Published on May 1st, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 01/05/2020

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:

EI-GEP Boeing 767-323 c/n 24040 Spectre Overseas Aircraft Ferried Milan Malpensa-Bangore-Roswell 29/04/20 ex N359AA.

OE-IHH Airbus A320-232 c/n 2502 Laudamotion Ferried Vienna-Maastricht 27/04/20 ex AP-BMD.

Global Aviation News:

Airbus staying prepared for aggressive single-aisle rebound
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AirAsia Returning to Service Stronger
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Antonov CEO: Completing one more Mriya aircraft ‘economically untenable’
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Chinese carriers shift more operations to Beijing Daxing
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Cheap fuel should not tempt airlines to keep older aircraft: Ascend
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Comac makes first jet delivery after resuming production
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Covid-19 puts airline hedge strategies under new focus
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Finnair is planning for an approximately 500-million-euro rights offering due to the COVID-19 impact
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SIA Group reserves liquidity for aircraft purchases
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Southwest Air targets extra US$2.6B with stock, bond sales
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State aid: Commission approves Swedish public guarantee of up to €137 million to compensate airline SAS for damage caused by coronavirus outbreak 
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Wizz Air Announces A New Base In Lviv
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Wizz to enter new markets and accelerate Abu Dhabi plans
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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus week of 26APR20 operations
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Drone-to-door prescriptions trial takes flight in Ireland
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Irish Government backs airlines in battle over customer refunds 
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Lauda hands over Vienna Winter slots to Ryanair [German]
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O’Leary: EU should give European airline aid, not just national
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Ryanair is #1 in Italy; we look at fares before COVID-19 using RDC data
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Stobart Air staff did own majority stake, airline boss insists
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TD calls for Aer Lingus to be renationalised in light of COVID-19 pandemic
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Tweet Picks:

@David_Slotnick “It’ll be a while before we announce a big new airframe” Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun says on a media call, referring to the NMA and citing need to see what market looks like on the other end of this, but says that the specific NMA decision came a few months ago.

@jonostrower Boeing clarifies after CFO & CEO comments that 777X “will be certified as a part of the 777 family not as an all-new type.”

@jonostrower Boeing CEO Calhoun says the HEPA filters on its airliners do “in fact filter out the virus.”

@jmhdinger In-development 777X will have a separate type certificate, not falling under the original 777’s certificate, says CEO Dave Calhoun, citing “post-Max” environment. Certification still expected for 2021. @boeing  #777X.

@MaxK_J .@Boeing ‘s Calhoun bullish on new a/c to @CNBC : “Retirements are going to be significant, and the investments, while not what they used to be…will continue to be made to get more fuel efficient, cleaner airplanes and create competitive advantages for each of our airlines”.

Video Picks:

Dubai Tourism Chief Helal Al Marri Expects July to Be the Time to Open Up

Flight bookings surge as Beijing relaxes quarantine rules

Sector Focus – Airlines – Bloomberg

Wizzair says Yes to enhanced health & safety

Worst Is Over for Chinese Airlines, Says Sobie Aviation


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