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.

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

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.

What Passenger to Cargo Converted Aircraft Look Like Now

As the Coronavirus swept across the world and airlines grounded jets, the belly-freight capacity passenger these aircraft provide vanished. To solve this, operators and manufacturers stepped in to come up ways of removing the seats and attaching freight to the floor. We've put together three examples of what it looks like both before and after the transition has been made.

Manchester Trials Pre-booked Security Slots

A new system which will allow passengers to pre-book a security slot is being trialled for the first time at Manchester Airport.

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. 

Commercial aviation is recovering from COVID-19 – and here’s the data to prove it

Global pandemic is the aviation industry’s toughest ever challenge, but the signs are that the sector is slowly bouncing back.

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The Coronavirus Cargo Conundrum

As COVID-19 swept across the world and passenger aircraft were grounded, the vital air freight capacity they provide was decimated. Airlines started scrambling for ways to continue to carry cargo without flying empty jets. Thomas Haynes speaks to Airbus about how they helped to solve this problem.

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The Future of Holidays

That well-earned summer break you’ve been waiting for could be just around the corner. From the airport experience to the cost of flights, Thomas Haynes investigates what holidays could be like in the post COVID-19 world

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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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