The AirInsight US Airline Performance Index for 27 July rose to 45.9. Progress over the last few days is shown in the chart below, while the chart since the beginning of the novel coronavirus pandemic tracks performance over the last five months.  We are seeing a softening Swoosh.

COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT

U.K. Charges Airbus Subsidiary Over Saudi Deal – WSJ

Boeing aims to deliver 450 stored Max within one year – FlightGlobal

picks an engine manufacturer – PaxEx

Airbus sees a prolonged aviation downturn – WSJ

Is time to start wondering if there’s a future for wide-body manufacturing in Puget Sound?  – Bloomberg

BUSINESS AVIATION

The G700 flight-test program soars!Gulfstream

Private Jet Providers NetJets, Directional Aviation Plan Big Growth – Forbes

AIRLINES

AirAsia X is seeking to reduce its Malaysian fleet – AvWeek

AirFrance/KLM results – AirInsight

to drop ExpressJet – TPG

UPS pilots demand the right to refuse to fly to Hong Kong – SCMP

Ryanair warns of Spanish, Italian base closures – ch-Aviation

EmbraerX Starts Simulator Tests for New eVTOL Aircraft – AINOnline

Ride Hail a Drone? Uber Elevate Moves Forward with Hidden Collaboration – DroneLife

SOCIAL MEDIA

Aquiline, CIA’s earliest unmanned aerial collection vehicle CIA

An operation has begun to move the world’s only ekranoplan-missile carrier – Twitter

The U.S. economy suffered its sharpest downturn since at least the 1940s in the second quarterBloomberg

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