Published on February 16th, 2018 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 16/02/2018

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:

N134WF Boeing 737-4Q8(F) c/n 26299 ASL Airlines ( Ireland) Delivered Williamsport Regional-Portsmouth International-Shannon 14/15-02/18 to become EI-.

Global Aviation News:

Airbus, Boeing square off with A330neo, 787 in advance of NMA launch

Airbus expects first A321LR customer delivery in late 2018

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Air Iceland Connect Scales Down Operations

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Airlines, Customs, and Immigration Fee Hikes on the Agenda for U.S. Travel

Airlines Find Some Bad Habits Are Hard to Break

Basic economy fares meet American Airline’s and Delta’s expectations; United needs to catch up

CSeries engines not afflicted with PW1100G issues

Delta: NDC is a ‘means to improve the existing business model, not break it’

Emirates airline cabin pressure rises as crews feel global airline upturn

New, smaller airlines making push to compete in era of consolidation

NMA demand skeptics aren’t thinking outside the box, Boeing exec says

Rising costs plunge budget carrier Norwegian into the red

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Southwest Defies More Than Just Conventional Airline Stereotypes

Tony Fernandes optimistic amid budget airline tailwinds

UAE visa changes spur triple-digit Russian growth to DWC

WOW Air will ‘pause’ its service to Miami

14 things you didn’t know about Jet2, the budget airline of the North

Irish Aviation News:

Bid to appeal proposed new €320m Dublin Airport runway is dismissed

Declan Ryan podcast: a life in aviation


Fingal councillors confused and concerned over Dublin Airport Noise Regulator appointment

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IAG CEO Willie Walsh renews calls for air passenger duty reform

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Ireland wants to attract more visitors from Qatar

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LEVEL’s expansion plans ‘hurt by APD’ – IAG CEO Willie Walsh

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Local Flybe chief says there is scope for growth at ‘big three’ hub Belfast

No budget long-haul from UK regions with current APD rates says Walsh

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Ryanair in talks about running flights from Manston airport if it reopens as a cargo airport

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Ryanair introduces 29 new routes to Spain

REIGNING IN SPAIN? Ryanair plans to fly 41.5 MILLION passengers a YEAR

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S18 network analysis; Ryanair, Turkish Airlines and American Airlines retain pole positions in rankings

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Travel firm Boxever reports 65% rise in revenues

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Viva Air targets Ecuador and New York Stock Exchange listing – CEO Declan Ryan

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Tweet Picks:

@AusBT Qatar Airways ‘Qsuite 2.0’ for Boeing 777X “will be at least 22% lighter” than the original model says airline CEO.

@McWhirterAlex First it was the Gulfies, now the mainland Chinese carriers want to become kangaroo route players.

@McWhirterAlex .@KLM is a shining example but generally LCCs have higher loads ‘cos they operate a simpler A to B network.  So they avoid the complexity of interlining. 

@McWhirterAlex Oman Air plans new routes to Europe/Far East over next 12 months. @BTUK @btmideast.

@SpiritAero The @BoeingAirplanes 737 fuselage has been built in Wichita since 1966. Yesterday, the 10,000th unit rolled off Spirit’s production line and began its journey to Boeing’s plant in Renton, WA. #WhereFlightBegins.

Video Picks:

Airborne 02.14.18: PC-24 Delivered!, Another Icon Sinks, Replica Apollo Computer

Airbus CEO Says Confident Can Work Through Glitches to Make Deliveries

Airbus’ drone delivers parcels throughout this university campus

IndiGo Grounds 3 A320neo Planes With Pratt & Whitney Engines

UAE satellite KhalifaSat flies on Emirates SkyCargo


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