Published on March 19th, 2020 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 19/03/2020
Acumen Aviation Newsletters:
China Aviation Industry Newsletter 18 March: http://bit.ly/2WkgojM
India Aviation Industry Newsletter 18 March: http://bit.ly/3dcU5Cm
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 18 March: http://bit.ly/3a1O0XI
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 18 March: http://bit.ly/2Wp1Yi8
North America Newsletter 18 March: http://bit.ly/2IXQfPK
EC-MBK Airbus A320-214 c/n 2658 Vueling Ferried Vienna-Ostrava 15/03/20 prior return to lessor ex OE-ICU.
EI-GSW Embraer 190LR c/n 19000513 BA CityFlyer at Guangzhou 15/03/20 prior delivery.
XA-FOG Airbus A320-214 c/n 2048 Interjet Ferried Guangzhou-El Paso International-Roswell International 14/03/20 for Aircastle as N809AC.
Global Aviation News:
FAA launches probe after in-flight incident reveals 12-inch crack on 737 jet
IAG not seeking state aid as Virgin appeals for government credit
Read more: https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/iag-not-seeking-state-aid-as-virgin-appeals-for-government-credit/137302.article
Iberia hands Spanish slots to Volotea to ease IAG-Air Europa approval
Read more: https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/iberia-hands-spanish-slots-to-volotea-to-ease-iag-air-europa-approval/137133.article
JetBlue boss Robin Hayes insists coronavirus crisis won’t blow him off course
Read more: https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/news/article-8112251/Airline-boss-insists-coronavirus-crisis-WONT-blow-course-makes-promise.html
Kyrgyzstan to join the Cape Town Convention
Read more: http://www.rusaviainsider.com/kyrgyzstan-to-join-the-cape-town-convention/
Qatar Airways’ Doha hub analysed; three waves & 471 movements today
Read more: https://www.anna.aero/2020/03/09/qatar-airways-doha-hub-analysed-three-waves-471-movements-today/
RAF Typhoons Intercept Russian Tu-160 “Blackjack” Bomber in Third Intercept this Week
Read more: https://theaviationist.com/2020/03/13/raf-typhoons-intercept-russian-tu-160-blackjack-bomber-in-third-intercept-this-week/
Irish Aviation News:
AerCap Signs Lease Agreement with euroAtlantic Airways for 2 Boeing 787-8 Aircraft
Read more: https://newsroom.aviator.aero/aercap-signs-lease-agreement-with-euroatlantic-airways-for-2-boeing-787-8-aircraft/
Richard Branson and Willie Walsh reignite feud over £7.5bn coronavirus bailout
Read more: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2020/03/16/willie-walsh-extends-stay-british-airways-owner-iag-tackle-coronavirus/
Ryanair Group postpones Zadar base until 2021
Read more: https://www.exyuaviation.com/2020/03/ryanair-group-postpones-zadar-base.html
Southampton Route Confirmed for Belfast City
Read more: https://www.belfastcityairport.com/News/SOUTHAMPTON-CONFIRMED-FOR-BELFAST-CITY-AIRPORT
Willie Walsh defers IAG retirement to tackle Covid-19
Read more: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/willie-walsh-defers-iag-retirement-to-tackle-covid-19-1.4203972
@capa_india CAPA India welcomes the long overdue decision by the GST council to reduce GST on MRO services from 18% to 5%. This will increase the viability of in-country 3rd party MROs and reduce costs for Indian airlines. #IndianAviation
@flightradar24 Because of COVID-19 flight restrictions, Air Tahiti Nui is operating its service to Paris non-stop from Papeete—without its normal stop at LAX. The flight is longer than SIN-EWR and at 15,715 km it is also the longest domestic flight in the world.
@rschuur_aero Lessor @AirLeaseCorp has placed 2 @Airbus A330-200 with Russia’s Nordwind from next spring. Previously they flew ith@VietnamAirlines. Must be a bargain as A330’s have lost lots of residual value recently.
@winglets747 Air Canada recently cancelled 11 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft previously scheduled for delivery in 2023 and 2024. “Air Canada intends to backfill this capacity.” (but doesn’t say how).
Aviation analyst Seth Kaplan on parallels between 9/11 and coronavirus air travel crisis
Bailing out airlines amid coronavirus crisis: Former Continental chairman
Coronavirus Update 12 March 2020 – Qantas Medical and Cleaning
Fmr. American Airlines CEO: The reality is “we can’t let all the major airlines go bankrupt”
Lenders Fail To Receive Bids For Jet Airways