Published on February 28th, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 28/02/2020

Acumen Aviation Newsletters:

Acumen Aviation and CMS Business School Sign Co-Operation Agreement

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


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

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

Aircraft Update:

OE-IKJ Airbus A320-232 c/n 2156 DCAL 2 Leasing Ferried Istanbul Atatürk-Woensdrecht  24/02/20 ex XU-724.

SP-RKI Boeing 737-800 c/n 44783 Ryanair Sun Ferried London Stansted-Budapest 22/02/20 after transfer in Ryanair colours ex EI-FZK.

SP-RKN Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44695 Ryanair Sun Ferried London Stansted-Budapest 25/02/20 after transfer in Ryanair colours ex EI-FIE.

9H-QBA Boeing 737-800 c/n 44802 Malta Air Position Naples-Berlin Schönefeld 26/02/20 after transfer in Ryanair colours ex EI-GDD.

Global Aviation News:

Air Canada and JetBlue: high hopes for the Airbus A220
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Air Malta and Qatar Airways Sign Comprehensive Codeshare Partnership
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Alaska Airlines to shift more Airbus flying to Seattle
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EasyJet: How Low-Cost Flying Can Be A Good Thing 
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Groupe ADP takes large stake in GMR Airports and blindsides Tata Group
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Helvetic Airways is enthusiastic by the efficiency of the E190-E2
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Virgin Atlantic announces new flying from October 2020
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Virgin Australia eyes Airbus A350, Boeing 787 for next-gen fleet
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Where U.S. airlines are flying the wide-bodies idled by China flight suspensions
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Irish Aviation News:

Belfast City Airport named amongst best airports in UK
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Coronavirus: ‘All bets are off’, says aircraft industry chief
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GECAS Appoints Jonty Nel as New Commercial Lead
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How Michael O’Leary steered Ryanair’s fleet to success
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Ireland West Airport flying high with exciting new plans and record breaking passenger numbers
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Skift Forum Europe Preview: Why Ryanair Still Doesn’t Need to Be Loved
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State would need 16 fighter jets for full air defence capability, expert says
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Tweet Picks:

@AvWeekScho ANA says the decision to switch to GE engines on new 787 order is because as this fleet grows, it wants to “diversify some of the components to minimize single source risks.” Makes sense, but I wonder if the same decision gets made if Rolls-Royce engines had been less problematic.

@aviator_aero Volaris: “We are a ultra-low-cost carrier that competes with buses even more than we compete with airlines.” Know your competition.

@decfryan Sky’s growth in Peru is financially nuts but they are also suffering losses also in Chile!.

@e_russell “The 16 additional gates will help us keep growing and maintain Denver as one the busiest and fastest growing airports in the country,” said Southwest managing director of airport affairs Steve Sisneros.

@wwaycorrigan “Some decisions at Avianca would take forever. It was too much of a democracy.” Avianca CEO Anko van der Werff Anko van der Werff speaks to #TheColombiaCast podcast about his whirlwind first six months.

Video Picks:

Coronavirus to only impact aviation industry in short term: Delta Airlines

Exporters relieved as China Southern Airlines is operational

H.E Ursula Von Der Leyen, President, European Commission visits at Ethiopian Aviation Academy.

How do you survive a long haul flight in economy class? Bunk beds

Qantas Safety Video


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