Published on October 18th, 2018 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 18/10/2018

Acumen Aviation Newsletters:

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 16 October

India Aviation industry newsletter 16 October

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 16 October  

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 16 October

USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 16 October

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

ASL Airlines Boeing 737-300 EI-STA completes Aer Lingus wet-lease operation

Ryanair adds a record six Boeing 737-800 aircraft in 27 hour period as fleet to grows to 450 

Turkish Airlines introduces Boeing 737 MAX 8 on Dublin route 

Aircraft Update:

A6-FDJ Boeing 737-8KN c/n 40237 Eastar Jet Painted at Shannon 18/10/18 to become HL8342.

EI-EZD Airbus A319-112 c/n 2913 Royal Jordanian Ferried Norwich-Pulkovo Airport-Moscow Domodedovo 16-17/10/18 after paint prior delivery.

G-MISG Boeing 737-3L9 c/n 27833 Cello Aviation Ferried Strasbourg-Birmingham-St Athan 11-12/10/18 parked since.

Global Aviation News:

Airbus hit by more A321neo, A321LR delays

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Cobalt Air is seeking new investors amid financial difficulty: report

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Europe Still Struggling with Traffic Delays as Congestion Soars

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Gatwick Airport Wants to Plan Flights From the Emergency Runway

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Hawaiian Airlines CEO confident carrier can compete with Southwest

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Norwegian Air Argentina starts domestic 737 operations

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One in three Swiss flights delayed

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Southwest Airlines Just Made an Eye-Opening Change to Its Service That Passengers Will Love (and No One Noticed)

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Textron Aviation and NetJets Strengthen Industry-Leading Relationship with Option to Expand Fleet with Citation Longitude and Citation Hemisphere Jets

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Tommy Barton column: Savannah should go all out to land Southwest Airlines

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Widerøe threatens route cancellations

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WOW Air retrenching? Service to three Midwest cities axed

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Irish Aviation News:

EI-GXI Boeing 737-800 Ryanair Flown to New Iberia, La for painting

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Ethiopian Airlines re-opens Los Angeles bookings from mid-Dec 2018; Dublin changes

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Gothenburg-Dublin route to launch

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Icelandair to introduce Boeing 737 MAX 9 on Dublin route from October 2019

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Making history at Shannon: Gainjet Ireland takes delivery of the world’s first EJ-registered aircraft

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Mount Charles agrees new £30m contract with Belfast International Airport

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Oscar Wilde becomes Norwegian Airlines ‘tail fin hero’ on anniversary of playwright’s birth

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Ryanair VAT Deduction OK in Failed Aer Lingus Deal: EU Court

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Silversea announces Dublin as new departure gateway for 2019/2020 voyages

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Tweet Picks:

@AlexInAir .@AirBaltic CEO: “It’s the job of the politicians to find a solution, execute it and do something. Britain has taken a vote to leave the #EU, they have not taken a vote to stop aviation” #Brexit.

@ghimlay Logical to assume that scheduled capacity in most markets has only grown through the years. But capacity within the Caribbean this year is at an all-time low since 2004 (furthest back I could go). Interesting for a market where some of the biggest airlines aren’t local.

@justinbachman Airlines, especially that one in Atlanta, compete for corporate travelers and product, punctuality matter more in 2018 than a few bucks on price. 

@justinbachman United Continental boosted its 2018 profit outlook for the third time this year, overcoming higher oil prices as strong travel demand buoys a financial turnaround at the No. 3 U.S. airline.

@justinbachman Why Poland is planning Europe’s biggest airport, one Michael O’Leary dubs a “shiny cathedral in the middle of nowhere.

Video Picks:

Irish Air Corps CASA 235 AirDropBox third party deployments, Military, Disaster zone and Drone 

Jonathan Ornstein, Chairman and CEO, Mesa Airlines

Qatar Airways: Flights to Iran will continue 

Storm Callum at Bristol Airport

Turkish Airlines: We flew like we’ve never flown before!


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