Published on April 29th, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 29/04/2020

Acumen Aviation Newsletters:Independent Technical Consultants – India

Podcast Navigating Through A Crisis

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 27 April

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 27 April

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 27 April

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 27 April:

North America Newsletter 27 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:

EC-NGC Boeing 737-809 c/n 28236 Alba Star Ferried Milan Malpensa-Castellón 27/04/20 for onward storage ex EI-GKW.

SP-RKT Boeing 737-800 c/n 44805 Ryanair Sun Position London Stansted-Kaunas 28/04/20 in Ryanair colours after transfer ex EI-GDH.

9H-QCE Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44730 Malta Air Re-Registered 27/04/20 on transfer in Ryanair colours ex EI-FOT.

Global Aviation News:

Condor: Federal government and Hessian state government pledge guarantee
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EasyJet Holidays ‘still working on plans to cooperate with trade’ 
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Emirates airline steps up refund process to deal with 500,000 requests
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Europe Starts Stumping Up Billions for Cash-Strapped Airlines
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Has U.S. Airline Traffic Started To Rebound?
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Italian government to initially take 100% stake in Alitalia
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Nordica CEO: Money injected into Estonian airlines has served its purpose
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Norwegian sets out survival plan and sounds warning on cash
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Qantas: Australia’s Best Airline Has Become A Monopoly Operator Yet It Still Trades On A P/E Of 6.4x
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SIA Group reserves liquidity for aircraft purchases
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Serbia plans flight resumption from 1st May

Spirit: One Of The Best Opportunities In The Sky
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Thai carriers prepare to restart domestic flights
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UPS deploys 200 freighters for Project Airbridge
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Vietnam domestic market shows signs of life
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Wizz Air first routes from Abu Dhabi are Bucharest, Budapest, and Sofia?
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Wizz Air plans to resume flights out of Vienna on May 1 – APA
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Irish Aviation News:

Aviation industry needs guardrails to return to the air – Joe Gill
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Bullish O’Leary eager to take to the skies again
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Dubai’s Dnata signs deal to operate inflight catering for Irish carrier Aer Lingus
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In Blow To Ryanair Argument, Condor Gets $596M State Aid Clearance From EU Commission
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NHS tribute paid in the skies above Northern Ireland
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Stobart Group Limited: Acquisition Of Stobart Air And Propius
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97% of Belfast International Airport flights off since coronavirus lockdown began
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Tweet Picks:

@CamWallace_NZ Lvl 3 @FlyAirNZ domestic highlights. Demand is tracking above our 2% forecast at about 3.5%. SD load factors above 80% . We have 24 sectors today vs 416  the same time LY. Seems like a long time ago that we served more than 1000 passengers a day. @andykirton.

@e_russell Trump’s plane tickets-for-cash scheme to aid airlines is very familiar to the one inked by his former adviser Carl Ichan with TWA in 1995 – one that is partially credited for TWA’s demise.

@MaxK_J “Lufthansa is like a crack-cocaine junkie looking for state aid. They’re already getting huge payroll support from government. What do they need the 10 billion for?” Michael O’Leary tells @SkyNews.

@winglets747 The major US airlines won’t even give a 5% bonus if customers take a voucher instead of refund. “One of the ways we can help the airlines is buying tickets at a very large discount, maybe 50% off or maybe more”.

@winglets747 Virgin Atlantic posted profits only three times last decade while British Airways soared to record profitability. Virgin accumulated £211m of losses last decade for a negative 0.1% operating margin. British Airways made £11 billion at a 10% margin.

Video Picks:

Airlines stepping up measures ahead of new normal

European Airline Bailouts interview with John Strickland, JLS

JetBlue to become first major US airline to require passengers to wear face mask

Southwest Airlines CEO on Q1 earnings, safety precautions on flights and more

US airline bailouts, interview with John Strickland, JLS


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