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.

EasyJet Job Cuts: Just How Big is the Airline?

Following easyJet’s announcement that it plans to cut up to 30% of its workforce - around 4,500 jobs – we are examining just how big the low-cost carrier is. Data provided by travel industry analytics firm, Cirium shows that the airline operated flights to more than 120 airports before the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to ground its entire fleet.

Ever Wondered What a Q400 Would Look Like as a Freighter?

Indian low-cost airline, SpiceJet has converted three of its Bombardier Q400 passenger aircraft into freighters. The turboprops, which usually have space for 78 passengers in a single-class configuration, had their seats removed and now each have a cargo capacity of 8.5 tons.

Air New Zealand Extends Network Reductions

Air New Zealand is extending its “minimal international operations” period through to August 31 in response to government travel restrictions and low demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Air France Axes A380s

Air France has revealed plans to accelerate the retirement of its Airbus A380s announcing the “definitive end” to the type’s operation with the flag carrier.

Heathrow Trials Temperature Screening Tech

The UK’s busiest airport has begun trialling thermal imaging technology in a bid to develop a common international standard for health screening, which it says is needed to unlock global trade and travel.

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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Bailout or Bust?

Airlines are desperately seeking support to ensure or prolong their survival...

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Record- breaking Repatriations

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to tighten the noose...

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COVID vs Goliaths

Unlike the majority of the world’s airliners, post-COVID-19 capacity levels are up in the air...

Distance flown out of UK’s airports drops by 84 million miles a month because of COVID-19

Incredible data reveals the true scale of the COVID-19 pandemic on commercial aviation.

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COVID-19 and the Military: A Discussion

Despite some inevitable changes to normal operations, the military is still very much carrying on - and playing its part in helping out with the current crisis. Watch Jamie Hunter and Thomas Newdick discuss the details...

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