Published on April 16th, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 16/04/2020

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Acumen Aviation Newsletters:

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 14 April

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 14 April

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 14 April

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 14 April:

North America Newsletter 14 April:

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:

A6-FDI Boeing 737-8KN c/n 31765 FlyDubai Ferried Dubai-Bratislava-Shannon 14/04/20 for TUI Airways.

VQ-BVW Boeing 737-8AS c/n 34990 Nordstar painted at Shannon 10/04/20 prior delivery ex EI-ESP.

Global Aviation News:

AAPA: Asia Pacific Airlines Maintain Air Connectivity during COVID-19 Pandemic
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Finding the moments of pure aviation joy
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Richard Branson facing backlash over plea for UK bailout of Virgin 
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Rising like a phoenix from the ashes to conquer the skies anew
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SunExpress begins cargo-only flights
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Sweden, Belgium Win EU Approval to Support Airlines, Airports
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These Airlines Will Next Remove Seats To Carry Cargo And Medical Supplies On Passenger Aircraft Turned Into Freighters
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US DOT to allow ULCCs, leisure carriers to operate summer or winter schedules
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United Airlines and Delta Mull Selling Off Miles to Raise Cash
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United Airlines to start 4 new long-haul routes while resuming 89 from May
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Irish Aviation News:

Dynam Aviation is pleased to announce our first SLB with IndiGo
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Fitch Downgrades Ryanair to ‘BBB’; Maintains Negative Outlook
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Qatar Airways and Standard Chartered sign $850 Million Aircraft Financing Agreement
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Qantas CEO Alan Joyce: “For the next few weeks we’ll essentially be flying three aircraft – a Qantas 737, a Jetstar A320 and a QantasLink Dash 8 – so that will be the entire domestic network” 
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Ryanair sees quick airline recovery marked by low fares
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Travel Massive Podcast Episode #43 – Long Play – talking accessibility in travel at HackAccess with Mark Lenahan – Community Production

United Airlines New Summer 2020 Irish routes scheduled

Tweet Picks:

@e_russell Long the example of a point-to-point airline, Southwest goes quasi-hub-and-spoke in May, via @crankyflier.

@e_russell Or, as Delta CEO Ed Bastian put it last week: “[The recovery] will really be dictated based on when customers feel safe to travel again in large numbers.” $DAL.

@e_russell Worth noting that Delta said it would take over these 10 LATAM A350s in September 2019. It’s just official now.

@GillianTan Delta has agreed to a $1 billion sale-leaseback of its aircraft, stepping up efforts to raise cash while talks about U.S. government aid drag on $DAL.

@OrenCNN The FAA has issued its first medicals to people with insulin-treated #diabetes for first- and second- class medical certificates, paving the way for these pilots to fly commercially, says @AmDiabetesAssn . #aviation #t1d #awesome.

Video Picks:

Airlines add safety net for future travellers amid COVID-19 crisis

Airline Industry to See $314 Billion in Lost 2020 Ticket Sales: IATA

Emirates becomes first airline to conduct on-site rapid COVID-19 tests for passengers

United Airlines Captain Thanks Medical Volunteers

Vietnamese Airlines to resume domestic operations from April 16


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