Published on December 20th, 2016 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 20/12/2016

Aircraft Update:

EI-EFR Boeing 737-8AS c/n 7541 Ryanair Ferried Glasgow Prestwick-Bournemouth 15/12/16 for painting into Jelu Air colours prior return to SMBC Aviation Capital.

EI-IGU Boeing 737-73V c/n 32422 Air Italy Ferried Naples-St Athan 18/12/16 in Meridiana colours prior return to lessor.

PK-CRC Boeing 737-8Q8 c/n 35283 Sriwijaya Air Delivered Budapest-Ras Al Khaimah 18/12/16 ex EI-FHB.

Global Aviation News:

Airbus delays A330neo as delivery struggles continue

Airbus A321neo With P&W Engines Receives Type Certification

Airbus Wants Airlines to Radically Rethink the Passenger Experience

Read more:

Air Force One Costs Billions of Dollars Because It’s a Flying White House

Airlines cut cheap frills to compete with low-budget rivals

Brussels Airport: Integration of Brussels Airlines within Lufthansa Group a positive evolution

Budget Norwegian airline to begin flights in Argentina in late 2017

Etihad Airways Is Cutting Jobs to Reduce Costs as Growth Slows

Every Indian airline to spend more on tech in 2017

Icy Weather Snarls Holiday Travel for Thousands of U.S. Fliers

International airlines increase capacity, frequencies to Russia

Lufthansa & Etihad: From enemies to partners

SAS Premium Passengers Will No Longer Get Access To Third Party Lounges

Top Five Most Interesting Facts From the JetBlue Investor Day Call

Up in the air: Will Canada’s newest air travel company take off?

U.S. Toughens Stance on Global Airline Partnerships, Cheering Smaller Carriers

What the American Airlines CEO thinks about his uniform crisis

Yangtze River Airlines eyes international expansion

737 MAX pays a visit to Boeing’s North Charleston workers

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus invests in Cork Airport adding additional services

Airfield gets go-ahead for takeoff

Airline grounds talk of Cork to Dublin flight

Bombardier in Belfast to deliver complex aerostructure systems

Dubrovnik Airport turns down Ryanair

Fearghal O’Connor: ‘Irish flights are soaring but we still haven’t cracked America’

Norwegian receives the Aircraft Operator Award at the 2016 Aviation Industry Awards in Dublin

Regulating Drones: Safety, Security and Privacy -Mason Hayes Curran

Restoration of ‘unsustainable’ Dublin-Cork air link unlikely in near future

Ryanair and Aer Lingus waiting on €16m verdict

Ryanair multiply Palma flights

Shannon region must support Transatlantic routes

Will travel disruption in Britain affect your Christmas plans?

Read more:

World’s best airlines revealed, but how do Ryanair and Aer Lingus rank?

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 5 December:


Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 5 December: 

Tweets of the day:

@KianiKress CEO of @airberlin Pichler to resign + be placed by @lufthansa #Munich hub schief(o former @Eurowings CEO Winkelmann says @airliners_de.

@PhilDernerJr  Politics aside, Iran receiving these aircraft means modern types in their fleet will increase their safety, for both Iran & where they fly.

@RichardRoutes  While #USA airlines – particularly @United – tweak transatlantic activities, it appears demand to/from @DublinAirport remains strong…

@R_Wall  Looks like Boeing 777X is Iran Air’s 400+ seat plane of choice as 747-8, Airbus A380 fail to win favor in Tehran.

@winglets747 Exercise caution about Lufthansa-Etihad codeshare. Lufthansa is not coding beyond Abu Dhabi. Lufty not yet embracing Etihad’s hub business.

‏‏‏Today’s Videos Picks:

ASL Airlines B737-3QC EI-STA Landing at Clermont Auvergne Airport

Emirates launches Festive Menu for holiday season

Hello Fort Lauderdale | Emirates Airline

iJustine Joins Southwest Airlines and Nintendo to Surprise a Flight with the New Nintendo 3DS!

Ryanair #XmasEscape

The Etihad Airways Packing Challenge – Featuring Manchester City

WestJet Christmas Miracle: Fort McMurray Strong


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