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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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.

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.