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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MD Helicopters HAI Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award
Mar 3, 2022 - 12:00 PM

Helicopter Association International (HAI) presented its 2022 Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award to MD Helicopters for conducting 52 volunteer rescue supply missions to the Navajo Nation.

MD Helicopters promptly stepped up to the plate when the Navajo Nation started experiencing the highest per-capita rate of infections and deaths in the U.S. from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Cue Health Covid-19 health reader and results displayed on mobile app
Feb 25, 2022 - 9:59 AM

Jet Edge has selected Cue Health to provide the private charter company’s flight crews and global teams with access to real-time Covid-19 molecular self-testing with quick results. The company claims it is the first private aircraft operator to adopt the Cue testing solution.

The Covid pandemic has added layers of complexity to the tasks of international trip support.
Jan 3, 2022 - 8:32 AM

Business aviation has ridden a roller coaster over the past two years because of the pandemic. Yet, according to the industry's international trip support (ITS) segment, business is currently nearing or exceeding pre-Covid levels.

Crowd at NBAA Schedulers and Dispatchers
Dec 21, 2021 - 12:49 PM

Citing the rising tide of new Covid cases, spurred by the virulent Omicron variant and the fluid, uncertain situation it has created, NBAA has decided to postpone next month’s Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC). The four-day show, which was scheduled to begin in San Diego, California on January 18, is now slated to take place as a three-day event at the San Diego Convention Center on April 5-7.

Business jet landing at London Biggin Hill Airport
Dec 13, 2021 - 11:48 AM

With Covid infection rates once again on the rise, the UK’s London Biggin Hill Airport is now offering rapid result PCR tests to all passengers and aircrew.

Dec 2, 2021 - 12:46 PM

The White House is requiring all inbound international travelers to test negative for Covid-19 within one day of travel to the U.S. beginning early next week, down from the previous 72-hour requirement. The administration formally announced the tighter testing protocols today as part of a wider range of actions to grapple with the ongoing pandemic and particularly in light of the discovery of the Omicron variant.

Nov 30, 2021 - 12:38 PM

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) is urging governments to use an individual risk-based approach to managing the pandemic rather than implementing country-to-country travel bans. The call came in response to events surrounding the discovery of the Omicron COVID variant that have already included some travel bans.

Aug 30, 2021 - 10:08 AM

To assist operators and other aviation personnel impacted by the ongoing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has introduced additional alleviation measures that will be in effect until March 31, 2022.

Aug 16, 2021 - 10:49 AM

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) has developed a public health risk-management workshop to support efforts by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to provide guidance that would support a return of international flights. The ICAO Public Health Corridor (PHC) workshop is part of a broader virtual implementation package (iPack) that ICAO has launched online.

American Airlines
Aug 3, 2021 - 6:19 AM

After more than a year of canceled in-person meetings, conferences and trade shows, and closed workspaces, Deloitte sees business air travel by employees of U.S. corporations bouncing back in the second half of this year. However, in a report published on Tuesday, the consultancy group said traffic levels will remain well below pre-Covid pandemic levels until the end of 2022, due largely to lingering uncertainty and concerns surrounding the virus as new waves of infection continue to spread globally.