Published on July 30th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 30/07/2021

Acumen Aviation Newsletters:

Certificate Program Engine Lease Management

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 26 July

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 26

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 26 July

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 26 July

North American Newsletter 26 July

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Aer Lingus applies to US DoT to expand JetBlue code-share

First Lauda Europe Airbus A320 visits Belfast City Airport, Plans new London Stansted Base

Ryanair announces new Zagreb to Dublin winter connection

Aircraft Update:

EI-FDS Boeing 737-86N c/n 28595 ASL Airlines Ireland Ferried Lasham-Novosibirsk International-Jinan 23-25/07/21 for cargo conversion.

EI-JRD Boeing 737-4Y0(F) c/n 24917 ASL Airlines Ireland Air Test at Rzeszów 23/07/21 ex HA-KAD.

EI-GWB Boeing 777-212 c/n 30872 AlisCargo Airlines Ferried Shannon-Milan Malpensa 24/07/21 ex N506BC.

Global Aviation News:

Bangkok Airways to resume its first international flight (Samui – Singapore), starting from 1 August 2021 onwards
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CALC adds three Airbus A330 to its fleet
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Delta fuels Georgia’s post-pandemic economic growth
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Departure data reveals muted re-start for Gatwick
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European aviation. UK lags EU in opening up and in capacity recovery
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HAECO Xiamen Completes its First AEI B737-800SF Freighter Conversion
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Indian Ocean based Air Austral becomes first French A220 operator
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Interview: Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive H.E. Akbar Al Baker on compassion, commitment and conviction
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JetBlue Announces Second Quarter 2021 Results
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Irish Aviation News:

AerCap Joins Aviation Coalition that Jointly Donates $400K to Support COVID-19 Vaccination in 92 Countries
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A look inside Dublin’s Rescue 116 helicopter
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Emerald Airlines seeks more ATR72-600s [Paywall]
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Minister of State Naughton announces €23m in Covid19 funding for Irish Airports
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O’Leary forecasts ‘strong rebound’, targets rapid expansion
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Pandemic highlights national strategic importance of airlines
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Ryanair may order Boeing MAX 10 this year but only at the right price
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We welcome the new President of the ITAA – Paul Hackett

Tweet Picks:

@ByERussell “In my 30 years in this industry — post-9/11, post-Gulf War — there has never been a growth opportunity in front of Ryanair such as we have at the moment.” – O’Leary. Ryanair plans to win the European travel recovery with massive growth.

@ByERussell “If the price is right, we’re interested,” Ryanair CFO Neil Sorahan told @conorhumphries  on a possible 737 Max 10 order.

@ByERussell more on JetBlue’s E190 plans: it will keep the 30 it owns to capitalize on NEA opportunities for the foreseeable future, says CFO Ursula Hurley. The 30 E190s it leases will return as scheduled from 2023-26, she added. $JBLU.

@ByERussell Southwest CFO Tammy Romo said it’s fair to assume that the airline will likely exercise is 44 737 Max options in 2022. They could be used for growth or retiring older 737s. “There’s a strong ROI on those options.” $LUV.

@ByERussell “We do intend to keep a bigger footprint in some of these leisure markets going forward,” says United commercial chief Nocella.  He names Florida as a leisure market where the airline was “undersized” pre-crisis. $UAL.

Video Picks:

Peter O’Neill of Aer Lingus talks about summer 2021 schedule

SAA finds its wings | Update on airline relaunch

Singapore Airlines: Driving change in flight retailing

Southwest CEO Gary Kelly on earnings: ‘Bookings for third-quarter look strong’

Willie Walsh, IATA DG, Fireside Chat with Aviation Week Network


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