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Published on December 22nd, 2016 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 22/12/2016

Aircraft Update:

N535NK Airbus A319-131 c/n 4403 Spirit Airlines Delivered GYR-GUS 20/12/16 ex EI-FVC leased from CIT Leasing Corporation.

N536NK Airbus A319-131 c/n 4422 Spirit Airlines Registered 15/12/16  at Goodyear prior delivery from CIT Leasing Corporation ex EI-FVD. 

Global Aviation News:

ABC7 exclusive: Error sends jet from LAX into flight path of other plane 

Read more: http://abc7.com/1664275/

Air Ubers and Air Taxis Are Set to Disrupt the Commercial Airline Industry

Read more: https://www.thestreet.com/story/13925939/1/air-ubers-and-air-taxis-are-set-to-disrupt-the-commercial-airline-industry.html

Alaska Airlines expects USD5m to USD10m impact from Delta’s codeshare termination

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/alaska-airlines-sec-filing-form-8-k-626894

A4E CEO’s wishlist 2017

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/32313

Boeing Deepens Jetliner Job Cuts as Risk of Sales Downturn Looms

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-19/boeing-plans-more-job-cuts-for-the-commercial-airplane-business

“Brussels Airlines loses at all levels”, says a renowned economist 

Read more: http://www.luchtzak.be/airlines/brussels-airlines/brussels-airlines-loses-levels-says-renowned-economist/

Chorus Aviation announces launch of aircraft leasing subsidiary and a $200 million private placement of convertible debt units to Fairfax Financial

Read more: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/chorus-aviation-announces-launch-of-aircraft-leasing-subsidiary-and-a-200-million-private-placement-of-convertible-debt-units-to-fairfax-financial-2016-12-19

Emirates and IAG – Chalk and Cheese of the Airline Business

Read more: http://www.jlsconsulting.co.uk/2016/12/20/emirates-iag-global-leaders-different-businesses/

Flybe Names Ex-CityJet Head as New Chief to Lead Heathrow Push

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-20/flybe-names-ex-cityjet-head-as-new-chief-to-lead-heathrow-push

LCC jetBlue sets ambitious cost targets; quiets critics over staying power of its business model

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/lcc-jetblue-sets-ambitious-cost-targets-quiets-critics-over-staying-power-of-its-business-model-319294

Lufthansa folds Brussels Airlines into Eurowings, keeping dual brands. LH has many balls in the air

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/lufthansa-folds-brussels-airlines-into-eurowings-keeping-dual-brands-lh-has-many-balls-in-the-air-319668

MH370 Officials: Crash Site Could Be North of Search Area

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-20/urgent-mh370-officials-crash-site-could-be-north-of-search-area

Norwegian is set to overtake Scandinavian Airlines by the end of 2016

Read more: http://nordic.businessinsider.com/norwegian-is-set-to-overtake-scandinavian-airlines-by-the-end-of-2016-2016-12

Pentagon Refutes Trump on F-35’s ‘Out of Control’ Costs

Read more: http://www.bloombergquint.com/onweb/2016/12/19/pentagon-works-to-refute-trump-on-f-35-s-out-of-control-costs

Price War Flares as Airlines in India Dismiss OPEC Deal Risk

Read more: http://www.bloombergquint.com/markets/2016/12/19/cheap-tickets-get-cheaper-in-india-as-airlines-resume-fare-war

Thai Airways Outlook Part 1: capacity, widebody fleet expansion resumes in 2017 with focus on Europe

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/thai-airways-outlook-part-1-capacity-widebody-fleet-expansion-resumes-in-2017-with-focus-on-europe-318747

The Trump Era Throws up Challenges and Opportunities for US Travel 

Read more: http://blog.euromonitor.com/2016/11/trump-era-challenges-opportunities-us-travel.html

United takes first 777-300ER amid widebody fleet shifts

Read more: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/united-takes-first-777-300er-amid-widebody-fleet-shi-432653/

U.S. Appeals WTO Ruling on Boeing Subsidies

Read more: https://www.bna.com/us-appeals-wto-n73014448807/

World’s Fastest-Growing Airline Market Is Cutting Fares as Oil Prices Rise

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-19/cheap-tickets-get-cheaper-in-india-as-airlines-resume-fare-war

Irish Aviation News:

AerCap Names Peter Juhas Chief Financial Officer

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/32294

Aer Lingus adds transatlantic connectivity from Newquay over Dublin Hub 

Read more: https://www.cornwallairportnewquay.com/press/press-releases/newquay-to-north-america-and-canada-from-just-229-each-way

Arctic Aviation Assets closes financing of 2 x A320neo on lease to Hong Kong Express

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/32295

ASG partners with Aluminium Offshore to help deliver world-class facilities in support of helicopter operations

Read more: http://www.asg.ie/latest-news/asg-partners-with-aluminium-offshore-to-help-deliver-world-class-facilities-in-support-of-helicopter-operations

Avolon delivers one B737-800 to Aerolineas Argentinas

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/32314

Flybe Names Ex-CityJet Head as New Chief to Lead Heathrow Push

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-20/flybe-names-ex-cityjet-head-as-new-chief-to-lead-heathrow-push

FPG Amentum sells two Volaris A320s

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/32304

Norwegian’s subsidiary Arctic Aviation Assets has completed sale and leaseback of three Boeing 737-800 and established a credit facility

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/32315

Revealed: How many tourists visited Northern Ireland this year?

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/revealed-how-many-tourists-visited-northern-ireland-this-year-35306207.html

Shannon Airport Management Confident Of Increased Growth In 2017

Read more: http://www.clare.fm/news/shannon-airport-managment-confident-increased-growth-2017

Thompson Aero: Highly profitable yet low-profile success

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/thompson-aero-highly-profitable-yet-lowprofile-success-35306979.html

The Court confirms that Ireland must recover the sum of €8 per passenger from airlines benefiting from unlawful State aid

Read more: http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/upload/docs/application/pdf/2016-12/cp160142en.pdf

Travellers can now buy Boatyard Double Gin at Belfast International Airport

Read more: http://www.irishnews.com/business/businessnews/2016/12/21/news/boatyard-at-the-airport-846098/

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

To Be Updated

Tweets of the day:

@ASM_Ltd The largest indirect market out of Asia in 2015 was Jakarta to Jeddah – on average 457 passengers per day each way.

@ghimlay .@Aerolineas_AR has re-negotiated its 737 order with @BoeingAirplanes, to become first Latin American operator of the 737 Max.

@ghimlay .@HawaiianAir expects three-month delay to delivery of its first three A321neos (powered by P&W), pushed to Q4 2017.

@ghimlay .@LATAM_BRA plans to keep Brazil capacity flat or grow up to 2% in 2017 (just slightly more than this year).

@JohnLStrickland This would indeed be a radical change if true Sources: Etihad to Ditch CEO James Hogan.

@KianiKress Hidden in a lengthy release: @lufthansa low cost @eurowings starts 4-jet-base in @MUC_Airport with newly wetleased @airberlin planes 2017.

@SpaethFlies German charter #airline @AzurAir launching in April with 3 #B767-300, from Azur Russia, @Aeromexico @euroatlantic 334 seats each, D-AZUA-UC.

‏‏‏Today’s Videos Picks:

Airborne 12.19.16: Part 23 Update, CYGNSS Succeeds, Skycatcher Destruction

https://youtu.be/aOXQe4yHKGw

Airborne 12.20.16: G600 1st Flt, Aldrin Honors Glenn, EAA Airshow Lineup

https://youtu.be/p-CqV4S9Fbc

Airborne 12.21.16: Huerta Staying On?, WAI Hall of Fame, Another SubSonex

https://youtu.be/U13CfkejVUs

Can United Soar Above Its Chinese Rivals?

http://bloom.bg/2hSZntb

Don’t Have Anyone Engaged in IPO: Porter Airlines

http://bloom.bg/2hkuPNh

Industrial Action: Aviation Unions Picket Arik Air In Lagos

https://youtu.be/_KszMucKN6I

The First G600 Flight

https://youtu.be/gMA97t1rmG4

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