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Boeing predicts long-term resilience in commercial aviation market

Boeing has released its annual forecast for the commercial and defence aerospace market, reflecting the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Boeing Market Outlook projects that the commercial aviation and services markets will continue to face significant challenges due to the pandemic, while global defence and government services markets remain more stable. “While this year […]

Aegean losses reveal impact of Covid-19 on aviation sector

Aegean has seen revenue slump 88 per cent in the second quarter, highlighting the stark impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the aviation sector. Consolidated revenue for the second quarter stood at just €40 million, down €307 million from the same period last year. Pre-tax losses (excluding extraordinary losses) stood at €59 million, against a […]

Qatar Airways receives US$2bn bailout following Covid-19 losses

Qatar Airways has received around US$2 billion in state aid as the flag-carrier battles the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. Branding 2019/20 one of its “most difficult years,” the Middle Eastern airline noted it had also been hit by the ongoing blockade of Qatari airspace and the collapse of Air Italy in recent months. Changes […]

Boeing Licenses Ultraviolet Wand to Healthe, Inc. to Counter COVID-19

Boeing entered into a patent and technology license with Florida-based Healthe® Inc. today under which Healthe will manufacture an ultraviolet (UV) wand designed to sanitize airplane interiors. Boeing designed and developed the UV wand as part of the company’s Confident Travel Initiative (CTI) to support customers and enhance the safety and well-being of passengers and […]

More West African airlines return to the skies

Mauritania Airlines has resumed international flights following the reopening of the country’s airspace on September 11, 2020, after a month-long closure due to COVID-19. A statement on the airline’s website confirmed Mauritania Airlines would resume with flights from Nouakchott to Mali, Benin, the Republic of Congo, Guinea, and Gabon according to the following schedule: Twice-weekly […]

Pilots hit hard by Turkish Airlines wage cuts

Pilots at Turkish Airlines will see their wages halved until end-2021 following an agreement between the airline and labour unions to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19, the airline confirmed. In addition, ground staff wages have been cut by 30%, cabin-crew wages by 35% and 30% of “seniority payments” of all employees are being deducted, […]

How Delta employees are offering safer service and delivering a new standard of clean

Flight attendants delivering thoughtful new service procedures, Reservation Sales & Customer Care specialists offering unprecedented flexibility and empathetic care, pilots outlining our air filtration processes before boarding, Airport Customer Service agents passing out Care Kits. Delta employees across the globe have stepped up to embrace a new normal as they care for customers who are […]

Etihad Airways to test airport technology for Covid detection

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will partner with Australian company Elenium Automation to trial new technology which allows self-service devices at airports to be used to help identify travelers with medical conditions, potentially including the early stages of COVID-19.  Etihad will be the first airline to trial the technology, which can monitor the temperature, heart rate […]

Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Unite fly in crucial medical supplies for the NHS

Virgin Atlantic has teamed up with Virgin Group’s not-for-profit foundation, Virgin Unite, to fly a special charter flight from Shanghai to London, bringing in essential medical supplies and PPE equipment for the National Health Service (NHS). The Boeing 787-9 aircraft operated the VS251 from Shanghai which departed at 11:40 local time on 3rd April landing […]

Hubei Province flights resume

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has announced the resumption of civil aviation flights in Hubei Province, the region where the COVID-19 pandemic began. On March 29, 2020, domestic passenger flights at all Hubei airports other than Wuhan Tianhe Airport resumed, with Wuhan Tianhe flights to restart on April 8. CAAC also confirmed that, […]