Published on October 19th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 19/10/2021

Acumen Aviation Newsletters:

National Institute of Management and Research Studies (NIMR) Guest Lecture  

Certificate Program Aircraft Technical Records Review During Redelivery

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 18 October

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 18 October

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 18 October

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 18 October

North American Newsletter 18 October

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

EI-EDY Airbus A330-302 Aer Lingus Transferred to Aer Lingus UK as G-EIDY

EI-ENB Boeing 737-8AS Ryanair DAC Transferred to Ryanair UK as G-RUKC

EI-SIA Airbus A320neo SAS Ireland restored to Irish Registry

Aircraft Update:

OE-IWF Boeing 737-8AS(F) c/n 35553 ASL Airlines Belgium Delivered Jinan-Novosibirsk-Ostrava-Shannon 12/10/21 ex EI-DPX.

N592CC Boeing 737-86N c/n 39401 GECAS Ferried Tainan-Seoul-Nursultan Nazarbayev-Ostrava-Shannon 08-11/10/21 ex VT-TGI.

9H-VUL Boeing 737-8200 c/n 62332 Malta Air Delivered Boeing Field-Dublin 16/10/21.

Global Aviation News:

Fiji Airways Returns to the Skies on 1st December 2021 Following Fiji Re-Opening Announcement
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JetBlue Eyes Opportunities For Unserved Markets In Europe
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Smartwings wins new international contracts
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SpiceJet Chairman Ajay Singh plans fleet expansion as carrier nears beak-even
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Rethink over scrapping BA Gatwick short-haul network
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Royal Jordanian plans to nearly double in size over five years, chief says
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SIA’s Airbus A380 aircraft to return to service, to be used for VTL flight from London from Nov 18
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Sweden and Norway no longer advise against unnecessary travel
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SWISS trials a new concept to reduce food waste on board
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United Plans Largest Transatlantic Expansion in its History, Including 10 New Flights and Five New Destinations Debuting Summer 2022
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Irish Aviation News:

AAG acquires Lufthansa Technik Shannon
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Aviator Signs Partnership Agreement with Ryanair
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Cork Airport aiming for transatlantic flights after six decades in operation
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Eirtech Aviation Services acquires UK based H4 Aerospace
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Fitch Rates GTLK Europe’s Upcoming Guaranteed Notes ‘BB+(EXP)’
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Flynn O’Driscoll advises Atlantic Aviation Group on its acquisition of Lufthansa Technik Shannon
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IATA DG Willie Walsh blasts Heathrow’s plan to raise charges
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Mr. Pádraig Ó Céidigh Chairperson Designate, Shannon Group plc Opening Statement to Oireachtas Transport Committee Thursday, 7th October 2021
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Tweet Picks:

@dominicgates Alaska Airlines has recalled all pilots who took long-term leave during the pandemic and is now hiring new pilots. Next year, its fleet will climb back above its pre-pandemic level of 237 jets. By 2025, it’ll top 300. It has 2 new MAX simulators on the way.

@hjelnaes Flyr, the start-up LCC in Norway to lease more aircrafts. 6 brand new Boeing 737-8 to be delivered during H1 2022 with option of 4 more in 2023. All to be leased via Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The dogfight in the skies over Norway between SAS, Norwegian and Flyr heats up.

@routesonline “At start of covid we made decision that we would keep all aircraft and have rapidly restored traffic across Europe, recovering faster than every other airline.” Ryanair’s Director of Commercial gives an update on the LCC’s network strategy #WorldRoutes.

@routesonline “We’ve been looking at it as an opportunity rather than an issue.” Says Wizz Air’s CEO about the pandemic. “We are one of the few airlines in the world that has been growing through the pandemic.” #WorldRoutes.

@theaeronetwork LEVEL from March 2022 begins code sharing on various Alaska Airlines service to/from San Francisco.

Video Picks:

After 75 years, it’s the end for Alitalia

Australia’s PM Says Border Won’t Open Yet to Tourists, Despite Biggest State’s Reopening

Delta CEO reports booming business despite ‘choppy’ recovery

New airlines could come to Gib if treaty talks bear fruit, says Tourism Minister

Ryanair and chargebacks October 13 2021


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