AirInsight US Airline Performance Index

While traffic increased slightly, the index remained nearly level at 47.0 for Saturday, August 8th, well below the threshold needed for airline profitability.  Improvement in the index has stalled in July and Early August after gains in May and June, 

COMMERCIAL AVIATION

  • UK-US Tariffs and the Airbus-Boeing Dispute- IEA
  • Engine Maker Rolls-Royce Reports ‘Wear’ in Airbus A350 Engine Part – London SE
  • Boeing Delivered Four Jets in July, with No New Orders- Flight Global
  • Boeing 737 MAX Return Outside U.S. Seen Slowed by Regulators- BNN
  • How Virtual Computing Helped Airbus Deal with COVID Disruption- Times of India

BUSINESS AVIATION

AIRLINES

  • Alaska Airlines expands American codeshare – Routes
  • Is now the best time to start an airline?- Key Aero
  • Passenger Numbers Down 88 Percent at London Heathrow Epoch Times
  • Cowen’s Helane Becker: ‘All the airlines will survive 2020, 2021 is a whole other story’ – Yahoo
  • Air Canada unveils new loyalty program that allows families to share benefits- Vancouver Sun

URBAN AIR MOBILITY

  • BAE Prepares for Fly-by-Wire Tests on Aircraft – AINonline
  • Happy Takeoff Publishes Hydrogen Paper – eVTOL News

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • You can now own part of a Lufthansa Airbus A320 – Simple Flying
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