Published on April 27th, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 27/04/2020

Acumen Aviation Newsletters:Independent Technical Consultants – India

Podcast Navigating Through A Crisis

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:

D-ABZI Airbus A320-214 c/n 3328 Eurowings Ferried Norwich-Cologne 22/04/20 for  after painting into standard colours, was last one in service in full Air Berlin colours ex EI-DSK.

EI-GSW Embraer 190LR c/n 19000513 BA CityFlyer Delivered Guangzhou-Colombo-Muscat-Alexandria-Amsterdam-Warsaw to become G-LCAC.

VP-CGI Airbus A330-243 c/n 1249 TC Skyward Aviation Ireland Registered 17/04/20 Parked at Newquay ex ZS-SXV.

Global Aviation News:

Air Arabia and Etihad to launch Abu Dhabi JV as ’conditions improve’
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Boeing pushes back target date for fixing 737 Max as coronavirus hinders progress
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Biggin Hill Airport Presses Ahead with Long-term Growth Plans
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Brave Or Foolhardy? Two Low-Cost Airlines Move Ahead With Launch Plans Despite Coronavirus Clampdown 
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Fiji Link to Resume Daily Labasa Flights
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IATA Seeks Pan-European Approach to Post-Covid Air Travel 
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India’s Biggest Airline Reverses Pay Cuts Despite Virus Pressure
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Qatar peaks to operating 136 cargo flights a day
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Richard Branson races to find Virgin Atlantic buyer 
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S. Korean govt offers tax and other policy reliefs for airliners plus funding
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Thai airlines back in the skies
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While passenger flights stay on ground freight rates are flying high

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Irish Aviation News:

Clare TD Calls For Shannon To Form Part Of Any Efforts To Salvage Tourism Year
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Dubai giant to take over Aer Lingus catering
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Emergency PPE air drop at local airfield 
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From Castlecomer to China – Kilkenny man Seamus Coogan is part of Aer Lingus supply flights crew
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Global AVX aims to make €2m from online aircraft auctions
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Passengers arriving to Ireland will be checked to ensure they are self-isolating under new measures
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Regulation EC 261/2004 – Guidance Note on Flight Cancellations: Refunds and Vouchers
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Ryanair Chief Rules Out Boeing Max Arrival Until Next Summer
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Tweet Picks:

@airarabiagroup We are glad to announce that Air Arabia Abu Dhabi has received its Air Operating Certificate (AOC) following a virtual handover meeting between @gcaauae @etihad.

@fionndavenport What do you do when you’ve been given the guts of a $6bn bailout in grants and special low-interest loans, all courtesy of the taxpayer? Raise your baggage fees, of course.

@jonostrower And so we’ve gone from security theatre to public health theatre. Two things aviation can’t control, when a vaccine arrives and economic security, are going to drive recovery and little else.

@LuxuryTravelled Wizzair are reopening bases in London Luton, Timisoara and Vienna next week, on the 1st May.

@RusAviaInsider CargoLogicAir, a UK affiliate of Russia’s Volga-Dnepr Group, has its licences re-established and can now provide ‘medical’ cargo flights utilising its two B747 aircraft.

Video Picks:

ATC LAUGHS, but got EWR-LGA-JFK in my RV-8. LIFL Ep19

Has Business Aviation Reached Its Low Point in the Covid-19 Crisis? – AIN

Michael O’Leary: ‘Branson can bail himself out’ during coronavirus crisis

Sean Doyle, CEO of Aer Lingus on the impact of COVID-19 on Ireland’s national flag carrier interview with IASA


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