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

Commercial Aviation

  • Air France more A350s to replace A380 fleet: Flight Global
  • FAA probes production, ex-manager warns of ‘a factory in chaos.’: Reuters
  • After Lion Air crash, FAA predicted 737 MAX crashes but didn’t ground plane: CBC
  • Israel Aerospace says it has fix to get converted Boeing 737s flying again: Reuters

Business Aviation

Airlines

  • In surprise move, President of American flight attendants union will step down: Forbes
  • US cuts flights to nine Cuban destinations in new sanctions: Matador
  • Air New Zealand introduces edible coffee cups to reduce waste: Travel and Leisure
  • Qatar Airways among global airlines committed to ‘25 by 2025” campaign: Gulf Times
  • US hits Iran’s biggest airline and shipping group with sanctions: Luxembourg Times

Social

  • Dramatic moment massive Airbus A380 pulls off spectacular landing as Storm Atyiah batters Manchester Airport: Manchester Evening News
  • Airline offers priority seating to passengers in ugly Christmas sweaters: UPI

Urban Air Mobility

  • Counter-Drone Market Report 2020:  Expected to Reach $1.2B  – Drone II
  • Lilium Jet is an Electric VTOL Flying Taxi – DroneVision

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