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Published on March 30th, 2017 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 30/03/2017

Acumen Aviation Blog Posts:

Airbus establishes new training facility in India to meet growing demand: http://bit.ly/2nKLtfb

Acumen Aviation Announces Launch Of EMPower: http://bit.ly/2mYDCaq

Bombardier CS Series completes landmark flights: http://bit.ly/2ng1q95

China Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 27 March: http://bit.ly/2nXctsr  

Global Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 27 March: http://bit.ly/2nEdHIn

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 27 March: http://bit.ly/2nEbsF2

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 27 March: http://bit.ly/2nrrmlL

Aircraft Update:

OE-IFB Boeing 747-4B5ERF c/n 33516 Altavair AirFinance air-test at Victorville 25/03/17 prior delivery to ASL Airlines Belgium.

OE-IFD Boeing 747-4B5ERF c/n 33945 Altavair AirFinance air-test at Victorville 25/03/17 prior delivery to ASL Airlines Belgium.

9V-SLK Airbus A320-233 c/n 3821 Silk Air Ferried Singapore-Sharjah-Athens-Shannon-Kemble 25-27/03/17 for part-out & scrap.

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

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

Global Aviation News:

American Air to Invest $200 Million in China Southern Deal

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-28/china-southern-agrees-on-stock-sale-to-american-air-code-share

Intensifying competition in airline industry

Read more: http://www.thestar.com.my/business/business-news/2017/03/28/intensifying-competition-in-airline-industry/

Long Haul Low Cost operations from Central Europe

Read more: Read more: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/long-haul-low-cost-operations-from-central-europe-dziudzik-fcca

Lufthansa Warns Brexit to Hit U.K. Airlines as EU Plays Tough

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-28/lufthansa-warns-brexit-to-hit-u-k-airlines-as-eu-plays-tough

Made-In-India Dornier 228 Civilian Plane Set To Take Flight In May 

Read more: https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/2017/03/27/made-in-india-dornier-228-civilian-plane-set-to-take-flight-in-may

New airline faced delay on take-off

Read more: http://www.newsinenglish.no/2017/03/27/new-airline-faced-delay-on-take-off/

Pratt to Supply Spare Engines as Turbofan Glitches Persist

Read more: https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/2017/03/27/pratt-to-supply-replacement-engines-as-turbofan-glitches-persist

Qatar Air Chief Accelerates India Push, Plans New Routes to U.K.

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-27/qatar-air-chief-accelerates-india-push-plans-new-routes-to-u-k

Skift Forum Europe: Norwegian Air Hopes Its Low-Cost Revolution Is Just Beginning

Read more: https://skift.com/2017/03/28/skift-forum-europe-norwegian-airs-low-cost-revolution-is-just-beginning/

The Boeing 747 Will Struggle For Years To Come

Read more: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4058046-boeing-747-will-struggle-years-come

Turkish Airlines Defers Airbus Aircraft Beyond 2020

Read more: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4058278-turkish-airlines-defers-airbus-aircraft-beyond-2020

Virgin Atlantic Braces for a Loss and Blames the Pound

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-27/virgin-atlantic-faces-loss-as-weak-pound-crimps-travel-to-u-s

When transatlantic airfares cost $65, someone needs to foot the bill 

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2017-03-28/when-transatlantic-airfares-cost-65-who-s-paying

777-300ers a game change for KC

Read more: http://www.aviationpros.com/news/12319565/777-300ers-a-game-changer-for-kac

Irish Aviation News:

Across the Aisle from IAG CEO Willie Walsh on Why His Long-Haul, Low-Cost Airline Will Work While Others Won’t

Read more: http://crankyflier.com/2017/03/28/across-the-aisle-from-iag-ceo-willie-walsh-on-why-his-long-haul-low-cost-airline-will-work-while-others-wont/

Christine Ourmieres-Widener joins ERA Board

Read more: https://www.traveldailynews.com/post/christine-ourmieres-widener-joins-era-board

Companies in unique collaboration to invent new aircraft seat

Read more: http://www.irishnews.com/business/2017/03/27/news/companies-in-unique-collaboration-to-invent-new-aircraft-seat-979331/

Datalex revenues surge on back of moves into Chinese market

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/datalex-revenues-surge-on-back-of-moves-into-chinese-market-1.3027522

Six-in-a-row record for Belfast International

Read more: http://www.irishnews.com/business/2017/03/28/news/six-in-a-row-record-for-belfast-international-980062/

SMBC Aviation Capital and Sky Airline complete three A320neo aircraft deal

Read more: https://www.smbc.aero/news/smbc-aviation-capital-and-sky-airline-complete-three-a320neo-aircraft-deal

Tweets of the day:

@airwayslive Branson says that AS will have to continue to pay a licensing fee til 2040 regardless of whether they use the Virgin America brand or not.

@e_russell  $ALK will decide on whether it will remain an Airbus operator (after leases expire) by the end of 2017, says CFO Pedersen.

@e_russell  “We think we’re going to be a wonderful, value-based airline somewhere in the middle there,” says $ALK. Between all-Y and lie-flat products.

@e_russell  “The Airbus airplanes will be with us for a long time,” says $ALK CFO Pedersen referring to the fact that VX A320 leases continue thru 2024.

@emirates Emirates makes history as our @Airbus A380 lands in 3 new cities in 3 continents in 1 day #A380Casablanca #A380Narita #A380SaoPaulo.

@winglets747 Ryanair on post-Brexit aviation policy: “the UK Government seems to have no plan B” .

‏‏‏‏Today’s Videos Picks:

Airborne 03.29.17: F-16 Makes A Move, Sumwalt to NTSB, DJI Proposes Drone IDs

https://youtu.be/KQMi8UlDDew

Airlines Speed Up Lost Luggage Recovery Process

https://youtu.be/tk0QhTJZ3U4

An interview with Mbuvi Ngunze, CEO, Kenya Airlines

https://youtu.be/_MSALgLeXks

Boeing 787 Dreamliner: Comfort in the Sky

https://youtu.be/tTCpGnuCZJs

Electric Propulsion in Aviation

https://youtu.be/oQjkc3wr8VU

Marenco Swisshelicopter’s All-Carbon-Fiber SKYe-SH09 is a 21st Century Helicopter – AINtv

https://youtu.be/aZTBj4fxsPg

Ryanair Chief Marketing Officer Kenny Jacobs discuss the impact of Brexit on airlines. 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2017-03-29/here-s-what-brexit-means-for-airlines-video

TVAC chamber testing – European Aviation Network satellite

https://youtu.be/FBpEzcsGwZA

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