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

AirInsight US Airline Index

Air traffic in the United States 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

  • Boeing expects certification of 737 MAX aircraft in Russia  in the coming months –  Russian Aviation
  • FAA grounds air cargo company whose Boeing 737 was ditched in waters off Oahu – Hawaii News Now
  • FAA mandates inspection of Boeing 737 switches that could pose safety risk – ABC News
  • Rolls-Royce engineers to strike over jobs at risk – Morning Star

Business Aviation

  • Honda Aircraft delivers first HondaJet ElitesS- AIN 

 Airlines

  • American Airlines is designing its new and Boeing 787-9 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

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

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