Published on March 25th, 2020 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 25/03/2020
Acumen Aviation Newsletters:
China Aviation Industry Newsletter 23 March: https://bit.ly/3bnY3Xs
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 23 March: https://bit.ly/2JbwVyy
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 23 March: https://bit.ly/3ad3AzT
India Aviation Industry Newsletter 23 March: https://bit.ly/3dlnXN3
North America Newsletter 23 March: https://bit.ly/3boQNu3
EI-EKA Boeing 737-8AS c/n 35022 Ryanair Ferried Glasgow Prestwick-Lasham 23/03/20 on return to lessor Aircastle.
EI-HEE Airbus A330-243(F) c/n 1032 ASL Airlines Ireland Ferried Tel Aviv-Leipzig-East Midlands-Dublin 21-22/03/20 ex D-ALMC.
OE-IEV Airbus A320-232 c/n 4493 Air Lease Corporation Ferried Spokane International-San Bernardino 17/03/20 for Volaris ex EI-LIN.
SP-RKM Boeing 737-800 c/n 44787 Ryanair Sun Position London Stansted-Dublin 21/03/20 after transfer ex EI-FZO.
Global Aviation News:
Fitch affirms Aeroflot’s long-term credit rating
Read more: https://newsroom.aviator.aero/fitch-affirms-aeroflots-long-term-credit-rating/
Keeping communication channels open is critical for airlines during a crisis
Read more: https://www.phocuswire.com/15Below-airlines-coronavirus
New Charter Airline Aero Georgia Targets September Launch
Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/martinrivers/2020/03/23/new-charter-airline-aero-georgia-targets-september-launch/#43f12c2154f2
Private jet bookings spike during coronavirus crisis
Read more: https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Airline-News/Private-jet-bookings-spike-during-coronavirus-crisis
Qantas plans to return all parked aircraft to the skies
Read more: https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/290414/qantas-plans-to-return-all-parked-aircraft-to-the-skies/
S&P cuts European airlines’ credit ratings
Read more: https://www.flightglobal.com/airlines/sandp-cuts-european-airlines-credit-ratings/137462.article
U.S. regional airlines will play crucial role for big carriers after coronavirus
Read more: https://theaircurrent.com/analysis/u-s-regional-airlines-will-play-crucial-role-for-big-carriers-after-coronavirus/
We should be proud to say we fly
Read more: https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/290423/opinion-we-should-be-proud-to-say-we-fly/
Wizz Air & Ryanair lead Europe on liquidity for COVID-19
Read more: https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/wizz-air–ryanair-lead-europe-on-liquidity-for-covid-19-517608
Irish Aviation News:
Aircastle Limited Announces Receipt of Final Regulatory Approval in Connection with Pending Merger
Read more: https://newsroom.aviator.aero/aircastle-limited-announces-receipt-of-final-regulatory-approval-in-connection-with-pending-merger/
Bombardier Belfast suspends production over coronavirus
Read more: https://www.irishnews.com/coronavirus/2020/03/24/news/bombardier-suspends-production-over-coronavirus-1877569/
Coronavirus crisis worst than the GFC: Qantas CEO Alan Joyce
Read more: https://thewest.com.au/news/coronavirus/coronavirus-crisis-worst-than-the-gfc-qantas-ceo-alan-joyce-ng-b881494760z
Stobart Air to continue Donegal – Dublin route
Read more: https://www.highlandradio.com/2020/03/23/stobart-air-to-operate-significantly-reduced-schedule/
The Irish Times view on the Putin playbook: Russian bombers near Ireland
Read more: https://www.irishtimes.com/opinion/editorial/the-irish-times-view-on-the-putin-playbook-russian-bombers-near-ireland-1.4210341
@e_russell House bill would give airlines $37bn in payroll grants, $21bn in loans with limits on executive pay, share buybacks and dividends, via @David_Slotnick.
@e_russell “I’d say the A380 is probably the most endangered species of aircraft at this point.” – @AirlineFlyer on @flightradar24’s #AvTalk podcast.
@FBenenati We have begun flying a portion of our 777 and 787 fleet as dedicated cargo charter aircraft – getting critical goods into the hands of the businesses and people who need them most is extremely important right now.
@RAeSTimR Bright spot among the gloom – UK aerospace advanced manufacturing sector, including Meggitt, Airbus, GKN, Thales and Renishaw race to develop emergency medical ventilators for #Coronavirus (FT) #avgeek #COVID19.
@WandrMe Even in these trying times for the aviation industry there’s a glimmer of optimism peeking through in some areas. Take, for example, this Alaskan operation that want to expand its charter service out of Deadhorse to include scheduled flights and US Mail contracts.
Bailout for airline industry makes sense: Former Spirit airlines CEO
Boeing CEO: Look to China as a ‘litmus test’ for future of aviation industry
CNBC’s full interview with Boeing CEO David Calhoun on coronavirus impact
IATA CEO Sees Unprecedented Airline Crisis, Says Cargo Traffic Must Be Maintained
The Big Airlines Got Greedy — Now They Want A Bailout | Think | NBC News