The easy Report for June 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…
Some good news for the business aviation industry! According to a press release on June 17, global business jet traffic rebounded “well beyond the recovery threshold with relation to flight trends in 2019. In contrast, scheduled commercial airline activity is still more than 40 percent below pre-pandemic normal for this time of the year. Read more about WINGX’s report here!
According to a press release on June 16, VisionSafe Corporation announced that its Emergence Vision Assurance System (EVAS) is now available for the new Praetor 500 and Praetor 600 jets. Embraer believes this feature will enhance the safety of its Praetor Jets. The EVAS system provides a clear space of air through which pilots can see flight instruments and out the front windshield for landing the plane in the event of cockpit smoke.
Bye Aerospace’s all-electric twin turboprop, the eFlyer 800, has secured its launch customers, Jet It and Jet Club. Jet It and Jet Club are two sister companies that operate unique new fractional ownership models in North America and Europe. The companies have signed a purchase agreement for a fleet of eFlyer 800 and four eFlyer 4 aircraft. On April 22, Bye Aerospace announced the all-new eFlyer 800, an 8-seat all-electric twin-turboprop class aircraft. Read more about the eFlyer 800 here!
The easy Report’s commercial aviation news…
On Friday June 18, Boeing’s 737 MAX 10 competed a successful maiden flight. The 737-10 is the largest aircraft in the 737 MAX family. It can carry up to 230 passengers. According to Boeing, the 737-10 incorporates environmental improvements, with 14% fewer carbon emissions and 50% less noise. Boeing expects the 737-10 to enter service in 2023.
According to a report published by CNBC on June 20, American Airlines cancelled hundreds of flights due to staffing shortages, maintenance, and other issues.
The easy Report’s sustainable aviation news…
According to a press release on June 3, Heathrow Airport has begun integrating sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) into its aircraft fuel distribution operations.
According to a press release on June 14, Airbus announced that it has decided to establish Zero- Emission Development Centers (ZEDC) at its sites in Germany and France. ZEDC aim to achieve cost competitive final liquid hydrogen (LH2) cryogenic tank manufacturing, which requires specific system engineering to overcome certain challenges. The overall aim is to support the future market launch of ZEROe, and to speed up the development of hydrogen propulsion technologies.
According to a press release on June 14, General Electric (GE) Aviation has established a new partnership with Safran to launch a new technology development program targeting more than 20 percent lower fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions compared to today’s in-service commercial aircraft engines.
According to a press release on June 10, French Aerospace OEMs and the Ministry of transport are jointly launching an in-flight study at the end of 2021, known as VOLCAN (VOL avec Carburants Alternatifs Nouveaux). The study serves to analyze the compatibility of unblended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with single aisle aircraft, commercial aircraft engine and fuel systems, and helicopter engines.
The easy Report’s supersonic air travel news…
On June 3, United Airlines committed to purchasing 15 Boom Supersonic aircraft. This “next generation” air transportation investment is United Airlines second. United Airlines invested in future aircraft technology a few months earlier, through a partnership with Archer Aviation for its electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL).
The easy Report’s eVTOL news…
In an unveiling event on June 10, Archer Aviation, a California-based eVTOL aircraft developer, debuted its new Maker eVTOL. Maker is being developed with a range of 97 km, and a cruising speed of 241 kmh.
On June 9, Lilium announced a new partnership with Honeywell Aerospace. Honeywell Aerospace will create the avionics and flight control systems for Lilium’s 7-seater eVTOL aircraft. Lilium debuted its 7-seater jet design back in April. It will have a range of 200 km and speeds up to 300 kph.
The easy Report’s space news…
According to a press release on June 25, Virgin Galactic received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for full commercial launch license. The license will allow Virgin Galactic to fly customers to space. The license serves as extra validation of Virgin Galactic’s methodical testing program.