Published on February 27th, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 27/02/2020

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-FNU Boeing 737-86N c/n 28608 Air Italy Ferried Milan Malpensa-Lasham 26/02/20 on return to lessor.

N816HC ATR72-201(F) c/n 389 Empire Airlines Registered at Shannon 25/02/20 prior delivery and paint into Ohana by Hawaiian colours ex EI-SLT.

OE-IEV Airbus A320-232 c/n 4493 Air Lease Corporation Ferried Amman-Colombo International-Manila-Chubu Centrair International-Anchorage-Spokane International 22-25/02/20 ex EI-LIN.

OE-IKU Airbus A320-232 c/n 2752 AerCap Ferried Monterrey International-Gander-Toulouse-Francazal 24-25/02/20 ex XA-VAG.

Global Aviation News:

Airbus A321P2F Freighter Conversion Wins EASA Certification
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Air Senegal to launch Geneva and London; Milan, Madrid, Rome next?
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Alaska Air: The Acquisition Of Virgin America Finally Starts To Pay Off
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ATSG COO Berger on global opportunities for the 767F
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British Airways ambitions to remove a quarter of a billion items of single-use plastic from flights by the end of 2020
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China Eastern launches new carrier with C919s and ARJ21s
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Golden shots and wild cards – how IAG brings startups through Hangar 51
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Spirit Airlines’ New Growth Strategy Is Great News For Investors
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Irish Aviation News:

Aergo Capital delivers an Airbus A330-200 to Jordan Aviation
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CALC buys three 737-800s from aircraft recycling subsidiary
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Elix Aviation Capital Delivers a Bombardier Dash 8 Q200 to Safarilink
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ITAA Advice to Travellers regarding Coronavirus
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Manna signs up Ben & Jerry’s and Camile Thai for flying food deliveries
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Nordic Aviation Capital to be De Havilland Canada’s First Customer for Classic Overhead Bin Extension on Dash 8-400 Aircraft

Ryanair CCO David O’Brien to become MD & Joint CEO Laudamotion 
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Tweet Picks:

@AvWeekScho Qantas appears to be sticking to its fleet refresh goals… Confirms it will go to the market re. narrowbody replacement this year. Will cover the mainline 737s as well as the 717s and F100s. And Qantas is still very interested in whatever Boeing does in the NMA space.

@COMACAmerica The #C919 flight test program continued to advance on 2.23.2020! AC106 departed Shanghai Pudong Airport and landed at Dongying Shengli Airport after taking a 1 hour & 59 min flight.  AC106 will carry out flight test missions focused on cabin, lighting & exterior noise. #Progress.

@e_russell Guess this means more temporary widebody shifts for Delta (ie, A350s to Europe, A330/767s to domestic routes).

@JohnLStrickland Seems @AmericanAir & @qatarairways have reached a rapprochement with the signature of a codeshare & strategic partnership.  #airlines.

@skift The U.S. travel industry attracted $2.3 billion in VC funding in 2018 and accounted for over 30% of the global total.

Video Picks:

Airborne-Unmanned 02.25.20: Solar UAV, uAvionix tailBeaconX, Parrot Micro-Drones

Heathrow goes carbon neutral

IATA CEO: Canceling too many flights can worsen coronavirus outbreak

Virgin Galactic CEO: Space flight tickets could potentially cost $1 million

Virus Will Impact Air France’s Short-Haul Operations, CFO Says


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