Published on May 8th, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 08/05/2020
|Acumen Aviation Newsletters:
China Aviation Industry Newsletter 5 May: https://bit.ly/3b79kuH
India Aviation Industry Newsletter 5 May: https://bit.ly/2KYMHOe
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 5 May: https://bit.ly/2YCP1CM
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 5 May: https://bit.ly/3foRxlO
North America Newsletter 5 May: https://bit.ly/2A20Fg8
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 Aircraft Update:
G-POWD Boeing 767-36N(ER) c/n 30847 Titan Airways Ferried London Stansted-Birmingham 05/05/20.
N737KT Boeing 737-86N(F) c/n 28619 iAero Airways Ferried Miami-Opa Locka-Piedmont Triad 30/04/20 prior paint and delivery ex TC-AAO.
UR-PSS Boeing 737-8AS c/n 35005 Ukraine International Ferried Kiev-Ostrava 04/05/2020 on return to lessor ex EI-EFA.
2-TJFK Boeing 737-8AL c/n 39060 Transavia France Ferried Ostrava-Zurich-Shannon 07/05/2020.
Global Aviation News:
Emirates SkyCargo drives optimisation of cargo capacity on flights
Read more: https://newsroom.aviator.aero/emirates-skycargo-drives-optimisation-of-cargo-capacity-on-flights/
Qatar Airways Announces Phased Rebuilding of Network to an Initial 52* Destinations by End of May and 80* in June
Read more: https://newsroom.aviator.aero/qatar-airways-announces-phased-rebuilding-of-network-to-an-initial-52-destinations-by-end-of-may-and-80-in-june/
Southwest Airlines CEO says it is safe to travel again
Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/transportation/495869-southwest-airlines-ceo-says-it-is-safe-to-travel-again
Spirit Airlines Should Be A High Flier After This Crisis
Read more: https://seekingalpha.com/article/4342614-spirit-airlines-should-be-high-flier-after-this-crisis
The Empty Middle Seat: The Stuff of Dreams
Read more: https://www.oag.com/blog/the-empty-middle-seat-the-stuff-of-dreams
TUI Restarts Offering Trips and Flights Within China
Read more: https://www.bloombergquint.com/onweb/tui-restarts-offering-trips-and-flights-within-china
United Airlines Goes Big In China, Hoping To Resume Four Flights In June To Beijing, Chengdu And Shanghai
Read more: https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton1/2020/05/02/united-airlines-goes-big-in-china-hoping-to-resume-four-flights-in-june-to-beijing-chengdu-and-shanghai/#1f6866ab42d5
Vienna Airport to Offer $200 Coronavirus Tests to Bypass Quarantines
Read more: https://skift.com/2020/05/03/vienna-airport-to-offer-200-coronavirus-tests-to-bypass-quarantines/
United breaks with peers, puts off aircraft retirement decisions until signs of coronavirus recovery
Read more: https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-airlines-slashes-boeing-737-max-deliveries-coronavirus/
United Airlines sees Boeing 787 as new long-haul ‘workhorse,’ orders 7 more Dreamliners
Read more: https://thepointsguy.com/news/united-airlines-sees-boeing-787-as-new-long-haul-workhorse-orders-7-more-dreamliners/
Wizz Air chief bullish over recovery in air travel
Read more: https://www.ft.com/content/66459115-7421-4ab5-af37-4e472913553a
Wizz Air Targets U.K. Push With Gatwick Slots Coming Free
Read more: https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/wizz-air-targets-major-u-k-push-with-gatwick-slots-coming-free
Wizz Air to begin low-cost flights to Europe from Abu Dhabi this year
Read more: https://gulfbusiness.com/wizz-air-to-begin-low-cost-flights-to-europe-from-abu-dhabi-this-year/
Irish Aviation News:
AerCap Holdings N.V. Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter 2020
Read more: https://www.aercap.com/media/news/aercap-holdings-nv-reports-financial-results-for-the-first-quarter-2020/
Bids to be sought for new long-term deal for helicopter search and rescue
Read more: https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/bids-to-be-sought-for-new-long-term-deal-for-helicopter-search-and-rescue-39186481.html
Dynam adds to Dublin team
Read more: https://newsroom.aviator.aero/dynam-adds-to-dublin-team/
Eirtech Aviation Services Expands Scope to Include Flight Test Approvals
Read more: https://www.eirtechaviation.ie/news/eirtech-aviation-services-expands-scope-include-flight-test-approvals/
IAG CEO Willie Walsh to stay on until September
Read more: https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2020/0507/1136936-iag-ceo-and-results/
Ryanair April Traffic Falls 99.6% To 0.04m Guests
Read more: https://corporate.ryanair.com/news/ryanair-april-traffic-falls-99-6-to-0-04m-guests/
Social distancing on flights not possible – IAG CEO Willie Walsh
Read more: https://www.independent.ie/business/irish/social-distancing-on-flights-not-possible-aer-lingus-boss-willie-walsh-39187907.html
@CAPA_Aviation Virgin Australia’s decision to enter voluntary administration has thrown the future of the carrier up in the air. However, the good news is that Australia’s domestic market could flourish next year.
@SeanM1997 Ryanair to leave Weeze Airport in Germany – meaning the end to the Edinburgh – Dusseldorf Weeze route. Last flight on the route on 24 October 2020.
@SeanM1997 The Hut Group launching a new cargo airline, basing 2 planes at Manchester from October 2020. This follows development in recent years to build a new business campus at Manchester Airport.
@scottiebateman This is an interesting development by @Airbus . That’s a fair amount of freight in the cabin. As most bulls out before weight, this is really useful and astute. A350s become freighters through Airbus pallet-for-seat swap.
@SkyWriterAv Every carrier should be paying attention to itinerary search data now. And asking agency partners to share their data as well!.
Airlines Making Changes To Keep Passengers Safe During Coronavirus Crisis
Alaska Airlines President Ben Minicucci: Introducing Next-Level Care
Michael O’Leary Hedging will cost Ryanair 300m euro
Michael O’Leary We would still like to take B737 Max
Senate Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on Airline Bailout