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.

Rolls-Royce to Cut 9,000 Jobs

Engine manufacturer, Rolls-Royce has said it will cut at least 9,000 roles from its global workforce of 52,000 in a bid to reduce its cash expenditure amid a drop in demand for its civil aerospace engines and services caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

O’Leary Fury at ‘State-Aided Junkies’

European low-cost carrier, Ryanair has said that it will use the COVID-19 crisis as a vehicle to reduce its cost base in a bid to emerge from the pandemic stronger. Michael O’Leary, the airline’s CEO told an investor conference call, attended by Airliner World, that it now had to compete with “state-aided junkies” such as Alitalia and Lufthansa which he said will be engaged in below cost selling once flying resumes.

Delta Accelerates Fleet Retirements

In an effort to reduce cash burn amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Delta Air Lines has revealed that it will retire all its Boeing 777s from its fleet by the end of 2020. Bosses at the firm have described the move as “strategic” saying they are making “cost-effective” changes to respond to the impact of the pandemic.

French A400M lands in New Zealand for the first time

An Armeé de l’Air (AdlA, French Air Force) Airbus A400M Atlas landed in New Zealand for the first time whilst conducting a repatriation mission in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts.

Qatar Airways is Giving Away 100,000 'Free' Tickets from Today

Qatar Airways is set to hand out 100,000 free round-trip tickets to healthcare professionals as a way of saying thank you for their hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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Coronavirus: Bailout or Bust?

Airlines are desperately seeking subsidies to ensure or prolong their survival. Selwyn Parker considers the industry’s COVID-19 cash crisis and outlines what governments worldwide are doing to ease the pain.

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