Published on August 23rd, 2018 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 23/08/2018

Acumen Aviation Newsletters:

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 20 August

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 20 August

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 20 August:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 20 August:

USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 20 August

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

100th Boeing 787 Dreamliner Visits Dublin Airport  

Aircraft Update:

9H-AGU Airbus A330-322 c/n 96 HiFly Malta Ferried Manchester-Beja 15/08/18 after wet-lease to Thomas Cook Airlines ex EI-FSP.

Global Aviation News:

Air Canada Group Ends Aimia Battle With Aeroplan Deal

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Almost half of Cathay Pacific’s pilots want to leave the Hong Kong carrier: union survey

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American Airlines CEO’s Wine-Bottle Wager With UBS Is Looking Dicey

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American Airlines Drops a Second China Route in Overseas Reshuffling

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American, United Jump as Airline Investors Bet Worst Is Behind Them

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Associations urge EC to align EU ETS MRV requirements for international flights with CORSIA SARPs to prevent two parallel schemes

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Finnair to fly new A350 route to Los Angeles in 2019

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Government Unveils Draft UDAN Scheme For International Routes

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KLM rejects pilot demands; pilots vow to ‘take action’

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Sri Lanka Seeks Investors for Airline With $1 Billion of Debt

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United Air Sees Fare Gains as Cheapest Tickets Become Scarce

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Irish Aviation News:

Aireon, Irish Authorities Ready Emergency Tracking Service

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Aircastle Appoints Jim Connelly as Chief Accounting Officer

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ARI reveals high-class spirits & wines store at Dublin Airport amid ambitious T2 upgrade

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City of Derry Airport reopens Amelia Earhart Airport Lounge

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Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Welcomes Two New International Flights to Dublin and Munich

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Gate Gourmet Ireland serves up 57% rise in profits

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New Laws for registering Drones in Ireland are Imminent

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Ryanair renews calls for booze control measures at UK airports

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Tweet Picks:

@AvGeekJames Japan Airlines has outlined more details for their new LCC entity, named TBL Co. Ltd. The airline will run with two of JAL’s 787-8’s with the intension of expanding capacity on each jet from 161-184 to 290-300 seats. 

@e_russell “There are some routes that the 757 and 767 fly today that don’t have an economic replacement. It depends on what the operating performance of the aircraft is and, more importantly, what the price of the aircraft is,” says United president Kirby on NMA/797 thoughts. #BoydDEN.

@ghimlay .@SpiritAirlines likely to make decision on next aircraft order within six months, says CEO. Airline is not tied to single fleet type of A320, he emphasizes. Airbus taking control of A220 (ie CSeries) is viewed by airline as a positive, says Fornaro #BoydDEN.

@e_russell “We’re going to start with our biggest business markets and then it will morph into other areas of our network,” says Delta network SVP Esposito on planned A220 routes (feels wrong to not write #CSeries). #BoydDEN.

@timjue Hawaiian Airlines will suspend flights between Honolulu, Oahu & Beijing in October 2018. Carrier says there isn’t enough demand between mainland China & the islands. Route was launched four years ago, HA’s only flight to China.

Video Picks:

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