Amidst the Conflicts, Aviation MUST Go On!

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As we have highlighted in our last week’s digest and our full articles “Aviation, Always a Casualty of War!” and “Is War Bad for Civil Aviation?” respectively, the conflicts around the world have undoubtedly affected the aviation industry. Notwithstanding the aforementioned, aviation MUST go on.

On Aviation™ Note:  One must remember that the aviation industry is paradoxically fragile and robust at the same time. This paradox has created a heightened level of sensitivity to various shocks. Yet, the industry keeps moving forward. 

In this week’s digest, we share some stories and articles on some of the latest developments within the aviation industry. Developments that are noteworthy for not only their positive impact on the aviation industry but – at least one – for how certain challenges can affect certain segments of the industry and how players within those segments respond to stay viable.

Textron Aviation details new Citation CJ3 Gen2 variant for 2025 service entry

Textron Aviation is developing an updated variant of its Cessna Citation CJ3, bringing several cabin and cockpit changes to the light jet, including an auto-throttle system.

Revealed on 16 October, ahead of the NBAA show’s opening, the $11 million CJ3 Gen2 is targeted for service entry in 2025.

The move marks continued investment by Textron Aviation in the middle of its light-jet line-up. The nine-passenger, single-pilot CJ3 sits between the smaller M2 Gen2 and larger CJ4 Gen2.

Textron Aviation is showing off a mock-up of the CJ3 Gen2’s cabin at the NBAA show.

By Jon Hemmerdinger | FlightGlobal

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Archer Aviation Takes Off In The UAE: Eyes Air Taxi Operations In Abu Dhabi In 2026

Archer Aviation Inc (NYSE:ACHR) has entered into an agreement with the Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) to support the launch of its all-electric air taxi service across the UAE.

Archer will work towards making Abu Dhabi its first international launch partner, with plans to commence air taxi operations in Abu Dhabi in 2026.

ADIO will support Archer with incentives for establishing its first international headquarters and manufacturing facilities in the Smart and Autonomous Vehicle Industry (SAVI) Cluster in Abu Dhabi..

By Benzinga | Business Insider 

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Russia’s Aviation Crisis Keeps Getting Worse

Russia’s sanctions-hit aviation industry has been plagued by multiple jet incidents in recent weeks, adding to President Vladimir Putin’s woes during his full-scale invasion of neighboring Ukraine.

Analysis by Agentstvo, a Russian investigative site launched in 2021, found that in the last two weeks, one of the country’s Rossiya Airlines’ Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional aircraft was involved in four emergency incidents.

Russia’s aviation industry has been hard hit by Western sanctions imposed over Putin’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Russian-operated planes have been sanctioned by the U.S. government, and plane makers have stopped delivering spare parts and new aircraft to the country.

More than a year and a half into the war, Russia’s aviation industry continues to try to work around Western sanctions and look for ways to substitute Western-made spare parts and equipment for its aircraft to keep the industry afloat.

By  Isabel van Brugen | Newsweek

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U.S.’ Buttigieg meets Mexican counterpart on aviation sticking points

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg met on Monday with his Mexican counterpart to discuss a number of sticking points regarding Mexico’s aviation industry.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has increasingly exerted control over the industry and handed over civilian aviation duties to the armed forces, causing frictions between the two countries.

Buttigieg and Mexican Transportation Minister Jorge Nuno discussed Mexico’s plan to maintain a recently recovered U.S. air safety rating, given back to Mexico in September after it spent more than two years on a lower rating, Mexico’s transportation ministry said.

By Reuters

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