Published on April 28th, 2017 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 28/04/2017

Acumen Aviation Blog Posts:

Amit Tyagi SVP Technical & Asset Management Market Perspective on Airbus A350-1000 and Boeing 787-10:

Boeing 737 MAX 9 Completes First Flight:

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Completes First Flight:

China Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 24 April:

First Airbus A319Neo performs maiden flight: 

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 24 April:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 24 April:

India Aviation industry newsletter 24 April:

USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 24 April:

Aircraft Update:

EI-GBF Boeing 737-8FZ Norwegian Air International Registered 27/04/17 ex LN-NGK.

TC-LOG Airbus A330-343 c/n 1651 Turkish Airlines Delivered Zurich 25/04/17 ex EI-FMI.

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Dublin Airport connecting traffic soars by 66% in March: 

SWISS introduces state of the art technology Bombardier CS100 on Dublin route: 

Global Aviation News:

Airbus Wrestles With Problem Planes as Profit Halves

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American Air CEO Pivots for Labor Peace by Speeding Raises

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Bombardier CSeries 100 secures steep approach clearance

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British Airways Unveils Plans For JFK Terminal 7

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British Airways aiming to capitalise on weaker sterling

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China Aims to Reach Airworthiness Pacts With U.S., EU This Year

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Europe’s big five airline groups embrace disruption via digital innovation; some more than others

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Georgia aviation market Part 2: a case study on liberal policies driving rapid airport growth

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Italy invites bidders to buy ailing Alitalia

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Lufthansa CFO says not interested in buying Alitalia

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‘New OSL’ officially opens to the public

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Norwegian strengthens London Gatwick & Singapore Changi LCC hub position: long haul low cost Part 2

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United plans competitive response to long-haul LCCs

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With costs climbing at American, Southwest, will passengers pay the price?

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WOW air grows next-generation fleet, acquires first Airbus A320neo

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Irish Aviation News:

Andriy Guck: Ukrainian challenge for Ryanair

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Avocet Aviation signs agreement with SMBC Aviation Capital and expands operational capabilities

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Belfast City Airport targeting “sweet spot” of European flag carriers

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Historic First Direct Transatlantic Flight to Depart from Cork Airport on 1st July

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EI-FVS Boeing 737-800 Norwegian First Flight

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EI-FYA Boeing 737-8 MAX Norwegian First Flight

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Jet Lessor DAE Sees Gap for Narrow-Body Deal After AWAS Takeover

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Malaysia Airline CEO Peter Bellew says offers to lease A330s from Alitalia

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NAC purchased and immediately leased back one Embraer E190, MSN 19000202, to Virgin Australia Airlines

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Passenger numbers continue to increase at Shannon Airport


Ryanair is looking for brilliant tech brains to work with them

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Ryanair to fly from Boryspil and Lviv – Infrastructure Minister

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SMBC Aviation Capital to purchase three new Boeing 737-800s

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Thomas Cook UK schedules Belfast – Cancun in June/July 2017

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Tweet Picks:

@ICTBiz_dmccoy Boeing CEO on 787: our plan is still to go to 14 a month by the end of the decade.

@jonostrower Muilenburg says rate cut on 777 is holding at 5.5/mo in August. 3.5/mo when 777X comes in. 90% sold out in 2018 & 19, includes Iran deal.

@jonostrower Boeing CEO Muilenburg: 737 Max “oversold” to 2020, reaffirms 57/mo rate and “pressure to go higher.” Top 20 736 airlines have underbought.

@Oliver__Clark  Airlines likely to reduce routes into the UK from spring 2019 due to Brexit uncertainty says Ryanair’s CMO Kenny Jacobs #RoutesEurope.

@R_Wall Boeing CEO says still work to do on 737 Max 10 business case; feedback positive.

@R_Wall China Southern announces contract for 20 Airbus A350-900s. 6 deliveries in 2019, 6 in 2020, 4 in 2021, 4 in 2022.

@R_Wall Pratt & Whitney plans additional GTF endurance testing this year to ID any further potential technical issues not yet seen #Airbus.

Video Picks:

Asian Aviation Editor Matt Driskill on outlook for China airlines BBC 27 April 2017

Aviation Technology of the Future

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Qatar Airways at Arabian Travel Market 2017

Uber Invests in Plans for Electric VTOL Air Taxi Network – AINtv 

United Airlines Creating Customer Solutions Team | CNBC

12 New Destinations to Discover in 2018 – Qatar Airways


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