A Summary of Industry News in Commercial Aviation, Business Aviation, Airlines and Social Media

Commercial Aviation

  • NASA’s first all-electric X-plane – NASA

  • Spirit AeroSystems emerges as front-runner for Bombardier’s Belfast, Morocco plants – Reuters
  • Cape Air’s first Tecam heading home – TECNAM

  • Boeing, Embraer push back expected completion of JV until 2020 – AustralianAviation

  • MC-21 makes emergency landing outside of Moscow – eTurbonews

Business Aviation

  • First Flight of Dassault-configured PW812D Imminent – AIN

Airlines

  • SilkAir sends grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet to Australian ‘plane graveyard’ – SCMP

  • United Airlines ramps up recruitment to hire 10,000 pilots over the next decade – CNBC

  • United President Quashes Rumors He Might Jump Back to American Airlines – SKIFT

  • Heathrow slots: the insiders guide – VirginAtlantic

Social

Urban Air Mobility

  • Report | Drone Service Provider Ranking 2019 – Drone II
  • Stuttgart crowd witnesses Volocopter demo flight – evtol
  • Automakers Geely, Daimler Invest in Volocopter for Piece of ‘Future Transit’ Pie – Avionics International

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Co-Founder AirInsight. My previous life includes stints at Shell South Africa, CIC Research, and PA Consulting. Got bitten by the aviation bug and ended up an Avgeek. Then the data bug got me, making me a curious Avgeek seeking data-driven logic. Also, I appreciate conversations with smart people from whom I learn so much. Summary: I am very fortunate to work with and converse with great people.

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