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DLD 294: It’s Electric!

June 4, 2020

Getting its first electric-powered aircraft off the ground was a pretty big deal for MagniX late last year. But the company shows no signs of resting on that success, with another test flight last week of a larger prop. There’s clearly a market for this sort of operation, though we’re still a ways out from it being commonplace.

Also in this episode:

  • KLM is also joining the electric revolution, or at least joining in on Schiphol’s testing of electric tugs
  • American and United CEOs are not amused by investors questioning them on the likelihood of bankruptcy
  • LATAM is the latest and largest airline to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, though little appears to be changing right now, other than a few lease returns
  • British Airways is adjusting some rules for its Executive Club members; you’ll be shocked to learn the changes are not in favor of the consumers
  • Several Canadians are challenging their national airlines to finally follow the rules and the US DOT to actually enforce them
  • SpaceX launched crew successfully to the International Space Station and it was an incredible spectacle

And plenty more. Enjoy the show!

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