Published on May 16th, 2018 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 16/05/2018

Acumen Aviation Newsletters 15 May:

Acumen’s Marco Clalüna successfully qualifies as ISTAT Appraiser:

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 14 May:

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 14 May:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 14 May:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 14 May:

USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 14 May

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

EI-GEY Airbus A330-202 Aer Lingus Operates Inaugural North American Service:

EI-GEY Airbus A330-202 Aer Lingus Enters Service to Bilbao Ahead of Launch of New Seattle Route 

Ryanair’s Polish subsidiary Ryanair Sun commences operations 

Aircraft Update:

EC-MVM Airbus A320-232 c/n 2747 Vueling Delivered Shannon-Barcelona 18/05/18 ex EI-GEK.

EI-GFY Boeing 737 MAX 8 c/n 64605 Air Italy Delivered Paine Field-Shannon-Milan Malpensa 13-14/05/18. 

5N-BUZ Embraer 145LR c/n 145168 Air Peace Hopper Delivered Bangor-Gander-Keflavik-Shannon-Casablanca-Lagos 12-14/05/18 ex N262SK.

Global Aviation News:

Big U.S. Airlines Seek Long-term Profitability

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Budapest Airport: Central Europe’s #1 LCC airport and growing fast

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China to ease “one route, one airline” policy

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Divorce is not an option, KLM chief says ahead of crucial Air France KLM AGM

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Hong Kong-Philippines: Hong Kong Airlines adds to 6th freedom pressure

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KLM CEO: Air France strike costs equal to two 787s

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Optimizing the east coast: United’s latest schedule shifts

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There’s a bigger threat to U.S. airlines’ dominance

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U.S. and UAE settle long-running open skies debate

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Irish Aviation News:

Aircraft leasing giant Nordic sees profits soar to €124m

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ALPA vs Norwegian Air International  Petition for Review of an Order of the United States Department of Transportation

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CDB Aviation Completes Delivery of Two 737-800 Aircraft to Ukraine International Airlines

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Getting straight to the point: more markets opening up for businesses

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Report Confirms Contribution Made By Ryanair & Low-Cost Airlines To European Economy & Integration

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Ryanair expands from Athens

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Ryanair target Laudamotion dumps Zurich flights due to plane shortage

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Selective Travel Management scoops Overall Excellence Award at Aer Lingus Business Awards

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Tweet Picks:

@Airlineroute brussels airlines once again operates one-time A330-300 service to Frankfurt on 19JUL18, coinciding with Tomorrowland 2018.

@Airlineroute Kuwait Airways to offer seasonal Kuwait City – Malaga service from 11JUN18 to 14SEP18 with A330-200, 2 weekly. KU ended Malaga service in August 2009.

@e_russell I have long said that it makes sense for United to prioritise #IAD for connections and #EWR for local traffic. They finally are.

@justinbachman Shares of @SpiritAirlines are trading a nickel higher today. It appears Wall Street is duly assured that in-flight connectivity with Thales will not bring higher costs or changes to the ULCC model. #airlines #PaxEx.

@UAC_Russia_eng On May 12, 2018, the maiden flight of the second MC-21-300 test aircraft took place at the airfield of Irkutsk Aviation Plant. The duration of flight was 1 hour 7 minutes at an altitude of 3000 meters at a speed of up to 400 km / h.

Video Picks:

Aer Lingus Seattle event May 14 2018

British Airways High Life Entertainment  – May 2018 

Delivery of Air Italy’s first Boeing 737-MAX

SpiceJet’s Profit Misses Estimates In March Quarter Due to Oil Price Hike 

Uber, US Army Partner On Rotor Technology Research For Flying Rideshare .

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