MAX

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/air-canada-staggered-narrowbody-lease-expiries-give-opportunity-to-transition-to-737-max-621304

Air India Plans to Lease Seven More A320 Neo Planes

Read more: http://www.news18.com/news/business/air-india-plans-to-lease-seven-more-a320-neo-planes-1317059.html

Airlines Swim in Cash But Leave Airport Workers High and Dry

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-02/airlines-swim-in-cash-but-leave-airport-workers-high-and-dry

Alitalia ends European alliance with Air France-KLM

Read more: http://www.italy24.ilsole24ore.com/art/business-and-economy/2016-12-01/alitalia-205817.php?uuid=ADyuqs5B

Apple Said to Fly Drones to Improve Maps Data and Catch Google

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-01/apple-said-to-fly-drones-to-improve-maps-data-and-catch-google

Aviation human trafficking Survey

Read more: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/htrafficking

Cathay Says No Pay Raise for Senior Staff in 2017 Amid Review 

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-02/cathay-says-no-pay-raise-for-senior-staff-in-2017-amid-review

Five priorities for the next US Transportation Secretary

Read more: http://atwonline.com/blog/five-priorities-next-us-transportation-secretary

Germany approves fee proposal at Frankfurt airport for 2017

Read more: https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/germany-approves-fee-proposal-frankfurt-135612919.html

Jet Time Returns To Its Core Business

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/32046

Lufthansa hits out after new Frankfurt airport fees approved

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/r-lufthansa-hits-out-after-new-frankfurt-airport-fees-approved-2016-12?IR=T

Passengers face 20 minute delay on each flight, says air traffic control chief

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/passengers-face-20-minute-delay-on-each-flight-says-air-traffic-control-chief-35261889.html

Philippine Billionaire Merges Airlines to Boost Investor Appeal

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-02/philippine-billionaire-merges-airlines-to-boost-investor-appeal

SAS Scandinavian Airlines executes leaseback on more aircraft

Read more: http://atwonline.com/leasing/sas-scandinavian-airlines-executes-leaseback-more-aircraft

Singapore Airlines records low passenger numbers on Canberra flights

Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-02/low-numbers-on-singapore-airlines-wellington-to-canberra-leg/8088398

Superjet engines logged half a million flight hours

Read more: http://www.rusaviainsider.com/ssj-100-engines-logged-over-half-a-million-flight-hours/

Toronto’s Pearson Airport wants to be a mega-hub, but high costs and congestion stand in the way

Read more: http://business.financialpost.com/news/transportation/air-canada-wants-torontos-pearson-airport-to-be-a-mega-hub-but-high-costs-stand-in-the-way

XL Airways and La Compagnie Airlines Join Forces

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/32059

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus, Kinney Centre for Autism Education and Support collaborate to develop visual guide for air travel

Read more: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20161202/Aer-Lingus-Kinney-Center-for-Autism-Education-and-Support-collaborate-to-develop-visual-guide-for-air-travel.aspx

Aer Lingus to outsource handling functions [Paywall]

Read more: https://www.businesspost.ie/news/aer-lingus-outsource-handling-functions-372639

Boeing, AerCap Celebrate Delivery of Air France’s First 78

Read more: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/boeing-aercap-celebrate-delivery-of-air-frances-first-787-300372109.html

Dublin tries a data scientist approach to travel hackathons

Read more: https://www.tnooz.com/article/dublin-airport-travel-meets-big-data/

EU takes on US over Cork flights delay

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/eu-takes-on-us-over-cork-flights-delay-433293.html

Eversheds hosts Annual Leaders Dinner with Willie Walsh

Read more: http://www.eversheds.com/global/en/what/publications/shownews.page?News=en/ireland/leaders-dinner-with-willie-walsh

Game changer! Norwegian Airlines and their Ryanair-like impact

Read more: http://www.irishcentral.com/opinion/niallodowd/game-changer-norwegian-airlines-and-their-ryanair-like-impact

Icelandair Announces Belfast City Service

Read more: http://www.belfastcityairport.com/News/ICELANDAIR-ANNOUNCES-BELFAST-CITY-ROUTE

LGBTI leaders: Alan Joyce of Qantas on being a role model

Read more: http://www.afr.com/brand/boss/i-didnt-know-you-could-have-type-of-impact-on-people-lives-qantas-alan-joyce-on-speaking-out-as-a-gay-ceo-20161108-gsl3ox#ixzz4RfmOINtF 

Milestone Aviation Names Daniel Rosenthal President and CEO

Read more: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/milestone-aviation-names-daniel-rosenthal-president-and-ceo-300371155.html

Norwegian Air Int’l – Final Order – (EU/Iceland/Norway-US Permit)

Read more: http://airlineinfo.com/ostpdf98/578.pdf

Northern Ireland tourism boss says targeting US market key despite losing only direct flight from Belfast

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/northern-ireland-tourism-boss-says-targeting-us-market-key-despite-losing-only-direct-flight-from-belfast-35260744.html

Ryanair adds Malaga – Amsterdam flight in S17

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/270184/ryanair-adds-malaga-amsterdam-flight-in-s17/

Ryanair launches Naples base in S17

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/270183/ryanair-launches-naples-base-in-s17/

Ryanair to open Naples base in S17; 17 new routes with three aircraft but only indirect competition on two routes with easyJet

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2016/12/02/ryanair-open-naples-base-s17/

Shannon IACS cites route profitability comparison between KLM and Air France

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/shannon-iacs-cites-route-profitability-comparison-between-klm-and-air-france–621260

Taoiseach Enda Kenny hails decision of US authorities to allow new transatlantic flights

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/taoiseach-enda-kenny-hails-decision-of-us-authorities-to-allow-new-transatlantic-flights-35264597.html

Travel Extra’s Sunday Supplement 4 December

Read more:  http://eepurl.com/crH-0D

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 28 November: http://bit.ly/2gn25n9

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 28 November: http://bit.ly/2gBa2FL

Tweets of the day:

@Airlineroute  WizzAir’s 230-seater A321 will be based at Gdansk and Vilnius from 17JUN17 and 18AUG17, respectively.

@AlexInAir  C Series at @LondonCityAir update: #CSeries (LX) has completed basic tests for steep approach & will be certified to fly to LCY in Feb 2017.

@AvWeekScho Asiana Airlines says sixth (and final) A380 due in December, after fifth arrived in late October. SYD to be upgauged in Dec, FRA in March.

@AvWeekScho Not a good sign for SIA’s new Canberra-Wellington flights – 94 pax in a 777. Guess those airport subsidies help tho.

@Bulc_EU US Gov. has just awarded Norwegian Air International (NAI) a foreign air carrier permit! The spirit of EU-US open skies agreement honoured. 

@immelmi #FRAbatte: Hesse’s VerkehrsMin @talwazir approved discounts for #Ryanair and other airlines at its hub in Frankfurt. #Luftfahrt #HLT.

@kevintoland   Good news for Cork and Norwegian. USDOT issues final order for permit for NAI.

@mayor_co_cork Fantastic News welcomed tonight @Corkcoco licence approved for Norwegian Airlines Cork to Boston flights. Congratulations to @CorkAirport.

@RichardRoutes  We now await Norwegian opening reservations for its transatlantic flights from @CorkAirport – expect other route announcements imminently. 

‏‏‏Today’s Videos Picks:

Rebirth of an Airplane – Timelapse of a Global 120 month Inspection

https://youtu.be/Ps6zHmOe7_M

Spotlight on the Dassault Falcon 8X Business Jet Interior – AINtv

https://youtu.be/k-JiKVNvYL4

Top Aircraft Brokers Discuss the Changing State of the Market – AINtv

https://youtu.be/IJDdARcpBD0

Tony Flynn sales manager Ireland for Ethiopian Airlines talks about Irish operation with Travel Extra’s Eoghan Corry 

https://youtu.be/B0cWp4DnN5Q

Zetta Jet Rapidly Builds Bombardier Fleet, Spreading Its Wings Beyond Asia – AINtv

https://youtu.be/9YmIiUxyRC4

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