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.

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.

Which Berlin Airport is Due to Close on June 15?

In a bid to conserve cash, the operators of Berlin Tegel have decided to temporarily close the facility and move traffic to Schönefeld from June 15. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, both airports have each recently been handling just 2,000 passengers a day.

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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COVID-19: View from the Middle East

Dominated by the ‘big three’ of Qatar Airways, Emirates and Etihad, the region’s aviation industry has not escaped the global COVID-19 crisis....

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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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Between Ayers Rock and a hard place

Chris Frame provides an overview of Aussie efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19...

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Headaches for Heathrow

Even before the COVID-19 crisis, Heathrow bosses were grappling...

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