Published on February 18th, 2021 | by Trevor Buckley0
Daily Aviation Brief – 18/02/2021
Acumen Aviation Newsletters:
Certificate Program in Aircraft Maintenance Reserves Management: https://bit.ly/3til6fY
Certificate Program Re-delivery Management: https://bit.ly/37alFiZ
Certificate Program Aircraft Pre-Purchase Inspection / Sales Assistance: https://bit.ly/3aa2ash
Certificate Program Aircraft Leasing & Financing: https://bit.ly/3a0z6Uk
China Aviation Industry Newsletter 16 February: http://bit.ly/3pnh02R
India Aviation Industry Newsletter 16 February: http://bit.ly/37mFTpo
Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 16 February: http://bit.ly/3pq5ZxJ
Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 16 February: http://bit.ly/3pqBUhI
North American Newsletter 16 February: http://bit.ly/2Zlbjb9
C-FMLZ Boeing 767-316 c/n 27597 Air Canada rouge Ferried Shannon-Toronto 14/02/21.
EI-FBM Boeing 717-200 c/n 55192 Volotea Ferried Venice-Stavanger-Keflavik-Goose Bay-Winnipeg-Victorville 15-16/02/21 on return to lessor.
EI-XIN Boeing 787-9 c/n 38774 Neos Delivered Shannon-Verona 16/02/21 ex LN-LNT.
Global Aviation News:
airBaltic and Lufthansa announce codeshare agreement
Read more: https://newsroom.aviator.aero/airbaltic-and-lufthansa-announce-codeshare-agreement/
ACCC issues final determination granting re-authorisation of Qantas and China Eastern Airlines’ Joint Coordination Agreement
Read more: https://www.accc.gov.au/update/accc-issues-final-determination-granting-re-authorisation-of-qantas-and-china-eastern-airlines-joint-coordination-agreement
Delhi-Dubai currently world’s second-busiest international route
Read more: https://www.hoteliermiddleeast.com/travel/123436-delhi-dubai-currently-worlds-second-busiest-international-route
DXB shows encouraging signs of recovery after turbulent year
Read more: https://www.moodiedavittreport.com/dxb-shows-encouraging-signs-of-recovery-after-turbulent-year/
easyJet CEO remains ‘positive for a strong summer’
Read more: https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/295204/easyjet-ceo-remains-positive-for-a-strong-summer/
Emirates chief sees aviation industry returning to ‘former glory’ by 2023
Read more: https://www.arabianbusiness.com/transport/458427-emirates-boss-expects-the-airline-industry-to-return-to-its-former-glory-sooner-than-expected
Fitch Affirms Bradley Airport (CT) Customer Facility Charge Rev Bonds at ‘BBB’; Outlook Negative
Read more: https://www.fitchratings.com/research/infrastructure-project-finance/fitch-affirms-bradley-airport-ct-customer-facility-charge-rev-bonds-at-bbb-outlook-negative-10-02-2021
Flair Airlines expands with 8 new destinations across Canada
Read more: https://skiesmag.com/press-releases/flair-airlines-expands-with-eight-new-destinations-across-canada/
Spirit Airlines to return to pre-pandemic flying levels by mid-year
Read more: https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/295218/spirit-airlines-to-return-to-pre-pandemic-flying-levels-by-mid-year/
Irish Aviation News:
An Open Letter from an Airline Pilot
Read more: https://flyinginireland.com/2021/02/an-open-letter-from-an-airline-pilot/
ASL Aviation Holdings Confirms It Will Exercise Options For 10 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters
Read more: https://newsroom.aviator.aero/asl-confirms-10-b737-800bcf-options-bringing-total-to-21-aircraft/
January 2021 Irish Air Traffic – IAA
Read more: https://www.iaa.ie/news/2021/02/10/january-2021-irish-air-traffic
MAAS Aviation opens new world-class aircraft paint shop in Kaunas, Lithuania
Read more: https://newsroom.aviator.aero/maas-aviation-opens-new-world-class-aircraft-paint-shop-in-kaunas-lithuania/
ORIX Aviation signs a Service Agreement for a package of 14 B737 MAX8 and B787-9 aircraft
Read more: https://newsroom.aviator.aero/orix-aviation-signs-a-service-agreement-for-a-package-of-14-b737-max8-and-b787-9-aircraft/
Ryanair Selects Pluralsight Flow to Optimize Speed and Workflows of its Engineering Team
Read more: https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2021/01/27/2165102/0/en/Ryanair-Selects-Pluralsight-Flow-to-Optimize-Speed-and-Workflows-of-its-Engineering-Team.html
Ryanair to add new Zadar service
Read more: https://www.exyuaviation.com/2021/02/ryanair-to-add-new-zadar-service.html
The Capital Group increases stake in Ryanair to 10.17%
Read more: https://www.businesspost.ie/companies/the-capital-group-increases-stake-in-ryanair-to-1017-2de26d7b
@ByERussell Southwest Airlines is seeing some month-on-month improvements in leisure travel — still negligible business travel — from February to March. Both capacity and revenue trends are forecast to improve in March. $LUV.
@ByERussell Sun Country is betting that listing during the worst crisis ever to hit the airline industry is a good idea for its unique business model.
@jonostrower Left unsaid by @scottiebateman is that these are the last 747s. Production ends in Oct. 2022 with handover of the last 747-8F. When the VC-25Bs are delivered in 2024, they will be the last from Boeing & they may very well be the last 747s flying when they’re retired around 2060.
@jonostrower HUGE: Southwest Airlines is in talks for at least 300 new 150-seat jets for its fleet, as part of a deal that could transform its five-decade old business model and the commercial aircraft industry with it.
@NebOair Superb news! Our @pipistrelEU Velis Electro gets UK Certification of Airworthiness. Making NEBOair the proud owners of the UK’s first certified fully Electric aircraft. The future is exciting & clean! #futureflight #gogreen #sustainableaviation #training.
Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths talks of passenger traffic recovery
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