Published on May 5th, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 05/05/2020

Acumen Aviation Newsletters:

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-GRS Boeing 737-81M c/n 33104 Alba Star Ferried Castellón-Milan Malpensa 01/05/20 after storage.

OE-IHW Boeing 777-31H c/n 32789 GECAS Registered 01/05/20 parked at Dubai ex A6-EBB.

9H-QCE Boeing 737-8AS c/n 44730 Malta Air Position London Stansted-SXF 29/04/20 after transfer in Ryanair colours ex EI-FOT.

Global Aviation News:

Air NZ gets some wind under its wings, signs partnership with Govt to be part of $330m cargo scheme
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British Airways Cuts Threaten Crown Jewel Of Slots At London Heathrow And Gatwick
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China’s domestic aviation recovery is good news for the world’s airlines
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China Eastern Airlines Plans To Resume 70%-80% Of Flights By June In Coronavirus Recovery Push
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Croatia adopts new PSO routes 
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Diary of a pilot: an unforgettable touchdown in Sydney – KLM Airlines 
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Emirates SkyCargo set to connect New Zealand with key global markets
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Europe only manages a piecemeal approach to airline state aid
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European airline capacity up for the first time in COVID-19 crisis
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Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC and Air France Announce an Agreement for the Sale and Leaseback of Sixteen Aircraft
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ForwardKeys projects jump in China domestic travel bookings
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Grounded but ready for take-off
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IAG’s Spanish Airlines Tap $1.1 Billion State-Backed Loan
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Norwegian Air Shuttle : gets bondholder deal on $1.2 billion debt-for-equity swap
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Rethinking amenity kits and soft product in the new normal
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Return of China’s air travel capacity offers aviation hope of recovery
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Spanish Government steps in to stop Air France snatching Air Europa from Iberia [Spanish]
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State outlines Air Serbia aid package plans 
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Irish Aviation News:

A Day in the Life: Donal Healy Head of Marketing and Route Development at Ireland West Airport
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Airlines and Government need to “play fair” with airline passengers – says MEP Billy Kelleher
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CityJet insolvency highlights Europe’s regional airlines’ vital role
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Different times – Interview with Dublin Airport Manging Director Vincent Harrison
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Eirtech ADS member support for the Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis
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Frontline Workers: ‘When you’re at the heli doors, it’s pretty intense’
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Ryanair Holdings PLC – Covid-19 Market Update
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Ryanair Holdings – Will operate c.35% below last year’s level in FY21 – Davy Research
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Ryanair sets mid-May deadline for talks on new Boeing MAX order
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Tweet Picks:

@CamWallace_NZ A good debate with the @FlyAirNZ  commercial team on options for pricing solutions as we look at options to add flying at level 2. We are focussed on future demand models using (anonymous) website search data more than historical revenue demand. @andykirton.

@e_russell “We have no plans to close any hubs, in fact far from it,” says American network head Vasu Raja. $AAL

@e_russell “Our hubs are a massive asset for us as we think of a very focused customer proposition coming out of this,” says American’s network head Raja. $AAL.

@flightradar24 Two #777X aircraft in the air at the same time for the first time. This is the first flight for the second 777X test aircraft (N779XX).

@GoLowCost Volotea plans to establish two new bases in Tenerife and Gran Canaria in 2021 – offering 25 routes and 1.8m seats from Tenerife before expanding Gran Canaria and possibly Lanzarote in 2022.

Video Picks:

Could Private Aviation Help to Restart Airline Service? – AIN

Lufthansa Expected to Accept German Stake in Bailout

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary  discusses outlook for airline and the industry

South Africa to create a new national carrier to replace embattled South African Airways

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