Published on April 21st, 2020 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 21/04/2020
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Acumen Aviation Newsletters:
China Aviation Industry Newsletter 20 April:https://bit.ly/3bpebbw
India Aviation Industry Newsletter 20 April:https://bit.ly/3bjG9W1
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 20 April:https://bit.ly/2KmoMrP
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 20 April:https://bit.ly/2VkLeYC
North America Newsletter 20 April:https://bit.ly/2VlgCX0
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
Sonas Aviation places Challenger 605 on Irish AOC: https://bit.ly/2XNdchs
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
Read more: https://flightsafety.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Guide-to-Wellbeing.pdf
AirBaltic plans to restart services in May
Read more: https://news.err.ee/1079345/airbaltic-plans-to-restart-services-in-may
Airline relief package called a disaster by JPMorgan
Read more: https://seekingalpha.com/news/3560777-airline-relief-package-called-disaster-jpmorgan
Cathay Pacific’s Fleet Puzzle: Swap 777X For 787 Dreamliners?
Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton1/2020/04/18/cathay-pacifics-fleet-puzzle-swap-777x-for-787-dreamliners/#1b47046014f5
China becomes the largest aviation market in the world
Read more: https://centreforaviation.com/analysis/reports/china-becomes-the-largest-aviation-market-in-the-world-521779
European jet fuel forward cracks point to need for further refinery run cuts
Read more: https://www.spglobal.com/platts/en/market-insights/latest-news/oil/041620-european-jet-fuel-forward-cracks-point-to-need-for-further-refinery-run-cuts
In an age of coronavirus, airlines’ ‘Mr. Fix-It’ says the industry’s future depends on convincing travelers it’s safe to fly again
Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/17/coronavirus-airline-investor-bill-franke-digs-in-for-a-slow-industry-recovery.html
Leonardo to trial ‘Damage & Repair Tracker’ system with Merlin fleet
Read more: https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/leonardo-to-trial-damage-repair-tracker-system-with-merlin-fleet/
Lifeline Udan: Over 463 tonnes of medical supplies flown across India
Read more: https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/lifeline-udan-over-463-tonnes-of-medical-supplies-flown-across-india/1806758
Norwegian Air to overhaul its strategy in wake of pandemic: bondholder
Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-norwegianair-bondholders/norwegian-air-to-overhaul-its-strategy-in-wake-of-pandemic-bondholder-idUSKBN21Z2V5
Use Covid-19 Crisis As An Opportunity To Reform Aviation Sector: SpiceJet’s Ajay Singh
Read more: https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/use-covid-19-crisis-as-an-opportunity-to-reform-aviation-sector-spicejet-cmd
Wizz Air’s Hedging Loss Isn’t Quite A Real Loss
Read more: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4338075-wizz-airs-hedging-loss-isnt-quite-real-loss
Irish Aviation News:
Davy analysts: Smaller airlines will disappear
Read more: https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/business/davy-analysts-smaller-airlines-will-disappear-994639.html
Eirtech Aviation launches Enhanced Cargo Transportation on Passenger Aircraft
Read more: https://www.eirtechaviation.ie/news/httpswwweirtechaviationiesolutionsenhanced-cargo-transportation-passenger-aircraft/
Future connectivity ‘vital for economic recovery’
Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-52329158
Gecas Cancels Orders for 69 Boeing Max Jets
Read more: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2020-04-17/gecas-cancels-orders-69-boeing-max-jets
Interim examiner appointed to Dublin based airline CityJet
Read more https://www.independent.ie/business/interim-examiner-appointed-to-dublin-based-airline-cityjet-39136339.html
Jet2 puts summer 2021 flights on sale, but axes three destinations from Belfast
Read more: https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2020/04/18/news/jet2-puts-summer-2021-flights-on-sale-but-axes-three-destinations-from-belfast-1906543/
Passenger numbers at Irish airports up 4.2% in 2019
Read more: https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2020/0416/1130880-cso-aviation-statistics/
Ryanair sees price war fuelling rapid air travel recovery
@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.
Could coronavirus end airplane middle seats as part of social distancing?
EU’s Vestager on European Stimulus Plans, Airlines
IATA 75th Anniversary
Morneau eyes credit ‘bridge’ for Air Canada, WestJet after energy aid
Skyscanner Sees Uptick in Interest for Late 2020 Flights