Published on April 6th, 2018 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 06/04/2018

Aviation Event:

The Road Ahead for Asset Management -Dublin 18 April 

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Acumen Aviation Blog Posts:

Acumen Announces Further Senior Leadership Changes

Acumen makes a splash with news of its new Blue Lagoon offices in Miami

China Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 3 April:

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 3 April

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 3 April

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 3 April:

USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 3 April:  

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Ryanair adds 16 Boeing 737-800 aircraft in FY2018Q4 

Ryanair invests $570 million in new Boeing 737-800 aircraft in March

Ryanair Polish charter airline subsidiary Ryanair Sun Registers first Boeing 737-800

Aircraft Update:

EI-CBK ATR42-300 c/n 199 Stobart Air Ferried Dublin-Maastricht 31/03/18 in basic Aer Lingus colours for storage.

EI-GEY Airbus A330-202 c/n 441 Aer Lingus Registered at Dublin 05/04/18 ex A7-ACH.

Global Aviation News:

Airlines’ Subtle Domestic Growth Plans For 2018 Likely Mean Fares Won’t Be Rising This Year

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Airports need to rethink their business model as travellers’ habits change

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Etihad’s Edinburgh-Abu Dhabi air route to be axed

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IAG Traffic & Capacity Statistics – March 2018

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Is Long-Haul LCC viable? Part 2

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Istanbul Airport Group Seeks Additional Billion-Euro Loan


Jet Airways to Buy 75 Boeing 737 Max Planes as India Demand Climbs

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New Hawaiian Airlines CEO: We’re not scared of Southwest

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One Fallout From Long-Haul Battle on Airfares: No Free Checked Bag

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Qantas brands Canberra Airport incentive scheme a ‘stunt’

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Southwest in Talks With Boeing for Additional 737 Max Jet Orders

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Supersonic Jet With Less Noise? Lockheed Wins NASA Award to Try

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US airlines reject LCC subsidiaries – as Westjet Swoops

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Irish Aviation News:

AerCap Leased, Purchased and Sold 114 Aircraft in the First Quarter 2018

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Aer Lingus  announces direct route from Cork to Lisbon

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Aer Lingus boosts traffic in March

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City of Derry Airport a ‘colossal waste of money’

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Cork Airport Hopeful That A Cork/New York Route Will Get Off The Ground

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Cork Airport Welcomes New Lisbon Route

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DAA says it made significant efforts to retain Cork-Boston winter route

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Lessor AerCap ‘undervalued’ by investors, says Davy

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Norwegian Air announces expansion of its Shannon to New York service and reduction of Providence service for Winter 2018/19 season

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Ryanair / Laudamotion launches Berlin Tegel base in June 2018

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Ryanair passenger traffic rises by 6% in March

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Shannon Chamber Urges Members to Use Shannon Airport

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Tourism Ireland partners with Aer Lingus and Cork Airport to grow French tourist numbers to Cork and the South of Ireland

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Travel agents and airlines scramble to cater for Munster’s invasion of France

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Viasat Expands Dublin Office; Sets up European Software Centre of Excellence

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Tweet Picks:

@hifly_airline Hi Fly is taking delivery of its first Airbus A380, the world’s largest and most spacious airliner. The arrival is a major event for the Company, making it the 1st Portuguese and the 4th European airline operating the model.  #Hifly #hiflyairline #a380.

@jonostrower Embraer achieved 17.3% improvement in per seat fuel burn on the E190-E2 (vs. E190-E1). Same # of seats on both. 11 percentage point improvement comes from the engine. Balance (6.3 pts) split 60% wing improvement, 40% fly-by-wire & horizontal stabilizer sizing. #E190E2.

@Pat_Host Airbus is experimenting with LG TVs inside the aircraft, potentially removing windows from the aircraft which would improve aerodynamics and fuel economy #FIDAE2018.

@TheWingsClub We’re pleased to announce Mr. Willie Walsh, #InternationalAirlinesGroup CEO as  this yr’s Distinguished Achievement Award Recipient. We look forward to honoring him at our Annual Awards Gala this fall. #IAG #avgeek #airlines @AerLingus @British_Airways @Iberia_en @vueling.

@vl_bryan  at @A4Europe , Ryanair CEO  swipes at Heathrow,says it takes “some degree of inventiveness to blow 14 bln on a runway that should cost 120 mln”.

Video Picks:

Eoghan Corry on RTE News at One speaking about withdrawal of Norwegian from winter services form Cork, Shannon and Belfast to Providence 

Eurowings premiere flight: the A340 operated by Brussels Airlines takes off

Government Invites Bids For Air India 

IAG Cargo First, self-driving, autonomous vehicle trial airside at London Heathrow

Tigress Financial’s Feinseth Says There Will Be Little Impact on Boeing 


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