Welcome to Morning Call for August 23, 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

  • Defense Secretary orders US Airlines to help with evacuation – DefenseOne
  • Airbus has still sales target for A250 freighter as it targets MD-11 replacement: analyst – Flight Global
  • Ethiopian Airlines establishes Boeing 767 passenger to freighter coversion site in its Addis Ababa hub – Aviation 24
  • Rising e–commerce swayed IAI decision to convert larger 777 variant – Flight Global

Business Aviation

  • Air Venture 2021: A banner year for sales – Avweb
  • Jet Edge adding 27 super-large, super-mid jets to fleet – AIN

Airlines

  • Qantas Covid Vaccination Rewards – Exec Tvlr
  • Canadian airlines struggle to return to regular service – CBC
  • “We’re not out of the woods yet”: Southwest admits struggles will continue as employee gripes grow- USA Today
  •  United asks flight attendants not to tape passengers to seats – Seattle Times

Urban Air Mobility

  • Electra begins FAA type certification process for ESTOL aircraft – Future Flight
  • Archer proceeds with plans for SPAC merger amidst controversy and uncertainty – UAM News

Social Media

  •  ‘We’re suffering right now’: Flight attendants on the horror of flying during COVID-19 – SFGate

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