July 2019

Aviation International News

July 2019

The July issue of AIN leads with our annual look at aircraft completions. Activity has been heating up, driven by increases in pre-owned aircraft acquisitions and the mandate for ADS-B equipment upgrades, Aircraft owners are taking the opportunity to double-dip on aircraft downtime by coordinating interior refurbishments with needed maintenance and inspections.

This issue also includes a look at the upcoming merger between Raytheon and United Technologies and top news from the Paris Air Show. Boeing’s letter of intent for as many as 200 Max models took the industry by surprise, while Airbus quickly countered that it was not out of the running for the final deal.

We also examine the persistent problem of diesel exhaust fluid finding its way into the fuel tanks of jets, having caused two Cessna Citations to make emergency landings following double engine failures. In good news about jet fuel, read our story on how multiple business jets arrived at May’s EBACE show in Geneva powered by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

While the buzz continues over eVTOL, there are also safety concerns. We take a look at some of the challenges.

Industry-wise, One Aviation and Tamarack are facing financial headwinds, and backers of export - import (Ex-Im) financing make a push for reauthorization.

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