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Published on May 9th, 2017 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 09/05/2017

Acumen Aviation Blog Posts:

Acumen Aviation at ISTAT Asia Conference: http://bit.ly/2qyfd0x

China Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 8 May: http://bit.ly/2qSgf55

India Aviation industry newsletter 8 May: http://bit.ly/2pccNEZ

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 8 May: http://bit.ly/2pSMZwf

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 8 May: http://bit.ly/2qS8sTZ

USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 8 May : http://bit.ly/2qS6xzq

Aircraft Update:

EI-FZP Boeing 737-800 c/n 44790 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 06/05/17.

EI-FWE Sukhoi RRJ95 c/n 95110 Cityjet Delivered Venice-Brussels  08/05/17 in Brussels Airlines colours ex I-PDVW.

EI-IAS Boeing 737-8K5 c/n 27992 Alba Star Delivered Shannon-Palma 05/05/17 ex VQ-BJC.

Global Aviation News:

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Aviation Group appoints interim CEO, new CFO

http://gulfbusiness.com/abu-dhabis-etihad-aviation-group-appoint-interim-ceo-new-cfo/

Air France-KLM, Lufthansa Group, IAG: Europe’s legacy airline groups upbeat on unit revenue after 1Q

https://centreforaviation.com/insights/analysis/air-france-klm-lufthansa-group-iag-europes-legacy-airline-groups-upbeat-on-unit-revenue-after-1q-343339

Airlines for America: U.S. Airlines are Taking Action to Improve Customer Service

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170504006051/en/Airlines-America-U.S.-Airlines-Action-Improve-Customer

Airlines Don’t Charge Passengers Arbitrarily: DGCA

https://www.bloombergquint.com/politics/2017/05/07/airlines-dont-charge-passengers-arbitrarily-dgca

Alitalia downfall: What Gulf airlines can learn from Etihad’s ‘arrivederci’

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1096091/columns

Air NZ boss to United: Don’t waste a good crisis

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11850796

Buffett Predicts ‘Fair Amount’ of Gain on Airlines, But No Cinch

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-06/buffett-predicts-fair-amount-of-gain-on-airlines-but-no-cinch  

By end-2017 Qatar Airways will serve 19 more destinations than Emirates; latter has 70+ more aircraft; bilaterals holding it back

http://www.anna.aero/2017/05/03/end-2017-qatar-airways-will-serve-19-more-destinations-than-emirates/

Etihad Accelerates Reset as Interim CEO Takes Reins Immediately

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-08/etihad-names-gammell-as-interim-chief-with-hogan-leaving-july-1

International Airlines Group taps WPP to handle marketing for British Airways, IAG Cargo and Avios brands

http://www.thedrum.com/news/2017/05/07/international-airlines-group-taps-wpp-handle-marketing-british-airways-iag-cargo-and

Local Officials Optimistic About New European Service From Stewart

http://wamc.org/post/local-officials-optimistic-about-new-european-service-stewart

Southwest Braces for Upgrade of 30-Year-Old Reservations System

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-08/southwest-braces-for-upgrade-of-30-year-old-reservations-system

Sri Lanka’s airline sell off fails, seeks new partner 

http://www.seychellesnewsagency.com/articles/7219/Sri+Lanka%27s+airline+sell+off+fails%2C+seeks+new+partner#sthash.txzhNaCW.dpuf

The Best Airplane Bars Have Leather Banquettes, ‘Morning Programming’

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-08/the-best-airplane-bars-in-the-skies

The truth about low-cost long haul – why those ‘budget’ flights aren’t always what they seem

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/advice/low-cost-long-haul-the-cheapest-routes-from-britain/

WestJet’s 787, international strategy fraught with risks

https://leehamnews.com/2017/05/08/westjets-787-international-strategy-fraught-risks/

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus catches some waves from Cork

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2017/05/08/aer-lingus-catches-waves-cork/

Air Asia Group CEO Tony Fernandes says carrier considering new route to Dublin or Manchester 

Read more: http://www.ttgasia.com/article.php?article_id=29328 

A year after hauling a 767 up the Shannon, Sligo’s glamping project has hit a funding snag

Read more: https://fora.ie/davidmcgowan-glamping-sligo-enniscrone-3374712-May2017/

CAE Parc Aviation to create 80 jobs across Shannon and Dublin

Read more: https://www.siliconrepublic.com/jobs/cae-parc-aviation-jobs-shanon-dublin

China debuts new plane to rival Boeing and Airbus – Ryanair expresses interest

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/technology/china-debuts-new-plane-to-rival-boeing-and-airbus-ryanair-expresses-interest-35691151.html

CityJet soars high as it breaks wet-lease barrier

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/cityjet-soars-high-as-it-breaks-wetlease-barrier-35687612.html

Irishman Ray Gammell announced as Etihad interim chief executive

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/irishman-ray-gammell-announced-as-etihad-interim-chief-executive-1.3075216

Knock Airport to bring Ballymore’s Mulryan on board

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/knock-airport-to-bring-ballymores-mulryan-on-board-35687591.html 

Level looks to Paris, Rome – and Dublin [German]

Read more: http://www.aerotelegraph.com/level-blickt-nach-paris-rom-und-dublin 

Ryanair hits back at tourism boss who accused it of ‘destroying’ cities

Read more: http://www.thejournal.ie/ryanair-hits-back-at-tourism-boss-3376580-May2017/

Tweet Picks:

@Airlineroute  Air China filed Beijing – Brisbane service application to the CAAC on 05MAY17, with A330 3 times a week.

@Airlineroute  Malindo Air has filed Boeing 737MAX 8 service on Kuala Lumpur – Johor Bahru flight on 08MAY17.

@DublinAirport .@DublinAirport CEO @kevintoland ‘Metro North critical for airport. Dub Airport busiest bus stn 3 x busier than Busáras’ @Fingalcoco seminar.

@e_russell   “[CSeries] would be a perfect airplane for LA,” $DAL CEO Bastian tells @crankyflier. To replace regionals + upgauge.

@e_russell This is good #paxex: @MCO is reimbursing pax up to $600 who missed flights due to their people mover outage.

Video Picks:

Aer Lingus A330-300 F-WWCQ c/n 1791 to be delivered as EI-GAJ 

https://youtu.be/Pzrf4Od7qbA

Boeing Iran Plane Sale Making Progress | Power Lunch | CNBC

https://youtu.be/0c6wGqI-nHU

Community working together to make aviation dream take flight

https://youtu.be/wcwt0NjJThc

Taking Wings | Brussels Airlines Eyes India Entry

https://youtu.be/4iFYjMkkJKc

The Golden Knights Aviation Section – Team 6 2017

https://youtu.be/fPsPOHfNlxI

Warren Buffett: Airline Passengers Are Very Price Conscious | Squawk Box | CNBC

https://youtu.be/V27VgTEcmWY 

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