Published on March 23rd, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 23/03/2020

Acumen Aviation Newsletters:

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 18 March

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 18 March

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 18 March

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 18 March

North America Newsletter 18 March

Aircraft Update:

G-HYLG Airbus A321-211 c/n 6979 Jet2 Registered at Shannon 16/03/20 still in full Condor colours ex OE-IDQ.

G-TCDE Airbus A321-211 c/n 6056 Jet2 Ferried Lake City-Bangore-Shannon 20/0/30 on lease from Air Transat to become G-HLYB.

G-TUKC Boeing 737-8FZ c/n 31713 TUI Airways Delivered Oslo-Lasham 20/03/20 ex EI-FHH.

SP-RKH Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44746 Ryanair Sun Position London Stansted-Dublin 20/03/20 after transfer ex EI-FRX.

Global Aviation News:

American Airlines Announces Cargo-Only Flights to Help Keep Business Moving
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FedEx Sees Cargo Opportunities as Virus Grounds Airlines
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Finnair strengthens its funding position
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Keeping cargo flowing ‘will save lives’ – and may avoid airline bankruptcies
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Lufthansa promises ‘airlift for Germany’ as aviation shutdown threatens vital global cargo
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Lufthansa Cargo CEO Gerber welcomes facilitation of administrative procedures
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More passenger aircraft become freighters as borders stay open for cargo
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Norwegian shares soar on $550m coronavirus rescue
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SAS in line to benefit as Sweden approves credit guarantees
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Irish Aviation News:

AAIU Accident Report: Cessna 208B, (G-KNYS) Near Clonbullogue, Co. Offaly 13 May 2018
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ASL Airlines B757-200 EI-CJX Positioning Flight
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Northern Aerospace plastics company helps in the fight against COVID-19 
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Northern Ireland Vital air links must be protected in both the short and long term
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SMBC Aviation delivers third Airbus A320neo to S7
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VD Gulf Announce Maintenance Agreement With GECAS
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Why are Russian military aircraft flying in Irish controlled airspace?
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Tweet Picks:

@AirmanMagazine For the first time ever, two @usairforce  B-2 Spirit stealth bomber aircraft conducted a fifth generation integration familiarization flight with a Royal Netherlands Air Force F-35A Lightning II Mar 18, 2020, over the North Sea.

@aviator_aero Norwegian and Wideroe, et al saved for now, as the Norwegian gov’t offers a loan guarantee of $550 million.

@hharteveldt Very creAAtive! @AmericanAir to operate #cargo only flights between US and Europe. Good for the #airline, good for the economy. 

@JMulliganIndo .@Moody’s reckons large airlines have adequate liquidity to manage through a fairly significant short-term disruption through June, and a continuing but more moderate disruption through the third quarter. #aviation #COVID19.

@winglets747 When the virus outbreak ends, American Airlines plans to emerge with a codeshare with Philippine Airlines, continuing its new international strategy.

Video Picks:


First Mitsubishi SpaceJet M90 in Final Configuration Takes Flight – AIN

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Piloting Boeing 757 into JFK Runway 13L | Cockpit Views

Piloting Boeing 787 into Heathrow | Stunning Cockpit Views

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