Published on May 18th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 18/05/2021

Acumen Aviation Newsletters:

Acumen Aviation launches Aircraft Values product

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 17 May

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 17 May

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 17 May

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 17 May

North American Newsletter 17 May

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Aer Lingus re-instates Airbus A330 on Dublin Boston route three times weekly

First Airbus A330 lands in Ireland West Airport Knock

Former Irish Boeing 747-400s de-registered in Teruel

United Nations Boeing 767-300(ER) operates Beirut troop charter

Aircraft Update:

C-FVGY ATR42-300(F) c/n  273 Air North  Registered at Kelowna 07/05/21 ex EI-FXD.

EI-FLM Boeing 737-85F c/n 30571 Neos Ferried Shannon- Toulouse-Francazal 10/05/21 on return to lessor.

EI-FHN Boeing 737-8JP c/n 39046 Norwegian Air International Ferried Oslo-Budapest 03/05/21 prior return to service as LN-DYK.

Global Aviation News:

Air Serbia unveils new long haul product
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Alaska Airlines announces plans for fleet growth and route expansion
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American Airlines executives optimistic about a recovery at Philadelphia International Airport
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Atmosphere Airline ready to replace easyjet at Southend Airport
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Avelo Expands To East Coast; Announces Tweed New Haven Airport Base
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Azul Announces Outlook for 2021 and 2022
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Boeing Expands Capacity for 737-800BCF to Meet Strong Customer Demand
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Delta to debut new service to Croatia this summer
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EastMerchant closes sale and leaseback deal between Singapore Airlines and Crianza Aviation
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Embraer and Breeze Airways Announce Pool Program Agreement
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Irish Aviation News:

AerCap Holdings N.V. (AER) Q1 2021 Earnings Call Transcript
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Belfast International boss and Abta call for Northern Ireland travel clarity
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CarTrawler partners with Uber to expand car rentals with Uber Rent feature
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daa Records €284m Loss Due To Impact Of COVID-19 On Travel
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First two Emerald Airlines ATR72 aircraft are due for delivery later this summer
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Fitch Downgrades Voyager to ‘RD’ on Debt Exchange, Subsequently Upgrades to ‘B’; Outlook Stable
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FPG Amentum arranges sale of twenty DHC-8-Q400 aircraft
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Ryanair & Trinity College Launch SAF Centre Ryanair Commits To 12.5% SAF Goal By 2030
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Ryanair Zagreb Base Expects 2-3 Million Passengers Over Next Three Years, Capital in High Demand
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Shannon Group CEO Mary Considine Says Ireland ‘Falling Behind Curve’ On International Aviation Return
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Tweet Picks:

@ByERussell Cowen forecasts ~10mn travellers over the 6 day travel period for Memorial Day weekend. That averages 1.67 million a day but, given current trends, it’s very likely the U.S. will see one or two days over 2 million — the first since March 2020.

@ByERussell United’s new flight to Accra is a step towards Ghana becoming the “hub of West Africa,” says the acting head of mission at the Embassy of Ghana Genevieve Apaloo.

@ByERussell Volaris is doubling down on converting Mexico’s bus passengers to flyers to drive 2021 growth.
@CAPA_Aviation .@SingaporeAir VP Loyalty Ryan Pua: I think the premium positioning of @SingaporeAir does benefit the loyalty programme and we have a strong advantage because our customer base is the who’s who of many countries. #CAPALive.

@CAPA_Aviation .@SouthwestAir EVP and CCO Andrew Watterson: We are an investment grade credit rating airline, the only one in the US, which allowed us to quickly raise money without having to use collateral. #CAPALive.

Video Picks:

A First Look at Dassault’s Falcon 10X Ultra-Long-Range Business Jet

Affirm CEO expects to capitalize on rebound in travel

A glimpse into Emirates Airlines A380 Premium Economy

Airbnb CEO says company has enough hosts for summer travel rebound

Air Transat Jerusalema Challenge


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