Published on April 10th, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 10/04/2020

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Acumen Aviation Newsletters:

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 6 April

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Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 6 April

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 6 April

North America Newsletter 6 April

Aircraft Update:

B-LHA Airbus A330-243 c/n 396 Hong Kong Airlines Ferried Dublin-Chateauroux 09/04/20  on return to lessor ex OE-IFL.

M-ABLV Airbus A330-302 c/n 1361 Nordwind Airlines Ferried Dublin-Lourdes 09/04/20 to become VP-BUM.

N916SC Boeing 737-86J(F) c/n 30498 iAero Airways Ferried Shannon-Greensboro 09/04/20 in DHL colours ex EI-RUA.
Global Aviation News:

EasyJet ‘will feel more like a start-up’ after European travel bans are lifted: Founder
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Ethiopian Airlines CEO: ‘We are flying like any other carrier’
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IAG will reduce its fleet and negotiates with Airbus and Boeing to delay orders
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‘KLM’s history shows that we always come back’ from a crisis: COO
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TAP Air Portugal announces 4 new routes, including Cancun & Cape Town
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The air transport enterprises deemed ‘strategic’ by the Russian government
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Yakutia Airlines’ Superjet 100s to serve UN missions in Africa
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Irish Aviation News:

AerCap Leased, Purchased and Sold 53 Aircraft in the First Quarter 2020
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American Airlines announce revised schedule for Dublin services
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Boeing acknowledges ‘realities’ of market after Avolon cuts Max order
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Drone company to trial delivery service in Offaly
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Eirtech Aviation Worldwide Aircraft Storage Protection (WASP)
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IAA assistance to airlines while air traffic drops 29% in March
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Simtech Aviation Sells ATR 72-500 Simulator to Finnair
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Staff in Dublin and Cork airports receive profit share and bonuses for last year
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Travel Extra May 2020 Issue

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Tweet Picks:

@AvWeekBen JetBlue consolidating service at metro areas across the country gives a likely preview of what other U.S. carriers will do to maintain their service level obligations under the CARES Act. The Act requires carriers to keep serving “all points”–not the same as all airports.

@FergalBowers Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the Covid-19 crisis has seen the biggest repatriation event of Irish people in history with 4,600 returned home from across the world.

@FergalBowers The European Commission has urged EU member states to maintain a ban on non-essential travel into the bloc’s passport-free zone until at least 15 May, to slow the coronavirus epidemic.

@Richard_on_aviation @rschuur_aero March orderbook @airbus  includes cancellations 16 A220-300’s for @SaudiGulf_SGA .@avolon_aero  6 A320neo’s and 2 A321neo’s. @AerCapNV revised A320neo from 158 to 183 and A321neo from 108 to 133. Aviation Capital swapped 3 A320’s for A321’s.

@winglets747 Lufthansa fleet changes are an acceleration, not radical restructuring. The six A380s were already due to leave in 2022 while all 34 A340s and 13 747-400s were due to leave by the middle of the decade.

Video Picks:

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