Published on March 31st, 2021 | by Trevor Buckley


Daily Aviation Brief – 31/03/2021

Acumen Aviation Newsletters:

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 29 March

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 29 March

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 29 March

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 29 March:

North American Newsletter 29 March

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Third Ethiopian Cargo Boeing 737-800SF transits Dublin on delivery

Unique Ilyushin Il-62M visits Shannon Airport

9H-AEO Airbus A320-214 Malta Medair visits Dublin Airport

Aircraft Update:

OE-ITS Airbus A320-232 c/n 4621 Zephyrus Aviation Capital Ferried Budapest-Lourdes 26/03/21 ex HA-LWH.

VP-BEM Boeing 737-8AS(F) c/n 29939 S7 Airlines Delivered Ostrava-Moscow Domodedovo 23/03/21 ex N235GE.

VP-CZE Airbus A320-251N c/n 9056 GECAS Ferried San Jose-Gander-Ostrava 25-26/03/21 ex XA-ARG.

Global Aviation News:

Pilot Training Backlog Could Slow Anticipated Recovery at American Airlines
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Qatar Airways to Resume Flights to Mykonos as the Island Prepares to Welcome Guests for Summer
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Smartwings secures financing as part of ongoing restructuring
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“The start of a beautiful friendship” – Air Arabia Maroc announces Bordeaux Airport-Casablanca as easyJet relaunches Ajaccio, Bastia, Figari, Olbia
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Tourism to ‘benefit immensely’ from Dubai 2040 plan, says DTCM chief
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United Airlines Adds New Direct Flights to Coastal Vacation Destinations Starting Memorial Day Weekend
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VeriJet has a big vision with small jets
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Volotea to open Olbia base, easyJet and Wizz respond
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WestJet to restore regional routes suspended due to COVID-19
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Irish Aviation News:

AerCap Signs Lease Agreements with Norse Atlantic Airways for 9 Boeing 787 Aircraft
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Local Tour Operator Welcomes New Aer Lingus Travel Options
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NHV awarded offshore contract in Ireland
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Overseas travel figures sink 95% in February – CSO
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Plain speaking: Declan Ryan on floating airlines, aviation leasing and how Ireland takes travel for granted [Paywall]
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Roy Kinnear Appointed Air Malta’s Chief Commercial Officer
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Ryanair launches new Faro-Belfast route
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Tweet Picks:

@AAI_Official Regional connectivity gets a boost with launch of new flights from #AAI Airports under RCS #UDAN. Today 5 flights were launched to 5 new destinations: 1 from Gorakhpur @aaigopairport, 2 from Prayagraj.  @aaiprayagraj , and 2 from Agra @aaiagraairport . #UdeDeshKaAamNagrik.

@AireonLLC #UPDATE Last week we gained 9K global air traffic movements. Recovered flights to 60% of the weekly movements since the low point during the week of April 12, 2020.  Our largest overall recovery. #AvGeek #COVID19 #airtravel #atc #DataAnalytics #aviation.

@BoeingAirplanes Thank you  @SouthwestAir for your trust in our team with your order for 100 more 737 MAX jets and 155 options.  The men and women of Boeing and our many suppliers look forward to building these jets for you in the years ahead.

@ByERussell American Airlines plans to “reactivate most of its aircraft” in Q2 as travel demand returns, the airline says in an investor update this morning. Net bookings are at 90% of 2019 levels. Load factors are at roughly 80%.  

@ByERussell American Airlines wants to “reactivate most” of its fleet by June, but a pilot training backlog could slow those plans. $AAL.

Video Picks:

Ryanair will expand its summer flight schedule, despite the pandemic

Southwest adds 100 firm orders for Boeing 737 Max

Today’s RBI: Travel is booming now, months ahead of projections – Disney World and Las Vegas

Travel search demand is surpassing 2019 levels: Hopper chief economist

Travel Soars Even as Virus Lingers


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