Published on June 28th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 28/06/2021

Acumen Aviation Newsletters:

Tech Debt: The often-ignored gap in the digital value chain 

Certificate Program Aircraft Pre-Purchase Inspection / Sales Assistance  

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 21 June

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 21 June

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 21 June

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 21 June

North American Newsletter 21 June

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Emirates appoints Eimear McDonald as new cargo manager for Ireland

Pilatus PC-24 visits Ireland on demonstration tour

Aircraft Update:

EI-GWA Boeing 777-212 c/n 30871 AlisCargo Airlines Delivered Shannon-Milan Malpensa 25/06/21 ex N528BC.

OE-IWB Boeing 737-8AS(F) c/n 33595 ASL Airlines Belgium Delivered Guangzhou-Novosibirsk-Ostrava 26/06/21 ex EI-DLN.  

OE-IWF Boeing 737-8AS c/n 35535 ASL Airlines Belgium Registered at Glasgow Prestwick 23/06/21 prior cargo conversion ex EI-DPX.

Global Aviation News:

Is(n’t) it the right time for Amazon Air to launch operations in India?
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Kelly May Be Stepping Aside After Leading Southwest To Dominance, But He’ll Still Shape One More Big Decision
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Lufthansa strengthens its premium hub in Munich
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New rapid COVID testing options coming to Delta; Purchase and pack for smooth U.S. re-entry
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Norwegian Airlines Presses Eject Button On CEO And Moves CFO To The Post

Omni Air International Unveils Premium Service Tier
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Qatar Airways’ U.S. Network Expands to Over 100 Weekly Flights With Four Destinations Offering Double Daily Services
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Viva CEO Felix Antelo  provides a market update and expansion in a pandemic
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Virgin Atlantic Partners with TCS to Power Recovery and Transformation-led Growth
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WestJet announces the retirement of President and CEO, Ed Sims
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Irish Aviation News:

EirTrade to boost its jet-stripping business as demand returns to aviation sector
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Former IAG boss Walsh sees return of European air travel to US by July
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Nearly Half of Irish Want Autumn Holiday Abroad
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Northern Ireland Economy Minister Paul Frew announces £4.5m scheme to support NI’s air connectivity with GB
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Northern Ireland Covid-19 vaccine passport certificate scheme to go live in July 
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Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says airline is set to emerge from Covid stronger than ever
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Ryanair celebrates recovery of traffic to Portugal
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Ryanair To Double Its Presence In Rome Fiumicino This Summer Confirming Its Commitment To Rome
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Tweet Picks:

@fg_domperry Arjan Meijer, CEO of @Embraer Commercial Aviation confirms that mfr is still looking at turboprop and hopes to launch aircraft next year for EIS in 2027/28; talks ongoing with potential partners. “It will really stand out from the products out there today,” he says.

@fg_domperry Partners in @CFM_engines @SafranEngines and @GEAviation have launched RISE – open rotor engine demo program designed to deliver 20% fuel burn saving and paving way for narrowbody applications in 2030s. Builds on prev open rotor research at both firms.

@lesliejosephs Kelly says “yes, I do think there’s room for improvement” at Boeing but has “every reason to believe they’ll deliver for us.” (Southwest runs an all-Boeing 737 fleet).

@lesliejosephs .@SouthwestAir CEO Kelly going after both biz and leisure travel market share. Notes travel is still heavily leisure-focused but says business travel is picking up. “The travel pie has shrunk. Well, that doesn’t mean that we can’t get a bigger share of that pie.”

@lesliejosephs “We’ll want to continue to grow our network. Does that mean international? Maybe,”

@SouthwestAir’s outgoing (2022) CEO Gary Kelly tells @CNBC . “With the Boeing 737, just looking at North and South America, we have all kinds of growth opportunities.”

Video Picks:

Frontier airlines adding COVID recovery charge to fees

How technology is helping airline businesses bounce back from COVID

Michael O’Leary ireland has behaved disgracefully into the recovery

Outgoing Southwest CEO Gary Kelly on his tenure, airline’s outlook and more

Qatar Airways, Boeing, International Airlines Group, Rwandair CEOs on the Future of Flying


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