Published on April 12th, 2018 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 12/04/2018

Aviation Event:

The Road Ahead for Asset Management -Dublin 18 April 

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Acumen Aviation Blog Posts:

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China Aircrft Leasing Newsletter 9 April

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 9 April:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 9 April:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 9 April

USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 9 April:

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Boeing Delivers 500th Next-Generation 737 to Ryanair 

Emirates coming to Dublin in search of flight crew for its global expansion plans: 

Aircraft Update:

LY-VEV Airbus A320-211 c/n 211 Avion Express Ferried Havana-Montréal-Shannon 09/04/18 after wet-lease to Cubana.

2-RPDC ATR72‑212A(600) c/n 1040 Nordic Aviation Capital Ferried Saarbrücken-St. Gallen–Altenrhein-Mönchengladbach 11/04/18.

9V-SLI Airbus A320-232 c/n 2775 Silk Air Ferried Singapore-Colombo International-Sharajah-Athens-Shannon 10-11/04/18.

Global Aviation News:

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad drops more flights as review continues

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Aigle Azur reiterates short term expansion plans, A330s to include lie flat seats in executive class

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Airbus Is Said to Boost A320 Neo Production to Meet Demand

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Airbus launches new Cabin-Flex option for A380 with Qantas

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Airbus to Offer Naps in the Cargo Hold

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Airline alliances, LCC subsidiaries: Scoot may join SIA-Lufthansa JV

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Air Italy to trial A330-200 on domestic services ahead of planned long haul launch in Jun-2018

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American Airlines leads the way as one of just 13 global airlines defined as an ‘advanced e-commerce carrier

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Condor flies away from Laudamotion partnership

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Germany aviation market: airberlin goes, LCCs grow, Lufthansa thrives

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Malaysia Airlines now plans to launch its A380 unit by early 2019

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Price deregulation to make Chinese carriers stronger

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United expects consolidated capacity to increase 3.6% in 1Q2018

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Irish Aviation News:

ATSG West Leasing Delivers First of Two Leased 767 Freighters to Air Incheon

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EI-GJP Boeing 737-800 Ryanair First Flight

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Elix Aviation Capital Confirms a Sale and Leaseback Transaction with Ethiopian Airlines Group

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Eurowings Faces tough competition with Ryanair [German] 

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Hopes Norwegian can find way to continue transatlantic services from southwest

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Norwegian Air International to suspend services from Providence

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Pre-boarding area to accommodate up to 120 passengers under construction at Kerry Airport

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Representatives from Ireland West Airport meet with EU Transport Commission and DG Competition

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Ryanair to base 2 Boeing 737-800s in Zurich from 1st July to operate flights for subsidiary  Laudamotion [Swiss]

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TAP Air Portugal signs A330-900neo sale and leaseback deal with China Development Bank

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Tweet Picks:

@crankyflier  Time to put on the thinking caps. @qatarairways is investing in @JetSuite and @JetBlue is upping its investment at the same time. There has to be an end game here, but I’m having trouble seeing it. 

@DeptJusticeIRL Yesterday 9th April saw us reach the million mark in terms of passengers successfully using eGates at Dublin Airport. The user was a Dutch national using the gates in Terminal 2 at 16:28.

@vl_bryan 7 days of #airfrance strikes between Feb 22 and Apr 11 cost 170 mln eur in operating income @AirFranceKLM says.

@vl_bryan #panasonic avionics CTO says seatback screens are here to stay. “Everyone has a handheld, a tablet and watches TV at the same time.” #AIX2018.

@WandrMe .@ThalesGroup pitching its “Core” Avant IFE kit for “lowering the acquisition cost, integration cost…enabling a new revenue channel for the airlines.” Pushing further into the low-end embedded IFE market, trying to fend off streaming in a box providers. #AIX18 #PaxEx.

Video Picks:

Airbus Will Let Travelers Sleep in the Cargo Hold 

British Airways Rejects Plea for London-Harare Route

Delta makes top 5 in 2018 airline quality rankings

Investors Find IndiGo Better Bet Than Peers Despite Engine Woes

Lion Air Beli Pesawat Baru 


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