Aviation’s COVID-19 Paradigm Shift

Standard operating procedures (SOPs) are the foundations on which commercial flying is built. Airbus A320 captain Jeremy Feldman explains their use and details how the on-going coronavirus pandemic has, in some cases, necessitated their change

Standard operating procedures are an integral part of commercial aviation operations
How regularly and how thoroughly an aircraft cabin is cleaned has changed considerably since the outbreak of COVID-19

Forming an essential part of a commercial pilot’s working day are standard operating procedures (SOPs). Everything from the walkaround inspection, cockpit set-up and briefings, to take-off, landings and even non-normal situations are governed and regulated using SOPs. They inform almost all aspects of the day-to-day operation, from the seemingly obvious, how to read a checklist, to the more complex management of a multiple hydraulics failure at high altitude

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