Published on February 19th, 2018 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 19/02/2018
Acumen Aviation Blog Posts:
China Aviation Industry Newsletter 12 February: http://bit.ly/2BT16Jm
India Aviation Industry Newsletter 12 February: http://bit.ly/2ElxCFN
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 12 February: http://bit.ly/2CdG2Ji
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 12 February: http://bit.ly/2Ej6YsY
USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 12 February: http://bit.ly/2EngK1m
Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
Irish Aviation 2018 Event List: http://bit.ly/2o6lOgo
Ryanair Adds 52 Boeing 737-800s to fleet in 2017 Calendar Year: http://bit.ly/2ELtduX
SAS Airlines Ireland Fleet: http://bit.ly/2o7LKYS
EI-GDZ Boeing 737-800 c/n 44820 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 16/02/18.
EI-GEL Airbus A320-232 c/n 2753 Vueling Airlines painted at Shannon 17/02/18 ex TC-ATM.
EI-HEA Airbus A330-322(F) c/n 116 ASL Airlines Ireland Ferried Rome Fiumicino-Dublin 17/02/18 after painting into DHL partner colours.
Global Aviation News:
Air Canada adding more planes to Rouge to battle low-cost carriers
Air France-KLM Plans Seats Splurge as Discount Rivals Circle
Boeing 737 MAX 9 Awarded FAA Certification
Bombardier’s Cash Flow Surges in Boost to CEO’s Turnaround
Free to Fly Act Wants to Eliminate Foreign Investment Cap on Airlines
Icelandair goes Daily from Orlando
Jet Airways expects Gulf business to remain under pressure in Q4
Laudamotion may get start-up help
Norwegian eyes sweet spot for transatlantic 737s
Norwegian Air: The World’s Best Long-Haul, Low-Cost Airline
Primera Air’s CEO on why the “times they are a-changin”
Vueling adds new Portugal routes in S18
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus A330-300 EI-GCF Dublin Test Flight
Aer Lingus pilots back pay 11% pay increase
Air France takes on Ryanair
Axing of Iceland flight put my fishing trip to Alaska on line, says angry Northern Ireland man
EI-GJC Boeing 737-800 Ryanair First Flight
Dublin Airport Among Europe’s Biggest Growers Since 2012
‘From Dublin to somewhere in New York state’ – what it’s like to fly with no-frills Norwegian Air
Icelandair to stop Belfast to Reykjavik flights from May
Norwegian committed to Ireland despite €94.5m loss
Norwegian Air gives Irish arm €250m boost
Over 500 flight movements a day at Dublin Airport in January
Riga Airport Welcomes Ryanair’s 11 000 000th Passenger
Shannon Airport looks forward to ‘year of growth’ as Ryanair add new services
@KianiKress The still not too well giant @AirFranceKLM loses 274 mln in 2017 as “balance sheet derisking” eats up fuel driven operations improvement. And @KLM improves profitability lead on @airfrance again.
@MaslenAviation It is less than six weeks until landmark @Qantas service between #Perth & #London launches. A @BlueSwanDaily investigation shows Economy passengers are currently being asked to pay premium of around 50% for convenience of the non-stop flight.
@tonyfernandes Oil continues to drop. Asean currencies led by the ringitt holding its own. Airports now all focusing on LCC. Let the good times roll in.
@winglets747 One simple question: can you control your full-service cost base to an acceptable amount? US airlines gave up LCCs and declared bankruptcy. South Africa’s Comair runs two brands (FSC & LCC) on one cost base. Non-LCC ways to lower costs: ANA’s Air Japan, SAS London base.
@winglets747 Jet fuel showing single-digit decreases from last week (-8%) and last month (-2%), but still significantly up from last year (+18%). Via Platts.
Air France-KLM CFO Says Demand, Load Factors Increasing
Finnair CEO Says Focusing on Asia, Building on 2017 Growth
Navigating the Cycle: Aviation Leaders Report -KPMG
NUE BUD ASL Airlines Hungary
Sarajevo, LQSA cockpit view landing 12 in rain