Published on November 18th, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 18/11/2020

Acumen Aviation Newsletters:

Certificate Program Aircraft Mid-Term Lease Inspection

Certificate Program in Aircraft Technical Records Review During Redelivery

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 16 November

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 16 November

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 16 November

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 16 November

North American Newsletter 16 November

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Cityjet retires RJ85 fleet from service after 22 years in the skies

Delta launches scheduled cargo-only flight between New York JFK and Dublin

Ethiopian Airlines Dash 8-400’s transit Dublin Airport on delivery

Qatar Airways activates Boeing 787-9 fleet on cargo-only flights on Dublin route

Aircraft Update:

A7-BEB Boeing 777-3DZ c/n 43215 Qatar Airways Ferried Shannon-Doha 12/11/20 after paint into FIFA World Cup 2022 livery.

EC-NLV Airbus A321-211 c/n 6454 Vueling Airlines Registered at Madrid 04/11/20 ex OE-LCN.

EC-NLX Airbus A321-211 c/n 6629 Vueling Airlines Registered at Madrid 04/11/20 ex OE-LCP.

EC-NLY Airbus A321-211 c/n 6719 Vueling Airlines Registered at Madrid 04/11/20 ex OE-LCR.

EI-GTJ Airbus A320-232 c/n 4312 VivaAeroBus Air Test at Goodyear 12/11/20 prior delivery.

2-SSFG Airbus A319-131 c/n 2326 HiSky Ferried Ljubljana-Ostrava 14/11/20 for paint prior delivery.

Global Aviation News:

Emirates partners with FlySafair to strengthen travel options in South Africa
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Ethiopian Cargo highlights its readiness for vaccine distribution
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Express carriers have an edge in delivering Pfizer COVID vaccine
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Fitch Takes Actions on Thunderbolt II and III Aircraft Lease Limited; Removes Rating Watch
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Gatwick Airport To Become The UK’s Hottest Low-Cost Airline Battleground
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IAG: Long-Term Valuation Still Looks High
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Iberia is Betting on Recovery with More Destinations
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Sunweb Group will not pursue the Corendon acquisition based on the terms in the sales and purchase agreement
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Irish Aviation News:

Avolon Announces Debt Tender Offers
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Castlelake Launches Aviation Lending Program
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COVID Testing Facilities To Open At Dublin Airport
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Offaly pilot the driving force behind major charity fundraiser
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High flyers: How wealthy travellers could save the Irish tourism sector
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Hildegarde Naughton on aviation supports for Shannon Airport
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Laudamotion Brand Will Be History In Weeks, CEO Andreas Gruber Says
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Tweet Picks:

@AvWeekScho Korean Air confirms its board has approved acquisition of Asiana Airlines for KRW1.8 trillion (US$1.6B). Korean will raise KRW2.5 trillion by issuing new shares next year. State-backed bank KDB will invest KRW800 billion to support the deal.

@ByERussell American Airlines CFO Derek Kerr said its #737MAX deliveries could resume in December if the FAA re-certifies the jet “soon here in November,” during a presentation at a Baird investor conference Thursday. $AAL.

@jrobinsuk IAG looks to be ending its use of fuel hedges. CFO Steve Gunning says it is reviewing its hedging policy “to see whether we need to learn from 2020 and take a different tack.” This comes after recording a £352 million hedging loss in Q3.

@SpaethFlies “We will have an all-@BoeingAirplanes fleet on long haul and haven’t decided about going all-Boeing on medium haul yet” says @KLM CEO Pieter Elbers just now #CAPALive #avgeek.

Video Picks:

Bamboo Airways licensed to fly directly to US

Enterprise Ireland Aviation Industry Insights:  Eurocontrol DG Eamonn Brennan

Michael O’Leary, I will be surprised if IAG gives up its slots in Gatwick

Planespotting Frankfurt-Hahn

Ryanair hope to expand at Stansted & have no interest in Gatwick


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