Published on January 5th, 2017 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 05 January 2017
EI-FSP Airbus A330-322 c/n 96 I-Fly Ferried Antalya-Moscow Vnukovo-Rovaniemi-Moscow Vnukovo 28-29/12/16 after interim storage.
EI-UNH Boeing 737-524 c/n 28916 TFM Aviation Ferried Moscow Vnukovo-Belgrade 28/12/16 in Transaero Airlines Imperial colours.
VQ-BIZ Boeing 737-86N c/n 28645 Yakutia Airlines Delivered Shannon-Moscow Vnukovo 23/12/16 in all white colours ex N548MS.
Global Aviation News:
Airbus Trails Boeing In 2017 But Looks More Attractive
After open-skies deal, a growth spurt in transatlantic aviation
Air Lease Corporation: The Significance Of Rates And Ratings
Berlin airport boss admits: chances of 2017 opening slim to zero
Firefly revamps to get through tough times
Helicopter Leasing Remains Attractive
HNA’s Chen Feng Flies Close to the Sun
Jet Airways to up capacity by 50% on certain domestic, international routes
Loganair boss gets off to a flying start as airline plans take off
Long-range Sukhoi SSJ100 Gains European Approval
Lufthansa welcomes its fifth A320neo into its fleet
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/32426
Smart Airports, The Future For Airline Travelers
Southwest: says Southwest Effect’ still going strong
The future of low-cost Transatlantic flights
The ruthless economics of why the airline industry won’t ever stop overbooking flights
The 20 best family holidays for 2017
Trader makes $2 million bet on JetBlue
Irish Aviation News:
A ‘foggy, boggy’ airport that warrants its Western wings
Avolon delivers another A320neo to IndiGo
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/32414
Avolon delivers one Airbus A320-200 to Vueling
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/32427
Coalition reluctant on plan for Shannon Airport pre-clearance
Department seeks further flood defences for Shannon Airport
Fledgling Ryanair clashed with minister over approval for jets
Flying them home: Aer Lingus and Ryanair’s quiet acts of compassion
How Knock airport challenged Shannon’s status
Intrepid Announces Delivery of First A330-300 to Turkish Airlines
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/32385
Intrepid Announces Sale of A330-300 Aircraft
Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/32388
Kuwait Airways expands Shannon 777-300ER operation
Kuwait Airways will continue to operate 777-300ER once a week to New York JFK from 01JAN17, daily from 15FEB17
Michael Harding: Subtle and awkward silences as families say goodbye at Knock airport
Prayers answered: how Knock defied skeptics to fly the flag for the west
Ryanair declines to say if axing Paphos-Athens route but don’t try booking flight beyond March 26
Shannon Group Targeting Growth In Employment And Tourism In 2017
The first Galway-London airmail flight
When aviator Lilian had head in Antrim clouds one more time
Why Irish airports aren’t too worried about losing US pre-clearance bragging rights
Why Ryanair is offering package holidays now
Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 2 January: http://bit.ly/2iZkj2r
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 2 January: http://bit.ly/2iuVBE2
Tweets of the day:
@a380fanclub Today’s double delivery brings total A380 deliveries in 2016 to 28, 1 more than 2015 and 2 less than record 2014. We won’t see this again.
@Cmdr_Hadfield 14. A solar powered airplane flew across the Pacific Ocean for the first time, highlighting a new era of energy possibilities.
@emirates We had an all-time record delivery of 20 @Airbus A380s in 2016, taking our A380 fleet count to 92.
@JamesDrewNews And so it begins! USAF launches $16.3 billion T-X next-gen trainer competition, seeking 350 aircraft.
@winglets747 I wouldn’t say AirAsia is trying to “steal traffic”. Marketshare yes, but overall growth – consumers & economies win.
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