Welcome to Morning Call for August 17, 2021, and the Top Aviation News Stories for today.  You can also search our Archives for older news stories by date.  

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Commercial Aviation

  • Cobham buys ULTRA – BusLive
  • IAI and GECAS begin first Boeing 777-300ER SF passenger to freighter conversion – WorldAirlineNews
  • Second US firm in the running to buy aerospace firm Meggitt – CoventryTelegraph
  • Rolls-Royce to get £100mln boost from revival of A380 – ProactiveInvestors

Business Aviation

  • Gulfstream G500/600 OK’d for Lower-mtow Ops – AIN

Airlines

  • Germany to lower stake in Lufthansa – Airways
  • United Airlines Tells Crews Not To Duct-Tape Passengers – OMAT
  • Frantic scenes at Kabul airport as Afghans try to flee Taliban – Reuters
  • Turkey evacuates civilians, citizens from Afghanistan amid turmoil – Reuters

Urban Air Mobility

  • Russia Eyes Hybrid Electric Aircraft Propulsion – TransportUP

Social Media

  • Afghan Air Force plane shot down by Uzbekistan Air Defence – Twitter

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