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

Commercial Aviation

  • Airbus chief plays down ‘A350neo’ talk – FlightGlobal
  • Clark leaves door open to Emirates Airbus A330neo deal – FlightGlobal

  • Aircraft lessor Aircastle to be acquired for $2.4Bn – CNBC

  • Boeing  wins order from Emirates – CNBC

Business Aviation

  • Millennials ‘already shaping business aviation’: Embraer’s Michael Amalfitano – CorpJetInvestor


  • Boeing will give the Southwest board an overview of its plans to return the grounded 737 MAX to service – Reuters

  • More EU Nations Seek to Expand Aviation Taxes – AirlineGeeks

  • Qantas Could Order 12 ‘Project Sunrise’ A350 Or 777Xs As Ultra-Long-Haul Enlarges But Remains A Niche – Forbes

  • Emirates wants new Boeing jet put through ‘hell on Earth’ – Reuters
  • The pilot shortage – AOPA


  • Mind-bending maneuvers and a slow-speed pass by an F-22 fighter jet at the 2019 Dubai Airshow – Twitter

Urban Air Mobility

  • Expert in Autonomous Flight explains the technology and how it compares to Tesla’s Full Self Driving – CleanTechnica
  • Samad to launch luxury spin-off of eStarling – FlightGlobal
  • Magna to develop eight times more powerful and cheaper electric motor – Inceptive Mind

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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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