Published on May 10th, 2018 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 10/05/2018

Acumen Aviation Newsletters 8 May:

Acumen’s Marco Clalüna successfully qualifies as ISTAT Appraiser:

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 8 May

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 8 May

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 8 May

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 8 May

USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 8 May

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Aer Lingus commences ASL Airlines Boeing 737-300 wet-lease operation from Belfast City Base  

Ryanair increases fleet to 441 aircraft in April with a further six to be delivered 

Aircraft Update:

D-ABZE Airbus A320-214 c/n 3464 Eurowings Ferried Dusseldorf-Vienna 03/05/18 after storage on transfer ex EI-DSO.

N775AX Boeing 767-281(F) c/n 22790 DHL International Aviation ME Ferried Wilmington Air Park-Shannon-Bahrain 04-07/05/18 on transfer.

Global Aviation News:

Air France Staff Should Look in the Mirror

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Air France Will Disappear If Unions Block Reforms, French Finance Minister Warns

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American Airlines: I Placed Too Much Importance On High Debt Levels

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Delta Air Lines SWOT: challenges after years-long industry leadership

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Full abolition of Austria’s air passenger taxes could increase GDP by EUR320 million per annum and create 1000 new jobs by 2030

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Hawaiian Airlines -6.5% after Southwest plans ‘low fares’ between islands

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How The ‘Big 3’ Airlines Are Forming In Europe 

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Iberia SWOT: LatAm a key strength, Nth America leading growth

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Interview: LaudaMotion CEO returns to airline race track

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Loftleidir Icelandic prequalifies for 49% of SATA lnternacional

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Philippines domestic market: airport constraints restrict growth

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Qantas Group: All business segments delivering ROIC better than 10%

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United and Azul: JVs on Latin America and airlines make their move

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United Airlines Is Taking Things Away From Its Most Important Passengers (and They’re Mad as Hell)

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Vietnam Airlines Considers Creating Cargo Unit to Boost Revenue

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VistaJet’s Flight Hours Soar 22%, Led by U.S. Demand

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Irish Aviation News:

AerCap completes 114 aircraft transactions in 1Q2018

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AirCastle’s (AYR) CEO Michael Inglese on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

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APD ‘tax on tourists’ sees a million passengers abandon Northern Ireland airports

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Avolon launches $5bn refinance, tweaks loan rate

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Bombardier jet order boost for Belfast

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Fly Leasing Limited (FLY) CEO Colm Barrington on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

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Largest trade mission ever visits China ahead of direct flights next month

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Ryanair adds Dusseldorf base from June 2018

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Tourism Ireland Heads Directly to China to Train Travel Agents

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Tourism Ireland Soar – March 2018 Situation and Outlook Analysis Report

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Tweet Picks:

@Airlineroute British Airways to resume service to Durban from 29OCT18, 3 weekly 787-8. The airline previously served Durban with 747-400 4 times a week as London Heathrow – Johannesburg – Durban, until March 1999.

@airlinewriter Fallout from #wn1380: Traffic on @SouthwestAir slipped 0.3% in April after rising 3.7% the first three months of the year. Remember, $LUV estimated a loss of $50 million to $100 million due to weak bookings after the fatal accident.

@CAPA_Aviation .@PITairport VP of air service development Bryan Dietz: “In the end of the day it is about the airlines entering the market. I do believe there is a long way to go between airports and airlines and to develop that trust.” #CAPASummit

@e_russell Delta and Kenya Airways plan codeshare, launch within 30 days of DOT approval. Initially it will cover 4 routes from Nairobi, including JNB.

@e_russell ICYMI: United eyes Newark base for 787-10, exec says aircraft is “well-suited for European destinations”.

Video Picks:

Budapest Airport is happy to see back American Airlines

Celebrating The Year of Zayed | Emirates Airline

Dalton Philips strong growth from Aer Lingus

French economy minister warns Air France could ‘disappear’

Jess gets her wings

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