Published on April 23rd, 2018 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 23/04/2018

Acumen Aviation Blog Posts:

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:

Airbus’ A330neo and Airbus A350-1000 Flight Test at Irish Airports: 

Ryanair adds two new Boeing 737-800’s increasing fleet size to 433 aircraft: 

Aircraft Update:

EI-GCZ Airbus A330-223 c/n 739 I-Fly Delivered Rio de Janeiro-Moscow Vnukovo 20/04/18 ex D-ALPH.

EI-GJO Boeing 737-800 c/n 44833 Ryanair Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 20/04/18.

Global Aviation News:

A380’s advantages over twinjets still ‘enormous’: Emirates’ Clark

Air Canada sees secondary airport need for NMA

Analysis: the transatlantic battle

BA’s Alex Cruz: “We are – and will always be – a quality airline”

Boeing to implement structural design change in 787-8 for production commonality

CEO INTERVIEW: How sick is SAA – and what will it cost to fix it?

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First results of Joon ‘good’, 85% load factor and 500,000 pax from Dec-2017 to Mar-2018

Flybe still needs a strong tailwind

Garuda Indonesia targets 9%-10% capacity growth in 2018

Globalia is not for sale, despite interest from IAG, et al

Indigo, India’s market-leading airline

Introducing the little-known budget airline that’s taking on the world – from Stansted

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JPMorgan Chase crosses 5 percent share capital threshold in Norwegian Air

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Nordic seafood trade growth demands better air freight service

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Regulator flags concerns over possible IAG-Norwegian tie-up

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TAP Air Portugal sees strong growth in 2017; Lisbon-Porto is busiest route, Spain is main international market

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Wideroe Keen on Exercising Rights for More Embraer E2s

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Wizz Air to take first 239-seat A321neo in January 2019

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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus announce extra flights to Bilbao for Champions Cup Final

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Boryspil airport to confirm Ryanair slots in May

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Cork, Shannon airports drop share to Dublin

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DAA puts Dublin Airport retail units out to tender

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Flights to Ireland among cheapest in USA, three-year low

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IAA Notice to Stakeholders – Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU Aviation Safety Rules

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New China air routes could lift tourist numbers

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New Options for Travelers as Dub Hub Takes Off 

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One-stop flight options to Europe take off

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Ryanair and TAP could be asked to pay out €7m

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Ryanair’s Second Coming: How LCCs Affect the Economy

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Shannon Airport targets LCCs for transatlantic operations

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Tweet Picks:

@bernardlavelle #rac18 Martin Isler of Luxair and an ERA board member says Brexit has led to a reduction of paxnon their london route from Luxembourg.

@JohnLStrickland CEO @airfrance to put to staff vote proposals for pay award in effort to break union logjam  So far #airline has lost €220m. Meanwhile competition continues

@R_Wall SAS says it will take one more A330-300 to replace one of its A340s with delivery in 2019.

@winglets747 Hong Kong Airlines to begin daily service to Manila from 1 June. Gives important feed to help North American network, but only A320 and four hour connections in both directions.

@winglets747 Student travel has been one driver of Chinese airlines’ international expansion. Besides sheer volume, students may travel more than once a year, have friends and family visit them – and a decent amount of this travel is in premium cabins.

Video Picks:

City2City: Dublin | Etihad Airways with Manchester City FC

Emotional support animals posing problems for airlines

Flying the Gulfstream G650ER Business Jet – AINtv 

Southwest Airlines 1380 Engine Failure 4/17/2018 ATC Audio – AINtv Express

Year of Zayed Four initiatives | Etihad Airways


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