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Published on January 13th, 2017 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 13/01/2017

Aircraft Update:

EC-LQJ Airbus A320-232 c/n 1279 Vueling Airlines Ferried Barcelona-Madrid 09/01/17 prior return to lessor to AerCap for Olympus Airways ex EI-EUK.

EI-FNY Airbus A330-343 c/n 1483 Intrepid Aviation Partners Ferried Mojave-Bangor-Zurich 11-12/01/17 for Turkish Airlines ex N113NT.

EI-FTN Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44764 Ryanair First Flight 10/01/17.

N798CS Boeing 737-8K5 c/n 27989 Aero Capital Solutions Ferried Woensdrecht-Shannon 12/01/17 in Transaero Airlines colours after storage ex EI-EEA.

Global Aviation News:

Aeroflot cancels eight A350-800s

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airframes/aeroflot-cancels-eight-a350-800s

As sales slow, analyst says it’s time to cut the Boeing 787-8

Read more: http://www.heraldnet.com/business/as-sales-slow-analyst-says-its-time-to-cut-the-boeing-787-8/

‘Air India is getting as aggressive as the private sector’

Read more: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/logistics/air-india-is-getting-as-aggressive-as-the-private-sector/article9474184.ece

Airbus Talks Up U.S. Credentials Ahead of Trump Presidency

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-11/airbus-talks-up-u-s-credentials-ahead-of-trump-presidency

Boeing Jumbo-Jet Era Ending in U.S. as United Retires 747 Fleet

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-11/united-s-747-retirement-plan-marks-end-for-iconic-jumbo-in-u-s

Boeing logs $33 billion in December orders

Read more: http://atwonline.com/manufacturers/boeing-logs-33-billion-december-orders

Boeing 777X And Airbus A380 Orders Threatened By Slower Growth At Mideast 3 Airlines, Report Says

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2017/01/11/boeing-777x-and-airbus-a380-orders-threatened-by-slower-growth-at-mideast-3-airlines-report-says/#652d9a130a1a

Boeing says strength in capital markets will provide efficient aircraft financing

Read more: http://palmettobusinessdaily.com/stories/511066494-boeing-says-strength-in-capital-markets-will-provide-efficient-aircraft-financing

British Airways CEO Interview: How to Bring a Low-Cost Mindset to a Legacy Airline

Read more: https://skift.com/2017/01/11/british-airways-ceo-interview-how-to-bring-a-low-cost-mindset-to-a-legacy-airline/

Can Lufthansa bring a smile to passengers via digital personalisation?

Read more: https://www.tnooz.com/article/lufthansa-digital-aviation-forum/

Croatia Airlines Sells Five Heathrow Landing Slots to Delta Airlines

Read more: https://www.total-croatia-news.com/business/15785-croatia-airlines-sells-five-heathrow-landing-slots-to-delta-airlines

DFS announces double digit ATC fee reductions in 2017

Read more: https://centreforaviation.com/news/dfs-deutsche-flugsicherung-gmbh-flugsicherungsgebuhren-im-sinkflug-632376

Emirates challenging us for future A380 version: Airbus chief

Read more: http://gulfnews.com/business/aviation/emirates-challenging-us-for-future-a380-version-airbus-chief-1.1960477

GoAir Firms Up Order For 72 A320neo Planes Worth Rs 52,000 Crore

Read more: http://www.bloombergquint.com/business/2017/01/11/goair-firms-up-order-for-72-a320neo-planes-worth-rs-52000-crore

Here’s When United Airlines Will Officially Retire Its Last ‘Queen of the Skies’

Read more: https://www.thestreet.com/story/13950761/1/united-airlines-moves-up-boeing-747-retirement-to-end-of-2017.html

Las Vegas Number Cruncher: The facts and figures behind the US’ glitziest destination

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/270804/las-vegas-number-cruncher-the-facts-and-figures-behind-the-us-glitziest-destination/

Lufthansa Aims to Become “Most Digital Aviation Group” in 2017 

Read more: http://apex.aero/2017/01/11/lufthansa-aims-become-most-digital-aviation-group-2017#sthash.NP2irMz4.dpuf

More nonstop flights from Europe to Barents Region

Read more: https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/industry-and-energy/2017/01/more-nonstop-flights-europe-barents-region

SpiceJet eyes dreamliner for long haul budget flights

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/spicejet-eyes-dreamliner-for-long-haul-budget-flights/articleshow/56492390.cms

Swiss subsidiary at risk as Lufthansa plays down takeover speculation

Read more: http://www.fvw.com/air-berlin-swiss-subsidiary-at-risk-as-lufthansa-plays-down-takeover-speculation/393/167750/11245

Trump’s Transportation Pick Backs ‘Bold New’ Rebuilding Plan

Read more: http://www.bloombergquint.com/uselections/2017/01/11/trump-s-transportation-pick-endorses-bold-new-rebuilding-plan

United Airlines reduces seasonal capacity in the competitive US-New Zealand/Australia market

Read more: https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/united-airlines-reduces-seasonal-capacity-in-the-competitive-us-new-zealandaustralia-market-321808

United Airlines: Improving Revenue Metrics Are Crucial For Multiple Expansion

Read more: http://seekingalpha.com/article/4036119-united-airlines-improving-revenue-metrics-crucial-multiple-expansion

United Airlines Set to Trim Management Ranks in Efficiency Push

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-11/united-airlines-set-to-trim-management-ranks-in-efficiency-push

U.S. Airlines Unlikely to Face Antitrust Case on Capacity

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-11/u-s-airlines-said-unlikely-to-face-antitrust-case-on-capacity

S7 Airlines and Alfa-Bank pilot the first Russian blockchain Letter of Credit transaction

Read more: http://bravenewcoin.com/news/s7-airlines-and-alfa-bank-pilot-the-first-russian-blockchain-letter-of-credit-transaction/

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus laying on special flights for Wales v Ireland World Cup qualifier

Read more: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/business/business-news/aer-lingus-laying-special-flights-12435971

Aer Lingus Regional’s Donegal services carried 25% more people in 2016

Read more: http://www.highlandradio.com/2017/01/12/aer-lingus-regionals-donegal-services-carried-25-more-people-in-2016/ 

Announcing a special publication to mark 70 years of duty free & travel retail

Read more: https://www.moodiedavittreport.com/announcing-a-special-publication-to-mark-70-years-of-duty-free-travel-retail/

Brussels Airlines Wet-Leases CityJet Superjets

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/awincommercial/brussels-airlines-wet-leases-cityjet-superjets

CDB Aviation Lease Finance Appoints Peter Chang As New President & Chief Executive Officer

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/32577

Hynes very confident about Shannon Airport’s future

Read more: http://clareherald.com/2017/01/hynes-very-confident-about-shannon-airports-future-41319/

In-flight food deal takes off for Co Down family-run salad firm

Read more: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/news/inflight-food-deal-takes-off-for-co-down-familyrun-salad-firm-35360115.html

Ireland’s Air Traffic Grew Over 8% in 2016

Read more: https://www.iaa.ie/news/2017/01/11/ireland’s-air-traffic-grew-over-8-in-2016

NAC assigned a BBB investment grade credit rating by Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Read more: http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/32557

Record airlift of thoroughbreds from Ireland to China as 76 animals airlifted from Shannon

Read more: http://www.blueskyexecutiveaviation.co.uk/issue_399/Record_airlift_of_thoroughbreds_from_Ireland_to_China_as_76_animals_airlifted_from_Shannon.htm

Record 2016 For Dublin Airport With Almost 28M Passengers

Read more: https://www.dublinairport.com/latest-news/detail/record-2016-for-dublin-airport-with-almost-28m-passengers

Ryanair adds nine new London Stansted routes and plans for “prudent” UK growth as Brexit looms

Read more: http://www.cityam.com/256909/ryanair-adds-nine-new-london-stansted-routes-and-plans

Ryanair consolidates position as the most used airline in Spain

Read more: http://spanishnewstoday.com/ryanair-consolidates-position-as-the-most-used-airline-in-spain_84393-a.html

Ryanair linking up with long-haul carriers for ‘seamless’ baggage transfer

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/breaking-news/irish-news/ryanair-linking-up-with-longhaul-carriers-for-seamless-baggage-transfer-35362729.html

Ryanair leads European LCCs’ traffic gains in 2016

Read more: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ryanair-leads-european-lccs-traffic-gains-in-2016-432944/

Ryanair: Only technicalities remains Norwegian deal [Norwegian]

Read more: http://www.hegnar.no/Nyheter/Boers-finans/2017/01/Ryanair-Kun-teknikaliteter-gjenstaar-for-Norwegian-avtale

Ryanair Rows Back From Brexit Gloom With New London Services

Read more: http://www.bloombergquint.com/onweb/2017/01/12/ryanair-rows-back-from-its-brexit-gloom-with-new-london-services

Shannon Chamber Welcomes New Airport Schedule

Read more: http://www.clare.fm/news/shannon-chamber-welcomes-new-airport-schedule

Urgent Call To Prioritise Road To Shannon Airport For Upgrade Works

Read more: http://www.clare.fm/news/urgent-call-prioritise-road-shannon-airport-upgrade-works

VIP terminal extension at Belfast International granted

Read more: http://www.blueskyexecutiveaviation.co.uk/issue_399/VIP_terminal_extension_at_Belfast_International_granted.htm

Acumen Aviation Blog Posts:

Acumen Aviation attending International conferences Dublin 

http://acumen.typepad.com/acumen_aviation_blog/2017/01/acumen-attending-internationalconferencesindublin.html 

China Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 10 January

Read more: http://acumen.typepad.com/acumen_aviation_blog/2017/01/china-aircraft-leasing-newsletter-10-january.html

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 10 January  

Read more: http://acumen.typepad.com/acumen_aviation_blog/2017/01/irish-aircraft-leasing-newsletter-10-january-.html

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 10 January

Read more: http://acumen.typepad.com/acumen_aviation_blog/2017/01/irish-commercial-aircraft-update-10-january.html 

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Free Lecture An Introduction to Aer Lingus – Guests, Growth and Gateway by CEO Stephen Kavanagh: http://bit.ly/2i5Up8d

Tweets of the day:

@e_russell “It’s a bittersweet milestone,” says United pres Kirby on decision to retire its 20 747s by Q4.

@jonostrower  Boeing vs. Airbus, a study in cyclical and non-cyclical corporate behavior. How do you win on cost? Instability is very expensive. #redblue.

@jonostrower  Flying a 757 home tonight. New bins, seats, IFE, winglets. Boeing pondering Max 10, it’s evident this jet had room yet to evolve.

@RomainC82 MSN 88, the 1st customer #Airbus #A350-1000 for @qatarairways is outdoor in Station 18, near MSN 104 (9th A350 for Finnair, F-WZFW / OH-LWI).

@winglets747  British Airways CEO Alex Cruz: “No bullshit, just get things done.”

@winglets747 BA CEO predicts McDonald’s will change the price of Coca-Cola throughout the day, reflecting greater dynamic pricing.

‏‏‏Today’s Videos Picks:

Augmented Reality With Airbus Combined Vision System

https://youtu.be/5MaP7N_ifRM

Behind the Scenes with Ignatius Ong, CEO of Firefly Airlines

https://youtu.be/TqbycJMpDGU

Delta CEO: Trump winning boosted our EPS

http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000583513

Middle Seat: The Annual U.S. Airline Scorecard

https://youtu.be/wr3EZa22Xz4

Record airlift of Irish horses to China

https://youtu.be/6uzkPVMrQBY

Some airlines are moving

https://youtu.be/DsIxZZLekx8

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