Published on February 5th, 2019 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 05/02/2019

Acumen Aviation Newsletters 4 February:

Acumen’s intelligent asset lease management software SPARTA.AERO grows in popularity:
China Aviation Industry Newsletter 4 February:
India Aviation Industry Newsletter 4 February:
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 4 February:
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 4 February:
USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 4 February:
Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
Fifth Boeing 737 MAX 8 for Ethiopian Airlines Delivered over Dublin Airport:
Ryanair’s Laudamotion scales up growth plans:
Aircraft Update:
C-GHPJ Airbus A321-211 c/n 5733 Air Canada Delivered Keflavik-Winnipeg 31/01/19 ex TF-SON.
EI-GHJ Embraer 190AR c/n 19000202 Stobart Air Delivered Middle Georgia Regional-Bangor-Dublin 01-02/02/19 ex N202NC.
EI-MNG Boeing 737 MAX 8 c/n 43795  MIAT Mongolian Airlines Delivered Boeing Field-GDX-ULN 31/12-01/02/19
SP-ESF Boeing 737-8AS c/n 40287 Enter Air Delivered Glasgow Prestwick-Katowice 01/02/19 prior paint ex EI-EVD.
TF-GAY Airbus A330-343 c/n 1098 WOW Air Ferried Keflavik-Lourdes 01/02/19 on return to lessor.
Global Aviation News:
Boeing’s Decision of the Decade: Does It Build the 797?
Etihad celebrates Pope Francis first visit to the Gulf
European airlines continue to outperform the industry
Freebird Airlines establishes its European arm in Malta
The Startup Airline That Flew—Briefly
Travel Booking Is Finally Coming to Instagram
U.K. Nationals Are a Step-Closer to Visa-Free EU Travel After Brexit
Viva Air Launches Region’s First Innovation Lab
Why the Superjumbo A380 Airplane Faces a New Crisis
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus looks increasingly likely to rejoin Oneworld
Greece permits Wizz Air, Ryanair to perform flights to Ukraine
Hainan Airlines Dublin / Edinburgh S19 aircraft changes
IAG CEO Willie Walsh says ‘very confident’ of Brexit aviation deal
Ireland’s tourism chief talks U.S. visitor growth, VAT, Brexit
Patrick O’Donovan seeking meeting with IAA as Foynes Air Show is cancelled
Ryanair CEO has sights set on acquiring more airlines in the future following Laudamotion takeover
Ryanair in talks with Toulouse-Blagnac for next French base
TRAVEL Extra Sunday Supplement 3 February
What Willie Walsh said to Shane Ross: brilliant riposte to minister’s ‘get on with it’ plea at ITIC awards
Tweet Picks:
@flybyJAS The A321LR would be perfect for the Swedish market. As Sweden has such a low population but such an important economic market.
@winglets747 A321neoLR a natural evolution for Qatar Airways, which has used A319s and A330s to try out new markets. Strategy of building-up thinner markets different from Emirates and Etihad, but some would say not profitable.
@winglets747 Airports increasingly taking initiative to find under-served passenger routes, pair with other airport and then pitch to airline for service. Airports will also increasingly work with airlines to help them boost belly loads.
@winglets747 Amsterdam Schiphol overall cargo volume down 2.5% in 2018 – but because of decrease in freight flights. Belly cargo up 4.1%.
@winglets747 UAE improved visa access for Chinese nationals. That saw 9% increase in Chinese visitors to Dubai in 1H2018. Chinese airlines added more flights. Partnerships are logically the next part of the equation. Also: Chinese govt push to Middle East. Where govt goes, airlines follow.
Video Picks:
Airlines close to signing off on plan for new KCI Airport
British Airways – Made by Britain Advert
GE’s Aviation Business Soars in Strong Market for Jetliners
The UAE welcomes Pope Francis | Emirates Airlines
We Are Very Confident in Our Guidance, Says Wizz Air CEO


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