Published on March 9th, 2018 | by Trevor Buckley


Daily Aviation Brief – 09/03/2018

Acumen Aviation Blog Posts:

Aircraft Repossessions – Mitigating costs by Amit Tyagi

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 5 March

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 5 March

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 5 March

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 5 March

USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 5 March:

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Aer Lingus 12th Airbus A330 Enters Revenue Service 

Ryanair increases fleet to 422 Aircraft in February 

Aircraft Update:

EI-FPX Candair CRJ900 c/n 15444 Cityjet Delivered Montréal-Keflavik-Copenhagen 06/03/18 in SAS Airlines colours.

EI-GFM Airbus A330-223 c/n 1112 AerCap Ferried Lourdes-Amman 08/03/18 ex D-ABXF.

EI-GJF Boeing 737-800 c/n 44828 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 06/03/18. 

N799AS Boeing 737-490 c/n 29270 GECAS Ferried Victorville-Dothan 02/03/18 for freighter conversion.

OE-IGB Airbus A321-231 c/n 2234 CIT Aerospace Ferried Shannon-Malta 07/03/18 ex G-OZBI.

Global Aviation News:

Ailing SriLankan Airlines Looks for Boost from Qatar

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Brazil-U.S. Travel May Jump With Approval of Open Skies Accord

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British Airways is going budget on long-haul flights

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Chinese carrier long-haul seat capacity up 233% between 2010 and 2017; reveals top 40 global cities without a route to China

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European airline CEOs see further consolidation

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Hawaiian Air Opts for Boeing Dreamliners in Blow to Airbus A330

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Icelandair kills off premium economy offering

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IndiGo Plans Order for Up to 50 Airbus A330 Wide-Bodies

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Jetstar Airways’ new routes for A321neoLR fleet: Perth-New Zealand could be at the top of the list

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New Finance Modes Won’t Replace ExIm, Says Boeing’s Myers

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Qatar Airways Reveals Aggressive Expansion Plans and 16 Exciting New Destinations on the Opening Day of ITB Berlin 2018

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Qatar Air Sounds Defiant Note Over Sanctions, Vows Expansion

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United Airlines on the future of mobile and tracking performance

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United ‘very seriously’ looking at CSeries and E2

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Virgin Atlantic dropped its A380 order

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Virgin Atlantic Will Offer Cheaper Coach Class

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VivaAerobus grows traffic by 28% in 2017; Mexico City is leading departure point as domestic services dominate

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Wizz Air Holdings – A roadmap to more than triple the business

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Irish Aviation News:

FPG Amentum arranges sale of one 747-400ERF

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Ryanair has brighter Brexit outlook

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Ryanair launches two new winter destinations from Brussels Airport: Amman and Marrakesh. Charleroi – Malta daily all year round

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Ryanair launches 5 new Marrakesh routes for Winter 2018

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Ryanair: London Winter 18 Schedule Launched

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Ryanair: New Routes From Bournemouth & Liverpool To Paphos For Winter 2018

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Ryanair protests over rate hikes at 14 Fraport-managed airports in Greece

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The IAA and the Civil Aviation Agency of Montenegro sign historic agreement at World ATM Congress

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What’s on the Ryanair 2018 to-do list?

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Tweet Picks:

@Airlineroute Qatar Airways to resume London Gatwick service, up to 16 weekly flights with 787-8 during peak summer season.

@ghimlay Azul chief revenue officer Abhi Shah on Brazil senate passing US open skies: “Next step for us is to get together with our partners at United and start talking [about a] JV.”

@ghimlay Embraer expects to deliver between five and 10 E190-E2s in 2018 (airframer previously said 10% of 2018 deliveries will be E190-E2s).

@JohnLStrickland So @British_Airways coming in line with other operators @ able to significant versus long haul LCC operators like @Fly_Norwegian.

@R_Wall Virgin Atlantic cancels A380 order — long awaited move after A350-1000 deal.

Video Picks:

Aer Lingus Celebrating International Women’s Day

Christoph Debus, CEO, Thomas Cook Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines Announces Purchase of 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Qatar Airways GCEO at ITB Berlin 2018 Press Conference

Singapore’s aviation and point-to-point transport sector: A look forward


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