Published on October 23rd, 2018 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 23/10/2018

Acumen Aviation Newsletters:

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 22 October:

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 22 October:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 22 October:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 22 October:

USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 22 October:

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Icelandair commences Boeing 737 MAX 8 service on Dublin route 

Ryanair’s first Boeing 737 MAX 200 to be registered as EI-HAT 

Aircraft Update:

A7-ACF Airbus A330-202 c/n 638 Qatar Airways Ferried Doha-Dublin 17/10/18 for Air Italy for paint prior delivery.

VN-A377 Airbus A330-223 c/n 962 Vietnam Airlines Ferried Hanoi-Lourdes 19/10/18 on return to lessor ex EI-ELJ. 

Global Aviation News:

American Airlines SWOT: high leverage overshadows its strengths

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Booming Bengaluru sees traffic treble in just 10 years; domestic links lead the way; IndiGo biggest carrier

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Costs are going up for European airlines. The weakest won’t survive

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Croatia Airlines looking for a buyer as privatization seen as last hope

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Eastern/Central Europe airports: long haul connectivity opportunities

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GOL Renewing Fleet with 135 Boeing 737 MAXs

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Norwegian subsidiary wins approval for US flights

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Thailand-China LCC expansion drives enormous growth

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US airline ownership: no promise of change to foreign ownership laws

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W18/19 airport analysis; Istanbul Atatürk leads route count while Moscow Sheremetyevo jumps up the rankings

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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus withdraws threat over union representatives

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Ethiopian Airlines set to axe Dublin stopover on LA flight

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Ryanair Holdings PLC (RYAAY) CEO Michael O’Leary on Q2 2019 Results – Earnings Call Transcript 

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Ryanair Reports H1 Profit Down 7% To €1.20bn – Lower Fares, Higher Oil & EU261 Costs Leaves FY19 Guidance Unchanged At €1.10bn – €1.20bn (Excl. Laudamotion)

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Ryanair Sees Boeing Max 200 Driving Better Unit Costs

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UK to probe competition concerns on CityJet-Aer Lingus wet lease

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Why an airport in Offaly isn’t crazy and could actually work

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WOW air announces new route to Vancouver from Dublin

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Tweet Picks:

@Airlineroute ex-Singapore Airlines A330-300 aircraft will operate Air Canada’s Montreal – Algiers route from June 2019, replacing rouge 767. Business Class cabin sold as Premium Economy.

@AlexInAir Several airlines have identified falling consumer demand and forecast overall revenues to decline — and airlines in financial trouble, such as Flybe, and Small Planet Airlines, will be watched closely as Europe enters the upcoming winter season.

@BoeingAirplanes Less than 1% of world trade tonnage is carried by air #cargo, but because of the high value of these goods, they represent about 35% of the value of goods shipped.

@e_russell Delta will end its Orlando-Sao Paulo Guarulhos route on 11MAR19. Airline calls the route “uneconomical”, as it continues to face currency pressures to Brazil.

@WandrMe UA said earlier this week Premium Plus details would be out later in the week. Then “corrected” that to later in the year. Over the weekend, however, many booking codes changed to help with the PremY roll-out, including removing “R.” Upgrades are now PZ. #PaxEx $UAL.

Video Picks:

Could Brexit force the breakup of IAG?

Luxair updates the trade on Irish operations, October 18 2018

Textron, NetJets strike aircraft deal for more than 300 planes

Vincent Harrison of Dublin Airport Oct 11 2018

When A Drone Strikes An Airplane Wing 


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