Published on March 8th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 08/03/2021

Acumen Aviation Newsletters:

Certificate Program Aircraft Pre-Purchase Inspection / Sales Assistance

Certificate Program Aircraft Leasing & Financing

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 1 March

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 1 March

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 1 March

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 1 March

North American Newsletter 1 March

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Aer Lingus Airbus A321LR EI-LRE Enters Revenue Service

ASG Business Aviation Gulfstream G650 4K-ASG Visits Dublin

Turkish Airlines Retro Livery Airbus A330 in Dublin

Virgin Atlantic operates inaugural Airbus A350-1000 into Dublin

Aircraft Update:

D-AAGB Boeing 737-800 c/n 42277 Sky High Leasing Registered at Guangzhou 01/03/21 ex EI-FVM.

EI-FCB Boeing 717-200 c/n 55191 Volotea Ferried Venice-Stavanger-Keflavik-Goose Bay-Winnipeg-Victorville 01-03/03/21 return to lessor.

F-GRPK ATR72-212A(500)F c/n 727 Acia Aero Leasing Ferried Toulouse-Francazal-Keflavik 02/03/21.

OE-IED Airbus A330-343 c/n 1447 Fire Leasing Ferried Nates-Shannon-Victorville 26/02/21.

Global Aviation News:

Air Côte d’Ivoire receives its first Airbus A320neo
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Air Lease Corporation (AL) CEO John Plueger on Q4 2020 Results – Earnings Call Transcript
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Air Astana Sees Recovery After Loss-Making 2020
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American Airlines and JetBlue Begin Growth from New York and Boston with 33 New Routes, Joint Schedules and Codeshare Flights
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Belgrade – Toronto flights “top priority”
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BOC Aviation Delivers Final Of Ten Airbus A320neo Aircraft To Air China
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British Airways prepares for travel restart with testing kit plan
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Cargojet Ends the Year with a Strong Finish in the Fourth Quarter
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Emirates restarts flights to Newark via Athens
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Irish Aviation News:

AEI to provide Macquarie AirFinance with four B737-800SF Freighter Conversions
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AerCap Holdings N.V. Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter 2020
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Aer Lingus Flights to Split, Dubrovnik, and Pula Returning this Summer
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ARI Chief People Officer Siobhán Griffin on International Women’s Day and doing things differently
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Belfast City Airport agrees Cloud Nine deal
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Boeing will come through ‘extremely difficult’ time: AerCap chief
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DAA tenders for eight-year €425m upgrade of Dublin Airport
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New England Patriots plane touches down in Shannon
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Ryanair angry over 30% rise in air traffic control charges
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Ryanair CEO: ‘Unrealistic’ to think EU will have vaccine passports ready to go by summer 
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Tweet Picks:

@airlinewriter Today is like the old days on the stock market: Oil prices are up (see OPEC+); airlines are down. Just Monday the $UAL CEO said he no longer looks at oil prices first thing in the day.

@ByERussell JetBlue doesn’t appear to have amended its E190 retirement plan in its 10-K. 2025 date stands despite $273mn in fleet impairment charges on the fleet in 2020. Also, JetBlue’s A220 deliveries won’t hit 60 (the number of E190s) until 2025. $JBLU.

@ByERussell Spirit Airlines CEO Ted Christie says bookings made a positive recovery turn in February, boding well for travel this summer. “The exit rate coming out of March now feels a little bit better,” he said at a Raymond James conference today. $SAVE.

@eurowings In response to the surge in demand for flights between the UK and Mallorca we are entering the British leisure travel market. For the first time in our history, we’ll directly connect the holiday island Mallorca   with Birmingham and Manchester.

@HardeepSPuri GoI has granted ‘in principle’ approval for development of 21 greenfield Airports in India. AAI had successfully started process of leasing 6 airports under PPP. India has led with a significant 89% growth rate, replacing Indonesia to the 3rd position in Asia ranking in 2019.

Video Picks:

AAIG Webinar Achieving Affordable Air Transport Across Africa

A4Europe Destination 2050 – Policy Event

Eoghan Corry & Regina Doherty Tonight VMTV March 3 2021

European airlines heading into ‘another bad winter,’ says analyst

“Europe must remain a leading player in international aviation” – Adina Vălean for Destination 2050


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