Published on March 7th, 2019 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 07/03/2019
Acumen Aviation Newsletters 4 March:
China Aviation Industry Newsletter 4 March: http://bit.ly/2C1YbMI
India Aviation Industry Newsletter 4 March: http://bit.ly/2IODLwB
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 4 March: http://bit.ly/2C4cgJL
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 4 March: http://bit.ly/2Ui28Ek
North America Newsletter 4 March: http://bit.ly/2IPDtpm
Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
Gainjet Ireland Adds Global 5000 to fleet: http://bit.ly/2XCj4aO
Private Sky Adds Gulfstream 550 EI-EGO to fleet: http://bit.ly/2H9UsA6
HB-JVS Embraer 190LR c/n 19000265 Helvetic Airways Delivered San José-Halifax-Shannon-Zurich 01/02-03/19 ex N983TA.
P4-KCC Embraer 190LR c/n 19000418 Air Astana Ferried Oral Ak Zhol-Exeter 01/03/19 for Nordic Aviation Capital.
Global Aviation News:
Aegean Airlines set for 7-year bond issue to fund fleet renewal
Read more: http://www.ekathimerini.com/238296/article/ekathimerini/business/aegean-airlines-set-for-7-year-bond-issue-to-fund-fleet-renewal
Airlines Want You to Burn Your Miles
BA takes on former Monarch Engineering apprentices
Read more: http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/articles/325545/ba-takes-on-former-monarch-engineering-apprentices
British Airways: a redefined first-class service prepares for take-off
Cathay in Talks to Buy Shares in Hong Kong Express
Read more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-05/cathay-in-talks-to-buy-shares-in-hna-backed-budget-carrier
China Ready for Foreign Long-Haul Service to Tier 3 Airports
Read more: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2019-03-04/china-ready-foreign-long-haul-service-tier-3-airports
Comment: Flybe – a good deal?
Lufthansa Group expands tourist-oriented long-haul portfolio in Frankfurt and Munich with Eurowings
Read more: https://newsroom.aviator.aero/lufthansa-group-expands-tourist-oriented-long-haul-portfolio-in-frankfurt-and-munich-with-eurowings/
Sikorsky Unveils New S-92 Variants
Read more: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/business-aviation/2019-03-05/sikorsky-unveils-new-s-92-variants
The world’s longest-running airlines
United Airlines Announces New Nonstop Service Between Washington, D.C. and Tel Aviv
Irish Aviation News:
Aer Lingus To Scale Back Shannon-JFK Route Due To Aircraft Delivery Issue
Read more: https://www.clare.fm/news/aer-lingus-scale-back-shannon-jfk-route-due-aircraft-delivery-issue/
Carlisle Airport launch: Stobart bosses thank people for their patience
Read more: https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/17477043.carlisle-airport-launch-stobart-bosses-thank-people-for-their-patience/
IAG CEO Willie Walsh says new Norwegian bid unlikely, but ‘never say never’
Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-norweg-air-shut-m-a-iag/iag-boss-says-new-norwegian-bid-unlikely-but-never-say-never-idUSKCN1QN1GJ
O’Leary eyes another airline to join new holding company
Ryanair eyes Airbus for Laudamotion, Boeing MAX 10 for main fleet
Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ryanair-aircraft/ryanair-eyes-airbus-for-laudamotion-boeing-max-10-for-main-fleet-idUSKCN1QN1DU
‘Shocking’ lack of progress on Brexit, says IAG CEO Willie Walsh
Read more: https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2019/0305/1034470-shocking-lack-of-progress-on-brexit-says-iag-boss/
43 million passengers approved! “We are going to account for up to half the growth in London in the next 10 years” – London Stansted CEO Ken O’Toole
Read more: http://www.airport-business.com/2018/11/43-million-passengers-approved-going-account-half-growth-london-next-10-years/
@Airlineroute Turkish Airlines 737 MAX 9 to serve Dublin from 31MAR19.
@ATWMoores IAG CEO WIllie Walsh just likened new aircraft operating in inefficient airspace to car drivers being limited to driving with just three gears. “We’ve been spending billions on new equipment and not able to use it properly.” #A4ESUMMIT .
@Flighteditor If they don’t go bust, Norwegian will at least need a major financial restructuring when their current cash runs out later this year, predicts Michael O’Leary at #A4ESUMMIT.
@Flighteditor You have to hand it to the Irish. They do punch above their weight when it comes to top echelons of aviation. Walsh, O’Leary and now Eurocontrol’s Brennan are stars of #A4ESUMMIT. Then, there’s Joyce, Slattery and half the airline finance industry. Not bad for a nation of 4.75m.
@Gaussm European airlines like @airBaltic do a good job. For example investing in fuel efficient aircraft like the Airbus #A220. The inefficiency of some of the European Air Service providers cause unnecessary costs and additional CO2 emissions. Talking about it at #A4ESummit.
Airlines Want You to Use Those Frequent-Flyer Miles
Cathay in talks to buy shares in budget Hong Kong rival
International Airlines Group CEO Willie Walsh explains why he picked the Boeing 777 to replace the Boeing 747 in British Airways’ fleet
Routes Europe Uncovered: how airports attract airlines – In 4 words
Southwest CEO: We will have the ‘Southwest Effect’ for Hawaii flights