Published on April 18th, 2018 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 18/04/2018

Acumen Aviation Blog Posts:

Acumen Aviation CEO Speaking At The Road Ahead For Asset Management Conference: 

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 16 April: 

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 16 April:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 16 April

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 16 April 

USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 16 April 

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

EI-SIF Airbus A320-251N Delivered to SAS Airlines (Ireland): 

Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-700 aircraft Delivered Through Dublin For ASky Airlines: 

Aircraft Update:

CC-BER Airbus A321-211 c/n 7260 Latam Chile Delivered Abu Dhabi-Athens-Las Palmas-Recife International-Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International 12-14/04/18 in Air Berlin colours ex OE-IFY.

OM-KEX Boeing 737-8BK c/n 33018 AirExplore Delivered Toronto Hamilton-Keflavik-Bratislava 13-14/04/18 in all white colours ex C-GOFW.

Global Aviation News:

AirAsia X won’t buy ‘too expensive’ Airbus A350: co-group CEO

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BA puts first A320neo into service

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Better and safer data flows for aviation: EUROCONTROL selects BT for NewPENS

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Business went through “accelerated reality check” but remains solid, says Etihad CEO

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Colombia aviation: taxation to hurt national competitive stature

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Etihad’s CEO says it’s still business as usual at the airline

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IAG and Norwegian: perfect marriage or hostile takeover?

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Icelandair to Add 23 Non-Stop Flights from U.S. to Iceland

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Kazakh airline fleet: growth, and fleet renewal from major airframers

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Loganair seals three more major airline partnerships

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Lufthansa emerges as frontrunner in bidding for Alitalia

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Munich Airport: long haul growth as Lufthansa A380s arrive

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Passenger experience woes can only be solved through wholesale disruption

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Review seeks to protect taxpayer from airline failure ‘on a new scale’

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U.S.-Brazil air travel getting lift from economy, regulations

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Irish Aviation News:

EI-GJO Boeing 737-800 Ryanair Flown back to Boeing Field from Spokane, Wa after painting

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EI-GJQ Boeing 737-800 Ryanair First Flight & Flown to Spokane, Wa for painting

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EI-GJR Boeing 737-800 Ryanair First Flight & Flown to Spokane, Wa for painting

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Fáilte Ireland eyeing Asian boon

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GECAS Leases Twelve 737 MAX8s to Jet Airways

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GECAS and PK Air Finance Provide Lion Air Group Financing of 51 Aircraft

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Improved links between Derry line and Belfast International Airport

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LOT Polish Airlines to lease two more Q400s from Nordic Aviation Capital

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Norwegian Air’s New Fleet Looks Good to IAG. The CEO Says He’s Not Selling

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Ryanair and Aer lingus sue State for millions over air travel tax

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Shannon Airport welcomes Norwegian expansion of Shannon/New York service to a daily service

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41 new summer routes on sale from Ryanair

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Tweet Picks:

@Airbus Our two #A330neo test aircraft equipped with @RollsRoyce #Trent7000 engines have logged more than 700 hours aloft en route to certification and a 2018 service entry.

@e_russell Delta will take a “handful” of #CSeries aircraft in Q4 with EIS planned for early 2019, says CEO Bastian.

@jonostrower Bombardier has got the Global 7000’s range of 7,700 nautical miles. That’s 148nm short of the longest commercial flight on the planet today, Auckland to Doha. But still 585 short of Newark to Singapore.

@McWhirterAlex Etihad’s mammoth UK seat sale. Up to 40% discount ex-LHR/MAN to *almost all* worldwide destinations. Book by April 18.  Cynics would say it’s a cash-raising exercise.

@Oliver__Clark Global airport charges average $10 per person and are rising at a rate in line with passenger growth making calls for stricter control of charges ‘unfounded’ ACI World DG Angela Gittens says.

Video Picks:

Airfares from Denver to Europe continue to drop 

Denver’s Mayor Takes Non-Stop Flight To Paris 

Is British Airways going to buy Norwegian? 

Pilatus Aircraft Ltd – Watch the construction of Pilatus‘ new wooden assembly hall

Ryanair’s Partnership With The National Gallery Of Ireland

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