Published on March 4th, 2022 | by Alan Dwyer


Daily Aviation Brief – 04/03/2022

Acumen Aviation Newsletters:
Certificate Program Aircraft Maintenance Reserves Management

China Aviation Industry Newsletter 28 February

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 28 February

Irish Aircraft Leasing Newsletter 28 February

Irish Commercial Aircraft Update 28 February

North American Newsletter 28 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:

HL8501 Airbus A330-343 c/n 1058 T´Way Air Delivered Xiamen-Seoul 24/02/22 ex VQ-BCQ.

LN-FNG Boeing 787-9 c/n 63319 Norse Atlantic Airways Delivered Shannon-Oslo 23/02/22 ex G-CKWS.

N291CS Boeing 737-86Q(F) c/n 30291 Aviation Capital Group Ferried Dothan-Bangor-Shannon 16-17/02/22.

N454AD Airbus A330-223 c/n 454 AerCap Registered at Roswell 22/02/22 ex EC-MTT.

OY-YCS ATR72-212A(600) c/n 1035 Nordic Aviation Capital Ferried Billund-Mönchengladbach 24/02/22.

Global Aviation News:

Alaska Airlines Debuts Subscription Model for Flights
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China sets new safe flight world record of 100 million continuous hours
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Iberia to Add Nine Aircraft to its Fleet in the First Half of 2022
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Icelandair: Termination of Government-Guaranteed Credit Facility
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IndiGo takes a giant leap with NAVBLUE selecting its most advanced navigation technology
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Meeting the new generation of Chinese tourists
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Standard Chartered, IATA tie up for payment platform for airline industry
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Treat Air India as competition, will continue as different organisations till told otherwise: Vistara CEO
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What if China outbound reopens this year?
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Irish Aviation News:

Aer Lingus posts operating loss of €347m for 2021
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Aergo Capital announces the acquisition and leaseback of ten (10) A319-100 aircraft with easyJet
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Gonzalo Ramos Joins Griffin Global Asset Management as Vice President
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Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships Confirmed for September
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Inaugural visit to Shannon Airport for new US Ambassador to Ireland
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Irish Tourism Postcard – February 2022Read more:

Ryanair mounts strong challenge to Croatia Airlines in Zagreb
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Ryanair presents its largest schedule to Italy for the northern summer
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VAH Announces Closing of $500 Million Warehouse Facility
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Tweet Picks:

@ByERussell Norwegian Air has raised its fleet plan for summer 2023 to 80 aircraft, from 75 just 10 days ago. The airline will lease 10 737-8s due in 1H23, plus 8 737-800s for this summer from AerCap.

@ByERussell Volaris expects U.S. regulators to return Mexico’s safety rating to Category 1 in the second half of 2022, via @PWolfsteller.

@ByERussell “We are optimistic when looking at the months ahead, and we expect a steady recovery as travel restrictions to and from our key markets continue to lessen,” says Air France-KLM CEO Ben Smith during the group’s results.

@DeloitteIreland Our #FinancialAdvisory team is delighted to have provided Debt & Capital Advisory services to Emerald Airlines in raising debt funding from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund to support Ireland’s newest regional airline. #Deloitte #DebtAdvisory.

@ethanklapper There have been rumblings of consolidation in the regional airline industry. In a recent interview, I asked United CEO Scott Kirby about consolidating United Express (6 carriers, none wholly owned, 3 of which are exclusive to UA). He wouldn’t rule it out.

Video Picks:

NITN Exclusive Interview With and Jet2Holidays CEO Steve Heapy

Qantas Airways CEO Alan Joyce on Jet Fuel, Travel Demand, Industry Outlook

Queensland is set to be the home base for a new regional budget airline

Russian invasion of Ukraine likely won’t impact travel, says Booking Holdings CEO 


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