Welcome to Morning Call for October 18, 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

  • Former MAX test pilot indicted – NBC
  • New Boeing 737 MAX corporate whitewash: Boeing executives hiding behind one fall guy? – e-turbonews
  • Indicted ex-Boeing pilot says he is a ‘scapegoat’ in MAX scandal – DailyMail
  • Airbus creating a digital future as Covid crisis ‘unleashes creative energy’ and accelerates services revolution – ABN
  • Rolls-Royce turns to digital twins to improve jet engine efficiency – CIO

Business Aviation

  • Private jet market roars to life – Bloomberg
  • Gulfstream offers G280 cabin and flight deck upgrades – AIN
  • Gallery: New look for Dassault Falcon 10X cabin – AvWeek

Airlines

  • Retro-fitted Delta A330 tour – TPG
  • Delta annoying customers – ZDnet
  • Airlines grapple with vaccine refusers amid international travel restart – SCMP
  • New airline ITA has officially taken over for Alitalia – see the full history of Italy’s troubled flag carrier – Yahoo
  • Six more airlines expand the use of IATA travel pass – Japan Today
  • The world’s shortest A380 flight runs for just one hour – Exec Tvl

 Urban Air Mobility

  • Germany: ABB, Lilium collaborate “to revolutionise charging infrastructure for regional air travel”  – UAMNews

Social Media

  • Stunning view of the volcano eruption from a 737 Twitter
  • The US supply chain problem – Yahoo
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