Published on January 23rd, 2018 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 23/01/2018
Acumen Aviation Blog Posts:
Acumen’s Amit Tyagi qualifies as a certified ISTAT appraiser: http://bit.ly/2mA89wm
Acumen Aviation Attending Dublin Aviation Conferences: http://bit.ly/2DhLLzf
Acumen Aviation Announces 2017 Operational Review: http://bit.ly/2DmZcP9
EI-GCV Boeing 737-7CT c/n 37088 Alrosa Air Delivered Kelowna-Keflavik-Tallinn 19/20-01/18 ex C-FBWS.
N273NV Airbus A320-216 c/n 3076 Allegiant Air Delivered Shannon-Keflavik 23/01/18 ex EI-DSD.
OY-JZD ATR72-212A(600) c/n 1131 NAC Aviation Ferried Billund-Saarbrücken 19/01/18.
Global Aviation News:
Air and rail in harmony – new calls in major European cities for high-speed rail access to airports
Ambitious Stansted targets US, China and India routes
Backbone Aviation voluntarily suspends AOC
Bavarian Industry Association CEO: Third Munich Airport runway needed to meet ‘ever growing demand’
Brazilian LCC GOL returns to Florida as capacity between Brazil and the US continues to expand
CAAP ‘set to inaugurate’ new CNS/ATM system for Philippines
Ethiopian Airlines to receive first 737 MAX in Jun-2018
Europe’s Top 20 airline groups by passengers 2017; Lufthansa wrests top spot from Ryanair
Iberia presents its Most Advanced Aircraft in the Market, New Destinations, and Growth of 8% in 2018
Japan’s airport privatisation – MLIT seeks out foreign investors as the list of airports grows
Kenya Airways Banks On Pricing, On-Board Experience for Success
TAP Air Portugal reports double digit growth or higher on all Spanish routes in 2017
Irish Aviation News:
AerCap Leased, Purchased and Sold 402 Aircraft in 2017
Aer Lingus set to hire 300 staff as long-haul routes soar
Aergo Capital delivers two new A330-300 aircraft to South African Airways
Blow For Shannon As United Airlines Scales Back Newark Service
CIE Tours partners with Air Canada to offer air-inclusive guided vacations to Ireland and Britain
Dnata creates 60 jobs at new catering facility in Dublin Airport
EI-GDT Boeing 737-800 Ryanair Flown back to Boeing Field from Spokane, Wa after painting
EI-GDV Boeing 737-800 Ryanair First Flight
Ethiopian Airlines celebrates 1M passengers from Dublin
IAG will grow substantially if NIKI deal is approved – Willie Walsh
Ireland’s aviation leasing industry contributes US$660 million to Ireland’s economy, supporting nearly 5,000 jobs
Ryanair calls on French Gov’t to sell Paris airports to separate bidders to increase competition
Ryanair promises ‘lowest commission in the market’ for hotel operators to list on Ryanair Rooms site
Travel Extra’s Sunday Supplement 21 January
Willie Walsh: IAG eyes another possible A380 order
@AeronewsRO D-AIXI, @lufthansa’s 9th @Airbus A350-900, is said to be the first #LHA350 to feature the new livery. Tail covered in white plastic seems to confirm that.
@AlexInAir CEO of @RoyalJordanian: “I strongly believe in market consolidation here in the #MiddleEast. There are just too many aircraft, too much overcapacity”.
@atterseeluftfah IAG CEO Willie Walsh told me last Friday, “with the new @airbus #A380 order from @emirates, the issue regarding additional A380s is looking better for us. Now the topic for us is pricing”.
@BrianSumers United sent facts on fuel savings per year. -Inflight mag now printed on paper that is 1 ounce lighter, saving $290K. -Duty free is gone, saving 1.4m fuel gallons. -Reduced orange juice & soda cans on some flights, and uses fewer wine arcs. Total catering changes save $673K+.
@e_russell Silver Airways to lease 20 ATR 42- and 72-600s from lessor NAC. 15 of these are included in the LOI Silver signed in August.
Does Emirates hold the key to the Boeing vs Airbus rivalry?
NASA Examines Technology To Fold Aircraft Wings In Flight
Nonsensical action in oil and airline stocks
United is planning a swankier economy class on international flights
Why the A380 never really took off – BBC News