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Published on December 8th, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 08/12/2016

Aircraft Update:

D-AIDC Airbus A321-231 c/n 4560 Lufthansa departed Lufthansa Technik 05/12/16.

D-AIDD Airbus A321-231 c/n 4585 Lufthansa to Lufthansa Technik 04/12/16.

HB-JJA Boeing 737-7AK(BBJ) c/n 34303 Privatair to Lufthansa Technik 05/12/16 in SAS Airlines colours.

OY-JTR Boeing 737-73A c/n 28497 Jet Time to Atlantic Aviation Group 04/12/16.

OY-JTY Boeing 737-7Q8 c/n 30727 Jet Time departed Atlantic Aviation Group 05/12/16.

Global Aviation News:

airberlin expands market leadership in Berlin-Tegel hub: More services to European metropolises

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/32103

Airbus Must Deliver 16 A350s in One Month to Reach 2016 Target

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-06/airbus-must-deliver-16-a350s-in-one-month-to-reach-2016-target

African Airlines Mull Options To Combat ‘Mega-competitors’

Read more: http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2016-12-06/african-airlines-mull-options-combat-mega-competitors

Air Malta axes Frankfurt route; minimizes flight frequency to Gatwick, Manchester, Berlin and Geneva

Read more: http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2016-12-06/local-news/Air-Malta-axes-Frankfurt-route-minimizes-flight-frequency-to-Gatwick-Manchester-Berlin-and-Geneva-6736167605

Alaska Air Wins U.S. Approval for Virgin America Takeover

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-06/alaska-air-wins-u-s-approval-for-virgin-america-takeover

Alitalia finalizing new business strategy

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airlines/alitalia-finalizing-new-business-strategy

Airlines: How mounting uncertainty could open an era of transformation

Read more: http://www.pwc.com/us/en/industrial-products/publications/airlines-uncertainty-transformation.html?sf44893468=1

API Sees ‘Marked Increase’ in BizJet Winglet Demand

Read more: http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2016-12-06/api-sees-marked-increase-bizjet-winglet-demand

Artsy Asheville tops list of must-see US destinations for 2017

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/dec/06/artsy-asheville-tops-list-of-lonely-planet-must-see-us-destinations-2017

British Airways CEO: Corporate accelerators need the startups that don’t want them

Read more: http://techcitynews.com/2016/11/03/corporate-accelerators-need-start-ups-dont-want/

China Needs 5,550 New Pilots a Year as Travel Soars, Boeing Says

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-07/china-needs-5-550-new-pilots-a-year-as-travel-soars-boeing-says

Comlux to offer additional fuel tank modification on A321ceo

Read more: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/comlux-to-offer-additional-fuel-tank-modification-on-431971/

Europe is getting a new budget airline – but what will it mean for travellers?

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/europe-to-get-a-new-budget-airline-but-what-will-it-mean-for-travellers/

Free Airline Meals In Coach May Be Coming Back

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/grantmartin/2016/12/07/free-airline-meals-in-coach-may-be-coming-back/#6b2d5b381a21

Mobile in travel: brave new world

Read more: https://www.tnooz.com/article/mobile-in-travel-brave-new-world-sabre/

New Hawaiian Air planes to early retire fleet of Boeing 767 by end of 2018

Read more: http://thegardenisland.com/business/local/new-hawaiian-air-planes-to-early-retire-fleet-of-boeing/article_477eebe8-fe61-5d65-8bcb-c84ce21725d1.html

No ‘welcome’ discounts at Frankfurt Airport

Read more: http://www.fvw.com/ryanair-no-welcome-discounts-at-frankfurt-airport/393/166335/11245

Obama Failed to Block Middle East Airlines’ Rapid U.S. Growth – Now It’s Trump’s Turn to Try

Read more: https://www.thestreet.com/story/13914995/1/obama-failed-to-block-middle-east-airlines-rapid-u-s-growth-now-it-s-trump-s-turn-to-try.html

OPEC Cut May Call Time on In-Flight Free Drinks

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-05/free-wine-endangered-on-asian-marquee-airlines-after-opec-accord

Significance of Norwegian Air’s Recent DOT Victory Is Overstated

Read more: https://skift.com/2016/12/06/significance-of-norwegian-airs-recent-dot-victory-is-overstated/

The fleet and hubs of American Airlines, by the numbers

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2016/12/06/fleet-and-hubs-american-airlines-numbers/95014004/

Thomson unveils final Christmas campaign before Tui rebrand

Read more: https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/news/thomson-unveils-final-christmas-campaign-before-tui-rebrand-8177

Trump Slams Air Force One Cost With Tweet to Cancel Boeing Order

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-12-06/trump-says-air-force-one-order-should-be-canceled-as-costs-rise

Travel is Worth It: Choice Hotels Reveals 2017 Travel Outlook

Read more: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/travel-is-worth-it-choice-hotels-reveals-2017-travel-outlook-300374385.html

Irish Aviation News:

Airline Norwegian exploring ‘further opportunities in Ireland’ after securing US permit

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/airline-norwegian-exploring-further-opportunities-in-ireland-after-securing-us-permit-35272119.html

IAG criticises UK Government for Chinese visa delay 

Read more: http://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?news_id=2024945

Irish Plane leasing firm up for sale, could be worth $7bn

Read more: https://www.businessworld.ie/news/Irish-Plane-leasing-firm-up-for-sale-could-be-worth-7bn-566811.html

Ó Céidigh doubles his Stobart Air stake to 10pc

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/cidigh-doubles-his-stobart-air-stake-to-10pc-35274499.html

Ryanair Announces New Zadar Route from Bristol

Read more: http://aviationtribune.com/airlines/europe/ryanair-announces-new-zadar-route-bristol/

Ryanair boss O’Leary favors ‘really hard’ Brexit

Read more: http://www.politico.eu/article/ryanair-boss-oleary-favors-really-hard-brexit/

Ryanair eyeing long-haul Norwegian payoff

Read more: http://www.airtrafficmanagement.net/2016/12/ryanair-eyeing-longhaul-norwegian-payoff/

Ryanair opens Naples base, but avoids easyJet competition

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/270286/ryanair-opens-naples-base-but-avoids-easyjet-competition/

Seminar – “Aviation and Weather” Saturday 10 December – Botanic Gardens Lecture Theatre, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

Read more: https://flyinginireland.com/events-list/?event_id1=132

Temple Street Children take to skies in search of Santa

Read more: http://mcomm.ie/temple-street-children-take-to-skies-in-search-of-santa/

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 5 December: http://bit.ly/2gVdFGo 

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 5 December: http://bit.ly/2h7y8qT 

Tweets of the day:

@LuxuryTravelled  @RichardRoutes @IrishAero @Ryanair @easyJet Cutting off growth opportunities for EZY, rather than competing directly is the new tactic.

@R_Wall  Norwegian Air boss says new Asian base could be announced next year.

@R_Wall Norwegian Air boss sees need for more Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2019, 2020.

@R_Wall  Neither President, let alone President-elect can technically cancel a Pentagon program  #Boeing.

@R_Wall  Ryanair CCO on protectionism in Europe: ‘nobody ever won a war by having the largest bunker’.

‏‏‏Today’s Videos Picks:

Aer Lingus In-Flight Entertainment Dec/Jan 16

https://youtu.be/OJ8E6QLxuGM

Airbus Family Spirit

https://youtu.be/RxGsCOvVv80

David O’Brien speech at Ryanair Naples base unveiling

https://youtu.be/KTYeMhMJaZk

Ryanair Boeing 737-73S  EI-SEV Takeoff & Touch & Go Circuit Training | East Midlands Airport 

https://youtu.be/apJbhOcIaZc

Trump: Boeing’s Air Force One Costs ‘Ridiculous’

http://bloom.bg/2g6ur3N

We are Sixel – 20th Anniversary

https://youtu.be/DpRiaadrCXU

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