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Published on December 21st, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 21/12/2016

Aircraft Update:

2-TBXN Boeing 737-71B c/n 29370 AerCap Ferried Guangzhou-Tokyo Narita-Anchorage International-Paine Field 16-17/12/16 for Southwest Airlines ex B-5235.

Global Aviation News:

Airline bosses call for fairer flying, not restrictive fences

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/270459/airline-bosses-call-for-fairer-flying-not-restrictive-fences/

British Airways says it will operate full Christmas schedule despite strike plan

Read more: http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-iag-strike-ba-idUKKBN1470QE

British Airways, Union in Talks to Avert U.K. Christmas Strikes

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-19/british-airways-union-in-talks-to-avert-u-k-christmas-strikes

Cathay Dragon evaluates A320/737 order to upgrade Asia’s oldest fleet – if unions allow

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/cathay-dragon-evaluates-a320737-order-to-upgrade-asias-oldest-fleet–if-unions-allow-319043

Delta CEO expects carrier will be in the USD6bn range once again in 2017

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/deltas-top-leaders-share-long-term-strategy-with-investors-626682

Don’t Panic Over Weaker Jet Orders

Read more: http://news.morningstar.com/articlenet/article.aspx?id=785452

Etihad Airways Cuts Jobs to Reduce Costs as Growth Slows

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-18/etihad-airways-is-cutting-jobs-to-reduce-costs-as-growth-slows

Flybe starts new Scottish flights to Heathrow

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-38376877

Holiday Travel Expected to Reach Record High, AAA Says

Read more: http://www.twcnews.com/nys/binghamton/news/2016/12/20/record-high-for-holiday-travel-aaa.html

Initial Bids For Navi Mumbai Airport To Be Opened In January

Read more: http://www.bloombergquint.com/business/2016/12/18/initial-bids-for-navi-mumbai-airport-to-be-opened-in-january-pti

Iran Drops A380s in Airbus Deal

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-18/iran-drops-a380s-in-airbus-deal-as-plane-struggles-for-customers

Island Air Selects Bombardier Q400 Aircraft for Fleet Renewal and Expansion

Read more: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/island-air-selects-bombardier-q400-aircraft-for-fleet-renewal-and-expansion-tsx-bbd.a-2184659.htm

Lufthansa and Etihad bedfellows – at last – but unions may make marriage a distant prospect

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/lufthansa-and-etihad-bedfellows—at-last—but-unions-may-make-marriage-a-distant-prospect-319320

Lufthansa sees Brussels long-haul fleet decision next year

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/lufthansa-ma-brussels-airlines-fleet-idUSFWN1EA03G

Lufthansa ‘to absorb Air Berlin’

Read more: http://www.dw.com/en/lufthansa-to-absorb-air-berlin/a-36825645

Middle East Airlines Start to Feel Pressure From Weakening Global Economy

Read more: http://www.wsj.com/articles/middle-east-airlines-start-to-feel-pressure-from-weakening-global-economy-1482150048

Norwegian Airline to Make Millions on Asian Tourists With Russia’s Consent

Read more: https://sputniknews.com/business/201612191048731258-norway-russia-siberia-airline-tourism/

Oil price predicted to remain static in 2017

Read more: http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/64456/oil-price-predicted-to-remain-static-in-2017

Scottish parliament sets timetable for reducing airline tax

Read more: http://atwonline.com/government-affairs/scottish-parliament-sets-timetable-reducing-airline-tax

The last frontier of consumerizing travel lives in the workplace

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2016/12/17/the-last-frontier-of-consumerizing-travel-lives-in-the-workplace/

United Airlines CEO highlights carrier’s role in US-China market

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/united-airlines-ceo-highlights-carriers-role-in-us-china-market-626638

US DoT announces members of new working group on improving air service to small communities

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/us-transportation-acting-assistant-secretary-rosenberg-announces-membership-of-working-group-on-im-626905

Irish Aviation News:

Aeroflot Group to lease ten Boeing 737-800s from SB Leasing Ireland

Read more: http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/51705-aeroflot-group-to-lease-ten-b737-800s-from-sb-leasing

Belfast airport celebrates 5 million travellers

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/belfast-airport-celebrates-5-million-travellers-35305757.html

Belfast International Airport passenger numbers cements its place in top 10 across UK

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/belfast-international-airport-passenger-numbers-cements-its-place-in-top-10-across-uk-35305639.html

Britain’s Flybe names Christine Ourmieres-Widener former head of rival CityJet as CEO

Read more: http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-flybe-group-ceo-idUKKBN1490ON

Dublin Airport handles 27m passengers to reach new record

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/dublin-airport-handles-27m-passengers-to-reach-new-record-1.2911533

MHC Tech Law: Regulating drones for safety, security and privacy

Read more: https://www.siliconrepublic.com/enterprise/regulating-drones-data-protection-privacy

Ryanair confirms reduction in services from Shannon Airport

Read more: http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/home/228248/ryanair-confirms-reduction-in-services-from-shannon-airport.html

Ryanair expands Spanish base routes in S17

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/270485/ryanair-expands-spanish-base-routes-in-s17/

Ryanair poised to overtake BA as biggest UK airline

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/ryanair-set-to-overtake-british-airways-as-uk-top-airline/

Stobart Air makes first profit in five years as revenue hits €122m

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/stobart-air-makes-first-profit-in-five-years-as-revenue-hits-122m-35308137.html

Thompson Aero snapped up by Chinese aviation giant AVIC

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/thompson-aero-snapped-up-by-chinese-aviation-giant-avic-35306218.html

Willie Walsh slams UK for one year delay to 10-year China visa

Read more: http://www.trbusiness.com/regional-news/europe/walsh-criticises-government-for-10-year-visa-backtracking/113264

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

To Be Updated

Tweets of the day:

@AirlineFlyer  London to Edinburgh? A Q400 at @HeathrowAirport?!  What a waste of a precious slot. Take a train.

@aviationirancom EXCLUSIVE: Iran Air’s new Airbus A321 (EP-IFA) is now in Iran Air livery ready for delivery!!! #Iran. 

@ghimlay .@USDOT has finalised @AmericanAir as winner of LAX-PEK frequency, ignoring @Delta’s arguments for the route.

@JustinMeyerKC Where does your state travel disproportionately more than anywhere else? According to @Orbitz, Kansas & Missouri goes to Germany.

@leonard_berberi #Etihad Airways, citing “an increasingly competitive landscape” says it is making an unspecified number of layoffs – AP.

‏‏‏Today’s Videos Picks:

Aviation Minister On Causes Of Congestion

https://youtu.be/7Kj3dS1hj1E

China Southern Airlines Inaugural Flight to Adelaide

https://youtu.be/cfjqMMwosnc

General Aviation: Industry and Government Perspectives and Actions 2016

https://youtu.be/ISqtVI7BNXI

#PaxEx TV: Aircraft parts become MotoArt & Aoki spins ANA Experience

https://youtu.be/35XYDyl0M58

Revitalizing General Aviation: The Future Part 23

https://youtu.be/DX49DhFAOZg

Watch #PaxEx Minute: How not to sell Basic Economy to passengers

https://youtu.be/h04ye5DJ2Qo

Watch #PaxEx Minute: Delving into details of passenger experience

https://youtu.be/OE_jxCdZW78

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