Published on April 21st, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 21/04/2020

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Acumen Aviation Newsletters:

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 20 April:

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 20 April:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 20 April:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 20 April:

North America Newsletter 20 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:

Sonas Aviation places Challenger 605 on Irish AOC:

Aircraft Update:

EI-FDS Boeing 737-86N c/n 28595 BBAM Ferried Olbia-Lasham 17/04/20.

SE-RJS Boeing 737-76N c/n 32684 Yakutia Ferried Shannon-Oslo 19/04/20 after paint prior delivery.

VP-CMW Boeing 737-86J c/n 37767 AMCK Aviation Ferried Seoul-Almaty-Helsinki-Shannon 18-19/04/20 ex HL8057.

Global Aviation News:

An Aviation Professional’s Guide to Wellbeing
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AirBaltic plans to restart services in May
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Airline relief package called a disaster by JPMorgan
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Cathay Pacific’s Fleet Puzzle: Swap 777X For 787 Dreamliners?
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China becomes the largest aviation market in the world
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European jet fuel forward cracks point to need for further refinery run cuts
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In an age of coronavirus, airlines’ ‘Mr. Fix-It’ says the industry’s future depends on convincing travelers it’s safe to fly again
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Leonardo to trial ‘Damage & Repair Tracker’ system with Merlin fleet
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Lifeline Udan: Over 463 tonnes of medical supplies flown across India
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Norwegian Air to overhaul its strategy in wake of pandemic: bondholder
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Use Covid-19 Crisis As An Opportunity To Reform Aviation Sector: SpiceJet’s Ajay Singh
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Wizz Air’s Hedging Loss Isn’t Quite A Real Loss
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Irish Aviation News:

Davy analysts: Smaller airlines will disappear
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Eirtech Aviation launches Enhanced Cargo Transportation on Passenger Aircraft
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Future connectivity ‘vital for economic recovery’
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Gecas Cancels Orders for 69 Boeing Max Jets
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Interim examiner appointed to Dublin based airline CityJet
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Jet2 puts summer 2021 flights on sale, but axes three destinations from Belfast 
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Passenger numbers at Irish airports up 4.2% in 2019 
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Ryanair sees price war fuelling rapid air travel recovery
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Tweet Picks:

@flightradar24 Titan Airways is en route to St. Helena – one of the most remote islands in the world – with medical staff, 960 covid-19 test kits, 5 ventilators, and 2.5 tons of supplies.

@HardeepSPuri 17 more flights carried 35.42 tons of medical & essential cargo on 16th April to regions where these were needed. #CoronaWarriors of civil aviation sector have now flown 262 flights across 2,64,181 kms with 454 tons of medical & essential cargo under Lifeline Udan since 26 March.

@HardeepSPuri We commemorate the induction of the first Jumbo 747 aircraft into the @airindiain fleet on 18th April in 1971. One of many workhorses to fly in the skies, this wide bodied aircraft marked the beginning of a new era in passenger travel.

@IATA As we mark IATA’s 75th anniversary during these challenging times, we recommit ourselves to representing, leading, and serving the #airline industry. We will get through this crisis together.

@SeanM1997 Rwandair launched cargo only flights between Kigali and London Heathrow today – with the route operational for a couple of weeks, focusing on exports from Rwanda.

Video Picks:

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Skyscanner Sees Uptick in Interest for Late 2020 Flights


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