Published on December 19th, 2018 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 19/12/2018

Acumen Aviation Newsletters:
China Aviation Industry Newsletter 17 December
India Aviation Industry Newsletter 17 December
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 17 December
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 17 December
USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 17 December
Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
Dublin’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner Hat Trick:
EI-GXM Boeing 737-800 Delivered to Ryanair:
Aircraft Update:
EI-EPG Boeing 737-8AS c/n 34985 BlueSky 4 Leasing Ferried Woensdrecht-Montpellier 18/12/18.
EI-FLR Embraer 195LR c/n 190.00088 Ukraine International Ferried Clermont-Ferrand-Rome FCO 14/12/18 for paint prior delivery.
EI-HED Airbus A330-243F c/n 1414 ASL Airlines (Ireland) Delivered Leipzig-East Midlands 18/12/18 on transfer ex D-ALMB.
Global Aviation News:
airBaltic carries 18% more passengers during eleven months 
Airbahn, a new US carrier planned for 2019
Boeing to Open Its First 737 Plant in China Under Shadow of a Trade War
CBP Reminds Travelers to Allow 72 Hours for ESTA 
China to Emerge as the World’s Largest Air Travel Market by 2020
Emirates to operate A380 to Glasgow
Flybe highlights seasonal trends
South Africa Civil Aviation Authority Grounds CemAir’s 21 Planes
Southwest’s CEO Bucks Skeptics With Hawaii Flights ‘Ready to Roll’
TAP Air Portugal CEO: US market ‘one of the most relevant to TAP’
Transat’s Q4 profit hurt by fuel costs as hotel plans move ahead
XL Airways seeks strategic investor and shift in business model
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus to reintroduce business class on short haul routes to complement trans Atlantic expansion
AerCap Holdings – A Closer Look
Aircraft Noise (Dublin Airport) Regulation Bill 2018
Air Astana unveils leased AerCap Embraer ‘Snow Leopard’ E190-E2
Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation Focus on Aerospace & Aviation December 2018
Ireland West Airport set for busiest Christmas in its 32-year history
Ryanair: Last Call Before Takeoff
Over 1.15 + Million Flights will have been handled by the IAA in Irish Airspace this year – As 2018 draws to a close, the IAA is forecasting another record-breaking year for Irish air traffic
Tweet Picks:
@airlinewriter Foreigners flying to the US from visa-waiver countries must now apply for ESTA at least 72 hours out; no more day-of-flight approvals, says Customs and Border Protection.
@capa_india In the last 15 years, the commercial Indian airline fleet has grown by close to 500 aircraft. @IndiGo6E has added 200 of these, the first Indian carrier to reach this milestone. #IndianAviation.
@airinsight Interesting stat. At @Delta  comparing their @AirbusInTheUS  A321 and  @BoeingAirplanes 737-900ER.  From 2018 Form 41 – Tot Ops Costs/Hr/Seat: A321 is $28.05 and 737-900 $28.79.  A321 is 2.6% lower.
@Boeing We’re celebrating the first delivery to @AirChinaNA with joint venture partner @COMACAmerica today from the new 737 Completion and Delivery Center in Zhoushan, China, marking a new era in #Boeing’s partnership with the Chinese aviation industry.
@ghimlay SkyWest Inc will sell @expressjet to ManaAir, a joint venture in which @United owns a minority stake, for around $70 million in cash.
Video Picks:
Flybe carries 1.7 million passengers from Belfast City Airport
Inside Delta’s new biometric boarding technology
Tommy Broughan TD’s speech on the Aircraft Noise (Dublin Airport) Regulations
Web Accessibility – Brian Dalton, QA, Aer Lingus
Wizz Air Co-Founder and CEO on Staying Ahead of the Curve


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