Published on March 9th, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 09/03/2020

Acumen Aviation Newsletters:

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 2 March

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 2 March

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 2 March

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 2 March

North America Newsletter 2 March

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Aer Lingus to exploit Airbus A321LR Platform North Atlantic growth opportunities

Laudamotion adds 26th Airbus A320-200

Norwegian Re-Registers first Boeing 737-8 MAX Aircraft stored at Dublin

Aircraft Update:

EI-GIV ATR72-212A(600) c/n 1046 RegionalJet Nordica Delivered Norwich-Tallinn 05/03/20.

N816HC ATR72-201(F) c/n 389 Empire Airlines Delivered Shannon-Belfast International-Keflavik 05/03/20 ex EI-SLT.

OE-LMG Airbus A320-232 c/n 4603 Laudamotion Registered 03/03/20 Delivered Soekarno–Hatta International-Nagpur Airport-Dubai World Centre-Vienna 05/06-03/20 ex VT-IYA.

Global Aviation News:

Air New Zealand Sells London Heathrow Airport Slot For $27 Million
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Coronavirus impact on airlines ‘has a 9/11 feel,’ analyst says
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Fears for major Gatwick customer Norwegian over airline’s debt pile Read more:

Germany Mulls Postponing Green Tax Over Coronavirus Aviation Fears
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Government Is Extending Help to HNA, Not Taking It Over
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IAG – Resilience in a downturn could lead to a re-rating –  Davy Research Read more:

Indigo Partners: Coronavirus may drive consolidation
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Students Learn Success Secrets from Former Alaska Airlines CEO
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Volotea To Pick Up Slots Amid IAG’s Air Europa Takeover
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Irish Aviation News:

Aircastle Limited Announces Shareholder Approval of Merger Agreement with Affiliates of Marubeni and Mizuho Leasing
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Cirium Market Briefing Dublin 19 March
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Edited Transcript of IAG earnings conference call  28-Feb-20 9:00am GMT Read more:

Helicopter landing pad could halt Lidl’s plans for Westside
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Interest in Flybe aircraft despite virus, says NAC
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RAF fighter jets repel Russian bombers off northwest Ireland
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Two Bear-F long-range maritime patrol reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft intercepted off Irish Northwest Coast by the RAF Typhoons

‘We don’t want people to feel trapped’: Ryanair won’t force passengers to fly on 737 Max 
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Tweet Picks:

@e_russell “The next major milestone is a certification flight… I think in the matter of a few weeks, we could be seeing a certification flight,” says FAA administrator Steve Dickson on MAX. #Aviation20.

@grantshapps Aviation demand is reduced due to COVID-19, but airlines are being forced to fly some ‘ghost flights’ to avoid losing their slots – bad news for the environment, airlines & passengers. I’ve written to the regulator to request urgent reconsideration of 80% slot utilisation rule.

@jonostrower Boeing Commercial CEO Stan Deal said the product development focus is on a new airplane that fits “somewhere between 737 Max 10 and the 787” and a renewal strategy for a 40-80 ton and 80+ ton freighter.

@justinbachman U.S. airlines stocks surge today after White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow mentions possible U.S. financial aid for carriers. “We’re looking for targeted measures that will do the most good in a short period of time,” he tells @BloombergTV. #airlines #stocks.

@robpegoraro “We want to make the most mainstream supersonic aircraft that we possibly can,” says @boomaero CEO Blake Scholl of their planned 55-75-seat Mach 2.2, 5,100-mile-range airliner. He foresees $5,000 roundtrip fares; unclear how many frequent-flyer miles you’d need. #Aviation20.

Video Picks:

Airline stocks will weather coronavirus outbreak

Airline fundamentals good, coronavirus a temporary issue: Bethune

Boeing 777X First Flight

Southwest CEO on lowered guidance due to coronavirus

Women pilots fly Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 Freighter to 4 continents


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