Tag: Coronavirus

EASA Certifies Cargo Seat Bags for A320 Family Aircraft Cabins

Reading Time: < 1 minute The coronavirus has accelerated development of various advancements to help aviation better cope with the crisis and maintain vitally important supply lines worldwide. One of the latest achievements – cargo seat bags for Airbus A320 family aircraft passenger cabins to transport commercial and humanitarian supplies developed by Colibri Aero and J&C Aero. Both companies, headquartered […]

Airlines May Burn Through $61 Billion Cash Reserves in Q2

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is further estimating the losses global airlines will suffer due to grave impact of the coronavirus on air travel. According to the recent analysis, airlines may collectively burn through $61 billion of their cash reserves during the second quarter of 2020, where quarterly net loss could result in $39 […]

EU Suspends 80/20 Airport Slot Use Rule until End of October

Reading Time: < 1 minute The European Union has taken a bold step to help airlines and mitigate the damage to the airlines created by the coronavirus. The EU has suspended the 80/20 airport slot use rule until the end of the summer season. This move secures airlines with full flexibility in arranging their schedules and allows them to avoid […]

Airbus Suspends Most Production in Spain for Over a Week

Reading Time: < 1 minute Following the recently introduced measures by the Spanish Government aimed at fighting against the coronavirus, Airbus has made a decision to stop a huge part of its production in the country. As for now, Spain is one of the most affected European countries, thus, the measure to reduce all non-essential activities in the country are […]

Avion Express Stands Shoulder to Shoulder with Cargo Carriers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Responding to the growing need of freight services created by the deadly coronavirus, many passenger airlines, ACMI operators, etc., are actively allying with cargo carriers to support the world with vitally important supplies. One of the latest operators which has joined the team is Avion Express, one of the leading narrow-body ACMI operators. The company […]

IATA Estimates This Gravest Crisis Could Cost Aviation $252 Billion

Reading Time: < 1 minute On 5 March, 2020, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) projected that the crisis caused by the coronavirus will cost the industry a $113 billion revenue loss. On 24 March, 2020, the updated analysis revealed new numbers: $252 billion hit or 44% below 2019’s figure. The initial forecast was made in light of some travel […]

Etihad Airways Stops All Passenger Flights for at Least 14 Days

Reading Time: < 1 minute Starting 25 March, 2020, Etihad Airways has temporarily ceased all passenger flights inbound, outbound, and transit passenger flights in the UAE in response to governmental and global attempts to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus. According to the initial plan, the suspension should last for 14 days. Nevertheless, the date is a subject to […]

Boeing Shuts Down Washington State Factories for Two Weeks

Reading Time: < 1 minute Considering the current situation with the coronavirus outbreak in Washington and taking additional precautionary measures, Boeing has halted production operations at its Puget Sound area facilities for 14 days starting from 25 March, 2020. The Boeing’s Puget Sound area facilities include the biggest planemaker’s commercial aviation production factories in the Seattle area, one in Renton […]

Virgin Australia Keeps Flying Only For Essential Services

Reading Time: < 1 minute One of Australia’s largest airlines, Virgin Australia, has announced about further cuts of its domestic schedule to 90%. The hit of still spreading coronavirus is too massive for aviation to adequately cope with it. Last week the carrier said that it will suspend all international operations starting 30 March to 14 June, 2020, and reduce […]

easyJet Grounds the Majority of Fleet and Cancels 90% of Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute easyJet, a British low-cost airline, has also felt an extraordinary pressure put on the aviation industry by the coronavirus and made a decision to ground almost all its aircraft cancelling 90% of its scheduled flights starting 24 March. The airline still expects to maintain some of its key routes mainly to, from and within the […]