Published on April 1st, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 01/04/2020
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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
Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
Laudamotion adds 27th Airbus A320-200: https://bit.ly/2WRwPV2
Norwegian Re-Registers second Boeing 737-8 MAX Aircraft stored at Dublin: https://bit.ly/2xwzFnO
B-LHB Airbus A330-243 c/n 452 Hong Kong Airlines Ferried Hong Kong-Chateauroux 28/03/20 on return to lessor ex OE-IFL.
OE-ILJ Boeing 737-800 c/n 60176 GY Aviation Lease Registered 27/03/20 parked at Montpellier ex UR-UID.
XA-NBA Airbus A320-214 c/n 2964 Interjet Ferried Mexico City-Tucson International 27/03/20 on return to lessor ex EI-EYS.
Global Aviation News:
Antwerp – London City Airport route to be resumed on 4 May 2020
Read more: https://newsroom.aviator.aero/antwerp-london-city-airport-route-to-be-resumed-on-4-may-2020/
China limits international flights to one per week
Read more: https://www.aerotime.aero/rytis.beresnevicius/24725-china-international-flight-limits
Ethiopian director Tigist Eshetu stays optimistic despite challenges
Read more: https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2020/03/26/ethiopian-director-tigist-eshetu-stays-optimistic-despite-challenges/
Heathrow Airport scales up cargo capabilities, relaxes slot rules in fight against Covid-19
Read more: https://www.stattimes.com/news/heathrow-airport-scales-up-cargo-capabilities-relaxes-slot-rules-in-fight-against-covid-19-air-cargo/
KLM operates its final Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet passenger flight
Read more: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/air-france-klm-group/klm-royal-dutch-airlines/klm-operates-its-final-boeing-747-jumbo-jet-flight/
London City Airport could become RAF Nightingale in COVID-19 Battle
Read more: https://ukaviation.news/london-city-airport-to-become-raf-nightingale-in-covid-19-battle/
Project Sunrise is ‘go’ as Qantas pilots agree to ultra-long flights
Read more: https://www.executivetraveller.com/news/project-sunrise-is-go-as-qantas-pilots-agree-to-ultra-long-flights
Qantas Secures Major Private Funding Facility
Read more: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2020-03-25/qantas-secures-major-private-funding-facility
Irish Aviation News:
Alton Aviation Consultancy announces appointment of Leah Ryan as a Managing Director
Read more: https://newsroom.aviator.aero/alton-aviation-consultancy-announces-appointment-of-leah-ryan-as-a-managing-director/
Carlow’s hero dad flies to Beijing for PPE cargo
Read more: https://kclr96fm.com/carlows-hero-dad-flies-to-beijing-for-ppe-cargo/
Drone delivery start-up Manna says crisis shows importance of technology
Read more: https://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/drone-delivery-start-up-manna-says-crisis-shows-importance-of-technology-1.4216253
EasyJet grounding leaves London as Northern Ireland’s only active commercial air link
Read more: https://www.irishnews.com/business/2020/03/31/news/easyjet-grounding-leaves-london-as-the-north-s-last-commercial-air-link-1884368/
GATS Stimulated Transaction Environment Live from 1 March
Read more: https://www2.deloitte.com/ie/en/pages/financial-services/articles/Gats-simulated-transaction.html
Ryanair Is Operating Ghost Flights Around Airports – Here’s Why
Read more: https://simpleflying.com/ryanair-ghost-flights/
@AusBT British High Commissioner to Australia, Vicki Treadell, says “we are liaising with Qantas to keep flights (to London) operational”.
@_austrian Over 17 hours flight time, 16,000 km distance. Our Boeing 777, the OE-LPD, just took off for the longest flight in more than 60 years of company history: nonstop from Vienna to Sydney picking up repatriate.
@hharteveldt Nice: @Boeing has offered the US government FREE use of a 747 Dreamlifter to transport urgent medical supplies and other essential goods to fight #coronavirus. Boeing will cover the costs for these charters. #aviation.
@hharteveldt The ultimate #airline codeshare? US carriers mull consolidating multiple airlines’ flights on one plane (ex: American, Southwest & Delta on a Delta flight). So many questions, starting with for how long this would last.
@winglets747 Freight aircraft are roaring to life, reaching new utilisation records (China Southern: 15.5 hours) as the exodus of passenger flights with their bellyholds creates a dire capacity crunch. Here are the utilisation rates of the cargo units at China’s Big.
Airlines offering ‘historically, dirt-cheap airfare’ amid outbreak: ThePointsGuy
CEO Gary Kelly Discusses Southwest’s Commitment to Customers and Social Distancing Efforts
IATA CEO Sees Half of Member Airlines Going Bankrupt Without Government Aid
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