GE Aviation and Safran laid out their post-pandemic strategy, a broad technology development plan called RISE aimed at low-emission propulsion for commercial aviation in the 2030s. In a ceremony befitting the cinematic legacy of Southern California, eVTOL entrant Archer unveiled its Maker technology demonstrator. The well-funded start up is part of an industry gold rush that looks a lot like aerial entrepreneurs of the 1920s. Your humble correspondent returned to flying again after 470 days on the ground. But who's counting?
The COVID-19 pandemic has made strange bedfellows out of Delta Air Lines and Qatar Airways, who are on the same side to save bankrupt LATAM. Virgin Galactic's Mach 3 concept for a supersonic airliner is more than a little squishy. The FAA has started the clock on public comments for the 737 Max return to service and other goings on for the grounded airliner.