Welcome to Morning Call for 16 December 2021, and the Top Aviation News Stories for today.  You can also search our archives for older news stories by date.  

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Commercial Aviation

  • Is Elon Musk’s supersonic electric VTOL jet actually possible? – eVTOL
  • Boeing barely beating Airbus on 2021 jet orders, but far behind in deliveries – SeattleTimes
  • GE successfully concludes phase 1 testing on second XA100 adaptive cycle engine – GE

 Business Aviation

  • GA Groups Appeal To FAA Administrator To Block Ban On 100LL Fuel – AvWeb

Airlines

  • U.S. appeals court declines to block United Airlines vaccine mandate – Reuters
  • European Commission extends slot relief rules – PassTerminal
  • easyJet signs extensive Virgin Atlantic partnership – BreakingTravel

Urban Air Mobility

  • UK’s Bellwether completes first eVTOL test flight in Dubai – eVTOL
  • Electra and flyv to Reinvent Regional Air Travel in Europe – Yahoo

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