As 2020 draws to a close, TAC Analysis reflects on the economic chaos wrought by COVID-19 on capacity, traffic (and most importantly) revenue.
Month: December 2020
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Three Points: Russia’s western aerospace uncoupling, the vaccine airlift, U.S. recovery exceeding forecast
MC-21-310 first flight with PD-14 engines accelerates Russia's aerospace industry uncoupling with the west. Pratt & Whitney's involvement is "on life support" as U.S.-Russia relations continue to deteriorate. The first approved COVID-19 vaccine is fanning out across the world, kicking off what is possibly the largest humanitarian airlift in the history of aviation. The global effort requires a highly-coordinated logistical and operational dance. The second big wave of COVID-19 cases is causing an expected decline in air travel, but the overall recovery is ahead of forecast.
The nuances of regional markets, both emerging and established, will offer a path for Embraer's E3, but will also limit its possible success. Turboprop customers are particularly sensitive to aircraft pricing, which will be challenged by the scope and pricing of a new development. By reintegrating its commercial unit, Embraer’s engineering talent is unconstrained to operate across its executive jet, defense and eVTOL businesses.
In an extended interview, Arjan Meijer, Embraer's new Commercial Aviation CEO sat down with The Air Current to discuss what it wants in a partner and its path to a new turboprop.
The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday granted its first post-grounding airworthiness certificate to a 737 Max, clearing the way for Boeing to resume deliveries, the U.S. aviation regulator confirmed.