Published on February 28th, 2022 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 28/02/2022

Acumen Aviation Newsletters:

White Paper – Aircraft Leasing and the Ease of Doing Business in India

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 21 February

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 21 February

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 21 February

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 21 February

North American Newsletter 21 February

Irish Aviation Research Institute Blog Posts:

Aer Lingus restarts Dublin to Miami route from 21 October

EI-CPG Airbus A321-211 Aer Lingus Ferried Ciudad Real to Lasham

United Airlines reconnects Dublin to Washington Dulles, increases capacity by almost 30%

Aircraft Update:

EI-DAP Boeing 737-8AS c/n 33551 Incline Ferried Lasham-Novosibirsk-Jinan 09-11/02/22 prior P2F conversion.

EI-DAR Boeing 737-8AS c/n 33552 ASL Airlines Belgium Ferried Lasham-Novosibirsk-Jinan 09-11/02/22 prior P2F conversion.

EI-GZD Boeing 737-8 c/n 42838 SMBC Aviation Capital Delivered Boeing Field-Woensdrecht 08/02/22 for smartLynx Airlines.

EI-GZZ Boeing 737-8K5 c/n 35100 Wilmington Trust SP Services Ferried Brussels-Woensdrecht 07/02/22 ex PH-TFA.

9H-VOX Boeing 737-548 c/n 24919 Comlux Malta Ferried Tallinn-London Stansted 08/02/22 ex G-MADA/EI-CDB/EI-BXF.

Global Aviation News:

DIAL says expansion work of arrival terminal at T1 complete; ready for operation 
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Emirates chief Sir Tim Clark talks growth and retirement 
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Emirates inks MOU with Maldivian to explore connectivity and other partnership opportunities
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Finnair refreshed long haul cabin revealed
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Iberia’s Dallas-Fort Worth, Washington and San Francisco routes get June 1 start date
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IndiGo should continue expanding domestic, ‘regional international footprint’: Rahul Bhatia
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ITA Airways announces Partnership with German Airways for a wet lease agreement on new routes from Milan Linate to London city, Luxembourg, and Geneva
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Thai AirAsia sells 7 aircraft, leases 8 to handle future risk
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Vertical Aerospace announces collaboration with Leonardo for VX4
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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus considers further State loans as losses hit €347m
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Aergo Capital announces the acquisition of two (2) B737-800 Freighters from AviaAM Leasing
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Avolon Returns to Profitability Amid Strengthening Recovery
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Directors Cut – An Interview with Airline Captain Niall Downey on what aviation can contribute to healthcare

Dublin Airport – February Update
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Entrepreneur Conor McCarthy launches his own own airline, Emerald Airlines

Eirtech Receive Chinese CAAC STC for Honeywell CPDLC Solution on B737
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McGreevy Engineering confident of aerospace recovery this year
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Ryanair and Wizz Air lead adding seats for summer
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Tweet Picks:

@lesliejosephs Southwest up but less than rivals w investors digesting this cost forecast: Q1 top +24% vs ’19 and ’22 as much as +16%. CEO Gary Kelly on last earnings day as CEO, tells @SquawkStreet on inflation “I think it’s a huge problem. I would be very concerned about the word “transitory”.

@lesliejosephs Southwest is raising wage floor to $17/hr from $15/hr it set last year as it sets out on latest hiring spree: goal of 8,000 employees $LUV.

@lesliejosephs Southwest says 40% of the 8,000 employees it wants to hire this year are for flight crew positions.

@qatarairways Qatar Airways GCEO H. E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker: “We hope this retro design will bring many memories of travel to our passengers, especially those who experienced travelling with us in our early years.”

@routesonline During the #RoutesAmericas conference programme, Sun Country’s CEO highlighted how important and beneficial it is for tourism authorities and airlines to work together #aviation #tourism.

Video Picks:

Airlines slashing the cost of flying to get Australians back into the air

Air France-KLM CEO on Ukraine, Capital Raise, Hiring

AirAsia to launch air taxi services in Southeast Asia

Former pilot reveals why he’s ‘confident’ MH370 will be found


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