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AirInsight US Airline Index

Average daily traffic in July continued to grow from June levels, reflecting the recovery in the US domestic market, despite the regional emergence of the Delta Covid-19 variant.  The increase in traffic is likely to continue in August but maybe somewhat attenuated due to capacity constraints and labor shortages at airlines.  Nonetheless, we expect pent-up demand to further increase traffic during the fourth quarter as airlines continue to add capacity.  International traffic remains constrained due to travel restrictions, and we expect some border re-openings in August and September that should result in a return to normal levels early in the fourth quarter.

Commercial Aviation

  • Airbus production plans expose strategy rift with engine makers – Reuters
  • Bombardier, Union Leadership Settle Strike in Toronto – AIN
  • IAG retaining former Aer Lingus A350 order to gain flexibility – FlightGlobal
  • Air India bucks the trend, retains Boeing 747-400s for now – WorldAirlineNews

Business Aviation

  • Dassault Selects GE for Falcon 10X Power Distribution – AIN
  • 200HP Turboprop for homebuilts – PlaneandPilot

 Airlines

  • How American Airlines And Qatar Airways Swerved From Bitter Enemies To Best Friends – Forbes
  • Réunion’s Air Austral takes delivery of A220-300 – ch-Aviation
  • Delta Air Lines Just Sent an Incredible Email to Millions of Passengers – INC
  • United and American dedicating billions for aircraft that won’t require pilots – BusinessInsider
  • Combating the pilot shortage – BusinessInsider

Urban Air Mobility

  • Opener Flies The BlackFly And They’re Ready To Sell You One – AvWeb

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Co-Founder AirInsight. My previous like includes stints at Shell South Africa, CIC Research, and PA Consulting. Got bitten by the aviation bug and ended up an Avgeek. Then the data bug got me, making me a curious Avgeek seeking data-driven logic. Also, I appreciate conversations with smart people from whom I learn so much. Summary: I am very fortunate to work with and converse with great people.

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