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Published on March 5th, 2018 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 05/03/2018

Acumen Aviation Blog Posts:

Aircraft Repossessions – Mitigating costs by Amit Tyagi: http://bit.ly/2F1ARST

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 26 February: http://bit.ly/2Cn6CnZ

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 26 February: http://bit.ly/2CknJGJ

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 26 February: http://bit.ly/2BR0Aur

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 26 February: http://bit.ly/2CJDp23

USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 26 February: http://bit.ly/2CpXAX8

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Aer Lingus 12th Airbus A330 Enters Revenue Service: http://bit.ly/2oNymJ7 

Ryanair increases fleet to 422 Aircraft in February: http://bit.ly/2CURv0I 

Aircraft Update: 

EI-GDY Boeing 737-800 c/n 44818 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 03/03/18.

EI-GJD Boeing 737-800 c/n 44823 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 03/03/18.

EI-GJE Boeing 737-800 c/n 44821 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 03/03/18.

OY-CRV ATR72-212A(500) c/n 782 Nordic Aviation Capital Ferried Billund-Woensdrecht 02/03/18 ex HS-KAF.

Global Aviation News:

All AirAsia units make profit for the ‘first time’ in Dec-2017 quarter

https://centreforaviation.com/news/all-airasia-units-make-profit-for-the-first-time-in-dec-2017-quarter-773596

American Airlines Coming soon: Basic Economy on select flights to Europe

http://news.aa.com/press-releases/press-release-details/2018/Coming-soon-Basic-Economy-on-select-flights-to-Europe/

American Takes On Norwegian Air With Trans-Atlantic Basic Fares

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-01/american-takes-on-norwegian-air-with-trans-atlantic-basic-fares

AirAsia Slashes Its Parachute

https://www.bloomberg.com/gadfly/articles/2018-03-01/airasia-slashes-its-parachute-with-sale-of-planes

BA to launch long-haul ‘basic economy’ fares

https://www.ttgmedia.com/news/ba-to-launch-long-haul-basic-economy-fares-13392

Boeing Is Getting Ready to Sell Flying Taxis

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-01/boeing-is-getting-ready-to-sell-flying-taxis-within-a-decade

Etihad denies reports of divestment of its 24% stake in Jet Airways

http://newsroom.aviator.aero/etihad-denies-reports-of-divestment-of-its-24-stake-in-jet-airways/

Has Warren Buffett Fallen In LUV With Southwest Airlines?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelgoldstein/2018/03/02/has-warren-buffett-fallen-in-luv-with-southwest-airlines/#ffbdc97a3950

Ice-Proofing Pays Off as Heathrow Endures Rare London Blizzard

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-01/ice-proofing-pays-off-as-heathrow-rides-out-rare-london-blizzard

United Airlines justifies replacing A350-1000 order with A350-900s

https://centreforaviation.com/news/united-airlines-justifies-replacing-a350-1000-order-witha350-900s-773882

WestJet introduces Econo fare for the ‘value-seeking guest’

https://centreforaviation.com/news/westjet-introduces-econo-fare-for-the-value-seeking-guest-773328

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus: Better Than Ever And A Great Choice For Your Next Trip

Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2018/03/02/aer-lingus-better-than-ever-and-a-great-choice-for-your-next-trip/#530123ba240e

Aer Lingus and Ryanair aim high with ticket tie-up 

Read more: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/aer-lingus-and-ryanair-aim-high-with-ticket-tie-up-5jnnwrmdr

Air Europa and Ryanair plan full interline agreement in 2019 [Spanish] 

Read more: https://www.cerodosbe.com/es/transportes/aerolineas/air-europa-y-ryanair-demoran-integracion-plena_540887_102.html

Alicante smashes 13m passenger milestone; Ryanair is #1 carrier

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2018/02/27/alicante-smashes-13m-milestone-ryanair-is-1-carrier/

Avolon Announces Pricing of US$500 Million Senior Unsecured Notes Offering

Read more: http://newsroom.aviator.aero/avolon-announces-pricing-of-us-500-million-senior-unsecured-notes-offering/

Eurocontrol DG Eamonn Brennan: Traffic growth has ‘taken off again’ in Europe

Read more: https://centreforaviation.com/news/eurocontrol-dg-traffic-growth-has-taken-off-again-in-europe-773704

NAC delivered one ATR 72-600, MSN 1482, to Eastern Airways on lease

Read more: http://newsroom.aviator.aero/nac-delivered-one-atr-72-600-msn-1482-to-eastern-airways-on-lease/

‘Renewed push on Cork to US flights needed’

Read more: https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/business/renewed-push-on-cork-to-us-flights-needed-830020.html

Ryanair calls time on Glasgow where it is currently the third biggest airline; more than one aircraft being lost as 19 routes are poised to close

Read more: http://www.anna.aero/2018/03/01/ryanairs-glasgow-base-closure/

Ryanair Launches 37 New Routes From Italy

Read more: https://travelfree.info/ryanair-launches-37-new-routes-from-italy/

Ryanair announces 4 new routes from Lithuania

Read more: https://travelfree.info/ryanair-announces-4-new-routes-lithuania/

SAS CEO: SAS Ireland operations ‘got off to a flying start’

Read more: https://centreforaviation.com/news/sas-ceo-sas-ireland-operations-got-off-to-a-flying-start-773086

Social media backlash over a start-up regional airline’s “steep” €79 ($96) launch fares really shows how much customer price expectations have shifted

Read more: http://atwonline.com/blog/fare-expectations

Tourism Ireland Looks to Increase Spanish Numbers

Read more: https://www.fft.ie/tourism-ireland-looks-to-increase-spanish-numbers/21409

Travel Extra’s Sunday Supplement: Is Charles de Gaulle the next primary airport for Ryanair?

Read more: http://mailchi.mp/irelandmail/travel-extras-sunday-supplement-is-charles-de-gaulle-the-next-primary-airport-for-ryanair

Vedder Price Advises BBAM on Acquisition of AirAsia Group Aircraft

Read more: http://newsroom.aviator.aero/vedder-price-advises-bbam-on-acquisition-of-airasia-group-aircraft/

Tweet Picks:

@e_russell “If Boeing can come up with a light widebody that is as cost competitive as the Max, similar in turnaround time, that will be of interest to us,” Copa CEO Heilbron tells @ghimlay.

@e_russell “We’ve got to be focused on getting the bank moving,” says Boeing Commercial CEO McAllister on Ex-Im. #Aviation18.

@jmhdinger Asked about Boeing’s midsize airplane concept, @BoeingAirplanes CEO McAllister: “There is an opportunity between the single aisles and twin aisles. That opportunity is an aircraft with 200 to 270 seats and up to 5,000nm [range]… This airplane is a big opportunity” #aviation18.

@lesliejosephs .@boeing commercial airplanes CEO Kevin McAllister on NMA “We have a lot more to do” including figuring out right investment, right cost, strategy. #Aviation18.

@MiddleSeatView Gary Kelly, @SouthwestAir head honcho, says he doesn’t have any regrets on their all-Boeing fleet. #Aviation18 #itbetterbeboeingorImnotgoing.

Video Picks:

Deserted Dublin airport March 2 2018 

https://youtu.be/KKfyo1swaAE

E190-E2 triple certification

https://youtu.be/gQGeNQ3ZMaE

KLM Welcome home

https://youtu.be/bmD8mzmB7I8

Painting TAP Air Portugal first A330neo 

https://youtu.be/H3w-Z5pddYs

World Wildlife Day | Emirates Airline

https://youtu.be/REwflWN5l6Y

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