Published on March 16th, 2018 | by Trevor Buckley


Daily Aviation Brief – 16/03/2018

Aviation Event:

The Road Ahead for Asset Management -Dublin 18 April 

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Acumen Aviation Blog Posts:

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 12 March

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 12 March:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 12 March

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 12 March

USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 12 March

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

EI-FPX Bombardier CRJ-900LR Delivered To Cityjet 

Ryanair triplet Boeing 737-800 deliveries: 

Aircraft Update:

EC-MVM Airbus A320-232 c/n 2747 Vueling Airlines for delivery ex Shannon x EI-GEK.

EC-MVN Airbus A320-232 c/n 2753 Vueling Airlines for delivery ex Shannon ex EI-GEL

EI-GEZ Boeing 737-73V c/n 32413 BBAM A/c Leasing Ferried Soekarno–Hatta International-Sharjah-Lasham 15-16/03/18 for JetTime ex HL8207.

VP-BDR Boeing 777-212 c/n 28532 Standard Chartered Avn Finance Ferried Kula Lumpur-Alice Springs 15/03/18 after storage ex EI-FNN.

Global Aviation News:

Branson’s Virgin Atlantic Swings to Loss After Low-Cost Squeeze

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Cathay’s full-year loss doubles as margin pressure continues

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Delta has strong interest in Boeing’s new mid-market aircraft

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Fitch Rates British Airways Pass Through Certificates, Series 2018-1

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France-Spain capacity up by more than one-quarter in past four years; large hubs are top airports, Vueling is leading airline

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Germany’s Biggest Airline Culls Berlin-New York Route

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Global Carriers Line Up to Replace This Famous Dying Airline

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Great Lakes sees sharp increase in airlift from UK

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Heathrow ‘must pay for costs overrun’ on new runway

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How Airbus And Boeing’s Single-Aisle Jet Party Could End

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Lufthansa Sees Harder 2018 as Rivals Rush to Fill Air Berlin Gap

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MASkargo joins IAG Cargo program


Philippine Airports Could Get a Multibillion-Dollar Makeover

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SAA ‘remains optimistic’ with five year turnaround plan; ‘This time it is different’: CEO

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Wide-body aircraft on short- and medium-haul routes; Japan is leading market in 2018, ANA and JAL top airline rankings

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Irish Aviation News:

AerCap Holdings N.V. Announces 20-F Filing

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Busy St. Patrick’s Day At Dublin Airport  

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Chase and Avios Group Limited Introduce the Iberia and Aer Lingus Visa® Signature Cards, Just in Time for Summer Travel Bookings to Europe

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Hainan Airlines Launches New Dublin-Beijing Route


Hainan Airlines plans Dublin / Edinburgh launch in June 2018

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IAA – Introduction of Declared Training Organisations (DTOs) delivering training for Non-Commercial Pilot Licences and associated Ratings and Certificates only

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Milestone provides 4 new H135s to ADAC

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Record February At Dublin Airport

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Routes revisited: what next for Belfast?

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Ryanair extends lead as Italy’s biggest carrier

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Ryanair: First Flights To Turkey Launched

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Strong 1.7% Air Traffic Growth Through Irish Airspace in February

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Tony Flynn leaves Ethiopian Airlines

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Tweet Picks:

@Airlineroute  IBERIA has extended 346-seater A340-600 “345” operation until late-October 2018.

@ghimlay LATAM expects JV with American to be implemented early next year, says senior VP of customers Claudia Sender.

@WandrMe “All capacity is not created equal. Growing in a hub and growing connectivity in a hub is dramatically different than point-to-point growth.” $UAL’s Kirby @United #AvGeek #PaxEx.

@WandrMe “Unless you want to dominate Bangor and Burlington, Boston isn’t a great place for a hub-and-spoke model.” – @martysg on why $JBLU (and its massive O/D traffic bias) is best suited to win in Boston. #PaxEx #AvGeek.

@winglets747 Improving food is one of three big initiatives for Cathay in 2018. Seemingly small and hard to quantify but very important to passengers.

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