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Tag: COVID-19

April travel demand a tale of 2 markets: Domestic recovery & international stagnation

Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that domestic travel demand improved in April 2021 compared to the prior month, although it remained well below pre-pandemic levels, while recovery in international passenger travel continued to be stalled in the face of government-imposed travel restrictions. Because comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly results are distorted… Read More ›

Air Canada Highlights its Pandemic Health and Safety Initiatives for Employees During NAOSH Week 2021

Sharing its workplace rapid testing expertise with other Canadian companies Approach to safety during pandemic starts before employees arrive at workplace Vaccination clinics opening this month in Montreal and Toronto MONTREAL, May 5, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada is marking North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH) by highlighting the range of health… Read More ›

Hainan Airlines is awarded 5-Star Rating for tenth consecutive year

Hainan Airlines is awarded the prestigious 5-Star Airline rating by UK-based international air transport rating organisation Skytrax for the tenth consecutive year. Hainan Airlines has received the 5-Star Airline rating from SKYTRAX for the tenth consecutive year. Only 10 airlines currently hold the 5-Star Airline Rating and receiving this honor for ten consecutive years is… Read More ›

Dassault Aviation Rolls Out Falcon 6X, New Standard in Long-Range, Ultra Widebody Segment

The final assembly team at Dassault Aviation in Bordeaux-Merignac (France) opened the doors of Charles Lindbergh Hall today to show the world the company’s newest and most advanced aircraft, the Falcon 6X. “Today’s rollout is a significant achievement. I am very pleased to present the addition of an all-new aircraft design within the Falcon family,… Read More ›

Norwegian initiates a reorganisation plan with its daughter companies Norwegian Air International and Arctic Aviation Assets seeking protection under Irish Examinership

Following the government of Norway’s decision to withhold further support from the airline, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (“Norwegian”) has decided to initiate an examinership process in Ireland relating to its subsidiary Norwegian Air International Limited (NAI), its wholly-owned asset company Arctic Aviation Assets DAC (AAA) and some of AAA’s subsidiaries;… Read More ›

ICAO calls on countries to grant speedy authorization and access for repatriation flights

ICAO issued new advice to national governments on repatriation flights designated as State aircraft, humanitarian flights, or commercial repatriation flights. The move comes as restrictions on air traffic continue to be introduced by many States to contain the spread of COVID-19. The latest recommendations from the UN agency for civil aviation encouraged countries to ensure… Read More ›

Pratt & Whitney customers heading to the front lines in a time of need.

In the face of Covid-19, aircraft manufacturers and operators around the world have shifted their operations from transporting passengers to finding creative ways to help ease the pressure in times where urgent support is needed. Many companies have found ways to create a positive impact on the current situation. Embraer Embraer, manufacturer of several Pratt… Read More ›

Safran and Segula Technologies continue to support the fight against Covid-19 by adapting Decathlon’s Easybreath Subea mask for use in hospitals

Safran has adapted the Easybreath Subea snorkeling mask from sports retailer Decathlon to protect medical personnel from airborne droplets that could transmit the coronavirus, in conjunction with the engineering firm Segula Technologies and with support from the French Armed Forces Biomedical Research Institute (IRBA). Safran and Segula Technologies are offering open access to the files… Read More ›

25 Million Jobs at Risk with Airline Shutdown

The International Air Transport Association has released  new analysis showing that some 25 million jobs are at risk of disappearing with plummeting demand for air travel amid the COVID-19 crisis. Globally, the livelihoods of some 65.5 million people are dependent on the aviation industry, including sectors such as travel and tourism. Among these are 2.7… Read More ›

EUROCONTROL States agree a €1.1 billion deferral package to assist airlines

The EUROCONTROL Member States have agreed a financial package enabling airlines to defer the payment of up to €1.1 billion of air traffic control fees due for payment to Europe’s air traffic management industry in the coming months. As a result of COVID-19, the number of flights operating daily in European airspace has declined by… Read More ›

ICAO launches COVID-19 contingency coordination tool and new measures to ensure safe operations

  ICAO issued a new State letter today drawing the attention of national governments to new measures aimed at ensuring safe operations during COVID-19, and to a contingency coordination website it will establish through 31 March 2021. The State letter was issued by ICAO Secertary General, Dr. Fang Liu, and comes as more and more aviation service… Read More ›

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