Published on December 18th, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 18/12/2020

Acumen Aviation Newsletters:

Certificate Program in Aircraft Leasing & Financing

Certificate Program Aircraft Redelivery Management

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 14 December

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 14 December

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 14 December

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 14 December

North America Aviation Industry Newsletter 14 December

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Aer Lingus announces new Santorini route for Summer 2021

Ryanair grows its firm Boeing 737 MAX order book to 210 aircraft

Ryanair Resumes Dublin-Santorini Route For Summer 2021

US DOT Filing Reveals planned Aer Lingus UK-US Flights

Aircraft Update:

EI-DAI Boeing 737-8AS c/n 33547 GECAS Ferried Glasgow Prestwick-Astana-Shanghai 05-13/12/20 for cargo conversion.

N202AC Airbus A320-214 c/n 1308 Aircastle Registered at Goodyear 14/12/20 ex XA-ALM.

N230AC Airbus A320-214 c/n 3667 Aircastle Registered at Goodyear 14/12/20 ex XA-ZIH.

N395AN Boeing 767-323(F) c/n 29432 Cargo Aircraft Management Delivered Tel Aviv-Shannon-Cincinnati 14-15/12/20 to become N499AZ.  

N639AC Airbus A320-214 c/n 1162 Aircastle Registered at Goodyear 14/12/20 ex XA-INJ.  

Global Aviation News:

Emirates Reveals New Premium Economy Seats And Plans
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Etihad inaugurates 2020 ecoDemonstrator aircraft into service
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Falling plane values, e-commerce rise fuels boom in converting passenger planes to freighters
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Fight For Flight: The Story Of Tata Group In The Airline Industry
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Fitch Expects Gradual Recovery For Indian Aviation With Risk Of Higher Competition
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Flying will be ‘irresistible,’ says new Virgin Australia CEO who predicts a summer travel surge
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IAG, Iberia boards to review Air Europa buy this week, report says 
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‘I’m a top-line man,’ says Fernandes as AirAsia sees air travel returning strongly
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SKY express’ A320neos to transform company from 2021
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Transat’s Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve the Arrangement with Air Canada
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Windrose jets into Belgrade from Kyiv, filling important void
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Irish Aviation News:

AerCap Holdings N.V. Announces Pricing Terms for Debt Tender Offers
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Green Rebel Marine To Expand With €1.5m Investment In DA42 Survey Aircraft based at Cork Airport
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Fitch Affirms ORIX at ‘A-‘ with Negative Outlook
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Irish airport passenger numbers slump 87.5% in Q3 – CSO
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“I’m 43 years in the business and sometimes I hold up a mirror and think have I learned anything?” – Plane Consult CEO Conor McCarthy
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Ryanair Thinks easyJet And Wizz Could Merge To Make A New Airline Group
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S.I. No. 582/2020 – Statistics (Aircraft Transaction Register Survey) Order 2020
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The future of flying – with DAA chief executive Dalton Philips

Tweet Picks:

@AAI_Official #AAI’s Darbhanga @aaidarairport touched 30K mark in terms of passenger traffic through 170 flights in Nov’20. Being a newly operationalized airport under RCS- UDAN, the progress made in a month is noteworthy, all thanks to cooperation of passengers & airport staff.#IndiaFliesHigh.

@AvWeekScho Korean Air takes an early step in integrating with Asiana (in advance of merger) by starting inter-airline through check-in (IATCI) between them from Dec. 15. Korean Air says it will take more steps as they look to integrate. Still some regulatory hurdles to overcome, though.

@ByERussell Aeromexico joins the list of airlines resuming #737MAX revenue flights in December, plans 21 Dec. first flights. @WandrMe.

@dominicgates Boeing has expanded the scope of its review of 787 production after finding more instances of a quality defect initially thought confined to the aft fuselage plant in S.C. It’s prompted inspections at other 787 fuselage plants in the U.S., Italy and Japan.

@LuxuryTravelled According to their latest travel trade email, Virgin Atlantic have decided to withdraw their Manchester to Mumbai & Delhi services due to start in January.  They ‘remain committed’ to the recently launched Barbados, further Caribbean routes and the US ‘in the coming weeks’.

Video Picks:

American Airlines asking Roswell to waive aircraft parking fees

Boom in passenger plane to freighter conversions

Dubai Airports CEO: Optimistic for Travel Recovery

FREE COVID-19 Testing at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) V Dublin Airport

ICBE Aviation Skillnet – Future Thinking and Adaptability


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