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Published on March 20th, 2017 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 20/03/2017

Acumen Aviation Blog Posts:

Airbus Disrupts travel market with unique Airbus A380 online booking tool: http://bit.ly/2n944BN

Boeing 737 MAX 8 Gains FAA Certification as Boeing 737 MAX 9 Rolls out: http://bit.ly/2nuUVRq

Embraer Rolls Out the E195-E2: http://bit.ly/2n2dNZY

Thought Leadership: ISTAT Americas Industry Outlook: http://bit.ly/2ndlixZ

Aircraft Update:

EI-FPM Candair CRJ900 c/n 15429 Cityjet Delivered Montréal-Keflavik-Helsinki 16/03/17 in SAS Airlies colours.

EI-FZE Boeing 737-800 c/n 44778 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 17/03/17.

N494CS Boeing 737-4MO c/n 29202 GECAS Ferried Lasham-Shannon-Gander-Portsmouth-Dothan 17/03/17 for cargo converison ex 5N-BPR.

N764CK Boeing 767-3P6 c/n 26234 Kalitta Air Delivered Teruel-Willow Run-Oscoda–Wurtsmith 17/03/17 prior cargo converison ex EI-UNB.

N804MD Embraer 170SU c/n 17000016 GECAS Ferried Griffiss International-Fort Lauderdale-Luis Muñoz Marín-Salgado Filho International 13-14/03/17 prior delivery to S7 Airlines. 

5N-JID Airbus A330-223 c/n 927 Arik Air Ferried Lagos-Bordeaux 17/03/17 after storage ex EI-EWG.

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Dublin Airport Launches No Drone Zone: http://bit.ly/2mqzMtn 

Global Aviation News:

Air Canada’s Chief Says U.S. Becoming More Competitive

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-15/air-canada-s-chief-sees-trump-as-a-stronger-ally-than-trudeau

Airlines: The New Business Model That Is Changing The Game

Read more: http://seekingalpha.com/article/4052635-airlines-new-business-model-changing-game

Alitalia announces major re-think in business model

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airlines/alitalia-announces-major-re-think-business-model 

Alitalia cuts into narrowbody fleet as board approves new plan

Read more: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/alitalia-cuts-into-narrowbody-fleet-as-board-approve-435211/

Argentine ULCC startup Flybondi to launch with Boeing 737-800s

Read more: http://atwonline.com/airlines/argentine-ulcc-startup-flybondi-launch-boeing-737-800s

BA’s Owner to Launch Cut-Price Airline Between U.S. and Europe

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-17/british-airways-owner-enters-discount-long-haul-with-level-arm 

China’s Homemade C919 Jet Poised for First Flight by End-April

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-17/china-s-homemade-c919-jet-poised-for-first-flight-by-end-april

Government May Amend Rules On 100% Ownership By Foreign Airlines

Read more: https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/2017/03/15/government-may-amend-rules-on-100-ownership-by-foreign-airlines

Enroute A380 wake flips Challenger 604 upside down

Read more: http://flightservicebureau.org/enroute-a380-wake-flips-challenger-604-upside-down/

Etihad Plans Its First A380 Paris Flights as Terror Fears Ease

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-15/etihad-plans-its-first-a380-paris-flights-as-terror-fears-ease

HNA Buys Fourth Site Near Old Hong Kong Airport for Mega-Project

Read more: https://www.bloombergquint.com/markets/2017/03/16/hna-buys-fourth-site-near-old-hong-kong-airport-for-mega-project

Hong Kong Losing Sheen Makes Cathay Business Model Obsolete

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-15/hong-kong-losing-sheen-renders-cathay-business-model-obsolete-j0bkpqhi

JR Technologies and IAG Join Forces to Develop NDC Software

Read more: http://www.baystreet.ca/viewarticle.aspx?id=457279

Kuwait Airways Grows 777 Fleet…And Moves Tech Stop To Manchester

Read more: http://aviationweek.com/blog/kuwait-airways-grows-777-fleetand-moves-tech-stop-manchester

Lufthansa Profit to Fall This Year as Fares Extend Slide

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-16/lufthansa-profit-to-slide-as-fares-fall-while-fuel-costs-rebound

Norwegian’s CEO says he will halt Swedish expansion if aviation tax passes — and move to Denmark or Norway instead

Read more: http://nordic.businessinsider.com/norwegian-airs-ceo-wants-to-create-an-asian-tourist-boom-in-sweden—if-its-politicians-play-ball-2017-3/

Pope’s favourite airline is the latest premium carrier to go budget

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/italy/articles/alitalia-becomes-low-cost-budget-airline-italy/ 

Regional airports seeing change in airline business

Read more: http://www.waow.com/story/34899649/regional-airports-seeing-change-in-airline-business

Southwest Will Ditch Pneumatic Tubes and Paper Tickets in $800 Million Upgrade

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-15/pneumatic-tubes-paper-tickets-make-last-gasp-at-southwest-air

Trump to Propose Spinning Off U.S. Air-Traffic Control From FAA

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-03-16/trump-to-propose-spinning-off-u-s-air-traffic-control-from-faa

United’s New Flights Stoke Fears of a Seat Glut Across Industry

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-15/united-plans-more-seats-stoking-concerns-of-too-much-capacity

Wall Street Frets as United and American Duel For Share at Key Hubs

Read more: https://skift.com/2017/03/16/wall-street-frets-as-united-and-american-duel-for-share-at-key-hubs/

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus increases capacity on Dublin-Toronto route 

Read more: https://www.skiesmag.com/news/aer-lingus-gauges-toronto-service-airbus-a330-200/#sthash.DdMByjxP.dpuf

Airport shareholder tussle cast shadow over proposed Pardubice Ryanair link 

Read more: http://www.radio.cz/en/section/business/airport-shareholder-tussle-cast-shadow-over-proposed-pardubice-ryanair-l

Alitalia will end code-share with Air France on Paris-Dublin as one of a long list of terminations

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/271754/alitalia-further-downsizes-air-france-klm-codeshare-routes-in-s17 

Alan Joyce’s advice to other airlines after his Qantas success? Adapt

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/alan-joyce-s-advice-to-other-airlines-after-his-qantas-success-adapt-1.3012959

CDB Leasing aims for 500-600 aircraft portfolio

Read more: https://leehamnews.com/2017/03/16/cdb-leasing-aims-500-600-aircraft-portfolio/

Developing and maintaining a route network – BHD shares the secrets of its success

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/271848/developing-and-maintaining-a-route-network-bhd-shares-the-secrets-of-its-success/

EI-FVN Boeing 737-800 Norwegian First Flight

Read more: http://boeing-test-flights.blogspot.ie/2017/03/ei-fvn-b737-800-norwegian-first-flight.html

How Brexit is fracturing the Irish market for British tourists

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/brexit/how-brexit-is-fracturing-the-irish-market-for-british-tourists-35544023.html

New destinations, records and tackling legislation – what’s next for BFS?

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/271830/new-destinations-records-and-tackling-legislation-whats-next-for-bfs 

Oakland: New European airline will connect Bay Area with Barcelona

Read more: http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/03/17/oakland-new-european-airline-will-connect-bay-area-with-barcelona/

Qantas Turnaround Wizard Joyce Has a One-Word Lesson for Cathay

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-16/qantas-turnaround-wizard-joyce-has-a-one-word-lesson-for-cathay

Rescue 116 tragedy: History of the Irish Coast Guard

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/tragedy-of-rescue-116-history-of-the-irish-coast-guard-445415.html

Ryanair faces ‘headwinds’ against earnings target

Read more: http://www.irishexaminer.com/business/ryanair-faces-headwinds-against-earnings-target-445309.html

Ryanair: New Poznan Base Announced

Read more: http://www.finchannel.com/tourism-and-travel/63983-ryanair-new-poznan-base-announced

Ryanair and Wizz Air sees growth potential in Ukraine skies

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/271829/ryanair-and-wizz-air-sees-growth-potential-in-ukraine-skies/

Shannon Airport new headline sponsors of the Travel Media Awards

Read more: http://www.travelmedia.ie/press-releases/shannon-airport/shannon-airport-new-headline-sponsors-travel-media-awards/

Shannon to draw up masterplan to help secure future of airport

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/shannon-to-draw-up-masterplan-to-help-secure-future-of-airport-35535705.html

Travel Extra’s Sunday Supplement 19 March

Read more: http://eepurl.com/cG46Pv

White Paper: Spotlight on Northern Ireland

Read more: http://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/271870/white-paper-spotlight-on-northern-ireland/ 

Walsh’s IAG beats O’Leary to the transatlantic chase

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/walshs-iag-beats-oleary-to-the-transatlantic-chase-35541747.html

Tweets of the day:

@AAPAirlines Closer collaboration of airports, airlines & governments key to coordinating infrastructure planning decisions to meet future demand growth.

@Airlineroute IBERIA and QATAR Airways to launch reciprocal codeshare partnership from 20MAR17.

@airlineroute IBERIA and QATAR Airways to launch reciprocal codeshare partnership from 20MAR17.

@JournoDannyAsia However @cathaypacific probably needs an IAG style Willie Walsh slasher to deliver huge transformation and change.

@RedHotSquirrel  Ryanair will have more competition, as other destinations in Europe are set to follow. This is “just the start”, says Willie Walsh, IAG CEO. 

@vl_bryan Lufthansa to base further 5 A350s at Munich, on top of 10 already announced.

@winglets747  Boeing’s head of Asia sales: Alan needs an up-gauge but sorry John, we have the 777X.

@winglets747  This has potential to be significant: HNA buys into owner of Asiana Airlines, Kumho.

‏‏‏‏Today’s Videos Picks:

Airlines reluctant to fly to alternative airport in Kaduna

https://youtu.be/DjZcRNYcKuc

Boeing takes off in China with first overseas plant – corporate

https://youtu.be/q6ioCWZXFeM

Caitriona Toner of American Airlines March 14 2017

https://youtu.be/Pwdjf7lYUsY

LEVEL – IAG’s new airline brand

https://youtu.be/J4JfJ5OyUoI

Lufthansa forecasts 2017 profit fall

https://youtu.be/3tNoyesF0wg

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