Published on February 9th, 2018 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 09/02/2018

Acumen Aviation Blog Posts:

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 5 February

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 5 February:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 5 February

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 5 February

USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 5 February:

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Ryanair adds five new 737-800 fleet in January fleet increases to 418

Ryanair adds five new aircraft in October 17 increasing fleet to 408 

Ryanair increases fleet to 413 737-800s in November 17

Ryanair network growth resumes with 21 new routes announced 

Ryanair welcomes 5 new aircraft into fleet in September 17 

Aircraft Update:

EI-FPW Candair CRJ900 c/n 15443 Cityjet Delivered Montréal-Keflavik-Copenhagen 08/02/18 in SAS Airlines colours.

N775BC MD-11F c/n 48775 Boeing Capital Ferried Jeddah-Shannon 08/02/18 in basic Saudi colours.

Global Aviation News:

Airbus Continues Flight Tests on Several Variants

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Airbus Outgrows Its European Home

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AirAsia India notes importance of adapting to the digital era

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Asia Carriers Roll With 30% Oil Price Hike on Travel Boom Demand

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China Southern Predicts Higher Passenger Yields This Year

Etihad silently phases out 20 planes within a month

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Ethiopian to Start Flights to Chicago from 2 June

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HondaJet Sees Huge Potential in China, Southeast Asia Demand

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China’s Okay Airways Plans China IPO Around 2021, Executive Says

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Lessor Is More in Aviation

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Mitsubishi Aims to Sell More Than 1,000 MRJ Planes in 20 Years

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Singapore Airport’s T5 Pre-Funding Plan Objectionable, IATA Says

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Tech companies have a leg up on airlines, experts warn

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Irish Aviation News:

Acasta Announces Term Sheet with Martello to Sell Stellwagen and Amendment to Its US$150 Million Credit Facility

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Aer Lingus boosts Portugal capacity in S18

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Apollo Aviation Group Acquires 59 Aircraft in 2017

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Belfast City airport announces £15 million upgrade

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Goshawk delivers an A320 to Vueling

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Norwegian Air to double flights on Dublin-New York route

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Ryanair CEO: Union recognition will not alter carrier’s ‘cost leadership’ in European aviation

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Ryanair expects UK AOC by Sep-2018 as part of Brexit contingency plan

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Ryanair to add first B737 MAX 200 in 2Q19

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US scientists chasing storms off Ireland from Shannon Airport

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Tweet Picks:

@AlexInAir New: @Airbus confirms they’re actively engaging in serious talks with some #A380 customers regarding more orders of the superjumbo.

@AlexInAir Lufthansa CEO says here in Frankfurt that he’s committed to integrating the staff they’ve taken on from insolvent #AirBerlin into new, or similar roles.

@AlexInAir Latest: Mumbai airport, the busiest single-runway airport in the world, broke its own record when it handled 980 arrivals and landings in 24 hours on January 20.

@AlexInAir CEO Spohr here in Frankfurt: “@Lufthansa will be positioned in the premium segment this year”.

@winglets747  British Airways-issued ticket for travel exclusively on Japan Airlines. JAL says they are completely unable to add my frequent flyer number and I should call British Airways. Instead I successfully use the website of…Finnair. Airline partners are strange relationships.

Video Picks:

Boeing JSTARS, Lowest Cost to Own & Operate

Emirates x Silsal Arabic Coffee Cups | Emirates Official Store

Interview of Franck Chapman, Experimental Test Pilot, on the A350-1000 cockpit

Interview with Martin Gauss, CEO of airBaltic

Interview with Jaime Bautista, President & COO, Philippine Airlines


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