Published on March 21st, 2019 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 21/03/2019

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:
F-WTBH Airbus A320-214 c/n 2875 Allegiant Air Ferried Toulouse-Francazal-Lourdes-Shannon 19/03/19 for paint prior delivery.
OE-IBB Airbus A321-231 c/n 864 AerCap Ferried Montpellier-St Athan 20/03/19  by Azur Aviation  for part-out & scrap ex SP-HAU.
OE-IBH Airbus A320-232 c/n 928 GECAS Air Test Lourdes-VLC-Lourdes 20/03/19 ex 5B-DCR.
Global Aviation News:
Air Traffic Control Delays Continue Upward Creep in Europe
Airports impacted as A380 production winds down
Does a Tour Operator Really Need Its Own Airline?
EASA to analyze Boeing software changes before MAX flies again in Europe
Istanbul’s New Mega-airport To Be Fully Operational in April
Emirates: The Media Company That Happens to Fly Jets Too
International Consolidated Airlines : Q4 Presentation 2018 Conference Call Transcript
Qatar Executive Expands European Destinations
Skift Forum Europe: British Airways CEO on Remaking an Iconic Company
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Asks Inspector General to Ensure Audit of Boeing 737-MAX 8 Certification is Part of Review
West Atlantic AB (publ) has initiated discussions with a new potential shareholder and with certain major bondholders regarding refinancing of the Group
737 Max airlines take cover under the wing of a black swan 
Irish Aviation News:
Avolon’s First Unsecured Bank Term Facility Upsized by 66% to US$500M
Cathay Pacific Wants to Increase Flights from Dublin to Hong Kong
Ireland expects 15-20 percent growth in tourist arrivals from India
Ireland’s Tourism Success Is Under Threat by Brexit: A Skift Deep Dive
LEVEL’s landing in Amsterdam may not create a new Buzz, but in strange twist of timing Ryanair has revealed plans to bring back the LCC brand to European skies
London or no? Joanna Geraghty on guiding JetBlue’s future
Operators Sought For New Food & Beverage Experience – Dublin Airport
Qantas, Aer Lingus end frequent flyer partnership
Ryanair considers the prospect of launching flights to Armenia
Tweet Picks:
@Airlineroute Ethiopian Airlines to operate 787-9 aircraft on Addis Ababa – Madrid – Dublin route from 15JUN19, replacing 787-8 (certain dates also operated by 777-200LR).
@CAPA_Aviation @CAPA_Aviation Chairman @p_harbison says much upside remains in India. Roughly 50 million passengers in the country can afford to fly internationally, but only 20 million have. #CAPASummit.
@CAPA_Aviation .@Delta EVP Peter Carter: says it is not more expensive fly internationally today than it was two decades ago — on average the costs is 10% less today as a result of international JVs. #CAPASummit.
@CAPA_Aviation .@SunCountryAir CEO Jude Bricker says about 90% of the airline’s markets are seasonal  #CAPASummit.
@sandeeprrao1991 Runway capacity enhancements at BLR to begin from 25/04/19. This will help in increasing the Air Traffic Movement per hour at BLR to 44/hr by Winter schedule 2019/2020 + b4 the 2nd RWY is commissioned.
Video Picks:
airBaltic Presents New Vegan Friendly Meal
Colt, Experimental Aircraft from Texas Aircraft
Sikorsky Launches New S-92A+ and S-92B Helicopter Variants – AINtv
Transportation chief Elaine Chao asks for audit of Boeing 737 Max 8 certification
United — Willis Tower Lease Expansion


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