Welcome to Morning Call for 20 July 2021 and the Top Aviation News Stories for today.  You can also search our Archives for older news stories by date.

AirInsight US Airline Index

Air traffic in the is continuing to grow, and reached a new post-pandemic record of 2.2 million passengers yesterday.  On a monthly basis, average traffic levels in July are continuing the trend shown earlier in the year, as shown in the following chart through 18 July 2021.  Normal levels could be expected by the beginning of the 4th quarter if current trends continue, but the potential for capacity constraints may push full recovery into the fourth quarter.

Commercial Aviation

Business Aviation

  • Honda Aircraft delivers first HondaJet ElitesS- AIN 


  • American Airlines is designing its new A321XLR and Boeing -9 cabins – VFTW
  • Air Baltic Airbus A220 suffered both engines shut down on touchdown at Copenhagen Airport – AIRLive
  • SAA reaches peace deal with pilots after months of wrangling – Flight Global
  • Italy’s new airline is ready to take off into a changed market this October- Airline Weekly

Urban Air Mobility

  • Array of talent is welcomed onboard at Archer: BAN
  • New start-up believes it has soothed “irritating buzzing sound of drones, evtols’ – UAMNews

Social Media

  • Russian helicopters celebrates illustrious history of Mi-8 – BAN
  • Pittsburgh International launches sustainable energy microgrid – Twitter

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