Published on December 18th, 2017 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 18/12/2017
Acumen Aviation Blog Posts:
Acumen Aviation appointed as asset manager for two Boeing 737-800 aircraft: http://bit.ly/2nNA5kf
Acumen Aviation Offsite 2017: http://bit.ly/2BgFGFd
China Aviation Industry Newsletter 11 December: http://bit.ly/2z0Y7Mh
India Aviation Industry Newsletter 11 December: http://bit.ly/2nODi3f
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 11 December: http://bit.ly/2jvsS7d
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 11 December: http://bit.ly/2BR7rB1
USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 11 December: http://bit.ly/2iRVh3n
G-MARA Airbus A321-231 c/n 983 Monarch Airlines Ferried Shannon-Craiova 15/12/17 for Olympus Airways as SX-ABY.
OE-IFC Airbus A321-231 c/n 1707 CIT Aerospace Registered at Shannon 15/12/17 in Monarch Airlines colours ex G-OZBE.
2-XAVT ATR72-212A(500) c/n 884 Nordic Aviation Capital Ferried Sde Dov-İzmir-Saarbrücken 14/12/17 ex 4X-AVT.
OE-IZH Airbus A320-214 c/n 6892 Celestial Aviation Ferried Woensdrecht-Montpellier 15/12/17 ex D-ABNR.
Global Aviation News:
Delta Air Lines, Inc. Follows Rivals and Raises Its Unit Revenue Guidance
Delta adds bag fee on basic economy seats to Europe
Lauda says Lufthansa wants to ‘destroy’ Niki airline
MEB3 carriers experience network slowdown in 2017; US, Australia and UK remain biggest country markets by ASKs
New airline SkyUp to start operating from April 2018
Norwegian adds Amsterdam, Madrid and Milan Malpensa to its transatlantic network; over 4.7 million passengers now flown to US
Norwegian Expands US Network with Flights to Madrid, Amsterdam and Milan
Qatar Airways Keen to Increase Cathay Pacific Stake From 9.9%
Singapore Air Says Capacity Still a Challenge as Review Proceeds
Southwest Airlines Is Considering Using Tax Windfall to Order New Planes
Turkey’s TAV Plans Bid for Four Nigerian Airports
UK Regional and Business Airports Group (RABA) + Heathrow intensify efforts for domestic access
Why losing the Air Berlin deal makes Lufthansa a winner
Will 2018 Bring A Death Announcement For The Airbus A380?
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus adds two A330s to its North Atlantic fleet
Aer Lingus: Two new A330s and Philadelphia goes daily
CDB Aviation Delivers First of Two New A321-200 Aircraft to Finnair
Cork Airport smiling as it ranks second for happiness
Cork Airport Rebrands its Food Area
Emirates Carries Two-Millionth Passenger on Dublin-Dubai
Ryanair Agrees To Recognise Pilot Unions To Avoid Widespread Customer Disruptions Over Christmas Period
Ryanair Chases Extra Landing Rights After Niki Grounding
Ryanair to Recognize Unions Even Though Hell Hasn’t Frozen Over
Shannon Group boss issues strong defence of airport’s annual passenger numbers
Significant Drop In Passenger Numbers At Shannon
Travel Extra’s Sunday Supplement December 17 2017
@airlinewriter Airline profits aren’t quite as fat as a year ago, but the industry has now posted 18 straight money-making quarters.
@e_russell “Phoenix in [AA’s] system is roughly the size of London Heathrow (LHR) in British Airways’ system,” says American VP of network Raja.
@ghimlay Southwest CEO, on revival of open-skies dispute: “We are in favor of open skies… We expect our government to uphold the versions of the treaties that have been signed.”
@jonostrower First, Delta: “The addition of geared-turbofan technical knowledge at Delta TechOps will not only be applied to the 200 engines that will power Delta’s A321neo fleet, but will also uniquely position TechOps as an MRO leader in this space as future engine types are developed.”
@WandrMe .@Delta’s Bastian notes lack of Texas hub but, “Mexico is our Texas in a certain way and we’re going to look to optimize it.” #AvGeek.
Dassault Cancels Falcon 5X Business Jet Program – AINtv
Emirates A380 lands in Bahrain for National Day
Qatar Airways Inaugural flight to Chiang Mai
Singapore Airlines new A380 cabin
The North Runway – at Dublin Airport