Published on December 7th, 2017 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 07/12/2017

Acumen Aviation Blog Posts:

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 4 December

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 4 December:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 4 December

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 4 December

USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 4 December:

Aircraft Update:

D-ABXG Airbus A330-223 c/n 802 Evelop Airlines Ferried Dublin-Teruel 06/12/17 after paint prior delivery.

D-ANJB Airbus A321-231 c/n 7985 Air Seoul to Lufthansa Technik 29/11/17.

EI-HEA Airbus A330-322(f) c/n 116 ASL Airlines (Ireland) Ferried Dresden-Leipzig-East Midlands 06/12/17 in all white colours with DHL sticker on tail ex D-AAEA.

5H-FJD Airbus A319-131 c/n 2268 FastJet Ferried Larnaca-Shannon-Kemble 06-07/12/17 for part-out & scrap.

Global Aviation News:

Airline Earnings to Jump 11% as Fares Rise and Cargo Rebounds

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American’s Pilots Expose Fragility of CEO’s $1 Billion Labor Bet

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Aviation Industry At An Inflection Point, HSBC Says

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Boeing focuses on modifying 777-8 to meet Qantas requirement

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Boom Supersonic Jet Plan Boosted by $10 Million JAL Funding

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How social media is changing the airline business for the better

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IAG rules out using Monarch slots for Level operations

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IAG: Traffic & Capacity Statistics – November 2017

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IATA: Strong Airline Profitability Continues in 2018; Operating Margins Squeezed by Rising Costs

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Iberia boosts Puerto Rico as holiday destination

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Importance of middle class income on air travel – IATA 

Lufthansa Wins Fifth Skytrax Star Even as German Flights at Risk

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Stop everything and watch this incredible video of a British Airways A380 pilot landing at Johannesburg

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The battle of the low-cost, long-haul flights is about to go next level

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Tunisair To Order Six Airbus A330neos, Launch New York Flights

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US airlines to scoop almost half of global profit in 2018

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West Atlantic in talks with potential investors

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Zetta Jet’s Closure Puts The Spotlight On Lack Of Consumer Protection In Private Aviation

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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus had nearly €1bn cash at the end of last year

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CityJet boss: Brexit will be ‘car crash’

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DAA earned €36m from airport car parks in 2015

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Ireland sees strong capacity growth over past three years, led by international expansion; Ryanair remains top carrier

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Jetpower to create 25 jobs at Shannon

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NAC delivered one Embraer E190, MSN 19000151, to Aeroméxico Connect on lease

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SKY Leasing Announces Purchase And Simultaneous Lease Of One Airbus A321-211 With Vietjet

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SMBC Aviation Capital concludes eleven aircraft deal with South American airline, Avianca

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Stellwagen secures new $250m fund facility

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Tweet Picks:

@airlinesblog Tim Clark discusses the potential value of @emirates and @EtihadAirways working together in the future at @airlinesblog #AviationDXB.

@ciankennedy “Tough industry, competitive space, results good” – Abdel Al Ali CEO @airarabiagroup at #aviationdxb … opportunities to expand business further with new A321s … great business model with 22% income coming from ancillary revenue @airlinesblog @Holiday_Taxis

@Jim_884 Paul Griffiths, CEO @DubaiAirports takes the stage – “wifi will soon be introduced to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs” as Dubai airport has the world’s fastest WiFi #aviationdxb

@Transport_EU DG Hololei: “We welcome new routes between Europe and Asia that complement and provide alternative to existing routes and make transport more efficient” #TbilisiBRF2017.

@WandrMe Want to pay for flights with Bitcoin? @IATA says “Technically this looks like a very promising offering.” Group believes it could offer BTC handling as part of its payments clearinghouse. #IATAMediaDay #AvGeek #PaxEx.

Video Picks:

Celebrating UAE National Day | Etihad Airways Group

Fly Aboard the World’s First Boeing 787 BBJ ‘Dream Jet’ for $70,000 Per Hour

Jet Airways & Air France-KLM Join Hands

Richard Wolanski, Finance Director – Avation (AVAP)

Southwest Airlines CEO on Tax Reform, Hawaii Routes and Bitcoin

Virgin Atlantic – A day in the life of Cabin Crew

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