Published on January 8th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 08/01/2021

Acumen Aviation Newsletters:

Certificate Program in Aircraft Leasing & Financing

Certificate Program Aircraft Redelivery Management

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 4 January

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 4 January

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 4 January

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 4 January

North American Newsletter 4 January

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts

Aer Lingus Airbus A330-300 EI-DUZ Returns to Service

Air Canada Maintains Winter Connectivity on Dublin route

First Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) Airbus A321neo visits Dublin Airport

Turkish Airlines operates first Boeing 787 to Dublin Airport

Aircraft Update:

ER-SKY Airbus A319-131 c/n 2326 HiSky Delivered Ostrava-Chișinău 22/12/20 ex 2-SSFG.

OE-LMF Airbus A320-214 c/n 3475 AerCap Registered at Montpellier 22/12/20 ex VP-CXW.

LZ-GNH Airbus A321-231 c/n 1713 Genesis Air Lease Registered at Lourdes 20/12/20 ex CS-TJG.

TC-TJN Boeing 737-85P c/n 28535 Corendon Air Ferried Antalya-Shannon 27/12/20 on return to lessor.

Global Aviation News:

FAA Announces Final Rule to Facilitate the Reintroduction of Civil Supersonic Flight
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Government hits back at Qantas on July restart for overseas flights
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Qatar Airways and Oman Air Agree on Code-share Expansion as part of Strengthening Strategic Cooperation between the Two Airlines
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Swissport Completes Financial Restructuring / Ownership Transfer To Group Of New Shareholders
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Talks with airlines to save routes to Malta, as Qatar Airways pulls the plug
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UAE’s Etihad and Emirates give glimpses into their post-pandemic plans
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Vaccination alone not enough to ensure swift aviation sector recovery, THY CEO says
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Vallair spearheads A321 passenger to freighter conversions in China
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Volga-Dnepr Airlines brings its first An-124-100 back into the skies
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Irish Aviation News:

Boeing Donates €40,000+ to Dublin-Based Children’s Cancer Charity Aoibheann’s Pink Tie
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Derry – Dublin 2021 air route ‘on the radar’ – CoDA managing director Steve Frazer 
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Drone start-up Manna becomes first to apply for EU operator’s licence
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Inflight Dublin selected by Ethiopian Airlines as its IFE Content Service Provider
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Investec acquires 2 Boeing 737-800 aircraft
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New Irish Aviation Regulator Supports Drone Industry
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PIA to redeliver one ATR72-500 Aircraft to ABRIC Leasing
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The people of the North West deserve better connectivity’ – CoDA Managing Director Steve Frazer
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Work Plan to Establish a Performance Plan Containing Revised Targets for Air Navigation Services for 2020-2024
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Tweet Picks:

@dominicgates Amazon bought 11 Boeing 767s from Delta and WestJet for its freighter fleet – owning aircraft directly for the first time Prior to COVID, the main barrier to growth of Amazon’s jet fleet was scarcity of available 767s for conversion to cargo use. Not now.

@qatarairways With the arrival of these new @BoeingAirplanes 777 freighters, we are injecting much needed capacity in the market helping support global supply chains at a critical time during the pandemic. 

@raphaelcockx Azores Airlines launching Bermuda from Ponta Delgada. Which really begs the question whether this can be called a ‘transatlantic’ flight.

@R_Wall Amazon says it has bought 7 Boeing 767-300s from Delta and 4 from WestJet (now in cargo conversion) as Amazon Air expands. Westjet planes due to join Amazon Air network this year, Delta’s to join fleet in 2022 — fleet to be operated by third-party carriers.

@RunwayGirl Singapore Airlines has started trials on a new digital health verification process – the first to be based on  @IATA’s Travel Pass framework. Customers can securely store and present COVID-19 test info, as well as vaccination status in the future.

Video Picks:

JPMorgan bets big on post-pandemic travel boom with credit card rewards acquisition

MC-21-310 aircraft with Russian PD-14 engines successfully performed its maiden flight.

Niall Gibbons discusses Tourism Ireland plans for 2021

Niall Gibbons on restoring Ireland’s connectivity

Philippine Airlines’ Post-Pandemic Rehabilitation Plans


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