Published on March 20th, 2019 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 20/03/2019

Acumen Aviation Newsletters 19 March:

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 19 March:
India Aviation Industry Newsletter 19 March
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 19 March
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 19 March
North America Newsletter 19 March
Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
First Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrives in Shannon for Maintenance
G-RUKA Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair UK enters revenue service
Aircraft Update:
LZ-AWT Airbus A319-112 c/n 1886 Dubai Aerospace Ferried Rostock–Laage-Lourdes 15/03/19 in Germania colours ex D-ASTK.
OE-IBS Boeing 737-8Q8 c/n 35289 AerCap Registered 18/03/19 parked at Jakarta ex VT-JBH.
VT-JGF Boeing 737-8FH c/n 29639 Jet Airways Ferried Bombay-Tbilisi-Shannon 15-18/03/19 on return to lessor.
Global Aviation News:
Air Canada Suspends 2019 Forecast on Boeing 737 Max Grounding
Boeing Allowed Test and Ferry Flights of 737 Max
British Airways Takes on Rivals With Private Business-Class Door
Calicut airport seeks permission for Emirates flights
Can Saudi Arabia turn its airline into a real rival to Emirates and Qatar?
Costs pile up for Norwegian Air
EasyJet pulls out of Alitalia privatisation process
Just Right: How the A321LR Became the “Goldilocks” Aircraft
Saudi Arabian Airlines evaluates widebody order
Transat confronts ‘weak outlook’ as stock plummets to six-year low
TUI Group continues transformation – Clear focus on tourism: Sale of Corsair scheduled airline to INTRO Aviation
Irish Aviation News:
Clune to pursue Shannon Airport subsidy issue
Etihad Airways Welcomes Ireland’s Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to Its Abu Dhabi Headquarters
Irish airport traffic up over 6% on 2018
KLM outlines leased Stobart Air E195 network in S19
Loud Russian cargo plane ‘disturbing sleep’ in north Kildare
Lufthansa chooses retained UK and Ireland comms agency 
Ryan DeBrusk joins Nordic Aviation Capital as Head of Marketing Americas
Smitech Aviation Interview with Aer Lingus First Officer, Lisa Cusack
Stobart to take over management of Durham Tees Valley airport
Waterford Airport needs €12m revamp ‘to drive development in the south east’
Tweet Picks:
@AeronewsRO A non-stop flight between Dubai and Panama (17h 35min westbound), is “only a matter of time”. @emirates stated that the inaugural flight (2016) was only postponed, not cancelled.
@airlinewriter A 5-year deal, 20% raises up front, then 3% a year for @AMFANational mechanics at @SouthwestAir. That’s more upfront and a much bigger ratification bonus ($160 million vs. $91 million) than last year’s rejected offer.
@JohnLStrickland Nice compliment to the original buzz for whom I worked & bought by @Ryanair.  Even get the yellow back!.
@redskyoptimist Ethiopia’s Ambassador to China hints future shift towards China’s C919 jet, built to primarily compete with Boeing’s 737 Max.
@R_Wall Air Canada said it is suspending its 2019 financial guidance and first-quarter financial guidance after the FAA grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
Video Picks:
Airlines perspective: Challenges of high growth – Panel Discussion at #GAvS2019//
Electric aeroplanes may be closer than you think. Here’s why. | Joshua Portlock | TEDxPerth
Gary Kelly Message Regarding the 737 MAX
Rolls-Royce & Partners Finance and Hawaiian Airlines
Will Nepal’s Aviation Stop? | Captain Vijay Lama | TEDxDurbarMarg


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