Coronavirus Updates from the Aviation Industry

Industries around the world have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. With some countries in full shutdown except for essential services and many countries closing borders to all but essential travel, the knock-on effect on the aviation industry has been enormous.

We’re bringing you all of the latest news and updates on how COVID-19 is impacting the aviation industry. From the grounding of entire fleets in the commercial world to the impact on aerospace engineering and manufacturing.

Latest Aviation News about COVID-19

Access all the latest news about how the Coronavirus pandemic is affecting the aviation industry, all in one place. From plummeting air traffic reports to the delivery of vital PPE, this is the best place to stay up to date with what’s happening in the world.

AOA calls for government support after travel corridor closure

The industry is in desperate need of monetary relief to stay afloat, says the industry association

Mobile screening pods pave the way for efficient Covid-19 testing at airports

Portable pods could provide airports with the ability to rapidly setup COVID-19 testing centres

UK government launches testing for international arrivals

Following months of repeated pleas by the travel industry, the UK government has revealed a plan to reduce the length of travellers’ mandatory quarantine in England

Airlines to burn through $300,000 per minute in 2020, says IATA

The global industry body warned that the airline sector will burn through billions in cash in the second half of this year, despite a restart in operations

How Helsinki Airport is using dogs to fight COVID-19

In a bid to test new and efficient ways of reducing the spread of COVID-19, the operators of Helsinki Airport have enlisted some canine help

Embraer to Cut Jobs Following Failed Boeing Deal

Brazilian manufacturer attributes further workforce reductions to COVID-19 and a partnership that turned sour

Wizz Warns of Capacity Growth Freeze

The European low-cost carrier says travel restrictions imposed around its network could force a slow-down in its anticipated capacity ramp-up

First BA 747 Leaves Heathrow For Retirement

UK flag carrier begins the process of retiring its 31 Boeing 747s after announcing the end of the aircraft’s operations last month

Why Has Virgin Atlantic Filed for Bankruptcy Protection in the US?

Gatwick-based carrier Virgin Atlantic has filed for bankruptcy protection in a United States court as it tries to survive the COVID-19 pandemic – but it doesn’t mean it’s the end of the road for the carrier.

Virgin Australia Finds a Buyer

US private equity firm Bain Capital has won the bid to buy Virgin Australia after the airline fell into administration in April, due in part to the COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Latest Features on Coronavirus & Aviation

Our excellent aviation journalists continue to bring you the best analysis and reports on the current situation of the aviation industry in the COVID-19 pandemic. From devastating effects on commercial airlines to the way the military is helping, this is the only place you’ll need for the best in-depth articles on Coronavirus and the aviation sector. 

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Commercial Aviation Timeline of 2020

As the sun begins to set on 2020, Key.Aero takes a look back at some of the most notable events within the Commercial Aviation industry during what can only be described as an unprecedented year.

Nokia Expands Aviation Presence

Nokia seems to be doing a good job at transitioning its technology and lessons learned within the Telecoms and IT sector into the Aviation sector. It only stands to reason that these technologies that have already been adopted in many other forms of transportation and public safety would ultimately make their way into this sector. 

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Spain’s COVID-19 boneyard

Aircraft graveyards play a key role at the end of an aircraft’s lifecycle...

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A Contactless Airport Journey?

With COVID-19 continuing to influence where, how, and when we fly...

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FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL

The aviation industry has been hit on a scale never experienced...

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Aviation’s COVID-19 Paradigm Shift

Standard operating procedures (SOPs) are the foundations on which flying is built...

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Socially Distanced Stunner

All eyes were on Old Warden, Bedfordshire...

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Melbourne Airport: Handling the COVID Crisis

Melbourne is projected to become Australia’s most populous city...

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Suppliers Weather the Storm

From engine manufacturers to airports, the COVID-19 crisis...

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From Qingdao With Gloves

Ever since the COVID-19 coronavirus reached British shores...

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