Welcome to Morning Call for August 2 2021 and the Top Aviation News Stories for today.  You can also search our Archives for older news stories by date.  

AirInsight Airline Index

Average daily traffic in July continued to grow from June levels, reflecting the recovery in the 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 shortages at airlines.  Nonetheless, we expect pent-up 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


  • How American Airlines And Qatar Airways Swerved From Bitter Enemies To Best Friends – Forbes
  • Réunion’s takes delivery of A220-300 – ch-Aviation
  • 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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