Published on February 22nd, 2018 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 22/02/2018
Acumen Aviation Blog Posts:
China Aviation Industry Newsletter 19 February: http://bit.ly/2FdfCKG
India Aviation Industry Newsletter 19 February: http://bit.ly/2ohCeBX
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 19 February: http://bit.ly/2Cuijok
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 19 February: http://bit.ly/2C6vmAq
USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 19 February: http://bit.ly/2C6K1f3
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-GJA Boeing 737-800 c/n 44819 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 21/02/18.
OO-TNL Boeing 737-34S(F) c/n 29109 ASL Airlines (Belgium) Ferried BRU-Malta 21/02/18 for GECAS as N440SR.
Global Aviation News:
Airline Boom Times Stoke Push by Pilots for Lost Retirement Pay
Emirates Increases Capacity to Lisbon
Etihad Airways likely to retire A330s, consolidate aircraft orders
Flybe embraces digital transformation to create customer experience, ancillary revenue and efficiency benefits
Fly-in, Fly-out Model Proves a Boon for Alliance Airlines
Laudamotion will take off with Condor and Eurowings
Lufthansa Group sees ancillary revenue opportunity in preferred seating zone
Medview MD: FX, maintenance, bane of Nigerian carriers
Philippines’ Clark International Airport grows: eight foreign airlines, AirAsia returns, PAL expands
Qantas fleet: ageing aircraft and leasing potential, future of the A330, and Jetstar fleet needs
Saudi Arabian Airlines’ loyalty program adds over 850,000 new members in 2017
Irish Aviation News:
IAG CEO Willie Walsh has “zero” confidence that Heathrow expansion will be delivered on time
Icelandic airports join forces with BizTweet to launch flight update service via social media
Knock airport chairman welcomes planned increased investment in facility
Lobo & Titan Helicopter Group Enter Into Lease Agreement for Leonardo AW139
Norwegian flights contribute to Airport’s passenger boost
Pegasus Renew Partnership With CarTrawler
Ryanair looking to drop CBL Insurance Europe amid company problems
SMBC Aviation Capital signs its most significant deal to date in India
Swissport Wins Ryanair Business at Berlin Schönefeld
Tight security for Trump jet stop in Shannon
@AirportWatch Willie Walsh says many airlines haven’t been able to make money, flying from Heathrow, as the costs are too high. If the costs rise, there won’t be a lot of extra demand. IAG has bought Heathrow slots that have been abandoned by other airlines – other airlines did not want them.
@AirportWatch Willie Walsh, IAG, at the @CommonsTrans hearing, asked about Heathrow 3rd runway plans likelihood of being on time and on budget. Says they don’t even have a plan yet, let alone costs. IAG has no faith in Heathrow expanding at reasonable cost – never has had .
@AirportWatch Willie Walsh says Heathrow just wants people to believe them. They want permission given for the runway, and only after that, confirm what the details might be. There is no clarity or disclosure yet. Heathrow still does know how much it will cost, or how to deal with the M25.
@rschuur_aero First @qatarairways A321neo will be delivered HY2 2019. Al Baker confirmed he will form a new airline in India with a fleet of 100 aircraft, not identifying the type(s).
@VFritzNews Willie Walsh, boss of IAG says @HeathrowAirport “has the appearance of being a good place to do business, but it is the most difficult to operate from. The idea is that charges to do business there would increase is alien to me and everybody else here.” #NPS
Fierce competition remains a fact for Singapore Airlines: analyst
How Did The Aviation Sector Fare This Quarter?
If oil price keeps rising we will have to pass costs on to passengers: Qatar Airways CEO
Soaring high above the skies with the Airbus A350-1000 and A350-900
The first Airbus A350-1000 does a fly-by over Doha