Published on May 5th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 05/05/2021

Acumen Aviation Newsletters:

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 4 May

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 4 May

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 4 May

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 4 May

North American Newsletter 4 May

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Aer Lingus operates Airbus A330-300 US Cargo charters

Moldovan carrier HiSky inaugures new Dublin Airport routes

Ryanair announces new Irish Greek connections for Summer 2021

Aircraft Update:

EI-DPD Boeing 737-8AS(F) c/n 33603 ASL Airlines France Delivered Shannon-Liege 01/05/21 in FedEx colours to become F-HIQD.

VQ-BOF Airbus A321-211 c/n 775 Ural Airlines Ferried Yekaterinburg-Keflavik-Gander-Tampa 30/04-01/05/21 on return to lessor ex EI-EPM.

VP-CBJ Airbus A321-231 c/n 1928 Castlelake Ferried St Anthan-Prague 30/04/21 ex A7-ADS.

Global Aviation News:

Airline Gives Surprise Profit Outlook Even as Planes Remain Grounded
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American Tourists May Be Allowed in London as Soon as Next Month 
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Air New Zealand: Kicking off bubble number two with Rarotonga
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Ecuadorian startup targets October launch
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Emirates SkyCargo joins Rickenbacker airport in celebrating milestone passenger freighter flight
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Estonian airline Xfly to train new pilots in view of the expected increase in air traffic
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European Commission proposes that member states ease the current restrictions on travel into the EU to take account of vaccination campaigns and developments in the epidemiological situation worldwide 
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IATA: Reduced Losses but Continued Pain in 2021
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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus and Iberia to Codeshare on Dublin-Madrid Flights
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Aergo Capital announces the acquisition of twenty (20) DHC-8-Q400 aircraft
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Decision on Coordination Parameters for Winter 2021 at Dublin Airport – Commission for Aviation Regulation 
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Eirtech Receive EASA STC for ELT Installation on B737-8200
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Government must state how and when international travel can resume writes Eoghan O’Mara Walsh
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IATA DG Willie Walsh expresses frustration at UK CAA’s increased funding for London Heathrow
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Squawk 7000 – I think yer man is the driver!

Tweet Picks:

@airBaltic We are excited to welcome our 26th @Airbus A220-300 aircraft, registered as YL-AAZ! This is the first out of seven planned Airbus aircraft deliveries for airBaltic in 2021.

@BoeingAirplanes Europe’s largest airline group has ordered five more 787-9 jets. These fuel efficient wide-body ✈✈ will support their efforts to improve overall environmental performance. Thank you, @lufthansa, for choosing the #Dreamliner again!.  

@ByERussell “United expects summer peak (mid-June through mid-August) domestic yields to eclipse those of 2019, consistent with our view that deep discounting is not required to coax consumers from their homes.” -J.P. Morgan report. The pent-up demand is real, very real. $UAL

@ByERussell “We will soon announce our inaugural flight to London,” says JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes. Still no firm details on JetBlue’s London launch, which he reiterated will occur “later this summer.”

@flightradar24 Commercial air traffic is recovering very slowly. Latest numbers show traffic levels at about 69% compared to same day in 2019 and about 269% compared to same day in 2020.

Video Picks:

Adobe: There’s pent-up demand and a tremendous amount of American travel yet to be done this year

A new attraction unveiled at the Qantas Founders Museum

Buffett: ‘The airline business has done better because we sold’

How one airline is ensuring its pilots and planes are safe to fly again

IATA Media Update on COVID-19 – 7 April 2021 Willie Walsh, IATA’s Director General & Brian Pearce, Chief Economist


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