Published on April 1st, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 01/04/2020

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Acumen Aviation Newsletters:

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 23 March

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 23 March

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 23 March

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 23 March

North America Newsletter 23 March

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Laudamotion adds 27th Airbus A320-200

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

Aircraft Update:

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
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China limits international flights to one per week
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Ethiopian director Tigist Eshetu stays optimistic despite challenges
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Heathrow Airport scales up cargo capabilities, relaxes slot rules in fight against Covid-19
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KLM operates its final Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet passenger flight
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London City Airport could become RAF Nightingale in COVID-19 Battle
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Project Sunrise is ‘go’ as Qantas pilots agree to ultra-long flights
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Qantas Secures Major Private Funding Facility
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Irish Aviation News:

Alton Aviation Consultancy announces appointment of Leah Ryan as a Managing Director
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Carlow’s hero dad flies to Beijing for PPE cargo
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Drone delivery start-up Manna says crisis shows importance of technology
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EasyJet grounding leaves London as Northern Ireland’s only active commercial air link
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GATS Stimulated Transaction Environment Live from 1 March
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Ryanair Is Operating Ghost Flights Around Airports – Here’s Why
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Tweet Picks:

@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.

Video Picks:

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

KLM Blue Spirit 💙

Stay Home, Stay Safe | Emirates Airlines


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