AirInsight US Airline Index

       

If one were to assume that the increase in traffic since vaccinations in early 2021 continues at the same rate (which is a big assumption), we would arrive back at 2019 levels sometime between day 171 ( June 20 ) and 215 ( Aug 3 ).  That would predict a strong 2H performance for the US airline industry – assuming trends continue to grow at the current rate. The question now becomes if this is true, how quickly can airlines recover planes from the desert, re-certify pilots as current, and resume normal operational capacity over the next three months?

Commercial Aviation

  • Amazon expands with Cargojet through two freighter deal – AirCargoNews
  • Airbus switching A320neo family from mechanical to electronic rudder control – FlightGlobal
  • UPS agrees to buy electric vertical to speed up package delivery in small markets – CNBC
  • Wichita aerospace supply company files for bankruptcy – AP
  • Jet Skis, ATVs, and Snowmobiles to Get the EV Treatment from Bombardier – AutoWeek

Business Aviation

Airlines

  • Jetblue plans novel catering concept for transatlantic economy class – BusinessTraveller
  • As travel returns, El Al offers flight discounts – JPost
  • Proof of Covid-19 vaccination, tests should only be temporary travel requirements, IATA says- CNBC
  • Air France-KLM to Benefit from Recapitalisation Plan – NITravelnews

  • Lilium’s New 7-Seat Electric Jet Will Be Flying Across Florida by 2024 – RobbReport
  • Electric Aircraft Start-Up Accuses Rival of Stealing Its Secrets – NYT

Social Media

  • Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior – Twitter

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