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

Commercial Aviation

  • Southwest, Gol ground 13 Boeing 737 NG airplanes after checks – Reuters
  • ATR launches the STOL variant of the ATR42-600 – Air & Cosmos
  • The wing master: Bombardier’s aware-winning aerodynamic production – The Engineer
  • close to Airbus A220 order, may replace 737 MAX – Airline Geeks
  • A380 operators told to check for trailing-edge cracks – Flight Global
  • Southwest grounds two Boeing planes with cracked critical part – Fox Business
  • Boeing timetable uncertain as regulators continue safety review – CBC

Business Aviation

  • American cancels flights until Jan. 16 – Reuters
  • Air Astana Presents First Airbus A321 Long Range Aircraft at Ceremony in Nur-Sultan – Aviation Pros
  • London City Airport is next target for Extinction Rebellion – Metro (UK)
  • Lufthansa proposes joining Alitalia rescue plan: source – Reuters


  • Stunning footage shows Beluga pilot perform ‘wing wave’ as plane comes to land at Hawarden Airport – Cheshire Live

Urban Air Mobility

  • Urban Air Mobility – not Just California Dreamin’: Revolution. Aero news #50 – RevolutionAero
  • Schiebel CAMCOPTER S-100 Unmanned Helicopter Successfully Concludes Search And Rescue Flight Trials In Norway – UASWeekly
  • Embraer and Ufes Conduct First Autonomous Aircraft Test in Brazil – Embraer
  • Boeing to fund research of autonomous aerial vehicles – RTT News

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