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.

Coronavirus: IATA Warns Against Leaving Middle Seats Empty

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said it does not recommend that airlines leave the middle seats empty on flights, as they argue that such a measure offers few safety benefits and doing so, would stunt operators’ ability to turn a profit.

Work Begins on World's First A380 Freighter

German MRO provider Lufthansa Technik has revealed that it is conducting its first operational change on an Airbus A380. The firm is supporting an undisclosed customer with a passenger-to-freight conversion of the type, as the COVID-19 pandemic fuels a global cargo capacity shortfall.

Qantas Places Project Sunrise on Hold

Australian flag carrier Qantas has shelved its plan to launch a series of new record-breaking nonstop routes and will review its international fleet due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on air travel.

Coronavirus: Virgin Atlantic Announces Radical Survival Plan

Virgin Atlantic has revealed plans to cut up to a third of its workforce, ground its Boeing 747s immediately and close its Gatwick base as the airline scales back its operations in a bid to secure its future amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus: Norwegian Shareholders Approve Rescue Plan

Investors of the embattled carrier Norwegian Air have voted in favour of a plan which will see the airline convert its debt to equity in a bid to secure its future amid the COVID-19 crisis. The approval will also unlock the rest of a NOK 3bn (£230m) bailout package from the Norwegian government.

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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