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Published on August 13th, 2018 | by Trevor Buckley

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Daily Aviation Brief – 13/08/2018

Aircraft Update:

OE-IGY Airbus A319-132 c/n 2414 AerCap Registered at Lourdes 09/08/18 prior delivery to Tibet Airlines ex AP-BNJ.

OE-IHB Airbus A320-232 c/n 2496 AerCap Registered at Lourdes 09/08/18 ex AP-BMC.

OE-IHC Airbus A319-132 c/n 2655 AerCap Registered at Lourdes 09/08/18 ex AP-BNM.

OE-IHD Airbus A320-232 c/n 3270 AerCap Registered at Lourdes 09/08/18 ex AP-BLN.

Global Aviation News:

Agents and operators ‘awakening to Norwegian’, airline claims

Read more: http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/309378/agents-and-operators-awakening-to-norwegian-airline-claims

Asia LCC widebody fleet: AirAsia X will triple in size in 10 years 

Read more: https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/asia-lcc-widebody-fleet-airasia-x-will-triple-in-size-in-10-years-429428

Bangkok-Samui: Southeast Asia’s largest monopoly air route

Read more: https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/bangkok-samui-southeast-asias-largest-monopoly-air-route-429157

Boeing expects more narrowbody delivery delays in Q3

Read more: https://seekingalpha.com/news/3380633-boeing-expects-narrowbody-delivery-delays-q3

Boeing Faces New Production Snarls for Cash-Cow 737 Jetliner

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-08/boeing-faces-new-production-snarls-for-cash-cow-737-jetliner

Boeing Finds Surprise Asset for Defense Comeback: Old Warplanes

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-07/boeing-s-comeback-queen-tries-to-make-defense-unit-grow-again

Cathay Pacific Slumps to a Surprise Loss as Crude Oil Hobbles Recovery

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-08/cathay-pacific-slips-back-to-loss-as-crude-oil-hobbles-recovery

Corporate travel: US big 3 airlines cut capacity, grow revenues

Read more: https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/corporate-travel-us-big-3-airlines-cut-capacity-grow-revenues-430675

Etihad is reportedly open to joining Star Alliance

Read more: https://www.ausbt.com.au/etihad-is-reportedly-open-to-joining-star-alliance

Honda Aircraft updates on HondaJet Elite deliveries

Read more: https://seekingalpha.com/news/3379317-honda-aircraft-updates-hondajet-elite-deliveries

“It’s our secret sauce”: Hawaiian Airlines CEO on how the airline has doubled in the last 10 years

Read more: http://www.travelweekly.com.au/article/its-our-secret-sauce-hawaiian-airlines-ceo-on-how-the-airline-doubled-in-size-over-10-years/

Stale Cockpit Air May Be Dulling Your Airline Pilot’s Performance

Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-08/cockpit-co2-might-be-dulling-your-airline-pilot-s-performance

Trans-Atlantic system seats hit new monthly high in Jul-2018; Delta remains the largest airline but its share is shrinking

Read more: https://blueswandaily.com/trans-atlantic-system-seats-hit-new-monthly-high-in-jul-2018-delta-remains-the-largest-airline-but-its-share-is-shrinking/

Women airline pilots: a tiny percentage, and only growing slowly

Read more: https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/women-airline-pilots-a-tiny-percentage-and-only-growing-slowly-432247

Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus Transatlantic A321LR Routes Coming Next Summer

Read more: https://onemileatatime.com/aer-lingus-a321lr/

Aeroflot to launch daily Moscow-Dublin route in October

Read more: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/aeroflot-to-launch-daily-moscow-dublin-route-in-october-1.3592418

Aircraft lease firm CDB flies high with a $55m cash return

Read more: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/aircraft-lease-firm-cdb-flies-high-with-a-55m-cash-return-8xd2st99k

Bombardier may have to stockpile parts in North under no-deal Brexit

Read more: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/bombardier-may-have-to-stockpile-parts-in-north-under-no-deal-brexit-1.3587882

Cork Airport installs signage about invisible disabilities

https://www.rte.ie/news/munster/2018/0807/983540-accessibility/

Dynamo LED Displays welcome arrivals at Dublin airport

Read more: https://www.avinteractive.com/news/displays/dublin-airport-welcomes-passengers-dynamo-led-displays-09-08-2018/

Pittsburgh Could Land Nonstop Air Service To Ireland

Read more: https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2018/08/06/pittsburgh-to-ireland-nonstop-air-service/

Qatar Airways is Official Airline Partner of Dublin Horse Show for second straight year

Read more: http://www.gulf-times.com/story/602368/Qatar-Airways-is-Official-Airline-Partner-of-Dubli

Rhenus Logistics Ireland acquires Avant Air 

Read more: https://www.stattimes.com/rhenus-logistics-ireland-acquires-avant-air-and-sea

Ryanair protests put Irish labor law in the spotlight

Read more: https://www.politico.eu/article/ryanair-strike-august-flight-cancel-protests-put-irish-labor-law-in-the-spotlight/

The aviation watchdog couldn’t keep up with a big spike in passenger complaints last year

Read more: https://fora.ie/airline-passenger-complaints-ireland-4169601-Aug2018/

Tweet Picks: 

@flyhellas UK connectivity these days is a complete shambles when compared with other countries. Compare it to even the likes of Portugal between Porto & Lisbon where you have TAP & RYR operating regularly between the 2 with competitive fares and times.

@hifly_airline Hi Fly is making a Prémiere:  An Airbus A380 is operating scheduled flights for the iconic route London – New York for the very first time. This is the busiest long haul route in the world.

@McWhirterAlex According to a “charter specialist” Norwegian is paying Hi-fly Euros 45,000 per hour (including insurance and crew) to lease the A380. [FR].

@McWhirterAlex Strikes at Air France mean that Paris CDG is lagging behind other major airports. Via @antoine_brn_

@spandey16 Ethiopian airlines has been able to pull ~1% of India’s outbound traffic which transits through its Addis Ababa hub to other destinations #Aviation #Strategy.

Video Picks:

Hi Fly A380 at Farnborough International Air Show

https://youtu.be/tLVUNCK52Jc

Southwest Airlines executive offers in-depth update on Hawaii plans 

https://youtu.be/gqJYJeh7vqU

This Is Your Captain Speaking: John Woolfson 

https://youtu.be/j0Tk1jKX7_c

Top ten largest airlines in the world by ASKs

https://youtu.be/BGZovo3t9P0

5 things to know about Born & Bred at Belfast City Airport 

https://youtu.be/F31CNYBKakE

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