Published on March 22nd, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 22/03/2021

Acumen Aviation Newsletters:

Post Graduate Program in Aircraft Leasing & Financing Webinar Saturday 27th March 7.30pm (IST) / 2.00pm (GMT)

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 15 March

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 15 March

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 15 March

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 15 March

North American Newsletter 15 March

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Condor to operate on behalf of DHL Express on Leipzig-Shannon Route

Hi Fly operates inaugural Airbus A330-900 into Dublin

Irish Business & General Aviation Association (IBGAA) Takes Flight with Launch of Website

SP-RKA Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair Sun (Buzz) Transferred to Ryanair UK

Turkish Airlines launches new Dublin to Antalya route for Summer 21 

Aircraft Update:

EI-FJY Boeing 737-8JP c/n 42272 Norwegian Air International Ferried Stavanger-Dublin 18/03/21 on return to lessor.

EI-FVJ Boeing 737-8JP c/n 42275 Norwegian Air International Ferried Stavanger-Dublin 18/03/21 on return to lessor.

SE-RRV Boeing 737-8JP c/n 42084 Norwegian Air Sweden Ferried Ciudad Real-Dublin 18/03/21 by lessor.

SE-RRZ Boeing 737-8JP c/n 42083 Norwegian Air Sweden Ferried Ciudad Real-Dublin 18/03/21 by lessor.

Global Aviation News:

Air France Looks to Tech to Avoid Covid-19 Restrictions ‘Nightmare’ This Summer
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Airlines Get Glimpse of New Normal With EU’s Reopening Plan
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Amazon Air Launches First Air Gateway in Fairbanks, Alaska
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American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) CEO William Parker Presents at 2021 J.P. Morgan Industrials Conference (Transcript)
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Etihad to launch coronavirus health passports from Abu Dhabi hub ‘very soon’
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European travel information and authorisation system (ETIAS): Council Presidency and European Parliament provisionally agree on rules for accessing relevant databases
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IAG Bond Launch
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Jet2 reports surge in summer holiday booking confidence
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Local start-ups prepare for launch
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SKY express flights to Rhodes commenced with the brand-new Airbus A320neo
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Sun Country Shares Soar 50 Percent on First Day as Wall Street Gives Airlines Vote of Confidence
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Irish Aviation News:

AerCap-GECAS tie-up is ‘bad news’ for airlines, says IATA chief
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American Airlines to Resume Service Between Dublin and Philadelphia daily from 28th March 
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ASG agrees a partnership with Simtech Aviation
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Call for collective approach to aviation challenges – Forsa 
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E-Tenders Public RFT – The Client has identified the need for a new Cargo Hub Development at Shannon Airport
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Flying high again at SUH
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Ireland: Air taxi commuters to fly over Dublin at 200 ft “in just a few years”
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Ryanair’s jubilant Belfast City return; back after 11-year hiatus; switch from previous domestic network to European push in order to accommodate expected post-pandemic leisure boom
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Tweet Picks:

@BoeingAirplanes Now that’s a beauty shot! 10 years ago today, the 747-8 Intercontinental successfully completed its first flight. The 747-8 #QueenOfTheSkies has since flown millions of people around the world.

@ByERussell “We certainly think it can make our New York operation profitable,” says American CEO Parker on new JetBlue partnership.

@ByERussell “While the numbers are going to be another large loss… the real story for the quarter kicked in 5-6 weeks ago when we saw bookings pick up,” says Delta CEO Ed Bastian at the JP Morgan conference today.  March revenues are ~40% higher than February. $DAL.

@ByERussell When asked whether Delta fears ceding share to LCCs as result of the crisis, president Hauenstein said: “We’re not playing a share game, we’re focused on profit.” In other words, no. $DAL.

@flightradar24 ‘There will be a surge.’ — @airBaltic CEO and A220 pilot Martin Gauss is confident in the future. Hear more from Gauss on how his airline has manage the pandemic, including withdrawing its Dash 8 and 737 fleets, on this week’s AvTalk.

Video Picks:

As airlines look to “vaccine passports” for travellers Governor says not in Florida

CDC Director Rochelle Walensky Alarmed by Escalating Rates of Travel in U.S.

Australia, Singapore Consider Covid Travel Bubble

Expedia CEO: Travel to Return ‘Largely’ at Pre-Pandemic Level

Lunchbreak with Paul Hackett, CEO, Click&Go


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