Published on April 12th, 2019 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 12/04/2019

Acumen Aviation Newsletters 8 April:
China Aviation Industry Newsletter 8 April:
India Aviation Industry Newsletter 8 April
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 8 April:
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 8 April
North America Newsletter 8 April
Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
Stobart Air opens Dublin Embraer 195 base
Stobart Air Retires ATR72-500 Fleet
Aircraft Update:
EI-GIN Airbus A321-231 c/n 2730 Fortress Aircraft Ltd Air Test at Montpellier 11/04/19 ex OO-SBA.
N148AS Airbus A320-233 c/n 1400 AerSale Delivered Santiago-Tocumen International-Brownsville 20-21/03/19 ex CC-ABV.
PR-MBE Airbus A320-232 c/n 2859 Laudamotion Delivered San José-Punta Cana-Ponta Delgada-Vienna 10-11/04/19.
VT-JWQ Airbus A330-202 c/n 956 Jet Airways Ferried Bombay-Madrid 11/04/19 for storage by Altavair AirFinance.
Global Aviation News:
Airlines and ANSPs Bicker Over European ATM Targets
American’s Dallas/Fort Worth margin play
ATR eyes potential buyers for short-runway ATR 42-600 variant
Boeing Q1 Deliveries Sag Amid Max Grounding
Emirates – a new direction?
Icelandair flight schedule changes
Interjet Seeks Russian Help To Restore Superjet Fleet
Virgin Atlantic on track to break even after halving losses
VistaJet Sees One Quarter of Its Membership Based in Asia
West Atlantic AB (Publ) Has Entered Into A Memorandum Of Understanding With Its Current Shareholders, LUSAT And Certain Major Bondholders Whereby LUSAT Will Become The New Majority Shareholder
Irish Aviation News:
AerCap Leased, Purchased and Sold 81 Aircraft in the First Quarter 2019
Aer Lingus partner JetBlue eyes flights from US to Dublin
Arctic Aviation Assets reaches agreement with Airbus for rescheduling part of A320neo and A321LR order book
Grounding of 737 Max 8s could cost Ryanair €10m this year, analysts say
NAC delivered one ATR 72-600, MSN 1259, to Regourd Aviation on lease
Shortage of Air Corps pilots and technicians approaches ‘critical’
Tweet Picks:
@crankyflier It looks like @AmericanAir no longer differentiates between legacy US A321s (321) and legacy AA ones (32B) publicly.  Now they all show as 321 except for the A321T transcon airplane which is 32B. (And the 321neo is 32Q)
@e_russell LATEST: United says it needs 30-40 mid-market aircraft to replace 757s and 767s in the next decade, options include the NMA, 787 and A321XLR.
@WandrMe “Delta built an airline called Song to put us out of business…it failed.” Consolidation: 81% of the market is controlled by the big 4; we’re a 5% player. That changes everything.
@WandrMe JetBlue has saved customers more than $12 billion since it launched. – A bold claim vis a vis fare drops as JetBlue enters markets.
@WandrMe “We have to talk about how do you succeed as a 5% player. We are the only airline that has not merged or gone bankrupt since deregulation in 1978….we’ve thrived in this industry. We’ve forced the competition to raise their game….we need to take it to that next level.”
Video Picks:
Carrier increases flight destinations in China to more than eight
Global 7500 Breaks LA to NY Speed Record
Global 7500 Completes the Ultimate Triple Crown
Mauritania’s new #Embraer #E175
The Aireon System Goes Live


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