Published on February 12th, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 12/02/2020

Acumen Aviation Newsletters:

Acumen Aviation Launches Aircraft Maintenance Reserve Course

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 10 February

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 10 February

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 10 February

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 10 February

North America Newsletter 10 February

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Ryanair’s Buzz subsidiary fleet to grow to 50 Boeing 737-800 aircraft in Summer 2020

Ryanair’s Laudamotion fleet to grow to 38 Airbus A320’s in Summer 2020

Ryanair to scale up Malta based subsidiary Malta Air to 120 Boeing 737-800 fleet

Aircraft Update:

EI-GBF Boeing 737-8JP c/n 39022 Norwegian Air International Ferried London Gatwick-MST 06/02/20 for paint.

EI-STU Boeing 737-4M0(F) c/n 29204 ASL Airlines (Ireland) Position Shannon-East Midlands 08/02/20 ex VP-BKW.

N837SY Boeing 737-8KN c/n 40252 Sun Country Airlines painted at Shannon 05/02/20 prior delivery ex A6-FDY.

Global Aviation News:

Airline Bankruptcies and Max Grounding Depress European Traffic Growth
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Air Italy to cease operations despite Qatar Airways support
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Brazilian plane-maker Embraer sees a ‘huge opportunity’ in the Asia-Pacific aviation market
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Emirates announce Penang, Malaysia, as next Asian destination
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Full service vs LCC airlines: IAG further blurs cultural divide
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IndiGo now #1 at India’s top-10 airports with average 41% share
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New Eastern Airlines plans cautious approach to expansion
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Spirit to take ‘a bit of a pause’ on adding new cities
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Irish Aviation News:

Appeal Panel established in relation to the CAR Determination on the Maximum Level of Airport Charges at Dublin Airport
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Etihad Airways appoints UK and Ireland agency partner
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Juneyao Air to delay launch of services to Dublin, Manchester and Reykjavik to Apr-2020
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Meeting CEO Willie Walsh: 737 MAX Optimism, Airbus Delays, & Legacy 
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Nordic Aviation Capital appoints Patrick de Castelbajac as CEO
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Ryanair to launch Paphos to Yerevan route
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Up to Four Airbus A380’s to be Scrapped in Knock 
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Tweet Picks:

@AeronewsGlobal According to our sources, flydubai will wet-lease 4 Airbus A320s from FLY ONE (Republic of Moldova) for 12 months. Two will arrive in April and the remaining two in May.

@e_russell Breeze Airways plans to start flights in the Eastern U.S., serving “secondary leisure markets” that are both affordable to budget travellers and have a high number of secondary homes.

@flightradar24 Thanks to a strong, well-positioned jet stream, a @British_Airways  747 managed a new New York-London subsonic speed record today, making the journey in 4 hours 56 minutes—17 minutes faster than the previous record. 

@rschuur_aero Grounding of the @BoeingAirplanes MAX cost @Icelandair  27% capacity last year. Yet, by leasing additional aircraft, total pax numbers were +25%. 3 737-800’s leased and 24 757’s kept longer this year to cover MAX-gap.

@rschuur_aero . @Icelandair expects to conclude fleet review in the next months, suspended over MAX grounding. It counts on delivery of 3

@BoeingAirplanes  MAX later this year and more later to bring fleet to 10. Rolling contingency plans for 12-18 months ready to mitigate further delays. 

Video Picks:

Boeing Says the 737 Max Will Return to Service Mid-Year

Exclusive interview with Qatar Airways CEO on upcoming investments in Rwanda Air

Hospitality group OTG CEO on partnering with Starbucks to improve airport experience

Kempegowda International Airport Terminal 2 walkthrough

MAVERIC, a “blended wing body” scale model technological demonstrator


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