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Published on January 6th, 2017 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 06/01/2017

Aircraft Update:

ER-JIM Airbus A300-605R(F) c/n 643 AeroUnion Delivered Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen-Shannon-Ottawa-Mexico City 30/31-12/16 to become XA-.

N536NK Airbus A319-133 c/n 4422 Spirit Airlines Delivered Goodyear-Tampa International 04/01/17 leased from CIT Aerospace.

OM-EEX Boeing 737-4Q8 c/n 26302 AirExplore Ferried Bratislava-Keflavik-Québec City-Miami 02/3-01/17 prior freighter conversion ex EI-FBR.

OY-JTR Boeing 737-73A c/n 28497 JetTime being prepared for delivery at Shannon 04/01/17 ex C-FKEJ.

UR-PSV Boeing 737-8AS c/n 35017 Ukraine International Registered at Dublin 04/01/17 prior delivery ex EI-EFV.

2-ITLG Boeing 737-8K5 c/n 27983 Primera Air Scandinavia being prepared for delivery at Shannon 04/01/17 to become OY-PSI.

Global Aviation News:

Air Canada stock outperforms all North American airline peers in 2016

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/air-canada-stock-outperforms-all-north-american-airline-peers-in-2016-630105

Belgium wants to boost border checks

Read more: http://www.dw.com/en/belgium-wants-to-boost-border-checks/a-37009597

British Airways Faces Strike Next Week as Crews Reject Pay Deal

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-04/british-airways-faces-strike-next-week-as-crews-reject-pay-deal

BOC Aviation Takes Delivery Of 250th Aircraft From Airbus

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/32466

Boeing changes to Customer Codes – Puget Sound blog 

Read more: http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.ie/2017/01/blog-changes-regarding-boeing-changes.html

Cheap Oil Drives Airline Growth, Despite Falling GDP

Read more: http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2017-01-02/cheap-oil-drives-airline-growth-despite-falling-gdp

China Eastern Airlines annual pax exceed 100m for the first time in 2016, 8th profitable year

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/china-eastern-airlines-20161-629814

China Southern Airlines fleet exceeds 700 in 2016

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/china-southern-airlines-2016–629845

Embraer, contrary to others, looks to momentum in 2017

Read more: https://leehamnews.com/2017/01/03/pontifications-embraer-contrary-others-looks-momentum-2017/

Eurowings: new Munich routes outsourced to airberlin. Frankfurt hub may be next for Lufthansa’s LCC

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/analysis/eurowings-new-munich-routes-outsourced-to-airberlin-frankfurt-hub-may-be-next-for-lufthansas-lcc-321550

FAA Shelves Aircraft Engine Parts Policy

Read more: http://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2017-01-04/faa-shelves-aircraft-engine-parts-policy

Falcon 2000LXS joins Luxaviation UK charter fleet

Read more: https://corporatejetinvestor.com/articles/falcon-2000lxs-joins-luxaviation-uk-charter-fleet-602/

German demand falls below Spain in 2016; airberlin, Eurowings and TUIfly still finalising S17 as Germania, Ryanair and Wizz Air attack

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2017/01/05/airberlin-eurowings-tuifly-still-finalising-s17-plans/

HNA Group launches route attack on UK

Read more: http://orientaviation.com/articles/2368/hna-group-launches-route-attack-on-uk

Higher Fuel and Labor Costs Mean You’ll Pay More to Fly in 2017

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-05/higher-fuel-and-labor-costs-mean-you-ll-pay-more-to-fly-in-2017

How Blockchain Technology Can Improve the Airline Industry

Read more: https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/blockchain-technology-can-improve-airline-industry/

How to… market new routes as an airline

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/270467/how-to-market-new-routes-as-an-airline/

IAG plans long-haul, low-cost flights from Barcelona

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airlines/iag-plans-long-haul-low-cost-flights-barcelona

ICAO outlines priorities to 2018

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/icao-international-civil-aviation-day-623386

IndiGo, SpiceJet Raise Red Flag Over FDI Norms In Aviation

Read more: http://www.bloombergquint.com/business/2017/01/04/indigo-spicejet-raise-red-flag-over-fdi-norms-in-aviation

Is Emirates Airline Running Out of Sky?

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-01-05/is-emirates-airline-running-out-of-sky

Kuwait Airways celebrates New Year with arrival of second Boeing 777-300ER

Read more: http://news.kuwaittimes.net/website/kuwait-airways-celebrates-new-year-arrival-second-boeing-777-300er/

Lufthansa Group to recruit over 3000 new staff in 2017

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/lufthansa-group-to-hire-more-than-3000-new-staff-in-2017-630398

Market, other factors emerging, creating Boeing 787 concern

Read more: https://leehamnews.com/2017/01/04/market-factors-emerging-creating-boeing-787-concern/

Monarch chief calls for ‘hard’ EU exit

Read more: http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/64584/monarch-chief-calls-for-hard-eu-exit

Norwegian details plans for 2017

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airlines/norwegian-details-plans-2017

North American carriers help airline sector report improved profits

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/270696/north-american-carriers-help-airline-sector-report-improved-profits/

Pressure on airlines to lower Heathrow domestic fares

Read more: https://www.businesstraveller.com/business-travel/2017/01/03/pressure-airlines-lower-heathrow-domestic-fares/

Saudia retires E170 fleet, to remove 25 aircraft in 2017

Read more: http://centreforaviation.com/news/———630118

The Door Is Closing For The Airbus A380

Read more: http://seekingalpha.com/article/4033430-door-closing-airbus-a380

They’re Giddy in the Private-Jet Industry at Dawn of Trump Era

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-03/they-re-giddy-in-the-private-jet-industry-at-dawn-of-trump-era

Travel predictions for 2017

Read more: http://www.1011now.com/content/news/Travel-predictions-for-2017-409658965.html

Uncertain Times: The global airline industry’s 2017 watch points

Read more: http://atwonline.com/blog/uncertain-times-global-airline-industry-s-2017-watch-points

With pilots deal, WestJet set to expand long-haul flights

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/westjet-widebodied-expansion-1.3921395

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus Regional Dublin-Liverpool service comes to an end Thursday

Read more: http://www.travelextra.ie/aer-lingus-regional-dublin-liverpool-service-comes-end-thursday/

Aer Lingus best fit for IAG CEO Willie Walsh to champion new Barcelona based long-haul LCC carrier writes Yovanna Blanco [Spanish]

Read more: http://www.expansion.com/blogs/up-in-the-air/2016/12/25/willie-tiene-un-barquito.html 

Aer Lingus: recruitment days in Italy in January 2017 [Italian]

Read more: http://www.avionews.it/index.php?corpo=see_news_home.php&news_id=1201161&pagina_chiamante=index.php

Boeing, GECAS Announce Order for 75 737 MAXs

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/32458

Cork Airport concentrates on new destinations

Read more: http://www.eveningecho.ie/cork-news/cork-airport-concentrates-new-destinations/2599410/

EasyJet completes 10 A319 S&LB with Aircastle

Read more: http://www.aircraftinvestor.com/articles/aircraft-finance/easyjet-completes-10-a319-slb-with-aircastle-897/

Fearghal O’Connor: Busier 2017 in prospect for Irish airports [Paywall]

Read more: https://www.businesspost.ie/opinion/fearghal-oconnor-busier-2017-prospect-irish-airports-374876

Intrepid Highlights 2016 Activity and Commitment to Growth

Read more: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170104006218/en

Intrepid sold A330-300 to Floreat Aviation

Read more: https://www.aerotime.aero/en/aviation-finance/deals-and-transactions/16316-intrepid-sold-a330-300-to-floreat-aviation

Kahala Aviation Announces New Engine Purchases

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/32429

Merrill Lynch cuts Ryanair, highlights IAG’s attractions

Read more: http://www.digitallook.com/news/broker-recommendations/merrill-lynch-cuts-ryanair-highlights-iags-attractions–2413298.html

New wind turbine could ‘impact negatively’ on safety of flight path – Irish Aviation Authority

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/new-wind-turbine-could-impact-negatively-on-safety-of-flight-path-irish-aviation-authority-35341354.html

Passengers furious as Ryanair flight from Sweden delayed by 24 hours

Read more: http://www.thelocal.se/20170104/passengers-furious-as-ryanair-flight-from-sweden-delayed-by-24-hours

Rise of Ryanair, Norwegian Eclipses Europe’s Old Airline Order

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-05/rise-of-ryanair-norwegian-eclipses-europe-s-old-airline-order

Ryanair carries record 117m passengers in 2016

Read more: http://www.wort.lu/en/business/expansion-in-eu-airports-ryanair-carries-record-117m-passengers-in-2016-586e5bb853590682caf1751b

Ryanair confirms axing Paphos-Athens route

Read more: http://cyprus-mail.com/2017/01/03/ryanair-confirms-axing-paphos-athens-route/

Ryanair renews with Navitaire to enhance the passenger experience 

Read more: https://www.traveldailynews.com/post/ryanair-renews-with-navitaire-to-enhance-the-passenger-experience#sthash.nESgvhKq.dpuf

Ryanair passenger numbers up 20% in December

Read more: https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2017/0104/842547-ryanair-passenger-numbers-u/

Shannon Group finance boss quits ‘for new opportunities’

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/shannon-group-finance-boss-quits-for-new-opportunities-35339034.html

Six Nations Wales v Ireland: Cityjet to add new routes ahead of clash

Read more: http://www.dublinlive.ie/lifestyle/travel/six-nations-wales-v-ireland-12406241

SMBC Aviation Capital directors receive €18m in benefits

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/directors-of-aircraft-leasing-firm-receive-18m-in-benefits-1.2924764

Stanfield airport eyes Dublin as possible future passenger destination

Read more: http://thechronicleherald.ca/business/1429316-stanfield-airport-emerges-as-major-cargo-hub

Staycation – Cork Politician encourages Cork people to stay in Cork

Read more: http://thecork.ie/2017/01/04/staycation-cork-politician-encourages-cork-people-to-stay-in-cork/

Trump urged to block Norwegian Air’s Ireland-US flights

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/trump-urged-to-block-norwegian-air-s-ireland-us-flights-1.2923475

YW064 Ryanair 737 line 6229 N1786B low approach on a B1 flight from Renton 21 December 

Read more: http://kpae.blogspot.ie/2016/12/paine-field-december-21.html

£2 million cost of air ambulance to be split between charity partner and health service, claims minister

Read more: http://www.irishnews.com/news/2017/01/05/news/-2-million-cost-of-air-ambulance-to-be-split-between-charity-partner-and-health-service-claims-minister-865187/

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:

@e_russell US airlines to benefit from tax depreciation changes, writes Cowen’s Becker.

@e_russell “[US] network carriers would rather have customers book up than actually buy basic economy,” writes Cowen’s Becker on new no-frills fares.

@flyLAXairport ✈️✈️ @vueling, Spain’s low-cost airline, plans to launch at LAX with flights to Barcelona in June 2017.

@IranAir_IRI #Iran looks ahead to sign deal for #ATR commercial jets. #IraAir #ATR72 @ATRaircraft #aviation #business.

@Johnslattery100  Momentum will be a key theme at Embraer Commercial Aviation in 2017. Listening carefully to customers is critical. 

@jonostrower HNA Group’s assets are now bigger than any U.S. airline & larger than IAG & Lufthansa combined.

@jonostrower One of the most expensive markets in the U.S. gets a new airline.

@winglets747  HNA seeks London Heathrow slots. Anyone selling? Based on the premiums HNA buys at, you might hit the jackpot.

‏‏‏Today’s Videos Picks:

Aviation This Week: Nigeria Upgraded To Level 3 On Aviation Safety Programme

https://youtu.be/eatf1oa6M1g

Certified: A321neo with Pratt & Whitney engines

https://youtu.be/XN24V6SmoJ4

DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase

https://youtu.be/qqtAor5IEx8

How We Travel: Green Aviation Starts Here

https://youtu.be/R70bdRCZ0Y0

IAG Cargo 2016 – A year in review with Drew Crawley

https://youtu.be/bHihf3NjBz4

Six Airline Stocks Cut at Cowen

http://bloom.bg/2j5zy6e

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