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AirInsight US Airline Index

US Airline Traffic hit a post-pandemic high yesterday  with more than 1.85 million passengers, as shown in the chart below through 16 May 2021:

The following table and chart illustrates the week over week performance of our performance index, which is through 12 May and does not yet reflect yesterday’s new high watermark for traffic since the inception of the pandemic.  The trend line is moving in a positive direction.

Commercial Aviation

  • Helvetic’s first Embraer E195-E2 to arrive in June- Flight Global
  • Ryanair doubts Boeing will deliver first 737 MAX jets in time for summer – Flight Global
  • Pratt & Whitney GTF engines now power more than 1,000 aircraft – AvPros
  • EU, U.S. temporarily suspend tariffs in steel dispute – Manufacturing

Business Aviation

  • First ACJ TwoTwenty fuselage arrives in Mirabel – AIN
  • Airshare plans to double fractional fleet with addition of Bombardier’s best selling Challenger 350 business jets – Business Insider
  • Eviation: All-electric Alice to fly later this year – AIN


  • Brazil bus company Itapemirim braves long odds to launch airline- Reuters
  • Fierce competition between America’s top airlines is fueling explosive growth for a small airport in California – Business Insider
  • Hong Kong-Singapore travel bubble on hold- Airways
  • United Airlines to boost July flight schedule, to reach 80% of pre-pandemic levels – Market Watch
  • Business travel has disappeared. Will it ever come back? – CNN

Urban Air Mobility

  • Lilium puts $2.5 million price tag on initial jets – Flight Global
  • VoloConnect: Expanding Volocopter’s coverage of the UrbanAir Mobility market- Business Insider

Social Media

  • IAF pilots losing sleep by too much social media use- Deccan Herald

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