Published on February 15th, 2018 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 15/02/2018

Acumen Aviation Blog Posts:

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 12 February:

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 12 February

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 12 February

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 12 February

USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 12 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-FSP Airbus A330-322 c/n 96 HiFly Ferried PGF-Amman 18/02/18 to become CS-TKW.

N702A Boeing 737-490 c/n 28993 GECAS Ferried VCV-DHN 13/02/18 for freighter conversion.

Global Aviation News:

Airbus’ A321LR goes the distance to open new horizons for airlines

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AirAsia X CEO: The focus now is to win market share

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Delta’s Boss Wants to Be a Launch Customer on Boeing’s ‘797’ Jet

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Evolving Eurobusiness shows LCC opportunity, legacy threat

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Higher wages, fuel prices turn up cost pressure on airlines

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Iran Takes A Closer Look At Russian Passenger Jet, As Airbus And Boeing Deals Face Ongoing Delays

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KZN could soon have direct flights between Durban and London

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Norwegian Air CEO Labels 2017 `a Mess’ Ahead of Annual Results

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Norwegian flies in thin air

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Norwegian lays down gauntlet to BA with new long-haul routes and business class overhaul

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Strongly Undervalued Airline Company – IAG 

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The low-cost airline changing the way we fly

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UK airports and ‘hard Brexit’ – Stansted and Liverpool most exposed

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Irish Aviation News:

AerCap Holdings N.V. Reports Financial Results for Full Year 2017 and Announces New Share Repurchase Program

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Aer Lingus Helping Local Businesses Take Off

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Direct flights between Hong Kong, Dublin could be ‘game changer’

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Ethiopian Airlines eliminates Dublin fuel stop on Addis Abba-Toronto route

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Jet trouble could disrupt Aer Lingus buying plans

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Over 40,000 potential visitors to Donegal targeted at tourism expos

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Ryanair cutting fares by 30% to fill Catalonia flights

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Ryanair flies Luxemberg-Seville as part of its Winter 2018 schedule 

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Ryanair’s O’Leary issues fresh Brexit aviation warning

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Ryanair to start flights to Ukraine this autumn – infrastructure minister

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Ryanair Union Deal Has Silver Lining: French Hubs

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Seychelles islands showcased at Holiday World Show in Dublin

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Tweet Picks:

@ghimlay Challenges of launching a LCC in Latin America – travellers still expect glasses of champagne and scotch when they think about flying, says Viva Air’s CEO Declan Ryan #RoutesAmericas.

@ghimlay .@VivaAerobus VP says the airline will consider A321s, if offered them at the right price #RoutesAmericas.

@ghimlay.@VivaAerobus will use MEX slots it picked up from Southwest for long-desired MEX-LAX service, says VP network planning. It will be the 8th airline on the route. #RoutesAmericas.

@JohnLStrickland The CEO of #Norwegian Air says 2017 was “a mess” ahead of annual results.

@routesonline “I’ve launched about 500 routes in my life, and I don’t remember ever launching one without an airport incentive” Javier Suarez @VivaAerobus #RoutesAmericas.

Video Picks:

Airbus’s A350-900 XWB Airliner Takes Flight at Dubai Airshow – AINtv

Destination Tomorrow: Together With TED

Display of The UN’s SDGs Livery Aircraft

Finnair Holidays 2018

WestJet’s Plus fare is Premium Economy for all


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