Published on October 28th, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 28/10/2020
Acumen Aviation Newsletters:
Certificate Program in Aircraft Technical Records Review : https://bit.ly/34PICpf
China Aviation Industry Newsletter 21 October: https://bit.ly/3dIWju2
India Aviation Industry Newsletter 21 October: https://bit.ly/2INALkx
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 21 October: https://bit.ly/3jj3v1h
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 21 October: https://bit.ly/2T9OELY
North American Newsletter 21 October: https://bit.ly/2FQFmBw
Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
EI-LRD Airbus A321-253NX Aer Lingus Returns to Service: https://bit.ly/2J84iFU
HiSky defers indefinitely launch of new Chisinau-Dublin route: https://bit.ly/35HWzG0
United Airlines Defers launch of new San Francisco – Dublin to Summer 2021: https://bit.ly/31MWwrA
A7-ACQ Airbus A330-202 c/n 638 Qatar Airways Air Test at Doha 16/10/20 ex EI-GGR.
A7-BEB Boeing 777-3DZ c/n 43215 Qatar Airways Ferried Doha-Shannon 25/10/20 for painting into FIFA World Cup 2022 livery.
EI-DAJ Boeing 737-8AS c/n 33548 Ryanair Ferried Glasgow Prestwick-Astana International 26/10/20 prior freighter conversion.
EI-DEA Airbus A320-214 c/n 2191 Aer Lingus Parked at Dublin 24/10/20 for Allegiant Air.
Global Aviation News:
airBaltic to Maintain Essential Connectivity for the Baltics During Winter
Read more: https://newsroom.aviator.aero/airbaltic-to-maintain-essential-connectivity-for-the-baltics-during-winter/
Australia’s Qantas Airways takes $71 million profit hit from state border closures
Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/23/qantas-airways-takes-profit-hit-from-australias-state-border-closures.html
Breeze Airways could prove well positioned when air travel recovers
Read more: https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2020/10/25/breeze-airways-could-prove-well-positioned-when-air-travel-recovers/
Delta – WestJet Application for Antitrust Immunity Order to Show Cause
Read more: https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/delta-westjet-application-antitrust-immunity-order-show-cause
Flair Airlines plans to grow to 50 planes
Read more: https://www.scramble.nl/civil-news/flair-airlines-wants-to-grow-to-50-planes
Greggs and Waitrose set to battle for British Airways inflight meals as airline drops M&S
Read more: https://thepointsguy.co.uk/news/ba-drops-m-and-s/
Heston Aviation Launches Heston Airlines
Read more: https://newsroom.aviator.aero/heston-aviation-launches-heston-airlines/
Mexico’s Volaris expects to be at 90% of 2019 capacity level by 2020 4Q
Read more: https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/294582/mexicos-volaris-expects-to-be-at-90-of-2019-capacity-level-by-2020-4q-/
New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) now has pre-departure COVID-19 testing for those taking international departures
Parental Support for Chinese Lessors Offsets Negative Impact from Aircraft Leasing Sector
Southwest Airlines to start unblocking middle seats for holiday travel
Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/business/travel/southwest-airlines-start-unblocking-middle-seats-holiday-travel-n1244353
Irish Aviation News:
Bombardier to complete sale of Belfast operations to Spirit AeroSystems for reduced price
Commission for Aviation Regulation – Dublin Airport Draft Decision- Interim Review of the 2019 Determination
Read more: https://www.aviationreg.ie/news/draft-decision-interim-review-of-the-2019-determination.999.html
Harmonised EU pre-departure testing protocol for travel should be ready ‘within weeks’, committee told
Ryanair Announces 17 New Weekly Flights From Bari This Winter
Read more: https://corporate.ryanair.com/news/ryanair-announces-17-new-weekly-flights-from-bari-this-winter/?market=ie
Ryanair announces travel corridor UK – Canary Islands after Government removes holiday spot from red list
Read more: https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/ryanair/ryanair-announces-travel-corridor-uk-canary-islands-after-government-removes-holiday-spot-from-red-list/
UHG helipad costs are sky high
Read more: https://connachttribune.ie/uhg-helipad-costs-are-sky-high-122/
Virgin’s new plan will up our market share, predicts Joyce
Read more: https://australianaviation.com.au/2020/10/virgins-new-plan-will-up-our-market-share-predicts-joyce/
@British_Airways We are thrilled to confirm two of our much loved 747s have found new homes. G-CIVB will be permanently retired at Cotswold Airport and will be open to the public from Spring 21. Whilst G-CIVW will start a new life at Dunsfold Aerodrome, available for training and filming.
@GulfstreamAero #NEWS: The fifth #G700 has taken to the skies. The test aircraft reached Mach 0.935, surpassing its maximum certified operating speed on its first flight. #AviationElevated #ArtOfExcellence.
@lesliejosephs American Airlines is planning to let customers tour the 737 MAX at several US airports next month and hold calls w travelers and pilots. FAA hasn’t cleared the plane yet but American is the most outwardly optimistic of the US carriers.
@MaryBKirby As US start-up Breeze Airways quietly hones its route network plan, the ultra low-cost carrier is factoring in the anticipated pent up demand of younger leisure travelers who may play a pivotal role in leading industry recovery. #PaxEx
@roscatha .@hse seek a company to provide Emergency Air Ambulance Service to transfer patients within Ireland and abroad due to
@IrishAirCorps @IrishCoastGuard limitations on night ops. ‘The entire provision of the service would be the remit of the service provider’.
Finnair Launches ‘A Taste of Finnair’ In Supermarkets
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Non essential travel now allowed; airlines not expecting passenger rush
Qantas to fly new routes for cheaper when travel reopens
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