Published on February 15th, 2022 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 15/02/2022

Acumen Aviation Newsletters:

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 14 February:

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 14 February:

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 14 February:

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 14 February:

North American Newsletter 14 February:

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

EgyptAir to connect Dublin and Cairo from June 2022

Irish airline group ASL Aviation Holdings endorses ‘Toulouse Declaration’

Ryanair Group Boeing 737-8200 fleet grows to 48 aircraft by end of January, plans 65 for Summer 2022

Aircraft Update:

OE-LNM Boeing 787-9 c/n 63345 Norse Atlantic Airways Delivered Shannon-Oslo 27/01/22.

OY-YCR ATR72-212A(600) c/n 1027 Nordic Aviation Capital Ferried Billund-Ljubljana 26/01/22 ex PR-ATQ.

YU-ALY ATR72-212A(600) c/n 1259 Air Serbia Delivered Toulouse-Francazal-Belgrade 27/01/22 ex F-HIPY.

Global Aviation News:

AirAsia X partners with GEODIS, strengthens its Asia Pacific logistics footprint in a rapid turnaround post restructuring
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Brand new Russian aircraft MC-21 arrived to Yakutsk
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Business-oriented London City Airport anticipating a quick passenger rebound
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Heavy Lifting: Qatar Becomes The Launch Carrier For Boeing’s Massive 777-8 Freighter Jet, Powered By GE
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Jetlines and Lynx Air. Can Canada support new start-up airlines?
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Norse Atlantic Increasingly Resembles Norwegian Air With UK-U.S. Plans
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Titan Airways continues A321F expansion
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Wizzair increases London Gatwick Network To 25 Routes
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Irish Aviation News:

TAP Air Portugal CEO Christine Ourmières-Widener Says Airline Passengers Will Wear Masks Forever
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Shannon Group kicks off 2022 property development plans with a €4m investment at its Shannon Campus
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Some Airlines Will Lose ‘Shedload’ of Money on Oil, Ryanair Says
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Statement of IAA Chief Executive before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport
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Sustainable aviation fuel costs more but consumers will be willing to pay, IATA DG Willie Walsh says
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The Airline Pilot Club (APC) Announces Boeing Investment and Strategic Partnership
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Waterford Airport granted approval for runway extension
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Written answers Thursday, 27 January 2022 Department of Defence Irish Air Corps
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Tweet Picks:

@ByERussell Bill Franke’s vision of a broad a deep ULCC sector in the U.S. would come true if his Frontier-Spirit merger is approved. “He plays chess, not checkers, and he plays a really long game.”

@ByERussell “Frankly Southwest has squandered the opportunity that AirTran gave them to start with a sizable presence in the market and grow,” says @hharteveldt. Southwest’s share in Atlanta fell below 10% in 2021, from nearly 15% a decade ago.

@ByERussell Norse hopes to receive its UK AOC “in a few months time,” flights could begin a few months later, says Larsen when asked when US-UK flights could begin.

@ByERussell Norse Atlantic CEO Bjørn Tore Larsen insists that the start-up is not Norwegian Air 2.0, but Norse increasingly resembles the discounter with plans for UK-U.S. flights.

@ByERussell On the proposed Frontier-Spirit merger, Sun Country CEO Jude Bricker took a pro-consolidation stance Tuesday: “I think it’s a net positive.” ICYMI.

Video Picks:

Aer Lingus Sharing the love with Irish rugby fans

Demand for travel insurance soars during pandemic

Eurocontrol Network Manager User Forum 2022 Day 1

Hawaii aims to start dropping travel restrictions in spring

I don’t think the Frontier-Spirit deal will spark more M&A: MKM Partners’ Cunningham


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