Published on August 19th, 2019 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 19/08/2019

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Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
KLM Cityhopper Wet-Leases Embraer 190 from Stobart Air
Virgin Atlantic is first customer for Lufthansa Technik Shannon Boeing 787 base maintenance checks:
Aircraft Update:

A6-EIJ Airbus A320-232 c/n 3902 Bamboo Airways Ferried Abu Dhabi-Belgrade-Dublin 16/08/19 prior delivery.
EC-NGB Airbus A319-112 c/n 2751 Vueling Airlines Delivered Woensdrecht-Barcelona 16/08/19 ex EI-GOY.
PR-YYI Airbus A320-251N c/n 7514 Azul Linhas Aéreas Ferried Shannon-Teruel 13/08/19 after paint prior delivery ex VQ-BXF.
Global Aviation News:

Aigle Azur CEO confirms plans to sell Portuguese routes to Vueling

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Airbus A321XLR Complicates New Boeing Jet Business Case
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Austrian Airlines CEO: Domestic Austrian routes at risk in the coming years due to rail competition
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Boeing to delay delivery of 777X version

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Cathay Pacific Announces Senior Management Changes

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Government Forms Committee To Rationalise Additional Taxes On Aviation Turbine Fuel
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Icelandair considers future fleet options
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Lessons in customer service from Jet Airways and Vistara

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Thai AirAsia X set for flights to Europe from Bangkok
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Thomas Cook seeks another $180 million in funding

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Irish Aviation News:

Budapest Airport announces Ryanair’s 47th service

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Closure of Ryanair Faro base “bad news” for tourism
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EMR boosts airside safety with emergency system at Dublin Airport
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Norwegian to end flights between Ireland and North America from 15 September 2019
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Ryanair and Mostar to ink flight deal

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Six West launches new website
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‘The fundamentals have never changed’: How travel agents are surviving the internet era
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Uber and Ryanair seem to share a lot in common when it comes to increased airport charges
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Tweet Picks:

@e_russell “Southwest is among the busiest domestic airlines, so the idea of it not coming to mind [in NYC] might sound surprising. But what matters for selling airline tickets… isn’t an airline’s overall size. It’s the airline’s relevance in a given market.”
@LuxuryTravelled IAG’s low-cost carrier LEVEL is suspending services from Vienna to London Gatwick from the 30th August.
@TheWoracle ⁦e-Ipanema! @embraer ⁩electric propulsion demonstrator is ready for installation of its motor (from WEG) and batteries.@ParkerAerospace ⁩ to supply the cooling system. Note the 2-blade prop. To fly in 2020.
@TTGMedia Heathrow traffic hit by fall in Asia Pacific passengers; July figures down 0.7%, fuelled by 3.2% drop in Asia Pacific passengers, as well as declines in EU and Latin America passenger numbers.
@winglets747 BA expects the A350 to burn fuel at roughly half the rate of the 747, despite accommodating only six fewer passengers than the 337-seat jumbo.
Video Picks:

Cathay Pacific CEO Resigns After Airline Is Caught Up in Hong Kong Protests
Eoghan Corry Norwegian withdraws from Ireland August 14 2019
New FAA head: Boeing 737 Max won’t fly until I’m assured it is safe
Sneaky Ways Airports Get You To Spend Money
Ural Airlines plane makes ‘miracle’ emergency landing


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