Published on December 21st, 2020 | by Alan Dwyer0
Daily Aviation Brief – 21/12/2020
Acumen Aviation Newsletters:
Certificate Program in Aircraft Leasing & Financing: https://bit.ly/3a0z6Uk
Certificate Program Aircraft Redelivery Management: https://bit.ly/37alFiZ
China Aviation Industry Newsletter 14 December: https://bit.ly/3a7V5sq
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 14 December: https://bit.ly/2LvQ2rz
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 14 December: https://bit.ly/3mpW75T
India Aviation Industry Newsletter 14 December: https://bit.ly/3gOw47c
North America Aviation Industry Newsletter 14 December: https://bit.ly/3mijiyA
Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:
Aer Lingus announces new Santorini route for Summer 2021: https://bit.ly/3qvPd1W
Ryanair grows its firm Boeing 737 MAX order book to 210 aircraft: https://bit.ly/36HRf7r
Ryanair Resumes Dublin-Santorini Route For Summer 2021: https://bit.ly/2VM9wdo
US DOT Filing Reveals planned Aer Lingus UK-US Flights: https://bit.ly/2KgXRRa
EI-FCU Boeing 717-200 c/n 55190 Volotea Ferried Venice-Stavanger-Keflavík-Goose Bay-Winnipeg-Victorville 14-16/12/20 on return to lessor.
EI-NYE Boeing 787-9 c/n 38756 Neos Delivered Dublin-Milan Malpensa 08/12/20 ex LN-LNX.
G-CKOF Boeing 787-9 c/n 38786 Norwegian Air UK Ferried Stavanger-Shannon 09/12/20 on return to lessor.
HB-AFL ATR72-202(F) c/n 222 Zimex Aviation Ferried Sofia-Basle-Maastricht 10-13/12/20 ex EI-SLX.
Global Aviation News:
Airbus Unveils ‘Podded’ Engine Design for ZEROe Program
Read more: https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2020-12-15/airbus-unveils-podded-engine-design-zeroe-program
Air Canada Announces Offering of Shares
Read more: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/12/15/2145759/0/en/Air-Canada-Announces-Offering-of-Shares.html
Airline startup wants to slap ads on 747s. But will it fly?
Read more: https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Airline-News/Airline-startup-wants-to-slap-ads-on-747s-But-will-it-fly
Air Transat shareholders approve takeover by Air Canada
Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/air-transat-shareholders-air-canada-1.5841961
Boeing Hires Pilots For Airlines To Help Relaunch 737 MAX
Read more: http://www.businessworld.in/article/Boeing-Hires-Pilots-For-Airlines-To-Help-Relaunch-737-MAX-/17-12-2020-354647/
Chinese carrier eyes Etihad’s Air Serbia stake
Delta’s first COVID-tested flight departs Atlanta, charting path to global recovery
Read more: https://news.delta.com/deltas-first-covid-tested-flight-departs-atlanta-charting-path-global-recovery
FedEx Express Further Modernises Fleet With Delivery of First Purpose-Built Regional ATR Freighter
Read more: https://newsroom.aviator.aero/fedex-express-further-modernises-fleet-with-delivery-of-first-purpose-built-regional-atr-freighter/
Global Crossing Airlines Launches its First Tour Operator, CubaX
Read more: https://newsroom.aviator.aero/global-crossing-airlines-launches-its-first-tour-operator-cubax/
Jetstar to boost flights above pre-COVID levels by March
Read more: https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/jetstar-to-boost-flights-above-pre-covid-levels-by-march-20201215-p56nmj.html
Montenegro competition watchdog to deny airline aid
Read more: https://www.exyuaviation.com/2020/12/montenegro-competition-watchdog-to-deny.html
Op-ed: why is there a sudden increase in International air carrier operations in Pakistan
Read more: https://www.globalvillagespace.com/op-ed-why-is-there-a-sudden-increase-in-international-air-carrier-operations-in-pakistan/
PM hopes new airline will raise heat on PIA
Read more: https://www.gulf-times.com/story/679969/PM-hopes-new-airline-will-raise-heat-on-PIA
Singapore Airlines expands US flights as vaccine spurs recovery hopes
Read more: https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2020/12/18/singapore-airlines-expands-us-flights-as-vaccine-spurs-hope-of-recovery/
Irish Aviation News:
ACIA Aero Leasing delivers an ATR72-212 LCD Freighter to Solenta Aviation
Read more: https://newsroom.aviator.aero/acia-aero-leasing-delivers-an-atr72-212-lcd-freighter-to-solenta-aviation/
AerFin appoints Lucas Mollan as Chairman
Read more: https://newsroom.aviator.aero/aerfin-appoints-lucas-mollan-as-chairman/
Belfast International Airport forecast £22m hit from Covid before second wave
Read more: https://www.irishnews.com/paywall/tsb/irishnews/irishnews/irishnews//business/businessnews/2020/12/16/news/belfast-international-airport-forecast-22m-hit-from-covid-before-second-wave-2162214/content.html
Boeing donates more than €40,000 to Dublin-based children’s cancer charity Aoibheann’s Pink Tie
Read more: https://www.boeing.co.uk/news-media-room/news-releases/2020/december/boeing-donates-more-than-40000-to-dublin-based-childrens-cancer-charity-aoibheanns-pink-tie.page
Cork Airport ‘critical’ to recovery
Read more: https://www.echolive.ie/corknews/arid-40187964.html
Dublin and Cork Airports To Launch Generous Airport Charges Discount Schemes To Kickstart Air Travel For Next Summer
Read more: https://www.dublinairport.com/latest-news/2020/12/17/dublin-and-cork-airports-to-launch-generous-airport-charges-discount-schemes-to-kickstart-air-travel-for-next-summer
Dublin Airport staff face quietest Christmas in decades
Read more: https://www.rte.ie/news/2020/1215/1184642-dublin-airport-christmas/
Ireland West Airport welcomes news of Eirtrade Aviation Irelands plans to build a new Hangar at the airport
Read more: https://www.irelandwestairport.com/news/ireland-west-airport-welcomes-news-of-eirtrade-aviation-irelands-plans-to-build-a-new-hangar-at-the-airport
@airBaltic Path on becoming even greener! #DidYouKnow that since October all our onboard lists are digital? It saves approximately 5kg of paper per day, 150 kg per month, 1.8 tonnes per year! Our Cabin Crew is not carrying long paper lists anymore, instead receiving all the data digitally.
@LuxuryTravelled EGO Airways, a new Italian airline, has confirmed its relationship with agencies – and has outlined its network. Leisure destination in the summer, with a mix of business and leisure: including London City, Paris Orly and Barcelona.
@MaxK_J .@IATA DG Alexandre de Juniac urges UK govt to retain “flexibility” on slots until market stabilises post Covid, now it has taken control from EU @AvClubUK.
@nicholas_serati .@AmericanExpress CEO Stephen Squeri…..”Travel is coming back, it’s not going away, especially for consumers. You can’t do a Zoom vacation. You may be able to do Zoom meeting but you can’t do a Zoom vacation. They do not work, OK. So don’t even try it.”
@TierneyOisin The latest Dreamliner to join the crew at Shannon – LN-LNR B787-9 arrived this morning from Stavanger. Now residing in Shannon are LN-LNR, LN-LNO, C-CKWB, G-CKWE and G-CKOF, in addition to Air Europa’s EC-NGS. All are -9 variants.
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