Published on June 5th, 2018 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 05/06/2018

Acumen Aviation Newsletters 28 May: 

China Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 28 May

India Aviation industry newsletter 28 May

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 28 May

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 28 May 

USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 28 May

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Ryanair Sun fleet expands to five Boeing 737-800 aircraft: 

Stobart Air Wet-Leases Embraer 190AR from Bulgaria Air: 

Aircraft Update:

C-FTJH Boeing 737-8BK c/n 29642 Sunwing Airlines Ferried Toronto Hamilition-Dublin-Katowice 01/02-06/18  on summer-lease to Travel Service.

EI-GGP Airbus A330-202 c/n 521 Air Italy Ferried Dublin-Milan Malpensa 20/05/18 ex A7-ACD. 

G-DRTC Boeing 737-808 c/n 34702 Jet2 Delivered Lasham-East Midlands 01/06/18 ex EI-RUN. 

VQ-BNW Airbus A300-622R(F) c/n 733 Elite Aero Ireland Air Test at Tekirdağ Çorlu 29/05/18  ex N733MY.

Global Aviation News:

Delta, United execs: Network carriers focused on product, not price

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Emirates airline to launch premium economy in 2020, says Clark

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Etihad Guest moves to ‘demand-based’ frequent flyer reward rates

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Etihad seeks funding for more than $1 billion in Boeing deliveries: sources

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Five Things That Keep the Biggest Airline Chiefs Awake at Night

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Helsinki: How to Create a European Hub for Asia

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How Airbus Can Afford to Make Just Seven Ultra Long-Haul Jets

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IAG Said to Suspend A380 Talks in Test to New Airbus Sales Chief

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LEVEL incorporates one new A330 based in Paris

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Qantas still to mature ‘Project Sunrise’ requirements

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Thomas Cook to replace Condor’s aging long-haul fleet

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United is testing a new boarding method this summer

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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus Regional franchise partner Stobart Air adds additional flights to hugely-popular Dublin route from Glasgow

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Boxever spreads its wings beyond the airline industry

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Dublin Airport extends dominance

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Its obsession with making fares seem cheap has ruined what made Ryanair great

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Making the most of opportunity: Alan Joyce, Qantas Group

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O’Leary: Ryanair has ‘no interest’ in Norwegian investment

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Restoring duty-free between Ireland and the UK could bring a €45m post-Brexit boost

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Ryanair CEO: Aer Lingus deal will kickstart connections

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Ryanair CEO sells 2 million shares in airline

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Ryanair goes year-round to Bristol out of Knock and launches sun route to Reus

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Ryanair unionization opens new base possibilities

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Tweet Picks:

@airlineguys The J.D. Power 2018 North America Airline Satisfaction Study results rose to a record high, as overall passenger satisfaction with airlines improving to a score of 762 (on a 1,000-point scale).

@Airlineroute Finnair in June 2018 celebrates 30th anniversary of Beijing service. Finnair launched Helsinki – Beijing route in June 1986 with DC10 operating once a week, moving to 2 weekly from March 1992 (MD11 replaced DC10 in June 1994).

@lesliejosephs .@delta CEO: oil at $70, 80/barrel is a “sweet spot” bc it constrains capacity growth. Says surge in fuel prices hurting low-cost trans-Atlantic carriers.

@IrelandinHK Lovely to hear ‘Fáilte ar bord Cathay Pacific’ from Cathay Pacific Captain Ian McGuinness who added that he started his career in Dublin Airport. Another special connection on a special day.

@www16Right Who said it was 17hr 20min from Perth to London. On the 29MAY18 @Qantas set a new record time for the direct Perth-London service, at 16 hours 29 minutes. Average speed was 938kph, instead of the usual #Dreamliner cruise of 900kph – VH-ZNA/ZNB/ZNC/ZND @SydneyAirport ✈️💙📷

Video Picks:

Aer Lingus Cockpit Video | Dublin to Seattle | Inaugural SEA Flight

Delta CEO on investing in new jets, uniforms, and ending NRA discounts 

IAG’s Hangar 51 programme three 

Introducing Philippine Airlines’ new Airbus A321neo

Qantas’ first Airbus A330 with fast, free Wi-Fi


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