Published on February 26th, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 26/02/2020

Acumen Aviation Newsletters:

Acumen Aviation and CMS Business School Sign Co-Operation Agreement

Acumen Aviation Launches Aircraft Maintenance Reserve Course

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 24 February

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 24 February

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 24 February

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 24 February:

North America Newsletter 24 February

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Academy of Aviation (AOA) reports 2019 busiest year

First Air France Airbus A380-800 retires to Ireland West Airport Knock

Moldavian Start-Up carrier HiSky to launch Chisinau-Dublin route

Aircraft Update:

EI-GIV ATR72-212A c/n 1056 RegionalJet Nordica Ferried Ljubljana-Norwich 23/02/20 for paint prior delivery.

G-FBJH Embraer 175STD c/n 17000351 Nordic Aviation Capital Feried Exeter-Bydgoszcz 23/02/20 in all white colours.

SX-ABQ Airbus A321-231 c/n 1060 Olympus Airways Ferried Newcastle-Antalya 19/02/20 after storage ex EI-FBF.

Global Aviation News:

Air Baltic CEO: A220 order could spur Scandinavia growth
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British Airways redirects China capacity to Cape Town, Miami and Seattle
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Etihad Airways celebrates 15 years services to India
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ExpressJet Airlines to Become World’s Largest Embraer ERJ145 Aircraft Operator; Finalizing Long Term Extension with United Airlines
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First Impressions of the British Airways A350 Club Suite (ex Bangalore – London)
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India, a significant contributor to Etihad’s rise in global aviation
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Qatar Airways and American Airlines Sign Strategic Partnership Deal and Codeshare Agreement
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State aid: Commission approves around €36 million Romanian rescue aid to state-owned flag carrier TAROM
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Irish Aviation News:

Coronavirus: Irish holding back on holiday plans
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Elix Aviation Capital Delivers a Bombardier Dash 8 Q200 to Safarilink
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IAA Temporary Airspace Restrictions planned: 3-5 March
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Ireland to become first country in Europe to deliver fast-food by Drone
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McEvaddy brothers to continue to back Irish aviation firm
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Tweet Picks:

@ethanklapper United is closing its 737 base mx facility at HOU (yes, United has a presence there but no pax service). It opened a new line mx facility at IAH yesterday so there’s room to consolidate all mx functions at IAH.

@e_russell ICYMI: American, Delta and United have begun distributing their idled widebodies on domestic routes with high demand this spring.

@e_russell Delta has raised its stake in Korean Air by one point to 11%.

@e_russell It’s a time of experimentation for the network planners in Dallas, as Southwest Airlines adds its first-ever seasonal destination Steamboat Springs.

@WandrMe Seems @Expressjet knows it will need more pilots. The carrier is upping its sign-on bonus to $40k in some cases. Should be good news for

@XJTALPA . #avgeek $XJT.

Video Picks:

A Day at Knock Airport, Ireland, with an unusual arrival that afternoon!

Boeing 777x in Spokane, Washington Day 3

Here are the airlines with the least exposure to the coronavirus outbreak

Meet the U.S. Navy’s New Training Helicopter, the Leonardo TH-119 – AIN

The Bell 525 Relentless


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