The easy Report for July 2021 is ready!
As usual, in our monthly easy Report, we will be summing up major news from the aviation world, with many useful links!
The easy Report’s business aviation news…
On June 30, Embraer announced the delivery of the first out of ten limited-edition Phenom 300E aircraft, part of the collaboration with Porsche, to an undisclosed customer based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Embraer and Porsche had announced the special collaboration back in November 2020. The “cosmetic duet” is a limited edition pairing of one Embraer Phenom 300E and one Porsche 911 Turbo S, costing around $ 10.9 million U.S.
On July 21, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that it has surpassed 500 installations of the Immarsat Jet ConneX in-flight connectivity platform on large-cabin aircraft. Powered by Immarsat’s global Ka-band satellite network, Jet ConneX provides in-flight internet coverage that supports video streaming and file sharing among other connected applications.
In a press release on July 21, Textron Aviation announced the addition of the single-engine aircraft to its turboprop product lineup, along with the Beechcraft King Air 260 and the King Air 360/360ER. The Beechcraft Denali is a “perfect complement” to the legendary family of Beechcraft products. The Beechcraft Denali is expected to take its first flight this year.
On July 20, Textron Aviation and Surf Air Mobility announced a new partnership to develop the electric Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft, with hybrid-electric versions of the aircraft to be available by 2024. Surf Air Mobility will purchase 150 Cessna Grand Caravan EX-single-engine turboprops from Textron as part of the agreement. The hybrid-electric version of the Cessna Grand Caravan will be a 9-seat variant of the aircraft.
In a press release on June 30, Bombardier announced that it has received its largest business jet order of the year, a firm order for 10 aircraft from an existing customer. According to current list prices, the agreement represents a total value of $ 451.8 million U.S.
On July 1, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that it has delivered the final commercial G550 aircraft to an international customer. The G550 first entered service in 2003 and continued to exceed customer expectations for more than two decades, with a worldwide fleet of more than 600 aircraft already in service.
The Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual airshow (EAA AirVenture) returned to its live in-person format this year, between July 26 and August 1.
The easy Report’s commercial aviation news…
Airlines are starting to witness promising signs of recovery in the second quarter of 2021. Check previous installments of The easy Report to track the impact of the pandemic on the aviation industry!
On July 20, United Airlines posted its second-quarter financial results as well, revealing an adjusted net loss of $1.3 billion. Despite the loss, United Airlines is optimistic, expecting continued gains as more businesses return by the end of summer and into 2022. A full recovery in demand is anticipated by 2023.
On July 22, American Airlines reported its second-quarter financial results revealing a second-quarter net loss of $1.1 billion excluding special items.
On July 23, Air Canada reported its second-quarter financial results as well, revealing an operating loss of $1.13 compared to an operating loss of $1.55 billion in the second quarter of last year.
Amid travel demand recovery, Delta Airlines announced on July 13 that it has entered into agreements to add 29 used Boeing 737-900ERs and lease 7 used Airbus A350-900 as it continues to modernize its fleet.
On June 29, United Airlines placed an order for 270 new Airbus and Boeing jets, the largest combined order in the Chicago-based carrier’s history. The order includes 50 Boeing 737 MAX 8s, 150 737 MAX 10s, and 70 Airbus A321neos.
Ryanair announced on July 12 that it has launched a new recruitment drive for 2’000 new pilots to provide crews for aircraft deliveries over the next three years.
According to a press release on July 21, Airbus has delivered the first A350-900 aircraft from its wide-body completion and delivery center in Tianjin (C&DC) to China Eastern Airlines, the largest Airbus operator in Asia and the second-largest Airbus operator in the world.
According to a press release on July 9, Airbus revealed that it has started assembling the nose and front fuselage for its first A321XLR in France, a key milestone for the aircraft. The A321XLR is on track to enter into service by 2023.
On July 8, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Qatar Airways announced that Qatar Airways would become the first airline in the Middle East to join the IATA Turbulence Aware platform. The Turbulence Aware platform helps airlines mitigate the impact of turbulence by pooling and sharing anonymized turbulence data from multiple participating airlines and thousands of daily flights.
The easy Report’s sustainable aviation news…
In a press release on July 6, German aircraft manufacturer Deutsche Aircraft and hydrogen fuel cell system company H2FLY announced a new partnership for a research and development program centered on hydrogen fuel cell technology for commercial regional aircraft.
In a press release on July 21, Universal Hydrogen and Deutsche Aircraft revealed a new partnership to develop Zero emissions aircraft, through integrating Universal Hydrogen’s modular capsule technology into the Dornier 328 program.
In a press release on July 13, Joby Aviation, JetBlue Airways and Signature Flight Support announced a new partnership to create credits for clean flight technology. According to the release, the partnership aims to aid in the commercialization of electric and hydrogen technologies. It will also connect airlines and operators in the development of sustainable solutions.