Published on February 12th, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 12/02/2020
Acumen Aviation Newsletters:
Acumen Aviation Launches Aircraft Maintenance Reserve Course: http://bit.ly/2upZ7tK
China Aviation Industry Newsletter 10 February: http://bit.ly/31HgOBf
India Aviation Industry Newsletter 10 February: http://bit.ly/2ULVXv4
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 10 February: http://bit.ly/2OFatkM
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 10 February: http://bit.ly/37eUikD
North America Newsletter 10 February: http://bit.ly/37bbZRT
Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
Ryanair’s Buzz subsidiary fleet to grow to 50 Boeing 737-800 aircraft in Summer 2020: http://bit.ly/37e5jma
Ryanair’s Laudamotion fleet to grow to 38 Airbus A320’s in Summer 2020: http://bit.ly/39fboQy
Ryanair to scale up Malta based subsidiary Malta Air to 120 Boeing 737-800 fleet: http://bit.ly/2SuoouZ
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
Read more: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2020-02-10/airline-bankruptcies-and-max-grounding-depress-european-traffic-growth
Air Italy to cease operations despite Qatar Airways support
Read more: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/air-italy-to-cease-operations-despite-qatar-airways-support/136683.article
Brazilian plane-maker Embraer sees a ‘huge opportunity’ in the Asia-Pacific aviation market
Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/11/embraer-exec-sees-a-huge-opportunity-ahead-in-asia-pacific-market.html
Emirates announce Penang, Malaysia, as next Asian destination
Read more: https://www.anna.aero/2020/01/27/emirates-announce-penang-malaysia-as-next-asian-destination/
Full service vs LCC airlines: IAG further blurs cultural divide
Read more: https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/full-service-vs-lcc-airlines-iag-further-blurs-cultural-divide-512145
IndiGo now #1 at India’s top-10 airports with average 41% share
Read more: https://www.anna.aero/2020/01/27/indigo-now-1-at-indias-top-10-airports-with-average-41-share/
New Eastern Airlines plans cautious approach to expansion
Read more: https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/289420/new-eastern-airlines-plans-cautious-approach-to-expansion/
Spirit to take ‘a bit of a pause’ on adding new cities
Read more: https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/289418/spirit-to-take-a-bit-of-a-pause-on-adding-new-cities/
Irish Aviation News:
Appeal Panel established in relation to the CAR Determination on the Maximum Level of Airport Charges at Dublin Airport
Read more: https://merrionstreet.ie/en/News-Room/Releases/Appeal_Panel_established_in_relation_to_the_CAR_Determination_on_the_Maximum_Level_of_Airport_Charges_at_Dublin_Airport.html
Etihad Airways appoints UK and Ireland agency partner
Read more: https://www.prweek.com/article/1672489/etihad-airways-appoints-uk-ireland-agency-partner
Juneyao Air to delay launch of services to Dublin, Manchester and Reykjavik to Apr-2020
Read more: https://blueswandaily.com/juneyao-air-to-delay-launch-of-services-to-dublin-manchester-and-reykjavik-to-apr-2020/
Meeting CEO Willie Walsh: 737 MAX Optimism, Airbus Delays, & Legacy
Read more: https://aviationanalyst.co.uk/2020/02/09/meeting-ceo-willie-walsh-737-max-optimism-airbus-delays-legacy/
Nordic Aviation Capital appoints Patrick de Castelbajac as CEO
Read more: https://newsroom.aviator.aero/nordic-aviation-capital-appoints-patrick-de-castelbajac-as-ceo/
Ryanair to launch Paphos to Yerevan route
Read more: https://www.financialmirror.com/2020/02/10/ryanair-to-launch-paphos-to-yerevan-route/
Up to Four Airbus A380’s to be Scrapped in Knock
Read more: https://flyinginireland.com/2020/02/up-to-four-airbus-a380s-to-be-scrapped-in-knock/
@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.
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