Published on February 22nd, 2018 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 22/02/2018

Acumen Aviation Blog Posts:

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 19 February

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 19 February   

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 19 February

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 19 February

USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 19 February

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Irish Aviation 2018 Event List 

Ryanair Adds 52 Boeing 737-800s to fleet in 2017 Calendar Year 

SAS Airlines Ireland Fleet: 

Aircraft Update: 

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

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Emirates Increases Capacity to Lisbon


Etihad Airways likely to retire A330s, consolidate aircraft orders

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Flybe embraces digital transformation to create customer experience, ancillary revenue and efficiency benefits

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Fly-in, Fly-out Model Proves a Boon for Alliance Airlines

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Laudamotion will take off with Condor and Eurowings

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Lufthansa Group sees ancillary revenue opportunity in preferred seating zone

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Medview MD: FX, maintenance, bane of Nigerian carriers

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Philippines’ Clark International Airport grows: eight foreign airlines, AirAsia returns, PAL expands

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Qantas fleet: ageing aircraft and leasing potential, future of the A330, and Jetstar fleet needs

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Saudi Arabian Airlines’ loyalty program adds over 850,000 new members in 2017

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Irish Aviation News:

IAG CEO Willie Walsh has “zero” confidence that Heathrow expansion will be delivered on time

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Icelandic airports join forces with BizTweet to launch flight update service via social media

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Knock airport chairman welcomes planned increased investment in facility

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Lobo & Titan Helicopter Group Enter Into Lease Agreement for Leonardo AW139

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Norwegian flights contribute to Airport’s passenger boost

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Pegasus Renew Partnership With CarTrawler

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Ryanair looking to drop CBL Insurance Europe amid company problems

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SMBC Aviation Capital signs its most significant deal to date in India

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Swissport Wins Ryanair Business at Berlin Schönefeld 

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Tight security for Trump jet stop in Shannon

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Tweet Picks:

@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 

Video Picks:

Fierce competition remains a fact for Singapore Airlines: analyst

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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 


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