The Coronavirus impact on the aviation Industry

Aug 25, 2020 - 5:48 PM

American Airlines Says It Will Cut 19,000 More Jobs

Some 17,500 furloughs and 1,500 management firings will take effect on October 1 at American Airlines if the U.S. Congress does not extend Covid relief.

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Jul 30, 2021 - 10:37 AM

Pratt & Whitney and Collins Aerospace are among four aviation companies donating $400,000 to Gavi’s Covid-19 Vaccines Advance Market Commitment (COVAX AMC), an effort to provide vaccinations to 92 lower-income nations. As part of COVAX AMC, the Gavi Matching Fund will double the donation for a total of $800,000.

Each of the four companies, which also include AerCap and SMBC Aviation Capital, donated $100,000 to the effort.

Jul 21, 2021 - 11:01 AM

The Canadian government is further opening its borders to fully vaccinated U.S. travelers to enter the country beginning August 9, calling the move a “first step” before permitting entry to other international travelers on September 7.

Jun 17, 2021 - 10:54 AM

As NBAA moves forward with its effort to bring back the in-person BACE in October in Las Vegas, the association also remains in the throes of planning a nearly full lineup of in-person events in 2022, beginning with its annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2022).

Jun 16, 2021 - 11:26 AM

The U.S. Department of Transportation has begun accepting applications for participation in the Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection (AMJP) program, which provides funding to pay up to half of the compensation for certain manufacturer and MRO employees.

Jun 15, 2021 - 11:56 AM

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lifted its mask requirements for vaccinated individuals in outdoor areas on the premises of transportation hubs. This guidance comes in response to ongoing discussions between industry groups and federal agencies, the National Air Transportation Association said.

pilot receiving Covid test
Jun 3, 2021 - 2:51 PM

Just as it had in virtually every other aspect of life, the Covid pandemic caused many changes and alterations in the aeromedical realm, according to Dr. Susan Northrup, the FAA's federal air surgeon. Speaking this week during the virtual Flight Safety Foundation/NBAA Business Aviation Safety Summit, she noted how the agency reacted to the initial spread of the virus and had to adapt after the first cluster of infections was reported in mid-March 2020 among air traffic controllers working the tower at Chicago Midway Airport.

Pfizer vaccine
Jun 2, 2021 - 1:46 PM

While Pfizer’s corporate flight department suffered a drop-off in flights during the pandemic, it was able to demonstrate the critical role it plays in the company and has been credited with helping to reduce by two weeks the time it took to bring the Pfizer vaccine to market, said v-p of corporate aviation John Witzig.

KlasJet repatriation crew
Jun 1, 2021 - 9:00 AM

KlasJet, an Avia Solutions Group private jet charter company, took on what it said was one of its “most demanding assignments” when it repatriated a group of Covid-19 positive workers from Ghana to South Korea. The mission lasted five days and required 10 flights—including aircraft repositioning and overfly permissions from 14 countries on three continents, crew positioning and safe accommodation, and Covid testing.

Pilatus assembly
May 20, 2021 - 9:00 AM

As business optimism improves and business aviation prepares for a post-pandemic rebound, lingering issues surrounding supply chain threaten to slow progress and hamper a full recovery, industry leaders agree.

Business optimism has reached levels not seen since the 2003 to 2007 timeframe, according to Rolland Vincent, JetNet iQ creator/director and president of Rolland Vincent Associates. Speaking during a recent National Air Transportation Association webinar, he added that economic signs were very encouraging and some forecasts suggest “rocketship-like” acceleration.

May 19, 2021 - 10:59 AM

The latest data collected by the International Air Transport Association shows that more than 20 countries have wholly or partially lifted restrictions for vaccinated travelers, reflecting what IATA called data- and evidence-driven decision making. The association supports unrestricted access to travel for vaccinated travelers and quarantine-free travel for unvaccinated individuals cleared through free-of-charge Covid testing.