Published on August 10th, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 10/08/2020

Aircraft Update:

EI-RJD RJ85 c/n 2334 Cityjet Ferried Dublin-Keflavik-Halifax-Tulsa-Movave 29-31/07/20 in basic Aer Lingus colours for Conair as N277AC.

N497AZ Boeing 767-323(F) c/n 26996 Cargo Aircraft Management Ferried Tel Aviv-Shannon-Fort Lauderdale-Tampa 07/08-08/20 after conversion ex N384AA.

XA-ALH Embraer 170LR c/n 17000128 AeroMéxico Connect Ferried Mexico City-TUS-Goodyear 05/08/20 on return to lessor ex EI-FLP.

Global Aviation News:

Airbus Boosted by Deliveries Increase and New Orders
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Air Lease Corp CEO: ‘Financial stress is driving airlines to leasing’
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Air Mogul’s JetSmart Sees Opening in Latin America Amid Distress
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Air New Zealand’s Cam Wallace on flying through the Covid crisis
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Boeing’s Freighter Conversion Programs Enjoying a Renaissance
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EasyJet expands limited schedule as summer bookings rise 
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Emirates resumes flights to Kuwait City and Lisbon, expanding its network to 70 destinations
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IAG proposed Capital Increase
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Lufthansa More destinations available from Munich throughout all of Europe
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New Study Reveals Consumers’ Growing Desire to Spend on Travel
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UIA Update: Relaunching Flights Long-haul flights from Toronto, New York & Delhi to resume April, 2021
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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus expands A321neo Trans-Atlantic routes in S21
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Aircastle grants rental deferrals to half its customers
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Air Europa acquisition remains justified: IAG’s Walsh
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British Airways to end Shannon stopover on BA001
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Coronavirus travel: Henry McKean takes a trip to Rome
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GECAS Delivers Second of Four A320neos to Colorful Guizhou Airlines
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One of Ireland’s most popular aviation museums set to re-open its hangar doors from Monday 
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Tweet Picks:

@aerodoyle Airbus and Boeing had by 5th August collectively accumulated a backlog of more than 120 passenger jets that had their first flights more than 60 days ago but are yet to be delivered to customers (excluding the grounded 737 Max).

@AirCanada “Today the airline [Air Canada] is looking to the future and planning a gradual rebuild,” said Frederick Larkin. “It’s a slow deliberate process that is subject to constant change as the global pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the aviation industry.”

@AviationSafety A Thai Boeing 747-400 descended to 282 feet during a night-time final approach to Tokyo Airport in 2018 because the pilots were concentrating on the lateral flight path, not noticing their dangerous descent, according to a newly published JTSB report.

@embraer Some good news from Japan. J-Air will restore 90% of its flight schedule in August. The  @JAL_Official_jp subsidiary flies 32 #Embraer #E170 and #E190 jets. #ForADifferentWorld.

@gary_kelly Our fun-loving Culture is certainly at the center of everything we do, and it has never been more vital than it is now. Hear from Whitney Eichinger, our Managing Director of Culture & Engagement, about how our Culture helps us tackle a global #pandemic. #SouthwestHeartStrong.

Video Picks:

#An225 Bangor, Maine, USA—- Prestwick,UK

#An225 Kyiv Antonov2 – Bangor, Maine, USA

AAX reports 1Q loss, triggers PN17

An airport without passengers is a building – Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson

Cork Airport – Senator Jerry Buttimer about the need for financial assistance


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