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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 Airbus A330 can be a good freighter, but the aircraft’s peculiarities offer a challenge to owners and operators.
Decisions made by Airbus in the late 1980s are guiding the future second act for the A330 as a converted package-hauler.
UPS and FedEx are built around delivering overnight to anywhere. That's not Amazon's game, but the company is building an empire in the sky.
Amazon is a retail company at its core, its logistics operations are in service to that end. For Amazon to directly fight FedEx and UPS, it risks doing so at the detriment of its own operations. As Amazon Air grows, its rise is not strictly zero-sum and FedEx and UPS benefit from the expanding marketplace.
What Amazon needs to do in the air is driven by the ultimate reach and purpose of the courier on the ground. Amazon has two options for the path ahead. Either way, it needs more aircraft. Competing with FedEx and UPS means diversifying into smaller aircraft, while perfecting its own rapid retail delivery means bigger freighters.
A large turboprop freighter opens a new front in its strategy as Amazon expands its reach to smaller communities.
Airbus has launched its A350 freighter and the move is kicking off an arms race with Boeing, which has enjoyed a near-monopoly in the segment for decades. What if you could swap a battery between flights on an electric airplane? Tecnam thinks they may have the solution to speed up turn times for its P-VOLT commuter. Globetrotting ferry pilots document life in the air and what it's like flying through a pandemic when business is booming. Cockpit Casual is finally here and its worth every moment of your time.
Denial of aviation is a weapon that predates the 21st century battlefield. Yet, with the return of war to Europe, it is also aviation’s Achilles’ heel. With it comes a cascading series of immediate and longer term consequences in the skies as commercial and industrial links are quickly broken after decades of cultivation following the fall of the Soviet Union.
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