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Aviation Daily, August 4, 2020

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Regulatory/Legislative

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Wiring Fixes Among Changes FAA Will Require Before MAX Can Return

Aug 03, 2020
The FAA’s proposed steps for operators to clear Boeing 737 MAXs for service include separating wire bundles deemed to be noncompliant with regulations and conducting “readiness” flights to ensure the long-grounded aircraft are airworthy, a draft notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) made public Aug. 2 reveals.

The Daily Memo

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Daily Memo: A Call For Clarity

Aug 03, 2020
Inconsistent travel rules are deterring people from flying, dealing a further blow to an aviation sector struggling to get back on its feet. 

Airlines

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United Airlines To Resume Hawaii, International Flights In September

Jul 31, 2020
United Airlines plans to operate 37% of its September schedule compared to 2019, resuming service on 30 international routes as well as adding service between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii, the carrier said July 31. 
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Alaska, Spirit Warn Combined 6,700 Workers Of Possible Furloughs

Aug 03, 2020
Alaska Airlines and Spirit Airlines became the latest U.S. carriers to warn thousands of employees about potential furloughs this fall, as airlines scramble to slash labor costs in anticipation of the Oct. 1 expiration of federal payroll support.  
Volaris
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Volaris Sees Some Signs Of Recovery In Mexico’s Domestic Market 

Jul 31, 2020
Mexican ULCC Volaris believes that by year-end demand in its domestic market could reach 65-75% of 2019 levels.
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Wizz Air Hungary Obtains First EASA Air Operator Certificate

Aug 03, 2020
Wizz Air Hungary will be the first airline in Europe to have EASA oversee its safety, having obtained the first EASA air operator certificate (AOC).  
AAX
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AirAsia X To ‘Remain In Hibernation,’ Plans Fleet Cuts

Jul 30, 2020
AirAsia X (AAX) has signaled it will not resume scheduled flights until late 2020 and is cutting its fleet and network to aid its eventual recovery.

MRO

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Safran Sees 50% Drop In Full-Year Engine Aftermarket Revenue

Aug 03, 2020
Safran is projecting a 50% decline in commercial engine aftermarket revenues in 2020, but cautions that airline balance sheets, closely linked to air travel demand, will have significant influence on how quickly the lucrative segment recovers.

Airframers/Suppliers

Virgin Galactic
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Virgin Adds Rolls-Royce To Supersonic Transport Study

Aug 03, 2020
Virgin Galactic has unveiled the outline configuration of its ongoing high-speed air-breathing passenger transport study and announced Rolls-Royce as its propulsion partner for the Mach 3 design concept. 

Airport Profile

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Airport Profile: Denver International (DEN)

Aug 03, 2020
Weekly profile of a major airport’s operations, carriers and destinations.