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Weekly Roundups

A Possible Increase in Demand for July?

By Jorge Ramos Zwanziger | Thu, 07/08/2021 - 18:41

This week, we present tensions in the commercial suborbital passenger flights sector, with one company trying to reach the level of the current most advanced player. We also present the expansion of a current Alliance in digital analytics for the optimization of aircraft systems.

Also, national demand and international demand have created really positive expectations for an airport on the west coast of Mexico which believes that there will be really positive numbers in July for commercial aviation. And Delta Airlines supports its ally, Aeromexico, who is going through a rough patch with its debt.

Buckle up! This and more in your weekly aerospace roundup!

 

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Jeff Bezos vs. Richard Branson: Who Will Get to Space First?

Last month, early June, Jeff Bezos said he will be boarding the first crewed flight of New Shepard, the suborbital rocket ship made by his space company, Blue Origin. The company, as of now, does not have the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to fly customers ahead of its July 20th flight with Bezos yet but is getting close to securing it. Branson formed Virgin Galactic in 2004 and has worked to offer commercial suborbital passenger flights, to him, it is more about turning a dream into reality, and giving that reality to everyone. Read more here!

Airbus’s Aviation Digital Alliance Welcomes GE Digital

The Aviation Digital Alliance, an Airbus and Delta TechOps partnership established in 2019, welcomed GE Digital. The addition of this alliance will boost capacities for the group to develop digital analytics for aircraft systems, airlines and maintenance operations. The expansion is a way for the alliance to develop real solutions that curb operational disruptions, drive progress in unplanned ways and benefit the global commercial operators and their performances. Read more benefits here!

Puerto Vallarta Airport Strengthens Commercial Travel

The Puerto Vallarta International Airport expects a 20 percent increase in domestic and international operations, this expectation is due to the arrival of tourists from Canada and the US. The Airport has experienced significant growth during the last few years and the passenger numbers in the last few months suggest that the airport’s expectation could be a reality. Also, a low-cost American airline has decided to create three more routes to create even more travel demand from the US to Puerto Vallarta. Read more here!

Delta to Acquire Part of Aeroméxico’s Debt

Delta Air Lines announced it will support Aeroméxico by acquiring part of the latter’s debt to Apollo Global Management. The American company wants to acquire debt that surpasses hundreds of millions. This does not come as a surprise as the companies just celebrated a four-year anniversary of their Joint Collaboration Agreement (ACCC) and have taken many collaborative measures to support each other. Is there a relationship for the ages? Read more here!

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Jorge Ramos Zwanziger Jorge Ramos Zwanziger Junior Journalist and Industry Analyst