Welcome to Morning Call for September 17, 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

  • Rolls-Royce’s all-electric ‘Spirit of Innovation’ takes to the skies for the first time – LARA
  • Airbus, Air New Zealand to jointly study hydrogen aircraft feasibility- MarketWatch
  • Airbus determined to bring more competition to the cargo market E- Aerotime
  • Ryanair ‘couldn’t care less’ about another Boeing orders as it lifts growth target – Reuters

Business Aviation

  • SkyCharge, powered by Green Motion, is the world’s first OEM-independent electric airplane charger to be approved by EASA – GreenMotion
  • Business Aviation Factbook showcases industry benefits – AIN

Airlines

  • Airline passengers spent more on bags and other fees during COVID-ravaged 2020 – Seattle Times
  • Why American’s new rule against reimbursing hotel stays is such a problem – VFTW
  • Southwest Airlines is giving fully vaccinated  staff 16 hours extra pay – and cutting special sick pay for unvaccinated workers who catch COVID-19 – Business Insider
  • Summer travel surge has WestJet and Air Canada asking for volunteer help – CBC
  • Cathay Pacific celebrates 75 years of bringing people together – WAN
  • Tata Group sets final bid for Air India- Airways

 Urban Air Mobility

  • Leonardo and Northrop Grumman join forces on future rotorcraft UAS opportunities – Vertical
  • EHang partners with Heli-Eastern for Urban Air Mobility operations in integrated airspace in Shenzhen – ASD News

Social Media

  • SpaceX rockets private astronaut crew into orbit for the first time in spaceflight history – Teslarati

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